2012-11-21 E-Edition

Recount: Davis wins again

A day of recounting Monday verified Clarke County Probate Judge Valerie Bradford Davis’ close win in the Nov. 6 election and even added a few votes to her margin over Democrat challenger Paul Bradford, a former county commissioner. Davis, the appointed Republican incumbent, polled 6,839 votes, or 50.14 percent, to Bradford’s 6,798, or 49.84 percent. Davis picked up 12 votes […]

A close call at Allen railroad crossing

Whatley resident catches burglars

Whatley resident Bob Spidle’s home and vehicles had been burglarized twice. He had a feeling they would be back so early Monday morning Spidle hid in the woods near his home and caught two individuals in the act as they returned, thinking no one was home. The homeowner was armed with a shotgun and the two suspects tried to take […]

Shots at floor hit 2 in feet at Mt. Zion party Saturday

Lawmen responded to a call of a disturbance and shooting at the Mt. Zion community house on Mt. Zion Road west of Grove Hill around 10 p.m. Saturday. An argument had resulted in a man firing a shot into the floor that hit two people in their feet. They were treated at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Investigator Baggette said the […]

Gillmore Elementary parent says child made to eat trashed ice cream

Lonnie Dixon, the father of a second grade student at Gillmore Elementary School in Jackson, and Kristie Taylor, the student’s aunt, spoke Nov. 15 to the Clarke County Board of Education concerning an alleged incident where a student was ordered by a teacher to retrieve ice cream out of the garbage and eat it. The incident occurred Nov. 6. The […]

School board members sworn in


Clayton Dickinson, 60, died Nov. 17, 2012. He was born Jan. 15, 1952 to the late Ethel Mae and Jimmie Dickinson Sr. He joined the Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. After graduating from Clarke County High School, Class of 1971 he moved to Detroit, Michigan where he resided until his death. He was employed with Ford […]


Funeral service for Winifred Cleiland Morton, resident of Montgomery, Ala. and former resident of Jackson, Ala., was conducted November 18 in the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home. Internment was at Pine Crest Cemetery. Dr. Russell Dean, son-in-law of Mrs. Morton, was the officiating minister. A devoted mother and homemaker, Mrs. Morton died at the home of her daughter. She was […]

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Historical Society will conduct its regular monthly meeting Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Horeb Baptist Church in Whatley. During the meeting, the Society will dedicate a historical marker honoring the historic community of Whatley which sprang up as a result of the railroad in 1888. This area of the county, however, was one of the […]