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Class of 1989 Reunion

April 10, 2009 by Kelly Dunn Schultz (Register to contact)

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Hi everyone! We are trying to reach all of our classmates from the Class of 1989 about our 20 year class reunion. Please email me at *****@yahaoo.com for info. I have set up pages on Facebook and Classmates to also help get the word out. Look forward to seeing you all!!
Kelly

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Snodgrass announces bid for commission - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Snodgrass, who is running on the Republican ticket, is a 1995 graduate of Florala High School. She studied journalism at Troy University and spent the majority ...



Veteran Wiregrass football coach Toby Greene taking over at Florala  Dothan Eagle

Toby Greene is back in the saddle again as a head football coach.



The Depot Restaurant in Florala is open and ready for business - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Depot Restaurant in Florala opened its newly renovated doors yesterday to a hungry crowd, owner Rustin Sorensen said. “We have a lot of stuff that we ...



Man arrested in Florala with 44 grams of meth - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Around 10 p.m., Monday night, Florala police officers arrested Joseph A. Martin at the Florala Tom Thumb for trafficking meth. FPD Chief Sonny Bedsole said that ...



Sunday wreck claims life of man, 80 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Florala Police Chief Sonny Bedsole said that Bernard Anthony, 80, was driving a pickup truck westbound into Florala on Hwy. 54 when he lost control of his ...



Daughter's goal: Signatures to keep dad in prison - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Almost 15 years after witnessing the tragic death of her mother at her father's hand, Shannon Wilson is seeking help from the public to keep her father behind ...



Chiefs: Hiring officers is getting harder - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Local chiefs of police say they are seeing evidence of a national trend as they attempt to fill open jobs within their departments. Nationally, since 2013, the total ...



Florala celebration dates to 1871 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The biggest week of the year is about to get under way in Florala as the community plays host to world's oldest consecutive annual Masonic Day celebration.



Lowe finished school on GI Bill - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

It is my pleasure to honor another member of The Greatest Generation from our area, Winford [Pete] Lowe. Of all the WWII veterans I've had the pleasure to ...



USHERING IN A NEW ERA: Florala taps Scott Mason as new head football coach - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Florala Wildcats decided it was time to make a change with the football program as they hired Scott Mason to take over at the helm for the 2017 season.



Looking back: Unusually high number of deaths investigated in 2018 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Star-News generally focuses on positive news when looking back at year-end, but we'd be remiss if we did not note the unusually high number of murders ...



Florala man charged with trafficking meth - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The judges in the Alabama Wildlife Federation's (AWF) Wild Game Cook-Off State Finals held this past weekend in Millbrook learned... read more. Print Article ...



Fugitive found in Florala - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A Pensacola man wanted for trafficking methamphetamines was arrested in Florala late yesterday after leading U.S. Marshals on a chase in Destin and ...



ECHS hires coach - The Atmore Advance  Atmore Advance

From the first moment Scott Mason laid eyes on the talent at Escambia County, he knew he wanted to be the Blue Devils' head football coach. Mason was hired ...



Man charged for burglary, theft - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A Paxton man has been charged with burglary, theft of property in the first degree, breaking and entering a vehicle and felony criminal mischief in an ...



Fiery crash claims life of Andalusia man - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

An Andalusia teen has been charged with a Class C felony after he allegedly fired shots into a residence Friday... read more. Print Article ...



Christmas parades begin Thursday - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The annual Christmas parades begin this week, when Andalusia's parade rolls at 7 on Thursday night, Nov. 29. The theme is Classic Christmas Songs.



New Brockton coach Justin Jones accepts position at Cordova  The Southeast Sun

New Brockton football coach Justin Jones was approved on Thursday, Jan. 11, as the new head coach of Cordova High School in northern Alabama.



Restaurant planned for historic depot - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Florala Mayor Terry Holley said this week that renovations are under way at the historic depot, which will become a restaurant and event venue. The city-owned ...



2 plead guilty in child sex abuse crimes - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Defendants in unrelated sex offenses against minors recently pleaded guilty, according to a press release from the Covington County District Attorney's office.



Arrest reports for Tues., March 12, 2019 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Arrested and booked into the Covington County Jail by the Covington County Sheriff's Office- including the Florala, Lockhart, Red Level, Opp, Gantt, and River ...



County BOE begins hiring for 2018-19 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Matthew Thomas Canant as bus mechanic. Tammy Eaton as bookkeeper at Fleeta Junior High School. Carmen L. Powell as Pre-K auxiliary teacher at Fleeta ...



Update: Michael's track shifts west; county under tropical storm warning - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Update, 6:30 p.m. Monday. The National Weather *Service* in Mobile reported in its 6 p.m. update that Hurricane Michael had moved slightly west, which means ...



