October 4, 2007 RSS feed / Community

C'ville wreck at 69 and 84

A car collided with a log truck Tuesday afternoon at the Texaco station near the intersection of Highways 84 and 69 in Coffeeville. There was minor damage, and no injuries. More...

Coffeeville Town Council votes against pay increase for itself

The Coffeeville Town Council Tuesday voted against pay increases for the mayor and council members. The pay increase would have been in effect after next year's municipal election. When the issue was brought up, council member Pearlie S. More...

Bulldogs hold pep rally at Grove Hill Elementary

A pep rally for the Clarke County High School Bulldogs football team was held Sept. 28 at Grove Hill Elementary School. The team, coaches, marching band and cheerleaders were on hand for the afternoon rally. The children greeted mascot Clarke C. More...

Stubbs arrested by TPD for burglary

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of Sept. 24- 30 include: Travis Sentel Stubbs, burglary, third degree (warrant), criminal mischief, second degree, (warrant), criminal trespass, arrested Sept. 24. More...

Southern Magnolia club hears C'ville Mayor

The Southern Magnolia Woman's Club met Sept. 14 at the Alfa building in Grove Hill. The guest speaker for the meeting was Mayor Faye Cotten of Coffeeville. She discussed the job of a small town mayor and the obstacles a woman mayor faces. More...

Registrars help citizens with voting registration

The Clarke County Board of Registrars began their new four-year term Oct. 1. Registrars include Martha Dumas, Jean Payne and Louise Knox. Individuals may register to vote when they turn 18. They must be U.S. More...

Clarke school gets money

State Sen. Pat Lindsey, D-Butler, right, presented a $16,650 check to Clarke County School Superintendent Gerald Stephens last week. The funds came from a community service grant and is an appropriation of the education trust fund. More...

C'ville RSVP Club hears program

The Coffeeville RSVP met Sept. 4 at the Nutrition Center with 15 members present. Mary Dunagan called the meeting to order. After the pledge to the flag, Bro. Al Dykeman led in prayer. More...

Area students complete UA rural health program

A select group of high school students from across the state recently completed the 2007 Rural Health Scholars Program at The University of Alabama. More...

Teacher with local connections honored at Atlanta school

Jacquelyn Cox-Pace received Sky Haven's Best 2007 Teacher of the Year award Thursday, Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. at Sky Haven Elementary School in Atlanta, Ga. More...

Local girls win national beauty titles

Leighton Powell and KeKe Cummings, both of Grove Hill, recently competed at the national level of the International Miss Youth Development Program competition in Nashville, Tenn. More...

Fire Prevention Week starts Oct. 7

The Jackson Fire Department will kick off Fire Prevention Week with church inspections on Sunday, Oct. 7. Immediately following inspections the JFD will attend Sunday morning church service together. More...

Kathryn Tucker Windham champions storytelling art

Famous author and storyteller honored with celebration at Alabama Southern Community College in her hometown of Thomasville

Don't ask famed storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham whether I-Pods would be useful in spreading the art of storytelling. "The thing about storytelling is it's a personal thing," she said. "There's a real person talking to real people. More...

Stabbings keep local lawmen busy over weekend

Two men were stabbed and another hit on the head with a board during two altercations over the weekend. On Friday evening Eric Lamar Davis Jr. More...

Struggling Movie Gallery closing Grove Hill store and 519 others

The Movie Gallery store in Grove Hill is one of 520 being closed by the video rental chain as it struggles to cut costs and pay off debt. More...

Diamond dispute gets out of hand, arrest made

A Grove Hill woman was arrested Monday after causing a disturbance at the Diamond gas station. Apparently Arlene Parish got into an argument with station manager Judy Jordan and another employee. More...

Local hospital sees growth in its Geriatric Psych unit

The Geriatric Psychology unit could prove a growth area for the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, administrator Doug Sewell told the Board of Directors Sept. 27. The clinic is filled and at times has had a waiting list, he said. More...

Superintendent supports state teacher mentoring program

Gerald Stephens, Clarke County Schools superintendent, praised Sept. 27 the new state-mandated Teacher Mentoring program. "We're training a person from our system to handle the mentoring program," he said. More...

New Bolivar County, Miss. circuit clerk from Grove Hill

Marilyn L. Brown-Kelly, formerly of Grove Hill, recently won the election for the position of Circuit Clerk in Bolivar County, Mississippi. Mrs. Brown -Kelly has been residing in Mississippi for 10 years along with her husband, Randall Kelly. More...

Hair dryer shocks Grove Hill town clerk

By Kathryn F. Pickard News Reporter

Grove Hill Town Clerk Cheryl Hicks was electrocuted by her hair dryer Monday morning. According to Mayor Lamar Hudson, Hicks was drying her hair when the dryer stopped. More...

Some CenturyTel phone customers may get assistance

Low-income consumers in CenturyTel service areas may qualify for assistance programs Low-income consumers may qualify for assistance programs that will reduce the cost of initial telephone installation and basic monthly service, according to a rec More...

Correction

A person in the picture of the Bethel School's first grade reunion last week was identified incorrectly. The woman standing in the picture was Ruby Harper Physer. More...

Ambassadors help with Windham event

The 2007 -2008 Alabama Southern Ambassadors helped in many ways at the Kathryn Tucker Windham event last Saturday at Alabama Southern in Thomasville. More...

Met Life Blimp seen in Grove Hill skies

The Met Life Insurance Blimp hovered recently over the Grove Hill community. The blimp is a fixture at many televised sporting events. Photo by Ross Wood More...

Fall Festival Nov. 3 in Jackson

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce is hastily preparing for the Fall Festival as they celebrate the 25th Year Anniversary. More...

Skating rink opens in Grove Hill

George Jones, owner of the new Twin Rivers Skating Rink in Grove Hill, cuts the ribbon formally opening the recreational facility last Friday as family, friends, employees and Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce officials assist. More...

Ashton wows Grand Ole Opry with her premier performance

Here is an excerpt from a review by "Matt C" on the 9513 Country Music website about Coffeeville native and Leroy resident Ashton Shepherd's premier performance on the Grand Ole Opry Saturday. More...