October 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Child Advocacy Center director is Citizen of Year

"It was a complete surprise. I've always thought the Citizen of the Year was a good way to recognize people in our community and I always tried to attend the banquet, but I never thought I would be honored," Mary English laughed. More...

Grove Hill accident

Two Thomasville women were injured in this accident on Jackson Street, Thursday, Oct. More...

League of Women Voters issues judicial voting guide

The Alabama League of Women Voters Education Fund and the Alabama Appleseed Center for Law & Justice today released online a nonpartisan Voter Guide about candidates for the Alabama Supreme Court in the November 7 general election. More...

Clarke E-911 Board meets

The Clarke County E-911 Board met Tuesday, Oct. 10. More...

Pleasant Hill marijuana

Forty plants and nearly six pounds of dried marijuana were seized Friday afternoon on the Pleasant Hill Road in Thomasville. More...

Father shoots son for not helping at home

A father was charged with attempted murder after shooting his son for not helping around the house. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Gators handed tough loss by Rebs

Bessemer 45, CPS 14

The Clarke Prep Gators suffered a tough 45-14 loss at the hands of the top-ranked Rebels of Bessemer Academy last Friday night in Bessemer. More...

CCHS set for showdown with WCHS

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs had no trouble as they dispatched the Wildcats of Sumter County 42-0 last Friday night at H.G. Prim Stadium. More...

Late heroics doom THS against Miller

Almost like a Greek tragedy or opera the Thomasville 28-23 loss to T.R. Miller had three distinct parts: the roaring opening, the pounding middle followed by the tragic end last Friday night at D.F. Anderson Field in Thomasville. More...

Editorial

Editor's Notes

Help needed if west Alabama is to see north-south road

A north-south freeway or interstate-type road has been talked for west Alabama for decades. More...

Alabama Scene

Alabama raking in the tax dollars

It came as no surprise, but when the state closed its books on Sept. 30 and the end of the fiscal year the numbers were incredible-Alabama's taxes generated more money than ever before in history. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Pat Lindsey's favors in district may pay off with another term

Without a doubt, the marquee race on the ballot Nov. 7 is the governor's race. However probably just as important, as far as setting public policy for the next four years, is the battle for control of the 35 member Alabama State Senate. More...

Schools

Coffeeville's academic work recognized

The State Department of Education honored Coffeeville High School on Thursday, Sept. 14 with a resolution and monetary award of $8,500 for its 2005-2006 academics. More...

Judicial nominee says he violated rules of conduct

Suspension apparently won't keep Stuart DuBose from being elected, or from taking oath as circuit judge

The Disciplinary Commission of the Alabama State Bar has accepted a conditional guilty plea from Jackson attorney Stuart C. DuBose related to his actions regarding the preparation of a will for a deceased Washington County man. More...

WEST ALABAMA FREEWAY

Individuals' concerns for personal property supercedes thoughts of economic benefits

While some of those who attended a meeting last week on a proposed north-south freeway for west Alabama were interested in the route's potential impact on the economy, most seemed more interested from a purely personal point of view: "Would it go thr More...

Grove Hill work

Work progresses on various projects around Grove Hill. At top right, bricks are being laid on the new courthouse annex and work continues on the interior of the building. More...

Clarke County businessman faces charges of filing false tax returns

A Clarke County businessman faces arraignment on Monday, Oct. 30 before Clarke County Circuit Judge Thomas Baxter on charges of filing false Alabama income tax returns following a recent indictment by a Clarke County Grand Jury. More...

Biodiesel plant coming to Claiborne

A new industry that will manufacture eco-friendly biodiesel fuel is coming to Monroe County. More...

Coffeeville police arrest Butler man on drug charges

Silas woman held for prescription forgery

A weekend driver's license checkpoint in Coffeeville led to the arrest of a Butler man for felony possession of a controlled substance. More...

Thomasville Council sets date for zoning ordinance hearing

The Thomasville City Council formally accepted the proposed zoning ordinance and map from the Planning Commission at its Monday night meeting, moving zoning one step closer to adoption. More...

Good support for regional economic development plan, commissioners told

Nearly $16 million budget approved for new fiscal year

Chip Harrigan and Buddy Bedwell, two of Clarke County's three board members for the Twin Rivers Economic Development Partnership addressed the Clarke County Commission during Tuesday's meeting. More...

State and local candidates speak at political forum

Jackson High School's McCorquodale Auditorium was the scene Tuesday night, October 10, for a local political forum, in which Lt. Governor Lucy Baxley, Democratic candidate for governor led off. More...

T'ville police detail arrests

The Thomasville Police Department reported three felony arrests and nine misdemeanor arrests over the past week. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Area Obituaries

Finch Elizabeth Finch, 91, of the Manila community near Jackson died Oct. 1, 2006 at Jackson Medical Center. More...

Community

Letter of Thanks

We want to express our deep appreciation to Diana and Chris Kynard, organizers of the benefit singing for me; to Amos Johnson, who lined up the singers; and to all of you who gave so generously as a result of the benefit-during the benefit and afterw More...

Tale Tellin' Festival in Selma this weekend

The weekend of Friday, Oct. 13 and Saturday, Oct. 14 is the perfect time for a visit to Selma. That's when the historic city hosts its 28th Annual Alabama Tale Tellin' Festival. More...

Military News

Huggins Army Reserve Pvt. Terry A. Huggins has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

HIV prevention group meets Oct. 13 The Area-Wide HIV Prevention Community Group will meet More...

Church News

Church Announcements

C hance Baptist revival Chance Baptist Church will continue its revival Thursday, (tonight), Oct. 12 and end Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Edmond Charleston will be the evangelist for the week. Rev. Charley Marshall Sr. More...

We know when the end is near

Rev. Heary Rodgers Whatley and Gainestown Churches More...

Lifestyle

Gardening With Dora

How to root Confederate roses oakleaf hydrangea and more

October isn't a very busy time in the garden. Once we've neatened up the spent annuals and gotten control of the winter weeds about all that is left to do is find just the right place to position the pots of chrysanthemums we bought last week. More...

Memories & Recipes

Easy to guess who's the boss now

Sometimes it is hard to determine "who's the boss" in a marriage. Well not in the marriage of Mr. Pete and Mrs. Lynda Presnall. More...

Davis-Marshall to wed Oct 21 in Whatley church

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Davis announce the engagement of their daughter, Tawona Lenice Davis, to Charley L. Marshall Jr., son of Rev. and Mrs. Charley L. Marshall Sr. of Chance. More...