October 18, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Arrests made by Sheriff's Department

The following arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail over the past week. Raynell Lamar Armstrong, failed to pay as ordered, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

Man arrested for indecent exposure

Thomasvile police arrested a man last week for indecent exposure. Earnest Darrell Butler was in a phone booth when he was observed exposing himself. He told officers he needed to use the restroom and didn't think anyone saw. More...

Bridge tournament benefits auxiliary

The annual Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary bridge tournament was held Oct. 13 at the Southern Magnolia. More...

Hill wins AP door prize

Verona Hill of Grove Hill was the door prize winner Oct. 9 during the recent Customer Appreciation Week at the local Alabama Power store. Hill received a digital weather radio. More...

James honored at Theodore High

Nurse Claretta James has been selected as Employee of the Month at Theodore High School in the Mobile County Public School System. James was nominated because of her outstanding dedication to the students at this school. More...

Cookie Dough Sale This Week at GHES

Students at Grove Hill Elementary will begin selling cookie dough on Oct. 18. This is a huge PTA fundraiser for the school. This year the money earned from this sale will be used to help purchase needed desks and furnishings. More...

TDS donates to Grove Hill Chamber

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce received a $1,000 donation last week from TDS Telecom. Pictured are Cheryl Horton, chamber president, and Donnie Free, market manager with TDS. Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

Alabama producers celebrate Beef Month

October has been proclaimed Beef Month by Governor Bob Riley as he salutes the 25,000 cattle producers in Alabama. More...

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Scene from Sam Hughston's farm in Jackson More...

Beef recipes

CHILI SALSA BEEF POT ROAST Total preparation and cooking time: 2-1/2 hours 1 boneless beef chuck shoulder pot roast (about 3 pounds) 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper More...

Alabama producers approved for AGR-Lite insurance

The United States Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced recently that it has approved expansion of the Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite (AGR-Lite) plan of insurance in Alabama, clearing the way for producers in need of insur More...

ACF scholarships available for children of members

Since 1992, more than $350,000 from the Alabama Cattlemen's Foundation has been awarded to the sons and daughters of ACA members. More...

Forms for Census of Agriculture to be mailed in December

America's farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to make their voices heard and help shape the future of agriculture for years to come. That opportunity will come to their mailboxes in the form of the 2007 Census of Agriculture. More...

Area construction bringing workers, jobs

Area construction projects have local motels and RV parks filled with more RV parks on the drawing boards for the surge of construction workers expected when work starts on the new ThyssenKrupp steel mill at Calvert. More...

Chilton burglary suspects arrested

Three suspects were arrested in the burglary of a residence on Highway 154 in the Chilton community. More...

ASCC receives third Bellwether nomination

Alabama Southern Community College has received its third nomination for the National Bellwether Award. More...

VFD receives check from Sanders

Hank Sanders (right), State Senator for the 23rd District, is shown presenting a check to Harold Agee in the amount of $3,300 for the Opine-Tallahatta Springs Volunteer Fire Department of Thomasville. Contributed Photo More...

Forgotten how good 'fair' food can be

Memories & Recipes

I've just come back from the fair in Montgomery! Not because I wanted to take the grandkids to a big fair; the fair in Jackson offers everything found in Montgomery. I took them because Erin with many other area girls who attend Mrs. More...

HIPPY training held in Grove Hill

Training for parent educators in Clarke County's Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, HIPPY program was held at Clarke County Department of Human Resources in Grove Hill Oct. 15-17. More...

Final Plans

Locco-Creel Luci Selena Locco and Jesse Daniel Creel, both of Baltimore, Md. will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Oct. 20 in Baltimore. Miss Locco is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mario Locco of Parkville, Md. Mr. Creel is the son of John R. More...

Firefighters honored during Jackson parade

The annual Jackson Fire Prevention Parade was held Oct. 10 featuring firefighters and firefighting vehicles, high school marching bands, Boy and Girl Scouts, dance teams, and cheerleaders of every age from all over Clarke County. More...

GHES receives grant from Senator Sanders

Principal Kathy Spidle of Grove Hill Elementary School (left) along with several other principals from Clarke County each recently received $2,000 from State Senator Hank Sanders. More...

Beef Facts!

behind broilers in cash receipts among Alabama farm commodities. Alabama cattle producers sold over $469 million worth of cattle and calves last year. More...

Market good for Clarke County cattle farmers

Dunagan of Coffeeville, president of the Clarke County Cattlemen's Association. "I contribute a lot of it to these new type of dishes (which promote use of beef)." Area cattlemen pay money into a "Check Off" program every time a cow is sold. More...

2007 Farm Bill delayed, but for how long?

Despite earnest attempts, lawmakers involved in the protracted farm bill debate never managed to execute a winning Hail Mary pass before the clock ran out in overtime. The 2002 Farm Bill technically expired Sept. More...

Ag economists see sharp rise in farmland values

For the third year in a row, Alabama farmland has posted a double-digit increase in value, rising to a record high average of $3,100 per acre, U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates show. More...

Cattlemen recognized during February banquet

Clarke County Cattlemen pose with Dr. Tony Frazier, State Veterinarian, at the annual banquet Feb. 3, 2007. From left are Ray Clarke, county vice president; Dr. More...