2022-09-22 E-Edition

Terry Hutto’s woodworking keeps him busy in retirement

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He builds wooden toys, charcuterie boards, cheese boards and more

Terry Hutto grew up in Fulton and worked for 21 years at Scotch Lumber Company. He volunteered in the Fulton Fire Department for many years, and eventually worked his way up to chief, serving in this position for four years. He is still a charter member of the Fulton Fire Department. When Terry took a position in maintenance at Boise […]

Ex-sheriff to plead guilty to federal indictment charge

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Former Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris will plead guilty to a federal indictment charge, according to papers filed in court on Tuesday. WALA and WPMI, Mobile television stations, both reported the development Tuesday. Norris stated his intentions to plead guilty to one count of a seven-count indictment alleging that he made a false statement on a loan application. Norris has […]

Dozier found deceased in Monroeville Tuesday; investigation continues

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A man was found dead in Monroeville Tuesday morning. The case remained under investigation at press time on Wednesday. According to Monroeville Police Lt. Brian House, officers responded to a reported medical emergency Tuesday morning at a residence on the corner of West Claiborne Street and Feagin Avenue in Monroeville. When officers arrived on scene, they found the remains of […]

Extension Agent Tucker remembered for 4-H work and a lot more

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Clarke County Extension Coordinator Kevan Tucker died Friday, Sept. 16 in a Mobile hospital. He had suffered a massive heart attack while driving in Grove Hill the previous Friday, Sept. 9. He was rushed to Mobile and had surgery but never regained consciousness. Tucker, who grew up in Fayette, was 52 and had worked with the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service […]

Descendants of slave ship Clotilda topic for Clarke Historical Society

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Darron Patterson, president of the Clotilda Descendants Association, will be the speaker at the Clarke County Historical Society meeting Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2:30 at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. Patterson will offer a lively, interactive discussion about the people of the Clotilda, the last known U.S. slave ship to illegally bring captives from Africa to the United States. […]

State’s jobless rate steady at 2.6%

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Governor Kay Ivey has announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted August unemployment rate held steady at 2.6%. August’s rate is well below August 2021’s rate of 3.3%. August’s rate represents 58,958 unemployed persons, a new record low, compared to 59,359 in July and 74,505 in August 2021. “Alabama continues to maintain its record setting recovery with this month’s numbers,” said […]

Grove Hill’s budget delayed until after start of fiscal year

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The budget for the Town of Grove Hill will likely be delayed past the start of the fiscal year, it was announced at Monday’s council work session and meeting. Evelyn Moore is the new financial officer and while she is doing a good job, Mayor Ross Wood said the town needed to make sure “all the i’s are dotted and […]

Reception for retired librarian

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Betsy West was feted with a retirement reception at the Grove Hill Public Library Friday afternoon, Sept. 16. She worked 23 years and recently retired. Pictured with her are some library board members. Front, from left: Claire Garrett, West, Board Chairman Janiece Taylor; back, Eddie Foster, the town council’s representative on the board; and Pam Keahey. Aimee Moore is the […]

Clarke Arrests

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Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail September 13, 2022 through September 20, 2022 include the following: Cortney Lashawn Leggett, 35, theft of property second degree ($1,500-$2,500), probation revocation (technical violation), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Robin Estes, 32, domestic violence third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Freddie James Witherspoon, 61, probation revocation (technical violation), arrested by […]