2017-03-09 E-Edition

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2017-03-09 E-Edition

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Tragedies on Alabama, Tombigbee

Search continues for woman after car pulled from Alabama River

A car belonging to a woman who has been missing for nearly a week was found Saturday, submerged in the Alabama River near Gainestown Landing. The missing woman, Anita Boman, 36, of Chatom was not found but authorities believe she was in the car when it went into the river and was drowned and swept away by the current. This […]

Woman jumps to her death into Tombigbee

Law enforcement agencies are still gathering information on why a Clarke County woman jumped to her death from the Highway 43 Joe C. McCorquodale Jr. Bridge into the Tombigbee River near Jackson Tuesday. According to reports, the Jackson Police Department received a call shortly before 3:30 p.m. that a motorist appeared to be stranded on the bridge, which was causing […]

Drug arrests continue; dealers and users nabbed

The Clarke County Drug Task Force and deputies of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department are continuing to make arrests for drug usage and drug sales. Following are a few of the drug arrests. See the arrest report for more. Calvin Bernard Fuller of Jackson, described by Sheriff Ray Norris as a drug dealer, has been arrested for unlawful distribution of […]

Bill to legalize baiting deer, hogs pending in State Senate

Clarke County hunters have mixed feelings about a bill that is pending in the Alabama Legislature. Some are all for it and others are just as strongly against it. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jack Williams, R-Georgetown, will allow hunters to use bait for deer and feral hogs. The bill passed the House last week and now goes to the […]

Thomasville native recognized as Scientist of the Year in D.C.

Ernest Smiley, who grew up in Thomasville, has been recognized with the Black Engineers of the Year Award as Scientist of the Year. The award was presented at the historically black college and university (HBCU) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Innovation Dinner held at the 31st annual BEYA STEM Conference in Washington D.C Feb. 9-11, 2017. Smiley is chief […]

Correction on McFadden story

Last week’s article on the McFadden family noted the longevity of the McFadden siblings. However, it was incorrectly reported that Billie McFadden, 91, is the only surviving child of James Sherman and Amanda McFadden. He has an older brother, Thomas Edward McFadden, 94, who lives in Greensboro. NC. Jim Cox, the writer of the article, apologizes to Thomas McFadden and […]



Helen Pendleton Kimbrough, 84, of Whatley, made her earthly transition Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born May 1, 1932 to Clarence and Arnetta Bass Pendleton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Whatley. She had sung in the choir prior to her health beginning to fail. She loved cooking for her […]