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

A Florala man was charged with drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia Thursday after a search warrant revealed 200 grams of ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Andalusia school calendar approved for 2018-19 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Students in the Andalusia City School system will start school on Mon., Aug. 6, 2018. The board of education approved the 2018-19 calendar Monday. Holidays ...



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 ...



Man in custody for Florala murder - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

By Tori Bedsole. A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Tekevious Darnell Best, which occurred in front of the Huddle House in Florala ...



200 Schools selected as official Alabama Bicentennial Schools  WTVY, Dothan

The Alabama Bicentennial Schools Initiative encourages all public, private, and homeschool students and teachers to participate in the celebration of Alabama's ...



Eglin plans exercises on Lake Jackson - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Lake Jackson in Florala will be closed on Thursday, May 31, but it could be the most entertaining day on the lake this season. The Florala Council agreed ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 .



Veterans Day events set - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

U.S. Marine Corps Major (Ret.) Christopher Lawson, a Pleasant Home graduate, will be the guest speaker at this year's Veterans Day program, set for Mon., Nov ...



Lawson to keynote Veterans Day event - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

U.S. Marine Corps Major (Ret.) Christopher Lawson will be the guest speaker at this year's Veterans Day program, set for Mon., Nov. 12, immediately following ...



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 ...



Crops escape damage - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Local farmers said that it is a blessing that Hurricane Michael did not hit Covington County as hard as surrounding counties. “I have talked with several people in ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Anderson to be honored as AHS Outstanding grad - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

John W. Anderson Sr., who enjoyed a distinguished career in agribusiness, is among the five Andalusia High School alumni being honored this week as AHS ...



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. ...



Morning update: Increased confidence of PCB-area landfall - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Confidence continues to increase that Hurricane Michael will make landfill in the vicinity of Panama City, but small deviations due to wobbles close to the coast ...



Shooting victim air lifted from school - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Covington County Sheriff's Department is investigating an early evening shooting that occurred on Falco Road near Pleasant Home Friday. The victim was ...



Meet the ambassadors - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The City of Andalusia's Ambassadors for the 2018-19 school year recently were introduced to the Andalusia City Council. Students are selected through an ...



Arrest Report for Fri., Aug. 17 - 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 ...



Florala volunteers organizing 1st Christmas around the lake - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A new group of volunteers working in Florala, Friends of the Lake, plans to stage their first event in time for the holidays. “What we're planning is Christmas ...



210 angels ready for Christmas adoption - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

With only 210 children identified as angels for Andalusia's Community Christmas, organizer Larry Avery has extended registration for another week. “It rained on ...



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 ...



Jade Jones remembered as likeable, mannerly boy - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Twelve-year-old Jade “Bubba” Jones was remembered Friday as a young man who was “all boy,” but loved by his classmates and teachers. Jade, 12, died ...



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 ...



Sheriff's race on Tuesday ballot - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Covington County voters will elect a sheriff when they go to the polls this Tuesday, June 5 – or at least narrow the field of candidates from three to two.



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 ...



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, ...



Jack's locating in Andalusia - The Andalusia Star-News  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 ...



4 charged with murder free on bond - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The four people charged with murder in the Friday death of Joshua J. Mount are free on bond. At about 2:30 Friday afternoon, deputies received a call to Hazlets ...



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 ...



Track & field, cross-country venue planned - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Covington County Board of Education agreed Tuesday to move forward with a new, centrally-located track and field and cross-country facility, authorizing ...



Cost Plus closing - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Cost Plus, located on East Three Notch Street, posted a banner at its store on Tuesday announcing it is closing. The banner says, “Store Closing. Save! No 10% ...



Smith to address LBWCC grads - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

LBW Community College officials announced this week that Gary Smith, PowerSouth CEO, will be the guest speaker for the 2018 commencement ceremony at 2 ...



Should bridge be closed? - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

After five years of silence about the condition of Pigeon Creek Bridge on Lloyd Mill Road, the Covington County Commission is taking a look at the issue again ...



Coterie's 18th Run for Kids next weekend - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The 18th Annual Coterie Run for Kids 5K is scheduled for next Sat., Oct. 20, and race coordinator Debbie Maraman said that she is hoping to raise the amount ...



August drag boat racing could give Florala tourism boost - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Florala Mayor Terry Holley hopes a group of boat racers will give his community an economic boost later this month. He and other city council members agreed ...



