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August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bishop State opens truck driving school in old Jackson armory

Eighteen wheels and unlimited possibilities were at the forefront recently when Bishop State Community College, the city of Jackson and the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce officially cut the ribbon on the school’s Highway 69 truck driving faci More...

Clarke school board meeting is Aug. 17

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Correction: Clanton does have a hospital

Along with a story last week on the upcoming closing of J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden was a listing of hospital closings in the state in the last few years.  One of those was the hospital in Clanton, that closed in 2012. However, St. More...

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Community

‘GIDDY UP”

Roy Moore and his wife Kayla rode their horses to their polling precinct in Etowah County Tuesday. This photo was posted by Moore’s state campaign chairman Bill Armistead, who grew up in Clarke County.   More...

When Elvis played Jackson

Apparently, only a handful of people attended a concert at the old Jackson National Guard Armory on Oct. 27, 1955 when an up-and-coming but still little-known Mississippi singer played a concert there. More...

Mr and Mrs. Lem Finney to celebrate 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago on Sept. 2, 1967, Martha Roe and Lem Finney exchanged marriage vows at Magnolia Assembly of God in Grove Hill. Rev. James Ballard, pastor, officiated the celebration. The couple will celebrate their golden anniversary Sunday, Sept. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Flying Bricks Community Band begins fall rehearsals Monday, Aug. 21. The band, which is sponsored by the Arts Council of Thomasville, rehearses each Monday night at 7 p.m. in the band room at Thomasville High School. More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join.   More...

Editorial

Superintendent needs time to prove himself and the state board should give it to him

Ala. Policy Institute

Though his career at Alabama began with a mediocre 6-6 record and, perhaps more notably to fans, a loss to Auburn, football coach Nick Saban was not fired after his first year—and good thing he wasn’t. More...

No comparison between Sentance, Saban; Saban had proven record, Sentance doesn’t

Education Matters

First there was Governor Robert Bentley telling a business group last September that hiring Mike Sentance as state school superintendent was “like hiring (Nick) Saban.” Of course, we now know Bentley was living in a fantasy world at that More...

Going to the dogs

Gone South

Saw where a beagle named Ono won the top dog prize at the Westminster Kennel Club dog do-rah.  Good for Ono.  Good for beagles.  Reading this I paused to reflect on dogs I have known and loved. Now I’m not opposed to cats. More...

More Moore, say Clarke and voters statewide

Hold on to your hats, Alabamians, and look for a slugfest of a campaign between now and the Sept. 26 Republican runoff for a seat in the U.S. Senate. More...

TALLYING THE VOTES

Probate Judge Valerie Davis and Chief Clerk Renee Luker set up shop in the probate vault Tuesday night to tally the special election results. More...

New phone numbers for Grove Hill schools

One of the upgrades for the Clarke County school system included a new, more efficient phone system for all county schools and the central office.  The upgrade required a change of numbers for Grove Hill schools and county offices and department More...

Commissioners will have early meeting

The Clarke County Commission will hold only one meeting next week, on Monday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dungan - Free Access

Eudell H. Dungan, 80, of Grove Hill died Aug. 15, 2017 at his residence.  He was born Aug. 30, 1936 in Sandflat to George Monroe and Ruby Louise Dungan. He was a member of the Okalona Methodist Protestant Bible Church. More...

Crockett

Mrs. Mary Louise Thornton Crockett, 76, a native and resident of Coffeeville departed this life August 8, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center in Mobile.   More...

Allen

Mrs. Janette Allen, 87, of Chelsea passed away on August 11, 2017.  She was born Jan. 23, 1930. She was a homemaker to her loving family and was a devoted member of Mt. More...

Sports

Lady Gators poised for title

Could 2017 be the year that Clarke Prep brings back a state volleyball championship?  Many feel this team has the potential, including Head coach David Cumlander.  “We have four seniors with a lot of experience,” he said. More...

Experience is key for CCHS

Clarke County High School volleyball coach Cheryl Luker is excited about the upcoming season. More...

CCHS Golf tourney Sept. 16

The first annual Clarke County Athletics Golf Tournament, hosted by the CCHS Tip-Off Club, will be held Saturday, September 16 at the Thomasville Golf and Recreation Club.  The cost is $75 per person or $225 per threesome.  All proceeds wil More...

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Gourmet on a tight budget

You easily can prepare delicious meals for your family and friends without spending a lot of money. My frugal relative runs a small gourmet catering business. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  Criminal trespass was reported Aug. 7 in the 200 block of Beverly Lane.  A requested escort was reported Aug. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Aug. 3-9   Emma King, to Jerry Wainwright.  Lamar C. Johnson, to Johnson Boys LLC.  Clifford D. Parker, to Clifford D. More...