2021-09-30 E-Edition

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CPS Homecoming Queen and Court

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Clarke Preparatory School’s Homecoming Court was presented last Friday night during the game against Wilcox Academy. The members of the 2021 Court are, from left: Freshman Maid Molli Blaylock; Junior Maid Reanna Johnson; Queen Serah Bradford; Senior Maid Manju Achyra; and Sophomore Maid Maura Kate Morris. The Gators lost the game, 21-10. See Page 2B for a story.

CCHS ranked Number 1 in Class 2A in Alabama!

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For the first time in the 105-year history of the school’s football program, the Clarke County Bulldogs are ranked number one in their class of football. The Bulldogs, ranked atop Class 2A, started the pre-season as the fourth place program. They dipped a few sports following the season opening loss to Jackson to number seven. Since then they have steadily […]

Wood pellet industry to build plant in Jackson

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Jackson’s City Council took the first step toward the establishment of a new Jackson industry Tuesday. A resolution was passed at the council meeting seeking a tax abatement for CM Biomass d/b/a Jackson Pellets. The company plans to locate a wood pellet plant at the port that will create 20- 25 new jobs. Mayor Paul South said the city and […]

Clarke County has several vacant employee positions

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Several vacancies and open positions exist in various Clarke County governmental offices. Personnel Manager Angie Lewis told commissioners of the positions at their meeting Tuesday. There are six openings in the Road and Bridge Department; openings in the License, Revenue and 911 offices, two jailer positions and a couple of deputy positions. A person was to be interviewed this week […]

Rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles early last Thursday

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A thief or thieves went into several vehicles parked at residences at various locations stretching from near Fulton to the south side of Thomasville on either side of Highway 43. The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department is investigating and terms the entries “break-ins” although none of the vehicles were locked. Chief Investigator Donnie Floyd said, “It is still a breakin if […]

Covid-19 cases easing somewhat but county’s death toll is now 79

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Covid-19 cases have been rampant in recent weeks but figures this week suggest either a significant decline in new cases. At a recent news conference, Dr. Scott Harris, the state’s health officer, said, “Our state literally shrank in 2020” due to Covid deaths. The state recorded 64,714 Covid deaths in 2020 as compared to 57,641 births. Deaths have never outpaced […]

Fulton Fire and Rescue hosting annual Gospel Singing Saturday

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Fulton Fire-Rescue’s Annual Fall Gospel Singing will be Saturday, Oct. 2 from 4 until 9 p.m. at Morris W. Allday Station No. 1. The singing will feature well-known groups such as Glory Road Quartet, Revelators Quartet, Work in Progress Quartet as well as local talent. First Responders and military veterans will be honored at 6 p.m. Special guest will be […]

Prescott assumes duties of revenue commissioner Oct. 1

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Tyler Montana Prescott’s term as Clarke County Revenue Commissioner begins Friday, Oct. 1. Prescott is from Thomasville and will be the first Republican to hold the office as the county continues its shift toward the GOP. Prescott was elected in the general election last November but for all intents and purposes won the office March 3 when he defeated Kliff […]

Rear-ended at Highway 43 and Cobb Street

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No one was seriously hurt when a car rear ended another at the intersection of Highway 43 and Cobb Street (Old Highway 84) in Grove Hill Thursday morning, Sept. 23. A Lincoln MKZ driven by Callie Dysharell Shyday Thames of Whatley struck a Ford Fusion driven by Brianna Marie Reed of Grove Hill. The morning sun and a foggy windshield […]