CHS graduates last class

Tuskegee coach and CHS grad is speaker

Eighteen seniors, smartly dressed in caps and gowns of Coffeeville High School’s crimson red marched across Panther Stadium Friday, May 20 to receive their diplomas. Unless something extraordinary happens, this is the last class to graduate high school in a town that has hosted a school since at least 1832 when an act of the state legislature incorporated Coffeeville Academy. […]

Little storm damage but lots apply for federal help

Clarke County had some storm damage from the April tornadoes but not a lot. But the county is seeing a lot of applications for food and housing assistance. Lined up early at amory The parking lot at the National Guard Armory was filling up a little after 6 o’clock Tuesday morning in anticipationofa7a.m. opening of a Disaster Food Assistance Program […]

Georgia-Pacific makes rolled fluff at converted mill in nearby Perdue Hill

Georgia-Pacific’s Alabama River Cellulose facility is celebrating the safe and successful start-up production of rolled fluff at its facility in Perdue Hill, Ala. Since late 2009, the mill has been converting one of its production lines from baled pulp to rolled fluff. At the time of the acquisition of the mill late last summer from Parsons & Whittemore, the company […]

Districts 1, 3 may require some tweaking

Political districts are in the process of being redistricted as required due to the 2010 Census. The Alabama Legislature is trying to get congressional and state school board districts redrawn this year and will tackle legislative redistricting next year. Clarke County lost 2,034 individuals since 2000, dropping to 2,5833 according to census figures. Both Jackson and Thomasville lost population according […]

Community Calendar

Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA) will sponsor a Memorial Day Week-End Classic Auto/Bike Show and Swap Meet at North Jackson Park (Fair Ground Area) corner of Stanley Drive and U.S. Hwy. 43 north on Friday, May 27 from 12 noon until 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 28 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Parking is free and general admission is […]


Travis Davis, 79, of Grove Hill died May 21, 2011 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 4, 1931. He was a member of the Walker Springs Baptist Church in Jackson. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Carol Davis, Jackson; two sons, Michael (Linda) Davis, Jackson, […]


Dell M. McClellan, 88, of Jackson died May 22, 2011. She was born Aug. 8, 1922 to Chester and Jessie Mc- Corquodale. She graduated from high school in 1940 and went to work as a teller at Jackson Bank & Trust Co. in July of that year. She also served as Secretary/Treasurer of McCorquodale Brothers Lumber Co., Inc. In 1988 […]


Willie Grey Mills, 77, of Chatom died May 20, 2011 at her residence in Chatom. She was born Feb. 19, 1934. She was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her mother, Freda Armistead Dillon, Saraland; her husband, Ferrell Mills, Chatom; three sons, Alan (Freda) Mills, Chatom, Mark ( Jill) Mills, Anna, Ill., Wayne […]


Deacon Charlie Vivian Burroughs, 91, of Whatley died May 17, 2011. He was born April 20, 1920 to the late John and Mary Burroughs. He joined the Indian Ridge Baptist Church at an early age. Under the leadership of Rev. E.M. DuBose he was ordained as a deacon. He loved to garden and fish. Survivors include two sons, James C. […]


Edward L. Gilchrist, 81, of Birmingham died May 20, 2011. He was born July 31, 1929 in Grove Hill. He was a member of Brookwood Baptist Church and Riley Brice Sunday School Class. He was a kind and gentle man, a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will truly be missed by all. He attended Clarke County High School […]