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Opp man charged with sexual abuse

An Opp man is behind bars for sexual abuse first after several months of investigating from the Opp ... Read more | Add your comment

AHS alums team up to start their own mask company

By: Donnamy Steele Andalusia natives Colin Marcum and Darious Davis teamed up to provide custom masks for local ... Read more | Add your comment

DYW SET FOR NEXT WEEK

By: Ora Nelson The Distinguished Young Women (DYW) competition will be held on July 18 at the LBW ... Read more | Add your comment

Main-Street to offer faster COVID-19 antibody testing

By: Donnamy Steele As of last week, MainStreet Urgent Care is offering a faster alternative to COVID-19 testing. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Opp man charged with sexual abuse

An Opp man is behind bars for sexual abuse first after several months of investigating from the Opp Police Department. According to OPD chief Kevin ... Read more | Add your comment

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AHS alums team up to start their own mask company

By: Donnamy Steele Andalusia natives Colin Marcum and Darious Davis teamed up to provide custom masks for local high school students and teachers. Marcum explained ... Read more | Add your comment

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51 Cov. County businesses benefited from PPP loans

51 businesses in Covington County have benefited from the government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP.) The government this week released the names of the businesses that ... Read more

by christophersmith, Thursday, July 9, 2020 6:45 pm

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Drive-thru COVID-19 testing available in Andalusia, July 16

A drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic will be offered in Andalusia on Thu., July 16, from 8:30 a.m., until 10:30 a.m., at the Covington County Health ... Read more

by christophersmith, Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:59 pm

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Local gym rebrands after CrossFit CEO makes alleged racial comments

By: Donnamy Steele One 2 One Elite Fitness, formerly known as CrossFit Andalusia, has announced the renaming of their gym. Owners Karen Pugh and Jason ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:43 pm

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Opp to host “Clean up Opp” throughout July

By: Ora Nelson The Opp Chamber of Commerce is hosting its own “Clean Up Opp” campaign throughout July. Every spring, the Opp Chamber would partner ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:04 pm

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CANDIDATES DISCUSS ISSUES: PART 2

With the primary elections approaching, the Star-News asked candidates from the Covington County Commission District 2 runoff a series of questions on important issues regarding ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:02 pm

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Covington County Sheriff tests positive for COVID-19

Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman said Wednesday evening he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will quarantine. ‘It is with great displeasure that I report ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:00 pm

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Qualifying ends July 21 for local elections

By: Ora Nelson Qualifying for municipal elections in Covington County opened up this week. The applications for city offices opened up on July 7 and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:47 pm

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Scott to hold first ever solo art show at LAAC

By: Donnamy Steele Local artist Josh Scott will be holding his first solo art show at the Lower Alabama Arts Coalition Saturday from 2 p.m., ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:46 pm

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Johnson announces reelection bid

Mayor Earl Johnson announced Tuesday he has qualified to seek re-election in municipal elections this summer. “When I first ran for this office, I did ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 6:43 pm

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PARADIN’ THE ANDY WAY

The Covington County Daughters of the American Revolution held its annual Fourth of July Parade Saturday morning. Read more

by christophersmith, Saturday, July 4, 2020 11:08 am

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State NAACP calls for Holmes to resign

After allegedly posting racial comments on his Facebook, the Alabama State NAACP is calling for Covington County Commissioner Tony Holmes to resign. “The Alabama State ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:26 pm

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Local author wins CBA gold

By: Donnamy Steele Local writer Deborah Hoffman was awarded the 2020 Gold Medal Christian Book Award today for her children’s book, The Last Christmas Tree. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:23 pm

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REMEMBERING MR. THOMAS: Former teacher taught 32 years at AHS

By: Ora Nelson Willie Thomas, retired Andalusia High School (AHS) teacher and First Baptist Church, Whatley Street deacon, passed away a couple of days ago. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:21 pm

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Tombstones allegedly vandalized

By: Ora Nelson Vandalisms of tombstones in Pilgrims Rest Cemetery began in late May and have carried on to today. “We don’t know exactly what ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:27 pm

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State NAACP: ‘Opp branch is not in compliance’

The president of the Alabama chapter of the NAACP says the Opp branch of the NAACP is not in compliance with the state nor national ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:26 pm

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Local superintendents discuss back-to-school

As summer is coming to a close, local superintendents are hard at work trying to gear up for the coming school year after state superintendent ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 5:25 pm

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CANDIDATES DISCUSS ISSUES: Part 1

By: Donnamy Steele With the primary elections approaching, the Star-News asked candidates from the Covington County Commission District 4 runoff a series of questions on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:42 pm

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LANE RETIRES AFTER 38 YEARS

By: Donnamy Steele CEO and Chairman Tom Lane is retiring from Covington County Bank (CCB) after serving Andalusia for 38 years. Lane said he is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:40 pm

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Absentee voting deadline approaching

By: Donnamy Steele As the Primary Runoff Election approaches, so does the absentee ballot application deadline. In order to protect the safety and well-being of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:39 pm

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CITY TO HOLD ANNUAL FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS

The City of Andalusia will be holding their annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration this Saturday. The celebration will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. The ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 3:22 pm

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Covington County unemployment rates slowly declining

By: Donnamy Steele As the state of Alabama’s unemployment rates rise to 6.11 percent, Covington County’s numbers are slowly declining. Rick Clifton, president and CEO ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 29, 2020 7:05 pm

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Plan unveiled for schools to return in August

All Alabama public schools are set to reopen on time unless local school boards or the governor chooses otherwise, State Superintendent Eric Mackey announced during ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, June 26, 2020 7:27 pm

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REMEMBERING WYATT: Despite Huntington’s, RLHS alumnus remained optimistic

By: Donnamy Steele After many years of battling Huntington’s Disease, Red Level High School alumnus Wyatt Myers passed away on June 22. During his short ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, June 26, 2020 7:25 pm

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County BOE makes personnel decisions

The Covington County Board of Education made several personnel decisions at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at noon. The board approved: Retirement: Charlette M. Suggs, ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, June 26, 2020 11:47 am

Arrests

Andalusia man arrested for sexual abuse of a child less than 12

An Andalusia man is behind bars for allegedly sexually abusing a child under 12 years old. On June 17, 2020, the Covington County Sheriff’s Office initiated ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, June 26, 2020 10:08 am