2013-05-01 E-Edition

Greeting…then eating!

Scruggs still circuit clerk, judge rules

Summer Scruggs has been on the job as Clarke County circuit clerk for nearly four months but under a cloud of uncertainty due to the filing of an election contest challenging her eligibility to hold the office. Tuesday that cloud was lifted, giving her apparently smooth sailing for a six-year term. Circuit Judge Claud Neilson ruled in Scruggs’ favor in […]

Ashton’s ‘lil’ ol’ show’ to benefit old CHS

It is going to be a homecoming of sorts for country music star Ashton Shepherd when she performs a concert— a “lil’ ol’ show” as she called it—to benefit the old Coffeeville High School in the school’s auditorium Saturday night at 7 o’clock. Shepherd lives in Leroy and visits her parents in Coffeeville frequently but hasn’t performed there lately. She […]

Commissioners’ contrasting views

New commissioner not happy with finances, communication

Clarke County’s newest commissioner and the lone Republican in the five-member body dominated by Democrats, is troubled about the financial state of the county government. “I’m concerned about the future of the county,” Jackie Ray Rush said. He ran for office because he was concerned about how the money was being spent. “We have a lot of wasteful spending.” Rush, […]

Commissioners’ contrasting views

Chairman optimistic about county’s future, opportunities

Elma Averett, the chairman of the Clarke County Commission, is very optimistic about the future economic development of the county. He has represented District 1 since 2006. He will face reelection in 2014. “None of us have a crystal ball to look in,” he said. However, the new industries in Clarke County have the potential to provide good jobs, he […]

CPS junior wins Clarke County DYW title

Clarke Prep ladies do well in county DYW

Distinguished Young Women of Clarke County, awarded scholarships to high school girls throughout the Clarke County area this past Saturday night. Over $10,000 in scholarship money was awarded. Lake Lolley of Clarke Prep School won the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Clarke County for 2014 on April 27, 2013 during the program at the Bedsole Theatre in Thomasville. She […]


Bobby C. “Billy” Brunson, 70, of Jackson died April 26, 2013. He was born April 5, 1943. He was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Army. He was retired from Ciba after 43 years in the maintenance department where he was the “Master Chef.” He enjoyed fishing at […]


Jack Edward Allday, Jr., 84, of Sweet Water died April 23, 2013 at his son’s home in Marion Junction, AL. He was born July 30, 1928 in Coffeeville. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a retired engineer assistant with the Alabama Highway Department. Survivors include his wife, Katie Flowers Allday, Sweet Water; one son, Dewayne Allday, Marion […]