2013-06-26 E-Edition

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Scotch Plywood Mill fire

Scenes following an early morning fire at Scotch Plywood in Fulton

Indian and settler descendants gathering peacefully for event

Living history demonstrations Saturday at site

It should be a unique and hopefully peaceful weekend as descendants of early Clarke County settlers and the Indian attackers at Fort Sinquefield 200 years ago gather for a commemoration of the 1813 event. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the Creek Indian War of 1813. Fort Mims in neighboring Baldwin County is probably better known because of the […]

Fire at Scotch Plywood Wednesday

A fire broke out Wednesday morning, June 26 at the Scotch Plywood mill in Fulton. When firefighters from the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department arrived, the sprinkler system had already kicked on, helping to suppress the fire, said firefighter Daniel Allday. “We went down between the two dryers, and there was a bunch of hot spots on the side of the […]

‘You will be caught!!!!!’

Stolen iPhone’s message:

Technology aided in the recovery of a stolen iPhone last week. The Clarke County Criminal Investigations Unit was called to Dr. Huey Kidd’s medical clinic in Fulton on Tuesday June 18 at approximately 2:30 p.m. in reference to a stolen cell phone. After arriving, Chief Investigator Ron Baggette and Investigator David Connor met with Nurse Practitioner Lisa Sims and she […]

Joyner announces early for 2014 State Senate race

Brewton businessman Danny B. Joyner got an early jump on the 2014 State Senate race for District 22 last week, announcing that he will again be a Republican candidate. Joyner, was the Republican nominee in 2010 but lost to Democrat incumbent Marc Keahey. Joyner said he will “take common sense solutions to Montgomery to improve education, bring quality jobs to […]

United Way cuts Red Cross funds

American Red Cross services in Clarke County will soon lose funding from United Way of Southwest Alabama, said Leisle Ewing Mims, district executive director for the Alabama Gulf Coast Chapter of American Red Cross. Mims spoke Monday to the Clarke County Commission, asking for financial support. “The American Red Cross is not a government organization,” she said. “We are chartered […]


Travis Nelson Fuller, 51, of Grove Hill died June 20, 2013. He was born July 3, 1961. He was a member of the Asbury Baptist Church. He was a truck driver with Silver Creek Logging. Survivors include one son, Mathew Fuller, Grove Hill; two daughters, Lois Fuller, Jennifer Fuller, both of Grove Hill; seven brothers, Cecil (Catherine) Fuller, Walker Springs, […]


Michael Jerome “Mike” Sheffield, 57, of Chatom died June 20, 2013. He was born April 14, 1956. He was a 1974 graduate of Washington County High School. He was the owner and operator of Sheffield’s Furniture Company. His hobbies include fishing, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and his yellow “Tweety Bird” jeep. He was a very enthusiastic Alabama fan. He […]


David Jackson Gaddy, 79, of Thomasville died June 22, 2013 at his residence. He was born Feb. 17, 1934 in Sunny South. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church. He was a retired lineman with Alabama Power Company. Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Louise Gaddy, Thomasville; two daughters, Carolyn Gaddy Wright, Navarre, FL, Mary Ann Gaddy Horshok, Jackson; one […]