November 8, 2007 RSS feed / Community

C'ville police chief in the right place at the right time

While traveling to work on Friday, Nov. 2, Chief Harrell was driving from the north on U.S. 43 in Jackson when he received an All Points Bulletin for a Black Tahoe with Silver Rims occupied by three white males. More...

Neighbor's actions nips fire at elderly woman's residence

A Grove Hill man responded quickly to a fire scare at an elderly neighbor's residence and likely helped advert a house fire and possible tragedy. More...

Device may increase gas mileage by 22%

Boston - National Fuelsaver Corp. has developed a low cost automotive accessory called the Platinum Gas Saver which is guaranteed to increase gas mileage by 22% while meeting all emission standards. More...

Grove Hill hospital needs new CT scanner

Hospital board told the device would cost at least $400,000

Phyllis Barnes, Radiology Manager at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, emphasized the need for a new CT (computed tomography) scanner to the Board of Directors at their Oct. 25 meeting. The new scanner will cost at least $400,000. More...

GHES students donate $100 to CCHS cheerleaders

Students from Grove Hill Elementary School recently donated $100 to the varsity cheerleaders at Clarke County High School. The money was raised through sales of photos of the children taken with mascot Clarke C. Dawg. More...

New CCHS said 3 months behind

Superintendent threatens penalties if building not ready for classes by January

Gerald Stephens, superintendent of Clarke County Schools, reported Nov. More...

Oil, gas prices still going up

Gasoline prices have been, on average, $2.89 for regular in the area for about a week but may have increased by the time this is printed. More...

Thomasville man killed in accident on Mississippi Highway 19 last week

A Thomasville man died instantly Tuesday, Oct. 30, when the Chevrolet S-10 pickup he was driving collided with an 18-wheeler at about 3:45 p.m. on Mississippi Hwy. 19 South near the Alabama-Mississippi state line. More...

Confederate rose related to cotton and orka

Gardening With Dora

The Confederate rose is an imposter. It isn't a rose at all, but a hibiscus, Hibiscus mutabilis. It resides in the fine old southern plant family, Malvaceae, which includes cotton, hollyhocks, althea, and okra. More...

Forgotten how good 'fair' food can be

Memories & Recipes

Nutty Funnel Cakes 3/4 c sifted powd e red sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2/3 c pecan pieces 2 1/2 c self rising flour 1/4 c sugar 1 2/3 c milk 2 eggs 1/2 tsp almond flavoring vegetable oil Combine and set aside, cinnamon and powde More...

Monroe County native celebrates 103rd birthday

Pearl Stacey Kilpatrick of Grove Hill celebrated her 103rd birthday Thursday, Nov. 1. Mrs. More...

Patton-Garrick to exchange vows Saturday in Fulton

Kaylan Laramie Patton and Kevin Lee Garrick will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Fulton. Miss Patton is the daughter of Kyle and Diane Patton of Dickinson. Mr. More...

Mr., Mrs. Gates celebrate 57 years

Bill and Mary (Morgan) Gates of Scyrene celebrated their 57th anniversary recently. They were married Nov. 2, 1950 in Meridian, Miss. More...

Jax Christmas Parade is Dec. 7

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Christmas Parade Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. The theme is "Winter Wonderland." There is an entry fee of $25. Checks should be made payable to the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Card of Thanks

Thank you for the cards, calls of concern, flowers, prayers, and good thoughts for me during my recent hospitalization. It is wonderful to live in such a caring community. More...

Howze to celebrate 80th birthday

Mrs. Rosa M. Howze will be honored by her children, grandchildren, and greatgrandchildren with a celebration of her 80th birthday, Saturday, Nov. 10 from 4 until 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Union Baptist Church in Coffeeville. More...

Fire in Toddtown

Firemen fight a house fire on Crestview Road in the Toddtown community shortly after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Tommy Roper is the homeowner and had not long been left the house. More...

Thomasville Police arrests of past week

The Thomasville Police Department reported six misdemeanor arrests over the past week. Those arrested include: Mel Dosier, allowing dog to run at large, arrested Oct. 30. More...

Immigration hot topic at Rep. Keahey's Jackson meeting

State Rep. Marc Keahey opened a can of worms Nov. 1 at a constituent meeting in the Jackson City Hall. More...

Litter group wins state award

"Stop accepting litter," said county commissioner Patricia Du- Bose, the chairman of Clarke County Citizens Against Littering. "It's ugly. It does not have to be there. More...

New rural development group kicks off

Jackson Mayor Richard Long is co-chairman of the Tombigbee Rural Action Commission

State officials with the Alabama Rural Action Commission (ARAC) stressed Tuesday that regional volunteers will have the ear of Governor Bob Riley to press their concerns for the future of the southwest region. More...

New Era denies Teamsters' charges of discrimination

The Teamsters union is alleging that black employees at New Era Cap Co.'s Mobile plant are being discriminated against and also said workers reported "sweatshop"-like conditions at the company's Jackson plant. More...

Arrests booked through county jail past week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County jail include: Troy Allen Beck, child support, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. Micah Charles Buchanan, parole violation/breaking and entering, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Jackson Fall Festival

Glorious fall weather brought out the crowds for a day of family fun in downtown Jackson Saturday.

Popping pop corn in an open kettle was a bit risky at Clarke County Museum booth. More...

Hospital Auxiliary hears breast cancer survivor

The Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary met on Oct. 24. President Janee Parden called the meeting to order and introduced the speaker for the morning, Jeanette Morgan, R.N., a retired employee of the hospital and the clinic. Mrs. More...

$500 fine possible for littering

According to current Alabama law, persons can be cited for violating the roadside litter statute and fined $500 through the issuance of a ticket by a law enforcement officer. More...

Ask the Vet

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Hodges-Torres to marry Dec. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hodges of Thomasville announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurel Jade Hodges, to Manuel Abreu Torres, son of Sr. Manuel Abreu and Sra. Eva Torres of Isabela, Puerto Rico. More...

Bringing St. Stephens' history alive

Local students again helped tell the story of Old St. Stephens, Alabama's first territorial capital, during special tours for school groups and the public Oct. 24-27. More...