January 11, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New health office slated

The Clarke County Health Department will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new facility in Grove Hill on Friday, Jan. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the site of the new facility on Highway 84 East. More...

Judges of the First Judicial Circuit

Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb (bottom left) poses with active and retired judges of the First Judicial Circuit at Presiding Circuit Judge Harold Crow's retirement reception last Friday. More...

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Community

Thomasville police detail arrests of past week

The Thomasville Police Department's arrest report for the week of Jan. 1-Jan. 7 is listed. Ronnie L. Penn, failure to appear, menacing, arrested Jan. 1. Tyrone Fitzgerald Clarke, domestic violence, third degree, arrested Jan. 5. More...

Helping those in need with energy bills

Energy assistance provided by Project Share again this year The Mobile Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting applications for Project SHARE, the energy assistance program for low-income elderly or disabled individuals. More...

Commissioners want fix for rotating chairmanship

Clarke County Commission Chairman Paul Bradford told his fellow commissioners during Monday's work session that he thought it was time to "do something different about the chairmanship." Bradford noted that since the Louisiana Pacific project began More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Clarke County Extension program The Clarke County Extension System and the Clarke County Farmers Federation will sponsor a home garden and orchard production program Thursday, (today), Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. at the Alfa Building in Grove Hill. More...

Church News

Chance & Scyrene

Bible study back in swing at area churches

Weekly Bible studies are back in full swing at the Mt. Sinai AME Church of P a c k e r s Bend. They are held e v e r y Tu e s d a y night at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Also at the St. More...

All Things Are Possible

What is truly possible? More...

Schools

Whitehead keynote speaker at UAB graduation program

On Dec. 16, 2006, the University of Alabama- Birmingham's (UAB) Physical Therapy Department graduated its first class of students with the clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy. More...

New JMS lunchroom now open

Open house was held at the new $1.1 million Jackson Middle School lunchroom Friday evening and invited guests enjoyed a sampling of menu items as the staff made a test run before student lunches started this week. More...

UWA announces honors list

The University of West Alabama announces outstanding students named to the President's List and the Dean's List for the Fall 2006 academic semester. More...

T'ville wet-dry vote could come April 3

The petition requesting a vote on alcohol sales in Thomasville has been presented to city officials and enough signatures verified for a referendum to be called, Mayor Sheldon Day said at Monday's city council meeting. More...

'All I ever wanted to be was a country lawyer'

Judge Harold Crow and Judicial Assistant Shirley Robinson retires

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice-Elect Sue Bell Cobb was among the judges, lawyers and citizens on hand to honor Presiding Circuit Judge Harold Crow and his longtime judicial assistant, Shirley Robinson, at a retirement reception last Friday in t More...

Chris Beverly also seeking revenue commissioner's job

Another name has been added to the short list of people seeking the Clarke County Revenue Commissioner's appointment. Chris Beverly of Thomasville, longtime appraiser in the office, is seeking the gubernatorial appointment. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Boykin

Virginia McKeller Boykin, 85, of Monroeville died Jan. 7, 2007 at the home of her daughter. She was born Dec. 18, 1921 to the parentage of Jake McKeller and Lillie Phelps McKeller. She was a native of Frankville. She was a member of Mt. More...

McHaney

Everette James McHaney, 84, of Jackson died Jan. 4, 2007 in an area medical facility. He was born May 29, 1922. He was a native of Nettlesboro. He was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church. He was retired from maintenance at Ciba Geigy. More...

Fasulla

Jean Milstead Fasulla, 49, of Sweet Water died Dec. 29, 2006 at her residence. She was born Jan. 29, 1957 in Demopolis. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

Scattered ramblings on various topics

On the national scene the Florida Gators made it look easy as they hammered the Ohio State Buckeyes 41-14 to the win the National Championship Monday night. More...

Stephens excited about Saban

Clarke County School Superintendent Gerald Stephens knows something about coaching football and the rich tradition of the sport at the University of Alabama. More...

Bulldogs down WCHS, THS

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs continued their roll through their schedule as they beat Thomasville 68-55 last Saturday night in Thomasville to improve their record to 15-2. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Highway priorities

One of the long and persistent problems of southwest Alabama is the lack of adequate highways and other infrastructure. A 1941 Alabama highway map showed that the problem existed even then. More...

Our Opinions

At last, a coach

Salaries for coaches and athletes, Maybe now the world will tilt back to its normal axis: The University of Alabama has a new football coach. Assuredly, Nick Saban, wooed away from the Miami Dolphins, is the best in the business. More...

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Comings and goings

It has been hard to keep up with the changing of the guard in local offices over the last few weeks. More...