2011-11-03 E-Edition

Cordless Drill…Pioneer Style!

T’ville has 51% black population

Mayor Day not sure about that; doubts overall population count

Thomasville lost population between 2000 and 2010, according to the new census figures but perhaps the most significant statistic from the new population figures is the fact that the north Thomasville municipality now has a majority black population. According to the new census figures, Thomasville has a population of 4,209, down 9.5 percent from the 2000 census of 4,649. Mayor […]

Voodoo discounted as murder verdict retur ned

A Clarke County jury deliberated for about two hours last Thursday, Oct. 27, before finding Sylvester Leggett guilty of murder in the baseball bat beating of Maury Jenkins on Feb. 17, 2010. Jurors found him not guilty of a charge of assault. The murder happened in a neighborhood of homes called “the Hole” off of Fool’s Acre Road in the […]

T’ville cop resigns for stealing tips

A Thomasville Police officer has resigned from the force after allegations came out that he took a tip jar from the bar area of Gaston’s Grill last week. Alvin Cook, a patrolman for the Thomasville Police Department resigned Friday over an incident that is alleged to have happened Wednesday night. On last Thursday morning, about 2 a.m. it is alleged […]

Haunts at Town Hall

Florida trucker arrested in another diesel stealing scam

It was just a few weeks ago that a trucker was arrested by Clarke County lawmen for using a device to roll back or slow diesel pumps in order to steal diesel from local stations. Last Thursday, Oct. 27, Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris and deputies arrested a Jacksonville, Fla. trucker and charged him with a similar scam. Israel Gonzalaz […]

Community Calendar

Coffeeville’s Trade Day will be Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the lawn of Coffeeville Town Hall. Set-up begins at 7:30 a.m. Booths are $10 and $15 with electricity (first come, first served). If you have something to sell or just want to shop, come on out. For more information contact: Chandra Deas, 251-589-3931, 251-276- 3746; […]


George William McHaney, 81, of Saraland died Oct. 27, 2011 at Lynwood Health Care Facility. He was born April 13, 1930 in Selma. He was a member of Saraland Baptist Church. He was a retired paper mill receiving clerk. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Clarice McHaney, Saraland; five daughters, Judy Gail Heathcoe, Dorothy C. Watson, Margaret Michele Cooper, all of […]


Vernon Rivers, 89, of Grove Hill died October 30, 2011 in a Mobile hospital following a brief illness. A Clarke County native, he grew up in the Sandflat community. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater as a non-commissioned officer and mortar man. After the war he married his wife, Ioma, and they were […]