2013-11-14 E-Edition

ABC agent pleas guilty to theft

An officer of the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board (ABC) pleaded guilty to seven counts of third degree theft in Clarke County Circuit Court last week. Andy Lard, of Sumter County, was given a one year sentence, suspended for two years probation and agreed never to seek employment as a law enforcement official again, District Attorney Spencer Walker said. The […]

Horrors of WWII German POW camp still vivid for 90-year-old

John Calhoun is one of the “regulars” at Bertiles, drinking coffee at the Grove Hill fast food restaurant every morning and afternoon. When he showed up for the afternoon session on Nov. 7, he was greeted by a larger than usual crowd and his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. A birthday cake was on hand for the occasion. “I was surprised; […]

T’ville child killed in boating mishap

A Veteran’s Day boating accident near Roland Cooper Park claimed the life of sixyear old Cayden Nall Monday afternoon. The accident also left his grandfather, Ricky Hudson, with multiple injuries. Cayden was a student at Thomasville Elementary School where his favorite subject was math, said his mother Anna Nall. He also loved to fish, and on Monday, he went fishing […]

T’ville mayor predicts new hospital in 2 years

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day announced Nov. 6 that a new hospital should be completed in the city within two years. The mayor spoke at his annual breakfast program at the Thomasville campus of Alabama Southern Community College. “Unless something drastically happens, that I don’t anticipate, we are going to build a new hospital in Thomasville – period,” he said. “If […]


Stefanie Nicole Murphy Brooks, 33, died Oct. 29, 2013 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Aug. 29, 1980 in Fontana, Calif. to parents, Wanda and Larry Murphy. She graduated from Ambassador Christian High School in 1998. Survivors include her children, Adrian and Kayla Collins and their father, Clenton Collins. She was beloved by her brother, Marcus Murphy and cousin, […]


Agatha “Aggie” Horn, 54, of Grove Hill died Nov. 7, 2013. She was born June 25, 1959 to the union of the late Johnnie Horn and the late Mattie Horn of Grove Hill. She accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Orange Hill Baptist Church. She was educated in the Clarke County School System where she graduated […]


Claude Baugh, 85, of Grove Hill died Nov. 8, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 18, 1928. He was a retired truck driver from Scotch Lumber Company. Survivors include three sons, Frankie Gene (Ann) Baugh, William Alex (Jean) Baugh, Jimmy Claude (Sheryl) Baugh, all of Grove Hill; one brother, Clarence Baugh, Thomasville; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. […]


A.G. Beck, 81, of Jackson died Nov. 6, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born June 8, 1932. He was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Glenda Willis, Teresa Wade, Marsha Sullivan; two sisters, Myrtle Willoughby, Melrose Coleman; eight grandchildren, Mike Grayson, Crystal Grayson, Roxanne Beck, James Wade, Josh Holton, Chris Willis, Amanda Wade, Heather […]


Richard Kevin “Richie” Cumlander, 45, of Grove Hill died Nov. 5, 2013 after a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer. He loved and adored his wife and two children. He was a friend to every one he met. He was a 1986 graduate of Clarke County High School. He was a former employee of ThyssenKrupp where he worked in mechanical maintenance. […]