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Davis: I’m counting on you, Andalusia

BY DONNAMY STEELE With recent events sparking a nationwide fight against racism and oppression, Andalusia native Darious Davis ... Read more | Add your comment

Local uses talents to bring awareness

BY ORA NELSON An Andalusia resident has dedicated a recent art piece to the person who sparked the ... Read more | Add your comment

Pastor: Unity, love, forgiveness is needed

Amid the protests and riots about the death of George Floyd, local pastor Tremayne Benson said he is ... Read more | Add your comment

$22K raised for DeSylvia at benefit

More than $22,000 was raised for Eddie DeSylvia at The Oaks R.V. Park and Campground’s benefit last Saturday. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Davis: I’m counting on you, Andalusia

BY DONNAMY STEELE With recent events sparking a nationwide fight against racism and oppression, Andalusia native Darious Davis gave a glimpse of what his experience ... Read more | Add your comment

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Opp council abates more properties

BY DONNAMY STEELE   Three properties were deemed public nuisances and an alley vacate at the Opp City Council Meeting on Monday. Resolution 2020-15 is ... Read more | Add your comment

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Hurricane season predicted to be a strong one

By: Ora Nelson June 1 was the first day of what is expected to be an active hurricane season. “The prediction center did predict an ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:43 am

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Local LEOs give advice about human trafficking

By: Donnamy Steele Human trafficking may be the last thing on a teenager’s mind as they pack up their cars to go to the beach ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:42 am

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Tomberlin awarded AJHS Kirkland Award

Andalusia Junior High School eighth-grader Ava Tomberlin was awarded the Susan Jeaneace Kirkland Memorial Leadership Award for outstanding leadership, citizenship and service. “Susan was known ... Read more

by christophersmith, Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:39 am

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Pastor: Do something to support change

After the death of George Floyd, riots and protests have covered not only the United States but the world and local pastor Darryl Calloway said ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:22 pm

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PEACEFUL PROTEST PLANNED

BY ORA NELSON There will be an organized, peaceful protest on the Andalusia court square on Sat.,  June 6, from noon until 2 p.m., for ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:21 pm

Opinion

Cleaner air during pandemic shows need for alternative fuels and electric vehicles

Photos of a smogless Los Angeles skyline set against a brilliant blue sky have emerged as an iconic image to showcase the impact of decreased ... Read more

by Letter to the editor, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:47 pm

Columnists

What you want is not what you need

BY ALICE MAHOMES We want this virus to go away? The question is, what do we need to do to survive?  Unlearn some bad habits, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:46 pm

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We need to examine our hearts

It was about this time of the year when it happened. Maybe it was a bit later in the summer because it was a hot ... Read more

by Nancy Blackmon, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 3:45 pm

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LBWCC Foundation Scholarship established in Memory of Dr. Jason Cain

The Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC) Foundation announces a newly established scholarship in memory of Dr. Jason Cain, a longtime LBWCC employee who was dedicated to the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 1, 2020 1:43 pm

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Troy University freezes tuition for second year in a row

    Troy University trustees on Thursday voted to freeze undergraduate and graduate tuition for the second straight year.   “On behalf of the Board ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 1, 2020 1:40 pm

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Alabama Farmers Federation searching for photos for contest

Written by Marlee Moore The Alabama Farmers Federation is searching for a bumper crop of snapshots depicting the state’s No. 1 industry through the Farming ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, June 1, 2020 1:34 pm

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Andalusia’s first black councilman passes away

Lewis Carpenter, who was the first African American elected to serve on the Andalusia City Council, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Mizell Memorial Hospital. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:35 pm

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Summer feeding program begins Monday

The City of Andalusia, in partnership with Andalusia City Schools, will provide a summer food distribution for children 18 and under on Mondays, beginning June ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:50 pm

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APL to provide curbside service for local patrons

The Andalusia Public Library will begin providing curbside service to its patrons this coming week. The library was closed to the public on the afternoon ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Friday, May 29, 2020 4:49 pm

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Masonic Celebration canceled this year; treasure hunt still a go

Officials announced Friday that Florala’s annual 24th of June Masonic Celebration has been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Due to the current ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 2:41 pm

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RLHS HIRES NEW BASKETBALL COACHES

Red Level High School has hired Opp native Bridges Anderson as its new head varsity boys and girls basketball coach. He played varsity basketball for ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, May 29, 2020 1:46 pm

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CEC embraces democracy at a distance by conducting 2020 annual meeting business via mail and online

As an active member of the community, Covington Electric Co-op takes great pride in the success of its annual meeting. Many CEC members look forward ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 9:30 am

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LBWCC bans smoking, vaping, tobacco on campus effective June 1

As of June 1, 2020, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College is smoke-free, vape-free and tobacco-free. “We are creating a healthier environment for all to live, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, May 29, 2020 9:29 am

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Straughn grads view this week’s launch in Florida

Despite the scrubbing of the rocket launch on Wednesday, two Straughn High School graduates traveled down to Cape Canaveral and wanted to become part of ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, May 29, 2020 9:28 am

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Andalusia Head Start holds drive-thru graduation

The drive-thru line at Andalusia Head Start looked a bit different On Thursday, as 19 children graduated from the program. Children’s heads popped up through ... Read more

by christophersmith, Friday, May 29, 2020 9:27 am

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Traffic beginning to increase

BY DONNAMY STEELE Due to COVID-19, beaches and other popular vacation spots were closed during the spring break season. Now that everything is slowly reopening, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:53 pm

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Summer camps begin to open up with smaller numbers than usual

BY ORA NELSON Summer programs are trying to open in the summer while following the social distancing guidelines in place. Summer camps have been hit ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:52 pm

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Florida couple jailed for alleged burglaries

A Florida couple is behind bars after the Covington County Sheriff’s Department and the Criminal Investigations Unit started investigating a series of burglaries. The series ... Read more

by christophersmith, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 9:51 pm

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Brundidge fought valiant battle, inspired others

After battling cancer for most of his life, Dee Brundidge’s fight is now over. At 20, Brundidge had beaten cancer twice and had been fighting ... Read more

by christophersmith, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:29 pm

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County may not reach threshold for FEMA funds

Covington County EMA said so far the county isn’t eligible for FEMA aid from the April 19 severe weather outbreak, but there is a small ... Read more

by Kendra Majors, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 4:26 pm