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Brower family descendants were avid supporters of education - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Although not prevalent, the family name of Browder has been well known in Covington County and surrounding areas. Some known to this writer who bore the ...



Andalusia High School football stadium renovation near completion  WSFA

Construction crews are well on their way to wrapping up the massive renovation of the Andalusia High School football stadium.



Bacon ancestor immigrated from England in mid-1600s - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The primary subjects reviewed in this column are usually associated with Covington County, Ala. However, those of this writing are from other areas, but some ...



Lockdown lifted for Andalusia High, Middle School after reported gunshot  WSFA

ANDALUSIA, AL (WSFA) - Andalusia High and Middle School have been lifted from lockdown after Andalusia police were unable to determine if an actual ...



Ancestors of VanArsdall family immigrated from Belgium - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The family name of VanArsdall is rather rare in South Alabama. In fact, the only family known in Covington County wearing the name is that of John Wayne ...



Teen dies in ATV accident - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Straughn High School student Jaden Nolan, 16, died Saturday morning in an ATV accident at near the school. Nolan. The Covington County Sheriff's ...



21 bands slated for Saturday's A-Town Invitational in Opp - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Despite having to change in venues, Andalusia High School Band Boosters still expects 21 bands to participate in this weekend's A-Town Band Invitational, ...



Blue boxes to offer basics to needy, build community - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Andalusia Police Department Chief Paul Hudson said that by installing Blue Boxes around the city, it hopes members of the community will be more involved ...



Renovation of Andalusia High School football stadium work in progress  WSFA

ANDALUSIA, AL (WSFA) - The work began in earnest two months ago and workers continue to grind away on revamping the old Andalusia High School Football ...



Andalusia High School searching for new head basketball coach  WSFA

Andalusia High School is in the process of finding a new basketball coach after head coach Anthony Clark wasn't renewed for next school year.



Fuqua's former players asked to wear jerseys in coach's honor - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Bo Fuqua's name is so synonymous with baseball at Pleasant Home that his family is asking former players to wear jerseys and serve as honorary pallbearers at ...



Meet the ambassadors - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The City of Andalusia's Ambassadors for the 2018-19 school year recently were introduced to the Andalusia City Council. Students are selected through an ...



DynCorp plans local facility - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

DynCorp confirmed on Tuesday what local airport officials had hinted at in recent weeks: The company plans to put people to work in Andalusia in the Standard ...



Anderson to be honored as AHS Outstanding grad - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

John W. Anderson Sr., who enjoyed a distinguished career in agribusiness, is among the five Andalusia High School alumni being honored this week as AHS ...



Anderson retiring after 40 years as LEO - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

After almost 40 years of dedicated *service* to law enforcement, David Anderson is retiring to live what he hopes will be a life full of fishing trips and “listening to ...



Christmas parades begin Thursday - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The annual Christmas parades begin this week, when Andalusia's parade rolls at 7 on Thursday night, Nov. 29. The theme is Classic Christmas Songs.



Restaurant ownership changes - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The owners of Chow King in Dothan have bought out Chen's Garden in Andalusia and are renovating it to become King Buffet. King Buffet started renovations ...



Community Christmas registration is Nov. 3 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Registration for Andalusia Community Christmas will be held on Saturday, November 3. Andalusia Community Christmas serves children ages 2 through 10 ...



Remember When: Monday won't be 1st time band witnessed history - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Governor Kay Ivey and other constitutional office holders will be sworn into office on January 14, 2019. Ivey became governor in April 2017 when then-Governor ...



Remember when: He was a pillar of the community - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Yes, I suppose the first time my girlfriends and I ever remember Sidney Waits was when we were about 10 years old or so – out on the sidewalk in front of his ...



Andalusia school calendar approved for 2018-19 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Students in the Andalusia City School system will start school on Mon., Aug. 6, 2018. The board of education approved the 2018-19 calendar Monday. Holidays ...



Chiefs: Hiring officers is getting harder - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Local chiefs of police say they are seeing evidence of a national trend as they attempt to fill open jobs within their departments. Nationally, since 2013, the total ...



2018 South Alabama Airshow - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

9:30 a.m. – Gates open. 10 a.m. – Maneuver Center of Excellence Band (283d Army Band) “Rolling Thunder” (Ft. Benning, Ga.,) mainstage. 11:30 a.m. ...



Larry's back! Norris opening family care practice in Opp - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Andalusia native and local physicians assistant Larry Norris said he's been in the healthcare field for 25 years because he feels obligated to give back to the ...



