2022-07-28 E-Edition

Ice maker line breaks and floods offices in courthouse

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Employees in the Clarke County Commission office and the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) office in the courthouse encountered a mess when they arrived for work Monday morning. A small water line to an ice maker in a refrigerator in the commission office on the first floor had broken and water had apparently run all weekend. The floors in the commission […]

Man arrested for stealing mail in several counties

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The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office received information on Thursday, July 21 about a bag of mail being located on the side of Alabama Highway 69 outside of Jackson. Sheriff’s investigators and Jackson investigators responded and located the bag which contained numerous items of mail from multiple residences around Clarke County. Jackson Police investigators identified Cary Letorle Wright, 44, of Jackson […]

5-year-old shoots into mail vehicle; barely misses carrier

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An unsecured firearm nearly resulted in tragedy Friday, July 22. Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey reported that a city mail carrier delivering mail in a U.S. Postal Service vehicle around 2:55 that afternoon reported that someone had fired a gun into her vehicle on Dozier Street. “After investigating the incident we were able to identify a 5-year-old boy as the […]

Grove Hill City Hall closed to the public due to Covid

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Grove Hill City Hall remains closed to the public due to an increase in Covid-19 cases. Last Wednesday, a Facebook post noted that the lobby would be closed until Monday, July 25 and the situation would be re-evaluated. On Monday it was decided to continue to keep the lobby closed to the public. “But we are here to answer your […]

Woman arrested for shooting into residence in Thomasville

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Sunday night, July 24, five shots were fired into a home on Smiley Road in the Choctaw Corner area of Thomasville. The shooting happened about 9:15 and Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey said there were two adults and two children inside. No one was hit, “but that certainly wasn’t the intention of the shooter,” Stuckey said. The shooter was not […]

Mabila in Marengo?

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Topic for Clarke County Historical Society meeting this Sunday

Where is Mabila (or sometimes Maubila)? There have been many searches for the site of the 1540 battle between the Spanish explorer Hernado de Soto and the Mabila Indians. Many believe it is in Clarke County but repeated searches have not found it in Clarke County or elsewhere. Now, Dr. Ashley Dumas, an archaeologist with the University of West Alabama […]

Clarke commissioners differ on listing old armory

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Clarke County commissioners voted 3 to 2 Tuesday to list the old Grove Hill National Guard armory on the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama’s website as an available building for industry and to sell it if the right prospect comes along. A price for the building was not given. The decision provoked some disagreement. Commissioner Moye said the armory was […]

‘The Robber Bridegroom’

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Musical based on story by well-known Mississippi author

The Arts Council of Thomasville will present the musical “The Robber Bridegroom” at 7 p.m. on July 29, 30 and Aug. 1 (Friday, Saturday and Monday) with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, July 31 in the Thomasville Civic Center. Set in 18th century Mississippi, the story, based on a 1942 novella by acclaimed Mississippi author Eudora Welty, features a […]

Clarke Arrests

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Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail July 19-25, 2022 include the following: Kayla Carlisle, 25, theft of property fourth degree ($499 or less), arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. Israel Castaneda, 65, public intoxication, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. Byron Chase Champion, 29, probation violation (new charge- felony), federal inmate. Ronald Jandon Champion, 42, unlawful possession of marijuana second degree, […]