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July 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Missed jury duty scam circulating in county

A scam that has been in other areas has made it into Clarke County.  Several citizens have received phone calls from an authoritative-sounding male claiming to be with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department (In at least one instance he ide More...

Time for high school football!

It is hot but football season is here nevertheless. Clarke Prep’s official practices start Thursday, July 27 while public schools including Clarke County High (players shown here), start this coming Monday. CCHS opens Thursday, Aug. More...

Special Sections

Community

STUDENTS VISIT WASHINGTON

Two area students are featured on the cover of the August issue of Clarke-Washington EMC’s edition of “Alabama Living.” Conner Newell of Fruitdale High School and Kamryn Newsom of Clarke County High School represented the local co-o More...

Back To School Bash at library

A Back To School Bash will be Tuesday, Aug. 1 from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Public Library. More...

Deadline soon for SBA drought loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that Aug. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Community Action Agency of South Alabama will have a food distribution Thursday, July 27 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. More...

Church News

Church News

Peniel Baptist Church of Jackson will continue Vacation Bible School Thursday, July 27 and end Friday, July 28 for youth, ages 4 through sixth grade from 5:30 until 8 p.m. A convention style singing will be Saturday, July 29 at 6 p.m. More...

Looking anew at ways to assist people struggling with poverty

Pine Hill meeting seeks to start a new conversation on issue

All churches, pastors, organizations and other community stakeholders are invited to attend a Communities of Transformation, organizational and informational meeting Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

BIBLE TRIVIA

1. Is the book of Nathan in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. Though Paul was born in Tarus of Cilicia, where was he brought up? Jerusalem, Shiloh, Jericho, Damascus  3. What 8-year-old boy served as King of Jerusalem for 100 days? More...

Strange BUT TRUE

Elephants and humans can be trained to do this

* It was best-selling author and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart — the first female pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean — who made the following sage observation: “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is More...

Sports QUIZ

1. Against which team, and in what year, did Baltimore’s Cal Ripken Jr. begin his major league record consecutive games played streak of 2,632? 2. How many times has a San Diego Padres pitcher won 20 or more games in a season? 3. More...

A real McCoy Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

There will be lots of children, teen and adult stars in the upcoming musical performance of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in Thomasville but one of the biggest stars will be an actual “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” car. More...

Commissioners approve own travel to ACCA beach conference

Clarke County commissioners Tuesday approved for four of the five members to attend the annual conference of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. More...

Praying for John McCain

Arizona senator’s brain tumor diagnosis prompts Sheldon Day’s memories of 2008 campaign visit

The news last week that U.S. Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with an aggressive growing cancerous brain tumor shocked and saddened many who admire the Arizona resident and Vietnam War veteran and prisoner of war.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gahlinger

Betty J. Gahlinger, 77, of Jackson, passed away July 20, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary.   More...

Sara Knight passes away at her home after brief illness

Sara Knight died at her home in Grove Hill Tuesday after being diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor just two months ago. More...

Nelson

Lorena Rutledge Nelson, 95, passed away July 22, 2017 at Canon Hospice in Gulfport, Miss.  More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs at vball camp

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs spent the first part of the week at Sweet Water High for a team camp. They will again be under the direction of Cheryl Luker. This year Luker has an assistant, new history teacher Stephanie Noble. More...

Pee Wee football, cheer sign-ups set

The Grove Hill Pee Wee Football League will be having sign-ups for players and cheerleaders Saturday, July 22 from 10-2 p.m and Monday, July 31 from 5-8 p.m. at Hudson Park. The cost for football is $60, due at signup. More...

GH baseball, softball to meet July 30

The Grove Hill Baseball and Softball leagues will have their organizational meeting on Sunday, July 30 at Hudson Park.  The officers and board for the next season will be elected as well as other possible changes discussed. More...

Editorial

Hold your post, Jeff Sessions

Editor’s Notes

Donald Trump has always been egotistical and self-centered. More...

Save the south by going south

Gone South

As relations with Cuba began to soften, Alabama business folk began thinking of stuff we could sell to Cuba. Lumber. Poles. Wood chips. Paper products. Automobiles. Chicken. Chicken? Yep, chicken. Think about it. Alabama has lots of chickens. More...

State business group at a crossroads

Inside the Statehouse

During my tenure in the legislature in the 1980s and 1990s, political party affiliation was not as pronounced as it is today. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 18-24 include:  Mary Whigham, 40, domestic violence third degree, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept.  Billy Gene Welch, 63, domestic violence third degree harassment, m More...

Thomasville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of July 17, 2017 – July 23, 2017, is listed below. More...

Jackson Police Calls

Jackson police answered the following calls this past week:  A requested escort was reported July 17 in the 1800 block of Highway 43.  A 911 hang up was reported July 17 in the 700 block of East Clinton Street.  Criminal mischief was r More...