September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Novel based on sensational ’59 Choctaw murder

A thin paperback book published earlier this year is likely to be a popular read in southwest Alabama. More...

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Community

Nominations due soon for GH Citizen of Year

The Grove Hill Civitan Club is accepting nominations for Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year. More...

T’ville city schools’ budget for coming year $15.3 million

The Thomasville City Board of Education approved Sept. 9 a $15,306,754 fiscal year 2015 budget. The $15.3 million figure reflects the amount of expenses in all fund sources. Regarding just the General Fund, total expenses will be $11,409,371. More...

Clarke school budget shows lack of state support

The State of Alabama is not providing adequate funding for public schools. That is the reality Clarke County Schools’ Superintendent Larry Bagley and Chief Financial Officer Carmen Rotch are dealing with every day. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Sept. 18 at 11:45 a.m. at Lil’ Cajun Grill in Jackson. All retired employees of the Clarke County Board of Education are invited to attend. More...

Church News

Pilots for Christ continues unique ministry of service

Pilots for Christ has almost doubled its flights in the last year. When a person is diagnosed with a terminal illness, time is often of the essence when it comes to treatment. More...

Church News

Williams Temple CME Church of Thomasville will continue its revival services Thursday, Sept. 18 and end Friday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. More...

New youth books at library

The Grove Hill Public Library is fortunate to have been awarded a grant consisting of a collection of 82 youth books valued at $1,403.52 from The Libri Foundation of Eugene, Oregon. More...

Lifestyle

Jackson Fire Prevention Queen, Court

Mara Woodson was named the 2014 Jackson Fire Prevention Queen. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Woodson of Jackson. More...

Grove Hill ceremony to recognize national, local POWs and MIAs

A National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony will be held on Friday, Sept. 19 at Grove Hill Town Hall at 9 a.m. A special Clarke County POW/MIA Roll Call will be held along with the Missing Man Table. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

New books by authors with local ties

He says that Robert Lancaster shows that he knows his readers in the novel Flowers for the May Queen. More...

Schools

Accepting the challenge

Debra Dennis, principal of Clarke County High School, and Chris Young, assistant principal, accepted the ALS ice bucket challenge. More...

CCHS Career Coach assists students with ACPS program

With the fall semester underway, the Seniors at Clarke County High School learned more about the Alabama Career Planning System (ACPS) from their Career Coach, Maggie Walker. More...

CCHS welcomes new teachers

Clarke County High School is excited to welcome several new additions to the faculty. Each of these educators bring with them many years of experience in education and the workplace. Not pictured is Jeannie Powell – school nurse. More...

Migrant workers robbed

Two armed and masked robbers tie up and rob seven men in Thomasville

Two armed and masked men forcibly entered a Thomasville residence Saturday night, tying up seven men and robbing them of cash and cell phones, according to Thomasville Police Chief Mitch Stuckey. More...

Countians’ son-in-law contracts West Nile

Tallahatta Springs residents Marie and Willis Slade are dealing with a family member suffering from the complications of the dangerous West Nile Virus (WNV). More...

Grove Hill council endorses litter awareness, clean up week

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night a resolution recognizing the Clarke County Citizens Against Littering Committee, sponsors of a countywide litter awareness and clean up week Sep. 21 – 27. More...

Alabama conservative ‘think tank’s’ prez grew up in Jackson

Caleb Crosby has been selected as the new president of the Birminghambased Alabama Policy Institute (API). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wiggins - Free Access

Virginia “Shin” Gibson Wiggins, 80, of Grove Hill died Sept. 17, 2014.Mrs. Wiggins was born April 24, 1934. She was a member of Grove Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Estis - Free Access

John Andrew Estis, 57, of Grove Hill, died Sept. 16, 2014.  He was born on October 14, 1956 to John. W. Estis and Jessie Faye Mauldin. Mr. Estis loved going to his church, Christian Fellowship Baptist Church. More...

Jackson

Ms. Nettye Landrum Jackson, 68, a native of the Salitpa Community, and a resident of Huntsville, was born July 29, 1946 to the parentage of the late Rev. W. L. and Mrs. Zeola Holley Landrum. She departed this life Saturday, Sept. More...

Sports

Clarke County falls to UMS-Wright 31-6

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs suffered a 31-6 region loss to UMS last Friday night at Erwin S. Cooper Stadium in Mobile. “This one is on me,” Head Coach Junior Kelley said. More...

CPS Gators blank Pickens Pirates

The Clarke Prep School Gators shook off a seasonopening loss by blanking Pickens Academy 27-0 last Friday night in their first game at home. More...

THS Tigers pound Satsuma Gators

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team earned its second consecutive Class 4A-Region 1 road win Sept. 12 with a 57-13 victory at Satsuma High School. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Whipping butt and giving the finger too

It was quite a week for Alabama politics last week. A candidate did what a lot of candidates have thought about doing but would never do —cussed out a media person and threatened to whip his you-knowwhat. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Gone South

Say that again?

As folks in my family approach old age, their hearing begins to go. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 9-16 include: Ashley Nicole Gulsby, 24, theft of property second degree, credit card, possession, fraudulent use, $15,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: A child custody dispute was reported on Sept. 8 in the 300 block of Griffin Drive. Criminal mischief was reported on Sept. 8 in the 500 block of College Ave. More...

Records

Marriage license applications Kristian Diante Law, to Princess Asia Barnett. Brian Leon Crumpton, to Miranda Deann Morris. Patrick Chandler Morris, to Brittney Ann Martin. More...