December 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke County teen is Miss Ala. Agriculture

Hannah Lynne Etheridge of Clarke County was crowned Miss Alabama Agriculture during the closing session of the Alabama Farmers Federation's 86th annual meeting in Mobile Dec. 3. More...

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Community

Fulton hit-and-run suspect arrested

A suspect has been arrested in a hit-and-run accident Nov. 29 in Fulton. A log truck hit the rear end of a Hyundai sport utility vehicle. The accident occurred at approximately 3:05 p.m. More...

Arrests booked into county jail

The following arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail over the past week. Janie J. Willis, failure to appear in traffic court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Visits up at hospital clinics

Patient visits are up for all three clinics affiliated with the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, Tina Syphrit, clinic administrator, reported Nov. 29 to the hospital board of directors. More...

Sports

Clarke County High School Basketball schedule 2007-2008

Dec. 8 - Calhoun - 5 p.m. - JVB, VG, VB Dec. 14 - at Jackson - 5 p.m. - JVB, VG, VB Dec. 15 - Monroe County in Monroeville - 5 p.m. - JVB, VG, VB Dec. 20 - Southern Choctaw in Gilbertown - 5 p.m. - JVB, VG, VB Dec. More...

Two area teams vying for AHSAA state crowns

The Leroy Bears and the Sweet Water Bulldogs will be looking to repeat as state champions as they head to Birmingham for the AHSAA Super Six football finals. More...

AHSAA Super Championships

(All games at Legion Field) Thursday, Dec. 6 CLASS 1A: Talladega Co.-Cent. (14- 0) vs. Sweet Water (13-0), 3 p.m. CLASS 4A: Central-Tusc. (14-0) vs. Deshler (12-2), 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 CLASS 2A: Fyffe (14-0) vs. More...

Editorial

Congratulations, teams

Our Opinions

It has been quite a season for football. And we aren't necessarily talking about college football, although Alabama and Auburn and other college teams have been interesting this year. More...

Riley backs off special session

Inside the Statehouse

During the autumn months there has been a potpourri of political happenings in Alabama. So as the fall comes to a close and we enter the Christmas season let's look back on some the most notable events of the past few months. More...

Iron Bowl or bust

Other Opinions

State Rep. Alvin Holmes didn't get free tickets to this year's Auburn- Alabama game. The outspoken legislator wondered if he purposely got passed over because he has criticized Auburn University in recent years. More...

Schools

Jackson City Council gives $200,000 to local schools

Jackson Mayor Richard Long and the Jackson City Council presented checks totaling $200,000 Nov. 29 to each of the four public schools in Jackson. Joe M. More...

Wilson graduates Dec. 15 from Shorter College

Eugeneo Shaun Wilson of Shorter College in Rome, Ga. will graduate Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. He will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in management. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alphonso (Nancy) Wilson. More...

It's great to be a Clarke Co. Bulldog!

This has been an outstanding month at Clarke County High School. More...

Wood pellet plant looking to locate in Jackson

A new industry, which would employ up to 113 people, may locate in the newly developed industrial park located off of J.W. Andrews Highway (177) in Jackson. More...

LP accepts first timber for OSB mill

The first loads of timber for the new Louisiana Pacific oriented strand board (OSB) mill were delivered Tuesday and a brief ceremony noted the milestone in the progress of the new $230 million industry located off Highway 43 south of Thomasville. More...

Regions Bank e-mail scam hits locally

"Phishing" is the new word for scamming people via e-mails or by telephone. Don and Peggy Wright of Grove Hill learned just how bad it is Tuesday. Don Wright's father, Calvin C. More...

Racing may have caused wreck

Clarke County High student misses serious injury by just feet

A Clarke County High School student was injured in an accident on East Cobb Street Asbury Road) Wednesday, Nov. 28. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Martin

Annie Mae Pugh Martin, 86, of Grove Hill died Nov. 28, 2007 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1921. She was a member of Mt. More...

Roberts

Willie Marse Roberts, 70, of the Good Hope community of Jackson died Nov. 19, 2007 in a Tuscaloosa nursing facility. He was born March 7, 1937. He was a native of DeKalb, Miss. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church in Walker Springs. More...

Barnett

Cecil Barnett, 57, of Jackson died Nov. 27, 2007 at Sea Breeze Nursing Home of Mobile. He was born June 18, 1950. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Whatley. He was a member of the graduating class of 1969 of Wilson Hall High School. More...

Business

New business comes to downtown Jackson

Members of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson City Council joined Gary Pruitt (front, third from left) owner of Pruitt Realty, 222 Commerce Street, Jackson, Tuesday, Dec. 4, for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. More...

Arrests made on business license violations

Thomasville Police Department reported seven felony arrests and 11 misdemeanor arrests over the past week. Those arrested include: Robert Jarrel Bettis, theft of property, 3rd degree, arrested Nov. 27. More...

Dev. Foundation office to move to Grove Hill

The Board of Directors of the Clarke County Development Foundation voted Nov. 29 to move their office from Thomasville to Grove Hill. The Clarke-Mobile Gas District has offered free office space in the Spence Walker building. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Library to dedicate addition The dedication of the O'Melia Family Room at the Grove Hill Public Library will be held Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The public is invited. More...

Church News

Stave Creek Baptist choir performs

The First United Methodist Church of Jackson hosted its annual step sing on Dec. 2. Despite the threat of rain a large crowd turned out for the event. The Stave Creek Baptist Church Choir was one of several groups to perform. More...

The Power of a Gift'

When anyone thinks of Christmas, one of the first things that comes to mind are gifts. We enjoy the gifts our friends and family give to us as well as the ones we have the privilege to give. More...

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of Ephesians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Hebrews 5:6, what Old Testament priest was Jesus like? Melchisedec, Eli, Josiah, Abihu 3. Which biblical name means "son of consolation"? More...

Lifestyle

McCall-Chapman unite in marriage

Bettye Voncille McCall and Eric Dewayne Chapman were united in marriage on Oct. 25, in a private ceremony officiated by the Rev. Dr. Q.E. Hammonds. More...

Arp-Cobb plan ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. DeWayne Arp of Loudon, Tennessee, announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Elizabeth, to Jonathan Frank Cobb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe F. Cobb of Fayette. More...

Family welcomes birth of son

Steven and Julia (Cobb) Koon of Gordo are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Alexander Steven Koon, on Oct. 5, 2007. Alex was born at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa at 4:21 pm. More...