September 28, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Good eating at meeting

Grass huts, tiki torches and boats filled with fried catfish and other good eats helped set the atmosphere for the Clarke County Development Foundation's annual meeting in Coffeeville last Thursday. More...

Arrests booked through Clarke County Jail

Over 25 arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail last week. More...

Special Sections

Business

C-M Gas working on gas tie-in with Wilcox counterpart

Surveyors are at work getting things prepared for the interconnect between Wilcox County and Clarke Mobile Counties Gas District. More...

Bumper's Fastrack opens for business in Grove Hill

A huge crowd was on hand last Thursday as Bumper's Fastrack officially opened its doors to the public. The building is located where the old Bumper's BP once sat. More...

Sports

Gators have no trouble with Tigers

CPS 67, Taylor Rd. 28

The Clarke Prep Gators were in a marathon of a game with the Taylor Road Tigers this past Friday night as they won 67-28. More...

Bulldog defense throttles Tigers in big region battle

CCHS 36, Choctaw 0

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs clamped down on the Tigers of Choctaw County 36-0 last Friday night as the defense limited their region foe to just 50 yards on the ground and 39 yards in the air. More...

Bulldogs plow through Patriots

SWHS 56, Linden 0

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs had no trouble this past Friday as they grounded the Linden Patriots 56-0 in Linden in a key region game. More...

Editorial

Editor's Notes

Where would Grove Hill be without courthouse?

Clarke County was formed as a county of the Mississippi Territory in 1812 (which means we are about six years away from our 200th anniversary, which will be reason for a tumultuous celebration). More...

Alabama Scene

Folsom utilizes old line about silk stocking crowd

You have to be an AARP card carrying member to remember it, but there was a popular song of decades ago which opened with the words: "It seems to me I've heard that song before..." More...

Inside the Statehouse

Gambling magnet Milton McGregor loves his family, friends and politics

As the November elections for statewide office get closer there is a lot of media attention and stories written about the power being wielded by special interests, PACs and big money. More...

FEMA Katrina fraud

County woman pleads guilty; mother charged with crime too

A Jackson woman pleaded guilty to making false claims to the government wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in federal court in Mobile last week. More...

JHS principal Hagood resigns

The resignation of Jackson High School's principal. Robert Hagood, was approved by the Clarke County Board of Education during its meeting Sept. 21. More...

Streetscape plan for downtown wins approval

Second meeting calmer but some business owners still don't like plan

The Grove Hill Town Council unanimously approved a proposed streetscape design for Main Street from town hall to the courthouse in a special meeting Tuesday night and agreed to seek federal funds to construct the half million dollar project. More...

Ex-mortician charged with embezzlement

A former mortician for Reese Funeral Home was arrested by Thomasville Police Department Friday for embezzling over $3,000 over a two year period. More...

Emergency notification system will automatically call citizens in event of disasters, storms

Clarke County Commissioners agreed to go with Emergency Communications Network's Code Red for the county's Emergency Notification System, as recommended by EMA Director Roy Waite and Clarke County 911 Director Becky Neugent. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Area Obituaries

Carpenter Lloyd Carpenter, 70, of Chatom died Sept. 23, 2006 at a Mobile hospital. More...

Community

Coffeeville

California folks visit

Mr. and Mrs. Robert "Bobby" Wilson of Yuba City, Calif. left Monday after an extended visit with relatives in the area. On Sunday they were guests of Lloyd and Rita Wilson. Also attending Sunday was their niece, Ms. Betty Suttle of Prattville, Mr. More...

Half century of history saved

"It was providence. God meant for me to find these letters. A single rain would have destroyed them." - Bill Hearn

"It was providence," Bill Hearn explained as he held family letters written during the Civil War. "God meant for me to find these letters. A single rain would have destroyed them." More...

Andrews-Garrick wed in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Heather Alicia Garrick and Blane Alexander Andrews exchanged wedding vows Saturday, June 24, 2006 overlooking the Tennessee River at the Bluff View Art District in Chattanooga, Tenn. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

19th Annual Mississippi Pecan Festival set The 19th Annual Mississippi Pecan Festival will be More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Orange Hill continues revival

Orange Hill Baptist Church will end its revival Thursday, (tonight), Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. The evangelist for the week will be Roy Clinton Johnson of Mobile. A.J. Pritchett is the clerk. Rev. James Barren is the pastor. More...

Bible offers hope

In this our fourth reflection on Romans we will consider verses 24 through 30. This reflection sets up the positive part of Romans Eighth. St. Paul starts out by talking about hope. We all can use a "healthy dose" of hope. More...

Women in Winter meets at C'ville church Oct. 4

The Clarke County Women in Winter organization will meet Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Coffeeville. More...

Lifestyle

Black Belt Treasures sets classes in Camden

Black Belt Treasures announces a series of art classes and special events which will be held during October. Regional artists and craftsmen will be featured during each of the special events and serve as instructors for the classes. More...

Schools

New teachers join faculty

Adam Andrews teaches seventh grade history. He is married to Dena Andrews who is a kindergarten teacher at Grove Hill Elementary School. Mr. More...

School gets off to great start!

We are off and running again heading toward another successful school year. I want to congratulate all our students and faculty for making AYP under the No Child Left Behind formula of achievement. More...

'Golden Apple' for PTA

The WHMS PTA is looking forward to another successful school year. First, we would like to thank all who have helped in the past and will help in the future of our school. More...