June 28, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Arrests booked through county jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the past week include: Rosie Lee Bernard, failure to appear on driving with suspended license, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Thomasville police tell past week's arrests

Thomasville Police Department's arrest report for the week of June 18-June 24 is listed. Norman Lee Brown, prohibited person in possession of a firearm (warrant) for United States District Court, arrested June 23. More...

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...

Closing in and opening up at GHES

Changes are underway at Grove Hill Elementary School. At left, the "pods" that had once been a large open space for several classrooms are being walled in as individual classrooms. More...

New chamber scholarships honor Vivian Gilmore

Mobile chamber executive speaks at Grove Hill chamber's annual meet

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce is honoring longtime businesswoman and community advocate Vivian Gilmore with scholarships in her name to be presented to deserving high school seniors at Clarke County High School and Clarke Preparatory Scho More...

T'ville council looking to convert industrial land into residential lots

The City of Thomasville could be going into the residential property development business. The city's industrial development board has asked for approval of a measure that would convert industrial park land into residential lots. More...

USDA/FSA elections set

Wyatt Hendry, County Executive Director of the Clarke/Washington County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Office, recently announced that agricultural producers can nominate eligible candidates to serve on USDA-FSA county committees now through August 1, 2 More...

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...

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...

Work continues on new overpass in Jackson

A backhoe labors on the embankments of the new Industrial Road overpass bridge over the Norfolk-Southern railroad tracks in Jackson this week. More...

County applauded for support of United Way

Joe Hunt (left), chairman of the Clarke County Commission, receives a plaque Tuesday from Rachel Lindsey acknowledging the $5,710 county employees raised for the United Way of Southwest Alabama. 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...

County water rate increase sought

Jack Greer, Clarke County Utilities Superintendent, asked the County Commission Monday for increases to water consumption rates for the county water system. "Our suppliers have increased the cost of water to us," he said. More...

LHS teacher charged with sex with student

Residents of the Leroy community were shocked this past weekend when a local teacher was arrested and charged for allegedly having sexual relations with one of her 14-year-old male students. More...

Sonic's location confirmed in Jax

During his comments to the council at Tuesday night's meeting, Jackson Mayor Richard Long said the location of the Sonic restaurant had been approved by the city's planning commission. More...

Family reunions set

Chance & Scyrene

The Taite, Tate, Edwards family reunion will be held July 27- 29. The location has been changed from Blount High School in Mobile to Belsaw/Mt. V e r n o n School in Mt. Vernon. Arrival and welcome will be held from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. More...