2007-10-18

Area construction bringing workers, jobs



Area construction projects have local motels and RV parks filled with more RV parks on the drawing boards for the surge of construction workers expected when work starts on the new ThyssenKrupp steel mill at Calvert. While the startup of work on the new steel mill is still a few months away, work is progressing on several projects that have […]

Chilton burglary suspects arrested



Three suspects were arrested in the burglary of a residence on Highway 154 in the Chilton community. The case dates back to two burglaries reported in July at the home of Richard Kimbrough, said Ron Baggette, chief investigator with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department. At least four firearms were stolen in one instance. Al Benjamin Jr., 23, of Thomasville, who […]

T’ville library needs new building to expand services



Officials, friends and supporters of the Thomasville Public Library are gearing up for a fundraising effort to construct a new building. Gina Wilson, library director, said the plan is to build a new one-story structure with a capability to expand to two-story at a later date. Donofro and Associates, an architect firm from Dothan, is developing the new design, which […]

Arrests made by Sheriff’s Department



The following arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail over the past week. Raynell Lamar Armstrong, failed to pay as ordered, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. Sylvester Baldwin, DUI, unlawful possession of alcohol, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. David Beck III, drug paraphernalia use/possession, possession of marijuana, first degree, no seat belt, driving while license suspended, arrested […]

ASCC receives third Bellwether nomination



Alabama Southern Community College has received its third nomination for the National Bellwether Award. This nomination was for the LifeTech Institute, a model training program for parolees conducted in partnership with Governor Bob Riley and the Alabama Department of Pardons and Paroles. “We are honored to have received another nomination for national excellence,” said Dr. John A. Johnson, President of […]

Man arrested for indecent exposure



Thomasvile police arrested a man last week for indecent exposure. Earnest Darrell Butler was in a phone booth when he was observed exposing himself. He told officers he needed to use the restroom and didn’t think anyone saw. He was arrested Oct. 10. Other arrests reported by Thomasville Police Department include: Leandrew Daughtry, two counts robbery, first degree, arrested Oct. […]

VFD receives check from Sanders



Bridge tournament benefits auxiliary



The annual Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary bridge tournament was held Oct. 13 at the Southern Magnolia. Pictured (in top left photo) are (standing) auxiliary member French Downey, hospital administrator Doug Sewell and restaurant owner Sherrie McKinley; (seated, clockwise from right) are Paula Geruty, Adair Griffin, Irma O’Gwynn and Heidi Knapp. There were a good many door prizes donated for […]

Forgotten how good ‘fair’ food can be

Memories & Recipes

I’ve just come back from the fair in Montgomery! Not because I wanted to take the grandkids to a big fair; the fair in Jackson offers everything found in Montgomery. I took them because Erin with many other area girls who attend Mrs. Linda Kennedy’s LSG Allstars. There are four levels in Mrs. Linda’s allstar groups and each of the […]

Hill wins AP door prize