Robert Blankenship is a 23-year veteran in community journalism having worked at newspapers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Indiana. He grew up in Russellville, Alabama and is a graduate of the University of North Alabama. He joined the Andalusia Star-News as Publisher in 2020.
Ruck Ashworth has worked at the Andalusia Star-News for 27 years. He serves as advertising manager. He's an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan, and is married to Patty. They have one son, David.
Jill Blanton Prevett
Multi-media marketing rep
Jill Prevett has worked for the Star-News for the past 18 years. She is an Andalusia native and AHS graduate. She has a degree from Auburn, and has served as a marketing rep during her tenure here. She is married to Steven and they have two children.
Christopher Smith serves as news editor at the Star-News. He joined the staff at the end of 2017, and has honed his skills as a reporter and was promoted to news editor in 2019. He serves as the primary news and sports reporter for all of Covington County. Christopher is an aspiring novelist and is a musician. He is an Andalusia native and graduated from Andalusia High School. He performed with the LBWCC Ensemble during his tenure there.
Lisa Eisenberger joined the Star-News in August 2019. Originally from Mississippi, she holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Lisa serves as office manager for the Star-News as well as photographer for our Absolutely Andalusia magazine. When she's not at the Star-News, Lisa is a professional photographer. She and her husband, Clifford, have two daughters.
Chris Halford joined the Andalusia Star-News in fall of 2010. He worked his way from mailroom inserter to mailroom manager. He also has served as a carrier for the Star-News. In August 2019, he joined the Star-News as circulation manager. He is a Covington County native and attended Straughn High School. He is an avid Auburn Tigers fan and enjoys spending time with his son.