2021-09-09

2021-09-09 E-Edition

Old Coffeeville Elementary School sold to local sawmill operation

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Soon the shuttered Coffeeville Elementary School will be humming. Sawmill humming, that is. The Town of Coffeeville is selling the school and adjoining acreage to C and C Custom Lumber, LLC, owned by Wayne Rascoe, who plans to move a sawmill operation he has on the Gin Road near Coffeeville to the site. The reason for the move is mainly […]

Multiple shots fired at south Clarke party leaves man dead

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A man was shot and killed at a gathering near Gainestown early Saturday morning. Devonte Jackson, 29, was the victim. Chief Investigator Donnie Floyd said there were over 100 people at the gathering or party at a community ballfield off of County Route 29. An argument between females started and escalated into shots being fired. The incident happened about 1:20 […]

Bertile’s morning regulars get a roof!

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When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, the popular local restaurant Bertile’s closed its dining room and it has not reopened but the drive-through window is busier than ever and may be the new norm. Bertile’s morning coffee drinkers were displaced by the dining room’s closure but soon gathered on the lot next door with folding chairs […]

Sheriff Smith keeps positive focus on jail, other needs

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The Clarke County Jail is one of the bigger responsibilities for whoever is sheriff and sometimes one of the biggest headaches. Sheriff DeWayne Smith, who just took office a couple of months ago, is focusing on the jail and offers what he terms “good news” for things being done there. He talked about several areas being worked on related to […]

Redistricting hearing in T’ville is Sept. 15

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Public hearings are being held around the state to draw new political districts to reflect the 2020 U.S. Census figures. Locally, Coastal Alabama Community College will host one of the meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. on the Thomasville campus. (Editor’s note: The date was wrong in the printed edition but has been corrected here.) While the state […]

That’s a big check!

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The Ala-Tom Regional Commission and Development Council had its press day Thursday to announce grants from the Alabama Legislature for 14 community agencies, schools and civic programs in Clarke County. The combined grants for the RC&D programs totaled $55,412.12. Presenting the check were State Rep. Thomas Jackson, D-Thomasville, at left, and State Senator Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, right. State Rep. Brett […]

RC&D provides $55,428 for projects

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The Ala-Tom Resource, Conservation and Development Council handed out its annual grant disbursements at its Clarke County Press Day Aug. 26 at the Grove Hill Town Hall. The RC&D Council gets grants from the Alabama Legislature each year and then the money gets awarded to Clarke County Schools, agencies and community programs throughout the county. This year, the Alabama Legislature, […]

Start getting in the habit of dialing area code on local calls

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It might be good for telephone users in the 251 area code to go ahead and start dialing the full 10 digits of a phone number in the area code, including the 251. Doing it now may break the shock of having to do it starting Oct. 24. The southwest Alabama counties in the 251 area have gotten by longer […]

Antique car and tractor show in Monroeville this Saturday

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The Eighth Annual Old Tymer’s Car, Tractor and Motorcycle Festival will be held at Veterans Park in Monroeville, Saturday, Sept. 11. Gates open at 8 a.m. The Monroe County Antique Classic Car Club will host the Model T Ford Club of America and collaborating car clubs throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Florida. The Classic Car divisions include antiques, including Model T […]