2012-07-05 E-Edition

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Family Dollar to build store; Mexican restaurant, Subway to locate in Grove Hill too

Grove Hill is getting a Family Dollar store, a Mexican restaurant and a Subway sandwich shop. In addition, town officials say there is a lot of interest being shown by developers in parcels of property along Jackson Street. Family Dollar will build on the corner of Jackson and Pugh Street, next to Burger King, on the property where the old […]

In Jackson, Brooks buys Anderson Brothers Chrysler, relocates to Scogin building

Harry Brooks, of Brooks Chevrolet in Thomasville, has purchased Anderson Brothers Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Jackson and relocated the dealership to the old Scogin Chevrolet building where it will continue to sell the same brands of vehicles as Brooks Chrysler Dodge Jeep. The move fills a large and prominent building on North College Avenue (Highway 43) that has been vacant […]

New Tractor Supply store going up in Thomasville; water system progressing

It didn’t take long for the property to be cleared and for construction to start on a new Tractor Supply store going up on Highway 43 in Thomasville. The steel framing for the store is up and work is progressing. Tractor Supply has been building new stores in many Alabama localities and this will be its 38th in the state. […]

Airbus will build a $600 million, 1,000 employee airplane-making plant in Mobile. See Page 3A.

Severe weather tax holiday: Save 9% in Grove Hill, Jax

Certain storm-related items tax exempt this weekend Shoppers in Grove Hill and Jackson can save nine percent in sales tax on certain items they buy this weekend during Alabama’s Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. The state, county and municipal sales taxes will be exempt Friday, July 6-Sunday, July 8 on items that can help citizens ready for a hurricane […]

Wreck on Highway 84

This Chevrolet Camaro ran off of Highway 84 and overturned before 8 a.m. Monday. A passing nurse stopped to assist and Coffeeville firefighters responded to an initial call that the driver was pinned in. However, Michael McGowen of Mc- Comb, Miss. was freed and transported by ASAP Ambulance to Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. McGowen told the investigating state trooper and […]


John Kenneth Crow, 86, of Thomasville died June 30, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born May 31, 1926 in Thomasville. He was a member of the York Church of Christ. He was a former power house operator and a World War II United States Army veteran. Survivors include one son, Larry (Sandra) Crow, Thomasville; two daughters, Judy Duren, Ward, […]


Claudie Burl Hudson, 80, of Thomasville died June 28, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Sept. 9, 1931 in Greenwood. He was a member of the Bassetts Creek Baptist Church. He was a member of the Oliver Lodge #334 F & AM. He was a United States veteran having served in the Vietnam War. He was a former warehouse […]


William (Bill) Larry Ingram, 64, of Thomasville died June 26, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery. He was born Aug. 12, 1947 in Butler. He was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. He assisted in coaching the Thomasville High School Tiger Baseball and the Thomasville Travelers teams. He was a retired maintenance supervisor at Thomasville Mental Health […]


Elizabeth Erlyne Irvin, 84, of Foley died June 29, 2012 at her residence. She was born Aug. 21, 1927 in Carolton. She was a member of the Nicholsville Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. Survivors include seven children, Jack Irvin Jr., Raton, New Mexico, Barbara Knight, Gulf Shores, Jim Irvin, Vineland, Janis Avritt, Paul Irvin, both of Fairhope, Larry Irvin, […]