The Andalusia Star-News
207 Dunson St.
Andalusia, AL 36420
The Andalusia Star-News publishes a print edition every Wednesday and Saturday with eEditions published Tuesday through Saturday. Our office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Robert Blankenship is a 23-year veteran in community journalism having worked at newspapers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Indiana. He grew up in Russellville, Alabama and is a graduate of the University of North Alabama. He is married to Melissa Blankenship and they have two children, Samuel and Emma. He joined the Andalusia Star-News in 2020.
Ruck Ashworth has worked at the Andalusia Star-News for 31 years. He serves as advertising manager. He's an avid Alabama Crimson Tide fan and is married to Patty. They have one son, David.
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Jakelyn Carter joined the Andalusia Star-News in March 2023 as a multimedia marketing specialist. She is an Andalusia native who graduated from Andalusia High School in 2011 and Troy University in 2020 where she majored in Communications and minored in Public Relations. When she's not at the Star-News, Jakelyn spends her free time with her family. She has two sons, Major and Mazi.
Zack Maio joined the Andalusia Star-News in June 2021 as a staff writer. He is an Andalusia native who graduated from Straughn High School in 2005 and The University of West Alabama in 2008 where he holds degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. He previously wrote in the Straughn community for 10 years and served as the high school’s sports reporter. Zack was also the statistician for varsity football and baseball as well as the clock operator for volleyball and basketball.
Lisa Eisenberger joined the Andalusia Star-News in August 2019. Originally from Mississippi, she holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Lisa serves as office manager and bookkeeper for the Star-News. When she's not at the Star-News, Lisa is a professional photographer. She and her husband, Clifford, have two daughters, Ava and Everly.
Chris Halford joined the Andalusia Star-News in fall of 2010. He worked his way from mailroom inserter to mailroom manager. He also has served as a carrier for the Star-News. In August 2019, he joined the Star-News as circulation manager. He is a Covington County native and attended Straughn High School. He is an avid Auburn Tigers fan and enjoys spending time with his son, Maliki.