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June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Butler woman dies in wreck on Hwy. 10 near Sweet Water

A Butler woman who grew up in Jackson was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 10 near Sweet Water Monday morning. Elaine Roberts Chapman, 66, was the fatality. More...

Through traffic on Hwy. 154 to be detoured due to culvert repair project

The Alabama Department of Transporation (ALDOT) will begin a culvert repair project on State Highway 154 on Tuesday, July 5. The project is expected to take approximately two to three weeks to complete. More...

American Legion BBQ continues

A Fourth of July tradition since the 1940s, the Thomasville American Legion’s barbecue will continue this year with the help of a new business. More...

Special Sections

Community

Here’s what a 200th birthday party bash looks like!

Jackson’s 200th birthday celebration climaxed with a big fireworks show Saturday evening at the Fairgrounds. More...

Summer heat safety tips

Parts of the country are seeing dangerous triple-digit temperatures, and seniors are the most at-risk for health problems because of the record-breaking heat. More...

Photo

Clarke County Commissioners Monday issue a resolution for the upcoming King Family Reunion. Lorenzo King of Gosport was on hand to accept it. King and four of his children have given over 83 years of military service to their country. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Do you hunt in Alabama? Mandatory Game Check will start with the 2016-2017 hunting season. Game Check Seminar Series will be conducted. More...

Church News

Church News

Grove Hill Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will have Family Night Thursday, June 30 from 6 until 8 p.m. More...

Editorial

Beware: Scams afoot

Other Opinions

Some of the most important traits a person can embrace are trust, empathy and concern for others. Those traits enrich our own lives, and that of those around us. More...

Bear’s haunting words: I want to call Mama

Editor’s Notes

You have to be an old timer, an Alabama fan or maybe both to remember the famous Bear Bryant commercial for South Central Bell Telephone (which you also have to be an old timer to remember). More...

Powerful Speaker Hubbard falls hard

Inside the Statehouse

The older you get the more you realize that old adages you heard as a child are true. There is a political maxim that says, “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” It could very aptly be applied to the Mike Hubbard saga. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 21-28 include: More...

CLARKE COUNTY DEED RECORDS

Property deeds listed Dated June 16-22 Mary Ann Horshok, to George Richard Horshok. Leisa Woodson Stewart-As Trustee, to Sharon Robinson. Merchants Bank, to Thor Huebner. Julius McLain Sr., to Bessie McLain. Cleo Warren, to Mickey W. Fox. M.W. More...

Schools

WHMS student top winner in National Jr. Beta speech contest

La’Miyah Bradley, a Wilson Hall Middle School Junior Beta, took first place in the speech competition at the 2016 National Junior Beta Club Convention in New Orleans recently. More...

Jacob Hodge participates in mock trials at Boys State

Jacob Hodge of Clarke County High School was a delegate at the 79th American Legion Alabama Boys State. Hodge was involved in the Court/Judicial. After passing the Boys State Bar exam, he participated in mock trials using the laws of the Alabama. More...

One-third of Clarke’s youth say they drink

Clarke County has some of the highest rates in the state for underage drinking. More...

Closed businesses a concern and also a loss of tax revenue

Clarke County commissioners approved the usual list of insolvents, errors and taxes Tuesday as submitted by Revenue Commissioner Terry Norris so she could close out her tax year. More...

Clarke woman recovering from moccasin bite to heel

A Sandflat woman was bitten by a water moccasin at her camp on the Alabama River near Orrville Monday. She was treated at hospitals in Selma and Montgomery and was expected to be released soon, according to Tuesday reports. More...

Arrests made for theft of catalytic converters

Two Thomasville people have been arrested and charged with the theft of catalytic converters from a Grove Hill towing service. More...

Flying Bricks’ music concert is Saturday

The Sounds of America Band Concert. The Flying Bricks Community Band will present its annual Independence Day Concert Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m. in the Bedsole Theatre at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Class

Juan Class, 78, departed this life June 22, 2016 at his residence. More...

Criswell

Robert Lance Criswell, 32, of Spanish Fort, passed away June 18, 2016. He was born Jan. 4, 1984. A graduate of Jackson Academy, he was employed with Frank’s Body Shop. More...

Chapman

Hattie Bush Chapman, 90, of Grove Hill, died June 27, 2016 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. She was born January 14, 1926 in Grove Hill. She was a retired social worker with the Alabama Department of Human Resources. More...

Business

Boys & Girls Club donation

Alabama River Cellulose and the Georgia-Pacific Foundation are supporting the Boys & Girls Club of Southwest Alabama through a $5,000 contribution to the organization. More...

Sports

Young takes over CCHS football

The Clarke County High football team was without a head coach for less than a day before longtime defensive coordinator Chris Young agreed to take the position on an interim basis. More...

Getting the field repaired after storm

Members of the Grove Hill street crew were at Stringer-Williams field Tuesday morning, getting it ready for play Tuesday night. Monday evening over 3-inches of rain fell forcing the scheduled game to be postponed. More...

Pat Summitt was class act, great coach too

Sports Scene

There has been a whole lot going on in the last week or so in the sports world. Imagine graduating from college at the age of 22. Then find your first job. More...

Lifestyle

Pirate spider can’t get a date

* It was noted American computer scientist Alan Kay who made the following sage observation: “A change in perspective is worth 80 IQ points.” * The pirate spider eats almost nothing besides other spiders. More...

Now here's a tip

* “To get to dust bunnies under the fridge or any piece of heavy furniture, wrap packing tape sticky-side out on a yard stick. Then, just swipe under the furniture, and out comes the dust.” — I.E. in Virginia More...

Lose the salt but keep the flavor

Sodium overload is a major health problem in the United States. The average American consumes about 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day, more than twice the 1,500 milligrams recommended by the American Heart Association. More...