October 19, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

New Era expanding

New Era Cap announced Tuesday it will be expanding its manufacturing facility in Jackson to support its continued growth in the headwear business. The expansion is scheduled to be complete by spring 2007 and will push total employment to nearly 400. More...

Pioneer Day returning to local museum Nov. 11

After a year off, the Clarke County Historical Museum will again be hosting its seventh Pioneer Day Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Clarke Jail sees 37 'visitors' booked in during past week

Thirty seven people were booked into the Clarke County Jail over the past week. More...

Wanted free ride and money to boot

Randy Murphy, 29, of Thomasville was arrested after trying to take advantage of a good samaritan Saturday morning. More...

Special Sections

Business

Jacqueline Kennedy jewelry reproductions being shown

Jackie Kennedy (far left) wearing some of her jewelry. Above, with husband, John F. Kennedy. More...

Beef Herd Health Shortcourse set for November

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is joining Extension professionals from Louisiana State and Mississippi State Universities to host the 2006 Beef Shortcourse focusing on herd health. Producers will attend sessions on Monday, Nov. More...

Sports

CCHS claims region title with WCHS win

CCHS 14, WCHS 7

The three rules of winning football games are controlling the line of scrimmage, winning the turnover game and being sound in the special teams department. More...

Gators fall to Cottage Hill

Cottage Hill 14, CPS 7

The Clarke Prep School Gators lost a close one 14-7 last Friday night to the Warriors of Cottage Hill Christian in Mobile. More...

Tigers take Blue Demons to the woodshed

THS 37, Escambia Co. 0

The Thomasville Tigers got back on track this past Friday with a convincing 37-0 victory over the Escambia County High School Blue Devils. More...

Editorial

Editor's Notes

A fine mess indeed

A lawyer is bound by certain ethical and legal "standards of care" as to how he or she is to practice and how to handle clients and cases. More...

Alabama Scene

Many legislators slop at community colleges' troughs

The stench rising up from Alabama's community colleges is mindful of a hog pen on a warm summer afternoon. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Democrats trying to break GOP's hold on state courts

With the general election less than three weeks away the airwaves are becoming bombarded with political ads, both positive and negative. Unfortunately you may see more of the latter because negative ads are the most effective. More...

Murders and manslaughter trials are set

Criminal jury trials will begin in Clarke County Circuit Court Monday. More...

Heavy rain causes wrecks

Grove Hill and Helwestern firefighters look at a car that was demolished when it struck an SUV on Highway 43 near Dr. Seller's veterinary office south of Grove Hill during a hard rain storm before dawn Tuesday. More...

C-M Gas anticipating less expensive gas this winter

Al Bean of the management team now running Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District told the board Monday that the district was 75 percent "hedged" on natural gas for the coming winter season. More...

Government budgets detailed for new year

Clarke Commission, and 5 municipalities have combined budgets of over $31 million

Area governmental agencies have adopted budgets for the 2006-07 fiscal year. A recap is of the budgets are detailed here. More...

Fed authorities search burned MOP church as investigation of '05 fire apparently continues

Four search warrants were conducted by the U.S. More...

County equipment vandalized in Alma community last week

The Clarke County Sheriff's Department was called to investigate the vandalism of some of the county's heavy equipment. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Area Obituaries

Presnall Booker T. Presnall, 84, of Grove Hill died Oct. 9, 2006 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. More...

Community

Card of Thanks

To those of you, our friends and family, who came and embraced us with your love and presence during Mother's short illness and at her death, we just want to humbly say, "Thank You." For the beautiful flowers, cards, calls, the prayers, the strengthe More...

Memoriums

Jimmie F. Wiggins Nov. 13, 1933-Oct. 18, 2005 One year, that's all it's been.

Seems ages, since your face we've seen It broke our hearts to see you go More...

Clarke-Washington Fair starts Tuesday in Jackson

The annual Clarke-Washington Counties Fair, sponsored by the Jackson Rotary Club, is planned for Oct. 31-Nov. 4, at the Clarke-Washington Fairgrounds located behind Jackson Steakhouse on U.S. Highway 43. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke Prep Halloween Carnival Clarke Prep School will hold its annual Halloween Carnival More...

Church News

Old Dickinson Baptist

Tommie Dee Kennedy poses with a painting of the old Dickinson Baptist Church. Mrs. Kennedy will be 93 Nov. 18 and the Dickinson church will turn 100-years-old next July. Mrs. Kennedy has been a member of the church all of her life. More...

Church Announcements

Little Rock continues revival

Little Rock Baptist Church of Gosport will continue its revival Thursday, (tonight), Oct. 19 and end Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Rev. Fernell Pendleton, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Whatley will be the speaker for the week. More...

St. Paul says nothing can separate man from God

For this our final reflection, we consider the final verses of Romans, for many of these verses are some of the most hopeful in all the New Testament. Certainly as followers of the Lord Jesus, they are indeed uplifting words. More...

Lifestyle

Steele-Cook marry in C'ville

LaKisha Diane Cook of Grove Hill and Keith Lamonte Steele of Coffeeville were united in marriage in a private ceremony Sept. 29, 2006 at 10 a.m. More...

Hester-Collins to marry Oct. 28

Donna K. Kimbrough of Scyrene and Billy Don Hester of California announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Hester, to David J. Collins, son of Jackie and Molly Collins of Zimco. More...

Final Wedding Plans Told

Davis-Marshall Tawona Lenice Davis and Charley L. Marshall Jr. will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Oct. 21 at 4 p.m. at the Morning Star Baptist Church in Whatley. More...

Schools

Dr. Steve Furr named to USA Board of Trustees

Gov. Bob Riley has appointed three University of South Alabama alumni to the USA Board of Trustees. More...

Big turnout for Grandparents Day

On Monday, Sept. 11 the K5-6th grades put on a Grandparents Day Program. The turn out was unbelievable! There were grandparents there from as far away as Auburn. More...

'See you at the Pole' features Fulton minister

On Sept. 27 Clarke Prep students participated in a "See you at the Pole" event. Brother John Copeland from Fulton Baptist Church was the speaker. More...