August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Double digit unemployment rates continue

Alabama’s unemployment ticked up to 7% in July from 6.8% in June. Clarke County’s rate rose by a full percentage point from 11.3% in June to 12.3% in July. More...

Headmaster has deep roots at CPS

“I want to help give our kids the tools for success, whether it is to go to college or start straight into a career field,” said Doug Bradford, the interim headmaster at Clarke Preparatory School (CPS) in Grove Hill. More...

Greer’s converts to CashSaver

Sign workers erected new CashSaver signs at the Greer’s grocery store in Grove Hill Monday. The store closed for three days to convert to the new costplus 10% concept. More...

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Community

Alcohol likely factor in one vehicle accident on Walker Springs Road

The driver of a 2009 Ford Escape was injured Aug. 14 in a morning wreck on Walker Springs Road in Jackson. More...

Greer’s new CashSaver holds grand opening

A host of Grove Hill and Clarke County community leaders and elected officials joined Jan Greer Endfinger, fourth generation Greer family member, and her son, operations manager Stephen Thomas, for a More...

More arrests made on grand jury indictments

More arrests on grand jury indictments have been made and the individuals’ names released. An indictment is a formal accusation of wrongdoing by a grand jury. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Department of Human Resources Board Meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Frankie B. Woodyard is the finance officer. The Parden Family Reunion will be Saturday, Aug. More...

Church News

Church News

Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church will continue its revival Thursday, Aug. 21 and end Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor Matthew Davis will be the evangelist for the week. Rev. William E. Jackson is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Keep up the push for Hwy. 84 four-laning

Monroe County residents heard recently from a state transportation official what their Clarke County neighbors heard two years ago from the top transportation dog in the state: Don’t hold your breath waiting on Highway 84 to be four-laned acros More...

Help Restoration Hall find another location for its needed rehab facility

We were unfamiliar with the Restoration Hall Christian Center agency until its promoters filed to rezone a parcel of Grove Hill property to be a group home for five at-risk teens. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 12-19 include: Pam D. Williams, 30, probation violationfelony, $695 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Jackson and Thomasville police incident reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: An arrest was made for domestic violence third degree on Aug. 11 in the 100 block of Misty St. Property damage was reported on Aug. More...

Clarke Records: Deeds and Marriages

Marriage license applications Carl Stevenson White, to Wilhelmina Dale Johnson. David Lynn Jackson, to Latonya Tasha Jackson. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Harrison concert in Thomasville Saturday

Thomasville native Brent Harrison is coming home to headline a concert at the Bedsole Theater in the Thomasville Civic Center Saturday, Aug. 23. The opening acts for the 7 p.m. show will be the 2014 Clarke County Idol winners. More...

LIGHTNING STRIKES HOUSE, KILLS HORSES IN C’VILLE

Lisa Pugh Rogers’ home on Highway 69 South in Coffeeville burned early Tuesday evening after apparently being struck by lightning. More...

New building inspector to police new unsafe building ordinance

Robert Sims of Monroeville was introduced Monday night by the Grove Hill Town Council as the town’s new building inspector. More...

Regional airport still on track for 2020 construction

The Clarke County Airport Authority approved Aug. 12 a comprehensive report on proposed usage of the new regional airport, which will be sent to the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) office in Jackson, Miss. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Burge - Free Access

Helen Gray Burge, 84, of Jackson died Aug. 20, 2014 at her residence.She was born Jan. 18, 1930 in Sunny South. She was a member of Uniontown Baptist Church. She was a retired garment inspector of Jackson. More...

Pugh

Marschena Howze Pugh, 70, a native of Winn and a resident of Grove Hill was born Nov. 14, 1943 to the late Marvoline Williams Howze and the late A.G. Johnson. She departed this life Aug. 12, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. More...

Bumpers

Patricia Diane Bumpers, 56, of St. Stephens died Aug. 17, 2014 at the home of her son in Grove Hill. She was born to the late Nathan and Dorothy Jean Jones Payne on May 9, 1958. More...

Sports

Returning starters highlight CCHS squad

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs will take to the volleyball court with four returning starters for the 2014 season. Kadijah Rice, Jesjambra Dial, Hannah Gates and Zamira Taylor are back to take their places among the six starters. More...

Football season kicks off Friday

The 2014 football season starts Friday night when Thomasville hosts Sweet Water in their annual tilt. McIntosh will host St. Luke’s in the other first game of the season in Southwest Alabama. More...

CCHS’ Morris committs to South Carolina

Clarke County junior linebacker Jacorey Morris committed to play football for the University of South Carolina Monday night, according to Head Coach Junior Kelley. More...

Lifestyle

Add orka and shrimp to jazz up hushpuppies

There are few vegetables with a more storied past and debatable reputation than okra. This slender green pod comes from the lovely yellow flower of the seemingly impervious Hibiscus Esculentus plant. More...

“Fulton Folks” hold reunion

Former principals, teachers and staff members of Fulton Elementary School held a “Fulton Folks” reunion on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the First Baptist Church of Fulton. More...

Auburn club members help paint classroom at Clarke County ARC

Volunteers from the Clarke-Washington Auburn Club gathered at the Arc of Clarke County in Jackson August 2 to paint a classroom at CCARC. More...

Schools

MIS winners

Jaivaon and JaKayla Kimbrough, Monroe County Intermediate School students, are winners of the Soil and Water Conservation Poster Contest for the district. More...

Chance & Scyrene

Monroe Intermediate School named ‘Torchbearer School’

Dr. Thomas R. Bice, State Superintendent of Education, recently announced that Monroe Intermediate School had been named one of six “Torchbearer Schools” in the state. More...

T’ville school board approves long list of personnel items

A special called meeting of the Thomasville City Board of Education was conducted Aug. 14 to approve a sizable list of personnel actions. The meeting was held in the Thomasville High School Library. More...