December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Jax police investigate stabbings

A Jackson man is in stable condition after suffering a serious injury following a Saturday stabbing.  According to reports from the Jackson Police Department, Conner Smith, 25, of Jackson, was arrested Saturday, Nov. More...

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Community

ARC and GP Foundation give to Arts Council

Alabama River Cellulose (ARC) and the Georgia-Pacific Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the Grove Hill Arts Council to support its arts education for children with limited access to arts programs.  More...

Slayton Award nominations sought to honor those who work for children

In recognition of a life dedicated to serving others especially the children of Clarke, Washington and Choctaw counties, the Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. Board of Directors has established the “Eddie Slayton Memorial Award.”  More...

Looking a lot like Christmas

Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris’ crew decorated the courthouse office tree just in time for the holiday season to begin. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Christmas Parade will begin Thursday, (today), Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. Line up will begin at 3 p.m. in front of CCHS. The parade will begin at the Clarke County Museum and will end at the Dollar General. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Bassett Creek Baptist Church will have a concert Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. featuring The Nelons of Georgia who have been in the Bill Gaither videos. They will sing Christmas music. Rev. Adam Pate is the pastor. Everyone is invited.   More...

Editorial

Bentley’s woes, Castro’s demise and Trump’s contradictions

Editor’s Notes

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Economic challenges await

Dollars & Cents

The euphoria of the shocking win by Donald Trump is beginning to wear off as reality sets in. Despite recent reports indicating growth, the Trump administration will inherit several major economic challenges that must be addressed. More...

Jeff Sessions ‘uniquely qualified’

Inside the Statehouse

It is definite, our Junior Senator, Jeff Sessions, is going to be President Donald Trump’s Attorney General, as well as his closest advisor.  More...

Schools

Robo-Dawgs enjoy first robotics contest

On November 5, 2016, Wilson Hall Middle students grade 6th through 8th participated in their 1st River BEST Robotics competition held in Thomasville.  Students were given six weeks to design, build and program a robot to perform specific tasks. More...

Reading class discusses To Kill a Mockingbird

Mrs. Pettis’ eighth grade reading class read and discussed the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. More...

How to access Parent Portal to track progress

If you have already obtained a user name and password from our counselor, Mrs. Kathy Powell, then go to this website https://sisclarkeco.chalkableinformationnow.com/InformationNow/Login.asp... and enter your login information. More...

Burn ban continues in state

Monday’s strong winds stroked wildfires in several area counties

Shortly after midnight Monday, it thundered and a short time later area residents heard something not heard in days, even months: Rain splattering rooftops and the dried earth.  Depending on who you ask, it has been anywhere from 60 to 80 days s More...

Holiday parades and more

It is December and Clarke County’s communities have parades and other holiday activities lined up.  Grove Hill’s parade   Grove Hill’s annual Christmas Parade and related activities will be Thursday, Dec. 1. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Duke - Free Access

Dora Ruth Duke, 89, of Thomasville died Nov. 30, 2016 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born March 7, 1927 in Citronelle to Boyd and ElDora Turner. She was a member of First Baptist Church Fulton. She was retired from Vanity Fair.   More...

Walker - Free Access

John Steven Walker Sr., 64, Poplar Grove, Ill. departed this life on Dec. 12, 2016. He was born in Selma on Nov. 26, 1952. Mr. Walker was a man of great character. He truly loved and cherished his family and friends more than anything. More...

Baxter - Free Access

Tina Renece Baxter, 46, of Coffeeville joined the Lord Nov. 30, 2016.  More...

Sports

Final three minutes spoil Jackson’s hopes

The Jackson High School football team used a furious second-half comeback to take the lead with 8:39 remaining in Friday night’s semifinal playoff game against Beauregard, but the Hornets would not be denied. More...

Lady Bulldogs finish third

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs brought home third place in the Selma Holiday tournament this past weekend as they won two of three games.  More...

Bulldogs beat J.F. Shields but lose to Wilcox-Central

Clarke County High School’s varsity basketball team split their first two games of the new season.  In the season opener a week ago, the Bulldogs beat J.F. Shields 43-25 in Beatrice.  Tavarus Gaillard led the team with nine points. More...

Lifestyle

Right the wrongs before prayer

Seeds from the Sower

One night before climbing into bed, Brad knelt with his mother to pray. More...

BIBLE TRIVIA

Where’s the book of Titus?

1. Is the book of Titus in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. What does Hebrews 9 say it will do when Christ appears for a second time? Awake the Heavens, Start anew, Save those who look for Him, Cease all evil  3. More...

Be wary of reproduced Coca-Cola trays, items

Q: I have a Coca-Cola tray from 1924 entitled “Touring Car,” which I believe is worth in the $500-$750 range. Stamped on the back is information that it was manufactured by the Ohio Art Company under license from the Coca-Cola Company. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. More...

Jackson Incident Reports

Calls answered by the Jackson Police Department the past week are listed:  A requested escort was reported Nov. 21 in the 100 block of Chestang Quarters.  A medical emergency was reported Nov. More...

Records

Property deeds listed  Dated Nov. More...