🚨 Traffic Alert: Lane Blockage Due to Crash on AL 106, Butler County
The time displayed is local to the original 511 traffic site in Alabama. Local commuters should be aware of a traffic incident that has occurred on AL 106 in Butler County. The crash has resulted in lane blockage, and motorists are advised to proceed with caution when travelling through this area. Authorities are on the scene attending to the situation. Drivers are encouraged to stay vigilant to avoid any disruptions and to plan for potential delays while the blockage is being addressed. The safety of travelers is of the utmost importance, and updates will be provided as the situation evolves. Please consider alternate routes if possible to minimize congestion and ensure a smoother flow of traffic.
City paves way for $1.1 million to be spent for road resurfacing projects
The Andalusia City Council has approved a list of local streets that will be part of a resurfacing project. The project includes at least portions of 29 streets at a cost of $1.1 million, which will be paid from a 2022 bond issue. Earlier this year, the city council approved a multi-year contract that set […] The post City paves way for $1.1 million to be spent for road resurfacing projects appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
Pike County man sentenced after pleading guilty to 2021 murder
PIKE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) - A Pike County man will spend the next few decades in prison after pleading guilty on Tuesday to charges related to the 2021 killing of a woman. According to information released on Wednesday, Dustin Byrd appeared before Judge Shannon Clark in the Pike County Circuit Court on February 27, during which time he pleaded guilty to the charge of murder. This came after illness and scheduling issues forced the State of Alabama and Byrd to enter settlement negotiations for a resolution in the case.
Four animals killed in Coffee County fire
ENTERPRISE, Ala (WDHN) — On Monday, volunteer firefighters rushed to the 3500 block of County Road 606 in Enterprise after someone reported their neighbor’s house was on fire at 9:10 a.m. According to the Battons Volunteer Fire Department, when firefighters from Battons and Enterprise Fire arrived, they immediately...
Arrest Reports for February 19-25, 2024
NOTE: The Andalusia Star-News will publish arrest reports as they are received. Ethan Attaway Smith was arrested and charged as a minor in consumption. Xavier Marquis Straughn was arrested and charged with violation of probation. February 20. Gabrielle Cherie Grady was arrested and charged with bondsman off bond and grand...
Bulldogs rout Bobcats for first win of season
Andalusia took control early with a seven-run second inning and ran away for an 11-3 win at Opp in a varsity baseball matchup of two winless teams on Friday, Feb. 23. The Bulldogs moved to 1-3 on the season, while the Bobcats dropped to 0-4 for the year. Michael O’Brien...
Army helicopter crash lands in Alabama during flight training
Two Army pilots on a training exercise escaped with minor injuries when the helicopter they were in crashed Friday in Alabama, military authorities said. Fort Novosel in Dale County confirmed in a news release that the two-person crew was conducting flight training aboard a UH-72 Lakota helicopter when it went down around 2:35 p.m. in Pike County. The Pike County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash site in a wooded area near the town of Banks.
Black History program inspires year-round commitment to equality
By Ella-Kate Tomlin and Haley Mitchell Godwin In honor of Black History Month, Luverne High School held a vibrant and informative program, commemorating the rich heritage and contributions of African Americans. Organized by Petrina Sankey, along with assistance from several students, the program featured a series of presentations, performances and discussions highlighting pivotal moments, influential […] The post Black History program inspires year-round commitment to equality appeared first on Luverne Journal.
Coffee County seeing a spike in sign stealing
While most candidates are concerned about the polls ahead of the upcoming Primary Election, some have other concerns.
Oleander 2 Civic and Social Club celebrates 20 years
February and Black History Month are always special for the Oleander 2 Civic and Social Club, but this year is even more special as the club is celebrating its 20-year anniversary. The club was established in February 2004 as legacies of their Founding Mother’s The Oleander Club. The Oleander Club was established in June 1975 […] The post Oleander 2 Civic and Social Club celebrates 20 years appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
Hero of the Week – Pastor John Girdley
Pastor John Girdley of First Baptist Church in Greenville has been recognized as The Greenville Advocate Hero of the Week for his dedication to Butler County and the surrounding areas and for his prayerful community service. Sue Arnold, a member of First Baptist Church, described Pastor Girdley as a “hometown hero and ambassador,” highlighting his […] The post Hero of the Week – Pastor John Girdley appeared first on The Greenville Advocate.
