2021-06-24 E-Edition

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Activity and growth along Hwy. 43 through Clarke!

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The new Holiday Inn Express near the Thomasville Regional Medical Center.

Commissioners rethinking airport support

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At least two Clarke County commissioners are hesitant to commit financially to supporting the Southwest Alabama Regional Airport Authority even though the county partnered with the municipalities of Grove Hill and Thomasville in 2010 to work to construct a new airport. Chip Harrigan, the county’s appointee on the airport authority was at the county commission meeting Tuesday to ask for […]

Fireworks planned for 4th holiday

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There’ll be lots of fireworks and other fun as area communities celebrate the nation’s birthday over the next several days. *** Thomasville’s “Hometown Celebration” will be Saturday, evening June 26 in the downtown business district starting at 6 p.m. There will be food, entertainment and more including a “Nuthin’ New on the Avenue Cruise-In” of antique and classic vehicles, Children’s […]

Claudette not too bad locally but rough in other places

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Clarke County got by Tropical Storm Claudette pretty easily but that wasn’t the case for other parts of Alabama. Fourteen deaths have been linked to the storm statewide, including 10 in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 65 near Greenville that was blamed on a rain-slickened highway. A tornado caused significant damage in Brewton, East Brewton and other parts of Escambia […]

Dixon murder suspects bound over to grand jury

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Evidence was presented at a preliminary hearing June 17 that convinced Clarke County District Judge J. R. Morgan to send the capital murder charges against two men to a county grand jury for possible criminal indictment. It also came out that one of the individuals may be connected to the robbery of a country store near Jackson a few weeks […]

Local judges issue orders contradicting each other

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An unusual case regarding an impounded vehicle produced opposing orders from two local judges. The matter came up before District Judge J. R. Morgan after a preliminary hearing on the Dixon murder case June 17. Elisa A. Matthews and Joesai Carr, both from out of state with no apparent ties to the area, were stopped by Thomasville Police on March […]

Lunch for first responders

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The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) and State Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, worked together to provide lunches for Clarke County’s first responders Tuesday. “We wanted to show our appreciation for the good job our first responders are doing,” Albritton said.The lunches were given out at the Grove Hill Senior Center. Above left, lawmen made a table out of the bed of […]

Vehicle flips on Allen-Walker Rd.; driver OK

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A one-vehicle accident on the Allen-Walker Road Monday afternoon did not seriously injure the driver, Dennis Milton of a Mobile area address. Milton was headed north when he wrecked, rolling his vehicle a couple of times before it came to a stop on its side. He credited his seatbelt and air bags for not being seriously hurt. A southbound log […]

Wanted fugitive rams T’ville officer with car

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The U.S. Marshal Task Force attempted to make an arrest Saturday of a man wanted on an outstanding drug and robbery warrant in the parking lot of the Thomasville Subway off Highway 43. It led to a confrontation where the subject tried to use his vehicle as a weapon. The subject, Derrius Donae Griffin, resisted arrest, striking a Thomasville Police […]