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November 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Liquor, cigarettes stolen in early morning burglary

Two individuals, who both appear to be black males, are being sought for burglarizing the Grove Hill Gulf Station and adjoining BOC liquor store early on the morning of Nov. More...

Dead baby found in trunk

A Tuesday afternoon traffic stop revealed a tragic situation just south of Jackson. More...

Lady Landing area resident tells more road complaints

A Rockville area resident was at the Clarke County Commission work session Monday to complain about road conditions on the unpaved Bankston Road and others off of Lady’s Landing Road in that area. More...

Special Sections

Community

MERCHANTS BANK CELEBRATES 55 YEARS

Merchants Bank has been holding open houses at its various locations to mark its 55th anniversary. Tuesday the Grove Hill bank celebrated. Pictured are some of the bank officers and employees with guests. More...

MONEY FOR THE ARTS

Tina Kicklighter, left, Public Affairs Manager for Georgia Pacific, recently presented a check for $2,000 from the Georgia Pacific Foundation to the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center. More...

COFFEEVILLE MAIDS

Recently named Coffeeville Maids are, from left: Maggy James, Maegan Smith, Laila Hamilton, Vivian Wilson, Virginia Hodge and Chloey Knight.The girls will assist with various events in the town.   More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Nov. 16 at 11:45 a.m. at New Faith Baptist Church in Coffeeville. More...

Church News

Church News

Empowerment Conference will be Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. with Minister Joseph P. Calhoun Jr. will present (Money Make Over) Finances God’s Way, Roman 12:2. On Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. Prophetess Darlene S. More...

Editorial

Leading community colleges

Inside the Statehouse

In March of this year, the Alabama Community College System took a giant leap forward when it brought on a giant in state government and one of Alabama’s preeminent leaders, Jimmy Baker, to be Chancellor. More...

On being Scotch-Irish

Gone South

A while back Parade magazine headlined what they described as “A Provocative Report” by former Navy Secretary James Webb. More...

Good choice for fed chairman

Dollars & Cents

After weeks of anticipation and speculation, President Trump has nominated a successor to Federal Reserve (Fed) chairman Janet Yellen. More...

CAMP BURNS

The mobile home camphouse belonging to Charlie “Pete” Coats, located off the Mt. Zion Road, off Hwy. 84 West, burned Thursday afternoon, Nov. 9, likely due to an electrical issue. More...

Crockett pleas guilty to felony murder charge

A man whose actions are said to have caused the death of a burglary accomplice pleaded guilty to a murder charge Tuesday as jury selection was about to begin to try the case in Clarke County Circuit Court.  More...

Sheriff Norris stands by his endorsement of Moore’s candidacy

Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris was among 13 Alabama sheriffs endorsing Roy Moore’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate last Wednesday, Nov. 8.  More...

Events

Fulton parade is this Saturday   The Christmas parade season starts this Saturday with Fulton’s annual parade.  Sponsored by the Dickinson and Fulton Unity II Community Organization, the parade starts at 2 p.m.  Lineup begins at More...

Jackson radio stations off the air; owner says he hopes it is temporary

The Jackson Radio Center’s three stations are off the air. Smash Hits 94.5 WHOD, Classic Country 106.1 WBMH, and Radio Jackson 1230 AM WRJX fell silent sometime Monday.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kennedy - Free Access

Vernon Steve Kennedy, 73, passed away Nov. 13, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.   More...

Duke - Free Access

Mary Lou Duke, 88, died Nov. 6, 2017 in Mobile. Mrs. Duke was born Oct. 5, 1929 to Willie and Gussie Wilkerson in Thomasville. She worked at Thomasville Adult Adjustment Center. Mrs. Duke was a member of the Coffeeville Baptist Church. More...

Roberts

Lillie Bell Crayton Roberts, 86, of Jackson answered the Master’s call on the morning of Nov. 9, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center in Jackson.  She was born on Sept. 9, 1931 to Leroy and Rosie Lee Crayton.  More...

Sports

Go Bulldogs!!

2017 Clarke County High Bulldogs
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Clarke County rolls past Southside-Selma

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs rolled through the first round of the playoffs as they beat Southside-Selma 56-8 last Friday night at H.G. Prim Stadium in Grove Hill. More...

Clarke Prep opens basketball season with Sparta win

The Clarke Prep School Gators opened the basketball season with a 61-48 win over Sparta Monday night in Grove Hill.  It was the first time in several years that the Gators opened the hoops season with a victory.  Averitt hit a big 3-point s More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Pucker up...again!

* One of every six Supreme Court justices who have served in the history of the United States have been graduates of Harvard Law School.  * The 1926 Warner Brothers film “Don Juan” may hold the record for the most kissing in any movi More...

Trivia test

What kind of tree loses its leaves?

1. GAMES: In Scrabble, what is the point value of the letter K?  2. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What breed of dog is known as a firehouse dog?  3. U.S. STATES: What is the only American state to begin with the letter “p”?  4. More...

HOUSEHOLD TIPS

* Thanksgiving Tip: “If you have one person responsible for putting prep dishes and pots and pans in the dishwasher while you are preparing the bird and side dishes for the table, you will be halfway done with dishes by the time the meal is ove More...

Records

Jackson Police

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:   A domestic situation was reported Nov. 6 in the 100 block of Woodland Drive.  Interfering with custody was reported Nov. More...

Thomasville Police

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of  November 6,-12, 2017, is listed below.  Felony Arrests Smith, Eddie M – Terrorist Threat – 11-8-17   More...

Clarke Jail Bookings

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