2022-09-01 E-Edition

Jackson Council approves tax abatements for new industry locating in old SET building

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Steel fabricator will make wall panels, employ 40

At a special called meeting Monday, Aug. 29, the Jackson City Council passed resolutions for tax abatements for Biglin Holdings, LLC and National Wall Panels. Mayor Paul South said that the action had to be taken quickly because the company was expecting equipment to be delivered immediately. South said that both the county and state had agreed to the abatement. […]

Attempted murder indictments made on father and son

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Among a long list of criminal indictments by the Clarke County Grand Jury were four for attempted murder. Two were from Jackson and two were from Thomasville. Warlando Nagil Ridgeway and his son, Scottie Dasean Ridgeway, were indicted for attempted murder for the Feb. 24, 2022 shooting from a vehicle of a person who was not identified. The victim was […]

With Borden Dairy plants closing, schools seeking new milk sources

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Public school systems in Alabama are among more than 100 across the state that will be adversely impacted by the closing of Borden Dairy plants in Dothan and Hattiesburg, Miss. next month. School systems are seeking new vendor sources so as to not miss providing milk for school breakfasts and lunches. Emily Thornton, CNP director for the Thomasville City School […]

Clarke public schools’ enrollment virtually unchanged from last year

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For the first time in several years, Clarke County’s public school enrollment is holding steady — not growing but not declining as in past years. The county system is projected to have 2,164 students this school year, an increase of four over last year’s 2,160. By contrast, the 2021-22 enrollment was down about 70 from the previous year. Carmen Rotch, […]


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UWSWA to kick off fund-raising campaign Sept. 8 in Grove Hill

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United Way of Southwest Alabama will kick off its Clarke County fund-raising campaign on Thursday, Sept. 8 at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 104 Dubose Avenue. This is the United Way’s first in-person event since the fall of 2019. “We are excited to host this event,” said […]

‘Assault on Fort Blakeley’ author to visit WSML

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Noted historian Mike Bunn, director of historic Blakeley State Park in Spanish Fort, will visit the White Smith Memorial Library Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 12-noon. Those in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of his book, “The Assault on Fort Blakeley: The Thunder and Lightning of Battle.” Bunn has spent much of his career researching and writing about the South’s […]

ALDOT prepares for Labor Day weekend, limits road construction and lane closures

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The Alabama Department of Transportation is expecting higher traffic volumes during the Labor Day holiday weekend. For the safety of the traveling public, as well as construction and maintenance workers, there will be no temporary lane closures on interstate highways from Friday, Sept. 2, at 12:00 p.m. to Monday, Sept. 5, at 11:59 a.m. Emergency lane closures may be possible, […]

50 Years Ago, September 1972

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.is page is sponsored by Frank Woodson in remembrance of his grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. G. E. “Red” Woodson and his parents Mr. & Mrs. Ernest F. Woodson who loved their hometown.