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Business

Alabama House's youngest legislator picked for important committee assignments

Newly elected state legislator Marc Keahey was named to two important committees during the Alabama House of Representatives' organizational session. More...

Evergreen Trucking to locate terminal in Jackson, employ 55

Economic growth was the focus of the Jackson City Council during its regular meeting Tuesday, announcing another business which plans to locate to the area. More...

Fruit of the Loom buys Vanity Fair Intimates

The VF Corp. has sold its Vanity Fair Intimates division, which includes operations in Monroeville and Jackson, to Fruit of the Loom, Inc. for $350 million. The sale was announced Tuesday. More...

Church News

Area Church Announcements

Bassett Creek hosts singing Bassett Creek Baptist Church will be hosting its first singing of the New Year, Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Special guests will be the "Tribute Quartet" of Nashville, Tennessee. More...

1. Is the book of Colossians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From I Samuel 4, what did Eli's daughter-in-law name her son? Barsabbas, Didymus, Ichabod, Naboth 3. Which "Mount" is the highest hill in Jerusalem? More...

Lifestyle

Longtime GH fireman honored

Grove Hill Fire Department held its annual fire supper on Jan. 6 at the Grove Hill Baptist Church. The fire department honored Levon Hicks for 35 years of service on the fire department. More...

HIPPY money for education project

Alabama Power recently presented a $2,500 donation to Clarke County's HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-school Youngsters). More...

CPS student tells Community Study Club about attending Leadership Clarke County

The Community Study Club met with Mrs. Appie O'Melia on Jan. 16. Mrs. Latona Hudson was co-hostess. Mrs. French Downey, president, called the meeting to order. Mrs. Catherine Neal, program chairman, introduced Morgan Norris, a Clarke Prep senior. More...

Scale Back, Alabama!

Participants in "Scale Back, Alabama!" released red balloons last Thursday at the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital to kick off the eight week weight loss and healthy lifestyle program. More...

GH fire chief says insurance rates will go up if ladder truck is sold

Mayor Hudson says truck never used very much

The possibility of selling the Grove Hill Fire and Rescue's aerial ladder truck was discussed during the Grove Hill Town Council meeting Jan. 18. Chief Buddy Jordan told council members that Mayor Lamar Hudson, had asked about selling the truck. More...

Mother, children escape fire

The mobile home residence of Carmen Rhone on McCaskill Road near Fulton burned early Saturday morning. Fulton firefighters responded to the blaze but the trailer was virtually destroyed by the time they arrived. More...

Community

Commissioners handle several items relating to economic development

The Clarke County Commission attended to several items relating to industrial development Tuesday, including the naming of the new access road going into the North Clarke Industrial Park where the new Louisiana Pacific plant is being built and the s More...

Commissioner DuBose opposes changing chairman rotation

Clarke County Commissioner Patricia DuBose took issue with a proposal suggesting eliminating the current rotation of the commission chairmanship among the five commissioners and offered a written statement at Monday's work session detailing her oppo More...

Commissioners to work with sheriff on deputy pay scale

Clarke County Commissioners tabled pay raises for sheriff's deputies Tuesday and said they wanted to get with Sheriff Bobby Moore to try and set up some kind of position scale with suggested salaries for different positions. More...

Sports

CPS teams fall to Faith, Ft. Dale

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators lost 63-26 to the visiting Lady Rams of Faith Academy this past Friday in Grove Hill. Corrie Allen had 18 points, five rebounds, two steals, two assists and two blocks to pace CPS. More...

Grant Newton gets hacked by a Faith player.

Photo by Randy Glass More...

Leandra Morgan fights for a loose ball last Friday night.

Photo by Randy Glass More...

Editorial

Alabama Scene

Polls tell story on Iraq

Via the magic of e-mail I received this week the results of two polls done by my buddy Dr. Gerald Johnson of the Capitol Survey Research Center and neither of them bode well for the Republican Party in Alabama. More...

Our Opinions

Good news starts '07

Just weeks into the new year, there's plenty of good economic news for the area. Three great stories appeared just last week. Toddtown native Richard Pugh is the CEO of a new plastic injection molding plant that will locate in Thomasville. More...

Replacing Tutwiler

And speaking of progress, we must comment on Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day's efforts to secure a new women's prison facility for the Thomasville area. More...

Schools

ASCC to host annual career fair Jan. 25-26

Alabama Southern will host the Third Annual Advanced Technology/Technical Career Fair on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 8 a.m. -2 p.m. and on Friday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. on the Thomasville campus. More...

Auburn University Montgomery tells recent graduates, honor students

Auburn University Montgomery held its fall commencement ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 16 with 256 students receiving degrees. Christopher Ryan Powell of Grove Hill earned a Bachelor of Science in Education. More...

Financial aid workshop to be held at CCHS

The Department of Counseling and Guidance at Clarke County High School will host a special financial aid workshop for 11th and 12th grade students and parents. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Room 108 on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Mrs. More...