Marie Brown Sims Zentz, 78, died in Albany, Ore., Nov. 16 after an extended illness. She was the youngest daughter of John Coley and Alliene Etheredge Brown. She attended Jackson school and was winner in a Clarke County essay contest for students in 1958. She is survived by three children, Jesse A.(Al) Sims III, Gregory Scott Sims and Angela Lynn […]



Elizabeth Morgan Bradford, 76, a homemaker of Fulton died Nov. 25, 2019 at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Dec. 5, 1942 in Catherine, to Clifford and Lennie Morgan. She attended Liberty Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Cecil Bradford of Fulton; daughter, Laura Bradford of Fulton; and brother, Ernest Morgan of Valley Grande, Ala.; […]

Commissioners take no action on hospital’s request for funds

After having a special motion to add the item to the Clarke County Commission agenda at Tuesday’s meeting, a vote on giving Grove Hill Memorial Hospital $100,000 was tabled until the December meeting. “The hospital would like to bring some more, updated information to us for our next meeting. So I asked that we table this vote until then.” Commissioner […]

Padgetts to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Padgett of Grove Hill cordially invite their family and friends to join them in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec. 8 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Union Baptist Church located at 1547 Allen Walker Road in Grove Hill. A reception will be hosted by their children, Mr. and Mrs. Shad Wilks of Birmingham, Mr. […]

Fulton receives grant to plant crepe myrtles

The Town of Fulton has received a Good Roots Grant from the Alabama Power Foundation. The grant will be used for the town’s crepe myrtle project which is providing crepe myrtles in areas of town where flooding and erosion have been issues. The project aims to provide 150 crepe myrtles across town in flood-prone areas. In partnership with the Alabama […]

Tommy Blaylock new VP-manager of Brewton GP mill

Tommy Blaylock recently joined the Georgia-Pacific Brewton mill team as vice president and general manager, replacing Jeff Joyce, who was promoted. Blaylock, a Gardendale, Ala. native, joined GP’s Alabama River Cellulose mill in Monroeville in 2013 as operations manager before being promoted in 2017 to general manager of the GP Memphis Cellulose mill in Tennessee. He earned a bachelor’s degree […]

2019-11-28 E-Edition

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Remembering Scotch’s big annual get-togethers


For years, no one seems to remember how many, the old Scotch Lumber Company would host annual Thanksgiving dinners at Silver Creek for its workers. The days are remembered as big events. The men would come early and go deer hunting. The wives and children would show up later in the morning and everyone would enjoy a meal later in […]

Parades and more usher in holidays

The Christmas season is upon us with parades and other holiday activities slated. Fulton opened the parade season this past Saturday with its annual parade. Thomasville’s parade will be Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. through the downtown business district. This is a lighted parade. Grove Hill’s parade will be Thursday, Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. The theme is “Christmas […]

Sheriff Norris mourns murder of Lowndes Sheriff ‘Big John’

Lowndes County Sheriff John “Big John” Williams was shot and killed at a convenience store in Hayneville Saturday night. The alleged shooter fled but after a three-hour manhunt returned to the scene of the crime and surrendered. Numerous law enforcement agencies, including Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris and several county deputies, responded to the scene. Norris and Williams were especially […]