2012-12-12

2012-12-12 E-Edition

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Thomasville dedicates tax revenue to development




The Thomasville City Council approved a resolution dedicating a portion of the city’s newly leveraged half-cent sales tax to the Industrial Development Board. This is the first time the board has asked for a resolution that sets out in writing what support the city will provide. Mayor Sheldon Day said the money would go to help pay for the purchase […]

GH council holds special meeting to name planning commission members who then meet to OK Hwy. 43 project




The Grove Hill Town Council held a special called meeting Dec. 6 to appoint members of the town Planning Commission. The following members were approved: Mayor Levon Hicks (ex-officio); Town Clerk Cheryl Hicks; town council member Verria C. Beckham; Sherry Hamilton; Gary Horton; Linda Malone; Ray Sheffield; Bobbie Keller; and Allen Jordan. Horton and Malone had previously served on the […]

Local WWII veteran attends dedication of new vets cemetery




Archie Robinson of Gosport, a World War II veteran, was one of 10,000 people attending the dedication of the new Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort on Dec. 7—the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that thrust the United States into world war. Robinson said the cemetery is a beautiful place and gives Alabama veterans a […]

Professional boxer visits C’ville

Tuscaloosa resident likes town’s peace, solitude


Professional heavyweight boxer and 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist Deontay Wilder of Tuscaloosa visited Coffeeville Town Hall Dec. 8 for an informal workout. “The Bronze Bomber” was discovered at the Skyy Boxing gym in Northport. His co-trainer Jay Deas, owner of the Skyy gym since 1997, has a connection to Coffeeville. “My family has had a place down here for a […]

Clarke Prep falls to Marengo



Clarke Prep School’s Gators fought hard but lost 52-35 to Marengo Academy’s Longhorn. Rush Wiggins led the way with 10 points. Trey Larrimore added nine points. Jacob Allen had eight points. Last Saturday the Gators lost 37-22 to Patrician in Grove Hill. Larrimore had 12 points. Luke Horton and Allen each had three points. Hunter Walker added two points. CPS […]

CCHS Lady Bulldogs roll on



The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs, ranked number six in Class 4A, improved to 6-0 on the season as they beat Wilcox-Central 60-29 last Friday night in Camden. Rachel Brownlee led CCHS with 16 points. Lucy Arnold added 14 points. Jordan Hollins had eight points. LaJessica Rivers added seven points and five steals. Tierra Williams had seven rebounds and […]

Sports Scene

Heisman Offensive Player of Year

Call it sour grapes, call it one-tracked thinking, call it being a homer… I could care less either way. But please, for the sake of college football, change the name of the Heisman Memorial Trophy to the Heisman Offensive Player of the Year Award. That being said, after a day or two to reflect on the naming of Johnny Manziel […]

CPS coach, students honored as all-stars



Hwy. 43, Cobb St. accident