2022-12-01 E-Edition

Historic grave shelter restored after 2020 hit by Hurricane Zeta

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It took nearly two years, but the Airmount Grave Shelter north of Thomasville near the Wilcox County line has been completely restored. The National Register structure, owned by the Clarke County Historical Society, was crushed by falling trees during Hurricane Zeta in October, 2020. Built in 1853; one-of-a-kind in state The important historic building was built in 1853 and is […]

Arrest made in Pine Hill drive-by that killed teen

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A 17-year-old was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Pine Hill two days before Thanksgiving. A suspect, Tyquez Hare, was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Selma and charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Chamya Saulsberry and with attempted capital murder. He was returned to the Wilcox County Jail in Camden. Police Chief Nikisha C. Gailes […]

Parades and more usher in the season

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Christmas parades and other holiday events are on tap throughout the county and region over the next days and weeks. Grove Hill Grove Hill’s Christmas Parade is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 4:30 p.m. The parade lines up on Church Street in front of Clarke County High School and starts at 4:30 p.m., following the usual route along Church Street to […]

Robinson dies at 95; was Clarke County’s first black commissioner

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Jesse Robinson, the first African-American to hold an elected Clarke County commissioner’s office died Monday, Nov. 28 at his daughter’s home in Birmingham. He was 95. For years, commissioners were elected from four districts but ran at large across the entire county. That effectively kept a black from being elected. The federal courts stepped in and ruled that was unfair […]

Tornado damage in Fruitdale and Tibbie Wed. a.m.

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Perry’s Chapel Rd. home fire caused by lightning strike

A tornado hit Fruitdale about 3 a.m. Wednesday and continued on to the Tibbie area, causing damage. Fruitdale High School was damaged. A metal building on campus was severely damaged and nearby homes as well. There were apparently no injuries but two people in north Montgomery County were killed by the massive storm system that saw tornadoes overnight in Louisiana, […]

Company hired to ‘discover and recover’ missed business licenses owed Thomasville

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It was a light agenda for the Thomasville City Council Monday night. The only items requiring a vote were to pay the bills, approve a company to seek out businesses not paying licensing fees and to approve some building permits. Avenu Insights and Analytics was hired to “discover and recover” unpaid business licenses owed the city. Mayor Sheldon Day said […]

Household Tips

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* Use silicone caulk to make non-skid beads on the bottom of your pet dishes. They will stay in one place instead of getting scooted all around the kitchen. * Need a quick iron job but don’t have the time to iron? Spray a clean kitchen towel with a mixture of water and a little fabric softener until damp. Pop […]

Clarke Records

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Marriages Nov. 22-29 John Phillip Andrews to Karen Eunice Kennedy Bridget Maria Deschamps to Michael Anderson J. Goins Justin Alexander Phillips to Jordan Louann Ryser Property deeds Nov. 22-29 Carolyn G. Wilder- Other to Carolyn Wright Carolyn G. Wilder- Other to Catherine Bishop Criswell Takayla Jones to Bradley James Foster Mortgage Electronic Register to Nationstar Mortgage LLC Bradley C. Burton […]

Clarke Arrests

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Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail November 21 through November 28, 2022 include the following: Joe Dan Barnes, Jr., 42, domestic violence- third degree- harassing communications, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Kenneth Oneal Beck, Jr., 35, sexual abuse first degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Kenneth Watson, 39, domestic violence third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s […]