December 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke commissioners make last payment to contractor for courthouse annex work

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to pay the contractor the final $74,824 bill for the construction of the new courthouse annex. More...

Senior center work started

The Clarke County Commission is assisting the Town of Grove Hill with site work for the new senior citizen center at the corner of Clark and Jackson Streets. Crews have been busy the past few days readying the site. Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

Special Sections

Community

Bell ringing important but more to Salvation Army

The mention of the Salvation Army usually conjures up an image of someone standing at the door of a business, next to a kettle, ringing a bell and encouraging shoppers to donate funds for the needy. More...

Fulton chooses AlaTax to process business licenses

The Fulton Town Council voted Tuesday night to have AlaTax of Birmingham collect and process business licenses. The company already collects sales taxes for the town. AlaTax will collect $7.95 for every business license they collect. More...

Davis seeks relief for drought stricken farmers

U.S. Representative Artur Davis announced Monday the addition of some $600 million in agriculture disaster relief for America's farmers suffering losses in livestock or crops due to this year's drought. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

GHMH Tree Lighting Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's Tree Lighting will be held Thursday, (tonight) Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at the hospital. Refreshments will be served in the hospital's lobby after the program. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Wayman Chapel anniversary Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church of Suggsville will celebrate its church anniversary Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Charles E. More...

Children present Christmas program

These youngsters presented a children's Christmas play, "The Very Important Christmas Pageant" at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church Sunday. More...

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of 3 Kings in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. "Satan" is found 15 times in the Old Testament, but with 11 in which single book? 1 Chronicles, Job, Psalms, Zechariah 3. More...

Schools

Students visit Montevallo

Mrs. Jackson and Miss Becky took their class to visit American Village in Montevallo on Nov. 9. The students participated in the Pilgrims' voyage on the Mayflower. They also learned different games the children of the 1600s played. More...

K-4 students learn about Thanksgiving

In the month of November, Mrs. Cline's K-4 class learned about the first Thanksgiving. As a part of their study they dressed up like Indians. More...

Top AR leaders recognized

The following Top Accelerated Reader Leaders were at Clarke Prep: Second Grade First- Ashley Jordan Second-Noah Gibbons Third-Sealy Green Third Grade - Bradford First-Dalton McIntyre Second-Elise Motes Third-Trevor Overton Third Grade - Wood First- More...

Ex-teacher gets 3 years in sex case

Former teacher Sharon Rutherford, found guilty of child molestation by a Clarke County Circuit Court jury in October was sentenced Monday to three years in the state penitentiary and given five years probation in a split sentence. More...

Library addition dedicated

A new addition to the Grove Hill Public Library was dedicated Sunday. The "O'Melia Family Reading Room" was made possible by a donation from the O'Melia family of Grove Hill and others. More...

What's that smell south of T'ville?

Travelers on Highway 43 south of Thomasville have encountered a strong, strange smell for the last month. Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said Monday there is no mystery to the smell. More...

New York Times article features Hometown Hospice in look at issues

The plight of a Jackson-based hospice has gotten the attention of national media such as The New York Times, CBS Radio News and Oprah Winfrey. In a Nov. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frowner

Clayton Gray Frowner, 63, a lifelong resident of the Manila community of Jackson died Dec. 4, 2007 at his sister's home in Alma. He was born Jan. 25, 1944 to the late Rev. Ellis C. and Mary Ann Frowner. He was a member of St. More...

Bumpers

Ronald Luzell Bumpers, 56, of Leroy died Dec. 8, 2007 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born May 27, 1951. He was a native of Winn. He was a member of Berry's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Winn. More...

Chapman

Gregory Jerrod Chapman, 40, of Mascotte, Fla. died Dec. 8, 2007 in a car accident. He was born Aug. 26, 1967. He was a native of Toddtown. He was a member of the graduate class of 1985 of Clarke County High School. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

Must be great to be a Bulldog or a Bear

Birmingham……. I want to wake up, in a city that never sleeps And find I'm A number one, top of the list King of the hill, A number one.... More...

Moseley, Rivers pace Bear offense in 25-20 win

The Leroy Bears overcame a feisty Fyffe Red Devils' football team, winning 25- 20, to claim their second straight Class 2A state title at Legion Field this past Friday afternoon. More...

Landrum earns third MVP in championship

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs, in winning their 27th consecutive game, captured their second straight Class 1A state title as they beat the Tigers of Talladega County- Central 42-7 in Birmingham last Thursday. More...

Editorial

Ban assault weapons

Suppose you go to Mobile Christmas shopping as many Clarke countians often do and you are window-shopping in the middle of the mall, minding your own business, when a crazed gunman opens fire. More...

Campus guns

At the risk of sounding like we are over beating the gun issue, we must address legislation an Alabama state senator is sponsoring that would let some college students pack a weapon to class. State Sen. More...

USA football

Athletic programs - successful ones, at least - can be an asset for educational institutions, be they local high schools or four-year colleges. Unsuccessful ones, on the other hand, can be a drain on morale and financial assets. More...