Year in Review


    Rumors start of mega steel mill for south Alabama Lawanda Williams of Jackson was sentenced to six years and three months in prison and ordered to pay back the $267,377 she illegally received in FEMA funds in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Full Story

Jamie Wallace survived Millers Ferry tornado in this underground shelter. 050p1_xlg.jpg
There were retirements too. From left, Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb attended the retirement of Judicial Assistant Shirley Robinson and Circuit Judge Harold Crow. 048p2_xlg.jpg

Year in Review


    Several new county officials take oath of office Grove Hill natives David and Mary Mathews were among the mourners at the Washington D. C. state funeral of former President Gerald R. Ford on Jan. 2. Ford died at his home in California on Dec. Full Story

Leadership Clarke County applies for Rural Development grant

    The 2007-2008 Leadership Clarke County class has applied for an $11,750 grant from Auburn University's Rural Development Initiative to help fund a countywide youth leadership rally in the spring. Full Story

Arrests made by Thomasville Police

    The following arrests were made by the Thomasville Police Department: Martin Chamick Friddle, burglary, first degree (warrant) and burglary, first degree (warrant for Clarke County), Dec. 17. Full Story

Grants awarded for energy efficiency

    Gov. Bob Riley has awarded $165,000 to improve energy efficiency and reduce utility costs at schools in 11 school systems. The 11 systems were each awarded $15,000 grants. Full Story

E-911 posts 4,461 calls for October

    The following data was provided by the Clarke County E- 911: In September, there were 900 incoming calls and 222 outgoing calls. There were 1,500 administration incoming and 885 administration outgoing calls. Full Story

Several new county officials took office in January, including Sheriff Bobby Moore, left, who was sworn in by Judge Bill Kimbrough as his wife, Kathy, held the Bible. 048p1_xlg.jpg

Suspect arrested for check forgery

    Ron Bagette, chief investigator with the Clarke County Sheriff's Department was working Christmas Day in Thomasville. "I noticed a subject in a burgundy Ford Explorer that looked a lot like a subject that we had warrants on," he said. Full Story