Robert Blankenship, Author at The Andalusia Star-News


Flags stop in Andalusia on trek to World Games

The U.S. Flag that will fly during Birmingham’s World Games this summer made a stop in Andalusia Tuesday afternoon as it travels 3,100 miles from ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Saturday, July 2, 2022 11:00 am


Andalusia BOE approves device policy for AJHS

The Andalusia Board of Education on Wednesday, June 22 approved a policy related to electronic communication for Andalusia Junior High School. The “Electronic Communication Device ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Monday, June 27, 2022 7:30 am


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 ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:56 pm


Unemployment rates see slight increase for May

Unemployment rates for May saw a slight increase across the area, including in Covington County, according to the Alabama Department of Labor. In May, Covington ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:00 pm


Andalusia BOE approves personnel changes

The Andalusia City Schools Board of Education met on Wednesday, June 8 when a number of personnel decisions were made in preparing for the upcoming ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 11:00 am


LAAC ready to move forward on ‘Three Notch Hub’

The Lower Alabama Arts Council presented a proposal to the Andalusia City Council Tuesday regarding the creation of a new museum that would provide more ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Monday, June 13, 2022 9:15 am


Hwy. 55 signs unveiled honoring Evans, Medal of Honor recipient

Two signs were unveiled on the morning of Memorial Day honoring Covington County’s only Medal of Honor recipient, Sgt. Rodney J. Evans. Following the unveilings, ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Wednesday, June 1, 2022 7:30 am


Turman re-elected to sheriff seat; Hammett claims win in House race

Incumbent Covington County Sheriff Blake Turman will remain in that seat after he defeated former sheriff Dennis Meeks in Tuesday’s primary election. Turman claimed 5,539 ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Friday, May 27, 2022 1:00 pm


Unemployment rate drops to 1.9 percent in Covington County

Covington County’s unemployment rate has dropped to 1.9 percent, according to Alabama Department of Labor statistics for the month of April. The county’s rate reflects ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Thursday, May 26, 2022 7:30 am


Suspect leads law enforcement on high-speed pursuit

A high-speed pursuit involving multiple law enforcement agencies that began Tuesday afternoon in Gantt ended in Conecuh County with the arrest of a suspect. According ... Read more

by Robert Blankenship, Monday, May 23, 2022 12:21 pm

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