2022-06-30

2022-06-30 E-Edition

Fla. man gets out of Marengo Jail, causes a ruckus and goes back

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A Florida man wrestled with a store clerk for a gun in Dixons Mills and then stole a pickup and raced southward on Highway 43 where he was encountered by Thomasville Police officers who pursued him south where he wrecked in Kelley Flat near the entrance to the North Clarke Industrial Park. The incident happened Thursday, June 23. Richard Greer […]

2-year-old dead in C’ville; mother held in county jail

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A child is dead and the mother is in custody following an incident in Coffeeville Sunday evening that saw lawmen have to shoot a tire out on the mother’s car to keep her from leaving the scene. The incident happened at a mobile home residence on the West Bend Road, just northwest of Coffeeville. It started shortly before 6 p.m. […]

Patching and leveling of various Clarke roads will cost $91,895

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The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approved a list of several county roads for spot patching and leveling. Lewis General Contractors, LLC will do the work at a cost of $91,895. County Engineer Jake Bailey said that most of the work involves repairs to roads where pipes/culverts were replaced. “It shows how many we have replaced,” he observed. The others are […]

Grove Hill to take bids on $3M-plus building project

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The Grove Hill City Council will take bids on a multi-governmental building project that could cost as much as $3.3 million. The decision was made at a council meeting Friday, June 24. The buildings include a new 13,000 square feet fire station to be built on the lot between the police station and the TDS building on Church Street. It […]

Head-on collision on Hwy. 43

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Two people were injured in a head-on collision on Highway 43 just south of the McVay Road intersection Thursday morning June 23 shortly before 11 o’clock. According to Jackson Police, a Jeep (top photo) southbound crossed into the northbound lanes striking a Norfolk Southern Railway truck (bottom photo) head on. The driver of the Jeep, Dustin Hinote, 37, of Monroeville, […]

A few more feet would have been bad

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Kimberly Champion was lucky not to suffer serious injuries — or worse — when her Nissan Maxima was struck by a northbound Norfolk Southern train at Finley Crossing in the Atkinson community north of Thomasville Friday, June 24 as she attempted to cross the tracks. The rear of the car was heavily damaged but not so much the front seat […]

Municipalities celebrate America’s birthday with fireworks shows

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Thomasville held its Fourth of July event, a “Hometown Celebration” Saturday in the downtown business district. A large crowd turned out for a variety of entertainment capped by a fireworks show. Other county municipalities have fireworks slated as detailed here. Grove Hill Grove Hill’s fireworks show will be Thursday evening, June 30 at Hudson Park. Starting that evening there will […]

Holiday concert is this Saturday

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The Arts Council of Thomasville will present its 11th annual Independence Day Concert, “Music of the Sixties,” on Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m. in the Bedsole Theatre at the Thomasville Civic Center. The concert program will feature recorded and popular music from the 1960s. Songs made famous by Henry Mancini, the Tijuana Brass, the Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye and […]

Thomasville hires new city policeman

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The Thomasville City Council held a short meeting Monday since Mayor Sheldon Day was absent, in Washington, D. C. on business for Black Belt Energy, the natural gas supply arm of the municipalitiesowned by Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District. Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Charles Allen presided in the mayor’s absence. All council members were present. Chris Phillips was hired […]