2013-04-03 E-Edition

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Sad ending for eagle

A bald eagle found in the yard of a Fulton family over the weekend died Monday morning. The eagle, found by Heath and Tabby Crim’s two daughters, Brianna and Brooke, was in the backyard near the families’ pond. Crim contacted the authorities and game warden Robbie Tilman came got the bird and gave it to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife […]

Subway burglary inside job; other burglary arrests made

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has made arrests in several burglaries recently. Grove Hill Police were called to the Subway on Thursday morning March 28 when the manager started to open the business and found that the front door was unlocked and the safe was left open. Chief Woodie Coates called the sheriff’s department’s criminal investigation unit to assist and […]

Task force still confident of animal shelter

Members of the Clarke County Animal Services Task Force are confident that work will begin on a county animal shelter in 2013. The task force met March 21 in the annex of the Clarke County Courthouse. The group includes Fulton Mayor Mike Norris, county commissioners Elma Averett and Patricia DuBose and county veterinarian Dr. Ed Sellers. Norris is currently involved […]

Phony money passers arrested

Chief Investigator Ron Baggette of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department along with U.S. Secret Service agents out of Mobile arrested Jamie Overton Thompson from Lower Peach Tree and Kimberly Windham from Gallion, Ala. on Thursday March 27 in connection with the passing of a counterfeit $100 bill at Garrick’s Corner Grocery in Scyrene. Baggette said there have been a lot […]

Man flees on riding mower and foot but tracking dog gets him

Clarke County lawmen responding Monday to complaints of a man causing mischief and bothering people in the Walker Springs area found the man but when he ran they spent four hours tracking him down and arresting him on a number of past felony warrants. Deputies Mark Leon and Warren Harrell responded to Jemison Road where residents said Leroy Williams had […]

Auxiliary donates equipment to GH Memorial Hospital

The Ladies Auxiliary of Grove Hill Memorial Hospital has donated new equipment to the facility. A new defibrillator ($8,800) was bought for the emergency room, said Emily Steadham administrative assistant. A new cauterization machine ($10,800) was purchased for the operating room. In addition, a pulse oximeter and probes ($5,000) were purchased for congenital heart defect screening for newborns. In action […]

Man pleas and gets 18 years for robbery

There have been several guilty pleas entered and sentences issued during the criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court this week but there have been no jury trials. Ed Welch of Fulton pled guilty to the invasion of a Whatley man’s home and of robbing him on Dec. 10, 2011. Welch and Karl Johnson were charged with first-degree robbery […]


Rev. Haywood Roper Jr., 79, died March 23, 2013 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born December 30, 1933 to the parentage of the late Haywood Roper, Sr. and Agnes Todd in the Toddtown Community of Grove Hill. His soul winged its flight from this world of sin, sorrow and pain to a place of eternal rest. He confessed […]


Irma Hepstall O’Gwynn, 90, of Jackson died March 28, 2013 after a long and full life. She was born Feb. 20, 1923 in Dickinson. She was a lifelong resident of Clarke County. After attending Grove Hill High School she married her high school sweetheart, Curtis Bernard O’Gwynn, to whom she was married to for 63 years until his death in […]