2021-03-11

Scott

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Willie Rodgers Scott, 70,passed away March 10, 2021. He was born May 5, 1950. He was always proud to say he was born on five-five-fiveO. He was born to the late Jimmie Scott and Sennie Mae Scott. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. Union Missionary Baptist Church. He later joined Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church […]

Reed

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Mary Pope Reed, 91, of Thomasville died March 9, 2021 at her home. She was born January 10, 1930 in Selma. She was a member of Thomasville United Methodist Church. She was a long time piano teacher She is survived by her son, Willard M. “Skeeter” (Deborah) Reed Jr. of Thomasville; daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth “Libba” (Ken) McMillan of Auburn; four […]

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Mary Jackson Scott, 87, a native of the Gainestown community and resident of Mobile, made her earthly transition on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at Twin Oaks Nursing in Mobile. She was born May 10, 1933 to Lewis Mack and Agree Jackson. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church in Gainestown. Mary enjoyed crocheting, ironing and gardening before declining […]

Robinson

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Kennis James Robinson Sr., 51, a native and resident of the Gainestown community, better known to family and friends as “KJ,” answered the Master’s call on Saturday, March 6, 2021 while at UAB Hospital in Birmingham with his wife at his side. He was born on July 2, 1969 to Mary Lee Rankin Robinson and Eddie Lee Robinson. A faithful […]

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Westervelt sawmill ships out first load of lumber

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125 employed at Clarke County’s newest manufacturing plant

On Friday, March 5, the completion of Westervelt Lumber’s Thomasville, Ala., mill was celebrated. The first load of lumber left the facility, purchased by Great Southern Wood Preserving. Brian Luoma, President and CEO of The Westervelt Company, was on hand for the event, saying “we just saw our first load of lumber leave the Thomasville facility, and it brings us […]

Capital murder charges filed in slaying of log truck driver

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Two men who have been suspects in the murder of a Thomasville log truck driver near Jackson have now been charged with his capital murder. Hikeem Edmond, 23, and Kylyn Taylor, 20, are charged with shooting and killing Theathor Dixon, 72, of Thomasville in his log truck cab about 5 o’clock the morning of Jan. 28. The site was on […]

Right of way acquisition for new Coffeeville bridge to start

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The on-again-off again Tombigbee River bridge project at Coffeeville appears to be on again with property owners along the proposed route being contacted about right-of-way acquisition. The Alabama Department of Transportation mailed letters dated March 1 to property owners along the U.S. Highway 84 route in Choctaw and Clarke counties. “The Alabama Department of Transportation announces that the referenced project […]

National Guard will give vaccinations in rural areas

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Gov. Ivey announced Tuesday that the Alabama National Guard will deploy later this month to rural areas of the state to administer vaccinations at mobile sites in at least 24 counties. It isn’t known if Clarke County will be included. The names of the counties and the locations will be announced later. Ivey said, “As we continue ramping up our […]

Commission pays $236,334 on hurricane cleanup bill

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The Clarke County’s Commission had a long list of agenda items for the meeting Monday, highlighted with discussion on Hurricane Zeta cleanup costs as well the selling of surplus equipment. In an added agenda item, the commission approved making the first payment to Thompson, the debris monitoring company, and a drawdown of funds to pay DRC, the debris removal firm. […]