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Nix family moves from Oakey Streak to Andalusia, Ala. - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Since there are additional data available on the Nix family featured in last week's column, today's story will be a further look at some descendants. The primary ...



Andalusia High School football stadium and fine arts center near completion  WSFA

Head football coach Trent Taylor couldn't be more pleased.



Another look is taken of the black Crittenden family - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Along with some very complimentary comments regarding last week's story of the black Crittenden family, there were some errors identified. Needless to say ...



County board OKs 2019-20 calendar with Aug. 12 start - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Students in the Covington County School System will start the 2019-2020 school year on Mon., Aug. 12, and finish the school year on Thursday, May 21.



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.



Spurlin earns state award - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Spurlin, who is the AHS media specialist and Peer Helper sponsor, received the 2019 Difference Maker Award, which recognizes the most outstanding educator ...



OCAP to take applications for cooling assistance - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Covington County Organized Community Action Program will be taking call-in appointments only for their Regular LIHEAP Cooling program on June 17, ...



CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF DYW - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

“Celebrating 50 Years” is the theme for the 2020 Distinguished Young Women of Covington County program. This year will mark the 50th anniversary for the ...



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 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 ...



Popeyes coming to Andalusia - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Popeyes is coming to Andalusia. The Andalusia City Council approved a five-year, 2 percent sales tax rebate to help offset the cost of bringing the fast food ...



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 ...



Single mom's advice: No matter what, keep moving - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

“I might get coffee or breakfast in bed from my girls along with some sweet gifts or cards,” the mother of two girls said. “But normally we go about our daily routine.



Cowboys for Kids Rodeo set for Fourth of July weekend - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Covington County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is excited to announce its 2nd Annual Cowboys for Kids Rodeo sponsored by PowerSouth Energy ...



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 ...



Snodgrass announces bid for commission - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Snodgrass, who is running on the Republican ticket, is a 1995 graduate of Florala High School. She studied journalism at Troy University and spent the majority ...



NEW CROP FOR COVINGTON? - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Ibidapo, the CEO of Cannabis South, is one of only 152 licensed growers of hemp in Alabama, and one of only three in Covington County. The 2018 Agriculture ...



AYFL sign ups coming soon - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Youth Football League will hold sign-ups for the upcoming 2019 Football Season May 13th and 16th from 5:30 p.m., until 7:00 p.m., at the ...



O'Reilly incorporates Irish culture into class - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

For Red Level High School English teacher Gavin O'Reilly, teaching was something he tried to avoid in Ireland, but eventually found his passion for it in the ...



DTF nets four drug arrests in last few days - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Four people are behind bars for possession of illegal drugs after being busted by the Drug Task Force over the last few days. According to a release from the ...



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

A two-vehicle crash at 6:10 p.m., on Wed., April 10, claimed the life of an Andalusia man. Tommy Jason Sutton, 35, died as a result of injuries sustained when his ...



Arrest Report for Fri., July 5 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Walter Ernest Boyd, 55, for public intoxication, held on a $300 bond. Jerilyn Carter, 21, for contempt of court, held without bond. Stephanie Rolling, 43, for ...



South Alabama city names its first communications director  WSFA

Andalusia mayor Earl Johnson introduced the city's first communications director Tuesday.



Hyde opens new tattoo shop here - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

After a five-year hiatus from tattooing in the Andalusia area, Aaron Hyde has opened the only licensed tattoo parlor in Covington County. Hyde has 10 years of ...



Owners of Magnolia Jane want to provide southern hospitality - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Shay O'Brien and Da Kim moved from Greensboro, N.C., and opened Magnolia Jane Nails and Beauty because they want to treat people with true southern ...



Two charged in death of Michael Davis - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Opp Police Department arrested two people in connection with the murder of Michael Davis. Tuesday afternoon The Coffee County Sheriff's Department ...



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 ...



2 wanted for questioning in Friday night shooting - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Covington County Sheriffs Department is looking for two people believed to be involved in a shooting in River Falls between 8 and 9 0'clock tonight.



Roofer charged for fraud - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A joint investigation by the Covington County Sheriff's Office and the Andalusia Police Department led to nine theft charges being filed against a local roofing ...



