2012-10-25 E-Edition

Boring the Tombigbee River to extend high speed Internet to Grove Hill TDS customers

TDS photo A construction company was busy last week boring under the Tombigbee River at Coffeeville to extend fiber optic cable to 500 TDS Telecom customers in the Grove Hill area to provide highs-speed Internet services. This is part of a nearly $4 million project to upgrade Internet services in Grove Hill. The project was announced in early 2010 but […]

Jurors to decide: suicide or muder

Debra Sharp died of a gunshot wound under her chin on Oct. 24, 2009 at her home off of Highway 69 near Jackson. The death was initially called a suicide but after a long investigation her boyfriend, Emmett McCollum, was charged with murder. A jury was seated Tuesday afternoon and a trial started to determine McCollum’s innocence or guilt. In […]

CCHS homecoming court

Voters will also decide 11 state constitutional amendments Nov. 6

The backside of the Nov. 6 General Election ballot is filled with 11 constitutional amendments. Voters will be asked to vote the amendments up or down — “Yes” or “No.” Proponents of constitutional reform in Alabama have plenty of ammunition on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. Eleven amendments crowd the ballot for voters approval Some of the amendments have […]

Domestic fuss leads to shooting at Jackson gas station Saturday

A McIntosh man is in stable condition after being shot Oct. 20 during a domestic incident at the Murphy Oil gas station in Jackson. Justin Lamar Adams, 26, of McIntosh, was critically injured during a domestic argument near the station, according to Jackson Police spokesman Lem DuBose. The incident occurred at approximately 8:40 p.m. in the vicinity of the gas […]

Around the Area

Pioneer Days celebration set this Saturday The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host its 13th Annual Pioneer Days and Antique Tractor show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The free living history event features costumed re-enactors demonstrating early life in southwest Alabama. More than 25 demonstrations are scheduled simultaneously throughout the day including […]


Barbara Terry Agee Hamid, 88, of Coffeeville died Oct. 21, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born June 13, 1924 in Coffeeville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Coffeeville. She was a pharmacist and owner of the former Courthouse Drugs in Chatom. Survivors include four brothers, John E. Terry, Huntsville, Emory Terry, Mobile, Gilmer Terry, Arlington, […]


Inez Bagley Andrews, 84, of Thomasville died Oct. 17, 2012 at Thomasville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 24, 1928 in Thomasville. She was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church where she was a former secretary and Sunday school teacher. She was a former manager at Bedsole’s Shoe Department. Survivors include one son, Jimmy Ray (Debra) […]


Eldridge Noland, 94, of the Geneva community died Oct. 18, 2012 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. He was born July 8, 1918 in the Geneva community in Marengo County. He was a World War II United States Navy Veteran. He was a member of the Hope Baptist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #335 F […]