July 13, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

FEMA scammer suspect flees FBI, local lawmen

A search warrant was executed at a rural Jackson home by Clarke County Sheriff's Department, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General and the FBI last Thursday, July 6, but the suspect fled moments before officers arrived at th More...

Nephew charged with clobbering aunt with vacuum cleaner and robbing her of $200

What Fulton Police Chief Larry Hicks called a "domestic dispute" led to robbery charges for one of those involved. More...

Injuries minor in Chilton Road wreck

Two women got away with minor injuries in a two vehicle accident on Chilton Road Friday afternoon, July 7. Tonya Lolley of Grove Hill was driving a 2006 Ford and Dorann Lane of Grove Hill was driving a 2003 Ford. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Correction

Last week the North Clarke Allstars were recognized as being the 14-year-old group. The group was actually the 13-year-old post-season team. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

T'ville Council meetings Thomasville City Council's following meetings scheduled for More...

Church News

Church enjoys vacation bible school

Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church Vacation Bible School was a great success during the week of More...

Religion ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mt. Zion continues special Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church in Grove Hill will have a program entitled, "Youth on the Move" continuing Thursday, (tonight), July 13 and ending Friday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. nightly. More...

GHUMC has successfull vacation bible school

Grove Hill United Methodist Church "Got Fired Up About Jesus" at Vacation Bible More...

Lifestyle

Through The Past

Long ago carved initials represent White family

Carved on a beech tree lately? What a thrill to walk through the woods and find initials carved into the bark of trees. Beech seem to be the best trees, at least in the woods around Chilton, for carving dates and initials. More...

Memories & Recipes

Did you ever catch doodle bugs with broomstraw as a youngster?

This week I received an e-mail from G.G. Atchley, a reader originally from up north. She told me of the times her dad received sweet peace from his seven children by sending them out to catch birds with a box of salt in their hands. More...

Gardening With Dora

You can't plant pink and blue hydrangeas only

When you are planting hydrangeas there is no reason to stop with the big blue or pink mopheads. More...

Train-truck wreck in Fulton

A dump truck was clipped by a southbound Norfolk Southern freight train at the south crossing on Main Street in Fulton Wednesday morning. More...

Man dies in jump from Jax bridge

A McIntosh man jumped to his death from the Joe C. McCorquodale Bridge, shortly after noon Saturday, July 8. More...

Grove Hill Fire-Rescue will get new tanker/pumper truck

Grove Hill Fire and Rescue will be getting a new tanker/pumper truck around the first of next year. The Grove Hill Town Council gave its approval for the fire department to advertise for bids on the truck during its meeting last Thursday. More...

Allied Waste lawyer warns commissioners about using ex-rep for a consultant

Garbage bids to be sought

A request by Jack Greer, the superintendent of the department of utilities, to hire a consultant to look over proposals for solid waste removal caused a little controversy during the Clarke County Commission meeting Tuesday. More...

Cross, Furrow play in Troy ball showcase

Two baseball players from Grove Hill schools were among the 80 players representing the South half of the state in Troy recently in the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Showcase. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Area Obituaries

Brown Pamela Nicholson Brown, 72, of Jackson died July 8, 2006. More...

Community

Jax residents complain about new garbage collection regulations

The hot topic during Tuesday's Jackson City Council meeting was the complaints several councilmen said they had received concerning the changes in service implemented by Allied Waste, the company that provides garbage collection for the city. More...

ATRC to host meeting to gather info for economic development plan

As part of its contract with the U.S. More...

How not to be a grown up

Rehearsals have begun for the Grove Hill Arts Council's and Thomasville Arts Council's latest production, "How to Eat Like a Child and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown Up." Performing are the Pine Cone Players, a group of young actors from Clarke C More...

Editorial

Our Opinion

Election contest highlights problems

A subcommittee of the Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee acted correctly in reaffirming T. L. Douglas' nomination to a seat on the Clarke County Board of Education. More...

Alabama Scene

Only 5 GOP races on July 18 run-off ballot

I couldn't have been more than 10 years old when I first heard this joke but it is still one of my favovites. More...

Editor's Notes

Learn to order burger and fries in Russian, Spanish

Jim Cox A few observations from a few days at Gulf Shores: More...

Schools

Weyerhaeuser awards scholarships

Eleven local high school graduates earned $26,000 in scholarships from Weyerhaeuser Company through local and national scholarship programs. More...

Group seeks to form community PTA, hold back-to-school parade and more

The newly-organized Southwest Alabama Improvement Association, known as SWAIA, will hold a meeting Tuesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at Jackson Steakhouse. This meeting is open to the public. The focus of this meeting is the following: 1. More...

Thomasville High graduate receives ASCC scholarship

Dr. John A. Johnson, President of Alabama Southern Community College, recently announced the recipients for scholarships for 2006. More...