Work is being done on the First Presbyterian Church - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The First Presbyterian Church of Andalusia is getting a facelift. The church was built in 1906, for $10,000, according to the “History of First Presbyterian Church.”.



Pain management practice opens in Andalusia - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Dr. David DiSanto has practiced medicine in Andalusia before, and he is excited to be back in the community. DiSanto worked with Gulf Coast Pain ...



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 ...



Young farmer dies tragically, 'doing what he loved' - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Holt, who was 20, died tragically Monday morning doing what he loved most. Holt was cutting hay when his tractor broke a guide wire from a utility pole.



Turman files ethics complaints - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman has filed a complaint with the Alabama Ethics Commission against former Sheriff Dennis Meeks for how Meeks spent ...



Local teen killed in crash - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A Red Level teen was killed in a car crash Monday afternoon, According to State Troopers. Sgt. Drew Brooks, spokesperson for the Alabama State Troopers' ...



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.



Nutrition Shack opening on E3N next week - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Mississippi natives Hunter and Eden Wallace are bringing The Nutrition Shack to Andalusia to offer a healthier eating option. “We discovered Andalusia and ...



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., ...



Woman airlifted from Hwy. 84 wreck - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

At around 3:15 p.m., Thurs., April 11, there was a two-vehicle crash on Hwy., 84, in front of J.M. Jackson, where one of the drivers had to be airlifted.



Kiwanis names Vick 2018 citizen of year award - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Club President Bob Bush made the presentation, citing Vick's often behind-the-scenes contributions to community projects, and especially those related to ...



Nall, Raines to wed - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Hayden Nall and Tyler Raines will wed today at four o'clock in an intimate ceremony at The Grand on Foster in Dothan, Alabama. The bride-elect is the daughter ...



Long time friends partner up to open Sweet South Market - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Jennifer Bradley and Rosemary Guilford partnered up to make their dreams a reality when they opened the Sweet South Market last month. “We are at the point ...



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 ...



Mom, kids inspired Martin's teaching - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Andalusia High School's new English teacher, Rhonda Martin, is ready to instill the love of literature in her high school students. “I was drawn to teaching ...



Gitty-Up-N-Go gives $357K to area charities - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

In the past two years, the Gitty Up-N-Go gas stations have given more than $357,000 to local charities, and owner Roy Mohon said that he wants to challenge ...



Daughter's goal: Signatures to keep dad in prison - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Almost 15 years after witnessing the tragic death of her mother at her father's hand, Shannon Wilson is seeking help from the public to keep her father behind ...



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 ...



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 ...



McGuire opposes new mental facility - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Former District Judge Trippy McGuire on Tuesday joined the ranks of those opposing the placement of a secure forensic mental health facility in Andalusia, and ...



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 ...



CRNAs provide most rural anesthesia - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

For patients undergoing surgery, having a baby, or needing emergency treatment following a traumatic incident, odds are the hands-on anesthesia care ...



Short: Mental health facility will only be used for criminals - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Editor's note: Earlier this week, The Star-News reported on comments Presiding Circuit Judge Charles A. “Lex” Short made at the Covington County Commission ...



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 ...



Motown, rock, country: July Jamz (with foam!) on again - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Chamber Executive Director Chrissie Duffy presented the summer plans to the Andalusia City Council on Tuesday. Because July 4 falls on Thursday, the concert ...



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 ...



Remember When: The Charles Brooks Story - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

One of my favorite stories to tell to school children at the Three Notch Museum when school groups tour is about a boy who grew up at 207 Rankin Street and ...



Ownership of Advanced EMS changes - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Kevin Parker and Rob Smith, doing business as Jets, has acquired Advanced EMS. The sale was finalized on Friday. Michael Smith, who had owned Advanced ...



Andalusia family recognizes miracles week after a fire left them homeless  WSFA

Sound asleep in his mother's bedroom, Elijah McClain remembers that moment he was awakened by smoke.



Pickup tower opens at Walmart - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The 16-foot pickup tower in the Andalusia Wal-Mart is now ready to use, and store manager Earl Alsobrooks said that this technology will change the way ...



APD releases identity of wreck victim - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Police Department has this morning released the name of the driver who died in a Tuesday afternoon wreck on Moore Road. Robert Glenn ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Andalusia forced to change its logo after complaint from the University of Arizona  AL.com

Football coach Trent Taylor said the schools is in the process of developing and implementing a new logo.



