Chance native enjoys visit

Chance & Scyrene

Mrs. Retha Marshall of Chance enjoyed having two of her sons come home for a visit last week. Leo Marshall Jr. and Willie Marshall, both of Denver, Colo. visited in Chance. Willie was also accompanied by his family. They enjoyed spending time with the family and attending revival services at Chance Baptist. Mrs. Marshall especially enjoyed spending time with her […]

Community Calendar

Fall jewelry sale at hospital The Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will have its fall jewelry sale from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, (today), Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. “Ghost Walk” The Fourth Annual Kathryn Tucker Windham “Ghost Walk” will be Saturday, Oct. 27 at Clay Park in downtown Thomasville. There will be a costume contest […]

More complaints about courthouse annex heard at county commission meeting

Members of the Clarke County Commission again expressed concern about problems with the new $3.5 million courthouse annex. The discussion was in response to a request for an additional $7,475.25 from contractor J.C. Duke and Associates of Mobile for work on drainage at the front entrance to the annex. PH&J Architects of Montgomery is not approving the increase. “It wasn’t […]

Drive-thru flu clinic successful

A drive-in flu clinic was held Oct. 19 at the National Guard Armory in Grove Hill. It was a joint exercise with the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Emergency Management Agency. Approximately 570 people were vaccinated. Last year the health department gave out 400 shots during flu season, said Roy Waite, county EMA director. “The public response was […]

Drug arrests reported

The Jackson Police Department reported the arrests of several individuals over the weekend on drug related charges. Two juveniles and one adult were arrested at the Grove Apartments Friday, Oct. 19 after Office Jonathan Downey, who was patrolling in the area, noticed one of them attempting to hide something in his lap as he passed by. According to Jackson Police […]

Jackson places lean against property for demolition work

The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday, to place a $10,000 lean against a piece of property located at the corner of Depot Road and Industrial Road for work the city did in removing an unsightly structure. The decision was approved in accordance with the city’s ordinance involving the demolition of abandoned structures deemed unsafe. An abandoned building was torn down […]

Four arrested for stealing from Thomasville businesses

Four men were arrested in Thomasville Friday, Oct. 19, for taking items from three businesses. Thomasville Police Department received a call from a business, informing officers that two men had taken several items and left with two other men. The theft was recorded on video cameras. Officers located the four men at North Chase Shopping Center with items stolen from […]

Chapman on trial for murder in Grove Hill

While Sharon Rutherford is being tried on enticement charges in one courtroom, a murder trial is going on next door in the second courtroom of the recently opened courthouse annex. Nathan Lee Chapman of Grove Hill is being tried for the murder of Kelvin Louis Foster. Chapman surrendered to authorities after the December 2005 shooting. Foster had been shot several […]

Community Foundation’s annual meet draws state attention

Ag Commissioner Sparks tells group state can learn from Clarke County

“A lot of times when us folks from Montgomery come down here in pin-striped suits…we think we know more than the folks we’re coming to visit,” said Ron Sparks, Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. “It’s pretty obvious that we don’t know more than you do about rural development.” Sparks spoke Oct. 18 to the annual meeting of the Clarke […]

Rural Action Commission director says workforce development important

“The economic life of the state has never been better,” said Gerald Dial, Executive Director of Governor Bob Riley’s new Alabama Rural Action Commission (ARAC). “…Unemployment is at a record low. The leadership that Gov. Riley has shown throughout this state in recruiting industry and bringing people to this state and creating jobs has changed the complexion of the whole […]