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August 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

DHR food bank desperate for canned and dry foods

The Clarke County Department of Human Resources (DHR) needs donations for its food bank. Can goods and dry goods are desperately needed. Lou Boykin, county director, spoke Aug. 21 at the quarterly meeting of the DHR Board of Directors. More...

Woman sentenced for using stolen credit cards

Stephanie Hollifield, 34, of Grove Hill, has been sentenced in federal court to the unlawful use of stolen credit cards. Hollifield pleaded guilty on May 15 to unlawfully using the credit cards she stole from the home of her employer. More...

Labor Day is Monday

Monday is Labor Day, a day set aside to honor the nation’s workers. It is also often referenced as the last holiday of summer. Banks and governmental offices will be closed Monday and most businesses will observe the holiday as well. More...

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Community

New York machinist came up with idea of Labor Day to celebrate workers in 1882

Many Americans see Labor Day on the calendar and immediately feel some mixed emotions. Though Labor Day is often a time to celebrate at a backyard barbecue with family and friends, to many people it also marks the unofficial end of summer. More...

Non-profit denied rental space in county building

A request by the newly formed, non-profit Grace Community Service to rent space in the old county health department was denied by the Clarke County Commission. More...

Thomasville police arrest five individuals on drug charges

The Thomasville Police Department executed two search warrants Aug. 15 that led to the arrest of five people on drug charges. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Town Council meeting, regularly scheduled for Sept. 1, has been moved to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2 due to the Labor Day holiday on Monday. The Coffeeville RSVP will meet Tuesday, Sept. 2 at the Nutrition Center. More...

Here’s A Tip

 “Wet a plain kitchen sponge and place it in a ziplock baggie in the freezer. It’s great for bumps and bruises, tired eyes and overheated kids.” — V.I. in New Hampshire More...

Church News

Church News

Morning Star Baptist Church of Whatley will end its revival Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. Richard Davis of the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church of Alabaster. More...

Lifestyle

‘Bunny’ turns 99

Bernice Feagin turns 99 years old Friday, Aug. 29. She celebrated her birthday this past Sunday with family and friends. More...

Deadline for Citizen of Year nominations is Sept. 24

The Grove Hill Civitan Club is accepting nominations for Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year. More...

Clarke students recognized at University of Montevallo

More than 1,100 students at the University of Montevallo were recognized during the spring semester for outstanding leadership, scholarship and service. More...

Schools

Come Join the band!

Wilson Hall Middle School had a fantastic turnout at the Beginner Band Sign-Up Meeting on Aug. 18 and added almost 30 new band students to our group. More...

School has new electronic sign

Principal Carolyn Taite and school secretary Donna Andrews show off the new electronic sign at WHMS. Andrews spearheaded the project to get the sign. More...

Yard sale set for Sept. 6 to benefit WHMS Beta Club

The Wilson Hall Middle School Jr. Beta Club is planning a big yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 6 inside the school gym. Donations of good, clean household items would be greatly appreciated. All items should be working properly with no missing parts. More...

Clarke schools down 161 students

K-4, special ed pre-school axed

The Clarke County Schools System held its first budget hearing Aug. 21 for fiscal year 2015. Chief Financial Officer Carmen Rotch reported that the ADM (Average Daily Membership) for the last school year was 3,050.65 system wide. More...

Animal shelter being erected; director sought

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday advertising the position of director for the new animal shelter that is under construction. More...

Pushing lemonade for Pilots for Christ

Josie Gilchrist celebrated her 7th birthday in a different way Saturday as she raised $1,000 for Pilots for Christ missions, using a lemonade stand and bake sale. More...

Early county docs topic for historical society meet

The Clarke County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting Sunday, Aug. 31 at 2:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cravey - Free Access

Frances T. Cravey, 95, of Jackson died Aug. 26, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Sylacauga. More...

Horton

Joan Shepard Horton, 74, of Leroy died Aug. 22, 2014 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. More...

Burge

Helen Gray Burge, 84, of Jackson died Aug. 20, 2014 at her residence. She was born Jan. 18, 1930 in Sunny South. She was a member of Uniontown Baptist Church. She was a retired garment inspector of Jackson. More...

Sports

Bulldogs tie Hillcrest 6-6

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs played the Hillcrest-Evergreen Jaguars to a 6-6 tie this past Friday night in a pre-season jamboree. Playing in Evergreen the Bulldogs scored on a touchdown run from Brandon Hollins. More...

Gators split in jamboree

The Clarke Prep School Gators split two periods of play in a 6-team jamboree last Friday night in Camden. The Gators beat Morgan 21- 6 in the first period. Zach Gregson had 61 yards on eight carries with three touchdowns (38,5, 2-yards). More...

Lady Gators 2-0 in vball

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat Southern Academy Monday afternoon 25-23, 25-20, 21-25 and 25-16 to move to 2-0 on the season. More...

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Thomasville moving to honor city’s sports figures

Congratulations to the Thomasville Sports Hall of Fame and its inaugural class of inductees. There was talk off and on about a Clarke County sports hall but it never got off the ground. More...

Still a lot of good daily newspapers in Alabama

Advance Publications’ slashing of three great Alabama newspapers from seven days a week to three days a week still irritates us. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. More...

Jackson, T’ville Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Officers responded to a call on Aug. 18 for a wreck with no injuries in the 1000 block of College Ave. Officers responded to a call on Aug. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applicationsKenneth Ray Robinson, to Sheddret Latrice Rice.Marriage license applications are just that—applicationsfor licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...