2008-05-15

17,726 voters on list



About 12 percent of Clarke County adults aren’t registered to vote based on a comparison of the number of registered county voters to U.S. Census figures. Voters list in today’s newspaper A list of qualified Clarke County voters is in this week’s newspaper. There are approximately 17,726 voters registered in the county and the figure includes active and inactive voters. […]

Unidentified man ejected when truck flips



Investigation continues into LP accident



The cause of last week’s explosion at the Louisiana- Pacific oriented strand board mill is still under investigation, state and company officials said Monday. Three of the four employees injured in the accident are still in the hospital, but are recovering well, said plant manager Steve Doffitt. One of the men has already been released from the hospital, while another […]

Rep. Keahey says education pass will be approved



Marc Keahey, state representative for the 65th District, expects the proposed $6.3 billion state education budget for fiscal year 2009 to remain similar to the one passed by the State House. The State Senate will take it up first thing May 19 (the final day of the legislative session), he said. “I don’t think there should be any problem with […]

T’ville economic developer Debra Fox takes job to promote Marengo County’s economy



Debra Fox has resigned as executive director for Thomasville’s Development and Planning Department. She will take a similar position with the new Marengo County Economic Development Authority. She accepted her new position May 9, and her last day on the job in Thomasville will be May 23. “The experience of creating a Development and Planning Department from the ground up […]

USBI shareholders reject proposals promoting merger, revamping of selection of directors



United Security Bancshares shareholders Tuesday overwhelmingly re-elected 12 incumbent directors and rejected two proposals that could have altered the Thomasville-based financial institution’s direction and future. The proposals came from sons of the late Dr. James S. Davidson, longtime Thomasville physician and a stockholder of USBI’s predecessor, the Bank of Thomasville. Today USBI’s banking operation is First United Security Bank. The […]

Bedwell to graduate from Liberty Baptist Church Home School



Rita Danielle Bedwell of Fulton will graduate from the Liberty Baptist Church Home School Sunday, May 18 at 11 a.m. The church is located on Old Highway 5 of Thomasville. Bedwell is the daughter of Danny and Sandy Bedwell of Fulton; the granddaughter of Hazel Steadham of Liberty and the late Al Steadham, W.V. Bedwell of Sandflat and the late […]

Suspects arrested in mailbox vandalism



An 18-year-old from Grove Hill and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested May 1 for a two-week vandalism spree in Clarke County. “A couple of weeks ago, we started getting calls from different places saying mailboxes were being destroyed,” said Chief Investigator Ron Baggette of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies went from one damaged mailbox to another, and “it kind […]

Horton celebrates 100th



Grove Hill burglary suspect still at large



A burglary suspect remains at large after officials with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department searched for him May 7 in Grove Hill. Douglas Harris was discovered living in a log cabin on North Church Street without permission, said Chief Investigator Ron Baggette. The suspect had moved into the cabin, which was for sale, and was discovered by a realty agent […]