Auburn falls 24-22 to No. 3 Alabama in quadruple OT Iron Bowl

(Editors Note: Story reprinted from www.AuburnTigers.com)

AUBURN, Ala. – With a ferocious pass rush and precision coverage, Auburn kept No. 3 Alabama out of the end zone until the final minute before falling 24-22 in quadruple overtime Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the Iron Bowl.

Bryce Young's two-point pass to John Metchie accounted for the winning points after Auburn went first and threw an incompletion in the fourth overtime. 

Read More

NORAD is Ready to Track Santa’s Flight for the 66th Year

PETERSON SPACE FORCE BASE, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 66th Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey around the globe! The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launching Decemeber, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, movie theater, holiday music, webstore, and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese. 

Read More

Ozark Dairy Queen Hosts Alabama Auto Enthusiasts Cruise In

By Christopher Mobley

Loud pipes, hot rods, and a whole lot of chrome brought out the community this past Saturday for the Alabama Auto Enthusiasts’ “Dairy Queen Cruise in Fundraiser.”

Located at the local Dairy Queen, spectators and fellow enthusiasts of all ages came together to enjoy cool cars on a cool night. From classic cars, to fresh off the lot; from American muscle, to smart cars; there was something for everyone to enjoy. A great opportunity for locals to not only enjoy the cars, but also come together and interact with their fellow neighbors. 

Read More

Ozark Counselor Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

By Christina Faulkner

An Ozark counselor has been arrested on charges of Possession with Intent to Disseminate Child Pornography, Attempted Electronic Solicitation of a Child, and Receiving Stolen Property in the 2nd degree. James C. Abshire, Jr., 59, of Newton, was arrested Wednesday, November 24 following an investigation that began in October of this year. 

Read More

M1 Support Services Receives Material Readiness Award Two Years Running

M1 Support Services (M1) is a quiet presence in the Wiregrass community, but the efforts of its workforce to support Ft. Rucker were publicly recognized by the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA). 

Read More

Alabama Wins its 29th SEC Championship, in a 41-24 Win Over GA

(Editors Note: Story reprinted from www.RollTide.com)

ATLANTA – In the 30th Southeastern Conference Championship Game, the No. 3/4/2 Alabama football team beat No. 1/1/1 Georgia, 41-24 in Mercedes Benz Stadium Saturday. With the win, the Crimson Tide has now won 29 SEC Championships, including 10 coming via the SEC Championship Game.

Read More

Rusty Greeer Named to the 2022 Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Fort Rucker native and baseball player, Rusty Greer, will be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame with the Class of 2022 on May 7. The Class was selected by ballot through a statewide selection committee; votes were tabulated by the accounting firm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers. 

Read More

Fear, Fraud and Fauci

BY JONATHAN REISMAN

 

Tony Fauci is America’s senior public health bureaucrat. He is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), where he oversees and greenlights millions of dollars of taxpayer funded research, and Senior Medical Advisor to President Brandon. He is also an egomaniacal serial liar and a power hungry enemy of freedom. If Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was a transgender octogenarian, Tony Fauci is what you would have. 

Read More

Dale County Schools Participate in Divisional Career Development Event

By Christina Faulkner

Four Dale County schools participated in the Alabama South District Land Judging Career Development Event at 4C Farms in Ariton this November. Ariton, Dale County High School, G.W. Long High School, and South Dale Middle School each participated in the November event with hopes of reaching the state elimination event. The district pre-elimination event was an opportunity for students to apply in practice what they have learned in the classroom.

Read More

Ft. Rucker Kicks Off Holiday Season with Winter Fest

By Christina Faulkner

Fort Rucker’s First Annual Winter Fest was nothing less than spectacular, from the beautiful sunset that started off the evening to the polka music played by the Sonnenschein Express Band that set the mood for the German style winter festival. The festival was coupled with the post’s traditional tree lighting ceremony held at the festival fields on Friday, December 3 and included the season’s Trees for Troops event.

Read More

WCCD’s Steger Wins Adult Education Champion Award

Wallace Community College-Dothan’s (WCCD) Director of Adult Education and The Next Step Youth Program Barbara Steger was recently awarded the Champion Award from the Alabama Adult Education Director’s Association (AEDA). The AEDA Champion Award recognizes the adult education director selected by his/her peers for speaking or acting on behalf of the Adult Education program.

Read More

Ozark Dale County Library Hires New Children’s Librarian

By Christina Faulkner

The Ozark Dale County Library introduced their new Children’s Librarian at the Annual Employee Christmas Party held Monday, December 6. Debbie Self, a South Florida native, was announced at the new Children’s Librarian by Library Director, Karen Speck. 

Self and her husband have resided in Dale County for over 20 years, raising their two children in the area.  Both children graduated from Dale County High School.

Read More

Ozark Police Officer on Administrative Leave Pending Further Investigation

By Christopher Mobley

An officer of the Ozark Police Department has been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation. Officer Roscoe Eudon Tidwell, 38, was arrested on December 9, following a domestic disturbance call to an Andrews Avenue address at 4:45AM. 

Read More

Ozark Man Arrested in Child Exploitation Investigation

By: Christina Faulkner

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation’s (SBI) Special Victims Unit with the help of the Ozark Police Department and the Dale County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on an Ozark residence near Campground Road in the early morning hours of Friday, December 10. The search warrant pertained to a child exploitation investigation being conducted by SBI’s SVU. 

