July 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Locals push for Hwy. 84 4-laning in D.C.

Follow-up meeting set at GH Town Hall

A delegation of Clarke County residents attended the annual meeting of the El Camino East-West Corridor Commission in Washington, D.C. last week. Most say they were encouraged that the southwest Alabama portion of U.S. More...

Grove Hill Council still pursuing funds to construct new senior citizens center

Two resolutions to apply for CDBG funds to build a new senior citizens center were approved by Grove Hill Town Council members during Monday night's meeting. More...

County has dismal turnout for runoff

Turnout in Clarke County for Tuesday's runoffs was dismal with just over 14 percent of the county's estimated 17,500 voters casting ballots. More...

Judge Crow in wreck in Thomasville

Two traffic accidents, one of which involved Circuit Court Judge Harold Crow, were investigated by Thomasville Police Department last week. More...

Status of El Camino Corridor across five southern states

The El Camino East West Corridor is a 1,729-mile corridor which stretches from Brunswick, Ga., to El Paso, Texas. More...

Gigantic yellow jacket nests reported all over state, south

Recent discovery fills up interior of 1955 Chevy

Apparently, gigantic yellow jacket nests are not unique to Clarke County. A photograph on the front of today's paper shows a huge nest in the Winn community attached to the side of a house. More...

Special Sections

Business

First US Bank's performance record noted

First United Security Bank has been recognized for top performance by business journals including: Business Alabama, Independent Banker, and US Banker. More...

ATRC hosting meeting today to develop economic strategy

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

Calendar

Community Calendar

BOE meets today Clarke County Board of Education will have a meeting More...

Church News

Clarkesville AOH's Youth Day

Clarkesville A.O.H. Church of God will have its Youth Day Sunday, July 23 at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Howard Chapman, pastor of the Winn A.O.H Church of God. Elder Lucille Henry is the pastor. More...

Announcements

Union Baptist

Union Baptist Church will be conducting Vacation Bible School Friday, July 21 from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 22 from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. and a special program on Sunday, July 23 at 11 a.m. More...

Examining Romans 8

This marks the beginning of a change of approach to my articles. I have made this in part due to the change of "circumstances "within the column. As in all things sometimes change is a grand opportunity. More...

Lifestyle

Bourgeois-Williams say vows in Jackson's Community House

Carrie Austill Williams and Philip Donald Bourgeois Jr. exchanged marriage vows during their 6:30 p.m. wedding ceremony on June 24, 2006 at the Community House in Jackson. Rev. Edward Cotton, pastor of the New Bethel Methodist Church in Pace, Fla. More...

Todd-Grayson to wed Aug. 5

Willie (W.C.) and Carol Jackson of Gainestown announce the engagement of their daughter, Sherita S. Todd, to Jimmie Tyrone Grayson, son of Herbert and Azaline Grayson of Toddtown. More...

Newton-Coumanis to wed Sept. 23 in Malbis church

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Newton of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Laresa Victoria Newton of Mobile, to Lewis George Coumanis of Mobile, son of Sandra Coumanis and George Coumanis, both of Mobile. More...

Out the roof!

Burglary suspect breaks out of county jail, steals church van and heads to Georgia

Lawmen in Alabama and Georgia are on the lookout for an inmate that escaped through the roof of the Clarke County Jail sometime between 6 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday. More...

Keahey wins House race

Political newcomer Marc Keahey, a Grove Hill attorney, defeated Wayne Lathan to win the Democratic nomination for the Alabama House of Representatives, District 65 in Tuesday's runoff. More...

Woman wanted on FEMA scam charges surrenders

A Jackson woman wanted by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General for FEMA fraud turned herself in to the ABI in Mobile Tuesday. More...

Braving the heat

Former Grove Hill Council-woman Mary Golthy braved the heat Tuesday to pass out ballots for the Alabama Demo-cratic Conference-endorsed legislative candidate Wayne Lathan near the Old Engineer's Office polling precinct in Grove Hill. More...

Attempted murder charges filed after fuss over bass boat

A dispute over a bass boat led two charges of attempted murder for a Jackson man and one of the victims being arrested on warrants from another county. More...

Fund set up for Mickey Wiggins

A medical expense fund has been established at First United Security Bank for Mickey Wiggins. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Area Obituaries

Bauer Leila Belle Bauer, 91, of Jackson died July 14, 2006 at a local health care facility. More...

Community

Correction

Dear Editor, The letter that was in last week's paper was not about me, it was my sister. She was the one hit, not me. And on Saturday, July 8, the one they went to Mobile to get was not my nephew, he was my grandson. More...

Arrests booked through county jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail this past week include: More...

Coffeeville

South Carolina residents visit for the Fourth

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Beverly, Mr. and Mrs. Brent Beverly and daughter, Kayden, all of Green-wood, S.C. spent the Fourth of July holiday at their home here. More...

Editorial

Our Opinion Best hope for four-laning 84 in Montgomery

A large delegation from Clarke County and southwest Alabama attended the El Camino East-West Corridor Commission's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. last week to promote the four-laning of U.S. Highway 84. More...

Alabama Scene

Shaking up the status quo in 2-year colleges

There is more to the sudden departure of Roy Johnson as chancellor of the two-year college system in Alabama than meets the eye. A lot more. As they are wont to say on television, "Stay Tuned." More...

Editor's Notes

Gingrinch and Bible prompts my attention

I've never cared for former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrinch's politics but the Republican is a pretty good historian. More...

Schools

Uniform changes announced at Coffeeville High at CHS

Coffeeville High School's uniform policy change includes: CES K-8th grade: Khaki or navy blue pants, red polo shirts, white t-shirts, black/brown belt, white socks, black shoes and black tennis shoes. More...