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. 

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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.

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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."

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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.  

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Auburn Wins Over LSU Wednesday, 70-55

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

AUBURN, Ala. – Walker Kessler blocked a career-high 11 shots and recorded a triple-double to lead No. 11 Auburn to a 70-55 victory over No. 16 LSU Wednesday in the SEC opener at Auburn Arena.

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Christmas Day Burglar Caught

By Christina Faulkner

Ozark Police recovered several guns stolen from a home on Porter Andrews Road on Christmas Day. Jonathon Bundy, 28 of Ozark, was arrested after a police pursuit ended in a crash in Troy. 

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Shooting Incident Results in Arrest

By Christina Faulkner

Officers with the Ozark Police Department made an arrest in a shooting incident that occurred in the 800th Block of Martin Street on Sunday, January 2. Ozark resident, Da’Mier McDaniel, 19, was arrested and booked into the Dale County Jail early Monday morning. 

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