July 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Closed Grove Hill Airport may be leased as a private facility

The closed Grove Hill Airport may reopen — as a private airport. Local attorney and plane owner/pilot Gil Gilmore asked the town council at its work session Monday afternoon to lease the facility to him for private use. More...

Local judge rules against Sumter BOE on charter school issue

A Clarke County judge has denied the Sumter County Board of Education’s request to prevent the University of West Alabama from allowing a charter school it is backing to locate in the former Livingston High School building.  The school pla More...

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Community

Tompkins mission group helps in Montana

Members of Tompkins Baptist Church recently went to Montana on a mission trip. They spent several days helping various people around the town of Livingston. The entire trip, including driving there and back, took 10 days. More...

Gov. Ivey wades into sheriffs’ food issue

There’s been an on-going controversy in some areas of the state in recent months over the way county jail inmates are fed and how some sheriffs profit financially from the process. Gov. More...

Monroe Acad. board member files complaint to see records

A complaint has been filed in the Monroe County Circuit Clerk’s office seeking to inspect all of Monroe Academy’s records.  The Monroe Journal reported last week that the complaint was filed by David Steele Jr. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Human Resources will hold its regular meeting Thursday, July 19 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.   More...

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Church News

Church News

Peniel Baptist Church of Jackson will continue its Vacation Bible School Thursday, July 19 and end Friday, July 20 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. The church is located at 1730 McVay Road. Bro. More...

Editorial

Just 6% of state voters decided lieut. governor

Editor’s Notes

It is a sad state of affairs — and a sad state, meaning Alabama — when 6% of our registered voters elect a man to be second in command.  I’m talking about Tuesday’s Republican runoff election and State Rep. More...

Looking toward November election

Inside the Statehouse

You have the results of Tuesday’s runoff elections. I had to go to press with my column before the results were known.  More...

Old-timey weather predictors

Through the Past

Feels a lot like summer today, fall is just around the corner and if I need to know about the weather, I grab the remote and turn to the weather channel. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of July 3-9 include the following:  Courtney Davidson, 34, negotiating a worthless instrument, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  James Lloyd Jackson, 54, burglary third d More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated July 5-11

Earl Ray Taylor Sr., to Donna S. Rotch.  Cedric L. Malone Jr., to Russell Joseph Alexander.  Thomas E. Parden Jr., to Thomas E. Parden Jr.  Thomas E. Parden Jr., to Thomas E. Parden Jr.  Eunice Elizabeth Parden, to Thomas E. More...

No sales tax on school supplies this weekend

Alabama’s 13th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. More...

JHS to host mock shooter exercise for safety training

Following up on a workshop from early April, the Clarke County Board of Education will conduct a joint active shooter simulation on Friday, July 27 at Jackson High School.  More...

Jackson murder suspect arrested in Houston, Texas

A man wanted for capital murder in Jackson has been arrested in Houston, Texas. U.S. Marshalls took 21- year-old Devarian Edwards into custody on July 6 following a tip from an informant. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Belch

Frankey Belch, 91, of Jackson passed away July 12, 2018 at Jackson Medical Center.  He was born Sept. 22, 1926 to Frank and Maude Belch in Kirkland, Ga. He was a self-employed farmer in the Salitpa community. More...

Gibson

Barbara Fralick Gibson, 74, of Grove Hill passed away July 14, 2018 at her residence.   She was born Feb. 20, 1944 in Megargel, to Thomas and Minnie Fralick. She was an active member in Sovereign Grace Baptist Church. She worked for H.A. More...

Mullins

Minnie Mae Bedsole Mullins, 80, of Grove Hill passed away July 12, 2018 in Mobile.   She was born Nov. 28, 1937 to Howard Woodrow and Nancy Jane Smith Bedsole. She was a faithful member of Tompkins Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Football starts in less than a month

Clarke Prep hosted a 7-on-7 event Tuesday afternoon with Jackson Academy, Sparta, South Choctaw and Morgan participating. The Gators junior varsity offense rounded out the six team format. More...

State announces Sunday as last day of Red Snapper season

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Marine Resources Division (MRD) announces the closure of Alabama state waters to the harvest of red snapper by private anglers and state-licensed commercial party boats at 11:59 p.m. More...

Area schools among those hit with fines by AHSAA

The Alabama High School Athletic Association recently released its annual report on fines and ejections to high schools during the 2017-18 school year, revealing 979 violations for high schools and another 246 to middle schools.  More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Nature’s burrs inspiration for Velcro

* Those who study such things say that by the year 2020, more data will be created in a single hour than had been created in the entire world over the 30,000 years leading up to the 21st century. More...

Strange BUT TRUE

Why are blue jeans blue?

* Ever wonder why blue jeans are blue? When they were first designed by Levi Strauss, the people most likely to wear them were those who did a great deal of manual labor. More...

Tips for grilling chicken

Cooking food over an open flame tends to produce unique flavors. But some people may avoid grilling certain foods because of the perceived difficulty of creating that distinctive grilled flavor. One such food is chicken. More...