February 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New quarters

Clarke County License Commissioner Linda Copeland and her staff moved into their new quarters in the existing courthouse a week ago. More...

Over $1 million to municipalities

Local Alabama Power managers recently presented local mayors with municipal property tax checks totaling over $1 million. More...

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Community

Commissioners OK salary ranges for sheriff's officers

Clarke County Commissioners Tuesday set ranges of pay for two positions in the Clarke County Sheriff's Department and attended to other matters related to the department. More...

Tobacco nixed on hospital property

As of Feb. 1 tobacco users have had to curb their cravings while seeking medical help, or visiting someone who needs it, in Grove Hill. More...

Fulton woman charged with leaving children in vehicle at T'ville Wal-Mart

A Fulton woman was arrested last week for leaving four children unattended in a vehicle. Thomasville police charged Shelitha Chantrell Jones with four counts of endangering the welfare of a child on Feb. More...

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Ebenezer Black History The Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have its annual Black History Program Sunday, Feb. 18 at noon. A short skit on Rosa Parks will be performed. Deacon Eugene Coats is the church clerk. Rev. More...

Church News

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Amity Baptist Church - Whatley
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Who you are will make all the difference

All of us have found ourselves in places and situations that caused us to be afraid or u n c o m - f o r t a b l e . Then, a c e r t a i n p e r s o n shows up and everything becomes okay. More...

Church Announcements

Tabernacle Church special Inspirational Tabernacle Church of God in Christ of Jackson will have a special service Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. with the Prophet D.L. Hughes of Orlando, Fla. Beverly Jackson is the pastor. More...

Grand jury issues murder indictments

Two men were indicted for murder and two for attempted murder when the Clarke County Grand Jury met week before last. William Jehue Fendley was indicted for reckless vehicle murder. More...

Shelby proud of money he's gotten for state

Senator admits Iraq is a 'quandary' but says he isn't ready to cut off war funds U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby told Clarke County residents Saturday that he makes no apologies for bringing all of the federal dollars he can home to Alabama. More...

Truck spill a big mess

"black liquor" overturned and ruptured in an accident on Highway 43 in Antioch near Ralph Clayton's shop last Thursday afternoon. Boise's Hazmat Team is shown making an earthen dam to contain the spillage. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chatmon

Lessie Mae Chatmon, 74, of Mobile died Feb. 7, 2007 at her residence. She was born Dec. 16, 1932. She was a native of Avery, Miss. and former resident of Jackson. More...

Morris

James Alexander Morris, 58, of Brooklyn, N.Y. died Feb. 3, 2007. He was a native of Jackson. Survivors include three sisters, Martha King, Jackson, Mary Smith, Brooklyn, N.Y., Cealie James, Nashville, Tenn. Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. More...

Roper

Joseph Roper, 58, of Toddtown died Feb. 8, 2007 at a nursing home in Mobile. He was born Oct. 13, 1948. He was a member of Pine Chapel No. 2 Baptist Church of Toddtown. Survivors include his wife, Maudie Gaines Roper; four sons, Joe N. More...

Sports

CCHS teams advance to sub-state playoffs

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs beat the Leopards of Mobile Christian 62-48 Monday night in Mobile to win the Class 3A, Area 1 tournament and earn the right to host in the sub-state round this Friday. More...

CCHS to hold alumni game today

The Clarke County High School baseball team will have their annual Old Timers alumni game Thursday (today) beginning at 5 p.m. at Hudson Park. This year's team will take on players from past season in a seven inning game. More...

Season ending deer

Hunting all in the family At right, Michael Harrison killed this 8-point buck during the recent hunting season. His daughter Lalee and son Mike help show off the deer. Mike, left photo, killed this 6-pointer the next day. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Rural development

There has been much talk in recent years about the disparities between rural Alabama and urban Alabama and the fact that rural Alabama could use a little help in boosting its development and well-being. Gov. More...

Second chances

The Clarke County School Board recently hired a former Thomasville police officer to be in charge of the alternative school in Grove Hill. Superintendent of Education Gerald Stephens recommended Carey Clayton and said he would do a good job. More...

Alabama Scene

A 'sacred issue'

It is something I have never figured out. In fact I have quit trying to figure it out. Alabamians go to the grocery story and pay as much as 10 cents or more for every dollar of items they purchase and they rarely if ever squawk. More...