Earthquake recorded in Alabama - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The National Earthquake Information Center (NEIC) reported a 3.1 magnitude earthquake early Monday afternoon near Flomaton. According to the NEIC, the ...



200 official Alabama Bicentennial Schools named  WSFA

Two-hundred Alabama schools have been selected as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Friday.



Doster's case began with 2002 jail escape - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Oscar Roy Doster was convicted of three counts of capital murder in 2006 for his part in the 2002 murder of Gantt resident Paul LeMaster. The story began on ...



Motorcycle crash claims life of Andalusia man - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A two-vehicle crash at 6:10 p.m., on Wed., April 10, claimed the life of an Andalusia man. Tommy Jason Sutton, 35, died as a result of injuries sustained when his ...



Memorial held in Florala for fallen Alabama Marine  WSFA

Hundreds of friends, family and community members gathered in Florala on Saturday to honor the life of Sgt. Joshua Turner.



DTF arrests 6 for meth - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

On Monday, November 5, 2018, agents with the 22nd Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, the Lockhart Police Department, Florala Police Department, Covington ...



Trick-or-treat hours set, caution urged - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Rebecca Yeager has been teaching STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art and math – classes at Andalusia Elementary School to... read more.



From undrafted to the NFL: 21 who made it  AL.com

Not all NFL players start their pro careers after being chosen in the annual draft.



Inmate dies in county jail (Updated with identity) - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Police Department is investigating the death of an inmate who died Wednesday while in custody at the Covington County Jail. Sheriff Dennis ...



Obituaries for Tues., Jan. 8, 2019 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Mrs. Ruth Viola McKathan, of Semmes, Ala., passed away Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, at her residence. She was 88. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Wed., Jan.



Man shot, killed at Hazlets Bridge - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Florala High School's “Back In Time” bicentennial project proposal was one of 200 to receive state funding, and FHS 11th... read more. Print Article ...



Florala chief: No more explosives found; drug charges added for wife - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Florala Police Chief Sonny Bedsole was breathing a sigh of relief Tuesday afternoon. Bedsole said that the Dothan bomb squad called to Florala Monday ...



Optometry office to open in Florala - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Dr. Josh Driver and Dr. Andrew Carter are opening an optometry office in Florala next month. The men, who currently practice optometry in Opp, made the ...



Local teen killed in crash - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A Red Level teen was killed in a car crash Monday afternoon, According to State Troopers. Sgt. Drew Brooks, spokesperson for the Alabama State Troopers' ...



Changing of the guard: Turman anxious to get started as new sheriff, names new employees - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

It's been almost six months since Blake Turman was elected to be Covington County's new sheriff, and he's anxious to get started. Turman officially takes over at ...



Former superintendent elected Florala mayor - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Former Covington County Superintendent Terry Holley was elected mayor of Florala Tuesday. holley-terry Holley defeated current Councilman Marvin Williford, ...



2 wanted for questioning in Friday night shooting - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

After hosting HGTV stars from the show “Home Town,” Amanda Henderson and Alayna Cook from the Opp Downtown Redevelopment Authority... read more.



New business opening in Florala Industrial Park - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A new business will be making its way to Florala and is set to open in March. Graceland Portable Buildings will have its grand opening on March 3rd .



NEW CROP FOR COVINGTON? - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Ibidapo, the CEO of Cannabis South, is one of only 152 licensed growers of hemp in Alabama, and one of only three in Covington County. The 2018 Agriculture ...



O'Reilly incorporates Irish culture into class - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

For Red Level High School English teacher Gavin O'Reilly, teaching was something he tried to avoid in Ireland, but eventually found his passion for it in the ...



New clinic a win-win for Florala, hospital - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Florala area residents got perhaps the best community news they've had in three years on Monday when Andalusia Health formally confirmed what had been ...



Powell named SES principal - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Covington County Board of Education has named Donny Powell principal of Straughn High School. “I was pleased with the number and quality of applicants ...



48-hour effort gets 3 people, meth off street - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Approximately six ounces of methamphetamine was taken off the streets in a 48-hour period this week, thanks to the combined efforts of Florala Police Chief ...



Florala Car Show set for June 24 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Andalusia City Schools, Covington County Schools, and Opp City Schools... read more.



Remember when: Summer was busy in '51  Andalusia Star-News

“Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum, Summertime” – “No more studying history, No more reading geography, We'll shut them books and throw them away, ...



ESCC to host girls basketball tournament  Dothan Eagle

Geneva County head basketball coach and tournament director Karie Striplin gave information on the upcoming girls basketball games during a press ...



Council OKs deal for Opp biz - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Despite threats from owners of an existing trucking company currently doing business in Opp that it “may” leave if the city agreed to give property to a competing ...



READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL: Andy youth league gets season started this weekend - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Youth Football League will kickoff their season on Saturday with a non-conference game on the road against the Florala Wildcats.



River Falls woman charged with attempted murder - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A local woman has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a Friday night incident on Gantt Road in River Falls. River Falls Police Chief Cody ...



State, local officials announce $1.5M mental health facility - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Alabama Department of Mental Health on Tuesday broke ground on a $1.5 million secure forensics facility in Andalusia. South Central Alabama Mental ...



Sunday wreck near Kinston claims 3 lives - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A two-vehicle crash at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, December 30, has claimed the life of two Elba men and one juvenile. Jakan Kyle, 18, was killed when the 2010 ...



County schools to collaborate for musical - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The four Covington County high schools have decided to come together to offer students an exciting opportunity: participation in a joint production of “Shrek: The ...



Gitenstein remembered for touching lives - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Dr. Seymour Gitenstein was remembered yesterday as a man who touched thousands of lives in Covington County with both sewing machines and scholarships ...



McGuire opposes new mental facility - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Former District Judge Trippy McGuire on Tuesday joined the ranks of those opposing the placement of a secure forensic mental health facility in Andalusia, and ...



Suspect in Samson murder dies of self-inflicted wound - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Both U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) Thursday voted... read more.



Region offers haunted houses, mazes, festivals this month - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

It is time for all things fall-related, and that means haunted houses, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and hayrides are about to be in full swing. One popular ...



Boarding house has a long, colorful history - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The practice of operating boarding houses to accommodate temporary or extended residential *service* seems to have been discontinued presently for the most ...



37 minors charged for alcohol - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A weekend River Falls Police Department traffic security checkpoint on Alabama Hwy. 55, resulted in the arrests of 47 people, 37 of whom were charged as ...



Pizza Express opens in downtown Florala - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Florala recently got a new eatery when G.K. Patel opened up Pizza Express in downtown. 0602-pizza “Well, there wasn't anywhere within about 20 miles to get ...



3 locals charged for drugs - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Three people were arrested Thursday on drug charges after a months-long investigation that followed a drive-by type shooting on Oak Street in August.



DynCorp plans local facility - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

DynCorp confirmed on Tuesday what local airport officials had hinted at in recent weeks: The company plans to put people to work in Andalusia in the Standard ...



Nutrition Shack opening on E3N next week - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Mississippi natives Hunter and Eden Wallace are bringing The Nutrition Shack to Andalusia to offer a healthier eating option. “We discovered Andalusia and ...



Photo of John Independence Hassell prompts family story - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A friend shared with this writer a photo of an older gentleman this week. The subject was John Independence Hassell (1850-1926). The middle name of ...



Community Christmas registration is Nov. 3 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Registration for Andalusia Community Christmas will be held on Saturday, November 3. Andalusia Community Christmas serves children ages 2 through 10 ...



CONFESSION GIVES MURDER VICTIM'S FAMILY CLOSURE - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

After almost 38 years of wondering, and almost giving up ever reaching closure, Charles Smith met face to face in Holman Prison with the man who killed his ...



Restaurant ownership changes - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The owners of Chow King in Dothan have bought out Chen's Garden in Andalusia and are renovating it to become King Buffet. King Buffet started renovations ...



Cox family may hold national record for family reunions - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Cox name appears in early records in South Alabama. In 1821, a voting precinct was established at the home of Edward Cox in Henry County on the ...



Short: Mental health facility will only be used for criminals - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Editor's note: Earlier this week, The Star-News reported on comments Presiding Circuit Judge Charles A. “Lex” Short made at the Covington County Commission ...



Sheriff identifies man found near burning car - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Covington County Sheriff's Department has identified the man found dead Wednesday morning at his Brooklyn Road residence. Wayne Bruce Nelson's ...



Public comment sought for proposed fee increase at Conecuh Shooting Range - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The National Forests in Alabama are proposing to add a special recreation permit fee at the Conecuh Shooting Range. In this proposal, both ranges would cost ...



Family fights murderer's parole - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Robert Anthony “Tony” Rawls has spent the last 18 years in prison for the 1994 murder of his estranged wife, Juanita “Nita” Carroll Rawls. Her family wants make ...



FINISHING TOUCHES: Jack's plans opening on Jan. 21 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Construction at Jack's restaurant in Andalusia is still underway, but company officials said that everything is on schedule for a grand opening at 5 a.m., on Mon., ...



Ingram descendants left Oakey Streak for Covington County - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Ingram family of Butler and Covington Counties is another with roots in the Oakey Streak community. Their Ingram ancestor appears to have migrated there ...



