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October 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

NO KNEE IN FULTON

Spectators, lawmen, firefighters and military veterans all stood at attention as The Kendricks performed the National Anthem to open the Fulton Fire and Rescue gospel singing early Saturday evening. More...

Drug bust in T’ville

The Thomasville Police Department, along with Clarke County Sheriff’s office, executed a significant drug bust late Monday night and into early Tuesday morning.  Thomasville Police Chief Mitch Stuckey said that Tony Ramont Preston, mid-40s More...

Special Sections

Community

Still going strong at 100 — and still driving, too!

Wilcy Mae Fox Boykin, who recently reached her 100th birthday, said the secret to her longevity isn’t complicated.  Wilcy Mae said she keeps the lessons she has learned from church close to her heart, enjoys home cooking and maintains a po More...

Fund establish to help fire victim

Gwendolyn Lockett of Dixons Mills lost her home and all of its contents in a fire on Oct. 13. The employee of Dumas Church Furniture in Grove Hill has no insurance. More...

VETERANS POST

Will bad employees linger at VA?

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ new authority to get rid of bad employees is getting a test in Memphis.  An employee at the Memphis VA Medical Center was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal impersonation More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Brunson Family Reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in the Chilton community. Bring a covered dish and lawn chairs. Come and enjoy the fellowship.   More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Rev. Renea Henderson is the pastor. Everyone is invited to come and join.   More...

Editorial

Sing on, Willie, sing on

Editor’s Notes

Every now and then it’ll come across social media on the web: Willie Nelson is deathly ill and has canceled all his concerts. It is fake news, of course, but with a hint of truth. More...

The Great Flood of ’61

Gone South

In some parts of the state it has been a wet summer.  Dry streams ran wet, creeks and rivers rose, lakes filled, and though dams were able to release water and control the level of the lakes they impounded, that water had to go somewhere, and th More...

Looking ahead to 2018

Inside the Statehouse

Now that the dust has settled from the Republican Senate primary, we can focus on the much-anticipated 2018 elections.  More...

Annexation public meet set Oct. 30

A public hearing will be held Monday, Oct. 30 to discuss possible annexation of some outlying areas into the town of Grove Hill.  The meeting will be at 6 p.m. More...

Supt. Bagley presents needs for proposed career tech center to Gov. Ivey

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley met with Gov. More...

All elected entities’ new budgets adopted except Grove Hill

Budgets are for fiscal year, Oct. 1-Sept. 30

Governmental entities in Clarke County have all approved budgets for fiscal 2017-18 except Grove Hill. The budgets are from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. More...

Events

KTW Ghost Walk Saturday in T’ville   The annual Kathryn Tucker Windham Ghost Walk and Fall Festival will be conducted Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edge - Free Access

Roy Edge, 95, of Thomasville died Oct. 19, 2017 at his residence.He was born June 18, 1922 in Grove Hill. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. He was a retired electrical contractor.Survivors include his son, Ron R. More...

Edge - Free Access

Roy Edge, 95, of Thomasville died Oct. 19, 2017 at his residence.He was born June 18, 1922 in Grove Hill. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. He was a retired electrical contractor.Survivors include his son, Ron R. More...

Knight - Free Access

John David Knight, 91, of Jackson passed away Oct. 18, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary.He was born Oct. 19, 1925 to Nod and Ruby Knight. He had served in the U.S. Navy. He had been employed as a machinist with Boise Cascade. More...

Sports

Playoff bound Bulldogs prep for Mobile Chr.

The Clarke County High Bulldogs punched their playoff ticket with a decisive 41-6 victory over Excel High last Friday night on the road.  “I feel like we came out and we took care of business early on,” Head Coach Stacy Luker said. More...

Clarke Prep hangs tough with Autauga

The Clarke Prep School Gators, despite falling 49- 13 to top-ranked Autauga Academy, likely played their best game this past Friday night in the final regular season home game at CPS Stadium. More...

Loss ends CPS season

The season came to an abrupt end for the third-ranked Clarke Prep volleyball team Monday afternoon. “We just were not ready to play,” Head Coach David Cumlander said. More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Who manages your household’s money?

* It was German dramatist, poet, philosopher and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who made the following sage observation: “Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them.”  More...

A different take on scrambled eggs

Creamy scrambled eggs, enhanced with mascarpone cheese, are topped with sauteed peppers, onions and sopressata in this tantalizing Italian-inspired sandwich.  Italian Peppers and Egg Sandwiches   More...

NOW HERE’S A TIP

By JoAnn Derson  * If your razor has seen better days, try running it over a pair of jeans. The material can sharpen and realign the blades to get a little more life out of your razor.  More...

Records

Circuit Court docket

The criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court is scheduled for the week of Oct. 30. Following are the dockets for the two circuit judges. The cases may or may not come up in the order listed. More...

Jackson Police

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  Akirra Hudson, 18, was arrested Oct. 7 on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.  Matthew Bradley, 33, was arrested Oct. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 10-16 include:  Dirk Leon Walker, 38, falsely reporting incident-fire/crime/catastrophic/ other emergency, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept.  More...