2020-12-17

2020-12-17 E-Edition

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SPILLED CHIPS BLOCK PART OF HWY. 43 SUNDAY

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A southbound wood chip truck on Highway 43 wrecked Sunday morning in the Greenwood community. The southbound lanes were blocked and traffic was detoured for a while through Fulton and along Old Highway 5. Eventually one lane was reopened. It was about 3:30 p.m. before the highway was completely reopened. The driver did not appear to be seriously injured. The […]

Zeta FEMA help finally OK’d for governments, individuals

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It took six weeks to get it, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) last week declared that federal disaster assistance will be available to individuals and local governments impacted by Hurricane Zeta on Oct. 28 and 29. Local governmental officials and EMA employees had expected assistance for counties and municipalities for debris removal from highways and streets. Assistance for […]

Wave to Santa at museum Saturday!

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The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a drive-through opportunity to see Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Clarke County Museum. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa will be waving at children from the porch of the museum while elves deliver goody bags and treats to patron’s vehicles. Bags will be […]

Thomasville city schools to delay restarting in-school classes after holidays due to Covid concerns

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Students in the Thomasville City Schools District will begin instruction for the new year on Jan. 6. However, all students in grades second to 12th will receive virtual instruction only for Jan. 6, 7 and 8, 2021, said Garth Moss, school superintendent. Paper packets will be available for pre- K, kindergarten and first grade students, and those packets will be […]

Well-done steaks

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A fire at Big Mike’s Steakhouse in Thomasville Saturday night was quickly contained. Fire Chief Richard Pugh happened to be driving by when he saw the fire from the highway. That enabled firefighters to respond quickly before the fire got out of control. Repairs were to start the first of the week and the restaurant should reopen soon. No one […]

Grove Hill’s oldest citizen, a longtime beloved teacher, passes away at the age of 104

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Sue Coleman died last week at the age of 104. She was the beloved “Sue-Sue” to her family and “Missue” (all one word) to her former students. She was Grove Hill’s oldest citizen and likely the county’s oldest. She has resided in the Jackson Healthcare Facility, the nursing home, for the past several years and her health has been failing. […]

Cat in the Hat visits Jackson

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The Cat in the Hat was at the White Smith Memorial Library’s “Sweet Dreams” drive through in Jackson Thursday evening, Dec. 10 along with Santa Claus, Claudia Claus (Santa’s sister) and library staffers who passed out goodies. The drive-through was in lieu of the library’s usual in-door Christmas event. Jackson held a Christmas parade Friday, Dec. 11, one of the […]

Clarke public schools to start Zeta repairs in 2021

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The Clarke County school system will likely start making repairs of damages from Hurricane Zeta in early January, Superintendent Larry Bagley told board members at an 8 o’clock meeting Tuesday morning. Bagley said there were problems on every campus. “We have now finished with Risk Management [the insurance company] and have moved on to the process of gathering bids for […]

Clarke Prep makes accommodations to combat Covid-19

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In an effort to be pro-active before Covid-19 cases rise, Clarke Prep School, gave their high school and middle school students options for taking tests as the semester comes to a close and Christmas break begins. “We have had some Covid cases in the school,” Headmaster Michael Bedsole said. “But to keep those numbers from growing, we chose a pro-active […]