Erin Dauphin was among those working out at USA Gym on Wednesday afternoon. With the new year, many have joined the quest to stay fit and ... Read more

Latest news

Full Tummy Project has successful 1st year

After nearly a year in service, the Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Fully Tummy Project has tripled the number of students it serves and is looking ... Read more

  1. OCS Pre-K going strong; taking apps
  2. LBW celebrates 50 years
  3. Man leads cops on chase, tussles

The Latest

$1 tree sale slated for next week

Looking for something to pretty up your yard? Then, look no further than the upcoming annual Covington County Forestry Planning Committee’s annual tree sale. The ... Read more

Circus, fair coming to Florala

The circus is coming, and so is the fair. The Florala City Council on Monday granted permission for Lewis and Clark Circus to do a ... Read more

2nd woman charged with sodomy, rape

An Opp woman is behind bars after she allegedly had sexual contact with a minor under the age of 16. Opp Police Assistant Chief Kevin ... Read more

E-911 negotiating new system

Covington County E-911 is currently in negotiations for a new 911 switch, officials said Tuesday. E-911 Director Kristi Stamnes said they hope to have the ... Read more

Bill aimed at giving students more religious expression

A bill filed for this year’s legislative session is aimed at giving students the rights to more religious expression. The bill is sponsored by Rep. ... Read more

  1. County considering lodging tax, increases in filing fees
  2. Milk prices expected to decrease in ‘15
  3. Key Club 5K slated for February [with forms]
  4. LBWCC College 101 set for February
  5. Same-sex marriage on hold, at least until Feb.9
  6. Woman arrested for sodomy, rape
  7. Local Kiwanians celebrate 100 years of organization
  8. Demolition on hold
  10. Judge: Same-sex ruling may not apply here
  11. Man arrested for sex abuse
  12. Truckers, nurses, retail most available jobs
  13. Jobless rate at 6-year low
  14. Cancer Freeze recipient loses battle to Hodgkins
  15. Tax identity theft awareness Tip 1
  16. Fire marshal shuts hotel in Brewton
  17. Tickets on sale for Catholics’ Italian dinner
  18. Opp resident: She’s my hero
  19. Bigger roles for Sessions?
  20. LBW announces honors lists
  21. Report: Grads need review courses
  22. Victim admits to shooting himself
  23. County Commission sets workshop
  24. ARH seeks former patients


Straughn B-team throttles Red Level

Straughn B-team throttles Red Level

The Straughn Tigers’ B-team took care of business against the Red Level Tigers Tuesday night for a 52-14 victory.   The host Tigers shot out ... Read more

  1. Straughn Lady Tigers take down RLHS
  2. Throwback Thursday
  3. Second half guides Straughn past Red Level


Duncan descendants finally settled in the Opp community

The Duncan name appeared in the Andalusia area of Covington County during the early 1820s, which is when the area was being settled. Since Andalusia ... Read more

Expanding creativity

Expanding creativity

Suzanne Boyington and Cindy Colquett participated in the last week’s LAAC paint party. Brittany DeLong/Star-News Reid teaches weekly paint parties at LAAC The Lower Alabama Arts ... Read more

Special Sections


Straughn gets $600K grant

A three-year, $600,000 grant means that Straughn schools will soon be able to expand its after-school program. County Schools Federal Programs Coordinator Donny Powell confirmed ... Read more


Waiting game? There’s an app for that

Today, we play the waiting game. We wait for our name to be called by the ... Read more

Letter to the Editor

Please, don’t abuse gators

I found your front page photo regarding “Gigantic Gators” to be not amusing, but a disturbing comment on our society. Hunting is one thing, quite ... Read more