Andalusia (Alabama, United States)

Type: City
Name: Andalusia (Alabama, United States)
Country: United States
Latitude: 31.3085
Longitude: -86.483299
population: 8,435
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

First World problems as seen by third world people

Have you ever bought so many groceries you couldn’t fit them in your refrigerator? Have you ever complained about nothing to wear while staring at a closet full of clothes? If you said, yes, to these questions, then you live in the First World.First World ... [Published Southeast Sun - 4 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

JeffCo school board kicks off development of new strategic plan with $80K contract

HOMEWOOD, Alabama -- The Jefferson County Board of Education voted unanimously today to kick off the development of its new strategic plan by awarding a contract to the consulting group Burke Enterprises LLC.Superintendent Craig Pouncey, who recommended ... [Published al.com - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

CECIL HURT: After three decades of greatness, Andrew Carroll retires from The Tuscaloosa News

In September 1982, when I was hired as a full-time employee by The Tuscaloosa News, Andrew Carroll was already here. He had started a year or so before. But as time wore on, I wondered if Andrew had always been there, as quiet and unchanging as a granite ... [Published Tuscaloosa News - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Aviation company's departure prompts search for new business at South Alabama Regional Airport

An aviation company in Covington County that had hoped to bring high-paying jobs to the area has decided to pull out of South Alabama. Now, county and city officials in Opp and Andalusia are on the hunt for a new prospect.The clock is ticking for the ... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Safeguarding historic properties, education and Mideast conflict: reader opinion roundup

AL.com readers spoke out in their letters to the editor and op-eds: -- : "It hurts my heart to see women destroy something that is part of them. Do they even take a moment to think that it is half their DNA and half someone else's?"-- An Andalusia reader ... [Published Huntsville Times - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Slavery or states' rights? Why was the Civil War fought?

Wednesday I posted this story from the Andalusia Star-News about a ceremony several months ago in Covington County honoring two long dead confederate veterans.In that story I said this about the ceremony:'This will drive some of you nuts and for completely ... [Published al.com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 2 reports

Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Alabama 55 in Covington County Wednesday night.The crash occurred at approximately 10:05 p.m., three miles north of Andalusia.Richard Lee Swinson, 40, of Red Level was hit and killed by a 1996 ... [Published DothanFirst.com - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

LOUIE H. THOMAS

at the family residence.Funeral services will be at 10 Thursday, July 24, in the Chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home and Crematory of Enterprise with Rev. Billy Cardwell and Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Meadowlawn Cemetery with Sorrells ... [Published Southeast Sun - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

The Pageant King of Alabama

The Pageant King of Alabama - NYTimes.com : "Bill Alverson has advice for everyone. But if you ask for it, be forewarned that you might not like it.“Clean up your Facebook — it’s too narcissistic.” (To an aspiring Miss Alabama who posted pictures of ... [Published MuskegonPundit - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

Alabama fugitive caught in Orlando nearly 10 years later

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. —An Alabama inmate who has been on the run for nearly a decade was caught in Orlando and he may have been hiding there for years.Charles Pierce was booked into the Orange County Jail under the name Eddie Pierce.Investigators said he ... [Published WFTV - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Post office box rent going up for many

The U.S. Postal Service locations in Dothan are among over 1,600 nationwide that will increase rates for post office box rentals.The hikes also affect Alabama locations in Ozark, Abbeville, Eufaula, and Andalusia. Also on the list are Ft. Gaines and Georgetown, ... [Published DothanFirst.com - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jun 24 2014 - Updated Jun 24 2014 - 1 reports

Don't feed the gator: It's good advice today and when I first heard it as a kid

RIVER FALLS, Alabama – I saw this headline in today's Andalusia Star News: "Don't feed the Gator."Naturally it caught my attention. That's what headlines are supposed to do. It's also advice I will never have a problem following.The gator that is the ... [Published al.com - Jun 24 2014]

Quotes

"I have a lot of confidence in their abilities being that they are all former district administrators" he said of its staff. "They understand the struggles that we're dealing with."
"I think what's happened is a timing issue. They came in January of 2012 and that was right in the midst of sequestration, contracts were harder and harder to get with the government" said Rick Clifton, President & CEO of the Covington County Economic Development Commission
-- An Andalusia reader says -- Larry Lee speaks out against Gov. Bentley, : "For decades Alabama has failed to see that an educated people are one of the rocks for the foundation of a viable economy. Instead we have tried to mask this by getting into an arms race of incentives, tax abatements, free land, free buildings, etc."
"This will drive some of you nuts and for completely understandable reasons given the terror and brutality of the "states rights" the Confederacy was attempting to uphold – namely the right to hold men women and children in slavery."

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First World problems as seen by third world people [Published Southeast Sun - 4 hours ago]
JeffCo school board kicks off development of ne... [Published al.com - Jul 31 2014]
CECIL HURT: After three decades of greatness, A... [Published Tuscaloosa News - Jul 31 2014]
Aviation company's departure prompts search for... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - Jul 31 2014]
Aviation company's departure prompts search for... [Published WSFA - Jul 31 2014]
Safeguarding historic properties, education and... [Published Huntsville Times - Jul 30 2014]
Pedestrian dies after being hit by vehicle [Published DothanFirst.com - Jul 24 2014]
Pedestrian killed in Covington County [Published WSFA - Jul 24 2014]
Slavery or states' rights? Why was the Civil Wa... [Published al.com - Jul 24 2014]
LOUIE H. THOMAS [Published Southeast Sun - Jul 22 2014]
The Pageant King of Alabama [Published MuskegonPundit - Jul 21 2014]
Map: See which Alabama school systems spend the... [Published al.com - Jul 18 2014]
There's still plenty of red to go around [Published The Destin Log - Jul 18 2014]
Alabama fugitive caught in Orlando nearly 10 ye... [Published WFTV - Jul 16 2014]
Post office box rent going up for many [Published DothanFirst.com - Jul 14 2014]
AL man sentenced to life in prison for drug tra... [Published WSFA - Jul 12 2014]
PowerSouth Selects OATI for Next Generation Dem... [Published Street Sweeper - Jul 08 2014]
Watch a slideshow of Alabama's bygone mercantil... [Published Mobile Press Register - Jul 01 2014]
Wholesale versus retail for sales tax purposes;... [Published Lexology - Jul 01 2014]
Sidney E. Hester [Published Leesburg Daily Commercial - Jun 29 2014]
Investigators searching for escaped felon [Published LaGrange Daily News - Jun 25 2014]
Don't feed the gator: It's good advice today an... [Published al.com - Jun 24 2014]
Lack of Order: The Erosion of a Once-Great Forc... [Published ProPublica: Articles and Investigations - May 01 2014]
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