2013-09-19 E-Edition

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Son-in-law a survivor of Navy Yard’s mass killing

The son-in-law of Clarke County Administrator Lois Morris had to escape Monday morning from the shooter at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Approximately 12 people reportedly died in the shooting rampage. Fourteen others were injured. Worked on third floor CDR Cedric McNeal, a commander with the U.S. Navy, was working on the third floor of the Naval Sea […]

Will 600 countians cast votes Tuesday?

Political observers are betting on just how low the voter turnout may be in next Tuesday’s special primary to pick party nominees for the vacancy in the First Congressional District. Incumbent Jo Bonner resigned in August to take a job with the University of Alabama, necessitating a special election. The district includes Baldwin, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe and a portion of […]

Unloved lovebugs

You may love the Lovebug lyrics by Jonas Brothers while driving. But for Alabamians, lovebugs are a stubborn, sticky seasonal problem for drivers. Lovebugs or Plecia nearctica Hardy, swarm out twice a year like clockwork—every May and September. The autumn swarm is usually larger and plague-like. Although individual females live for only a few days, adult flight activity last for […]

PCA buying Boise for $2 billion

Jackson mill’s fifth owner in 50 years

The Boise paper mill in Jackson will be 50 years old next year. This time 50 years ago work had already started on the Allied Paper pulpmaking plant. Over the years the mill has been expanded and improved and has also gone through five owners— Allied, SCM, Hanson and Boise (initially called Boise Cascade). Boise has owned the plant longer […]

Jury returns trucker’s rig plus $285,000

Long distance trucker Jimmy Jones of Thomasville thought he had a gentleman’s agreement with friend B. A. Mims of Mobile for Mims to operate his 18- wheeler while he was sick and couldn’t work with the two splitting the profits, attorney Phil Perkins of Jackson explained. But after Jones got well and wanted his truck back, Mims refused to give […]

Car flips on Allen Road


Johnny Lee Hill, 59, of Grove Hill died Sept. 14, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born November 22, 1953 to Arlean Hill. He united with Orange Hill Baptist Church at an early age where he served as chairman of the deacon board and superintendent of the Sunday School. He was employed as a truck driver with Montgomery […]


James Willard Bayles Sr., 84, of Jackson died Aug. 31, 2013 at his residence. He was born Dec. 31, 1928. He was a member Mt. Gilead Baptist Church of Walker Springs. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the United States Army. He had formerly worked as a barber at B&B Barber Shop prior to going […]


Linda Fay Sticher Davis, 65, of Gainestown died Sept. 13, 2013 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born June 30, 1948. She was a member of Jones Chapel Congregational Methodist Church. She was a retired assistant activity director with Jackson Health Care Facility. Survivors include one son, Chad R. (Heather) Davis, Tuscaloosa; one daughter, Nina D. (Bill) Lazenby, Orange […]