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February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ralph Garrick recognized for long career protecting kids

Ralph Daniel Garrick of Chatom is receiving the 2016 “Eddie Slayton Memorial Award” for his outstanding service to children as Washington County’s juvenile probation officer for over 20 years and going “above and beyond” More...

Byrne, Shelby hosting separate Clarke meetings

Two U.S. legislators will be holding constituent meetings in Clarke County next week. U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne, RMontrose, will be at the Jackson Senior Center at 1701 College Avenue Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. U.S. Sen. More...

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Community

Seniors to jump through hoops for garbage exemptions

Elderly citizens in Clarke County who draw more than a Social Security check as part of their income will have to keep a watchful eye on their waste disposal bills. More...

Combating Zika

We hardly get over the Ebola scare when another new disease comes along - the mosquito-borne Zika virus. More...

Changes in FEMA regulations could cost county in times of disaster

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking at changing its mitigation liability process and it could force counties in Alabama to pony up funds to pay deductibles in case of a disaster. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. is holding its 10th annual “Honor Thy Children” Dinner & Auction fundraiser, Saturday, Feb. 20 at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson. More...

Church News

Church News

New Hope No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church of Thomasville will celebrate its annual choir anniversary Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 14, all the choirs will be recognized during the 11 a.m. morning service. More...

Bolen-Skipper tell wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Bolen of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lea Stevens Bolen, to Mr. Jonathan Carmichael Skipper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Skipper of Jackson. Miss Bolen is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Gene Clarke performs concert for members of Community Study Club

The Community Study Club presented Gene Clarke in concert Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Lifestyle

ASCC theater group seeks performers for upcoming Oscar Wilde’s play, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Alabama Southern’s Theatre Department in Monroeville is holding an open casting call for performers who want to be part of the upcoming production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. More...

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DEEDS

Property deeds listed Dated Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Lloyd Wilson, to Benjamin Harper. Kenneth D. Deas, to Laurie Deas Pritchett. Kenneth D. Deas, to Laurie Deas Pritchett. Merchants Bank, to Theodore Howze Sr. Lucy Williams, to Evelyn Mitchell. Eboni Mitchell, to Evelyn Mitchell. More...

Correction

The story on former President Jimmy Carter last week said the Carters returned to Plains to live in the late 1940s. Actually, Carter gave up a career in the Navy and returned to Plains in 1953 after his father died. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 2-9 include: Kristal Philon, 41, probation violation-felony, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Indicted: Capital murder

Two capital murder indictments were among those issued by the Clarke County Grand Jury last week. Jamar Antonio Thompson of Coffeeville was indicted for the June 2015 shooting death of Ruben Wayne Williams. More...

Commissioners deny D.C. and Florida conferences for EMA and 911 directors

Clarke County commissioners Tuesday rejected two requests from department heads to attend out of-state meetings. More...

Missing T’ville man’s car found in Wilcox

The BMW belonging to a Thomasville man missing for over a week was found this week in Yellow Bluff in Wilcox County. Hy’Shawn Curry, 28, of Thomasville has been missing since January 31. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barnett

Raymond Dell Barnett, 72, of Grove Hill made his earthly transition Feb. 7, 2016 at his residence. He was born April 12, 1943 to the late John Dell and Georgia Pugh Barnett. He was a native of Whatley. More...

Jackson

Lee Mae “Katie” White Jackson, 101, of Carlton, transitioned from this life on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at her residence. More...

Parnell

Marjorie Sanders Parnell, 68, of Jackson passed away Feb. 6, 2016 at her residence. She was born July 26, 1947. She was a retired judicial assistant with the state courts system. More...

Sports

Hard pass on pro sports

Sports Scene

I can’t lie. I don’t care for professional football or professional basketball. Lately even baseball has gotten on my nerves. Starting with the NBA, there is no such thing as fundamental basketball. More...

Morris signs with So. Miss

Clarke County High School linebacker Jacorey Morris signed with Southern Mississippi last Thursday. More...

CPS closes out hoops with Russell Christian

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators ended the basketball season with a 44-14 loss to Russell Christian in the regional tournament recently. “We had 20 turnovers in the first half and 20 in the second half,” Head Coach Will Florence said. More...

Editorial

Trump’s and Sanders’ popularity

Editor’s Notes

Iowa’s voted and now New Hampshire. The results in New Hampshire Tuesday were not unexpected — for Bernie Sanders to beat Hillary Clinton on the Democratic ticket and for Donald Trump to lead the Republicans. More...

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A modest mascot proposal

Gone South

Last week’s column about renaming buildings and moving monuments got a few letters and some Facebook commentary - with the rumor swirling (as only Facebook rumors can swirl) that a friend and former colleague might just write a rebuttal. More...