October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

CCHS celebrates homecoming

The members of the 2014 Clarke County High School Homecoming Court are, from left: Khaliyah Malone, Band Sweetheart; Amaria Pugh, Junior Maid; Shayla Gwin, Senior Maid; Gesjambra Dial, Queen; Dharani More...

‘Ghost Walk’ in Thomasville

The annual “Ghost Walk” festival will be held Oct. 16, 17 and 18 in downtown Thomasville with hayrides to be offered at 7 p.m. On the evenings of Thursday, Oct. 16 and Friday, Oct. More...

Reunion, stories in Coffeeville

Coffeeville High School “Ole Timers” Reunion and other activities are set this Saturday, Oct. 18. Ole Timers” registration begins at 9 a.m. Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring their favorite dish. More...

CWEMC’S annual meet is Tuesday

The annual meeting of the Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Cooperative will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Jackson Fairgrounds. Registration, entertainment and free food starts at 5 p.m. with reports beginning at 7. More...

Special Sections

Community

Card of Thanks

Center for Christian Counseling & Life Coaching Last week we were blessed to have had nationally known Real Encounter come to Thomasville and put on an amazing show for the public. There were well over 800 who attended this event. More...

Card of Thanks

Many thanks to everyone for all the visits, cards, prayers, words of comfort, the food prepared, and donations to the Grove Hill United Methodist Church and Pilots for Christ, etc. during the time of death of our loved one. More...

Albert Garrett’s 90th birthday celebration in Jackson Saturday

Albert Garrett will be honored with a birthday reception on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 3-5 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Mr. Garrett, a Jackson resident and spouse of Frankie Garrett, was born Oct. 15, 1924 and will be 90 years of age. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Oct. 16 at 11:45 a.m. at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. Flu shots and Health Wellness Screenings will be available for PEEHIP members. More...

Church News

Church News

Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Walker Springs will end its fall revival Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. Rev. Derrick Johnson, pastor of the Antioch Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, both of Waynesboro, Miss. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Editor’s Notes

Is there another doc in the house?

Gov. Robert Bentley won’t debate challenger Parker Griffith but that doesn’t mean he isn’t above unleashing some attack ads. More...

Gone South

'Roses are red, violets are blue...’

Yep, I missed it. So busy thinking about camp stew and eating “eatin’ dirt” that I let it slip up on me and before I knew it, it was gone. Oct. 2, last Thursday, was National Poetry Day. More...

Schools

T’ville BOE holding meetings on CCRS standards

The Thomasville City Schools System is offering several public meetings this month on the new College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) as part of Statewide Parental Involvement and Visitation Month. More...

Homecoming 2014

Thank you for making Homecoming 2014 one for the books! This year, we made history with our successful events and record breaking attendance. More...

Band of Blue honored at competition

The Clarke County High School Royal Band of Blue participated in the Bands on the River Marching Festival Oct. 4 at Demopolis High School. More...

Where’s an ambulance when you need one?

Task force created to study the problem

A countywide task force will be formed to study continuing problems with ambulance service in Clarke County. More...

Concern voiced over spending county money on municipal project

Commission to help fund work on Jackson’s Clolinger Rd.

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday $440,000 in federal road funding for a project on Clolinger Road in Jackson. More...

Have some candy!

A young Antioch Fire Dept. firefighter tosses candy to the crowd at the annual Jackson Fire Prevention Parade last week. See more photos from the parade on Page 1B. More...

Former congressman to speak at CCDF meeting

The annual meeting of the Clarke County Development Foundation (CCDF) will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 in the Jackson Community House. Former U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner will be the guest speaker. More...

‘Run the Hill’ 5K is Saturday

The annual “Run The Hill” 5K race and two-mile walk will be held Oct. 18 in downtown Grove Hill. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race/fun walk begins at 8 a.m. Pre-registered runners will be guaranteed t-shirts on race day! More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackson - Free Access

Jesse C. Jackson Jr., 73, passed away on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. He was born in Jackson and lived most of his life in the McVay community. More...

Woodard - Free Access

Bernice Jackie Woodard, 81, of Chatom transitioned from time to eternity on Oct. 18, 2014 at the Washington County Nursing Home in Chatom. More...

Campbell - Free Access

Terry Edward Campbell, 52, of Anniston died Oct. 4, 2014 at his residence.He was born Feb. 8, 1962. He was a life-long mechanic and was well loved by his family and friends. More...

Sports

Bulldogs trounce Monroe Co.

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs got a big 40-14 homecoming win over Monroe County this past Friday night. “The crowd was great,” Head Coach Junior Kelley said. “The players see that and they responded to it really well. More...

Tough times in Toxey for CPS

The Clarke Prep School Gators came close to knocking off rival South Choctaw last Friday, but a late rally was not to be in a 22-21 loss to the Rebels in Toxey. “We played hard,” Head Coach Billy Hamilton said. More...

Aggies hold on for a big win

Jackson High School’s 38-24 win over B.C. Rain Friday night was a bit of a roller coaster ride for Head Coach Danny Powell and the Aggies. More...

Lifestyle

Study Club given Bernice Garrett’s big collection of club yearbooks

The Community Study Club held its first meeting of the year in the Grove Hill United Methodist Church in September. President Kate Huggins opened the meeting with cheery greetings and the introduction of guests Garrett and Mary Ann Pugh. More...

Carrots even a kid will love!

Orange-glazed carrots make a fantastic side dish even kids will love. The addition of prunes sneaks in more fiber and extra sweetness. Quick Glazed Carrots More...

Southern Magnolia Club hears program on early Clarke County physicians

The Southern Magnolia Woman’s Club met Sept. 18 at the Alfa Building with Harla Barnes and Sharon Reid as hostesses. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 7-14 include: Khianti Antwain Chaney, 22, possession of cocaine, probation violation-felony, $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: An arrest was made on Oct. 2 during a traffic stop for failure to appear. An arrest was made on Oct. 2 for failure to appear. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Chad Anthony Agee, to Tess Elise Ackerman. Raymond Lee Overton, to Sandy Kantrala Jones. Derrick Lawaun Moore, to Keedra Sharneice Scott. Spencer Jarmon Dorsey, to Natasha Reneta Jones. More...