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December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Opioids a big problem; soaring jail expenses said going to break county

Clarke County talked about joining a class action lawsuit against five prescription drug manufacturers who are charged with promoting the over prescription of opioids, causing death and soaring treatment costs.  The state of Ohio originally brou More...

Flying Bricks Band’s Christmas concert Saturday

The Arts Council of Thomasville will present its 2017 Christmas Concert, “So This Is Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. More...

Washington County voters approve taxes for local roads

Washington County voters Tuesday overwhelmingly endorsed new taxes to benefit road and bridge repairs in the county.  The vote was 3,559 yes, or for votes, to 1,299 no votes.  More...

Special Sections

Community

SNOW BARGES

It looked like barges of snow coming south through the Coffeeville Lock and Dam early last Friday morning. In fact, it was loads of coal covered with snow. More...

Christmas children’s program, genealogy classes at Jackson library

The White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson invites the community to join them for “A Christmas in Whoville” Thursday, Dec. 14.  The program will begin at 6 p. m. More...

Does county need an archivist?

The part-time archivist at the Clarke County Courthouse is retiring and there was some discussion at Tuesday’s commission meeting as to whether the position is important and should be refilled.  Louise Andrews is retiring. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Polar Express Story Time will be Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. for youth ages 4-10 at the Grove Hill Public Library. You may wear your pajamas. Refreshments will be served. Other activities are planned.   More...

Church News

Church News

Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church’s Annual Women’s Conference will be Saturday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. The theme will be “Woman.” Genesis 2:21-23. The guest speaker will be Minister Vicki Moore of LIFELINE Ministries. More...

Editorial

Good advice: ‘Go along to get along’

Inside the Statehouse

The legendary Speaker of the U.S. House, Sam Rayburn, coined a famous phrase he used often and imparted to young congressmen when they would arrive on Capitol Hill full of vim and vigor.  More...

Happy Holidays

Gone South

Well, the “War on Christmas” doesn’t seem quite so heated this year. More...

Questionable recommendation

Dollars & Cents

In what appears to reek of protectionism, a federal trade regulator has recommended a 50 percent tariff on washing machines imported from South Korea. More...

Doug Jones wins Clarke and state

It was an earth-shattering election: For the first time in 25 years, an Alabama Democrat will be a U.S. senator. More...

Young man dies of snow wreck injuries

Jonathan Kendall Jackson, 19, of Auburn died of injuries he received in an accident on one of the Whatley bridges on Highway 84 Friday just before 5 p.m.  Jackson’s 2002 Ford Ranger collided with a 2006 GMC Sierra driven by Richard Allen M More...

No parade but kids still get to visit with Santa

Santa came to Grove Hill last Thursday afternoon, just not riding atop the fire truck in the Christmas parade.  The Christmas parade was canceled because of the snow threat.  Youngsters met Santa at the Gilmore Senior Center and enjoyed var More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Burge

Betty F. Burge, 89, of Jackson passed away Dec. 6, 2017 at her residence.  She was born April 10, 1928 to Archie and Ada Jane Fendley. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. She enjoyed spending time with her large family. More...

Roberts

Glover Fred (G.F.) Roberts, 89, died peacefully Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Tuscaloosa. He was born June 19, 1928. More...

Agee

Bernice Barkley Agee, 84, of Dixons Mills died Dec. 7, 2017 at her residence.  She was born Dec. 17, 1932 in Marengo County to Ulmer and Helen Barkley. She was a member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.  More...

Sports

Lady Gators sweep Jackson Academy

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat the visiting Lady Eagles of Jackson Academy 40-34 Monday night in Grove Hill. The win completed the first season sweep by the Lady Gators over their county foe in several years. More...

CPS loses to JA 66-59

The Clarke Prep School Gators saw a halftime lead evaporate as Jackson Academy came from behind to win 66-59 in Grove Hill Monday night.  The Gators scored 29 second half points, but the Eagles caught fire after the break and shot better than 50 More...

Weather delays CCHS-THS basketball games

The scheduled hardwood clash between Clarke County and Thomasville for last Friday was postponed due to the winter storm that covered the area.  That game will be made up at a later date.  More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Unusual holiday traditions

* As the holiday season approaches, there are some interesting traditions you might want to keep in mind:  —You’ll have bad luck on Christmas Day if you refuse mince pie on Christmas Eve.  —If you eat an apple on Christmas More...

Cookies for the holidays

These light, fluffy cookies get in the holiday spirit with a layer of chocolate and a couple drops of green food coloring. Christmas Macarons More...

NOW HERE’S A TIP

* Here’s how to keep grease from building up on your range hood. First wash and dry the hood very well. Then apply a thin layer of car wax. Follow wax directions and buff off with a clean, dry towel. More...

Records

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  A request to assist a citizen was reported Dec. 4 in the 1800 block of College Avenue.  Harassment was reported Dec. More...

Clarke Arrests

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

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Nov. 30-Dec. 6

Mack Stephens, to David Dungan.  Ray Norris-Other, to Town of Fulton.  Jean Marc Prescott, to Tyler Montana Jul Prescott.  Katie Elaine Soderquist, to Johnathan Ritchie Clark.  Johnice C. More...