2014-02-13 E-Edition

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A Yellow Watermelon for C’ville

The town of Coffeeville and the Grove Hill Arts Council are joining forces on a project to restore the old Coffeeville school for community use. In so doing, they will recognize one of the school’s most famous students, Ted Dunagan. Dunagan is the author of three award-winning young adult novels set in that area during the late 1940s, published by […]

Sen. Keahey ‘not ready to close the door’

Marc Keahey has qualified for re-election to the District 22 State Senate seat. His decision to run came as a surprise to many who had expected him not to run. Keahey admitted that he did not make up his mind until the Friday qualifying deadline approached. “In the end it came down to realizing I was not ready to close […]

License and revenue officials get by with no election opponents

As the old saying goes, Linda Goodman and Terry Norris must be paying the preacher. Or maybe they are just real lucky. The two incumbent Clarke County officeholders got by without any opposition for a new term as qualifying ended Friday with no Democrats or Republicans signing up to run for their offices. Goodman is the license commissioner and Norris […]

Chickasaw attack victim dies Saturday; was uncle of local druggist

An elderly Chickasaw man, severely beaten in a burglary in his home Jan. 27, died Saturday at USA Medical Center in Mobile. Carroll Jordan, 86, had been in critical condition since the assault when he was beaten and stabbed by three assailants in the home invasion. Jordan is the uncle of Alan Jordan of Grove Hill, owner and pharmacist at […]

Politics 2014

Norris candidate for coroner’s post

Tyler Norris has qualified as a Republican candidate for Clarke County coroner. He has no opposition in the June 3 primary and neither does incumbent Mitch Finney, a Democrat. They will compete for the office in the Nov. 4 general election. Norris is one of eight investigators working statewide with the newly created Agriculture and Rural Crimes Unit. Before that […]

Despite the rain, work goes on

Arrests made in 4-wheeler thefts

Lawmen have recovered two stolen four-wheelers in recent days. Sheriff Ray Norris said his department was able to make an arrest on a fourwheeler theft that occurred around Jan. 2. Deputies responded to the report of the stolen four-wheeler and started looking for the Honda 500 in the area along the Clarke County-Marengo County border. Investigator Patrick Champion from Marengo […]

Improvements should begin shortly on Berry’s Chapel Road

The following items were addressed at a brief meeting Tuesday of the Clarke County Commission:  An estimate of approximately $46,602.50 from Pine City Contracting was approved for road improvements (repairs and resurfacing) on 700 feet of Berry’s Chapel Road and specific spots on County Road 3. Funding will come from 3-R (Resurfacing, Restoration and Rehabilitation) state monies because it […]


Irene Bettis Norwood departed this life Feb. 4, 2014 at the Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born June 19, 1938 to the late Lufus and Phyllis Sullivan Bettis. At an early age, she united with the Big John Baptist Church in Malcolm. Later in life she met and married Tee Norwood and moved to Wagarville uniting with Lewis Grove […]