2022-02-03 E-Edition

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Cobb Street erosion problem fixed

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Cobb Street (also known as the Asbury Road/Orange Hill Road) was closed a couple of days this week so that Pine City Contracting could finish an erosion correction project. Grove Hill received a $135,000 FEMA grant and used another $160,000 in American Rescue Plan Funds to make repairs where a large gully has nearly intruded into the roadway. The repairs […]

Sheriff’s race, two commission races headline May 24 GOP primary ballot

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Two candidates will compete for the Republican nomination for Clarke County sheriff and two for the Democratic nomination in the May 24 primaries. The winning nominees will face each other in the Nov. 8 General Election to decide the county’s next sheriff. DeWayne Smith and Ronald Jones are the Republican candidates. Smith, a former Jackson Police officer, was appointed sheriff […]

Former legislators seeking return to their old offices

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When qualifying ended Friday for various elected offices there turned out to be some surprising races on tap for May 24. Some of those surprises are for legislative seats. Former State Rep. Elaine Beech decided at midweek last week to try for a comeback for the District 65 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. The Chatom resident served three […]

Businessman George W. Skipper dies in accident in Chance area

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A well-known Jackson and Orange Beach businessman died in an accident in rural northeastern Clarke County Sunday afternoon. George W. Skipper III was at the family camp in the Chance community area. Skipper was in an SUV that slipped off an unpaved road and got stuck. Two passengers, who were not identified, got out to walk some distance to get […]

Clarke schools will partner with Mobile’s Blount to offer ROTC

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The Clarke County Board of Education, in conjunction with the Mobile County Public School system, will be offering Junior Reserves’ Officer Training Corps (JROTC) for students in the local system. Superintendent Larry Bagley explained the program to school board members at the Jan. 25 meeting. Lt. Colonel Robbie Cross, who is in charge of JROTC at Blount High School in […]

Bill Taylor running for third term on Clarke Commission

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Bill Taylor has announced that he is seeking re-election to a third term on the Clarke County Commission serving District 3. He is a Republican. Taylor, of Coffeeville, said, “It has been an honor to serve the people of Clarke County. My goals have been to improve the financial accountability, working with the Road and Bridge Department to improve our […]

Elaine Beech seeks return to House 65 seat as a Republican

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Elaine Beech announces her Republican candidacy for the House of Representatives, District 65. She previously held this office from 2009 until 2018. Beech is a proven leader as she held key roles on the general fund committee, the healthcare committee, and the rules committee. She was also appointed as the chairman of the State Healthcare Coordinating Council (SHCC) by Gov. […]

Teacher of the Year

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Danny Norris (center), a fifth grade teacher at Jackson Intermediate School, has been selected Clarke County’s Teacher of the Year. With him are JIS Principal Taraethia Sullivan and Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley.

Clarke Records

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Marriage Certificates Andrew Chase Jones, to Hannah Barnes. Property deeds listed Dated Jan. 19-24 Savannah Martin, to Ronald L. Cameron. J. Amy Campbell-Other, to Northrop Devin Roberts. Terry Wayne Garrick, to Robert L. Ayers III. Gaines C. Smith, to Lewis Properties LLC. City of Thomasville, to Lewis Properties LLC. Leon Dykes, to Shirley D. Silverman. Charlie Clarke, to Lawrence Williams. […]