January 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New, expanding industries in county

Toddtown native comes through with $8 million plastic plant for T'ville

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day has announced that a March groundbreaking is planned for a new plastic injection molding plant in the city's new South Industrial Park. More...

New Era Cap starts work on $2 million expansion project at Jackson facility

"No matter what the weather is, it is always good to announce new jobs," said Clarke County Commission Chairman Paul Bradford at Tuesday's formal announcement of an expansion at New Era Cap in Jackson. More...

Special Sections

Community

T'ville proposed alcohol law read-most of it anyway

A mostly anti-alcohol group listened for over two hours as an ordinance that would govern alcohol sales if Thomasville votes wet was read Tuesday night. More...

Old McNider home burns

A Fulton house burned early Friday morning. The house, owned by Gregory Jenkins, was for years the McNider home. Firemen Morris Allday said firefighters received the call around 1 a.m. More...

Thomasville police arrest detailed

Thomasville Police Department's arrest report for the week of Jan. 8-Jan. 14 is listed. Benny Ray Griffin, violation prohibition law, arrested Jan. 9. More...

Sports

CCHS Bulldogs avenge area loss

Ben Burroughs nailed a 3- pointer with 1.8 seconds left on the clock as the Clarke County High School Bulldogs edged Mobile Christian 65-62 to earn at least a tie for the area championship. More...

Sports Scene

Remembering first time in the woods

While taking pictures at the Clarke Prep School deer hunt this past weekend I thought back to the first time I went hunting. Not the first time I killed a deer mind you...no the first time I went into the woods to try and kill something. More...

Lady Gators play tough but drop key contests

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators had a tough week last week as they lost two area games. On Friday CPS lost 51-38 to Cottage Hill in Grove Hill. Corrie Allen led CPS with 14 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Rotating chairmen

We've often equated the Clarke County Commission chairman's term to a pregnancy term but often without the same significant results. The five county commissioners rotate the chairmanship among themselves every nine months or so. More...

Legislative stalemate

Our hope for a productive legislative session with worthwhile accomplishments for Alabama citizens were not encouraged by the bitter tug-of-war for power that started off immediately in the State Senate. More...

Missouri miracle

Stories of missing children usually don't end well. But one from Missouri this week ended very well- twice as well, in fact. A tip about a pickup that matched the description of one used in a kidnapping just days ago led police to a St. More...

Brunson is new coroner

Kevin Brunson was sworn in as the new Clarke County coroner last Wednesday. District Judge Bill Kimbrough administered the oath while Katherine Brunson held the Bible for her husband. More...

New revenue commissioner

Chris Beverly was sworn in Tuesday as Clarke County revenue commissioner. He was appointed by Gov. Bob Riley to fill the remaining two years of Jay Duke's term when Duke moved to the circuit clerk's office. More...

Gulf Lumber purchases and will reopen Boise Sawmill in Jackson

Boise Paper in Jackson has announced the sale of its sawmill operation to Mobile-based Gulf Lumber Company. More...

New revenue commissioner is longtime dept. appraiser

A longtime employee of the Clarke County Revenue Commission office has been appointed revenue commissioner by Gov. Bob Riley. Chris D. Beverly of Thomasville said Gov. Riley called him Friday to inform him of the appointment. More...

'Scale Back' weight loss program kicks off

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital will host the area kickoff today (Thursday) for a statewide weightloss and exercise program. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edmond

Earnest Earl Edmond, 57, of Gainestown died Jan. 10, 2007 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Sept. 21, 1949. More...

Henderson

Edn'Drika Cherrice Henderson, 16, of Jackson died Jan. 12, 2007 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born May 21, 1990. More...

Brewer

Jesse Richard Brewer, 64, of Jackson died Jan. 11, 2007 at a local hospital. He was born May 31, 1942. He was a native of Rose Hill, Miss. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson. More...

Business

Free tax workshop for businesses scheduled in Jackson Feb. 13

Beginning next month, the Alabama Department of Revenue and the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will team up to offer free tax workshops to area business owners, announced State Revenue Commissioner Tom Surtees. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Drinkard retiring Mrs. Helen Drinkard, administrative assistant, will be retiring from the Clarke County Extension System after 27 years of dedicated service. More...

Church News

Change can bring good

We have all made resolutions to improve or grow in certain areas of our lives. Some we have kept, most only last the month of January. Why is this? Our intentions are so good, what could be the problem? More...

Church of Christ first year anniversary

The Church of Christ located on Highway 84 in Coffeeville will have its first year anniversary celebration and fellowship meal Sunday, Jan. 21. Bible class will be at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and an afternoon worship at 2 p.m. More...

Youth Explosion 2007 set

The Fifth Annual Youth Explosion 2007 will be at the El Shaddai AOH Church Saturday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. concert night and Sunday, Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Minister Joseph Bracey of Birmingham will be the guest speaker for Sunday. More...

Schools

Videoconferencing allows long distance teaching at CHS

Open house was recently held at the new videoconferencing lab at Coffeeville High School. Implementing the lab at CHS was possible, thanks to an ACCESS Distance Learning Expansion Site grant of $93,656. More...

Lots of high school grads need remediation courses when they get to college

Many Alabama high school graduates attending public colleges in Alabama face remediation classes in basic skills like math and English. More...

State employee group offering $500 scholarship to area high school seniors

The Alabama Conservation District Employees Association will be accepting scholarship applications throughout the State of Alabama from high school seniors for one (1) $500 scholarship to be awarded to a student who is a resident of the State of Ala More...