April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Collision at Jackson and DuBose

Two vehicles were involved in a wreck the morning of April 12 at the intersection of Jackson St. and Dubose Ave. According to Grove Hill Police, the accident occurred at approximately 10:33 a.m. More...

Grove Hill’s Easter sunrise service slated

The Grove Hill Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at the Grove Hill Cemetery at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Chris Cook. Special music will be presented by Michelle and Bob Orwig. More...

Former CCHS basketball players’ reunion

All former Clarke County High School basketball players, ladies and men will meet Saturday, April 19 for an alumni reunion. Contact Debra Frazier at 251-744-1544 or Emma Martin Raine at 251-275- 3380 for more information. More...

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Community

Tick Scoggins was educator, soldier and outdoorsman

Fred Maurice “Tick” Scoggins, an educator, former Washington County Superintendent of Education and a longtime member of the Alabama National Guard, died April 3, 2014 at his home in Leroy after a lengthy illness. He was 81. More...

Drivers injured in T’ville wreck

Both drivers were injured April 11 in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 43 and Gates Drive. According to the Thomasville Police Department, the accident occurred at approximately 8:06 p.m. More...

Fulton to hold spring cleanup Wed., April 23

Fulton Mayor Mike Norris announced at the April 8 council meeting that the annual spring cleanup would be held Wednesday, April 23 in the town. Residents are encouraged to participate. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Basketball Reunion. All former Clarke County High School basketball players, ladies and men will meet Saturday, April 19 for a reunion alumni. Please contact Debra Frazier at 251- 744-1544 or Emma Martin Raine at 251-275-3380 for more information. More...

Church News

Church News

Easter related services

The Grove Hill Community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at the Grove Hill Cemetery at 6:30 a.m. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Chris Cook. Special music will be presented by Michelle and Bob Orwig. More...

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Fatal wreck tragic but lights are still best answer on 43

We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Debra Bridges Reid who was killed when a truck apparently ran the red light of the new traffic signal at the Highway 43-Hebron Road intersection last week. More...

Indians may have go-ahead for more gambling in state

Last week a federal judge made a ruling that may prompt Alabama Indian tribes operating casinos in the state to floorboard their gambling ventures. U.S. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 8-15 include: Aaliyah Shardai Johnson, 19, criminal mischief second degree, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department. An auto theft was reported on April 7 in the 100 block of Miller Street. A 2000 Honda Civic was reported stolen. The car was later recovered on Saltworks Road. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage licenseapplicationsDaniel Phillip Reynolds,to Katie Nicole McHaney.Michael EverettMcHaney, to Kristina Valerie Bradley.Eldridge Curtis Dykes, toPaige Beck Faile.Michael Anthony Allday,to Shannon CortneyMcKee.Anthony Keith Hinson, toChelsea L More...

Mistrial in stolen log trailer case

A jury trial that lasted most of the week last week ended in a mistrial when the jury could not reach a verdict. More...

Scammers target grandparents

The Jackson Police Department is warning residents against a fraud attempt that plays on the sympathies of possible victims. Detective Brian Clark said an elderly female in regards to the possible fraud attempt contacted him on April 3. More...

Municipal sales taxes

Grove Hill Jackson Thomasville FY 2013 October 84,029.45 More...

Rains not good for dirt roads

Recent rains have made a mess out of some county dirt roads. Dawn M. More...

‘Run the Hill’ set April 26

The annual “Run the Hill” Grove Hill 5K race is Saturday, April 26 starting at 8 a.m. at the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center on Main Street. The run is sponsored by the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Council and the Tombigbee Runners Club. More...

Clarification on fatal wreck

Regarding the April 8 fatal wreck at Highway 43 and Hebron Road in Grove Hill, David Wayne Floyd, the driver of the Taylor Sudden Service Inc. truck (Ford F550) told authorities that he ran the traffic light. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McNeely - Free Access

Carrie McNeely, 91, of Jackson died April 14, 2014.She was born Aug. 5, 1922 She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. She was a homemaker.Survivors include brothers, Ira P. More...

Roper - Free Access

Marcus Dwyane Roper was a native and resident of Toddtown. Mr. Roper departed this life on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at his residence. Born on Dec. 6, 1980 to George Williams and the late Reba Roper Williams, he was 33 years of age. More...

Purvis - Free Access

Joan Coxwell Purvis, 81, of Atmore died March 25, 2014.She was a member of Presley Street Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Bulldogs sweep Escambia County

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs earned their way into the Class 4A playoffs as they swept Escambia County in a double header last Friday in Atmore. The Bulldogs won both games by a score of 10-0. More...

Lady Gators down South Choctaw

Clarke Prep School’s Lady Gators needed a win over area opponent South Choctaw last Friday to make sure they would advance to the playoffs. They got what they needed with a 5-1 victory in Toxey. More...

CPS drops tight game with Rebels

The Clarke Prep School Gators suffered their first loss in over a month when they fell 5-4 to South Choctaw Academy last Friday in Toxey. The Gators had taken a 4-3 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning. More...

Lifestyle

Kania-Skipper tell plans for wedding

Dr. and Mrs. Gary Kania of Thomasville announce the engagement of their daughter, Janine Marie Kania, to Cory Scott Skipper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Skipper of Grove Hill. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Yates-Rhodes to wed in Tennessee

Pastor Quinton and Janie Yates of Springfield, Tenn. announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitley Yates, to Oliver Rhodes, son of Kathryn Robinson-Jackson of Birmingham and Richard Rhodes of Pittsburg, Penn. More...

Davidson-Bishop to marry in Citronelle this Saturday

Kayla Diane Davidson and Jonathan Heath Bishop will exchange wedding vows Saturday, April 19 at 5 p.m. at the Citronelle Community Center. Miss Davidson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Davidson of McIntosh Mr. Bishop is the son of Mr. More...

Schools

FCCLA attends state meeting

Diondra Taite-Jones, Roxcanna Bradley and Donya Foxx, along with sponsor Mary Roberts and chaperone, Evelyn Jones attended the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Meeting M More...

Pennies for Patients drive held

A penny drive was held at Clarke County High School for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the largest voluntary cancer research agency specifically focused on finding cures and better treatm More...

Coach Turner earns scholarship

Coach Katasha Turner, head varsity and junior varsity volleyball coach was selected as a 2014 American Volleyball Coaches’ Association Spring Conference scholarship recipient by the AVCA Minority Coaches Committee. More...