2012-09-13 E-Edition

No arrest made in murder of T’ville businesswoman

Fredia Collins shot to death in her Wilson Ave. insurance office

The normally quiet and idyllic downtown Thomasville was swarming with lawmen and bloodhounds Monday night after a well-known Thomasville businesswoman was found shot to death in her insurance office. Freida Collins, 61, was discovered dead in her Collins & Collins Insurance Agency office at 8 Wilson Avenue by her son, Baxter. He had gone to check on her after she […]

Roofer falls after being shocked

A Choctaw County roofer was shocked and then fell 25 to 30 feet in a mishap in the middle of Grove Hill Monday morning. A C & H Roofing crew, of Butler, was making repairs to the roof of the Clarke-Mobile Gas office at the corner of Main and Jackson Streets. A man, whose identify could not be confirmed, was […]

$350,000 grant funds sewer for Wilson Hall area

The Town of Grove Hill has received a $350,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) to improve the sewage system in the Wilson Hall community. The funding is through the Community Development Block Grant Small City Program. The town will have to pay a 10 percent match ($35,000), said councilman Levon Hicks. State Senator Marc […]

Animal shelter proposed for old District 1 shop

The Clarke County Animal Services (CCAS) task force is ready to move forward with a county shelter once funds are put in place. Fulton Mayor Mike Norris, a member of the task force, addressed the Clarke County Commission Monday morning. The group has chosen the old District One shop on Highway 84 east in Grove Hill as the site for […]

Simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ vote on complex issue Tuesday

On Sept. 18, the only item on the ballot for Alabama voters is whether to support a state constitutional amendment to borrow $437.4 million from the Alabama Trust Fund (ATF) to aid the General Fund Budget. That is $146 million-a-year over the next three years. The state government needs funds to avoid cuts in prisons, Medicaid, mental health services, and […]

Lumberman Stimpson to run for Mobile mayor

The executive vice president of Scotch-Gulf Lumber has announced that he will be a candidate next year for mayor of Mobile. Sandy Stimpson had been considering a run for months and made it official to family and supporters Friday in Mobile. He will face incumbent Mayor Sam Jones and Doris J. W. Brown, the only announced candidates so far in […]


Betty Jean Beverly Carter, 73, of Jackson died Sept. 9, 2012. She was born May 8, 1939. She was a member of the Stave Creek Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, John L. Carter, Jackson; one daughter, Beverly Kaye Carter, Jackson; daughter-in-law, Teresa Carter, Jackson; one sister, JoAnn Beverly Wester, Huntsville; three grandchildren, John Carter, Jason […]


Frank Wilburn Cobb, 87, of Grove Hill died Sept. 4, 2012 at Springhill Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 2, 1924. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he was a Sunday school teacher, deacon and choir director. He was a mason and member of the Macon Lodge #7 and Oliver Lodge #334 where he served […]


Ruth King Dean, 83, of Jackson died Sept. 9, 2012 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Aug. 16, 1929. She was a native of Rutledge, AL. She was a member of the Rutledge United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker. Survivors include three sons, Russell Lee (Amy) Dean Jr., Montgomery, Rodger Lamar (Dianne) Dean, Leroy, Ralph Delana Dean, Jackson; […]