2013-08-29 E-Edition

Hospitals pursued on two fronts

Thomasville hospital assets sold to Selma company

Anne Thompson and Clarke County Healthcare, LLC (Clarke), have sold the Southwest Alabama Medical Center (SWAMC, the assets of the closed Thomasville hospital) to Du Bois L. Gilliam and DGKG Acquisition, LLC, of Selma. The Certificate of Need (CON) is also included in the deal. In an Aug. 22 letter from Gregg Brantley Everett of the Montgomery law firm, Gilpin […]

Hospitals pursued on two fronts

GH hospital expanding board along with expansion plans

The Board of Directors of the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital voted Aug. 22 to explore the option to expand the membership of the board to include members not living in Grove Hill. There are currently seven members. Hospital administrator Emily Steadham said the facility serves the entire county and felt it was time to open up the membership by three […]

Big gator for petite coed

The payoff came at the end of six days of hunting when Meg Sheffield harvested a 13-foot, 664-lb. alligator Saturday night on the Alabama River near Camden. Sheffield, from Grove Hill, drew the last alternate tag in this year’s annual state gator hunt. “I knew there was a chance that I might get one of the tags so I attended […]

Commissioner wants to sell culvert pipe to county

Members of the Clarke County Commission discussed Monday whether commissioner Jackie Ray Rush could submit a bid to provide pipe for the county. His company, Rush Enterprises on Highway 5 in Thomasville, had previously won bids before he was elected to the commission, and has the current bid which ends Oct. 1. Bids were opened Monday by county engineer Danny […]

Covington lawmen arrest Clarke work release escapee in Florala

A Clarke County inmate who escaped from a Department of Corrections work release program was taken into custody in Florala Thursday night. Covington County Chief Deputy David Anderson said the Covington County Sheriff’s Department was contacted at 10:30 Thursday night about the inmate, John Harold King, 29. King had stolen a vehicle in Clarke County. Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris […]

Community Calendar

The Parden Family Reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Coffeeville. The Levi S. Harrison Family Reunion will be Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day, at the Chilton Baptist Church. A covered dish lunch will be served. A gospel singing will be held after lunch. All family and friends are invited to attend. Coffeeville […]


Sadie Mae Jones, 80, of Saraland died Aug. 21, 2013. She was born April 20, 1933. She was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. She had worked as a draw twist operator at Cortaulds. Survivors include one son, Troy (Sue) Jones, Saraland; three daughters, Gloria Jones, Saraland, Deborah (Gary) Edmonds, Chunchula, Janet (Mike) Pickering, Turnerville; nine grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren. […]


Jerry M. Richardson, 67, of Chatom died Aug. 14, 2013. He was born March 27, 1946. He had worked as the shop foreman for the Washington County Board of Education. He loved to hunt and fish and was loved by all who knew him. Survivors include his wife, Shirley B. Richardson, Chatom; one son, Jason Dewayne (Candace) Richardson, Chatom; one […]


Ronnie Dean Clark, 60, of Dixons Mills died Aug. 23, 2013 at his residence. He was born Oct. 31, 1952 in Marengo County. Survivors include his wife, Kay Jones Autery Clark, Dixons Mills; three sons, Derrick (Dana) Clark, Vineland, Thomas Clark, Thomaston, Cody Autery, Shiloh; two daughters, Michelle (Kenneth) Etheridge, Linden, Lena (Chad) Edmonds, Shiloh; five brothers, Billy (Angelina) Clark […]