2015-11-05 E-Edition

Halloween and Pioneer Day to boot!

Decked out with face paint and an Indian headdress, this little fellow enjoyed one of the antique tractors at the 16th annual Pioneer Day festival at the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill Saturday. Youngsters have a big time at the event; just check out some of the photos inside. Saturday was also Halloween so it was a great day […]

Candidates are slow to qualify for ’16 races

The 2016 election season is shaping up to be a quiet one. The deadline to qualify for offices up for election next year is this Friday at 5 p.m. The primaries will be March 1 because of the presidential primary. So far, two contested Clarke County races are set. There will be a contested race for superintendent of education. Incumbent […]

Owner of small pet dog has to fight off pit bull

Grove Hill has leash law but it has never been enforced

The Grove Hill Town Council again heard Monday night of a pet attacked by a dog in the town limits. Town resident George Ricketts complained to the council about a pit bull attacking his daughter’s Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) on Oct. 23. Ricketts had been on the phone with his daughter, Kathy Mitchell, when the pit bull attacked her dog. The […]

General Sheet Metal employee arrested on theft charges

The Thomasville Police Department has arrested Sonya Fendley Gray and charged her with theft by deception first degree in connection with funds stolen from a local business. Gray is accused of stealing from General Sheet Metal. She was a longtime employee of the company that provides metal fabrication services, according to police. “The owner of the business noticed some discrepancies […]

Certification issue frustrates state teacher of year enough to quit

A year after being named Alabama’s Teacher of the Year and less than a year after being one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year award, Ann Marie Corgill has thrown up her hands and resigned after being told she is unqualified to teach in her fifth grade classroom because of certification issues. Corgill, who grew up […]

Wet start for C-W Fair

A rainy weekend and a dismal Monday made for a wet start for the Clarke-Washington Counties Fair. Jackson city crews were out early Monday, pumping water from the low-lying fairgrounds into a nearby storm drain. The fair started on schedule Monday night but the parking area was wet and ended up muddy. Better weather Tuesday helped the situation. The fair, […]

‘Swamp People’ celebrity coming for Fall Festival

Another “Swamp People” celebrity and alligator hunter will be a guest at this year’s Fall Festival in Jackson. Bruce Mitchell from The History Channel’s “Swamp People” will put in an appearance at the 33rd annual event sponsored by the Jackson Area Chamber o Commerce. Last year, Troy Landry of the show was a big draw for the festival. Mitchell, who […]

Wilcox principal runs for Clarke superintendent

Dr. Lenoise Richey Jr., has announced his candidacy for Clarke County Superintendent of Education. Richey resides in the Antioch community and is principal of Wilcox Central High School in Camden. “The time has come where we must take ownership, accountability, and commitment in our children,” he said. “This is because our children are our future, and they deserve an education […]

First US Bank opens Tuscaloosa office; bank’s focus on loans in metro markets

The parent company of First US Bank partly blamed a decrease in third quarter earnings over last year to deceased loan activity due to the economy and said a new focus will be on loans in metropolitan markets that have a greater potential for commercial loan growth. Backing up that assessment, made in United Security Banschares’ (USBI) report of third […]