August 16, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Clarke Prep's enrollment over 400

David Walker, the new headmaster at Clarke Prep, spoke to faculty, staff and parents in the school gym during an Open House held Aug. 9. More...

Stephens no fan of 'No Child Left Behind' law

Gerald Stephens, superintendent of the Clarke County School System, again criticized the federal "No Child Left Behind" act of 2001 after Jackson Intermediate School and Gillmore Elementary School were recently placed on "School Improvement, Year T More...

County to work with Corps on Old Lock One Park

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to partner with the U.S. Corps of Engineers to improve the park facilities at Lock One in the Salipta community. More...

Beer distributors give to T'ville wets

Beer distributors contributed to the campaign to legalize alcohol in Thomasville but their contributions were far less than what local churches gave to the campaign to fight sales. More...

Drug arrest made in Grove Hill fast food parking lot Saturday

Local and county lawmen arrested a man in the parking lot of Bertile's Fast Food restaurant in Grove Hill on drug charges Saturday morning. Deputy Rob Bost pulled Deon Dickinson over for a DUI investigation. More...

T'ville fire station bids come in high

The City of Thomasville has received bids for renovation of the No. 2 fire station on Old Highway 5. The project was budgeted at $150,000. The lowest bid was from Assurance Service Inc. of Thomasville with $241,144. More...

Courthouse security committee hears about blocked-open doors, courtroom policies, more

The Clarke County Courthouse Security Committee met Tuesday- its first meeting since 2005- and talked about security issues such as personnel, locked doors, courtroom policies and more. More...

Clarke litter committee seeks funding

Members of Clarke County Citizens Against Litter (CCCAL) brain-stormed with District 65 Rep. Marc Keahey, during their Aug. 2 meeting, about ways to obtain funding for the committee's operations. Rep. More...

Area churches are holding a variety of events this month

Chance & Scyrene

Happy anniversary to Freddie Lee and Evelean Kidd who observed their wedding anniversary on Aug. 6. May they enjoy many more years of wedded bliss. The annual homecoming at St. Thomas A.M.E. More...

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...

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...

CARD OF THANKS

This is such a small way to say Thank You for all you did for me and my family during Joe's illness and death. Special thanks go to the ladies at Horeb Baptist Church and my church family. Blessings to all. More...

Signs of growth in Jackson

Sign erected for new Walgreens. More...

Keahey donates funds

District 65 State Representative Marc Keahey (D-Grove Hill) presented Clarke County Superintendent Gerald Stephens with a check for $11,000 Monday. More...

Jackson council approves vicious dog ordinance

In a 4-1 vote, Tuesday, the Jackson City Council approved an ordinance which holds the owners of dogs that commit attacks on other animals and humans responsible for keeping them safely contained. More...

Thomasville police report arrests made during week of Aug. 6-12

The Thomasville Police Department weekly reports for the week of Aug. More...

Watch out for snakes

Rev. Kenneth Thomas, who works with the Clarke County Department of Utilities, killed this 4-foot, 9- inch rattlesnake last week. The snake has 12 rattles and a button. He killed it mid-morning on the Asbury Road. More...

Don't go fishing with me!

Memories & Recipes

As hot as it has been, you need to plan your recreational activities around water. I couldn't help but think about a time when my brother, Pete, took me fishing in his boat. I kept letting the fish get away. More...

Mississippi Pecan Fest slated

The Perry County Historical Society in conjunction with the Mississippi Pecan Festival is currently taking applications for the Quilt Show for this year's festival. The 20th Annual Pecan Festival will be held on Sept. More...