Kirkpatrick helped others, community - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Local businessman C.L. Kirkpatrick died this past weekend, just days shy of his 94th birthday. Kirkpatrick was in the insurance business before opening ...



Deputies, Marshals arrest local man on 'Most Wanted' list - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Covington County Sheriff's Department deputies and agents with the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force on Wednesday afternoon arrested Ray Randall Russell, ...



County teams ranked in 1st ASWA basketball poll of the year - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

This week's Alabama Sports Writers Association high school basketball rankings, the first of the season, along with other teams nominated by their area's sports ...



86-year-old Opp man dies after vehicle strikes tractor - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Four juvenile suspects are expected to be charged in the weekend burglary of the Woodson Learning Center on C.C. Baker... read more. Print Article ...



Remember when: Neck-and-Neck in '55  Andalusia Star-News

“It was a “jackpot” week for the stork in Andalusia from January 10 through January 18, 1955,” Star News Editor Ed Dannelly wrote. “A total of 18 babies were ...



Chef partners with local pharmacist for new restaurant - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Opp native and award-winning chef Jon Gibson is partnering with his longtime friend, pharmacist Merrill Culverhouse, to open Wheelhouse Restaurant in Opp.



Wreck claims life of Opp woman - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A single-vehicle crash at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, March 2, has claimed the life of an Opp woman. Derriunna Charlesa Gantt, 20, was killed when the 2014 Hyundai ...



2018 South Alabama Airshow - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

9:30 a.m. – Gates open. 10 a.m. – Maneuver Center of Excellence Band (283d Army Band) “Rolling Thunder” (Ft. Benning, Ga.,) mainstage. 11:30 a.m. ...



Father, son guilty in theft of gun - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A Covington County jury spent less than an hour deliberating before finding Donovan Kirk Spenard, 52, of Andalusia, and his son, Joseph Spenard, 25, also of ...



Memorial to lynching victims includes 5 from county - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice that opened last week in Montgomery holds a grim cloister of 800 weathered steel columns hanging from the roof.



LOCAL MAN CHARGED IN 1967 COLD CASE - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The death of a local man made news across the country after news outlets in Spokane, Wash., reported that he was under investigation for the cold case ...



Remember When: The Charles Brooks Story - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

One of my favorite stories to tell to school children at the Three Notch Museum when school groups tour is about a boy who grew up at 207 Rankin Street and ...



Sanctuary owner downsizing to focus on health - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

BLOUNT COUNTY – The dust had not settled behind Sandra Shaffer's golf cart before her donkey, Noah, belted out a plea for her to stop by his enclosure at 2nd ...



Moore Road accident claims life - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Andalusia Police officers, along with Andalusia Firefighters and Advanced EMS responded to a two vehicle accident on Moore Road behind Andalusia ...



Andy BOE non-renews head basketball coach - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Andalusia High School is in need of a new head basketball coach after the board of education voted to non-renew Anthony Clark Monday. The board hired Clark ...



Youth Fishing Derby being held Saturday - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The annual Youth Fishing Derby host by the US Forest *Service*, Kiwanis and Alabama 4-H being held tomorrow (Saturday) at 7 a.m.. The location is next to the ...



AYFL sign ups coming soon - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Youth Football League will hold sign-ups for the upcoming 2019 Football Season May 13th and 16th from 5:30 p.m., until 7:00 p.m., at the ...



APD releases identity of wreck victim - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday called for a 10-cent gas tax increase to fund repairs to the state's infrastructure and... read more. Print Article ...



HEADED HOME: Service planned for WWII pilot shot down in France - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Mark Stone said his family is overwhelmed by the respect being shown his great-uncle as the Army prepares to bring the WWII pilot's recently-identified remains ...



Anderson retiring after 40 years as LEO - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

After almost 40 years of dedicated *service* to law enforcement, David Anderson is retiring to live what he hopes will be a life full of fishing trips and “listening to ...



Remember when: Early inhabitants of Alabama - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

“The Girl I Left Behind Me” is a tune we often hear in the old cowboy movies. It is an English folk song traditionally played when soldiers left for war. The tune was ...



84-year-old man in jail for groping 7-year-old boy - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

An 84-year-old man was charged this week after allegedly sexually abusing a child under the age of 12. Florala Police Chief Sonny Bedsole said his department ...



Fishing Derby postponed to June 15 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The U.S. Forest *Service*, Kiwanis and Alabama 4-H has postponed its annual Youth Fishing Derby to next Saturday, June 15. The change was made due to ...



Ex-deputy arrested for theft - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A former sheriff's deputy and former candidate for sheriff was arrested on felony theft charges this week. District Attorney Walt Merrell said that Johnny Wayne ...



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