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Andalusia native recipient of ADA’s most prestigious award

(Editor’s Note: This article was contributed by Jennifer Garvin courtesy of ADA News.) There are people in life who push us — to be better, to achieve, out of our comfort zones. For his friends and colleagues across Alabama and beyond, Zack Studstill, D.M.D., is that person and...
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Red Level’s Class of 1972 celebrate 50-year reunion

(Editor’s Note: This article was submitted to the Andalusia Star-News courtesy of the Red Level Class of 1972.) The Red Level High School’s Class of 1972 celebrated its 50-year reunion on Saturday, June 11, in the school’s cafeteria. The last time the class gathered was in 1992,...
RED LEVEL, AL
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Andalusia 12U All-Stars defeat Troy for Dixie Youth district title

Andalusia’s 12U All-Stars defeated Troy twice Monday to capture the Dixie Youth Baseball District Championship. Andalusia 12U Allstars pitchers allowed Troy Ozone Allstars just two hits in the first game Monday. Cade Taylor was the winning pitcher for the Andalusia 12U Allstars. He allowed two hits and one run...
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Loy Ray Morgan, Tech Five, U.S. Army, WW II

As father and son headed out from their hotel to the Normandy beaches, an older French lady stepped forward and asked in her broken English, “Have you been to Normandy before?” The older man replied, “Yes, a long time ago.” Recognizing that he was a veteran, she smiled and said, “Thank you for your service.”
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Andalusia City Council approves $11.7 million bond

The Andalusia City Council on Tuesday approved an $11.7 million bond issue to move a variety of projects forward and to reorganize current debt. The bond issue will be used for continuing the city’s efforts for the redevelopment of downtown, improvements at Johnson Park, street resurfacing, sidewalks, and the construction of a new park.
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Meet Brenda Gantt, Alabama’s iconic grandmother

If you’re at all familiar with Brenda Gantt, you’ve probably wondered if the energetic septuagenarian cook ever sits down. I’m here to tell you that she does, occasionally. I’ve actually seen her sit down for exactly 45 minutes, which was my allotted time for an interview in her home on a recent, rainy morning.
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Covington County 8U softball team wins state championship

The Alabama Babe Ruth Girls State tournament took place June 17-19 in New Site, Alabama. The Covington County 8U girls won the state championship with a thrilling win over Andalusia in the championship game. All teams played divisional games and teams with the best records made the final four. Four...
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Castleberry going strong as she celebrates 90th birthday

Janice Castleberry lives for the Lord every day as someone who enjoys helping others, and Wednesday, June 22, was no different as she celebrates reaching the age of 90. “I feel fine to reach 90. I can’t do what I used to do and want to do, but I’m still moving around. I’ve had a good long life, and God has blessed me to have many people in my life with family and a multitude of friends. I’ve always been a people person and love to help people. It’s always been my desire to help somebody along the way,” Castleberry said.
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BPC Bass Fishing Completes Weekend at Bassmaster College Series Wild Card

LINCOLN, Ala. -- Brewton-Parker Bass Fishing competed over the weekend at the 2022 Strike King Bassmaster College Series Wild Card at Logan Martin Lake in Lincoln, Alabama. Three boats competed for the Barons with a pair of student-athletes landing within the top 30 for the two-day event. Caleb Barrow and...
LINCOLN, AL
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Near-Record Heat Through Friday, Some Weekend Rain

Temperatures were off to the races again Thursday morning. Despite morning lows in the low 70s, Montgomery and Andalusia were already at or above 100° by noon. Afternoon highs range from the upper 90s to low 100s for most locations. The humidity may remain just high enough to result in heat indices above 105° for much of the afternoon. A heat advisory continues until 7PM for central Alabama.
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Murder suspect in court for bond revocation hearing

A suspect in an Andalusia murder investigation was in court this week after allegedly leaving the state and then missing a court appearance. Damien LaShawn Beasley, 17, was arrested in April and charged with the murder of Layla Watson who was killed by a gunshot wound on April 6. After...
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America In Bloom officials visit Brewton

Two America In Bloom advisors criss-crossed through the Brewton community Monday and Tuesday marveling at the changes throughout the city. Sue Amatangelo and Carlo Balistrieri represented the AIB organization taking in every aspect of the community to determine designations the city may earn following their visit. “I was blown away,”...
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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Voreis

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Jane Voreis, 93, Montgomery, Ala., died Saturday, May 7, 2022, in Evergreen, Ala. She was born Aug. 18, 1928, in Plymouth. She married Roger Voreis; he preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Dr. Jeffrey (Donna) Voreis and Jennifer (Larry) Voreis; one granddaughter;...
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Stokes brings time in education to a close

For 32 years, elementary students at Brewton City Schools have been the beneficiaries of the dedication found in teach by Debbie Stokes. Stokes, who will be leaving her post at Brewton Elementary School on June 30, says the time spent with students and fellow teachers through the years has never been taken for granted.
BREWTON, AL
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Fundraiser underway for Andalusia native

A GoFundMe page has been established for Andalusia native Jonathan Douglas, who is seeking help from the public to help raise funds for a barostim implant. “Jonathan has been a fighter for the last 22 years. He has faced leukemia, heart attacks, and many other health issues. As his mother, I have watched him win battle after battle. Now, he needs as many warriors backing him for strength and support as quickly as possible,” said his mother, June Simpson.
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A great first year with Star-News

That old saying “Time flies when you’re having fun” could not be truer as I celebrated one year working for the Andalusia Star-News on Tuesday, June 21. For the last 11 years, writing has become one of my biggest adventures. It’s not just my job but a passion and dream come true. Since I began working with the newspaper, I have come a long way in such a short amount of time. I have learned so much and could not be more grateful for this opportunity to be a local writer.
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Rotary Club sets up for Domino Tournament

The 46th Annual World Championship Domino Tournament returns to Andalusia Friday and Saturday, July 8 and 9. This year’s tournament features a $5,000 first place prize to the winner in the singles competition and $2,500 each to winners in doubles, with more than $20,000 in cash prizes guaranteed. The Rotary Club has awarded more than $1 million in prize money in the history of the tournament.
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