2022-12-22

2022-12-22 E-Edition

Clarke County Training School recognized

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A marker for the first African-American high school in Clarke County was dedicated Saturday, Dec. 17. Clarke County Training School was established at Coffeeville in 1921. From left are Brady Dewberry-Kiel, Sherman Kiel Goodman, both instrumental in getting the marker; Lewis Malone, 99, the last principal of Clarke County Training School; Dr. Edwin Fluker Hart Autry, who also worked on […]

Clarke County’s first black high school gets a historical marker

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A historical marker commemorating the first African American high school in Clarke County, Clarke County Training School, was dedicated Saturday afternoon, Dec. 17 in Coffeeville. A group of alumni and others gathered in a tent erected over the recentlyinstalled marker on the former school property for a program. The tent was put up because of the cold weather and possible […]

Look for a cold Christmas Eve, Christmas Day!

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Santa Claus is coming this weekend and with him a blast of artic air from the North Pole. Temperatures are expected to be the coldest of the season — and perhaps in years — the Christmas weekend and into early next week. There’s a possibility for light snow in northern and central Alabama but not in south Alabama. Temperatures are […]

Fulton holds last of area parades

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The Grinch put in an appearance at Fulton’s Christmas Parade held Sunday afternoon, riding the Fulton Family Medical float. Fulton’s parade marks the last of the many community parades in the region. See more parade photographs on Page 1B. Christmas Eve is Saturday and Christmas Day is Sunday!

Longtime Clarke County employees recognized

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The first “Clarke County End-of-Year Employee Recognition and Appreciation Program” was held Dec. 13 in the main courtroom of the Clarke County Courthouse. County employees were thanked and long-serving ones were recognized for their years of service. From left, County Commissioner Barry Chancey; Grady Wilkerson, 30 years with Road and Bridge; Commission Chairman Jackie Ray Rush; Faye Norris, 25 years […]

Clarke school board holds short meeting

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The Clarke County Board of Education held a brief meeting Thursday morning, Dec. 15. A field trip was approved and a handful of personnel items. The field trip was for a Jackson Middle School Special Needs Class to visit the Hattiesburg, Miss. Zoo on May 12. It was not discussed, but a check shows the Hattiesburg Zoo is the closest […]

Big storm roars over Jackson but doesn’t touch down

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Jackson was spared what could have been a deadly destructive tornado Wednesday evening, Dec. 14 as a storm system roared through the region. Radar indicated tornadic activity above Jackson with winds of 140 mph. It did not touch down. Some residents say they heard the roar of the storm sometime after 7 p.m. and were frightful enough to take cover. […]

Hospital Christmas Tree lighting

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Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary hosted its Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Dec. 13. More than 500 lights were purchased in memory or in honor of someone and more than $3,000 was raised for projects of the auxiliary that benefit the hospital. From above left, Cheryl Horton of the auxiliary welcomed attendees, Adriane Woods provided songs, Administrator Douglas Tanner delivered remarks […]

Pardens celebrate 70 years of marriage

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Mae and Luther Parden celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Helwestern Fire Station Saturday afternoon, Dec. 17. With them are their sons, Garry Parden and Larry Parden. The Pardens have a large extended family who came for the event — some from as far away as California! — and lots of local friends who also attended. […]