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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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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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Teen dies in ATV accident - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Straughn High School student Jaden Nolan, 16, died Saturday morning in an ATV accident at near the school. Nolan. The Covington County Sheriff's ...



200 official Alabama Bicentennial Schools named  WSFA

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



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 ...



ESCC to host girls basketball tournament | News  Dothan Eagle

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



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 .



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

An 86-year-old old Opp man died Monday as the result of injuries sustained when the plow of a tractor he was driving was struck by a vehicle. The wreck closed ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Suddenly, strawberries are in season - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

One could say that the people at Edmondson's Farms are experts at growing strawberries. The farm, which is located in Florala, has been growing fruits and ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Updated: On Sunday, February 17, 2019, the Montgomery County Alabama Sheriff's Office received a tip from a citizen identifying the vehicle Chad Green was ...



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.



What characters! Auditions begin for annual Cookies event - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Meredith's Miracles on Tuesday began tryouts for the 2019 Cookies with Character event, but Executive Director Kiley Spears said there are plenty more ...



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 ...



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. ...



Stage set in Florala to honor fallen Marine Sgt. Josh Turner  WSFA

The 12 Marines killed in the mid-air collision. (Source: KHNL). The shores of Lake Jackson (Source: WSFA 12 News). A crowd of 300 people is expected at the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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% ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Eiland family descendants claim Welch ancestry - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Eiland family of Covington County, Ala., was introduced and covered to some extent in an earlier column. However, additional information allows a further ...



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., ...



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, ...



PowerSouth announces plans to lower Gantt Lake in 2019 - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

PowerSouth has announced its plans to lower the water level in Gantt Lake in September 2019, to allow for maintenance to the Gantt Hydroelectric Dam.



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 ...



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 ...



Celebrity visits Buddy's - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Country music star Luke Bryan stopped by Buddy's Fireworks in Florala on Monday to purchase some fireworks on his way to the Gulf Coast. He is shown with ...



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.



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 ...



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.



Covington County family competes for top honors - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Dakota and Amanda Caraway of Caraway Farms in Covington County are one of six outstanding farm families that will be showcased April 6 as they compete for ...



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.



Remember When: Monday won't be 1st time band witnessed history - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Governor Kay Ivey and other constitutional office holders will be sworn into office on January 14, 2019. Ivey became governor in April 2017 when then-Governor ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Thomasson Cemetery is memorial to Cornelius S. Thomasson - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

As a spin off from last week's column featuring the Thomasson Boarding House, a history of the Thomasson Cemetery and related family will be featured.



Months after wreck, victim 'wakes up' - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

“It was like they passed each other in transit – T.J. leaving, and Tyler coming back to us.” Those are the words of Andalusia High School baseball coach ...



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 ...



Trick-or-treat hours set - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

This year, Halloween trick-or-treating is door to door in the counties municipalities. The following hours have been designated for Tues., Oct. 31: • Andalusia, 6 to ...



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, ...



New Yellow River bridge planned - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Alabama Department of Transportation plans to build a new bridge at the Yellow River Bridge on Hwy. 55, according to a project letting list posted in late ...



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 ...



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. ...



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 ...



'03 case unsolved; murder scene was 'horrific' - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Not much is known about Colin Douglas Millick other than he was bearen to death in Florala in 2003. No one knows how the 56-year-old, wanted for violating ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Shine descendants settled in the Oakey Streak community - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Some members of the Shine family which settled in the Oakey Streak community of Butler County, Ala., intermarried with descendants of the Stallings family ...



Roberts descendants settled in Florala - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Descendants of the Roberts family appeared in Covington County, Ala., circa 1850. Several began to purchase land from the government during the early 1850s ...



Southside to host women's conference - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Southside Baptist Church is hosting the “All Things New” Women's Conference on Sat., Jan. 12, 2019. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The conference will begin at 9 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Need an Uber or a lyft? - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday encouraged all Alabamians to take advantage of ridesharing during their summer festivities and throughout the year as she ...



Opp police investigate man's death - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Opp Police Department is investigating the death of a 24-year-old man who was found dead Wednesday morning. Officers were called to Fairview Avenue ...



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