April 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Local rep's stronger beer bill falls short

A local legislator who is also a minister was the sponsor of a failed bill that would have increased the alcohol content of beer in order for imported and gourmet beers to be sold in the state. More...

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Repeat offender gets 20 years for sexual assault of 6-year-old

A man charged with sexual abuse of a six-year-old girl decided at the last minute not to let his case go to trial Tuesday and pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in the state penitentiary as a habitual offender. More...

New probate office taking shape

Construction workers were working on the new Clarke County Probate Office this week. The office, on the main floor of the existing courthouse, will include a front office and an office for the probate judge. More...

69-year-old knocked in head with tire tool and robbed of $600

A local businessman was knocked out with a tire tool and robbed of $600 Saturday near his home and shop in the Mt. Zion community west of Grove Hill. More...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

NAACP meets tonight The Clarke County National Association Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) meeting will be Thursday, (tonight), April 12 at 6 p.m. Asking Executive board and all other members to attend Gospel singing for relay Mt. More...

Editorial

What Others Say Work together, Senators

Dangle a 62 percent pay hike in front of most Alabama workers, and chances are the work would be close to commensurate with the pay. Hand it over to the Alabama Senate, and what do its members do? Quit working. More...

Culverhouse needs to go

State school board members should fire Interim Chancellor Renee Culverhouse. Then any of them who support her attempt to hush details about the scandal in the two-year college system should resign. Ms. More...

Your Elected Officials

President George W. Bush, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C., 20510, Ph. 202-456-1414. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, 110 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510, Ph. 202-224-5744. E-mail: senator@ shelby.senate. More...

Wireless Internet coming to Clarke County

Wireless Internet is in the making for Clarke County, the Thomasville City Council learned Monday night. More...

Local butcher charged with delivering stolen groceries

Local restaurant owner charged with receiving stolen property

A Grove Hill butcher has been charged with stealing groceries from the store where he was employed and delivering them to a restaurant across the street and the restaurant owner has been charged with receiving stolen property. More...

Bids advertised for water service to new LP plant

Water appears to be finally on the way to the new Louisiana Pacific plant under construction just south of Thomasville. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackson

Champion Jackson Jr., 58 of Rockville died April 6, 2007 at Select Specialty Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. He was born Aug. 22, 1948. He worked as a saw operator for C.E. Harrell. More...

Steele

Annie Ree Steele, 69, of Jackson died April 10 at Jackson Health Care. She was born June 22, 1937. She was a native of Marengo County. She was a member of Star Zion A.M.E. Zion Church of Jackson. More...

Baugh

Lyda Elaine Walker Baugh, 67, of Grove Hill died April 8, 2007 at a local hospital. She was born Feb. 20, 1940. She was a member of Bassetts Creek Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Sports

AUM's Kelley sets school season hit mark

AUM's Junior Kelley Montgomery, Ala. - Maintaining a lengthy hitting streak is one of the more difficult tasks to accomplish in baseball. It requires intense focus and concentration from an athlete during every game, if not every at-bat. More...

Kelley named conference player of the week

AUM second baseman Junior Kelley of Whatley was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday for his outstanding performances in wins over Columbus State and Shorter College. More...

Lady Gators beat JA Lady Eagles twice

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators dropped a close game with area foe Faith 6-4 last Thursday in Grove Hill. Tess Ackerman went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead the team. Haley Hill went 2-for-4. Corrie Allen was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI. More...