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Hicks family migrates from Georgia to Covington County, Ala.

At the end of last week’s column, a notable member of the featured Hicks family, Gillam Thomas Hicks, had died in 1895 in Heard County, ... Read more

3 days ago by Curtis Thomasson.

75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. The use of atomic weapons ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

REMEMBER WHEN: 100+ years of Andalusia Boy Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is the largest scouting organization and one of the largest youth organizations in the United States with 2.3 million ... Read more

3 days ago by Sue Wilson.

Gillam Hicks was a veteran of the War Between the States

In the two previous columns, the Hicks family, originally from England, who had descendants to eventually settle in Covington County, Ala. was featured. Today’s story ... Read more

1 week ago by Curtis Thomasson.

The Invasion of Japan – Nov 1, 1945

If you know your WWII history, you might question the above title and date. That’s because the invasion never happened. Operation Downfall, the codename for ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

REMEMBER WHEN: Post WWII Hotels/Motels in Andalusia

After World War II, a new concept in hotels emerged in the business world – the motel. Dictionaries define the term like this – “A ... Read more

1 week ago by Sue Wilson.

Hicks descendants began a migration south from Virginia during late 1700s

Today’s story will feature the family of the second generation of the ancestor named Samuel Hicks. His early ancestry and parents were covered in last ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Curtis Thomasson.

The story of Dr. Sidney C Phillips, Jr. PFC USMC WW II Veteran – Conclusion

Just to recap some of the 1st Marine Division’s losses during the two campaigns in which Pfc. Sidney Phillips took part:          Guadalcanal – 650 killed ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

REMEMBER WHEN: ‘The hotel that never was’

Recently some old papers and documents were discovered in an abandoned residence in Andalusia and were brought to me at my office. Looking through all ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sue Wilson.

Hicks ancestor immigrated from England to Plymouth Colony in 1621

This writer was fortunate recently to be lent some extensive genealogical data on the Hicks family of Covington County. This included the records of a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Curtis Thomasson.

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