2012-03-29 E-Edition

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‘Peeled like a banana’

Hunting over bait, extended season debated by state senators

Bills that would allow deer hunting over bait and an extended season have been approved by a state Senate committee and could come up before the full Senate after legislators return to Montgomery from this week’s spring break. The bill to allow deer hunting over bait, SB 346, was approved by the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry CommitteeMarch 7. A separate […]

Parks & rec board seeks projects

The Clarke County Parks and Recreation Board has been in disarray for several months but is getting reorganized and working to fund projects, two members told the Clarke County Commission Monday. Secretary-Treasurer Robyn Blaylock said she and other board members are working to “reform” what she termed a “great program.” Board Chairman Bug Tarleton was also at the meeting and […]

Supt. Pugh due $6,600 retroactively, AG says

In response to a media question, the Clarke County Board of Education acknowledged at its Thursday, May 22 meeting that the Alabama Attorney General’s office had offered an opinion that Superintendent Woodie Pugh was entitled to retroactive payment of a $200 car expense allowance as authorized by a local law. The law has been on the books since 1973 but […]

Clarke County Events

Blood drive to be at local hospital The United Blood Services bloodmobile will be at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Wednesday, April 11 for a blood drive from noon until 6 p.m. Free cholesterol screenings will be available to donors. Chicken raising program offered by Extension Ser. The 4-H Chick Chain is a program offered by the Clarke and Washington Counties […]


Leonard Knight, 83, of Grove Hill died March 23, 2012 at Thomasville Nursing Home. He was born May 11, 1928. He retired from Courtaulds in Axis after 35 years. He enjoyed gardening, yard work (especially weed eating), riding his 4-wheeler, hunting and fishing. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Catherine Knight; one son, Jimmy R. (Brenda) Knight, Grove Hill; […]


Walter Earl Brewer, 70, of Whatley died March 26, 2012 at his residence. He was born June 21, 1941. He was a native of Jackson. He was a member of United Methodist Church of Jackson. He was retired from Olin Corporation as a purchasing agent. Survivors include his wife, Enid Joy Waddill Brewer, Whatley; two daughters, Robin Brewer Walters, Evergreen, […]


Infant Weston Alan Morgan of Sweet Water died March 19, 2012 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his parents, Shawn and Jill Morgan, Sweet Water; two brothers, Ty Morgan, Garrett Morgan, both of Sweet Water; two sisters, Macy Morgan, Callie Morgan, both of Sweet Water; one grandfather, Roger Irvin, Nanafalia; two grandmothers, Jackie Irvin, Nanafalia, Dolly Morgan, Campground, Ala. […]


Joseph Anthony Newton, 46, of Thomasville died March 19, 2012 in Whatley. He was born March 16, 1966 in Thomasville. He was a millwright. Survivors include one son, Andy Newton, Alex City; two daughters, Jennifer Sellers, Jessica Sellers, both of Enterprise; his father, Benton Newton, Aiken, S.C.; two sisters, Suzanne Elaine Johnson, Mt. Pocono, Penn., Michelle Leigh Newton, Whatley. A […]