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Part 2: Wesley E. Courson, 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force, WWII POW, Stalag Luft III

Stalag Luft III was one of the most infamous and well-known of the German Prisoner of War camps. ... Read more | Add your comment

Andalusia florist encouraging vaccinations as a tribute to wife

Wednesday morning, Alan Cotton, owner of Alan Cotton’s Florist, went on WAAO to encourage people who have not ... Read more | Add your comment

Q&A: Local doctor says ‘get vaccinated or get infected’

With COVID-19 cases and deaths on the rise in Alabama there are increased concerns regarding the state’s low ... Read more | Add your comment

Covington County Readers’ Choice voting round begins Aug. 2

With over 2,600 nominations, the Andalusia Star-News’ 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards is ready to enter a new and ... Read more | Add your comment

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AHS HOSTS GRADUATION CEREMONY

Andalusia High School held its 117th Annual Commencement Program on Friday, May 21, honoring the Class of 2021. 113 students were honored in the Class ... Read more | Add your comment

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City changes voting schedules to comply with state voting laws

Voters in the City of Andalusia will wait one additional year before electing members of the Andalusia City Schools Board of Education. In an effort ... Read more | Add your comment

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AHS, AJHS announce schedule pick-up, supply lists

Andalusia High School has announced Class Day for Monday, August 2 when students will pick up schedules, purchase lockers and parking passes, and pick up ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 30, 2021 3:25 pm

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Local Walmart to close temporarily until Saturday morning

The Walmart store located at 1991 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Expressway in Andalusia will close today at 2 p.m. as part of a company-initiated program to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 29, 2021 10:59 am

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Covington County 4-H program among best in enrollment

The Covington County Commission met Tuesday morning and had some key highlights. The 2020-2021 school year saw over 1,600 students enrolled in the 4-H program. ... Read more

by Zack Maio, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:11 am

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Andalusia City Schools makes personnel changes

Andalusia City Schools made more personnel decisions at its latest board meeting on Monday. During the meeting the board approved: Rescind: Nancy Wilson leave of ... Read more

by Zack Maio, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:26 am

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Andalusia Stingrays compete at state finals in Albertville

In a two-day meet held at Sand Mountain Park in Albertville, Alabama, the Stingrays of Andalusia brought 42 swimmers to compete at this year’s ARPA ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 9:20 am

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Beacon of Hope opens local behavioral therapy clinic

Beacon of Hope ABA is an organization providing behavior therapy for children diagnosed with autism. Andalusia opened its Beacon of Hope clinic on July 7. ... Read more

by Zack Maio, Monday, July 26, 2021 10:50 am

Lifestyles

Henderson follows dream with White Willow Boutique

Much like the branches of a white willow tree, Chelsea Henderson bends but never breaks under the pressures of the world. After overcoming some challenges ... Read more

by Zack Maio, Monday, July 26, 2021 10:29 am

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Florala High School receives AHSAA Sportsmanship grant

A total of 131 AHSAA high schools were recognized Friday at the 14th annual AHSAA Sportsmanship Luncheon held as part of the 2021 Summer Conference. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:37 pm

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Wesley E. Courson, 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force, WWII Prisoner of War

Part 1 – Five Missions Over Germany Author’s note: The author wishes to thank Mrs. Mary Courson Kyzar and her son, Marc, for providing a ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:29 pm

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Narcotics recovered at local business, arrests forthcoming

On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, members of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Boing Boing Design located on East Three ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:29 pm

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Merrell elected to ADAA’s executive committee

Covington County District Attorney Walt Merrell was elected to the Alabama District Attorneys Association’s Executive Committee this week. The ADAA’s membership is comprised of every ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 4:14 pm

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Cleft, Craniofacial Awareness Month: Garrett overcomes obstacles

It has been a tough journey for 8-year-old Andalusia resident Levi Garrett who has craniofacial issues. These had never been addressed since he was otherwise ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:25 pm

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Maio joins Star-News as Staff Writer

The Andalusia Star-News welcomes Zack Maio to its staff as a Staff Writer. Maio is a native of Andalusia and graduated from Straughn High School ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 9:16 am

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Patton retires from Pleasant Home after 17 years

Linda Patton took pride in teaching her students life skills to prepare them for adulthood. Patton said she always wanted to teach but did not ... Read more

by Zack Maio, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:54 am

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Starnes named Covington County’s 2022 Distinguished Young Woman

Andalusia High School rising senior Marion Starnes is the new 2022 Distinguished Young Woman of Covington County. Starnes described her experience as amazing and said ... Read more

by Zack Maio, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:44 am

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Cotton remembered for many talents, contributions

Angela Cotton, a longtime member of the downtown Andalusia business community, passed away Saturday, July 17. Cotton along with her husband, Alan, were the owners ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:33 am

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State Auditor requests ALDOT reconsider Hwy. 331 plan

State Auditor Jim Zeigler is requesting that the Alabama Department of Transportation reconsider plans for a project that will divert traffic away from Hwy. 331 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 19, 2021 5:50 pm

Sports

Players, coaches selected for AHSAA All-Star Sports Week

After a 1-year absence, the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association is proud to return the Alabama All-Star Sports Week for its 25th ... Read more

by Zack Maio, Monday, July 19, 2021 10:38 am

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American Legion Ladies Authority sponsor local Girls State students

The American Legion Ladies Authority, Unit 80, in Andalusia, sponsored eight scholarships to eight local students to attend Girls State. This year’s event took place ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, July 19, 2021 9:14 am

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County Revenue office collects $12.7 million in tax revenues

The Covington County Commission met Tuesday morning and outlined several administrative items. Revenue Commissioner Chuck Patterson discussed assignments for the 2020 tax year in Covington ... Read more

by Zack Maio, Monday, July 19, 2021 8:42 am

Lifestyles

Retired educator develops new passion for quilting

Vicki Clark retired from a long career in education, but she is still hard at work doing something she loves: quilt making. Clark first started ... Read more

by Zack Maio, Monday, July 19, 2021 8:17 am

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White announces candidacy for State House

Republican Greg White announced Friday that he is seeking election for Alabama House of Representatives, District 92. “I am pleased to announce my intention to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 16, 2021 3:36 pm

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1st Lieutenant Harold H. Beasley, U.S. Army Air Force, WW II , KIA

(Editor’s Note: This week’s author is Robert Evers, a member of Covington Veterans Foundation.) First Lt. Harold H. Beasley of Andalusia was one of tens ... Read more

by John Vick, Friday, July 16, 2021 1:02 pm

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Covington County now ‘Very High’ risk status

Of the 529 COVID-19 deaths in Alabama since April 1, 2021, only 20 people were fully vaccinated. That means that 96.2 percent of deaths from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 15, 2021 4:38 pm

Breaking News

District Attorney investigating 1997 Ramer disappearance

A Covington County Grand Jury has provided to the district attorney’s office instructions to further investigate the disappearance of Kemberly Ramer in 1997. Covington County ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 15, 2021 3:24 pm