June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Community

Men: Make good health a priority!

The Alabama Department of Public Health is joining in the celebration of June as National Men’s Health Month and June 13-19 as National Men’s Health Week by encouraging men to take steps to become healthier, stronger and make their health More...

T’ville Fourth BBQ back on with help from new business

A Fourth of July tradition since the 1940s, the American Legion’s barbecue cookout was looking at a cancellation for this year’s celebration, but Thomasville American Legion commander Holt Garrett said some new cooks have been found. More...

Former school superintendent running for mayor of Jackson

Woodie E. Pugh Jr. has announced that he will be a candidate for Jackson mayor in the Aug. 23 municipal election. Pugh is a former Clarke County superintendent of education. He was elected in 2008 and served one four-year term, from 2009 to 2013. More...

No more National Guard units or active armories

Jackson unit, armory was last in county; closed last week

The 778th Support Maintenance Company officially vacated the Jackson National Guard Armory last week. With the Jackson closure, Clarke County does not have an active National Guard unit or armory in the county. More...

MONEY FOR AREA FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Checks from the Alabama Forestry Commission for area fire departments as appropriated by the Alabama Legislature were issued at a meeting of the county departments last week by AFC Commission Chairman Tommy Thompson. More...

Here’s a Tip!

* Basil is said to repel bugs. Make it do double duty by planting a few small pots and sticking them in your kitchen window. More...

Jackson’s 200th party to conclude with fireworks

Cemetery tours, kids games, food, old home movies ... something for everyone!

Plans for the city of Jackson’s 200th birthday party continue to take shape as the Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, celebrations approach. Cemetery tours, guided by Wayne Roney, are scheduled for Friday. More...

Friday storm packs punch; downs trees, power lines

A strong storm front rolled through Clarke County from the north Friday afternoon, bringing with it winds of 60 to 65 mph, rain and hail. The storm rolled in from the north and proceeded on a southern course through the state. More...

Low-sodium...or not

Low-sodium foods are everywhere on grocery-store shelves, and it’s assumed those are the ones we should have. More...

Ala. National Guard offers several full-ride college scholarships

It is the time of year that many college students or soon-to-be college students search for scholarships to alleviate the financial burden of higher education. More...

RIBBON CUTTING FOR CLARKE ANIMAL SHELTER

A ribbon cutting for the recently opened Clarke County Animal Shelter was held Friday afternoon followed by an open house and tour of the facility. Refreshments were served. More...

Coastal Gateway says job fair turnout far exceeded expectations

A job fair held in Monroeville June 16-17 to gather pre-applications for a proposed textile manufacturing plant in Frisco City exceeded expectations, economic development officials said. More...

MSgt. Sonya King joins other family members who have served their country militarily and retired

Master Sergeant Sonya Y. King recently retired from the U.S. Air Force after 23 years of service. A retirement program was held May 23 at the Schertz Civic Center in Schertz, Texas. More...