June 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug screening approved for JHS

The Clarke County Board of Education approved June 20 drug screening for students involved in extracurricular activities at Jackson High School. The screening will also affect students who want parking privileges. More...

Power outage knocks out 800

A power outage left parts of Grove Hill and Whatley in the dark for several hours Sunday. Judy Graham, local Alabama Power manager, said power went out about 5 a.m. Sunday, affecting about 800 customers. More...

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Community

Need for HIPPY program stressed to school board

"My children grew up with two parents, and it was hard….I can only imagine the problems of a single-parent family trying to put food on the table (and) manage a household," Judy Graham told Clarke County Board of Education members June 20. More...

Summer reading program at library

Chelsea Bailey of the Grove Hill Public Library is joined by local children June 20 for a session of the Summer Reading Program. This year's theme is "Get a Clue." Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

Resident complains about condition of Good Hope Road

Sonya Stallworth asked the Clarke County Commission for help Tuesday on maintaining the Good Hope Road. "My car has been shaken to pieces," she said. She was concerned whether the road department had enough employees to maintain county roads. More...

Calendar

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Riverbank Festival set Wilcox Riverbank Festival will be Friday, June 29 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Roland Cooper State Park in Camden with a jazz concert and great food. More...

Church News

Volunteers help build Louisiana church

Grove Hill resident Norman Downey and the New Faith Baptist Builders recently completed a week-long mission trip to Bastrop, Louisiana to aid in the construction of Tillou Baptist Church. More...

Methodists raise funds to fight malaria

"Across America the United Methodist Church is teaming up with a number of very diverse organizations, like the NBA, Sports Illustrated, United Nations Foundation, and others, to raise money to purchase chemically treated mosquito nets for the chil More...

Joshua Fellowship celebrates anniversary

The Joshua Generation Fellowship started on July 2, 2006. Since that time, they have experienced a fresh move of the Spirit of God. They have grown in attendance, been financially blessed, and most of all, their people have grown spiritually. More...

Lifestyle

Johnsons, Jacksons to gather for reunion

The descendants of Sherman and Annie Mary Johnson Jackson will gather the week-end of July 6-8, 2007, to celebrate the Jackson/Johnson Descendants' Family Reunion. It will take place in Grove Hill. More...

Barfield bikes 416 miles!

Grove Hill native Ed Barfield, 58, recently completed the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia (BRAG) from Columbus, GA., to Savannah. Barfield, Clarke County High School graduate in 1967, rode 416 miles in seven days. More...

Chapmans to celebrate 60 years of marriage July 1 at Atmore church

The children and grandchildren of Giles and Kathryn Tarleton Chapman will host a reception in honor of the couple's 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, July 1 in Atmore. More...

E-911 monthly tariff to be $2

The Clarke County E-911 Board voted June 25 to raise the tariff on household land-line phones from 75 cents to $2-permonth. The tariff on businesses will increase from $1.88 to $2-per-month. More...

County caught up in lawsuit against LP

RWS Construction, Inc. of North Carolina filed suit June 8 in Clarke County Circuit Court against Louisiana Pacific Corporation (LP) and Clarke County. More...

Hot fire makes hot day hotter

It got hotter than expected June 21 on a warm day for a woman driver whose automobile caught fire and was destroyed on Old Highway 5 north of Grove Hill. The Grove Hill firefighters responded to the call at approximately 12:50 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clark

Lois Belle Clark, 96, of Thomasville died June 17, 2007 at Thomasville Nursing Home. She was born April 18, 1911 in Sunny South. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was a retired machine operator. More...

Glass

Percy Lamar Glass, 84, of Theodore, died June 22, 2007 at NHC Healthcare in Anniston. He was born May 20, 1923 in Octagon. He was a former deacon of Fulton Road Baptist Church in Mobile from 1972 to 1974. More...

Lynn

Audrey Margaret Lynn, 67, of Sweet Water died June 20, 2007 at her residence. She was born Oct. 30, 1939 in Louisiana. She was a member of Hoboken Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Sports

Time for free passes to stop

Sports Scene

To be honest I do not see professional athletes, actors and actresses as role models. Just because they get paid a lot of money to do what they do does not annoint them to be what we should all aspire to be. More...

9 & 10-year-old all-stars doing well in Camden

The Grove Hill 9-10-year-old baseball team lost 11-3 to Thomasville Monday night in Camden. Hunter Spidle and Chaunce Chapman pitched for Grove Hill. More...

Softball all-stars fall in Gilbertown

The Thomasville 13-15-yearold softball all-stars dropped both of their games in the District tournament in Gilbertown this past weekend. Thomasville lost the opener Friday night 10-4 to Linden. More...

Editorial

Fireworks safety

Independence Day and fireworks go together like ice cream and cake but we all need to remember some legal and safety restrictions before we light the fuses this Fourth. The U.S. More...

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A busy year so far!

Inside the Statehouse

As we approach mid-year 2007 allow me to offer to you a glimpse of events and happenings in Alabama politics in potpourri fashion. A lot has happened, the continuing unraveling of the Jr. More...

Records

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications John Joseph Miller III, to Melanie Simmons Garrett; Gabriel Wade Tiggs, to Erica Denise Duncan; Jeremy Paul Overstreet, to Catherine Nicole Poole; Bryan Lee Arbogast, to Janice Darlene Odom; Patrick Ian Phillips, to More...