May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Thomasville rep leads 17-hour delaying tactic on redistricting plan

State Rep. Thomas Jackson drove home to Thomasville from Montgomery Friday morning. He had slept in that morning after the week’s session. More...

Special Sections

Community

13 school employees’ retirements recognized

Thirteen teachers and support personnel with a total of 353 years of work in education are retiring from the Clarke County public school system this year. More...

Grove Hill municipal employees to pay 5% of 11% health insurance increase

After weeks of discussing how to handle an employee health insurance increase from Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the Grove Hill Town Council decided Monday to increase employee’s share of premiums by 5 percent. More...

Deputies make drug arrests, arrest for stolen vehicle

Sheriff Ray Norris reports that Michael Southall was arrested Tuesday for Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance after undercover operations performed by the Clarke County Drug Task Force.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Opine - Tallahatta Springs Volunteer Fire Department will host its Annual Fundraiser and Gospel Singing Saturday, May 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. The fire station is located in Thomasville on County Road 44, 11 miles from the red light. More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join.   More...

Higginbotham-Reid to wed in Jackson church July 29

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Higginbotham of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lara Casey, to Ethan James Reid, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reid of Jackson.  Miss Higginbotham is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Lifestyle

Online streaming’s biggest competitor

* According to Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, the biggest competition faced by the online streaming service isn’t HBO, Hulu or Amazon — it’s sleep. More...

Here’s a double dose of chocolate!

Here’s a new take on America’s most popular cookie, combining semisweet and white chocolate chips for a delicious double-chocolate sensation.  Double Chocolate Chip Cookies   More...

Beach Fun Tips

* Don’t let your keys sink in the pool, lake or ocean this summer. If you’re taking them with you, make sure you add a flotation device. They sell keychains just for this purpose.  More...

Schools

Area seniors awarded Coastal scholarships

The North District of Coastal Alabama Community College announces the recipients of scholarships for 2017: Cybil Harrell of Clarke County High School is awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to Coastal Alabama Community College. More...

Coastal Alabama recognizes outstanding campus leaders

Coastal Alabama Community College recently held their annual Honors and Awards Day on the Thomasville campus.  The Most Outstanding Leaders for Thomasville campus are Deondra Horton and Lauren Wiggins.  More...

ARC donates equipment to CACC

Georgia-Pacific’s Alabama River Cellulose (ARC) recently donated 15 Allen- Bradley ControlLogix processors to the Electrical and Instrumentation technical program at Coastal Alabama Community College in Thomasville. More...

VALS & SALS ALL LADIES!

AREA GRADUATIONS  Clarke County High Fri., May 19, 6 p.m. Prim Stadium  Clarke Prep Fri., May 19, 7 p.m. Hamilton Field  Jackson High Sat., May 20, 9 a.m. Legion Field   More...

STEP FORWARD, STEP BACK IN COFFEEVILLE

Coffeeville High School was like a huge foundation stone supporting the town. When the stone was removed with the school’s closing in 2011 due to reduced enrollment, things began to wobble. More...

City of Jackson to host Memorial Day flag raising

Later this month, the city of Jackson will unveil a new display to show their appreciation to veterans and first responders.  During their Memorial Day service Monday, May 29, a new flag and stone will be dedicated as a permanent marker to honor More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Counselman

Annie Pearl Counselman, 98, of Coffeeville passed away May 11, 2017 at a family residence in Jackson.  More...

Harrison

Oris Dicks Harrison Jr., 84, a native of Bashi and long-time resident of Jackson passed away peacefully at his residence May 8, 2017.  More...

Brock

Marlene McDonald Brock, 100, of Thomasville died May 8, 2017 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born Dec. 18, 1916 in Thomasville to Ruben C. and Alice G. McDonald. She was a retired registered nurse.  More...

Sports

2017 Grove Hill baseball & softball league teams

BAT ATTITUDES—The members of the Grove Hill Bat Attitudes T-Ball team are, not in order: Adalynn Overton, Aiden Barnes, Alexis Etheridge, Aubrianna Autrey, Belle Baugh, Camaria Harris, Haleigh More...

Junior Deputies win tourney

The Clarke County Junior Deputy 8-under baseball traveled to Butler recently and came home with first place in their age group.  More...

Clarke Prep Pee Wee sports award winners announced

Pee Wee softball award winners are (L to R): Tenlee Parden, Addison Smith and Grace Davis. More...

Editorial

This Trump stuff is getting serious

Editor’s Notes

It was going to fall apart sooner or later. The surprising thing is how fast it has fallen apart; in just a little over 100 days.  I’m talking, of course, about Donald Trump and his illsuited presidency.  More...

Was that a turtle I heard?

Gone South

For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone; The Flowers appear on the earth; The Time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land Song of Solomon, 2:11-12 More...

Questions about tax returns

Dollars & Cents

Several readers posed the following question: “Why haven’t you written something about the Trump tax reform proposal?” That’s certainly a valid question.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 9-15 include:   Frank James Edwards, 53, probation violation (new chargefelony), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Terra Lasha McDonald, 26, unlawful posses More...

Thomasville Police

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of May 8 – May 14 is listed below.  Misdemeanor arrest Browder, Kanetra Lesha – Bail Jumping Second Degree – 5-13-17   More...

Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated May 5-10  Martha P. Roberts, to Laurie L. More...