FINISHING TOUCHES: Jack's plans opening on Jan. 21 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Construction at Jack's restaurant in Andalusia is still underway, but company officials said that everything is on schedule for a grand opening at 5 a.m., on Mon., ...



Alverson is new assistant principal - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

After 11 years in the Gwinnett County, Georgia, school system, Opp High School's new assistant principal, Cindy Alverson, said that she is excited to be back in ...



Fiery crash claims life of Andalusia man - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A single-vehicle crash at 5:48 p.m. Fri, Feb. 22, claimed the life of an Andalusia man. Sgt. Drew Brooks of the Alabama Highway Patrol said Joseph Ryan Ballard ...



Local teen charged in robbery - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Law enforcement officials in Covington and Conecuh counties arrested four individuals Saturday – including an Andalusia teen – after an alleged robbery in the ...



3 locals charged for drugs - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Three people were arrested Thursday on drug charges after a months-long investigation that followed a drive-by type shooting on Oak Street in August.



Candyland opening - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Country Living and Southbound magazines have named Christmas in Candyland as a top holiday attraction, and the Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce ...



Attempted murder charges filed - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Police Department has made the final arrest in a drive-by-type shooting incident that occurred on Oak Street August 11. Washington was charged ...



Events on tap for New Year's Eve - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Still looking for a place to ring in the New Year? Here are some places that are having events near Andalusia: • The City of Andalusia will have its annual ...



Ghost in Springdale? - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

If there is a ghost at Springdale, as suggested by the title of last night's Covington County Historical Society program, it seems to like wedding veils. Nancy Clark ...



Moore Road accident claims life - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Andalusia Police officers, along with Andalusia Firefighters and Advanced EMS responded to a two vehicle accident on Moore Road behind Andalusia ...



Andy BOE non-renews head basketball coach - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Andalusia High School is in need of a new head basketball coach after the board of education voted to non-renew Anthony Clark Monday. The board hired Clark ...



Eiland family descendants claim Welch ancestry - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Eiland family of Covington County, Ala., was introduced and covered to some extent in an earlier column. However, additional information allows a further ...



Stadium, auditorium at Andalusia High School undergo renovations  WSFA

The Andalusia High School stadium and auditorium will be renovated after a new partnership with the Andalusia Board of Education and the city.



Crops escape damage - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Local farmers said that it is a blessing that Hurricane Michael did not hit Covington County as hard as surrounding counties. “I have talked with several people in ...



Thousands expected at Saturday airshow - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Organizers of the South Alabama Airshow are preparing to deal with a crowd of more than 15,000 people at the South Alabama Regional Airport Saturday, but ...



Coterie's 18th Run for Kids next weekend - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The 18th Annual Coterie Run for Kids 5K is scheduled for next Sat., Oct. 20, and race coordinator Debbie Maraman said that she is hoping to raise the amount ...



Boarding house has a long, colorful history - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The practice of operating boarding houses to accommodate temporary or extended residential *service* seems to have been discontinued presently for the most ...



LBW starts new fast-track training programs - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

LBW Community College will soon offer four new, non-college credit training programs to prepare participants for the workforce in a short amount of time.



Update: Michael's track shifts west; county under tropical storm warning - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Update, 6:30 p.m. Monday. The National Weather *Service* in Mobile reported in its 6 p.m. update that Hurricane Michael had moved slightly west, which means ...



State, local officials announce $1.5M mental health facility - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Alabama Department of Mental Health on Tuesday broke ground on a $1.5 million secure forensics facility in Andalusia. South Central Alabama Mental ...



Crittenden family resided on Crittenden Plantation - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

As a follow-up of last week's story featuring the Crittenden family, today's narrative will continue that story. Since the John Hiram “Jack” Crittenden family will be ...



Photo of John Independence Hassell prompts family story - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A friend shared with this writer a photo of an older gentleman this week. The subject was John Independence Hassell (1850-1926). The middle name of ...



Dayspring opens local hospice office - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

After serving the Covington County area from their Enterprise branch since 2003, Dayspring Hospice, LLC., has officially opened in Andalusia. “We have been ...



DTF drug bust on First Avenue - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

On Aug. 17, 2018, agents with the 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force along with the Alabama Department of Human Resources, went to a home on First Avenue in ...



Horn indicted for murder in June death - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A Covington County grand jury indicted James Benton Horn on multiple felonies, including murder, on Dec. 13. James Horn. Horn, age 50, of Andalusia was ...



Earthquake recorded in Alabama - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) reported a 3.1 magnitude earthquake early Monday afternoon near Flomaton. According to the NEIC, the ...