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.



Pepper bomb used to calm riot in county jail - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman said his department had to call in back-up officers and release a pepper bomb to restore order in the Covington County ...



Thomaston ancestors migrated to Coffee and Covington Counties - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

This writer has often wondered whether there might be a connection between the Thomaston family of Coffee County, Ala., and his own Thomasson lineage.



Alabama Roots: 8 players have won NBA championships  AL.com

Former Andalusia High School and Alabama standout Robert Horry played for seven NBA championship teams.



Foster parents needed - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Covington County Department of Human Resources is looking for caring adults willing to open their homes and their hearts to foster children. “We have ...



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.



Pre-K lottery opens - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Online enrollment forms were implemented last year. With one online enrollment form, local parents may apply to have their children included in the lottery for ...



Remember When: Dam broke 90 years ago - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

“How high's the water, Mama? Five feet high and rising. How high's the water, Papa? Five feet high and rising.” These lyrics from Johnny Cash's song hits close ...



Teen charged for firing shots into residence - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

An Andalusia teen has been charged with a Class C felony after he allegedly fired shots into a residence Friday afternoon. Andalusia Police officers responded ...



Lesson learned in Andalusia turned Robert Horry into ‘Big Shot Bob’  AL.com

Former Alabama standout Robert Horry knows a lot about big shots and NBA championships.



37 minors charged for alcohol - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A weekend River Falls Police Department traffic security checkpoint on Alabama Hwy. 55, resulted in the arrests of 47 people, 37 of whom were charged as ...



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 ...



Looking back: Unusually high number of deaths investigated in 2018 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Star-News generally focuses on positive news when looking back at year-end, but we'd be remiss if we did not note the unusually high number of murders ...



Lowe finished school on GI Bill - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

It is my pleasure to honor another member of The Greatest Generation from our area, Winford [Pete] Lowe. Of all the WWII veterans I've had the pleasure to ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Country Club offering discounts for membership - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Country Club is pushing to add more members this spring by offering a discounted membership fee and several events during the spring.



Chef partners with local pharmacist for new restaurant - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Opp native and award-winning chef Jon Gibson is partnering with his longtime friend, pharmacist Merrill Culverhouse, to open Wheelhouse Restaurant in Opp.



Pierce, Worley plan January wedding - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Mr. and Mrs. James Steven Edgar of Andalusia and Dr. and Mrs. Jefferey Harold Worley of Opp announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their ...



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 ...



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.



SIB opens Florala branch - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

“They were begging us to come down,” Geohagan said. “They are just so excited for us to open. They have been pledging their support to us and we are excited ...



Andalusia's legendary Richard Robertson announces retirement  Dothan Eagle

Andalusia's Robertson announces retirement. BY DAVID MUNDEE. dmundee@dothaneagle.com. A Wiregrass and a state coaching legend who graced the ...



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 ...



Local woman found dead in Brewton Wal-Mart parking lot - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Brewton Police Department was dispatched to Wal-Mart on Wed., July 12, at about 6 p.m. because a body was found inside a vehicle parked in front of the ...



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 ...



Kirkpatrick helped others, community - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Local businessman C.L. Kirkpatrick died this past weekend, just days shy of his 94th birthday. Kirkpatrick was in the insurance business before opening ...



McLaughlin family descendants migrated to Rose Hill, Ala. - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

An interesting family name that is not heard around these parts very frequently in the present time was a well-known one during the 1800s in the Rose Hill ...



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 ...



Wreck claims life of Opp woman - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A single-vehicle crash at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, March 2, has claimed the life of an Opp woman. Derriunna Charlesa Gantt, 20, was killed when the 2014 Hyundai ...



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 ...



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, ...



Public comment sought for proposed fee increase at Conecuh Shooting Range - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The National Forests in Alabama are proposing to add a special recreation permit fee at the Conecuh Shooting Range. In this proposal, both ranges would cost ...



GUIDANCE THROUGH TURMOIL: Baker left lasting impact on Covington County - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Dr. C.C. Baker will be inducted into the 2017 Andalusia High School Football Hall of Fame this month for the essential role he played in ensuring a smooth ...



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