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Rare northern lights show treats South

Alabama residents were treated to a rare sight this past weekend when the northern lights stretched across a large portion of the United States. The lights reached as far south as Miami, Fla., giving southerners a glimpse at something most people never get to see. Many people in the surrounding area were able to witness the phenomena and posted photos... READ MORE >

Clarke County Commission proclaims National Police Week

The Clarke County Commission proclaimed May 12 through May 18, 2024, as National Police Week in Clarke County. Commissioner Barry Chancey said that he often speaks with some of the Sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement officers, and that many in the community don’t always realize the hard work officers put in every day. “I think, sometimes, the public doesn’t... READ MORE >

Clarke Commission approves brief agenda

The Clarke County Commission approved a short agenda during its May 14 meeting. The commission approved completed probationary periods for Tim Schultz, Donald Morgan, and William Wilkerson, Road and Bridge. The commission approved changing the Revenue Chief Clerk position to an 80/20 (80% revenue/ 20% mapping and appraisal funded). They also approved a Southern Software CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) contract.... READ MORE >

TRMC foreclosure sale delayed until May 30

Mayor Sheldon Day reported that the foreclosure sale of the Thomasville Regional Medical Center (TRMC) has been delayed to May 30. The sale was originally set for May 9. Day said the reason the sale has been postponed is because the hospital “feels close to getting a deal done.” Day said the bank extended the date because the hospital has... READ MORE >

GH council to approve street name ordinance

The Grove Hill City Council approved an ordinance to rename a portion of Crawford Street to Lewis King Lane in honor of a former Grove Hill police officer. A public hearing was held prior to the regular meeting for discussion. Mayor Ross Wood said the best way to rename the street is from Du- Bose Avenue to Forrest Lane Drive... READ MORE >

Brood XIX cicadas are back

While cicadas aren’t an uncommon thing in the South, Brood XIX (Brood 19) only comes around every 13 to 17 years. Known as “The Great Southern Brood,” this group of cicadas is the largest brood of 13-year periodical cicadas and they last emerged in 2011. This summer is expected to be a historic one for cicadas as two distinct broods... READ MORE >

Jones considered for parole

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled 75 parole hearings and 26 hearings on requests for pardons this week, April 30 – May 2, 2024. One Clarke County inmate is up for parole consideration on May 1. Watson Rashaad Jones of Thomasville was sentenced to three years in jail on Dec. 11, 2023, on charges of burglary third... READ MORE >

Historic marker dedicated to Allman Brothers

The Allman Brothers Band was immortalized in Jackson this past Sunday. The Clarke County Historical Society recognized the band with a historic marker that was placed outside the Bigbee Coffee Roasters shop. The event commemorating the band was held at the Jackson Fire Station Sunday afternoon. The event was well attended with almost every chair being full for Bob Beatty’s... READ MORE >

Inmates earn Skills for Success degree

Last Thursday, April 18 saw a group of Clarke County inmates graduate from the Skills for Success program through Coastal Alabama Community College (CACC). The Skills for Success was created by the State of Alabama legislature to train and upskill individuals whether it be in particular things within trades, career tech. Or to give the opportunity for training for individuals... READ MORE >

Commission creates drug education council

The Clarke County Commission approved a resolution for the Clarke County Drug Education Council (CCDEC). The resolution appropriated opioid settlement funds to the council. The CCDEC provides drug education and prevention services in the county. The funds from the settlement may be spent on education and prevention programs for opioid use. The council is requested to provide the commission with... READ MORE >