Area lawyers once against, now for DuBose judgeship

A petition, or “joint declaration” as it is entitled, is circulating among lawyers of the First Judicial Circuit supporting Stuart DuBose assuming a circuit judgeship on Jan. 15. The “declaration” describes the “undersigned attorneys” as having “publicly endorsed and supported Stuart DuBose’s opponent in the race for the Democratic nomination…on June 6….” A copy of the ad that was published […]

Judge-elect to take oath at courthouse Dec. 22

Stuart DuBose is moving ahead with plans to become a new circuit judge for the First Judicial Circuit. Although he does not technically take office until Jan. 15, a swearingin ceremony and reception will be held in the main courtroom of the Clarke County Courthouse Friday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m. DuBose invites the public to attend. See an invitation […]

Gov. Riley visits parolee transition facility

Gov. Bob Riley talks with parolees in their computer class during his tour of the new LIFE Tech Center in Thomasville last Thursday prior to the dedication of the facility. See the story below for more details. Photos by Jim Cox

LIFE Tech Center building named for T’ville Mayor Day

Gov. Bob Riley and others lauded and ribbed Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day at the dedication of the new LIFE Tech Transition Center in Thomasville last Thursday. The new administration building was named for Day in recognition of his efforts to secure the facility for Thomasville. The LIFE (Life Skills Influenced by Freedom and Education) Tech Center was opened in April […]

Resolution for Day

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day, left, ran against State Sen. Pat Lindsey, right, unsuccessfully for Lindsey’s seat four years ago but was lauded by Lindsey with a resolution at the LIFE Tech Center dedication Friday. Ain’t politics funny?

Parades for young…and young 102-year-olds too!

Kids love a parade…both as participants as the kids and as spectators. But the young at heart can also enjoy the season and that’s what 102-yearold Edna Woodard of Coffeeville did at the Coffeeville Christmas Parade Saturday. She watched the lighted parade from the warmth of her daughter’s vehicle (left). Santa was there too, of course (right) See more Coffeeville […]

Retiring circuit clerk says technology has helped keep pace with tripled caseload

Circuit Clerk Wayne Brunson was sitting with Courthouse Security Officer Donald Jackson outside of the jury room—which now doubles as his office due to space constraints—Friday afternoon awaiting the return of the last jury verdict he will be associated with as a court official. He took a few minutes to reminisce about his 18-year career. A retirement reception had been […]

Jury hangs again on murder against mental health worker

District attorney dismisses charge

The District Attorney’s office has decided to nol pross—or dismiss— the murder case against Zerrick Pritchett after a second trial ended in a mistrial in Clarke County Circuit Court last week. Pritchett was being tried for the November 2001 strangling death of Ronald Corkerin. Corkerin was a patient at Thomasville Mental Health Rehabilitation Center and Pritchett worked there. The first […]

Riley awards grants to improve recreation in Southwest Alabama

Gov. Bob Riley has awarded grants totaling more than $150,000 to improve recreational opportunities in three southwest Alabama counties. Funds will be used to construct or renovate recreational trails in the towns of Gilbertown, Fulton and Excel. “Recreational trails encourage Alabamians to take part in activities and the trails make our cities and towns better places to live,” Riley said. […]

Chance & Scyrene

Out of state family enjoyed visits

Chance native Dot Dotson, her two daughters, Lillie (Bea), Betty and grandson, Willie were h o m e recently for a visit. They t r a v e l e d f r o m Cincinnati, Ohio and F l i n t , Michigan. While home they enjoyed visiting with M r s . D o t s o […]