Visitors to Andalusia Elementary School on Friday might have thought they made a wrong turn. Students and faculty alike marked the 100th day of school ... Read more

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Judge: Same-sex ruling may not apply here

A federal judge in Mobile on Friday struck down Alabama’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, but the public official responsible for marriage licenses in Covington ... Read more

  1. Man arrested for sex abuse
  2. Truckers, nurses, retail most available jobs
  3. Jobless rate at 6-year low

The Latest

Cancer Freeze recipient loses battle to Hodgkins

One of the seven designated Cancer Freeze recipients for 2015 lost his battle to Hodgkins Lymphoma Thursday. Justin Heath Copeland, 21, of Opp was diagnosed ... Read more

Tax identity theft awareness Tip 1

This coming week is Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, and the Federal Trade Commission is providing daily tips. First up: Tax identity theft happens when ... Read more

Fire marshal shuts hotel in Brewton

The state fire marshal’s office shut down the Brewton Ramada Inn Friday, citing unsafe conditions for guests. Fire Marshal Ed Paulk said the cease and ... Read more

Tickets on sale for Catholics’ Italian dinner

Tickets on sale for Catholics’ Italian dinner

Looking for somewhere local to treat your sweetheart for Valentines Day? Christ the King Catholic Church may have the right solution for you with its ... Read more

Opp resident: She’s my hero

Walmart associate finds nearly 50-year-old wedding band To Opp resident Cheryl Graves, Walmart associate Tomicina Burnett is a hero. Graves said this week she shopped ... Read more

  1. Bigger roles for Sessions?
  2. LBW announces honors lists
  3. Report: Grads need review courses
  4. Victim admits to shooting himself
  5. County Commission sets workshop
  6. ARH seeks former patients
  7. 2 more days for Scale Back entries
  8. Sessions to chair immigration
  9. Barton murder case delayed
  10. Smith reappointed to Utilities
  11. Some taxpayers eager to file 2015 returns
  12. State Parks offer free camping
  13. Volunteers needed to fight teen drug use
  14. Work begins for new Taco Bell
  15. SHS junior part of inaugural events
  16. Wanta karaoke?
  17. Superintendents support proposed school calendar bill
  18. President to attend Selma bridge crossing in March
  19. Opp Council: Demolish house
  20. Dixons 1st ever title sponsor for Cookies with Characters
  21. Tip leads to jail shakedown; no weapon found
  22. 25K+ acres of forest being burned
  24. Jones: Prisons among top agenda items in 2015


Lady Tiger’s win earns them share of area title

Lady Tiger’s win earns them share of area title

The Straughn Lady Tigers stomped the Andalusia Lady Bulldogs 55-33 Friday night in Andalusia to win a share of the regular season area title.   ... Read more

  1. Bulldogs clinch regular season area title
  2. Tiger’s B-team down Bulldogs
  3. Red Level splits varsity games with Zion Chapel


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