Cotton Street Gallery welcomes needlepoint artist Leanna Lesley in March
The Cotton Street Gallery will host needlepoint artist Leanna Lesley with an opening night wine and cheese reception with the artist on Friday, March 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Lesley honors American jazz and blues musicians in stunning freehand needlepoint portraiture. The gallery will host Lesley’s “Shaken by the Roots: Portraits in Needlepoint” during […] The post Cotton Street Gallery welcomes needlepoint artist Leanna Lesley in March appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
Andalusia 12U boys’ basketball All-Stars advance to state tournament
Andalusia’s 12U Boys Basketball All-Stars will advance to the State Tournament in Gadsden in March after finishing the District Tournament as runners-up this past weekend. The 12U All-Stars defeated Geneva, 52-17; defeated Greenville, 38-32; and fell to Enterprise in the finals. Dewayne Sutton, Marcus Denson and Calvin Middleton coached...
Cards grapple in individual sections Feb. 24
The Luverne boys’ wrestling team traveled to Windom for the Section 3AA Individual tournament Saturday, Feb. 24. Senior Sam Rock, with a record of 46-3 this season, qualified for the state tournament by taking first place in the 172-pound weight class.
Sacred Harp or Shape Note Singing: The tradition continues
The Pioneer Museum of Alabama was host to the annual Sacred Harp/Shape Note Singing on Saturday. Shape notes were introduced in 18th-Century England but became popular in the United States, first, in New England, and later in the South. Barbara Tatom, museum director, said the Pioneer Museum of Alabama is excited to host the annual […] The post Sacred Harp or Shape Note Singing: The tradition continues appeared first on The Troy Messenger.
LBW nature trail named for Barbara L. McClain
The Nature Trail on the campus of LBW was officially named the Barbara L. McClain Community Trail on Friday, Feb. 23. “Barbara’s story is the American story. She was born to sharecropper parents who worked hard to provide for their five children. She applied the lesson of hard work and perseverance to her own life […] The post LBW nature trail named for Barbara L. McClain appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat to be held March 20-23
Whether you’re a beginning or experienced writer, interested in fiction or nonfiction, you will be inspired while learning about the craft of writing at the Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat to be held March 20 – 23. In classes taught by seasoned professionals, you will learn how to improve your writing, market your manuscripts, and […] The post Blue Lake Christian Writers Retreat to be held March 20-23 appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
GALLERY: AHS spreads positivity through annual FCCLA Week
In honor of Career and Technical Education Month and Black History Month, Andalusia High School’s chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America held its annual FCCLA Week from Feb. 12-16. FCCLA is the career and technical student organization for Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) formerly known as Home Economics. Jana Clark serves as […] The post GALLERY: AHS spreads positivity through annual FCCLA Week appeared first on The Andalusia Star-News.
Spring Garden girls basketball shut out Elba in first half, cruise to AHSAA Final Four win
BIRMINGHAM — Spring Garden girls basketball started fast and Elba had no answer in the AHSAA Class 1A Final Four game at Legacy Arena on Monday. The Tigers didn't score until 6:30...of the third quarter, as the Panthers cruised to a 62-16 win. By the end of the first quarter, the Panthers led 21-0,...
Pike County Heart Walk receives strong local support
The annual Pike County Heart Walk was held Monday night at the Troy Sports Complex in support of local projects and the American Heart Association. The Pike County Heart Board members were pleased with both the support of local health and safety awareness agencies and the many who took part in the Pike County Heart […] The post Pike County Heart Walk receives strong local support appeared first on The Troy Messenger.