Courtney Rice, Author at Luverne Journal


Bulldogs fall to the Panthers amongst team injuries

The Brantley Bulldogs take a loss to the Georgiana Panthers 26-0 on Friday night, making it the fifth shutout in a row for the Panthers. ... Read more

by Courtney Rice, Tuesday, October 10, 2023 3:34 pm


Ivey awards grants for Child Passenger Safety Program

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $1.03 million to assist residents with purchasing and installing child safety seats and to reduce distracted driving statewide. ... Read more

by Courtney Rice, Wednesday, September 27, 2023 9:55 am


Suicide Awareness Month – A time to raise voices in hope

Editor’s note: This article discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, don’t hesitate to contact the Suicide & Crisis ... Read more

by Courtney Rice, Thursday, September 14, 2023 7:00 am

Community Spotlight

Judge Johnson – A man of many talents

A musician, gardener, hunter, history enthusiast, judge, deacon, husband and father, Lowndes County District Judge Adrian Johnson aims to fully embrace the life God has ... Read more

by Courtney Rice, Sunday, August 13, 2023 7:00 am

Community Spotlight

Luverne All Star Baseball Team Prevails at World Series

The 7U Luverne All Star Baseball team triumphed at the 2023 Dixie Youth Regional World Series in Center, Texas, earning the runners-up title in the ... Read more

by Courtney Rice, Thursday, July 27, 2023 8:00 am

Community Spotlight

Drug Court transforms graduates’ lives

Seven locals from Butler, Lowndes and Crenshaw counties graduated from the Second Judicial District’s Drug Court program on July 21 after 12 months of meeting ... Read more

by Courtney Rice, Tuesday, July 25, 2023 8:00 am

Community Spotlight

Local schools excel at AISA cheer competition

Three local schools, Lowndes Academy , Crenshaw Christian Academy (CCA), and Fort Dale Academy (FDA), attended the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) cheerleading camp and ... Read more

by Courtney Rice, Friday, July 14, 2023 8:00 am

Community Spotlight

Remember to celebrate safely – Reminders from Captain Adcock

Local towns and communities prepare to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks displays and other festivities. Captain Mason Adcock with the Luverne Police Department urges citizens ... Read more

by Courtney Rice, Monday, July 3, 2023 6:00 am


Bond set for Johnson following fatal crash

On June 22, the Crenshaw County District Court held a pretrial detention hearing for Lucas M. Johnson on charges of murder. District Judge Thomas E. ... Read more

by Courtney Rice, Tuesday, June 27, 2023 2:48 pm


Cell phone usage while driving now punishable by law.

New law signed by Governor Kay Ivey prohibits an individual to hold a cellphone while operating a vehicle. The Senate Bill 301 for distracted driving ... Read more

by Courtney Rice, Monday, June 26, 2023 8:00 am