2023-01-05

2023-01-05 E-Edition

Trees block Hwy. 84 after stormy weather

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A storm blew through central Clarke County midafternoon Tuesday. Trees were downed on Highway 84 and the nearby Zimco Road west of Grove Hill and on Old Highway 5 north of town. There were reports of trees down elsewhere around the county as well. Several trees were down on Highway 84 around Crescent Lane and westward to Harrison Road. Alabama […]

PCA mill to resume production

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The Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) paper mill in Jackson has called employees back to work and is expected to resume production Monday, Jan. 9. PCA shocked employees and the community in mid-November when it announced that it was temporarily laying off nearly all of its 400-plus workers and idling the mill. PCA did not elaborate at the time but […]

Hwy. 5 detour slated between Sunny South and Pine Hill

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The Alabama Department of Transportation will soon close a portion of Highway 5 from the Highway 25 intersection in Sunny South to the Moccasin Creek bridge project on Highway 5 in Pine Hill to through traffic so that the bridge project can be completed. The road will remain closed through April 15. Initial plans called for the closure to start […]

Ex-sheriff’s federal court sentencing delayed until Feb. 27

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Former Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris was scheduled to be sentenced this coming Monday, Jan. 9 in federal court in Mobile but the sentence hearing has been delayed until Monday, Feb. 27. No information was available on the delay. The hearing will be before Chief District Judge Jeffrey U. Beaverstock at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 4A of the U.S. Courthouse, […]

Indian Ridge mobile home destroyed by fire last week

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A mobile home was destroyed by fire in the Indian Ridge community Wednesday, Dec. 28. The home belonged to a Raine man and was located on Mary Aquilla Road off of the Old Line Road north of the Indian Ridge Baptist Church. Grove Hill Deputy Fire Chief Tommy Phillips said Raine said he had come in and lit a heater, […]

Sheriff suggests having gun permit for out-of-state travel

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As of Jan. 1, Alabamians no longer have to have a permit to carry a concealed firearm. A law was passed in the 2022 legislative session doing away with the longstanding permits. Most Alabama sheriffs, including Clarke County’s DeWayne Smith and Washington County’s Richard Stringer opposed the move, saying permits were a good tool for helping regulate who should have […]

Prioritize Heart Health with a Balanced Eating Plan

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No matter your motivations, it’s never too late or too early to start focusing on your heart health, and taking steps now can make a big difference. Small changes, like following a healthier eating plan, can help you start down a path toward improved heart health. One step you can take is following the DASH eating plan, which is a […]

Teriyaki-Glazed Salmon with Stir-Fried Vegetables

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Recipe courtesy of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 4 Salmon:2 tablespoons lightteriyaki sauce1/4 cup mirin orsweet rice wine2 tablespoons rice vinegar2 tablespoons scallions,rinsed and minced1 1/2 tablespoons ginger,minced12 ounces salmon fillets,cut into four portions(3 ounces each) Vegetables:1 bag (12 ounces) frozenvegetables stir-fry1/2 tablespoon peanut oil or vegetable oil1/2 tablespoon […]

Baked Pork Chops with Apple Cranberry Sauce

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Recipe courtesy of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Pork Chops:4 boneless pork chops(about 3 ounces each)1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper1 medium orange, rinsed and zested1/2 tablespoon olive oil Sauce:1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth1 medium apple, peeled and grated(about 1 cup)1/2 cinnamon stick1 bay leaf1/2 cup dried cranberries1/2 cup […]