2022-04-07 E-Edition

Two weeks in a row of severe weather!

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Storm skirts Coffeeville Tuesday morning

Less than a week after a huge storm system tore through Clarke County (see story across the page), a second system ripped through the county. Tuesday’s storms did not appear as severe except in the Coffeeville area where what appears to have been a tornado skirted the town, uprooting and twisting off trees and downing power lines. Miraculously, no occupied […]

Lots of storms across state on March 30

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The city of Jackson and the immediate surrounding areas dodged a bullet overnight last Wednesday March 30 as tornadoes and straight-line winds ravaged many parts of Alabama. However, damages were close to home as the central part of Clarke County had a damaging tornado and straight-line winds. Several tornadoes were reported in Mobile County as well as in Choctaw, Marengo […]

Natural gas pipeline construction a boost to local economies

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Work is visible in the northern Washington County area of a new natural gas pipeline path that is headed toward the new Lowman Energy Center plant on the Tombigbee River in Leroy The old coal-fired Power-South Energy Cooperative plant has been removed and a new natural gas-fired plant is replacing it. A source of natural gas with a large enough […]

Covid cases down but second booster still recommended

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The number of new Covid-19 cases are down significantly, locally, statewide and mostly across the nation. Even so, the U.S. Food and Drug administration last week authorized a second vaccine booster dose of either Pfizer or Moderna for citizens over 50 and certain other individuals with underlying health issues. Statewide as of Monday, 593 new cases had been reported the […]

March 30 was a stormy day

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The National Weather Service issued this map of weather incidents on March 30. Storms, including tornadoes (89), straight-line winds (298) and some hail (2), ranged from Texas across to Alabama and northwest Florida and northward nearly to the Great Lakes. All total there were 389 total storm reports on the 30th. At least 20 of those were in Alabama.


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Kenneth Leon Henson

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Kenneth Leon Henson, 93, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the Washington County Nursing Home in Chatom. He was born May 26, 1928, in Wagarville, to Daniel Jelks Henson and Frances Estelle Furr Henson. The family moved to Hawthorn soon after he was born. Kenneth was the second of five children and grew up attending the historic Washington Baptist […]

Houston L. Johnson

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Houston L. “Lee” Johnson, 78, of Grove Hill, passed away Monday, March 29, 2022, at the William F. Green State Veterans Home in Bay Minette of complications following surgery for a broken hip. Family members were with him. He was born in Excel on May 9, 1943, to Wallace Houston Johnson and Daisy Marie Davis Johnson. Lee considered one of […]

Thelma D. Tew

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Thelma D. Tew passed away Thursday, March 31, 2022 at her home in Chatom, at the age of 85. She was surrounded by her family when she left this world to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Thelma was born and raised in Georgia. She attended the Baptist Church in Georgia, where her father preached when she was a […]