2011-09-08 E-Edition

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Fatal bus accident in C’ville

15-year-old SCHS student dies in midnight crash at Hwy. 69 and 84

Three individuals have been jailed and charged in connection with a school bus collision that claimed the life of a Choctaw County student in Coffeeville early Saturday morning. A fourth individual who was hospitalized in Montgomery may also be charged. The four men were in a car that ran a stop sign and collided with a Southern Choctaw County High […]

Couple arrives home to find naked man in bed

A couple living near Grove Hill came home after midnight Saturday to find a naked man in their bed. Clarke County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Ron Baggette said Dennis Harris was charged with third degree burglary. He had hidden his car in nearby woods and kicked the door of the house in, got undressed and got in bed. The female resident, […]

C’ville man bitten by snake while cleaning out dryer vent

Lloyd Wilson had gone outside Wednesday, Aug. 31 to clean out the dryer vent on the side of his Coffeeville home. He had cleaned out the vent and replaced the trap door when he felt a sting on his hand. He thought it was a prickly bush but then he looked down and saw a snake coiled with its mouth […]

Tropical Storm Lee brings rain and power outages

Tuesday morning dawned bright and clear, crisp and cool in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee. The storm dumped from three to five inches of rain on the area—the amount varied by locality—but less than had been predicted. However, the rain and brisk winds did down trees and power lines across the area, causing sporadic power outages Sunday and Monday. […]

Citizen group appointed to redraw GH council districts

The Grove Hill Town Council met Tuesday. The normal meeting day is a Monday but this past Monday was Labor Day. The council named a citizen committee to assist with redrawing the council member districts to be in conformity with the 2010 census. The committee consists of one individual from each of the council districts who will work with Bobby […]


Horace Terrell Ball, 90, of Leroy died Sept. 1, 2011 in Jackson. He was born March 16, 1921 in Tuscaloosa County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leroy. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the Army Air Corp. He was a retired maintenance technician for Olin Chemical Corporation in McIntosh. Survivors include one […]


Retha Deloris Campbell, 72, of Grove Hill died Aug. 30, 2011 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 9, 1938. She was a member of Union Baptist Church of Grove Hill. She was a machine operator with Crown Industries. Survivors include her son, Charles Wayne Campbell, Dothan; one daughter, Karen Lee Campbell, Grove Hill; two brothers, Percy Clarke, […]


Lavert Duke, 83, of Coffeeville died Aug. 30, 2011 at Camden Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 2, 1927. He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a member of Center Point Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He was a truck driver with Blossman Gas. Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou […]


Jerald Wayne “Jerry” Lane, 63, of Hawthorn died Aug. 30, 2011 at Washington County Hospital in Chatom. He was born March 15, 1948. He was a native of Mississippi. He was an electrician for Olin Chemical. Survivors include his former wife and caregiver, Vicki Lane, Hawthorn; two sons, Dannon Lane, Hawthorn, Scott Lane, Charleston, S.C.; two daughters, Roxanne (Bryan) Lourcey, […]