6 arrested for drugs at local motel - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A disturbance call at the Sunset Inn on the West Bypass in Andalusia Monday led to the arrests of five people on drug charges. Officers were called to room 263.



What characters! Auditions begin for annual Cookies event - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Meredith's Miracles on Tuesday began tryouts for the 2019 Cookies with Character event, but Executive Director Kiley Spears said there are plenty more ...



Basketball legend Robert Horry talks about the NBA, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Andalusia  Birmingham Times

In a state that puts a value on championship rings, Robert Horry feels right at home. The former Andalusia High School, Alabama Crimson Tide and NBA ...



Veterans Day events set - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

U.S. Marine Corps Major (Ret.) Christopher Lawson, a Pleasant Home graduate, will be the guest speaker at this year's Veterans Day program, set for Mon., Nov ...



Dirt Cheap hiring, will open in October - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Managers for Dirt Cheap began interviewing potential employees for its new Andalusia store Monday, and will continue the selection process through Thursday.



County schools to collaborate for musical - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The four Covington County high schools have decided to come together to offer students an exciting opportunity: participation in a joint production of “Shrek: The ...



Council OKs deal for Opp biz - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Despite threats from owners of an existing trucking company currently doing business in Opp that it “may” leave if the city agreed to give property to a competing ...



Pearce felt called to education - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series featuring teachers as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. After teaching 33 years, Opp High School math teacher Denise ...



Remember when: Growing up in the '30s, '40s - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Hometown people living away from Andalusia sometimes show up with their written memories of life where they grew up here in dear old Andy. Here are a few ...



Circus headed to town this week - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Florida-based Loomis Bros. Circus will make its way to Andalusia Monday and Tuesday, November 12 and 13, and Director of Business, Media and Talent ...



Fire claims church - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Freedom Ministries was completely engulfed in flames when Gantt Area Fire Department showed up to the scene at midnight, on Wednesday. “When we ...



Apartments planned in 2019 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The construction of a new apartment complex with 56 apartment units is slated for early 2019. Local developer Robert Bishop confirmed he is working with ...



Shine descendants settled in the Oakey Streak community - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Some members of the Shine family which settled in the Oakey Streak community of Butler County, Ala., intermarried with descendants of the Stallings family ...



It's a hard hat life - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

More than 97 Covington County high school students with the top test scores in mathematics and science got a unique opportunity Friday: They went to work.



Cast named for spring production of 'Mamma Mia' - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Katie King and Cathy Powell have been cast in the lead roles in the Andalusia production of “MAMMA MIA!,” set for March of 2019. Co-director Roger Powell ...



SBI investigating Sunday death of Kinston teen of - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is investigating a Sunday firearm assault that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Kinston teen. Kinston Police ...



Changing of the guard: Turman anxious to get started as new sheriff, names new employees - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

It's been almost six months since Blake Turman was elected to be Covington County's new sheriff, and he's anxious to get started. Turman officially takes over at ...



Jack's locating in Andalusia - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A spokeswoman for Jack's has confirmed the company will open a restaurant in Andalusia early in 2019. Sarah Cain, communications and merchandising ...



Father, son guilty in theft of gun - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A Covington County jury spent less than an hour deliberating before finding Donovan Kirk Spenard, 52, of Andalusia, and his son, Joseph Spenard, 25, also of ...



Goody's closing next week - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The last day that Goody's will be open is December 8, but until then, everything in the store will be 50 percent off, except Nike, Columbia, fragrances and beauty.



Deputies, Marshals arrest local man on 'Most Wanted' list - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Covington County Sheriff's Department deputies and agents with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on Wednesday afternoon arrested Ray Randall Russell, ...



HONORING LOCAL LEGENDS: Merritt among 2017 Andalusia High School Football Hall of Fame inductees - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Denny Merritt had a stellar career for Andalusia during the 70s, and will be inducted into the 2017 Andalusia High School Football Hall of Fame class this month.



Man charged with murder in Brooklyn Road arson - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

James Benton Horn, age 50, of Andalusia was arrested Friday and charged with murder, second degree arson, and first degree criminal mischief in the June ...



County teams ranked in 1st ASWA basketball poll of the year - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

This week's Alabama Sports Writers Association high school basketball rankings, the first of the season, along with other teams nominated by their area's sports ...



Update: Man charged with Thursday night murder - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

An Andalusia man has been charged with murder in the Thursday night shooting death of a River Falls man. Beam. Jeremy Alan Beam of Andalusia, 35, ...



