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Skipper family descendants of South Alabama are of English Ancestry

This writer learned recently that County Singer Hank Williams had Skipper ancestry. His ancestors resided in the Georgiana area of Butler County, Ala., and that ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Curtis Thomasson.

Happy 100th Birthday Pvt. T. J. Boothe, U.S, Army WWII

Mr. T. J. Boothe says he never dreamed he would live to be 100. He was born 100 years ago this December 18, in the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Vick.

Bradley descendants prosper in Conecuh and surrounding Counties

Members of the Bradley family which settled in Conecuh and Covington Counties were introduced, and some of their descendants were reviewed in last week’s column. ... Read more

1 month ago by Curtis Thomasson.

“A day of infamy” The Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941

The U.S. Army had established the Aircraft Warning Service [AWS] in 1939, but the new SCR-270 radar system did not become operational until July 1941. ... Read more

1 month ago by John Vick.

REMEMBER WHEN: A Glimpse at Andalusia in 1896

A popular song in 1896 was “There’ll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight.” The song became a favorite of the American military ... Read more

1 month ago by Sue Wilson.

Bradley ancestors settle early in Conecuh and Covington Counties

The Bradley family name has been one of significance in Covington County, Ala., about as long as it has existed. Members of the Bradley family ... Read more

1 month ago by Curtis Thomasson.

The story of Wilson D. Watson, Pfc. USMC, WWII, Medal of Honor

Hell on earth found its home on a tiny, sulfurous island in the Pacific Ocean during a 36-day battle in 1945. The Battle for Iwo ... Read more

1 month ago by John Vick.

REMEMBER WHEN: Pancake-Sausage Day History in Andalusia

 One of the favorite stories my mother read to me as a child was “The Story of Little Black Sambo” by Helen Bannerman, a Scottish ... Read more

1 month ago by Sue Wilson.

The story of Col. Jack L. Treadwell, U.S. Army, WWII, Medal of Honor

The 25-year-old Lieutenant found his unit pinned down near the Siegfried Line in Germany. The German defense consisted of interlocking trenches and concrete bunkers known ... Read more

2 months ago by John Vick.

REMEMBER WHEN: Thanksgiving 100 years ago in Andalusia

If one can imagine Andalusia 100 years ago, here is an interesting picture for those with historical nostalgia.      The Andalusia Star – November 23, 1920 ... Read more

2 months ago by Sue Wilson.

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