Area Breaking News

Weekend shooting leads to arrest in Samson

Samson Police Department has arrested Brian Keith Silas Jr., 18, on one count of attempted murder, and one count of firing into an occupied vehicle. Friday night SPD received a call concerning shots fired at Brunson Court. “We talked to people there and it was confirmed,” said Police Chief Jimmy Hill. “A few minutes later…

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A local murderer and a sex offender both up for parole next week

A Covington County convicted murderer is scheduled for a parole hearing next week. The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles is scheduled to hold 127 parole hearings for the week of Sept. 22-24; convicted murderer William Mack Carroll, 63, will go before the board on September 24.  Carroll is currently serving his time in the Pre-therapeutic Community Program. He was sentenced to life for 1st-degree murder on October 13, 2006. Carroll has served almost 16 years of that sentence. On September 9, 2004, Carroll shot his wife with a .22 caliber rifle and a…

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Covington County road closures as of September 23

Following assessments Tuesday morning by County Road Crews, all Covington County paved roads are now open for travel, except for the following roads:   Impassable paved roads CR 58 Prestwood Bridge RD. Impassable Road under water CANOE RD. Impassable Structure Failure Impassable unpaved roads 621 BASS RD(3-49) Impassable Water over Bridge 454 BEAVER POND RD.…

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