2022-03-03 E-Edition

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Former First US Bank office has been sold

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There’s been work at the former First US Bank building on the corner of Cobb and Church Streets in Grove Hill. Workers have been tearing out some of the elevated concrete in the area that was the drive through. Jerome Ivory of Ivory Construction has reportedly purchased the building.

State GOP axes Dronet; may run as independent

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A hearing committee of the Alabama Republican Party ruled Saturday that Brad Dronet cannot run as a Republican for a Clarke County Commission seat because he ran for the same seat four years ago as a Democrat. As a result, Dronet said he is considering a run as an independent candidate in the Nov. 8 general election. The state GOP […]

Grove Hill Council majority abstain on accepting resignation of city clerk

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The Grove Hill City Council held an emergency meeting Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 29 to accept the resignation of City Clerk Aimee Moore. The resignation was not accepted. Three council members abstained, or did not vote — Phyllis Barnes, Verria Beckham and Kossie Powell. Two voted to accept the resignation, Eddie Foster and Lanessa Pugh. Barnes said she didn’t believe the […]

Mayor Day says lots of prospects looking at vacant buildings and properties in T’ville

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Business prospects are looking at a number of Thomasville properties to possibly locate in or develop, Mayor Sheldon Day told city council members Monday evening. Day said an unidentified business — “a national retail chain” — has signed a letter of intent to use the old Rite Aid pharmacy location next to Super Foods. There is interest in the old […]

Teacher of the Year

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Jackson Intermediate School’s Danny Norris was recognized as the Clarke County Teacher of the Year at the Feb. 24 meeting of the Clarke County Board of Education. “I have known Danny since he was a student of mine back at Wilson Hall [Middle School] where he was a great student,” said Superintendet Larry Bagley.

Attempted murder charged father and son in Jackson drive-by shooting

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Jackson Police arrested a father and son and charged them with attempted murder in a drive-by shooting that occurred in the Depot area on Feb. 23. Warlando Ridgeway, 48, and Scotty Ridgeway, 23 were arrested Feb. 24. They are charged with shooting an unidentified person in the leg from a vehicle. The victim was taken to Jackson Medical Center. The […]

Masks now optional in T’ville schools

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Due to the decrease of coronavirus numbers in the Thomasville City Schools District, the policy on campuses has been changed to ‘Mask Optional,” said Garth Moss, Thomasville city school superintendent. He spoke at the monthly meeting Feb. 22 of the Thomasville City Board of Education in the Thomasville High School Library. Financial report Avery Ford, chief school financial officer, gave […]

Kitties at the Animal Shelter

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Bella Hust is all smiles as she shows off the kitten she adopted from the Clarke County Animal Shelter recently. Bella, 9, named her new pet “Pumpkin.” Bella lives in Fulton with her parents, Laurie and Wesley Hust. The animal shelter has lots of dogs and cats for adoption. Stop by and visit!

CCHS graduation will be Friday, May 20, JHS Saturday, May 21

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Several important dates were set during the Clarke County Board of Education meeting last Thursday afternoon, Feb. 24, in Grove Hill. The graduation dates for the two high schools (Clarke County and Jackson) were announced by Superintendent Larry Bagley. “Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m. for Clarke County High,” he stated. “Then the next morning on May 21, at 9 […]