2023-03-02 E-Edition

Indian artifacts show draws old and young

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Bimbo Koen, an area Indian artifact collector, put on his 35th show this past Saturday, inviting collectors from a large area to the Chatom Community Center to display their collections for other collectors and the public. 

Harrassment filed after courthouse confrontation

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Clarke Commission chairman files charges against husband of license commissioner after heated exchange

An overly-loud digital voice on an electronic queue system for customers of the Clarke County License Commission’s office was apparently the spark that caused a public confrontation in the front hallway of the courthouse last week. Clarke County Commission Chairman Jackie Ray Rush and Dale Goodman, husband of License Commissioner Linda Goodman exchanged words that were so heated it prompted […]

Differences over Clarke school board presidency prompts sharp exchange

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Clarke County school board member Darryl Perryman suggested at the Feb. 23 board meeting that the white majority board controls who is elected president of the group to the disadvantage of the board’s black minority. Perryman, who is black, suggested if the three white board members “decided they don’t want a black president there is no way” for a black […]

Leroy roads resurfaced!

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A paving crew was at work putting down asphalt on Batley Road in Leroy Monday much to the delight of many Leroy residents. The nearby Lower Ferry Road that intersects with Batley Road has also been paved. Heavy traffic from the recent natural gas pipeline construction and storm debris removal had significantly deteriorated the roads.

Ex-Sheriff Ray Norris’ federal sentencing put off until March 20

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The federal court sentencing of former Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris has been postponed for the second time. Norris was scheduled to be sentenced Monday, Feb. 27, by Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Beaverstock in the federal courthouse in Mobile. Norris pleaded guilty last fall to one count of using bank loan funds for purposes not specified on the loan. […]

Wash. Co. Grand Jury indicts couple for stealing from Wagarville Fire Dept.

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A husband and wife who served as chief of the Wagarville Volunteer Fire Department and its secretary, respectively, have been indicted for theft and misuse of $21,500 of the department’s monies. Indicted in the recent term of the Washington County Grand Jury were Eric Sullivan, 50, and Angela Sullivan, 43. Neither was apparently still an officer when the indictments were […]

Teachers of the Year

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Clarke County Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley recognized Shonda Bass, “Elementary Teacher of the Year,” and Shirley Bradley, “Secondary Teacher of the Year,” at the Feb. 23 school board meeting. See a story inside for more details.


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Clarke County Arrest Report

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Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail Feb. 22-28 include the following : Christopher Roberts Moseley, 42, burglary third degree, probation revocation (technical violation), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Jeffery Deandera Brown, 27, failure to appear- burglard third degree, probation revocation (technical violation), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Brendon Troy Dewitt, 17, sodomy first degree, sexual abuse of […]