March 15, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Man dies in accident on Hwy. 69 early Sunday

A south Texas man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 69 south of Coffeeville early Sunday morning. Jesus Maria Perez of Mission, Texas was killed when his truck hit the end of the Satilpa Creek bridge and flipped. More...

Toddlers remain in USA Hospital

Two toddlers who fell in a pool and nearly drowned last Thursday at a home daycare in Jackson remain at the University of South Alabama Children's and Women's Hospital in Mobile. More...

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Community

Termites and wet wood a problem at BOE building

A wet floor and termites in the Clarke County Board of Education building on Cobb Street in Grove Hill is not a good combination and county commissioners took up some time Tuesday to discuss the problem. More...

Rural planning group to meet March 20 in Grove Hill

A meeting of the Clarke county Citizens Advisory Committee of the Alabama Tombigbee Rural Planning Organization (RPO) has been scheduled for March 20, 6 p.m., in the auditorium of the Alabama Department of Transportation building in Grove Hill. More...

CARD OF THANKS

Thank you to our families, friends, our home church, First Baptist Jackson, area churches, co-workers at Alabama Power, Jackson Volunteer Fire Dept., Thomasville ER, JETS, UAB and all others who were with us during or after my accident. More...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

JHS '77 Class meets Jackson High School 1977 Class Reunion Committee will hold a meeting at the Jackson Steakhouse Saturday, March 17 at 4 p.m. Call Laura Donald at 251-769-8607. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

TCOC weekend gospel Thomasville Church Of Christ located at the corner of Third Street and Worl will have a weekend gospel meeting Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18. There will be different speakers each service. More...

Church of the Week

Okalona Methodist Church More...

1. Is the book of 3 Corinthians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who received the command from God, "Take off your sandals"? Abraham, Joshua, Aaron, Moses 3. From John 21, how many times did Jesus ask Peter, "Do you love me"? More...

Legislators say 61%raise is justified

Despite a voice vote that masked individual Alabama legislators' votes on a controversial 61 percent pay raise last week, local legislators contacted by this newspaper readily admitted that they voted to raise their pay by $18,790-from $30,710 to $4 More...

Water systems, fire departments are scrutinized

Clarke County Commissioners this week questioned the oversight, powers and obligations of rural water authorities and rural fire departments and agreed that both need to be looked at more closely to make sure they are serving the public to the best More...

Becton Field honors work

Clarke Prep School officially dedicated the high school baseball facility in honor of longtime supporter John Becton March 6 in a ceremony prior to the game with Wilcox Academy. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Curtis

Rufus "Bott" Curtis, 76, of Morvin died March 10, 2007 at Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born May 2, 1930. He was a former resident of Mt. Vernon. More...

Williams

Rosie Earl Williams, 83, of Coffeeville died March 5, 2007 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Aug. 21, 1923. She was a member of Cedar Point Baptist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher. More...

Bumpers

Dorothy Belle Gardner Bumpers, 65, of Winn died March 9, 2007 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. She was born March 9, 1941. She was a member of Berry's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church. More...

Sports

Gators extend baseball record to 11-0 with PA win

The Clarke Prep School Gators baseball team improved to 11-0 on the season as they beat archrival Patrician Academy 10-8, coming from behind in the late innings Monday afternoon. More...

Lady Bulldogs off to a great start in softball

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs are off and running with a 3-0 record after they beat the Lady Wildcats of Millry 15-3 Monday afternoon on Wildcat Hill in Millry. More...

Bulldogs beat Monroe Co.

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs found their batting stroke as they beat the visiting Tigers of Monroe County 11-1 Tuesday afternoon at Hudson Park. Hunter Cross went 3-for-4 with a 2-run homer, a double and three RBI. More...

Editorial

Legislators' gall

Our local legislators made no bones- and certainly no apologies- for voting themselves a 62 percent pay raise in the opening week of the regular legislative session. We admire their honesty but we deplore their greed and their arrogance. More...

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Alabama Scene

Riley bows to AEA

One of you with a better memory than I've got will surely provide me with the answer but decades ago there was a TV commercial…I think it was for a cigarette brand…in which the man said "I'd rather fight than switch." Gov. More...