2016-05-19 E-Edition

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2016-05-19 E-Edition

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Hale County jury awards $5.5 million

A Hale County jury has returned a verdict of $5.5 million for two Clarke County siblings for negligence in the death of their father in Tuscaloosa on July 6, 2012. Michael Singley was working for West Alabama Mechanical of Moundville, operating a crane at Southern Ionics, a Tuscaloosa worksite, when its outriggers collapsed and it turned over and killed him. […]

Electrifying experience building cars at CCHS

The name Clarke County High School and green energy or electric race cars don’t generally go hand in hand. That is about to change after the students in Kevin Byrd’s class finished fourth in the Green Power division for electric cars recently. “We were in the lead after the first hour long race,” Byrd said. “But we had some equipment […]

Old armory conveyed for new career tech center

The Clarke County Commission voted in a special meeting Wednesday to sell the old National Guard Armory in Grove Hill to the Clarke County Board of Education to be developed as a new career technical center to teach skills to high school students. The price for the property is $100,000 and the Industrial Development Board met last week and agreed […]

Bus tour, programs to celebrate late Windham’s 98th birthday

“Alabama’s Storyteller,” the beloved author Kathryn Tucker Windham, will be remembered with a tour of her hometown of Thomasville and other events to celebrate what would have been her 98th birthday. Windham was born June 2, 1918 and died June 12, 2011 at the age of 93. She was born in Selma but grew up in Thomasville where her daddy […]

Bagley says schools’ fed funds secure in transgender squabble

“This isn’t going to happen,” said Clarke County Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley of the threat by the Obama administration to pull federal funds from public schools if transgender students are not allowed to use the restrooms and locker rooms that they say match their gender identity. Bagley said he thought the issue had become politically overblown. “I think the […]

Found bra and bones leads to speculation but turns out to be deer bones, not human

A logging crew discovered bones with a bra nearby off of Highway 84 East near Francis Powell Enterprises last Friday, prompting speculation that the bones were human. However, a review of photos of the bones by an expert confirmed that they were deer bones. The bra being nearby prompted the speculation but Chief Investigator Ron Baggette of the Clarke County […]


Willie Mae Ambrose, 83, of Grove Hill departed this life May 15, 2016 at her residence. She was a native of Gosport. The service will be Saturday, May 21 at Zion Branch Baptist Church in Gosport; a nephew, Eugene Lewis Ambrose will serve as eulogist with Rev. Woodie Bullard as the pastor. Following burial in Mackey Branch #1 Baptist Church […]


Rose Marie Pugh Bryant, 57, of Jackson departed this life May 14, 2016 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. She was a native of the Winn community of Jackson. She was born Sept. 28, 1958 to the parentage of Mrs. Vergal Mae Calhoun Pugh and the late Clyde Pugh. She confessed Christ at an early age and united with Walter’s Mission […]