February 16, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

1 in every 5 of Clarke citizens live in poverty

Poverty rates for blacks, children much higher

One in every five citizens in Clarke County lives in poverty, according to a new report just released by the Alabama Poverty Project. More...

Disorderly conduct sends Muhammed to county jail

Drelijah Joshua Muhammed II, formerly known as Marcus Taite, was arrested Feb. 9 by Thomasville police officers when they attempted to serve him with a warrant and he became disruptive. More...

Donations detailed for Pat Lindsey, John McMillan in Senate District 22 race

Candidates must file reports of their campaign donations and expenditures with the Alabama Secretary of State More...

4 vehicles in wrecks on 43

Tuesday morning there were two separate, but related automobile accidents on Highway 43 just north of New Era Cap Co. in Jackson. More...

Special Sections

Community

Church patrols increased

Patrols in rural Clarke County have been beefed up because of the church burnings in the northern part of the state. More...

THANKS TO OUR MANY FRIENDS FROM EDD & STELLA STIFFLEMIRE

As most of you know, I (Edd) was diagnosed in October, 2005,with squamous cell carcinoma cancer in my upper left lung and T-4 vertebra. The diagnosis came because my left vocal cord stopped working because of the cancer in my chest. More...

Ready for spring planting

The time is here to begin plans for home gardens and orchards. Pictured from left to right are John Larrimore, Kevin Tucker, County Extension Agent and Vernon Rivers. They are holding a seed planter. More...

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Full Gospel Apostolic Church to host Black History program

Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God of St. Stephens will be having a Black History Program More...

Church News

Jackson minister to be honored as Citizen of Year

Jim DuFriend, who traveled halfway around the world before ending up in Alabama, said he is truly honored by being chosen as the Jackson Civitan Club More...

Steps you need to take to be sanctified

You must be convinced in your heart that God More...

Announcements

Mackey Branch

The Fellowship Choirs of Clarke and Monroe counties will be hosting its Annual Concert Saturday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. at Mackey Branch No. I Baptist Church. Rehearsals will be Wednesday, Feb. 15, Thursday, Feb. 16 and Friday, Feb. More...

Lifestyle

Final Wedding Plans

Kennedy-Tanner to wed in Hurley, Miss.

Rebecca Alyne Kennedy and Zack Tanner will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Magnolia Springs Assembly of God Church in Hurley, Miss. More...

New Arrival

Hayes Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hayes, (nee Holly Moseley) of Coffeeville announce the arrival of a son, Alexander Scott Hayes, born Jan. 17, 2006 a 12:52 p.m. at Mobile Infirmary. He weighed nine lbs., 15 ozs. and measured 23 1/2 inches. More...

Schools

Receives scholarship

Kelly Patton, left, was awarded a $500 college scholarship from the Clarke County Cattlewomen More...

Weyerhaeuser makes significant contributions to education

Education once again captured the bulk of annual donations to area organizations by the Weyerhaeuser Company Found-ation. More...

ARP offers technology scholarships to ASCC; apply by March 1

March 1 is the deadline to apply for five technology scholarships to Alabama Southern Community College offered annually by Alabama River Pulp Company, Inc. The scholarships are available for Alabama Southern Community College More...

Ex-jail worker indicted for having sex with inmate

Two former Clarke County Jail employees were indicted by the grand jury recently on charges of promoting prison contraband. One of the employees was also indicted for having sex with an inmate. More...

Qualifying fees set at 2% of salaries

The Clarke County Republican Executive Committee set qualifying fees for county offices at its meeting last Thursday. More...

Brush fires keep firemen hopping

Fulton, Grove Hill and Helwestern fire departments and the forestry commission were called to a brush fire just off Peacock Road Monday afternoon. James Overton, one of the landowners said he didn More...

Chancey running for school board

Barry Chan-cey has an-nounced that he will be a Republican candidate for the Clarke County Board of Educa-tion District 3 seat. More...

LP industrial access road to cost $4.27 million

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approved RaCON, Inc. to construct the industrial access road to the Louisiana Pacific OSB mill in the North Clarke Industrial Park. The company More...

Sgt. Mark Harrell promoted to new deputy chief in Jackson

Detective Sgt. Mark Harrell, a 23-year veteran with the Jackson Police Department, took over reins as deputy chief Feb. 1. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Area Obituaries

Carpenter Lucille M. Carpenter, 67, of Jackson died Feb. 9, 2006 at a local hospital. More...

Other Obituaries

We would like to thank all our family and friends in Clarke County for your prayers, cards, visits and phone calls during Larry More...

Memoriam

Happy 8th Birthday Caitlin S. Armstead Feb. 18, 1998-Jan. 1, 2004 More...

Business

Action Auto Sales offers good, cleaned used cars and trucks

Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce Profile

Action Auto Sales of Grove Hill has been incorporated since 1990. The used vehicle business offers a unique service to those in Clarke and surrounding counties. More...

Sports

Bulldogs win OT thriller against Miller

It was far from being easy like the Clarke County High School Bulldogs hoped as they beat a determined T.R. Miller squad 64-60 in overtime Monday night in Grove Hill. More...

Gators see run in playoffs come to a close to Pickens

The improbable run to the Alabama Independent School Association Class AA final four came to an end for the Clarke Prep School Gators with a 37-30 loss to the Pirates of Pickens Academy last Friday at Huntingdon College in Montgomery. More...

C’ville students learning archery

Coffeeville High is now a participant in the More...

Editorial

Corrections

The metal used to make letters in the old Linotype machines is babbitt and not lead (Feb. More...

Will Siegelman be the Seabiscuit of state politics?

Inside the Statehouse

In last week More...

GOP legislator too judgmental

Our Opinions

Clarke County Republicans held a meeting last week to start qualifying candidates for the upcoming political season. The batter at the meeting was not unlike a high school football pep rally, with the GOP throwing barbs at the Democrats. More...