2022-01-06 E-Edition

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New Year’s morning accident

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A one-vehicle wreck between the 29 and 30-mile marker on Highway 84 east of Coffeeville injured the driver and two passengers around 8 a.m. New Year’s Day morning. The 1997 Dodge pickup appeared to be headed east and left the roadway, rolling and ending up on its side. The driver was Alyssa Danielle Harrison of Coffeeville and the passengers were […]

Pistol permits needed tool for lawmen, says Sheriff Smith

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Doing away with concealed carry pistol permits will likely be a big issue for the Alabama Legislature in this year’s session that starts Jan. 11. Clarke County Sheriff De- Wayne Smith thinks the permits are proper and should remain in place but he is not confident that will happen and is taking precautions now to keep his officers and the […]

Majority of Jackson residents at meetings support new one-cent tax to benefit Jackson Medical Ctr.

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The Jackson City Council held a second and final public hearing to receive input on a proposed new one-cent sales tax increase that would go toward a new emergency room at Jackson Medical Center and other renovations. The first was held Dec. 14 at Jackson City Hall and a majority of those attending were supportive of the proposal. The second […]

Schools cautiously resume as Omicron variant surge expected

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With the new Omicron variant of coronavirus surging across the nation and Alabama, schools are reopening with extreme caution this week after the Christmas holidays — if they are returning to campuses at all. Many systems have reinstated mask requirements and at least two have opted for virtual classes instead of in-person, on-campus classes, at least for a week. Clarke […]

A little snow sparks lots of excitement

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It was in the upper 70s Saturday and Sunday but by dark Sunday evening, and with a stiff northern wind, sleet and snowflakes were observed across much of Clarke County. It didn’t stick and there was no accumulation but it did provoke excitement from residents, both the young and the young at heart. Snowflakes reported in Grove Hill, Jackson, Thomasville, […]

Drive in for vo ag

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What could have been a tragic accident turned out to be just damage to a building and to a vehicle. Arthur James Chapman, of Fulton, ran his late model GMC pickup into the side of the vocational education building at Clarke County High School late Tuesday afternoon. He did not remember how he left Forest Lane and crashed into the […]

Grand jury, civil jury cases set next week

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The Clarke County Grand Jury will be in session next week at the courthouse in Grove Hill, starting Jan. 10, to hear cases for possible criminal indictment. In addition, the jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court will be in session with cases scheduled before Judge Gaines McCorquodale and Judge C. Robert Montgomery. The civil dockets for the judges are […]

State, area’s unemployment holds steady in Oct., Nov.

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Alabama, and the tricounty region of Clarke, Marengo and Wilcox counties, saw November unemployment rates little changed from October. “Alabama is continuing to hold steady in regard to unemployment,” said Alabama Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington. “We’re fortunate to not see large shifts in these numbers, even as other economic factors continue to experience pandemic related volatility. In November, more people […]

NAACP coordinating Grove Hill MLK Parade and events on Jan. 17

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The Clarke County NAACP Unit 5033, in conjunction with other area groups, is sponsoring an MLK Parade for Jan. 17, 2022 at 10 a.m. in Grove Hill. Line-up for the parade is at 9 a.m. in front of Clarke County High School. It will go up Church Street and then to Cobb Street. From there it will go down Jackson […]