January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Retired Fulton postmistress says the town is a special place

The Town of Fulton is sponsoring a reception at 4 p.m. on Jan. 27 to honor Debbie Jones, who recently retired from the position of postmistress at the local office. Her retirement was effective Jan. 2. More...

Civil jury says Alabama Power to pay $40,000 for easement

A civil jury last week awarded $40,000 for a 1.5 acre easement for Alabama Power’s new power line to serve the steel pipe mill on Joe Davis Industrial Blvd. in Thomasville. More...

Special Sections

Community

Thomasville police officers to start wearing body cameras

Thomasville’s police officers will soon be wearing a new piece of equipment, body cameras. The department took delivery of 22 digital video cameras that can be attached to an officer’s uniform this week. More...

Grand jury returns 184 indictments; recommends courthouse maintenance

The Clarke County Grand Jury last week returned 184 indictments, or “true bills,” out of 213 cases considered. Of the 184 indictments, 167 were felonies and 23 were misdemeanors. Five cases were continued. More...

State parks to show appreciation in Feb.

In a show of appreciation to its customers, Alabama State Parks is offering free camping during its Customer Appreciation Days from February 8-12, 2015. More...

Sports

Clarke County sweeps Jackson hoops teams

The Clarke County High School basketball teams swept the teams from Jackson last Saturday night in Grove Hill. For the Bulldogs it was a certain amount of revenge as they got a 50-42 victory, easing some of the sting from an earlier loss. More...

I hope the commercials are good

Last year was terrible. The usual hoopla surrounded the entire day and in the end, the commercials and halftime show of the Super Bowl just didn’t measure up. More...

Clarke Prep Gators battle South Choctaw

The Clarke Prep School Gators lost 63-49 Monday night in Toxey. Trey Larrimore led the Gatoes with 21 points. Trey Wade added 11 points. Cameron Bumpers had 10 points. Last Thursday the Gators lost to Wilcox Academy 59- 24 in Grove Hill. More...

Lifestyle

Household Tips

 If you store nail polish in the fridge, it will dry more quickly and last longer. More...

Crow-Weidman to marry March 28 in Tuscaloosa

Judge and Mrs. Harold L. Crow of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jamie Amanda, to William Kay Weidman III, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Kay Weidman Jr. of Newburgh, Ind. More...

Stanley, Sweeney daughter born in Washington

Ms. Elizabeth Stanley and her husband Mr. Sean Sweeney announce the birth of their daughter, Harper Margaret Sweeney. Born on Nov. 29, 2014, at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., she weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and measured 21 inches long. More...

Schools

Students ring bell for SA

Submitted Photos

Clarke County High School Student Government Association (SGA) and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members volunteered to show love to others during the holiday season. The sponsors, Mrs. Mary Robinson and Ms. More...

Beverage tabs collected for Ronald McDonald House

The first term students in Ms. Mary Roberts’ Family and Consumer Sciences classes, including Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, collected an overwhelming amount of beverage tabs for The Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham. More...

Organizations united for cause

The students in Clarke County High School Student Government Association (SGA), Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), and Clarke Prep School and LEO Club Members from both schools, jo More...

Hospice co-owner, former banker among indictees

Among the indictments returned by the Clarke County Grand Jury last week were theft of property charges against a Jackson businesswoman and a former Jackson banker. The charges are in separate cases. More...

‘I love being your sheriff’

An exuberant Ray Norris told a crowd packed into Circuit Judge Gaines McCorquodale’s courtroom for his second term swearing-in Jan. More...

GH council equally split, black and white

Lanessa Pugh was appointed Tuesday night to fill the vacant seat for District 2 on the Grove Hill Town Council. She was then immediately sworn in withMunicipal Judge Ronnie Keahey administering the oath. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Fenderson

James Milton Fenderson of Toddtown traded time for eternity Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at North Baldwin Hospital. He was born April 6, 1941 to the late Rev. Andrew James and Clintone Parestine Bumpers Fenderson of the Winn community. More...

Moss

Minnie Howze Moss entered into life April 26, 1930 and entered into rest Jan. 6, 2015. She was 84 years of age. Born in Marengo County in the Pleasant Hill community, Minnie was one of 14 children born to Dea. Namon and Luverta Portis Howze. More...

Moss

Ray Allen “T Nija” Moss, age 72, was a resident of Walker Springs. He departed this life Jan. 10, 2015 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born June 12, 1943 to the late Edgar Sr. and Arnette Taylor Moss of Walker Springs. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet Wednesday, Jan. 21 in the hospital’s boardroom beginning at 9 a.m. Lisa Dunagan from Clarke County Department of Human Resources will be the program presenter. More...

Church News

Church News

Grove Hill Baptist Church’s “Marvelous Mondays,” will end Monday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. with Loren Robinson and the Grove Hill Baptist Church Celebration Choir directed by Dr. Randy Boone. More...

Artist gives work to church

Johnna Bush presented this original oil painting to Grace Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 14. “The Grace congregation is so blessed and thankful to have her and her husband, Neil, as members. More...

Editorial

MLK Day’s racism and same old celebrations

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was slain 47 years ago this coming April. There’s been a federal holiday recognizing his birthday, celebrated this past Monday, for 29 years. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

How ’bout a hand for the hog?

Well they tell me but I can’t be sure, that man’s best friend is a mangy cur. I kinda favor the hog myself. How ‘bout a hand for the hog. Roger Miller, “Hand for the Hog” More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 13-20 include: Shelitha Chantrell Jones, 30, probation violation misdemeanor, harassing communications, $2,107.40 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Alarm was reported Jan. 8 in the 2000 block of College Avenue. Alarm was reported Jan. 8 in the 800 block of College Avenue. Officers responded to a call on Jan. More...

Grand Jury Indictments

Listed are some of the individuals indicted on criminal charges by the Clarke County Grand Jury last week. See the front section of the newspaper for more. More...