2011-12-08 E-Edition

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Alleged sellers surprised in T’ville bust

The new Clarke County Drug Task Force has been working hard on the drug problem in the county since being reorganized from the First Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force into a county task force and put under the auspices of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department. Friday, Dec. 2, the task force made a raid in Thomasville that resulted in the […]

Contraband smugglers caught

Sheriff Ray Norris and his jailers at the Clarke County Jail have been aware for sometime that contraband has been finding its way into the facility. They had been finding it but not stopping it. Until Tuesday, that is. Monday, a jail inmate who works as a trustee in the courthouse came to Norris and confessed that he had been […]

Baseball bat murderer gets 30 years in pen

Sylvester Leggett was sentenced Monday to 30 years in a state penitentiary for the murder of Maury Jenkins in 2010. Circuit Judge Gaines McCorquodale imposed the sentence following a sentencing hearing. A jury had found Leggett guilty on Oct. 27 following a trial. Some court observers had termed the murder the “voodoo” murder because some of the defendants had alleged […]

That’s black liquor, not black gold

Democrats open qualifying

Husband and wife, Paul and Karen Bradford, to be on same ballot

The Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee met Monday night at the Vivian Gilmore Senior Center in Grove Hill and opened qualifying for the March 13 primaries. The committee set qualifying fees for the offices up for election next year. Probate judge, $1,424; superintendent of education, $1,800; County Commission, Districts 2, 4 and 5, $396; and Clarke County Board of Education, […]

Mr. Speaker’s 91st birthday

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Cultural Art Center is hosting an Art Class with featured artist, Johnna Bush at Studio 122 on Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. until 12 noon The scheduled Wednesday Art Classes are December, 7, and 14. The art fee if one signs up in advance is $25 per person per class and on the day of the class […]


Rebecca Hill, 95, of Selma died Nov. 30, 2011 at Vaughn Regional Medical Center in Selma. She was born May 11, 1916 to the parentage of the late Martin Hill and Eula Jenkins Hill. She was a native of Grove Hill. She retired as a domestic. Before her health failed she was a member of Orange Hill Baptist Church where […]


Thomas O’Neal “Rack” Kidd, 71, of Winn died Nov. 29, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Dec. 8, 1939 to the parentage of the late Eddie Charlie Kidd and Letha Bettis Kidd. He was retired as a groundskeeper at H.W. Pearce Memorial Park and Golf Course. He was a member of Berry’s Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church […]