July 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioner calls 911 criticism 'theatrical'

Members of the Clarke County E-911 board responded Monday morning to a critical commentary by Ivey Griffin, owner of WJDB-FM radio regarding the system. More...

Walker is new CPS headmaster

"Clarke Preparatory School has a reputation of being a good school. I want to be a part of making it an even better school," said David Walker, the Grove Hill school's new headmaster. Walker has been in the education field over 30 years. More...

Special Sections

Community

Clean-up in Ebenezer community

Members of the Ebenezer community recently spent the day collecting litter in the area. They picked up litter along Highway 84, Norris Road, Ebenezer Road and County Road 21. More...

CARD OF THANKS

May I say from the bottom of my heart how thankful Madge and I are to live in Grove Hill. There isn't a day that passes that someone doesn't bring us something from their garden or ask if there isn't something they can do for us. More...

Suspects with multiple charges booked into Clarke Co. Jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail include: Antonio Ester Adams, criminal trespassing, third degree, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Calendar

Calendar

HIV group to meet The Area HIV Prevention Group will meet Friday, July 13 at 11 a.m. in the Monroe County Health Department. Anyone interested in preventing the spread of HIV is invited to attend. More...

Church News

Area Church Announcements

Mt. Olive music workshop Mt. Olive #2 Missionary Baptist Church located at 105 Griffin Street in Jackson will continue its church music workshop Thursday, (tonight), July 12. The youth workshop will be from 4:30-6:45 p.m. More...

Rev. Jean Spikes honored

Editor's note: Mrs. Gynther is chairperson of the Alabama- West Florida Commission on the Status and Role of Women. This was her presentation to the Rev. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Courthouse annex

At long last, the new courthouse annex is completed. A ribbon-cutting was held Monday to formally open the new $3.5 million twostory addition to the Clarke County Courthouse. More...

What Others Say

Sentence questioned

It is extremely disturbing that Don Siegelman, the former governor of Alabama, was hauled off to jail this week. More...

View from Montgomery

A political hit?

Is the Don Siegelman conspiracy theory growing legs? As Alabama Congressman Artur Davis and the New York Times weigh in on seeking an investigation into the prosecution of former Gov. More...

Schools

Students honored at UA during spring semester

A total of 4,316 students enrolled during the spring 2007 semester at The University of Alabama made the Dean's List with academic records of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale), or the President's List with academic records of 4.0 (all As). More...

Advisory: Limit river fish meals

Claiborne area, lower 'Bigbee noted for high mercury content

Fishermen casting their rods and reels along the lower Tombigbee River and in the Claiborne Lock and Dam reservoir on the Alabama River should limit consumption of their catches, especially if it is largemouth bass, according to the Alabama Departm More...

Courthouse offices spread out into new annex

The new $3.56 million annex to the Clarke County Courthouse was officially opened Monday morning. More...

Fire burns up mobile home

Fire started around the electrical box of Wayne and Paulette Powell's mobile home on the Pineywoods Road in the Helwestern community south of Grove Hill early Friday evening. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Anton

Edward "Tony" Anton, 93, of Jackson died July 8, 2007 in an area hospital. He was born May 20, 1914. He was a native of Exeter, Nebraska. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. He was a retired millwright. More...

Lathan

Flora Mae Lathan, 85, of Jackson died July 5, 2007 in a health care facility in Clarke County. She was born Sept. 11, 1921. She was a native of Green County, Miss. She was a member of Springbank Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Smith

John L. (Johnny) Smith, 84, of Mobile died June 25, 2007 at a local nursing home. He was born Jan. 22, 1923 in Ramer. He was a native of Wagarville. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leroy. He was a member of the VFW. More...

Sports

North Clarke all-stars advancing

The North Clarke 14-year-old all-stars have assured themselves a spot in the South substate tournament in Enterprise as they beat Fairhope 15-0 Monday night in Jackson in District play. More...

North Clarke 13-year-old all-stars fall in tournament

The North Clarke thirteenyear old All-Star Baseball team went two and out in the District Seven tournament being played in Thomasville this past weekend. More...

That's a big catfish

Richard Williams, left, from Coffeeville caught this 53-pound blue catfish last Friday while fishing at the Coffeeville Lock and Dam. He caught it using a rod with 50-pound test line baited with whole shad. More...

Lifestyle

Reeves-Wade exchange vows in Jackson

Jody Renee Reeves and Walter Leon Wade were united in marriage on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 4 in the afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Bro. Stacey Harrell of Greenville. More...

Parden-Phillips plan July 21 ceremony

Paul and Nita Parden of Excel announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Lauren Parden of Excel to Thomas Alan Phillips of Grove Hill, son of Thomas and Lisa Phillips of Grove Hill. More...

Final Wedding Plans

Danley-Ibrahim Jennifer Marie Danley and Ramy Ibrahim will exchange marriage vows Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at Gladesville Baptist Church in Antioch, Tenn. Miss Danley is the daughter of Mrs. Larry Danley and the late Larry Danley. More...