PLAYING A-TOWN [with photos] - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Opp High School picked up three best-in-class awards, and Straughn earned one in the A-Town Invitational marching band contest here Saturday. Opp's drum ...



Wreck claims life of OES 4th grader; grandmother also seriously injured - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Opp Police Department and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Traffic Homicide Investigation Troopers are still investigating a traffic collision that ...



Plenty of fireworks options - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Andy's Fireworks in Andalusia is located at 23639 Alabama Highway 55, Andalusia. For more information call 334-488-1123. Opening times vary.



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 ...



Sunday wreck claimed life of young mom - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Alabama State Troopers have identified the 25-year-old woman who died in a Sunday morning wreck as Jacqueline Haley Elisha Henderson. Henderson died ...



Annual Gun, Knife show coming later this month - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The South Alabama Gun Club is expecting another big crowd at the 35th Annual Andalusia Gun and Knife Show to be held next weekend at the Kiwanis ...



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 ...



Smithart finalist for state superintendent of year - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Opp Superintendent of Education Michael Smithart is among the finalists for the School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA) and Classworks' finalists for the ...



SBI investigating Sunday death of Kinston teen of - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) is investigating a Sunday firearm assault that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Kinston teen. Kinston Police ...



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 ...



Turman elected sheriff - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Covington County voters cast their ballots for change Tuesday, electing a new sheriff for the first time since 2006. Challenger Blake Turman, who ran second in a ...



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

Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks said Friday afternoon he expected murder charges to be pressed against a suspect or suspects in the death of J.J. ...



Regional Babe Ruth tourney begins Friday - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

By CHRISTOPHER SMITH and JOSH DUTTON. The Southwest Regional Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament will commence this Friday and Covington County ...



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 ...



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, ...



Crittenden family resided on Crittenden Plantation - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

As a follow-up of last week's story featuring the Crittenden family, today's narrative will continue that story. Since the John Hiram “Jack” Crittenden family will be ...



Dirt Cheap hiring, will open in October - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Managers for Dirt Cheap began interviewing potential employees for its new Andalusia store Monday, and will continue the selection process through Thursday.



Fire claims church - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Freedom Ministries was completely engulfed in flames when Gantt Area Fire Department showed up to the scene at midnight, on Wednesday. “When we ...



Head family members rendered leadership for Covington County - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The family name of Head is remembered by many local residents for several reasons. One of the best known is the popular Covington County Sheriff Thomas E.



Thousands expected at Saturday airshow - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Organizers of the South Alabama Airshow are preparing to deal with a crowd of more than 15,000 people at the South Alabama Regional Airport Saturday, but ...



Covington Honor Flight planning 8th trip for vets - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Covington Region Honor Flight officials say their 2018 trip is almost full, but they are still raising funds to cover expenses. On Fri., Oct. 5, the organization will ...



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 ...



Update: Man charged with Thursday night murder - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

An Andalusia man has been charged with murder in the Thursday night shooting death of a River Falls man. Beam. Jeremy Alan Beam of Andalusia, 35, ...



Update: Body of drowning victim recovered Saturday - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Covington County Sheriff Dennis Meeks said rescue units have recovered the body of the man who drowned in Gantt Lake on Friday. The body of Johnny ...



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

It looked like the annual Candyland Christmas 5K and half-marathon might not happen this year, but the Andalusia Kiwanis Club swooped in to save the day ...



OPD charges 4 with murder; body found in woods [Updated] - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Opp Police Department on Friday night found the body of a man missing from Elba since last Saturday, and four individuals have been charged in his death.



Wreck claims life of coach, 1st year teacher - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The son of Andalusia First United Methodist Church's minister of education died in a car accident Sunday morning. Curtis Robertson Glaize, 24, died when the ...



Shooting suspects surrender - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Two arrests have been made in the March 16 shooting on Falco Road near Wing, Sheriff Dennis Meeks said Tuesday. The suspects, identified as Jake Alan Cox ...



Quilters plan November show - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

In 2004, Covington County Quilt Guild began with a handful of women who were interested in improving their quilting skills, experiencing new techniques and ...



Man pleads in meth case - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

William Octavius Holland, 57, of Andalusia, pleaded guilty Friday morning to trafficking in methamphetamine before Circuit Judge Lex Short, according to a press ...



Child's death investigated - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Local law enforcement authorities confirmed late Friday they are investigating the heat-related death of a 4-year-old girl from the Heath area. Sheriff Dennis ...