Renovations at AHS start in February - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Board of Education Monday night approved a $9.3 million contract with Wyatt Sasser Construction for projects at Andalusia High School.



Country Living ranks Andalusia, Candyland among top 30 places for Christmas in the nation - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Country Living magazine has named Andalusia one of the 30 best small towns in the United States for Christmas, and local officials couldn't be happier.



Death investigation under way - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Covington County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a person whose body was found at a residence on Brooklyn Road. Deputies responded ...



Speeding driver attempts to elude, charged with reckless endangerment - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A driver who was speeding Sunday night and attempted to outrun an Andalusia Police Department officer was charged with multiple offenses. Sgt. Roger ...



Man pleads in meth case - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

William Octavius Holland, 57, of Andalusia, pleaded guilty Friday morning to trafficking in methamphetamine before Circuit Judge Lex Short, according to a press ...



New resident finds lack of care for animals troubling - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Leann Fitzsimmons has rescued six animals from the streets since she moved from Indiana to Covington County in March, and said she is disgusted by the way ...



Harvey to open CAC season - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Mandy Harvey, an American jazz and pop singer and songwriter who gained popularity after performing on America's Got Talent, will open the Covington Arts ...



86-year-old Opp man dies after vehicle strikes tractor - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

An 86-year-old old Opp man died Monday as the result of injuries sustained when the plow of a tractor he was driving was struck by a vehicle. The wreck closed ...



PowerSouth announces plans to lower Gantt Lake in 2019 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

PowerSouth has announced its plans to lower the water level in Gantt Lake in September 2019, to allow for maintenance to the Gantt Hydroelectric Dam.



Region offers haunted houses, mazes, festivals this month - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

It is time for all things fall-related, and that means haunted houses, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and hayrides are about to be in full swing. One popular ...



Thanksgiving available Thursday - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, in cooperation with other churches, supporters and volunteers, will again provide a free meal to anyone who needs it or is alone ...



Update: Clip holding pistol fell; DuBose shot in side - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Covington County resident and former UA head football coach Mike DuBose was involved in an accidental shooting working on his farmland north of Opp ...



Sunday wreck claimed life of young mom - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Alabama State Troopers have identified the 25-year-old woman who died in a Sunday morning wreck as Jacqueline Haley Elisha Henderson. Henderson died ...



Ingram descendants left Oakey Streak for Covington County - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Ingram family of Butler and Covington Counties is another with roots in the Oakey Streak community. Their Ingram ancestor appears to have migrated there ...



Opp, Andy make laundromat arrests same day - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Both Andalusia and Opp officers police made arrests at laundromats on Wednesday. The OPD was called to the Laundromat located at the corner of Jackson ...



Need an Uber or a lyft? - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday encouraged all Alabamians to take advantage of ridesharing during their summer festivities and throughout the year as she ...



Bakery, event center opens on Hwy. 84 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A bakery has opened in the former Pop's Place and it might just ruin a few low-carb diets. “It's a full-out bakery and events space,” Tammy Atkins, the owner, said.



Art camps set in June, July - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Private art camps are being offered in Opp and Andalusia this summer. Cathy Powell will offer summer art lessons, Rhythm and Movement in Art, for several age ...



Covington Honor Flight planning 8th trip for vets - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Covington Region Honor Flight officials say their 2018 trip is almost full, but they are still raising funds to cover expenses. On Fri., Oct. 5, the organization will ...



Sporting goods shop now open - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

An Andalusia man hopes to localize sporting goods with his new shop. “I just wanted to make a specialty store for sports, nothing like what we have here already ...



Doster's case began with 2002 jail escape - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Oscar Roy Doster was convicted of three counts of capital murder in 2006 for his part in the 2002 murder of Gantt resident Paul LeMaster. The story began on ...



Inmate dies in county jail (Updated with identity) - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Police Department is investigating the death of an inmate who died Wednesday while in custody at the Covington County Jail. Sheriff Dennis ...



SPRINTING TO CANDYLAND: Running through a winter wonderland - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

It looked like the annual Candyland Christmas 5K and half-marathon might not happen this year, but the Andalusia Kiwanis Club swooped in to save the day ...



Obituaries for Tues., Jan. 8, 2019 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Mrs. Ruth Viola McKathan, of Semmes, Ala., passed away Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, at her residence. She was 88. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wed., Jan.



3 areas critical to rural Alabama's success - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

By GARY SMITH. Alabama has historically been successful in economic development and attracting new industry. That success was better than other states in ...



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