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July 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New Gillmore ready for students

Clarke County School Superintendent Larry Bagley reported July 16 to the school board that after state inspection the $8 million new Gillmore Elementary School in Jackson had been turned over to the school district from the contractor. More...

When you use drugs...

Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris used a casket as an attention-getting visible symbol of what drugs do to young people when he spoke at an anti-drug program Saturday in Grove Hill. More...

Special Sections

Community

New bridges to be dedicated Thursday

The new Bassetts Creek bridge and relief bridge on County Route 15 on the south side of Jackson will be dedicated Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Clarke County Commission Chairman Tyrone Moye said Tuesday that Gov. Robert Bentley and Lt. Gov. More...

C’ville Town Hall to formally move to CHS

The Coffeeville Town Council officially voted Tuesday night to move Town Hall to the former Coffeeville High School campus. Mayor Robert Cox said the town wants to move to the CHS building as soon as possible. More...

Card of Thanks

The family of Barbara Vick thanks each and everyone for their kindness shown us. The phone calls, visits, flowers and especially prayers were deeply appreciated. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Thomasville Elementary School is now accepting applications for the voluntary Pre-K Program for the 2015-2016 school year. Enrollment is open to all children four years of age, who are residents of the State of Alabama, regardless of family income. More...

Church News

Church News

Summer Campmeeting in McIntosh under the Big Blue Gospel Tent in the field behind the New Testament Tabernacle will continue Thursday, July 23 and end Friday, July 24 at 7 p.m. nightly. Prayer meetings will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with Bro. More...

Editorial

Taking jury duty seriously

A Clarke County Circuit Court criminal jury term recently concluded. It was a ho-hum week with only one jury seated and it was settled before the trial was ever started. More...

Political Cartoon

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BP settlement won’t fix problems

The week leading up to the Fourth of July had a lot of fireworks. In fact, my guess is that when we look back at the year 2015, we will look to that week as the most momentous of the year. It was like bang, bang, bang. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 14-21 include: Anthony Jamane Marshall, 27, public intoxication, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Property damage was reported on July 12 in the 200 block of South Kimbell Ave. Auto burglary was reported on July 13 for burglary at Midway and Vine streets. More...

Records

Property deeds listed Dated July 9-16 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to Kaja Holdings 2 LLC. Regions Bank-As Trustee, to Tamada LLC. Emma Raine, to Harold F. Raine Jr. Bessie Christine Blair, to Russell Scott Harvell. Charlene P. More...

Taxes coming off, going on

$25 tag fee that helped buy LP property ceases July 31

Lauded by some county elected leaders and economic developers but condemned by a number of Clarke County citizens, the $25 tag fee is set to expire July 31. More...

New 1-cent sales tax OK’d to benefit Grove Hill hospital

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday an additional one-cent sales tax intended for renovation of the local hospital. It was the second reading of an ordinance to raise the town general use and sales tax rate from four to five percent. More...

Clarke’s jobless rate now 13.7%

“Thank God for Mississippi,” is a commonly heard expression in regard to Alabama’s next-to-worst-place ranking in many categories, just a step ahead of neighboring Mississippi. More...

New flags go up

Darnell Stephens and Larry Frazier of the courthouse maintenance department replaced the U.S. and Alabama flags over the monument Monday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gates - Free Access

Annie Clarice Gates, 92, of Grove Hill died July 19, 2015 at her residence. More...

Pritchard - Free Access

John Robert “Robbie” Pritchard, 38, of Jackson passed away July 26, 2015 at his residence.He was born March 17, 1978. He attended Church of His Presence in Daphne. More...

Dungan - Free Access

Patricia Atkins Dungan, 64, of Thomasville died July 21, 2015 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.She was born Oct. 15, 1950 in Jonesboro, Louisiana. She was a member of the Pineview Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Sports

New baseball, volleyball coaches at CCHS

The Clarke County High School athletic programs are seeing a change in some of the head coaching positions while the summer break continues. At the latest board meeting Brad Johnson was named head baseball coach. More...

Travel softball players doing well

Several girls from Clarke County were part of the 14-under softball team that won the USFA Beachside Blast tournament recently. More...

World Cup champs to play in B’ham

The Alabama Sports Foundation announced today that Birmingham, Ala., has been selected to host the fourth match of the United States women’s national soccer team’s 10- city victory tour that will take place this fall. More...

Lifestyle

Travelers visit Niagara Falls and Toronto

The Thomasville Travelers recently returned from a trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto, Canada. Before reaching their destination the group visited the Kentucky Derby Museum, Erie Maritime Museum and President Taft’s National Historic Site. More...

Good business on a hot day

Sophia Robinson and Tabitha Robinson found a good business for a hot day Monday — cold lemonade. The sisters set up a stand in front of their home on Church Street in Grove Hill and did a brisk business with motorists passing by. More...

Weddings set for this Saturday

Mitchell-Turner Morgan Mitchell and Will Turner will exchange wedding vows Saturday, July 25 at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. A reception will follow at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson. More...

Schools

Nostrom resigns as tech coordinator for Thomasville city school system

Kelly Norstrom has resigned as Career Technical Education Coordinator with the Thomasville City Schools district to take a similar position in Tuscaloosa. More...