Area woman reported missing - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Area residents are searching for former Andalusia resident Sylvia Hemphill, who has been missing since Saturday morning. Jennifer Tolbert, who is Hemphill's ...



Dealers cut ties with YETI - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Yeti Coolers, a favorite brand among outdoor enthusiasts, has cut some ties with the National Rifle Association and now, local outdoor stores are cutting ties with ...



CHASING A CHAMPIONSHIP: County All-Stars to host Southwest Regional - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Covington County 13-15 Babe Ruth All-Stars will host the Southwest Regional tournament in Straughn on July 19. Teams for all across the country have ...



Art camps set in June, July - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Private art camps are being offered in Opp and Andalusia this summer. Cathy Powell will offer summer art lessons, Rhythm and Movement in Art, for several age ...



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 ...



Teen launches care bags for foster kids project - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

When Jesse Jane Bush heard the assignment for her senior English class – Be the Change! – she knew immediately what her topic and project would be.



Former AU standout Tommie Agee to lead Andalusia parks, rec - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Tommie Agee has been named the Director of Leisure Services and special assistant to the mayor for the City of Andalusia. Mayor Earl Johnson made the ...



Apartments planned in 2019 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The construction of a new apartment complex with 56 apartment units is slated for early 2019. Local developer Robert Bishop confirmed he is working with ...



Girl Talk: Engineers share stories - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

For years, engineering has been a predominately male field, but Covington County Career Coach Beth Dean aims to help more women get into the field.



Arrest reports for Tues., March 13, 2018 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Ashley N. McClain, 35, for unemployment comp, held on a $20,000 bond. Aimee Michell Goodson, 23, for failure to appear, held without bond. Deedra Michelle ...



July Jamz kicks off Thursday - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce's summer concert series, July Jamz, kicks off Thursday night, and offers some new twists this year. “We've got ...



Thanksgiving available Thursday - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

St. Mary's Episcopal Church, in cooperation with other churches, supporters and volunteers, will again provide a free meal to anyone who needs it or is alone ...



County inks deal for July Babe Ruth tournament - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Assistant Regional Commissioner Joe Cormier of the Babe Ruth League, Inc. was in attendance at Tuesday's county commission meeting to sign a contract to ...



Nurse practitioner opening new health care office in Opp - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Blissful Healthcare, a new family practice, is coming to Opp thanks to Greenville native Sheena Buckelew. Nurse practitioner Sheena Buckelew is opening a ...



Thanksgiving meals available at Green Tree - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Members of Green Tree Christian Fellowship are planning to prepare meals for up to 250 people on Thanksgiving Day. Pastor John Eiland said the traditional ...



It's a bird, it's a plane ... it's a Harper? [Air Show gallery] - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Johnny Harperwas one of four locals who had an opportunity to parachute during practice day for today's South Alabama Airshow. Ben Bowden, Seth Hammett, ...



Hugghins family ancestor immigrated from Ireland after 1715 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Researching the Joseph Thurman Barrow family recently led to identifying one of his lineages known as the Hugghins family. Today's story will outline what was ...



Crittenden family settled in the Oakey Streak community - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Crittenden family was quite prominent and well-respected in the Oakey Streak community in the Southern area of Butler County, Ala., where they resided on ...



Wife's claim: He set me on fire - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

A Covington County jury saw gruesome photographs of a victim's burns Tuesday, and heard conflicting stories about her injuries in a case in which a former ...



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 ...



County teams remain ranked in newest ASWA basketball poll - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

GIRLS. CLASS 7A. Hoover (11-1); Spain Park (10-2); McGill-Toolen (13-1); Austin (9-2); Sparkman (11-3); Davidson (13-3); Hewitt-Trussville (9-4); Grissom ...



Westview's nativity set this weekend - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Rainy weather cancelled Westview Baptist Church's “Walk To Bethlehem” last night, but the church hopes to be back on schedule Saturday and Sunday nights ...



1 Hughes family came to Covington in 1917 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Based on the genealogy found by this writer while researching the Hughes family of Florala, it appears there were two family lines, which resided there but were ...



Netflix announces Insatiable release - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Netflix yesterday announced that the premiere of Insatiable, based loosely on the life of local attorney and pageant coach Bill Alverson, will be released on ...



Clark signs with Snead State - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Andalusia High School senior Emma Clark signed her Letter of Intent to continue her tennis career this fall at Snead State Community College on Friday at AHS.



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