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Why I Got the COVID-19 Vaccine by Willie Furr DNP, CRNA

For most of us, this past holiday season was unlike any other we have experienced. Instead of the ... Read more | Add your comment

Sav-A-Life candle-lighting, prayer vigil to be held on Jan. 20

Individuals, families or church groups are encouraged to come by on their way to or from church to ... Read more | Add your comment

Smith named chairman of Business Council of Alabama

The Business Council of Alabama has announced the organization’s 2021 board of directors, including a new chairman. Gary ... Read more | Add your comment

MIZELL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OUT OF COVID-19 VACCINES

Mizell Memorial Hospital has now exhausted its supply of COVID-19 vaccines. According to a post on Facebook, the ... Read more | Add your comment

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Why I Got the COVID-19 Vaccine by Willie Furr DNP, CRNA

For most of us, this past holiday season was unlike any other we have experienced. Instead of the typical hustle and bustle of holiday parties, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Sav-A-Life candle-lighting, prayer vigil to be held on Jan. 20

Individuals, families or church groups are encouraged to come by on their way to or from church to a candle-lighting/prayer vigil on Wednesday, January 20, ... Read more | Add your comment

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LBWCC, 4Med partner to provide workforce training

4MedPlus Corporation has announced a new online educational partnership with Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC). Through this new partnership, LBWCC will provide online access ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:47 am

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COVID-19 Scheduling Hotline Update

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is aware that the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline is experiencing difficulties. Staff continues working to expand vaccine scheduling capabilities ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 3:45 pm

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CCSO: Suspect charged with possession of child pornography

The Covington County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect on multiple counts of child pornography. Lance Chandler Hundley, 22, of Andalusia was arrested Tuesday for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:54 am

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PowerSouth announces organizational changes

To prepare for PowerSouth’s future, plan for retirements, strengthen the organization and fulfill member needs, PowerSouth Energy Cooperative announced today organizational changes and promotions effective ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:36 pm

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Interesting, eventful year for AHS senior, Covington County DYW Ada Short

The state competition for the Distinguished Young Woman Competition was a little different this year, AHS senior and Covington County DYW Ada Short said. The ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:35 pm

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Bluebird Coffee Company has successful opening day

After a long period of renovating and remodeling, the Bluebird Coffee Company’s doors are open and are hard at work already serving the community. Owner ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:33 pm

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Covington commissioners discuss Rails to Trails partnership

The Covington County Commission continues to discuss joining a regional partnership aimed at exploring a possible Rails to Trails program. During a commission meeting Tuesday, ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 4:39 pm

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COVID-19 vaccine remains limited; ADPH asks for patience

PUBLIC URGED NOT TO CALL HOSPITALS TO REQUEST VACCINE The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) knows that many Alabamians are ready to receive the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 11, 2021 4:50 pm

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HOSPITAL VISITORS NOT PERMITTED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

To help ensure the safety of its patients, providers, employees and community, Andalusia Health has implemented a zero-visitor* policy protocol effective at 5 p.m., January ... Read more

by christophersmith, Monday, January 11, 2021 11:25 am

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One arrested, two wanted for November murder

One suspect has been arrested and two others are wanted in connection to a November murder. Brittany Head, 22, of Andalusia was arrested by the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 8, 2021 10:18 pm

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Andalusia council approves to move forward with Rails to Trails

The City of Andalusia will be moving forward with the implementation of a Capital Improvement Cooperative District in support of a rails to trails program. ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Friday, January 8, 2021 5:42 pm

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All school systems in Covington County receive combined total of $3.9 million in new COVID-19 relief package

Alabama’s K-12 schools will receive nearly $900 million in federal funds under the coronavirus relief package passed by Congress last month. That’s nearly four times the $216 ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, January 8, 2021 5:37 pm

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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

With information provided by the Alabama Department of Public Health, the following Q and A has answers to what a lot of people have been ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, January 8, 2021 5:36 pm

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ACS nurses encourage others to get vaccinated

Andalusia City School’s head nurse Melinda Carrasco and Andalusia High School nurse Emily Smith were the first ones at Andalusia City Schools to get vaccinated ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, January 8, 2021 5:34 pm

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Local superintendents talk COVID-19 vaccine

With school back in session after the holiday break, teachers may soon be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, according to the Alabama Department of Public ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Friday, January 8, 2021 5:33 pm

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Survey: 56.4% of respondents say they would take COVID-19 vaccine

Most of the 55 people who participated in a Star-News online questionnaire this week said they would take or already have taken a COVID-19 vaccine. ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, January 8, 2021 5:30 pm

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ANDALUSIA ANIMAL SHELTER CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19

The Andalusia Animal Shelter is closed to the public until January 21. Chief Paul Hudson said that someone who visited the shelter this week has ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 7, 2021 5:21 pm

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ANDALUSIA CITY SCHOOLS ARE OPEN

Earlier today, Andalusia Head Start and Early Head Start announced they will be closed until Jan. 25th due to issues related to COVID-19. Please note ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, January 7, 2021 3:37 pm

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Andalusia woman arrested, other arrests pending after DTF search warrant

An Andalusia woman is in the Covington County Jail and additional arrests are pending after the Covington County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:00 pm

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COVINGTON COUNTY VACCINATION QUESTIONNAIRE

We at the Star-News, want to hear what you think about the COVID-19 vaccine. Please click the link below and fill out your responses. It ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:29 pm

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BULLDOGS, WILDCATS SPLIT

Wildcats hold on in final seconds to clinch victory over Andalusia Monday night, 64-61 The Florala High School Wildcat varsity boys basketball team (12-3) held ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:16 pm

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TIGERS, EAGLES SPLIT IN COUNTY MATCHUP: Red Level boys deny Pleasant Home’s first win, Lady Eagles fight back in win over Lady Tigers on Monday night

Red Level denied the Pleasant Home boys team its first victory of the basketball season while the girls’ teams battled to the final moments. Red ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:13 pm

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MILKY MOO’S CLOSES ITS DOORS

According to a statement posted on the Andalusia Milky Moo’s Facebook page, the ice cream shop is closing its doors for good. “We can all ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:09 pm

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Covington County Quilt Guild postpones biennial show

The Covington County Quilt Guild has announced they will be postponing their biennial quilt show scheduled for February 2021 due to COVID – 19.  Teresa ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:08 pm

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Hendrix makes her dreams come true, opens nail salon

Baldwin County native Lawren Hendrix said she loves doing what she does and that is exactly why she opened Blush Beauty Bar here in Andalusia. ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 5:07 pm