2011-06-02 E-Edition

McIntosh Splenda plant to reopen

Last week European sweetener manufacturer Tate & Lyle announced plans to re-open its closed Splenda manufacturing plant in McIntosh by mid-2012, receiving praise from local, state and U.S. Congressional representatives. “When we mothballed the plant a couple of years ago, we said we’d restart the plant when market demand warranted, and that is what’s led to today’s announcement,” said Chris […]

Paying tribute on Memorial Day

Welch gets life for Reed murder

A Clarke County man was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a Washington County man by shooting him and then stuffing his body in an old refrigerator. Circuit Judge Gaines McCorquodale sentenced Keith Thyeis Welch to life following a sentence hearing Tuesday morning. A jury last month found Welch guilty of shooting and killing T. C. Reed III of […]

Drug Task Force facing funding woes

According to Task Force One Commander Mike Hunt, the Byrne Jag Grants for the State of Alabama, fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2011 were all cut due to short falls. Task Force One’s shortfall for this year is approximately $54,000. The minimum funding which would include agents’ salaries, fuel, vehicle repairs and utilities is approximately $131,000 per year. “We have […]

Johnnie Mae Coleman

Johnnie Mae Coleman, age 86, was born Dec. 28, 1924 and passed away May 30, 2011 in Moss Point, Miss. A native of Allen and a resident of Moss Point, Mrs. Coleman was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, James Coleman Sr. of Moss Point; son, Larry R. (Alison) Coleman of Thomson, Ga.; brother, Dr. Albert B. (Carolyn) […]

Peggy Ann Guy

Peggy Ann Guy, age 64, was born April 27, 1947 and passed away at a Mobile hospital on Monday, May 30, 2011. Mrs. Guy was a native of Alma and a resident of Gainestown. She was a member of the Jones Chapel Congregational Methodist Church in Perry’s Chapel. She is survived by her husband, George Guy; one daughter, Lori (Chip) […]

Hazel Clair Lee

Hazel Clair Lee, a native of Citronelle and resident of Mobile, died May 29, 2011 at Allen Memorial Nursing Home in Mobile. Ms. Lee was born on Dec. 30, 1929 and was 81 years of age at the time of her death. She was a retired co-owner of Jackson Radio and TV and a member of the Pine Grove United […]

Mary Clarke York

Mary E. Clarke York departed this life May 21, 2011. Born in a Christian home as one of 12 children to the late Adeline and Ernest Clarke Tyre, she accepted the Lord at an early age at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Clarke County. She met George F. York of Blacksher at an early age and the two were soon […]

Susie D. Sellers

Susie D. Sellers was born Nov. 28, 1917 in Clarke County to the late Susie and Branard D. Pace and passed away May 25, 2011. She was 93 years of age at the time of her death. She was joined in holy matrimony at a young age to Peter Edward Sellers and the couple had eight children. Baptized at Cedar […]