County Records

Marriage license applications Marcus Edward Bryant, to Jasmyne Kristina Curtis; Roger Edison Duke, to Rebecca Carol Smith; Royce Garland Jordan Jr., to Clara Faye Jordan; Steven Todd Clark, to Courtney Elizabeth Overstreet; Robert H. Ambrose, to Agnes Morris; David Mathews Richardson, to Miranda Lea Brooks. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed […]

ASCC scholarships are announced

Dr. William O. Blow, Interim President of Alabama Southern Community College, recently announced the recipients of scholarships for 2010. Clarke County students receiving scholarships are: Sloan Utsey, a 2010 graduate of Thomasville High School and the daughter of Doyle and Joan Utsey has received an Ambassador Scholarship. Britney Ashla Stallworth, a 2010 graduate of Thomasville High School and the daughter […]

Clarke County retired teachers install officers at May meeting

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association met Thursday, May 20 at 11:45 a.m., at David’s Catfish Restaurant in Thomasville. The meeting was called to order by President Wilma Day who welcomed everyone. New members were given a special welcome. Mrs. Barbara Ford gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance. For the invocation, Mrs. Ford read from The Guidepost […]

Samford dean’s list told

Area residents named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law were Stephen Nathaniel Gordon of Grove Hill and William Franklin McCorquodale II of Jackson. To qualify for the honor, a law student must have earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average out of a possible 4.0 while attempting at least 10 credit […]

Elmore receives Alabama Power scholarship

Ethan Elmore of Grove Hill has been awarded a $1,250 scholarship from the Alabama Power Foundation. “By awarding these scholarships, we are investing in our state’s most valuable resource – our young people,” said Charles McCrary, Alabama Power president and CEO. “These outstanding students are the leaders of tomorrow, and Alabama Power is proud to assist Ethan as he continues […]

School board releases non-tenured teachers

Non-tenured Clarke County Public School teachers whose contracts were not renewed at the recent Clarke County Board of Education meeting are listed. Individual teachers may or may not be hired back for the 2010-11 school year. Lenzie Overton-Teacher- Jackson High LaBarry Jones- Teacher/Athletic Director- Coffeeville Oleatha Anderson- Teacher-Jackson Intermediate Rachel Steed-Teacher- Jackson Intermediate Holly Gartman-Teacher- Gillmore Elementary Kristin Donald-Teacher- Gillmore […]

Thomasville council discusses sales tax increases for education

A partisan crowd of school employees and supporters filled Thomasville’s City Council chamber Monday night to hear debate over a proposed sales tax increase. The city is considering an additional ½-cent sales tax increase on all goods sold in the city as well as an additional 1-cent sales tax increase on all alcohol sales. State funding to the school system […]


Carolyn Wood Strickland, 84, of Dixons Mills died June 5, 2010 at her residence. She was born Aug. 18, 1925. She was a member of Central Baptist Church where she was the church organist for many years. She was a cosmetologist. Survivors include her husband, Frank Strickland, Dixons Mills; two brothers, Rex (Betty Kaye) Wood, Thomasville, Max (Susan) Wood, Fairhope. […]


Linda Newton Wilkerson, 62, of Thomasville died June 2, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born May 17, 1948 in Selma. She was a member of Okalona Methodist Protestant Bible Church. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Rip Wilkerson, Thomasville; one daughter, Dana Stabler, Thomasville; two brothers, Benton Newton, Aiken, S.C., Gerald Newton, Thomasville; two sisters, Willodean Webb, […]


Kenneth R. (Sam) Waddell, 73, of Millry died May 20, 2010 at Washington County Nursing Home. He was born April 7, 1937. He served in the United States National Guard. He worked as a warehouseman for National Foods in New Orleans, LA for many years. His hobbies were cat fishing and working outside in the yard. Survivors include his wife, […]