August 16, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners hear from groups about economic development roles

Twin Rivers gets funding, named 'point of contact' for development efforts

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to make the Twin Rivers Economic Development Partnership the formal "point of contact" for the county with state development agencies. More...

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Community

Jury decides Scyrene land dispute last week

A land dispute was settled by a Clarke County Circuit Court jury last week with jurors ruling in favor of a woman who claimed the 14-plus acres had been in her family since 1913. More...

A pretty spot

With the Satilpa Creek bridge being closed and no traffic on Highway 69, it was a good time to admire the beauty of the creek and snap a few photographs Monday afternoon. "Indian Place Names in Alabama" by Dr. William A. More...

Capitol flag for Grove Hill

Congressman Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, visited Grove Hill Tuesday afternoon and talked to constituents at Grove Hill Town Hall. He presented a U.S. Flag to the Town of Grove Hill that had flown over the Capitol in Washington, D.C. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County DHR meeting Clarke County DHR Board meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the board room. The DHR building is located at 22609 Highway 84 in Grove Hill. This will be a quarterly meeting. Lou I. Boykin is the director. More...

Lifestyle

Kelley-Slayton say vows in Montgomery

Holly Slayton and Keith "Junior" Kelley Jr. exchanged wedding vows June 23, 2007 at The Oaks Plantation in Montgomery. The Rev. Scott Slayton, cousin of the bride, united the couple. More...

Crosbys have daughter

Steven and Lindsey Crosby announce the arrival of a daughter, Emma Katherine Crosby, born July 11, 2007, at Spring Hill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. She weighed six lbs., one ounce and measured 19 1/4 inches long. More...

Gibson daughter born June 29

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Allen (nee Daphne Mullins) Gibson of Toxey announce the arrival of a daughter, Rheagan Nicole Gibson, born June 29, 2007 at 3:19 p.m. at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Mississippi. She weighed seven lbs., two ozs. More...

Cut bridge shuts down Highway 69

A Mobile Asphalt Company crew, cutting up the old asphalt on Alabama Highway 69 south of Coffeeville Monday, cut right through a section of the Satilpa Creek relief bridge before realizing the error. More...

Heavier caseload and longer days prompt grand jurors to request padded seats

The criminal caseload continues to grow in Clarke County. A record 319 indictments were returned by the Clarke County Grand Jury last week out of 372 presentments by District Attorney Spence Walker. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lloyd

Audrey June Lloyd, 88, of Grove Hill died Aug. 14, 2007 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 17, 1918. She was a member of Horeb Baptist Church in Whatley. She had worked for Vanity Fair Mills where she was a seamstress. More...

Etheridge

Margaret S. Etheridge, 84, of Camden, died Aug. 7, 2007 at Camden Nursing Facility. She was born Sept. 3, 1922 in Grove Hill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, S.D. Etheridge, Camden; one daughter, Roselyn K. More...

Luker

Julia "Sis" Luker, 79, of Camden died Aug. 12, 2007 at her residence. She was born July 20, 1928 in Delair, N.J. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Thomasville. She was a former member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Delair. More...

Business

ThyssenKrupp plant's tax impact on Clarke County estimated at $20,000 annually

A second study downplays the impact of the new ThyssenKrupp steel mill on Clarke County and other rural counties in southwest Alabama. More...

Industry looks at Coffeeville

Mayor Faye Cotten told the Coffeeville Town Council during last week's meeting that a representative from an unnamed industry had been in town looking for a site along the river to locate. More...

Clarke-Mobile Gas sends mayors, others to New York City

A recent trip to New York was made by board members, Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day, Grove Hill Mayor Lamar Hudson, and Jackson Mayor Richard Long and management team members, Al Bean, C.J. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Beating the heat

It is hot, in case you didn't know. Hotter than it has ever been. Records have been broken all over the state with temperatures soaring into the triple digits every day for the past several days. More...

Other Opinions

'Bush's Brain' quits

In the fall of 1970, 19-yearold Karl Rove used a fake identity to break into the campaign office of Alan Dixon, who was running for state treasurer in Illinois. Mr. More...

Two old statesmen gone

Editor's Notes

The great American humorist Will Rogers said all he knew was what he read in the newspapers. I'm in the newspaper business but I'm kind of like that too. Here's a few thoughts on recent news items around the state. More...