Four burned in LP plant explosion

A fire and explosion at the new Louisiana Pacific Corp. oriented strand board mill south of Thomasville burned four employees around 2 o’clock Wednesday morning and they were airlifted to the USA Medical Center’s burn center in Mobile. Clarke County Emergency Management Agency Director Roy Waite, who was at the fire, said the explosion involved thermal oil. He described the […]

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Black bear caught near Coffeeville

A black bear traveled over 300 miles from northwest Florida to interrupt supper at a home on Cirrus Road north of Coffeeville Friday evening. Both Amanda Laster and her sister, Sandra Laster, have had a black bear walk right into their homes, evidently looking for food. Sandra Laster doesn’t talk, so her sister related the incidents for both of them. […]

C’ville man to get CHS diploma- just 59 years late

Henry Dunagan is about to keep a promise he made to his mother 59 years ago. Dunagan should have graduated from Coffeeville High School in 1949, but quit school in order to join the navy. He spent a total of 13-and-a-half years in the service, four years in the Navy, four years in the Air Force and five-and-a-half years in […]

Taking aim at the mayors

Nissan, limousine hit head-on

Vehicle runs off Highway 84 West

Hospital administrator concerned how high gas prices affecting employees

Doug Sewell, administrator of the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, told the board of directors April 24 that he had asked facility managers to try to reschedule employees to limit the amount of travel due to increasing gas prices. “It’s becoming a burden on some of our employees,” he said. A large percentage of hospital employees commute from towns such as […]


Joel Marvin Thompson was not one of those arrested during a drug bust in Fulton as reported last week. Thompson was already in the Clarke County Jail on another charge, and his arrest had no connection to the drug bust. There were only eight people arrested in the raid, not 13 as reported. Suspect Darren Lavel Jones was the owner […]

Local hospital recognized

AQAF, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Alabama, has recognized Grove Hill Memorial Hospital for its participation in a three-year statewide quality improvement and patient safety project that has saved thousands of lives since 2005. Grove Hill was one of 29 Alabama hospitals to take part in the campaign to transform the health care delivery system for Alabama’s Medicare beneficiaries. […]