December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

A Christmas Jubilee at CPS

Clarke Prep presented a Christmas Jubilee Friday, Dec. 12 at the school. Students sang and otherwise performed for a large crowd of aprents, grandparents and others. More...

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Community

Choctaw County Jail escapees recaptured

Three inmates who escaped from the Choctaw County Jail in Butler early Saturday have been recaptured. At least two of the escapees have been lodged in the Clarke County Jail in Grove Hill. More...

Scammers don’t take a break for Christmas

With shoppers expected to spend $616.9 billion on holiday gifts, scammers are gearing up to rip off unsuspecting consumers. More...

Woman charged with entering residence and stealing $200

Clarke County sheriff’s deputies were called to a burglary on Walker Springs Road on Dec. 5. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the complainant and learned that a white Pontiac G6 was observed parked in front of the complainant’s home. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Southern Karate Academy will be hosting a free Muay Thai Seminar with guest instructor Cole Stringer in Thomasville on Friday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. and last for about two hours. For more information call 334-830- 7850. More...

Church News

Church News

Winter Campmeeting 2014 will be held at the New Testament Tabernacle in McIntosh with Bro. Wilbert Reed Friday, Dec. 19 through Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. nightly. A different speaker will be featured beginning Friday, Dec. 19 and Saturday, Dec. More...

Local pastor receives Dr. of Ministry degree

Dr. Christine Rose Burke Cook, pastor of Grove Hill United Methodist Church, graduated Dec. 5 from Asbury Theological Seminary with her Doctor of Ministry Degree. More...

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Gone South

No offense but ‘Happy Holidays’

Now I know there are folks who get upset when someone wishes them “Happy Holidays.” They have their reasons for “Bah Humbugging” this seasonal greeting, and I respect that, sorta. More...

Put GPS gadgets on county cars

Vehicles for county commissioners — pickups mostly over the years but cars too — have always been a sore subject for most voters. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 9-16 include: Gerry Lee Stokes, 31, four counts forgery second degree, theft of property second degree, $37,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage licenseapplicationsJames ChristopherWright, to Samantha Taylor Borst.William MurrayEtheredge, to Barabara J.Bush. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Theft was reported on Dec. 5 in the 200 block of Beverly Lane. Domestic harassment was reported on Dec. 6 in the 300 block of Commerce St. More...

Holiday Letters

‘I want a few things for Christmas... ’

Dear Santa, I want clothes, shoes, dress, (pink with sparkle) Sofia the First Doll, and an Auburn shirt. Love, Keirsten P.S. I have been really sweet this year. Dear Santa, My name is Skyla. I am 6 year old. More...

‘Dear Santa...I hope you have a safe trip here.’

Dear Santa, I want a iPad with Mind craf and I want some Hot Weels, and I want a Monct aCharol big truck. More...

‘How are your raindear doing...how old are you. Just to tell you that I make all A’s... ’

Dear Santa, I want a IPhone 6 and a IPad Air and a PS3 and the Foot ball 14 and 15 and the W2K 15 and a Dirt bike and NBA 2K 15 and hope Jusus a Happy Birthday to Him and snow and a kidle fire HD and I Pod and 2 Puppy. More...

Congressional Democrat, GOP reps say they get along fine

With the toxic partisanship in the U.S. Congress and the low public approval ratings of that governmental body, the annual joint town hall meeting between U.S. Representatives Terri Sewell and Bradley Byrne is meant as a breath of fresh air. More...

New mayor’s appointment calls for a reshuffling of various municipal boards

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night changes in council representation on local boards. New Mayor Cynthia Jackson will leave the town Utilities Board, and new Mayor Pro Tem Phyllis Barnes was appointed to the Utilities Board. More...

Stolen Play Sta. identified by owner’s profile

A profile programmed into a Play Station 3 game helped local lawmen make an arrest in the theft of the game and other items as well. Clarke County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Lofton responded on Dec. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Duke - Free Access

Lena Clara Duke, 70, of Jackson died Dec. 16, 2014 at her residence.She was born April 26, 1944. She was a native of Mobile. Ms. Duke had resided in Jackson since her retirement from the Air Force in 1986. More...

Grice

Willie Leroy Grice, 63, departed this life Dec. 3, 2014 at his home in Deer Park. He was born June 16, 1951 in State Line, Miss. to the parentage of the late William “Will” Grice and Lucy Mae Franks Grice. More...

Johnson

Agee Johnson Jr., 72, died Dec. 10, 2014 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Dec. 12, 1942 in Winn to the parentage of the late Agee Johnson Sr. and Reaner Howze Johnson. He was educated in the Clarke County School System. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs beat Saraland

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs beat Saraland 48-29 in their last game of the UMS Invitational Tournament last Saturday night in Mobile. Kiana Coates scored 14 points. Ashley Daffin added 11 points. Necole Moore had eight points. More...

Gators edged by SA

The Clarke Prep School Gators came close to getting their first of the season, losing 58-52 to Southern Academy last Tuesday in Grove Hill. Trey Larrimore had 20 points. Cameron Bumpers added 12 points. Justin Baugh had 10 points. More...

Coates going Pro!

Coates declares for NFL

Auburn University and Leroy native Sammie Coates announced his intentions of turning pro Monday afternoon. Coates, who graduated Saturday with a degree in Public Administration, made the decision in the last few weeks. More...

Lifestyle

Household tips you can use

 The end of the year is a great time to pick up next year’s holiday decorations at a discount. More...

Christmas music, songs, in T’ville

The Flying Bricks Community Band and the Dickens Carolers (top left photo) presented the Winter Showcase concert Dec. 13 in the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

A Complete Holiday Table

Nothing pleases the senses like a home filled with family, friends and the welcoming aroma of a holiday meal. More...

Schools

WHMS teacher awarded grant funds to buy computer for her classroom

Coquesa Dotson, a teacher at Wilson Hall Middle School in Grove Hill has been awarded a classroom grant by the Association of American Educators Foundation to purchase a new computer for her English classroom. More...

Blood drive held at Clarke County High

Clarke County High recently held a blood drive pitting Auburn fans versus Alabama fans in an effort to see which team could give the most blood. More...

CCHS students shop for SA Angel Tree

On Saturday, Dec. 13, members of the Clarke County High School Beta went shopping for their Salvation Army Angels. More...