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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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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.



DAR gets 223 hydrants sponsored in county, seeks additional support - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

After a successful 2018 campaign that got most of Andalusia's fire hydrants painted red, white, and blue, the Old Three Notch Chapter of the Daughters of the ...



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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

A single-vehicle crash at 5:48 p.m. Fri, Feb. 22, claimed the life of an Andalusia man. Sgt. Drew Brooks of the Alabama Highway Patrol said Joseph Ryan Ballard ...



200 official Alabama Bicentennial Schools named  WSFA

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Turman takes oath as sheriff, prays to remember 'good men do bad things' - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Presiding Circuit Judge Lex Short administered the oath of office to Sheriff Blake Turman Monday morning. Short said the county's first sheriff was sworn in in ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

The Covington County Sheriffs Department is looking for two people believed to be involved in a shooting in River Falls between 8 and 9 0'clock tonight.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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. ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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., ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Dance event to raise funds for Full Tummy - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The 2nd Annual Dance and Donate Event to support the Full Tummy Project of Covington County is this month and Organizer Katie King said that they are ...



Opp cheer team wins 3rd state title - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Opp High School cheer team won its third consecutive championship in the Alabama High School Athletic Association State Finals on Saturday at Wallace ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



Owen family ancestors settled in the Pigeon Creek community - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Another family which migrated to the Oakey Streak and Pigeon Creek communities of Butler County, Ala., was the Owen or Owens. It appears that members of ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



2 escapees of Brewton work release still at large - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Escambia County, Alabama, authorities are searching for two work-release inmates who escaped from the barracks at the Escambia County Sheriff's Office ...



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 ...



Enterprise Piney Woods Festival set this weekend - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The 45th annual Piney Woods Arts Festival takes place today, April 13 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sun., April 14, from noon until 4 p.m., on the running track of ...



Early-morning wreck claims life of Dozier woman - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The Andalusia Area Chamber of Commerce is polling area residents to determine why residents do or don't participate in recycling... read more. Print Article ...



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 ...



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 ...



Coterie prepares for 48th annual Storybook Festival - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

The annual Coterie Storybook Festival will feature special guests Super Why and Princess Presto from Alabama Public Television's “Super Why.” The event is ...



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. ...



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