2015-04-23

2015-04-23 E-Edition

Jail escapee gets four life sentences




An inmate who overpowered a deputy at the county jail and escaped in a patrol car only to be recaptured three hours later was rewarded for his actions Tuesday. Benny Lee Woodgett entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to four concurrent life sentences by Circuit Judge Robert Montgomery. He had been indicted for theft by deception, first degree escape, […]

Firemen cutting up in Coffeeville



Over 150 still haven’t paid property taxes and tax sale is May 5



The Clarke County Revenue Commission Office reports there are over 150 unpaid ad valorem property tax accounts for tax year 2014. Revenue Commissioner Terry Norris explained, “These taxes were due Oct. 1, 2014 and delinquent after Dec. 31, 2014. Notices of past due taxes were sent out as a courtesy on Feb. 1, and certified letters were mailed in March […]

Bladon Springs, Roland Cooper and other park closings delayed




State parks slated for closing May 1 got a reprieve Wednesday when Greg Lein, state parks director, announced that the closings have been delayed. Fifteen state parks, including Roland Cooper in Wilcox County and Bladon Springs in Choctaw County, were on a list to be closed May 1 if the state can’t resolve a budget crisis and come up with […]

New equipment OK’d for Grove Hill Fire Dept.




The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday to pay half the purchase of new equipment for the town’s Volunteer Fire Department. The total price of the equipment in a bid from NAFECO is $31,645 for Genesis Rescue Systems (including a cutter and a spreader and $32,750 for components of a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). The equipment will be used […]

Grove Hill’s Relay for Life is May 1 on Main Street



The annual Grove Hill Relay for Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society, will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 1 on Main Street downtown. “Stomp out cancer” is the theme for the event, which begins with the survivors’ and caregivers’ walk followed by participating teams. The luminary service will begin at 8 p.m. The relay will be preceded […]

No lack of work for new ‘litter patrol’



CCHS Old Timers reunion Saturday



The Clarke County High School Old Timers will meet in the CCHS Cafeteria on Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite covered dish, register and pay $3 for expenses. If a member attended school for only a short time – he/she is an Old Timer. The Class of 1965 is the honored class. The […]

‘Run the Hill’ is Saturday morning



The Run The Hill For Your Art and Sole in Grove Hill will be held Saturday, April 25 in downtown Grove Hill. There will be a DJ, pre and post refreshments, and lots of fun. Invite your friends and family to support the Arts Center by running or walking.