Card of Thanks

To our wonderful friends who held us up in prayer, visited us, prepared food, called, sent cards or flowers, we thank you for your thoughtfulness during the loss of Daddy, Jack Willoughby. It will never be forgotten. Steve and Michelle (Willoughby) Williams and Family

Church Notices

Lily Baptist Church of Fulton will have Vacation Bible School beginning Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. nightly. Janie Rose Williams and Minister Joide Washington are directors. Rev. Wiley McMillian is the pastor. New Union Missionary Baptist Church of Coffeeville will celebrate homecoming Sunday, July 3 at 2 p.m. with special guest Rev. […]

Host a Star-Studded 4th

The Fourth of July calls for a carefree party, with good friends, fab food, fun and fireworks — a real starstudded holiday celebration. The entertaining experts from Wilton have plenty of ideas to add star power to the occasion, beginning with the decorations. Festive stars and stripes napkin rings in red, white and blue dress up napkins and containers of […]

Billy the Kid photo brings $2.3 million at recent auction

The last remaining authenticated photograph of legendary outlaw Billy the Kid sold at a Denver auction Saturday for $2.3 million. The tintype photograph went to private collector William Koch, a 71-yearold billionaire from Florida. Koch, who is well known for his collection of American West art and artifacts, is one of the sons of Fred C. Koch, founder of Koch […]

Omar Cunningham headlines Blues Stage this Saturday at Coffeeville Music Festival

Alabama native and bluesman Omar Cunningham will headline the Coffeeville Music Festival’s Blues Stage Saturday evening. Born in Gadsden, Alabama Omar Cunningham developed a love for music early in his childhood as he spent much of his time surrounded by music and great musicians. His grandmother ran a boarding house that played host to the likes of Fats Domino in […]

Coffeeville town council to discuss returning to full-time police chief

There was some discussion at the June 14 Coffeeville Town Council meeting of changing the part-time police chief position to full time although no action was taken. Mark Leon is the part-time chief. The town council opted to go with part-time officers after Clint Harrell resigned as chief earlier this year to take a job in Madison County. The council […]

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Two Jackson men caught ‘calling up’ fish illegally

Two Jackson men face charges after a local conservation officer discovered what he believed to be electronic equipment used to shock fish in their possession. According to Alabama Department of Conservation Officer Sgt. Jimmy Postma the pair also face charges related to their possession of three alligator tails. Brandon Howell, 21, and Cory Arnold, 21, face charges of fishing by […]


Beatrice McCaskill died June 24, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Presidee McCaskill Jr., Cleveland, Ohio, Joe B. McCaskill, Mobile, Aljah McCaskill, Lower Peach Tree; eight daughters, Jannie McCaskill, Dollie Jackson, both […]

Community Calendar

The Flying Bricks Orchestra, the community band sponsored by the Thomasville Arts Council, will present its Independence Day Concert Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center Auditorium. The concert will feature patriotic and popular music performed by the band as well as special guests. Admission is free! The concert will be over prior to the start […]