2021-02-18

Rankin

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Deacon Eddie Rankin, 93, answered the Master’s call on Friday evening, Feb. 19, 2021, surrounded at his home by his beloved family. He was born Oct. 24, 1927 to Walter Rankin and Floratee Hunt Rankin. He was a native and resident of the Gainestown community, Deacon Rankin was a faithful and dedicated member of the Gainestown AOH Church of God, […]

Baldwin

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DeWayne Baldwin, 67, departed this life February 21, 2021 at Jackson Health Care Facility, Jackson, AL He was a native and resident of Jackson. He was born February 28, 1953 to the late Ms. Clementine Baldwin. He was raised by his paternal grandparents, the late Scott Baldwin and the late Mrs. Alma Baldwin. “Wayne” and “Mr. Baldwin”, as he was affectionately known, was […]

Walker

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Ann Sellers Walker, 79, of Sweet Water died February 18, 2021 at Rush Hospital in Meridian, Miss. She was born April 27, 1941 in Coffeeville to Honree and Flora Mae Sellers. She was a member of Nicholsville Church of God. She was a retired seamstress with Simplex Manufacturing. She is survived by her husband, Bennie Frank Walker of Sweet Water; […]

Kornegay

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Sara Margaret Pierson Kornegay, 94, passed away Feb. 15, 2021 in Centreville due to complications of Leukemia. She was born Jan. 10, 1927 in Tuscaloosa. As a young married couple, the Bibb County natives, Mr. Kornegay, fresh out of the University of Alabama, moved to Coffeeville in 1950 to teach and coach football and other sports at Coffeeville High School. […]

Tipper

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David John Tipper, 66, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Choctaw General Hospital in Butler. He was born in Birmingham, England on October 3, 1954 to Kenneth Arthur Tipper and Norah Mary Sollars Tipper. An avid outdoorsman, he had been employed as a forester at several area land management and timber companies. His hobbies included collecting Ford […]

Dunagan

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Lois Virginia Dunagan, 80, of Jackson, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born in Mobile on May 10, 1940. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Leroy. She had also owned and operated The Bargain Shop for more than 40 years in Jackson. She was dedicated to caring for others and […]

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Grove Hill firefighters recognized

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Members of the Grove Hill Fire and Rescue held their annual fireman’s banquet Saturday night, Feb. 13. The entire department was recognized for being available when the calls went out. Chief Terry Stifflemire (fourth from left) responded to the most fires; Coleman Stifflemire (third from left) was named Fireman of the Year; and Greg Dunegan (second from left) was named […]

Clarke misses severe winter ice storm

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A few snow flurries early Tuesday


WKRG-TV Channel 5 Reporter Chad Petri made an early-morning trip to Clarke County Tuesday in search of snow. He found a little — very little — in Grove Hill. Petri was pretty much alone on the courthouse square in the pre-dawn darkness as light flurries fell. The snow got a little harder after daylight but there was no accumlation and […]

‘Persons of interest’ in murder case are jailed in Montgomery

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Two men arrested in Montgomery on charges of robbery and second-degree kidnapping may be connected to the murder of a Thomasville log truck driver near Jackson on Jan. 28 and possibly the attempted robbery of a Clarke County country store on New Year’s Eve. Hikeem Edmond, 22, and Kylyn Taylor, 20, were jailed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility following […]