December 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Judy Graham recognized for work

A reception was held Monday for Judy Graham of Alabama Power who is relocating to Mobile. Community leaders celebrated her hours of volunteer work to promote education, economic development and quality of life in Clarke County. More...

Tax deadline nears

Clarke County Revenue Commissioner Chris Beverly reminds property owners that ad valorem taxes are due by Dec. 31. The Clarke County Courthouse will be closed Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1 so Friday, Dec. More...

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Community

Clarke Prep students put on Christmas play

Clarke Prep kindergarten and elementary students put on a musical play, "A Christmas Spectacular" Tuesday night that included Rockette-style dance numbers and singing and selected students reading "'Twas the Night before Christmas." Christen Clarke D More...

T'ville police make 3 felony arrests

Thomasville reported three felony arrests and 10 misdemeanor arrests over the past week. Those arrested include: William Kyle Chaney, burglary, first degree, two counts assualt, third degree, domestic violence, third degree, arrested Dec. 14. More...

Grant will fund Coffeeville police car

Gov. Bob Riley has awarded $25,000 to boost law enforcement for the Coffeeville Police Department. The grant will enable the department to purchase a patrol vehicle. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Medicare prescripton drug program The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA) Healthcare Committee would like to remind Medicare Recipients, as well as, caregiver(s) that Medicare Specialist(s) will be available to enroll qualified indiv More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Grace Baptist presents an Old Fashioned Christmas Grace Baptist Church Choir will present "An Old Fashioned Christmas" under the direction of Sharon Lankford Friday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. The choir will sing and perform in period costume. More...

Bible Trivia

Questions and Answers

1. The main stories of Jesus' birth are found in Chapters 1 and 2 of Matthew and which other book? Mark, Luke, Romans, Revelation 2. An angel by what name as sent by God appeared to Mary? Gideon, Michael, Felix, Gabriel 3. More...

Make Christ your king now

THE LION AND THE LAMB Isaiah 11:6-9 Years ago, P. T. Barnum originated a display called "The Happy Family." He featured a lion and a lamb in the same cage. Crowds came from all around to see it. More...

Lifestyle

Another look at a wonderful parade

The Dec. 6 Grove Hill Christmas Parade was one of the largest in over a decade. It was so large that it has been hard to get photos of all the entries in the paper. More...

Holiday Letters

Santa Letters

Dear Santa, How are you feeling? I hae beend good. I Wot Barbie wox. I Batzr wot Barbie. The Swimming Office de Spiderman car. Love, Johnneshia Dear Santa, How are you feeling? I have bin good. I once tak top. Skirt an cars an modsickr. More...

UPDATE

The court reporter for Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose has resigned and retained an attorney who confirmed Wednesday that a complaint has been filed with the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission in Montgomery More...

Supt. Stephens won't tolerate reckless school bus drivers

Gerald Stephens, superintendent of the Clarke County Schools System, has had enough of reckless driving by county school bus drivers. "You've got to draw the line somewhere," he said. More...

Sheriff, forester capture escapee

A sex offender who was arrested on a parole violation escaped from the Clarke County Jail Dec. 13 and was recaptured by the sheriff and a state forester nearby on Highway 43. More...

Clarke sex offender hides from lawmen in kitchen refrigerator

Three sex offenders were arrested as part of a large state roundup of sex offenders Dec. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Card of Thanks

There are not words to express our gratitude, your kind words, visits, prayers, food and every act of kindness shown during our loss. More...

Robinson

Mack "MC" Robinson, 73, of Gainestown died Dec. 16, 2007 at his residence. He was born Dec. 16, 1934. He was a member of Kindgom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses of Jackson. He was a retired employee of Searcy Hospital of Mt. Vernon. More...

Young

Willie Young Sr., 77, of Whatley died Dec. 14, 2007 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital. He was born June 17, 1930. He was a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church of Whatley where he served on the deacon board. More...

Sports

Davis

Ann Shirley West Davis, 62, of Thomasville died Dec. 10, 2007 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Dec. 17, 1944 in Thomasville. She was a member of Williams Temple C.M.E. Church in Thomasville. She was an educator with the Thomasville City Schools. More...

Lady Gators get volleyball awards

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gator volleyball team was honored last Tuesday with an awards banquet. More...

Gator football players get awards

The Clarke Prep School Gator football team got their awards from this past season. Winners are pictured, front row, left to right: Kyle Woodard, C.J. More...

Editorial

For the youth

We've all heard the gripe over and over, "There's nothing for kids and young people to do in Grove Hill." Now, there is, and we have local businessman George Jones to thank. Mr. More...

Judy Graham

Judy Graham has made a postivie impact on Clarke County in the short time she has been here. The manager for Alabama Power's Grove Hill and Jackson offices is getting a promotion and moving to Mobile and she and her work will be missed. More...

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Schools

'Christmas Around the World'

The first graders at Grove Hill Elementary have been having an eventful month as they have been studying about Christmas Around the World. The classes are studying about at least one country on each continent. More...

Principal's Address

It is the holiday season and our school is filled with the holiday spirit. We have approximately 475 students and 57 faculty and staff members anxiously awaiting the holidays. More...

Book Fair blizzard blows through GHES

Thanks to everyone who participated in this annual event. Students, teachers and parents were able to browse and select books to purchase. More...