2008-06-05

Clarke picks first black superintendent

Tyrone Moye wins District 4 Clarke Commission position

Tyrone Moye received 88 percent of the vote in the Jackson City Hall box to give him a big win over incumbent District 4 Clarke County Commissioner Joe Hunt in Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Moye, a Jackson mortician, won the nomination with over 57 percent of the vote. There is no Republican candidate so Moye is virtually guaranteed to win the […]

Woodie Pugh overwhelmingly wins post with 57% of the vote



Woodie Pugh made history Tuesday night, the first black to ever win a countywide race in Clarke County and the first to win the Democratic nomination to be county superintendent of education. Pugh, a retired Clarke County High School vocational ag teacher now working at a Mississippi high school, overwhelmingly defeated longtime Superintendent Gerald Stephens who was seeking a sixth […]

Court of the Judiciary takes up case against Judge DuBose



The Alabama Court of the Judiciary, a special court that convenes only to hear complaints against sitting judges, convened for the trial of Circuit Judge Stuart C. DuBose of the First Judicial Circuit in the Alabama Supreme Court chambers in Montgomery Wednesday morning. The Judicial Inquiry Commission brought eight counts of 60 charges against DuBose for violation of judicial canons […]

Coffeeville’s 200th birthday



Vivian Wilson and Virginia Hodge, Coffeeville cousins, dressed in overalls and wore their hair in pig tails for the town’s bicentennial celebration Saturday (top). They and other youngsters released balloons to mark the ocassion. See more on the day on Page 1B. Photos by Jim Cox

Two people arrested for mugging Jackson golfer on course last week



Two Jackson juveniles have been arrested and charged with an attack at the Jackson Links golf course Thursday, May 29. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, the 76-yearold victim, who he declined to name, was picking up golf balls around 12:20 p.m., near the pond, when he was approached by two black males. One of the men struck the […]

Local veterinarians to hold rabies clinics at different county locations on June 14



The State of Alabama Department of Public Health has designated the week of June 9-14 as rabies and dog bite awareness week. In recognition of this special week in Alabama, local veterinarians will have public rabies vaccination clinics around Clarke County on Saturday, June 14. Dr. Lawrence’s schedule: Liberty Baptist Church, 8:30 – 9 a.m.; Springfield Methodist Church (in Sandflat), […]

‘Women on the Move’ honor Mildred Robinson



On May 16, 2008, Mildred Robinson was honored by the Alabama State Women’s Convention, along with others, at the Annie M. Wilson/Ethel T. Fallin Educational Banquet. Mrs. Robinson, vice president of the Bethel Baptist Women’s Convention, was honored for her efforts and service in the development of the convention. The Rev. James G. Curry, moderator of the Bethel Baptist Association […]

GHMH Auxiliary chooses new officers



The Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary met on May 28 in the conference room. Mrs. Jeanee Parden called the business meeting to order at 9 a.m. The nomination committee (Mrs. Emily Steadham, Mrs. Cheryl Horton and Mrs. Margie Grant) presented the following slate of officers for the 2008-2010 term: Mrs. French Downey, president; Mrs. Doris Osborne, vice-president; Mrs. Cheryl Horton, […]

Five injured in two-car collision May 30 on Old Highway 5



A two-car collision on Old Highway 5 May 30 near Timberlane Pool caused injuries for drivers and passengers. The wreck occurred at approximately 11:09 a.m. According to family sources, the driver of the 2005 Mazda, Emily Weaver, 19, of Grove Hill, sustained torn ligaments and tendons in her ankle and a broken wrist. Her two passengers, Braeden Guthrie, 7, and […]

Retiring Lease approved for local arts center



The Grove Hill Town Council formally approved Monday a fiveyear lease agreement with SS&J Limited Partnership (John Gordon) for an arts center downtown. The local Arts Council had come to the council previously for help in leasing a space at 124A Main Street for the arts center. The center is intended for exhibiting and showcasing local art and holding workshops. […]