2022-01-13

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Quick thinking as car blazes at hospital ER

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A person going to the Emergency Room at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital early Saturday morning Jan. 9 pulled in under the canopy used by ambulances. A few minutes later the car, belonging to Jimmy Slater Sr., caught fire. Firefighters arrived and Deputy Chief Tommy Phillips used his pickup with a winch on the front to pull the car out from […]

Better than 4 in 10 test positive for Covid

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“It is just spreading like wildfire,” Dr. Scott Harris, state health officer, said of the Covid- 19 virus last week, referring to the most recent and highly contagious Omicron variant. Nowhere is it spreading faster than in Clarke County which has the dubious distinction of having a higher positivity rate than the state’s average as of Monday, Jan. 10. The […]

Clarke, Thomasville public schools go to virtual classes due to Covid

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Area public schools had hardly returned from their two-week Christmas break when announcements were made that on-campus classes were suspended due to the threat of coronavirus. Thomasville City Schools Superintendent of Education Garth Moss made the announcement Thursday, Jan. 6. “I wanted to alert everyone that due to a steady increase in Covid cases at school with students, faculty and […]

Facebook lights up over T’ville traffic stop and runaway

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A traffic stop to check and verify a tag and vehicle ownership went awry Friday, Jan. 7 in Thomasville when Thomasville police officers said the driver refused to cooperate and sped away, striking and injuring two officers in the process. Tamika L. Woods managed to elude police in the chase that followed. In the vehicle with her was her 17-year-old […]

Motion to give Fulton $50,000 to help with sewer project payment fails

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A motion to give Fulton $50,000 as a one-time appropriation to help with its sewage system debt shortfall failed for lack of a second at Tuesday’s Clarke County Commission meeting. Fulton installed a sewage system several years ago. Mayor Mike Norris explained that it initially paid for itself but a population drop, either through people dying or moving, caused a […]

GH policeman goes 10-100 on car Sunday

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Grove Hill Police Officer Danlee Eckstein had almost completed his shift and was getting ready to get off work late Sunday afternoon. “I was on DuBose Avenue about 4:25 when I met a car coming toward me on the wrong side of the road,” Eckstein explained. He turned on his blue lights and got behind the car to try and […]

Grove Hill progress

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A strip of land along Highway 295 (Old Highway 43) south of the Grove Hill medical office complex and the hospital has been cleared and Facebook is abuzz as to for what. Speculation ranges from a church, to a gasoline station and a fried chicken joint. The property is reportedly scheduled for a use but it has not been revealed […]

Clarke Records

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Property deeds listed Dated Dec. 28-Jan. 4 Emily F. Knight, to Qualified Exchange Title Holder (Series A-Z), LLC. Crocker and Coffman Holdings, to Ryder Holdings LLC. Selina A. Crocker, to Ryder Holdings LLC. Juanita D. Rodgers, to Juanita D. Rodgers-As Trustee. Juanita D. Rodgers, to Juanita D. Rodgers-As Trustee. Maddox Holdings, LLC, to Marl M. Cummings III. Jimmie Claude Baugh, […]

Clarke Arrests

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Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of Jan. 4-10 include the following: Timothy King, 24, burglary third degree, probation violation (new charge-felony), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Tyron Armond Walker, 42, seatbelt violation, certain persons forbidden to possess pistol, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Brian O’Neal Todd, 34, fraudulent use of credit/debit card, arrested by […]