2021-09-16

Rutherford

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James Jackson “Sonny” Rutherford Jr., 47, of Prattville died September 16, 2021 at Baptist Hospital South in Montgomery. He was born September 20, 1973 in Grove Hill to James Jackson and Sue Carol Rutherford. He attended Prattville United Methodist Church. He was a physical education teacher with the Bullock County Board of Education. He is survived by his wife, Grace […]

Kolos

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Reba Catherine Hodge Kolos, 80, of Jackson, passed away at Rumford Community Home in Rumford, Maine on Thursday, September 16, 2021. She was born in Jackson on July 23, 1941 to Raymond D. Hodge and Sarah Reeves Hodge. She retired from Ciba Chemical Company prior to moving to Maine. Her hobbies included quilting, gardening, canning and cooking. She raised her […]

Paul

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John G. “Johnny” Paul, 74, of Eastaboga, Ala., left his earthly home on September 16, 2021. He was born to Alvin Curtis Paul and Annie Mae Paul on January 31, 1947. He retired from the Alabama Wildlife and Fish Hatcheries in 2019. He was a world traveler and was able to visit all the continents and many of the National […]

McLean

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David Eugene McLean, 71, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born in Grove Hill on August 1, 1950 to Lloyd McLean and Wilda Mae Duke McLean. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He had been employed with NAPA Auto Parts and […]

Dunagan

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Delores B. Dunagan, 78, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 at her residence surrounded by family. She was born in Jackson on October 27, 1942 to Leslie Bumpers and Mary Lou McIntyre Bumpers. She was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson. An outstanding cook, she enjoyed preparing lavish meals for her family, especially during the […]

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Observing the 20th anniversary of 9/11

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Grove Hill Fire/Rescue members greeted the rising morning sun Saturday, Sept. 11, suited up with equipment lined up and a large U.S. flag fluttering in the morning breeze. It was the 20th anniversary of 9/11 — the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on that date in 2001. Other departments around the area also somberly observed […]

‘Major’ accident on Highway 43 in Grove Hill

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Clarke County dispatch called in a “major wreck” Thursday, Sept. 9 on Highway 43 just north of the intersection of Highway 295 South and Hebron Road. The approximately 11 a.m. wreck involved a Dodge Dakota pickup driven by Stephen Ford, 64, of Thomasville, and a black Ford F-150 driven by Zachary Higginbotham, 27, of Glenmora, La. According to the Grove […]

Over half of countians at least half vaccinated

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There’s good news and bad news as related to Covid-19. The good news is that more Clarke County residents are vaccinated than ever before. As of Monday, Sept. 13, 40% of all eligible countians, or 9,520 people, were fully vaccinated and 55% have had at least one dose. That’s 12,875 residents. It should be safely assumed that if 55% have […]

Sheriff Smith seeks increase in municipalities’ fees for housing inmates in jail

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The Clarke County Commission had a long agenda Tuesday but most of the items were routine and required little discussion. This was Commissioner Rhondel Rhone’s first meeting as chairman. He succeeded Commissioner Stan Hutto who served for the last nine months. Commissioners rotate the chairmanship every nine months. Sheriff DeWayne Smith addressed the council, saying the rate charged municipalities to […]