‘Shooting’ offers drama, lessons

It was high drama in and around Clarke County High School Tuesday with many of those involved in a mock shooting exercise worthy of an Oscar for their performances. But it was also a valuable lesson for lawmen, paramedics, firemen and other emergency responders who would be called upon if an actual shooting at a local school did occur. Clarke […]

Tuesday was final meet for Commissioner Paul Bradford

Tuesday was the final meeting for Clarke County Commissioner Paul Bradford. The commission will meet one more time, on Oct. 28, before the Nov. 4 General Election but Bradford will be back at work on an oil platform in the Gulf. Bradford, of Thomasville, has served two terms— eight years— on the commission repre senting District 2. He announced in […]

Clarke Prep homecoming

Clarke Prep School announced the homecoming court and crowned the queen last Friday night at halftime of the game with Escambia Academy. The homecoming court is, left to right: Coleen Morgan, Seventh Grade Maid; Beth Long, Junior Maid; Allie Dunagan, Sophomore Maid; Lindsay Jordan, Queen; Beth Kania, Senior Maid; Emily Pugh, Freshman Maid; and Kiley Dunagan, Eighth Grade Maid. The […]

Circuit judge vacancy filled

Gov. Bob Riley on Tuesday appointed District Judge Pedro Scurlock, of Butler, to a new position – that of Circuit Judge for the First Judicial Circuit of Alabama Scurlock replaces former Judge Stuart DuBose who was removed from office earlier this year by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. “I am pleased to appoint Judge Scurlock as Circuit Judge,” Riley […]

New voters, absentees pouring into courthouse

Clarke County voter registrars Jean Payne and Louise Knox were hard at work processing a stack of new voter registrations in their courthouse basement office Friday. Upstairs on the second floor, Circuit Clerk Jay Duke, who serves as absentee manager, was just as busy issuing absentee applications. The Nov. 4 general election is less than three weeks away and the […]

Flu, pneumonia shots

The Clarke County Health Department will be giving flu and pneumonia shots next Thursday, Oct. 16 at the office on Highway 84 East in Grove Hill. The shots are $15 each and are available for the general public 18 and older. Shots will be given from 8 a.m. until noon. No appointment is necessary. Medicare and Medicaid will be billed […]

Jax council OKs $7.4 million budget

The Jackson City Council, Tuesday, Oct. 14, approved an operating budget of $7,422,550 for the 2008-09 fiscal year. Mayor Richard Long pointed out that this is the first time the city’s budget has exceeded $7 million, an increase of approximately $1 million over last year’s budget. He attributed the large budget to an increase in revenue thanks to the support […]

T’ville councilman complains of cost overuns

Thomasville city councilman Charles Allen once again voiced concerns and objections to what he sees as excessive spending by the city. He showed his feelings by voting against paying a civic center construction bill and approving a downtown revitalization grant at Monday night’s city council meeting. Allen’s remarks were first prompted by the presentation of a $91,502 bill for payment […]

Revenue commissioner candidates answer questions

A Clarke County race on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot is the Clarke County Revenue Commissioner’s position. Chris Beverly, the Republican candidate, was appointed to the position in 2007 when incumbent Jay Duke became circuit clerk. Terry Norris is the Democratic candidate. Beverly and Norris are longtime employees of the office. Two questions were posed to the candidates. The […]

Handling A Crisis

  Armed lawmen prepare to enter the school. It was just a drill but it looked very real Tuesday as a mock shooting was staged at Clarke County High School to help lawmen, medical personnel, firemen, school officials and others learn how to deal with such a crisis should it ever happen. All who participated said it was a enlightening […]