July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local state senator to try bill again to put state out of marriage business

A local state senator will again try to get a bill passed that would put Alabama out of the marriage license business as a means of getting probate judges out of having to deal with samesex licenses. State Sen. More...

Presidential race moves primaries up

Alabama has for a long time wanted to be a major player in selecting presidential nominees. More...

Special Sections

Community

SWAMC scholarships are told

The 2015 Southwest Alabama Medical Center (SWAMC) have announced their medical scholarship winners. The University of Alabama School of Medicine- Trey Pritchett. School of Nursing University of Alabama- Lexie Brewer. More...

Jordan goes to Washington, D.C.

Sally Jordan of Grove Hill, an incoming senior at Clarke County High School visited with Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, in his Capitol Hill office during a recent trip to Washington, D.C. More...

Political columnist writes of three generations of Alabama politics

Few states have as fascinating a political history as Alabama, especially in the post- World War II era. More...

Sports

Football has new practice restrictions

This week the Alabama Independent School Association joined the Alabama High School Athletic Association in setting contact limitations for the 2015 football season. More...

Tombigbee All-stars 18U Champions

Tombigbee All-Stars win The 2015 USSSA 18U All-Star World Series held in Gulf Shores. Front Row Kneeling (L to R):Kelsey Lewis, Shakira Doss, Madison Newton and Emily Black. More...

Rebels are softball National Champs

A travel softball team, the Rebels, that features five girls from Clarke County, won the 14-Under National Championship this past week in games at Gulf Shores and Foley. More...

Lifestyle

To Your Good Health

Treating Parkinson’s

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have Parkinson’s disease. Although my medication is still working, it’s not as effective as it was. I have heard that this is the time to consider stem-cell treatment. Can you tell me if this is a good idea? — S.A. More...

Grill peaches, other fruits for a tasty dessert

Try this easy dessert recipe with other grilled fruits such as nectarines or apricots, then top with frozen yogurt and strawberry or blackberry sauce. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 21-28 include: Troy James Pugh, 44, domestic violence (strangulation or smothercation), burglary second degree, $40,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Criminal mischief was reported on July 20 in the 100 block of Jones Drive. A four-wheeler complaint was reported on July 20 in the 100 block of Jackson St. More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed Dated July 17-22 Jimmy B. Atchison, to Debbie Lankford. Motes Holdings LLC, to State of Alabama. Ada Roe, to Charles Roe. Van Phillips, to Vance Phillips Jr. Gena M. Overstreet, to Terry Owens. More...

GH hospital asks county for $300,000

Officials with the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital formally requested funding Monday from the Clarke County Commission. The hospital is planning a $4.2 million renovation to its Emergency Room. More...

May have to pay $125,000 for economic developer

Interviews are currently being conducted for a new county economic developer. The final top three unnamed candidates will be reinterviewed July 31. More...

Metals USA to pay back incentives because T’ville plant not running

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday for a settlement with Metals USA/Reliance Steel over funding from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). The settlement frees up the county to once again apply for ADECA grants. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Williams

Sarah Lee Washington Williams, 83, of Gainestown died July 25, 2015 More...

Gates

Annie Clarice Gates, 92, of Grove Hill died July 19, 2015 at her residence. More...

Pritchard

John Robert “Robbie” Pritchard, 38, of Jackson passed away July 26, 2015 at his residence. More...

Business

Renovating for new industry

Work is progressing on renovating the old New Era Cap plant on Highway 43 in Jackson for the iSpice Foods company that is locating a distribution and manufacturing facility in the building. More...

Company hired to assist county on solid waste customer compliance

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to hire Environmental Business Services (EBS) of Brentwood, Tenn. to consult on customer compliance with the county solid waste collection and disposal program. More...

Commissioners disagree on another DHR appointee

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to appoint Tami Dixon of Thomasville to the board of directors of the county Department of Human Resources (DHR). More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County High School will have a Meet and Greet Thursday, July 30 from 5 until 6 p.m. for the new band director, Otis P. Carter III. More...

Church News

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of Jude in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Whom did God choose to replace Moses to lead the Israelites? Aaron, Jacob, Joshua, Caleb 3. Which disciple betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver? Peter, Judas, John, Matthew 4. More...

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church will continue its Cottage Prayer Meetings Thursday, July 30 and end Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m. nightly. Homecoming will be Sunday, Aug. 2 beginning with Sunday School at 8:45 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. More...

Editorial

Curtain going up on a bad show

The curtain goes up on the second act of the play called the Alabama Legislature on Monday. This is the second act but likely not the last one. I will not be surprised if this session is as unsuccessful as the regular session. More...

Don’t come to the coast

SEAGROVE BEACH, Fla. — Some years ago folks started leaving California for Oregon. Oregonians were not happy with this trend. More...

Get this: State said fiscal sound

During the press conference three weeks ago announcing the historic BP settlement and windfall for the state, Gov. More...

Southern Ramble

Paperwork begins for GH hospital to receive 1-cent sales tax revenue

Board members of the Clarke County Healthcare Authority began Tuesday the long process of paperwork to receive revenue from the recently approved one-cent sales tax in Grove Hill. More...

County EMA Director Roy Waite appointed to national position

Roy Waite, Clarke County Emergency Management Agency Director, has been appointed to a leadership role of a special national emergency management committee. More...