2021-04-29

Lewis

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Barbara Jean Lewis, 70, left for her heavenly home Friday, April 30, 2021, while at Mobile Infirmary. She was a native of Thomasville. She was born to the late Robert Bettis and Fannie Pearl West on June 1, 1941. She accepted Christ at an early age, joining Thomasville Church Of God In Christ under the leadership of Supt. B. T. […]

Coleman

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Johnnie Lee Coleman Jr., 70,God sent an angel to welcome our earthly angel, Johnnie Lee Coleman Jr. to his heavenly home on the morning of April 26, 2021. “I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith.” ~2 Timothy 4:7 He was born Dec. 1, 1950 to the late Johnnie and Edna Dubose […]

Dumas

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Ivy Mercer Dumas, 90, passed peacefully at home on April 27, 2021 with his wife lovingly by his side. Ivy was born Sept. 2, 1930 in Grove Hill to Ivy Clay Dumas and Annie Mae Vaughn Dumas. Mr. Dumas was a loving and gifted man. He possessed such a love for people, never meeting a stranger, and treated everyone as […]

2021-04-29 E-Edition

Pig Squeal’s top hogs

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Despite bad weather Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon, the middle of the day was clear for the Clarke County 4-H Pig Squeal Show and Sale in Fulton where Braden Bishop’s 304-lb. hog was named the Grand Champion (left photos). Reserve Champion was Braden Stauffacher’s 326-lb. hog (right photos). Both young farmers are from Thomasville. Dr. Tony Frazier, state veterinarian was […]

Grand jury sides with license commissioner on help request

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The recent Clarke County Grand Jury sided with License Commissioner Linda Goodman in her request for part-time help that was denied by the County Commission. One of the recommendations was “that the License Commission be allowed to hire part-time employees.” At the March 25 commission meeting, Goodman told commissioners that the office was “overwhelmed with work and we need help.” […]

Hail falls all over Clarke County

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Hail from nickle to golf ball and larger sizes rained down on Clarke County from Jackson to Thomasville Saturday afternoon as a sudden storm system blew through. Above are just some of the hail collected by citizens. From left, Daniel Heath shows a handful at his home on the Dummy Line Road south of Thomasville, Laine Bolen with various sizes […]

Clarke school system planning intense summer school programs

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Clarke County Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley told school board members of an intensive plan for summer school programs in Grove Hill and Jackson on the heels of a school year adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Bagley outlined the programs at the April 22 meeting of the Clarke County Board of Education in Grove Hill. “21st Century” programs will […]

Incumbent municipal officials to get 5-year terms, through 2025

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Hopefully, residents of area municipalities are happy with their current mayors and council members. They are going to be in office for one more year than their current four-year terms. Gov. Kay Ivey last week signed into law a bill that will move the 2024 elections from August of that year to August 2025. The change affects all but a […]

State’s population just over 5M; we keep 7 congressional seats

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Alabama has grown to a total population of 5.03 million and will retain its current number of seven seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next 10 years, according to the first data released from the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census Bureau announced the statewide population totals and Congressional apportionment results for each of the states Monday afternoon […]