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March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Next step for T’ville hospital: Groundbreaking Saturday

A groundbreaking for the new Thomasville Regional Medical Center will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28 in the city’s South Industrial Park near Highway 43. More...

Sen. Albritton’s bill would put state out of marriage business

State Sen. Greg Albritton plans to introduce a bill in the Alabama Legislature that would take government out of the marriage license process in the state. The bill is apparently an attempt to answer the gay marriage issue facing probate judges now. More...

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Community

Sunday wreck injures 3

An early afternoon accident on Sunday, March 22 led to multiple injuries. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, four people were injured in an accident at about 12:55 p.m. More...

Major Kimbrough retires after 26 years in U.S. Army

Major Daryl A. Kimbrough, son-in-law of Willie and Emma Bettis of Fulton has retired from the United States Army after 26 years of service on March 20 in Sumpter, S.C. He is married to Teresa (Bettis) Kimbrough of Thomasville. More...

‘A Yellow Watermelon’ goes to T’ville

The Thomasville Arts Council presents the second annual production of “A Yellow Watermelon: The Play,” in May, 2015 and in so doing recognizes the literary work of Clarke County’s native son, Ted M. Dunagan. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

A SPECIAL CALL MEETING—In observance of the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday March from Selma to Montgomery via Lowndes County and the ultimate passing of the Voters’ Right Act of 1965 Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church will continue its Spring Revival Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m. nightly. Bro. Morris Hill will be the guest speaker. Glory Road will be in concert on Saturday. Bro. More...

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Jobs are crucial - just look at jobless rate

Alabama’s unemployment continues to drop as does the nation’s as a whole. More...

Litter a terrible problem

Litterbugs on the beaches at Gulf Shores have been in the news lately. Seems like spring breakers have been rather trashy in littering the pristine white beaches. They could be from Clarke County. Our highway rights-of-way are a mess. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 17-24 include: Timothy Terill Beasley, 37, failure to appear, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Jackson, Thomasville Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Officers responded to a call on March 11 for a juvenile issue in the 100 block of McIntyre Ave. More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed Dated March 12-18 Millie Doggett, to Helen Skipper. Margaret T. Boteler-As Trustee, to MCR Properties LLC. Myles Edward Williams Jr., to Kitty Lorena Blackledge. William Curtis Fowler, to Alton Scott Lewis. More...

Schools

Bulldog students rock the Junior Beta convention

The theme of the 2015 Alabama State Junior Beta Convention was "Betas: Rockin' the Country." That is exactly what 50 Wilson Hall Middle Junior Betas set out to do on March 19-20. More...

Students featured in Bricks Honor Band

Six WHMS seventh and eighth grade band members participated recently in a two-day community honor band sponsored by The Arts Council of Thomasville and the Flying Bricks Community Band. More...

Charter schools could hurt local schools, warns supe

The new charter schools law was signed March 19 by Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley. Larry Bagley, superintendent of the Clarke County School District, took time that day at the monthly school board meeting to again criticize the charter schools concept. More...

Now you can text emergencies to 911

Officials with Clarke County E- 911 announced Tuesday that text-to-911 is now available. The county system is set up with four major cell carriers: AT&T; SouthernLinc; Verizon and T-Mobile, said Becky Neugent, county 911 coordinator. More...

Principals must make more than football coaches

The Clarke County Board of Education approved March 19 a policy statement that the principal must be the highest paid employee at a school. More...

Commissioners OK deputy to supervise inmate litter detail

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to have the Sheriff’s Department hire a deputy for a temporary 20-hour-a week position to supervise inmates picking up trash. More...

CSA 38th reunion this weekend in Grove Hill

A weekend of activities is planned in Grove Hill March 27, 28, 29 in conjunction with the reunion of descendants of the 38th Alabama Infantry, a Civil War regiment comprised largely of Clarke County men. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hendrix

Willie James Hendrix, 79, of Wagarville, died March 7, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. More...

Moss

Willie Clay Moss, 74, passed away peacefully March 6, 2015 at his residence. He was born Dec. 28, 1940. He was a native of the Good Hope community in Walker Springs and a resident of Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. More...

Norwood

Tee Norwood, 81, (better known as “T-Bone,”) of Wagarville exchanged time for eternity March 14, 2015, at the home of his daughter in St. Stephens. He was born March 13, 1934 to the late Jim and LeDora Culpepper Norwood. More...

Sports

WBC heavyweight champ Wilder in C’ville Saturday

World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder will visit the Skyy South Gym in Coffeeville this Saturday, March 28th at 1:30 p.m. to meet fans and watch the All-Star Sparring Session. ESPN will be on hand to film. More...

Bulldogs sweep Monroe County

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs swept a pair of area games from Monroe County last Thursday, with a pair of 10-0 shut-out wins. Hunter Spidle threw a 5- inning perfect game in the first 10-0 win. Spidle struck out 10 batters. More...

Lady Gators downs JA

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat countyfoe Jackson Academy 4-2 last Tuesday in Grove Hill. Megan Brooks struck out 14 and allowed just one hit in getting the win. Neither run was earned. More...

Lifestyle

SPRING IS HERE!

Last Friday, March 20, was officially the first day of spring but the season has been here for a few weeks now; you could tell by the bits of color blooming here and there. Now the pecan trees are budding out. No doubt about it, spring is here! More...

Moore-Fendley to wed April 18 at ‘Cotton House’

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Moore Jr. of Grove Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Whitney Michelle Moore, to Justin David Fendley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Griffin Fendley of Fulton. More...

The Gashouse Gang

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