Area News

Carter denied probation, sentenced to serve four years

Janerious Michael Carter, 27, of Andalusia, pleaded guilty last month to Assault II, Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injuries, and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance before Circuit Judge Charles “Lex” Short.  At the time of his plea, Carter applied for probation and Judge Short set the matter for hearing last week. Following…

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Covington Electric Cooperative awards $20,290 in grants to local teachers through the Bright Ideas Program

Covington Electric Cooperative awards $20,290 in grants to local teachers through the Bright Ideas Program Covington Electric Cooperative (CEC) recently awarded teacher grants totaling $20,290 to 40 teachers (including individuals and teams) at schools served by the cooperative. The grants will enable these teachers to implement exciting projects in their classrooms that might not otherwise…

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Covington County robber denied parole

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles held 44 parole hearings Thursday, granting six paroles and denying 38. The board also held 11 hearings on requests for pardons. Among the offenders denied parole were 31 inmates who have been convicted of violent crimes. From Covington County, Khazmere Germaine Taylor, 40, was denied parole. He is a…

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Andalusia shooting still under investigation

The Andalusia Police Department has released the identity of the victim in the ongoing investigation into a Monday night murder. Capt. Jamey Wismer said the APD was called to a George Street residence at about 9:30 p.m. on Monday, November 16. Responding officers found a male victim, Micah Spencer Coon, 26, unresponsive as a result…

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Seaney convicted for using false identity to obstruct justice

Johnathon Duane Seaney, 34, of Summerdale, Alabama recently pleaded guilty to Using False Identity to Obstruct Justice. Seaney was sentenced by Circuit Judge Lex Short under the Habitual Felony Offender Act to ten years in the Alabama Department of Corrections. The evidence showed that Seaney was on probation in a 2018 drug case when he…

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Townsend granted parole

Andre Townsend was granted parole this past week. Townsend was serving a 10 year sentence for possession of a controlled substance out of Geneva County and was serving his time at the Elba Work Release. He served 1 year and 8 months of his sentence and has 124 days jail time served.

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Pedestrian killed in Slocomb

A single-vehicle crash at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Friday November 13, has claimed the life of a Geneva County man. James Lewis Bryan, 60, of Slocomb was killed when he stepped into the path of a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The crash occurred on Alabama 103, approximately five miles south of Slocomb. Nothing further is available…

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Single vehicle crash claims one life

A single-vehicle crash at approximately 8:44 am on Friday November 13, has claimed the life of a Geneva County woman. Crystal Gayle Jernigan, 42, of Slocomb, was killed when the 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe she was a passenger in, left the roadway and overturned. Jernigan was not using a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle.…

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SCSEP to provide temporary employment to 63 low-income Wiregrass seniors

The Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission (SEARP&DC) announced that it was awarded a grant of $341,500 from the Center for Workforce Inclusion, Inc. (the Center). Almost 90 percent of this grant – originally from the U.S. Department of Labor – will provide temporary employment to at least 63 low-income older Alabamians living in Barbour, Coffee,…

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