Read More

Wallace Community College Renames Writing Center to Honor Dr. Imogene Mathison Mixson

By Christopher Mobley

On Wednesday, December 8, Wallace Community College in Dothan, AL held a ceremony honoring Dr. Imogene Mathison Mixson, and celebrating the renaming of their writing center after the educator. 

Read More

Level Plains Police Continue Search for Potentially Armed and Dangerous Suspect

By: Christopher Mobley

A Level Plains man, who is considered possibly armed and dangerous, is still on the run from the Level Plains police. The fleeing suspect, Dylan Lamar Pritchard, is currently wanted on suspicion of theft, drug possession, and other charges. 

Pritchard is described as a white male with long black hair, approximately 5’ 8”. He also has tattoos on both arms,  and was last reported to be wearing tan pants and shirtless with a handcuff on his right wrist. 

Read More

Southeast Alabama Business Leaders Mentor Students at Power of Youth Leadership Forum

By Michelle Tims

High school students from Covington, Dale, Geneva, Henry and Houston counties gathered in Ozark last week for the 2021 Power of Youth Leadership Forum, an event designed to enhance their leadership and networking skills through mentoring by local business leaders.

Alabama Power Community Relations Manager David Norwood kicked off the event by telling the 150 students about their value for helping shape the future success of the region.

Read More

Level Plains Police Continue Search for Potentially Armed and Dangerous Suspect

By Christopher Mobley

A Level Plains man, who is considered possibly armed and dangerous, is still on the run from the Level Plains police. The fleeing suspect, Dylan Lamar Pritchard, is currently wanted on suspicion of theft, drug possession, and other charges. 

Pritchard is described as a white male with long black hair, approximately 5’ 8”. He also has tattoos on both arms and was last reported to be wearing tan pants and shirtless with a handcuff on his right wrist. 

Read More

Ozark Couple Turned Over to Federal Custody for Multiple Sex Crimes

By Christopher Mobley

An Ozark couple, previously arrested for human trafficking and other sex crimes, have now been turned over to federal custody following their indictment by a federal grand jury. 

Read More

Local Farmers Federation Member Receives Statewide Recognition During Annual Meeting

Contributors include Marlee Moore, Debra Davis and Mary Wilson

The Alabama Farmers Federation celebrated its 100th anniversary during the group’s annual meeting Dec. 5 and 6 in Montgomery with awards presentations and a salute to a century of serving farmers. Over 1,200 farmers gathered in the Capitol City at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center. The event also celebrated the 75th anniversary of Alfa Insurance, founded by the Federation in 1946.

Read More

Alabama Heartbeat Act Could Restrict Abortions in the State

By Christina Faulkner

Alabama legislators have introduced a new bill, the Alabama Heartbeat Act, that will prohibit medical providers from performing abortions once cardiac activity is detected and allowing private citizens to file civil lawsuits against anyone who aids and abets an abortion. Those filing lawsuits will also be eligible to collect at least $10,000 in damages for performed abortions. 

Read More

OPD Requests Public Assistance in Search for Attempted Murder Suspect

By Christina Faulkner

The search for attempted murder suspect, Isaiah McGuire, 28 of Ozark, is ongoing, says Ozark Chief of Police Charles Ward. McGuire is a suspect in the December 17 shooting that left one man in critical condition.

Read More

8 Straight; No. 12 Auburn beats Murray State 71-58, extends streak

(Editor’s Note: Story reprinted from www.AuburnTigers.com)

AUBURN, Ala. – With the shot clock expiring, Wendell Green Jr. tracked down a loose ball at Auburn's end of the court, dribbled thrice and fired a rainbow 50-footer.

Nothing but net. 

"I just lined myself up," said Green, noticing only three seconds remained when he glanced at the shot clock from well beyond half court. "When it went in, I was shocked just like everyone else. It was crazy."

Read More

13th Annual Wiregrass Law Enforcement Conference Held in Ozark is a Success

Local District Attorneys Kirke Adams (Dale/Geneva), Patrick Jones (Houston/Henry), Tom Anderson (Coffee/Pike) and the City of Ozark co-sponsored the 13th Annual Wiregrass Law Enforcement Conference held at the Ozark Civic Center Friday, December 17.  

Read More

Ozark Community Tennis Wins Business of The Month for December

By: Christopher Mobley

When business partners, Heidi Faulk and Elizabeth Wyse decided to start Ozark Community Tennis in 2019, they had one goal in mind: bringing the sport to those in the community who wish to learn. Not only have they accomplished that goal but have lasted through the pandemic while building their customer base and connecting with their community. This is the work ethic and dedication that led to Ozark Community Tennis being voted Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Month for the month of December. 

Read More

Arrest Leads to Additional Charges after Assault on Police Officer

By Christina Faulkner

Ta’mario Greenwood, 31 of Ozark, was arrested on two charges of 2nd Degree Assault by Ozark Police on Thursday, December 23. The arrest came after 29-year-old male victim presented in the emergency room at Dale Medical Center with a laceration across the face. The victim reported that the assault had occurred at Andrew Park Apartments located at 1906 Andrews Ave. 

Read More

2021: The Year in Review

January 7, 2021 - The Entertainment District in downtown Ozark was alive with people of all ages celebrating New Year’s Eve on Thursday, December 31, 2020. Lillimaggs Butts & Beverages, [email protected]’s, Ozark Cigars, Ozark Area Chamber of Commerce, and Ozark Economic Development Corporation came together to sponsor the event which included live music, food trucks, beer garden, s’mores at the amphitheater, and even cornhole games.

Read More