2014-12-31

2014-12-31 E-Edition

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Photo highlights of 2014



Christmas Day 4-wheeler mishap injures granddad




An accident Christmas afternoon injured a grandfather who was riding his three-year-old grandson on a new fourwheeler, a Christmas present. Kenneth Garrick of Jackson, who grew up in Grove Hill, was riding his grandson on the airport property on the small four-wheeler. A sudden turn threw the two off and Garrick landed on his head and he was knocked out. […]

Major water leak in T’ville prompts boil water notice



At presstime Tuesday morning, the city of Thomasville continued to struggle to regain pressure in its water system on the south end of the city. In a commentary Tuesday morning on Facebook, Mayor Sheldon Day reported, “We have been working all night long to find the source of a major leak. As of just a few minutes ago after daylight […]

Arrests made in burglary on Walker Springs Road



The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigation Unit has made an arrest after investigating a burglary around 12220 Walker Springs Road. According to Chief Investigator Ron Baggette, the homeowner reported that his and a relative’s house and shop on his property had been burglarized and most of everything inside had been taken. Some of the items were bed and box […]

Chapman



Lawrence “L J” Chapman, 25, was born Dec. 23, 1988 to Collies Chapman and Lawrence Chapman Jr. of Walker Springs. He departed this life Dec. 20, 2014. He confessed Christ on Oct. 28, 2001 and was baptized at St. Luke Baptist Church of Walker Springs, under the leadership of the Rev. James McGhee Jr. on June 23, 2013. Lawrence rededicated […]

Howze



Wilmer James Howze, 66, was born in Clarke County to the parentage of the late Wilmer and Marvoline Howze. He departed this life Dec. 25, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was educated in the Covington County Public School System. He later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where he furthered his education prior […]

Parker



Deacon Odell Parker was born in Jackson on Dec. 2, 1925. He was the oldest child of Henry Parker Sr. and Corine Pugh Parker. He was 89. He departed this life Dec. 21, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He united with AOH Church of God in Jackson in 1986 and later joined Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God in […]

Jones



Matthew Franklin “Matt” Jones, 40, of Coffeeville died Dec. 21, 2014 at his residence. He was born June 3, 1974. He was a native of Marietta, Georgia but had resided in the Coffeeville area for the majority of his life. He was a member of the Coffeeville United Methodist Church. He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in forestry. […]

Roberts



Chester A. Roberts, 78, of Grove Hill died Dec. 23, 2014. He was born March 9, 1936. He was a member and deacon of Tompkins Baptist Church and a member of the choir. He was retired from Roberts Transportation where he was the owner and operator. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Betty P. Roberts; special friends, Joe and […]