Governor, senator, local offices on ballotClarke has Democratic, GOP races for sheriff; 2 commission contests
Two candidates will compete for the Republican nomination for Clarke County sheriff and two for the Democratic nomination in the May 24 primaries. The winning nominees will face each other in the Nov. 8 General Election to decide the county’s next sheriff. DeWayne Smith and James “Rick” Jones are the Republican candidates. Smith, a former Jackson Police officer, was appointed […]
Clarke County DYW
The Distinguished Young Women (DYW) of Clarke County 2023 program was held Saturday, May 14 at the Thomasville Civic Center.
Washington County races include district judge, sheriff
There will be two contested Washington County races this spring, for district judge and for sheriff, in the Republican primary on May 24. District judge race District Judge Jerry Turner is retiring and attorneys Alex Odom and Tracy Turner announced last year their intentions to seek the position. Judge Turner was a Democrat but the two newcomers are both running […]
Governor and U.S. Senate races will likely see runoffs on June 21
Two big statewide races are on the Republican primary ballot for May 24 — governor and a U.S. Senate seat. Gov. Kay Ivey is seeking re-election and while she has a substantial lead in the polls, the race has been tightening with Lindy Blanchard, who was President Trump’s ambassador to Slovenia, and businessman Tim James, former Gov. Fob James’ son, […]
Four candidates running in Senate District 23
Four candidates are running for the Democratic nomination for State Senate, District 23 and chances are good that most Clarke County residents recognize only one name among the four. Clarke was moved from the Senate District, represented by Greg Albritton of Atmore, into District 23 by last year’s redistricting. Malika Sanders Fortier is the incumbent but she opted not to […]
U.S. Attorney’s office indicts former Sheriff Ray Norris
Back in March it looked like former Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris’ troubles with the law may had been over as a state circuit judge dismissed indictments brought by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. In 2021, the AG’s office pursued impeachment charges against Norris. Norris said he had a deal with prosecutors that they would not pursue criminal indictments if […]
‘Show and Tell’ session for May 29 Clake County Historical Society meeting
The May meeting of the Clarke County Historical Society will be a “show and tell” session with members and guests asked to bring antique and historical items to share. This has been a popular program in the past and some unusual items are often shared! This is the annual meeting for the society and officers will be confirmed. Also, nominations […]
Hats off to the LHS Class of 2022!
Graduation exercises were held Monday evening for the Leroy High School 2022 seniors. Diplomas were awarded to 55 graduates including a diploma awarded posthumously to Trent Maxwell Rivers who would have been a member of the Class of ‘22.
Hughes graduates summa cum laude
Ivy Hughes, daughter of Judge and Mrs. Chris Hughes of Auburn, graduated from Auburn University summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. While at Auburn, Ivy, was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, was a College of Education Ambassador, participated in the Best Buddies Program, tutored her classmates as well as K-12 students, and […]