November 21, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Jackson Police Dept. sets open house

The Jackson Police Department will host an open house at the new police station, Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 2-6 p.m. The event will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The public is invited to attend and tour the new facility. More...

Celebrates 94th birthday

Mrs. Tommie Dee Bradford Kennedy celebrated her 94th birthday Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Dickinson Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Many guests attended. More...

Coffeeville man seriously hurt in Hwy. 84 wreck

A Coffeeville man is listed in critical condition at USA Medical Center in Mobile following a one-vehicle accident on Highway 84 at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. More...

New owner and new name for longtime local motel

Jay Bhatt may be a native of India, but from the first time he opens his mouth, you can hear how his over 20 years of experience in the American motel business has changed his accent. More...

Grove Hill student named to UM homecoming court

University of Mobile student Diana Foster of Grove Hill was elected to the 2007-08 University of Mobile Homecoming Court on Oct. 27. More...

Harriet's House offers shelter for victims of domestic violence

Victims of domestic violence often blame themselves, said Peggy Palmer, victim advocate and case manager with Harriet's House domestic abuse shelter. "They are embarrassed. They are ashamed. They feel guilty." Palmer spoke Nov. More...

CHS gets grant from ExxonMobil and GOCO

Coffeeville High School received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program. GOCO, Ltd of Goco's #206 in Coffeeville worked with school officials to secure the grant. More...

Grove Hill projects moving along

Work on the new Clarke County High School at the corner of DuBose Avenue and Church Street is progressing. Above, asphalt crews were busy last week paving in front of the new school. More...

Hard not to love daffodils

Gardening With Dora

Most years about this time when I'm planning Thanksgiving dinner and searching around for last year's Christmas lights, a huge box arrives at my doorstep. It's my bulb order. More...

Man charged with using vehicle as a deadly weapon

A domestic dispute led a Jackson man to use the automobile in which he was a passenger as a deadly weapon. Warrants were issued for James Lamark Jackson, Monday, Nov. More...

New techniques help make drug arrests in Jackson

Thanks to the use of a new police technique, Jackson Police Officer Ben Marshall made two drug arrests during a traffic stop Saturday, Nov. 18. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Marshall was on patrol on U.S. More...

Thanksgiving watermelon

Estes Sheffield shows off a 38-pound monster watermelon. The melons were planted in late July and survived the triple-digit heat of August. The watermelon was pulled two weeks ago in late October. More...

Gaineswood, other historic homes hosting Christmas activities

Gaineswood and two other publicly owned historic houses in Demopolis will host "Christmas in the Canebreak 2007" Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5:30 until 8 p.m. More...

Just like big cities

Grove Hill has a street sweeper to envy many bigger cities. One similar to this one was seen on Dauphin Street in Mobile recently. This sweeper cost $128,714. More...

Merchants Bank observes 45th anniversary

Retired Merchants Bank employees Katherine Brooks and Opal Givens (left photo) enjoyed refreshments at the main office in Jackson last Thursday as the bank celebrated its 45th anniversary. More...

'Chicken and egg situation'

Good healthcare essential for rural economic development, Clarke Leadership class informed

There are many organizations and authorities studying how to aid economic development in rural Alabama. More...

Judson College reception

Judson College sophomore Kelly Patton of Grove Hill participated in the president's reception for new students and faculty recently. She is the daughter of Kyle and Diane Patton. She is a graduate of Clarke Preparatory School. More...

Arrests are detailed

The following arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail over the past week. Miranda Armstead, disorderly conduct, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

T'ville police report misdemeanor arrests

Thomasville police officers made 19 misdemeanor arrests and no felony arrests during the week of Nov. 12-18. Those arrested include: Fredie Joe Boyd, failure to appear on driving while license revoked, arrested Nov. 13. More...

Pleasant Grove cemetery, shelter recall old ways

It is easy to tell when there have been visitors to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Footprints are easily visible in the white sand meandering among the old tombstones. More...