November 29, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Woman dies from heart attack at local grocery

A Grove Hill woman died Wednesday night, the day before Thanksgiving, in the Grove Hill Food Tiger just after entering the store to buy groceries. More...

Marijuana prevalent in county jail bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County jail include: Crystal Alday, driving under the influence, no liability insurance, driving while license expired, careless driving, unlawful possession of alcohol, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

Davis concerned about bitter partisanship in Washington, D.C.

By Barry H. Hendrix Managing Editor

"There is more partisanship in Washington today frankly than anytime since I've been there," said Artur Davis, representative of the U.S. Seventh Congressional District. He spoke on a number of issues during a recent stop in Thomasville. More...

T'ville receives ALDOT funding for industrial park access road

Thomasville was awarded a $1.12 million grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation last week to help pay for the creation of an access road into Thomasville's new south industrial park. More...

Open house at new Jackson Police Dept.

A ribbon cutting and open house was held at the new Jackson Police Department adjacent to City Hall in downtown Jackson Tuesday afternoon. More...

Communities impacted by TK to get suggestions, help at Chatom meeting

Southwest Alabama communities impacted by the ThyssenKrupp plant will be provided some direction through a region-wide meeting Thursday, Nov. 29. The 3 p.m. More...

Healthy lifestyle info available for seniors

People age 55 and over can receive healthy lifestyle information on Eating on a Budget. The program, called SenioRx/Wellness, also provides free prescription medicine to people that qualify. More...

Coffeeville Head Start, Clarke County Learn students learn about first Thanksgiving

Students at Coffeeville Head Start and Clarke County Learn about the first Thanksgiving prior to the Nov. 22 holiday. More...

ASCC Chorus to hold holiday concert Friday in Monroeville

Begin your holiday celebration with a special performance by the Alabama Southern Community College Community Chorus' presentation of classical Christmas selections, Tidings of the Season. The presentation will take place Friday, Nov. More...

Restoration a tribute to brother

Among the participants in the Nov. 3 Fall Festival antique car show in Jackson was the Kedrick Busby family from Leroy with their 1957 Chevrolet, "Miss Misery." Kedrick and daughters Katherine and Katlin pose with the car. More...

Center safe place for abused children

There are over 600,000 registered sex offenders in the United States," said Heidi Gaillard, victim advocate with the Regional Child Advocacy Center in Grove Hill. There are over 8,000 in the State of Alabama. More...

Update given on T'ville special ed program

"We have some high maintenance kids located in elementary and middle school," said Cheryl Martin, special education coordinator for the Thomasville City Schools System. "These children take (the time of) a lot of staff during the day. More...

October sales tax figures up from 2006

Sales tax figures for October improved from last year for three municipalities in Clarke County. October 2007 figures for Grove Hill are $68,854.60 compared to $63,559.88 in 2006, according to City Clerk Cheryl Hicks. More...

Arrests made by T'ville Police

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of Nov. 19-25 include: Elizabeth Ann Bettis, no insurance, speeding, warrants for Linden Police Dept, arrested Nov. 19. More...

Better enforcement key to immigration issue

"You're seeing a million more (illegal immigrants) coming every two-and-a-half years, said Artur Davis, U.S. congressman of the Seventh District. "That number is probably an understatement. More...

Illegal drugs found by deputies at traffic stop and in parked car

Two drug arrests were made by Clarke County deputies over the past week. On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, Investigator Ron Baggette was leaving Thomasville, headed south, when he noticed a maroon Saturn traveling 85 miles per hour, also headed south. More...

Traffic stop turns into manhunt for JPD

A traffic stop, Friday, Nov. 23, turned into a manhunt as the driver of the stopped vehicle fled from Jackson Police. More...

'Christmas on the River' continues through Dec. 1 in Demopolis.

The annual "Christmas on the River" festival features events through Saturday in Demopolis. "Christmas in the Canebrake" will be held on Thursday and will feature Gaineswood, Bluff Hall and Lyon Hall decked out in their Christmas best. More...

Dry weather may require different hunting strategies

Options for Alabama's deer hunters are very limited this season. The gun season began Nov. 17. More...

Only 1,500 post-WWII Lustron porcelain-clad homes exist and two can be found in Jackson

Lustrons, prefabricated houses made of porcelain-enameled steel, were built in the 1940s. Less than 3,000 were built in the United States before the Lustron Corporation, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, went bankrupt in 1950. More...

Fulton parade kicks off first of many of the season

The annual Christmas parade was held Nov. 24 in Fulton. Residents lined the streets as Santa made his appearance. More...

Group sees efforts at revitalization in Decatur area

Several local community leaders recently visited the cities of Decatur and Hartselle in North Alabama. More...