2013-09-05 E-Edition

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Governor tours Golden Dragon

Chinese building copper tubing plant at Sunny South

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley toured the construction site of the Golden Dragon (GD) USA Precise Copper Tubing plant, Aug. 29 in Sunny South, north of Thomasville. A press conference was held after his tour. Reporters were not allowed to accompany Bentley into the plant. “Recruiting industry is a relationship business,” Bentley said. “We were able to recruit this company with […]

United Way sets goal of $129,000 for fall campaign

A reception was held Aug. 29 to announce the new Clarke County campaign for United Way of Southwest Alabama. The event was held in the Thomasville Civic Center. The county goal for fiscal year 2014 is $129,000, said Dottie Fore, co-chair of the county fundraising committee. Over 140 companies and individuals contributed last year to go over a goal of […]

Arrests in camp burglary

A camp house burglary on Monday, Aug. 26 followed by an automobile accident a week later, on Labor Day, with shots being fired all combined to lead to the arrest of two suspects and the issuing of a warrant for a third who fled lawmen. A Baldwin County resident reported the break-in of his camp house just off the Manila […]

Quick response to truck fire

Register soon for congress race

The deadline to register to vote and be eligible to participate in the special primary to fill the vacancy in the First Congressional District is Friday, Sept. 13. A special election was necessitated by the resignation of Congressman Jo Bonner at the end of July. Bonner has accepted a vice chancellor position with the University of Alabama system. Clarke County […]

Boater survives going over Demopolis dam’s spillway

A Wilcox County man survived going over the Demopolis Lock and Dam’s spillway Sunday and being stranded on rocks below the dam for more than three hours. Leonard Jordan of Arlington was conscious when he was rescued but said his ribs hurt. He was taken to a local hospital. The accident happened about 7:15 p.m. Someone at the Lower Pool […]

Former Linden QB killed in accident on Hwy. 43; 12-year-old dies also

From Staff Reports A former Linden High School quarterback who had signed to play at the University of West Alabama was killed along with a 12-year-old Demopolis student Sunday on Highway 43 south of Linden. Anthony Robinson Jr., 19, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer that collided with a 2013 International tractor truck driven by Leonard Essex of Demopolis about […]

GH Council Ok’s parade permit for CCHS homecoming

The Grove Hill Town Council attended to several small items of business at the Tuesday night council meeting, postponed one day because of the Labor Day holiday. A parade permit was approved for the Clarke County High School homecoming parade, to be held Thursday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. The minutes of recent fire department meetings were reviewed. Mayor Levon […]

Coffeeville council prohibits ‘open bars’ in public buildings

The Coffeeville Town Council voted Tuesday night to prohibit “open bars” with alcoholic beverages at events in public buildings. A renter of the old Coffeeville High School Auditorium wanted to have an open bar with beverages served at a Sept. 21 event. However, Mayor Robert Cox said town officials will do further research into the issue. Clarke County is dry, […]