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Remember when: From gulley to stadium - The Andalusia Star-News

From acaterpillarto abutterfly; from afrogto aprince; fromCinderellato aprincess; from agulleyto astadium! Yes, thegulleyon the east side of town was written about by one of the town’s historians,Sidney Waitswho grew up in the1930sand1940s.“Thesmallgulleywas located in the rear of thenew highschool

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-18 07:09:03

Anonymous grandparent turns grief into act of kindness - The Andalusia Star-News

When Jasmine Denson went to pick up the cupcakes she’d ordered for her daughter’s 6th birthday, she got an unexpected surprise.The cupcakes had already been paid for, and the anonymous giver left Denson a note.Madison celebrated her 6th birthday“I did this as an act of kindness,” the note read. “God

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-17 06:25:26

LBW welcomes exchange student through CBYX - The Andalusia Star-News

For the fifth consecutive year, a German student has arrived in Covington County to enroll in classes at LBW Community College through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program.“We are very grateful for the community support shown with all our previous students,” said LBWCC President Dr.

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-18 07:29:43

Study included international diplomacy, ancient disease - The Andalusia Star-News

By TARAN CARRASCOAs the recipient of the Mary Godwin International Study Fellowship, I spent two terms (four weeks) studying at the University of Cambridge this summer with two of my high school classmates, Ian Peek and Peyton Prevett. I was in Europe for six weeks, and during that time I traveled,

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-18 07:16:40

Literature classes covered Cinderella to Lord of the Rings - The Andalusia Star-News

By PEYTON PREVETTI was awarded the Class of 1968 International Study Fellowship to study at the University of Cambridge. Words cannot express my thanks to the Andalusia High School Scholarship Foundation for the opportunity to travel with some of my closest friends from high school to study at one t

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-18 07:18:23

HEATING UP ON THE GRIDIRON: Straughn holds ‘Meet the Tigers’ for fans - The Andalusia Star-News

“The intensity tonight was great and I was pleased with that,” Higgins said. “I was pleased with our physicality. We aren’t tackling well, but we are hitting well. We’re just not wrapping up and doing the things that we need to do. I was pleased with the intensity. I was pleased with the boys’ attit

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-18 05:05:55

Conservation awards presented - The Andalusia Star-News

Several local residents were recognized this week in Eufaula at the annual meeting and banquet of the Southeast Alabama Conservation Districts.The Covington County Conservation District recognizedBlaine Wilsonas the Area V and state award winner of the Outstanding Conservation Communication Award. H

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-18 07:28:19

They thought he said, ‘doggies.’ He dropped off donkeys - The Andalusia Star-News

But for a misunderstanding, Eeyore and Piglet the donkeys might not be in residence at the Andalusia Animal Shelter awaiting a new home.“On the phone, it sounded like the owner said ‘I’m bringing two doggies.’ But when he showed up pulling a trailer, we weren’t sure what to think.”As a general rule,


Jack’s locating in Andalusia - The Andalusia Star-News

A spokeswoman for Jack’s has confirmed the company will open a restaurant in Andalusia early in 2019.Sarah Cain, communications and merchandising manager for Jack’s said in an email late last week, “We’ve officially signed on to a property there and based on construction schedules we’re hoping for e

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-17 18:01:28

Gantt Mafia hopes to raise $10K for Shriners Hospitals - The Andalusia Star-News

The Gantt Mafia’s Ride for Love event is scheduled for a week from today, on Sat., Aug. 25, and organizer John Zorn said that he hopes to raise $10,000 for the Shriners Hospitals for Children.“If weather permits we hope to have at least 85 to 100 bikes out there,” Zorn said. “Last year we only raise

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-18 07:30:58

State has 3rd month of record employment - The Andalusia Star-News

Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama has broken its employment record for the third month in a row. In July, 2,105,513 people were counted as employed, up from June’s count of 2,098,121, and up from July 2017’s count of 2,077,406, representing a y

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-18 07:26:45

APD: 3 suspects identified in Saturday shooting, warrants issued for 1 - The Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Police Department has identified suspects in two unrelated shootings that occurred last week. The two shootings were not related, a spokesperson said.According to a press release issued Tuesday afternoon, APD investigators have three suspects in a Saturday night shooting on Oak Street.


Children’s Theatre to work with AES this year - The Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Elementary School Drama Dawgs will use an Alabama Arts Initiative grant to bring the Birmingham Children’s Theatre to the school to teach acting classes this fall.Cathy Powell, the music and art teacher at AES, said that the Birmingham theatre troupe will come to the elementary school

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-17 06:24:02

SPRINTING TO CANDYLAND: Running through a winter wonderland - The Andalusia Star-News

“For whatever reason, the other club didn’t want to do the event this year,” John Evers said. “My sister, Jennifer O’Neal, wanted to keep it going and she made it happen.”


Years at ADEM prepared her to teach life science - The Andalusia Star-News

Andalusia Junior High School’s new seventh grade science teacher, Missy Middlebrooks, is hoping to use her knowledge of her time in the field to make sure students appreciate life science.Middlebrooks worked for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management as a scientist for 19 and a half year

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-17 06:18:43

Junior High Bulldogs ready for the year - The Andalusia Star-News

This season the Bulldogs will face a tough schedule against Greenville, T.R. Miller, Monroe County and Escambia County, but Dugger said that they are looking forward to the competition.

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-17 01:46:31

Cowboys to raise funds for CCCAC with rodeo Labor Day weekend - The Andalusia Star-News

The Covington County Child Advocacy Center (CCCAC) announced this week it will host its first Cowboys for Kids Rodeo on Labor Day weekend.The Rodeo will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, at the Hilltop Arena on Hwy 29 in Andalusia. Proceeds from will benefit the Covington County Child

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-17 06:26:57

NOTHING LIKE THE GRIDIRON: Pleasant Home seeks playoff berth in 2018 - The Andalusia Star-News

“We have had one injury so far this fall,” Pleasant Home head coach Rick Mercer said. “That’s key at this level because when one guy goes down the dominoes fall and you have to put this guy at that place and so on. With our depth, that creates a problem.”

ANDALUSIA STAR NEWS - 2018-08-17 05:05:56

Strong female vocals central in LBW Ensemble’s new show - The Andalusia Star-News

The LBW Community College Ensemble is back in the rehearsal studio and gearing up for what Director Greg Aplin says will be a strong year.“Part of our set will be the same, but we are adding a couple of new tunes to the show,” Aplin said. “We have a lot of strong female voices this year so we will s


She brings experience from business to class - The Andalusia Star-News

After nine years of owning a convenient store in Opp and owning several small businesses, Emily Dorsey, Opp High School’s new career tech teacher, hopes to use her knowledge of art and creativity to help students in choosing their career field.Dorsey graduated from Opp High School in 1998, and earne