December 27, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Stewarts give up Buick franchise after 59 year run

After 59 years as a Buick dealer, Stewart Buick Co. of Jackson has relinquished the franchise. Kenneth Stewart said, "It was time," noting he and his brother, Bob, aren't getting any younger. More...

JHS grads complete basic training

Air Force Airman Ryan J. Foxx has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

New, improved CT scanner to be purchased by Grove Hill hospital

The Grove Hill Memorial Hospital plans to purchase a 16-slice CT or CAT (computed axial tomography) machine. Doug Sewell, hospital administrator, told the Board of Directors Dec. More...

Leadership Clarke County applies for Rural Development grant

The 2007-2008 Leadership Clarke County class has applied for an $11,750 grant from Auburn University's Rural Development Initiative to help fund a countywide youth leadership rally in the spring. More...

Arrests made by Thomasville Police

The following arrests were made by the Thomasville Police Department: Martin Chamick Friddle, burglary, first degree (warrant) and burglary, first degree (warrant for Clarke County), Dec. 17. More...

E-911 posts 4,461 calls for October

The following data was provided by the Clarke County E- 911: In September, there were 900 incoming calls and 222 outgoing calls. There were 1,500 administration incoming and 885 administration outgoing calls. More...

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February

Rumors start of mega steel mill for south Alabama Lawanda Williams of Jackson was sentenced to six years and three months in prison and ordered to pay back the $267,377 she illegally received in FEMA funds in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. More...

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April

Grove Hill's original water tank comes down Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose recused himself from hearing a tax appeal case by Boise, explaining that his mother, Patricia DuBose, is a county commissioner and the county gets tax revenue from Boise. More...

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June

Mobile archaeologist says he has located Mauvilla A Mobile archaeologist generated excitement among history buffs when he said he believed he had located Mauvilla, the site of the 1540 battle between the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto and the M More...

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August

T'ville legalizes alcohol sales Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day stepped out on a political limb and recommended that city voters vote for legalizing alcoholic beverage sales in the municipality on Aug. 14. More...

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October

Mayor Norris a 'Rural All Star' Former District Attorney Bobby Keahey was seriously injured in a four-wheeler accident at his farm south of Grove Hill. More...

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December

Wood pellet plant for Jackson? A wood pellet manufacturing plant that could employ up to 113 is being considered for Jackson. It would locate in the city's industrial park just off Highway 177 on the south side of town. More...

Final Plans

Granade-Alt Kayra Lynne Granade and Kevin Matthew Alt will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Battle House Hotel in downtown Mobile. Miss Granade is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jackson Granade Jr. of Mobile. More...

Siblings take trip on Tombigbee

Gilly Durell of Coffeeville and her brothers, Welden Parden, Dempsey Parden and his wife Shelba took a two week boat trip up the Tombigbee River in September. More...

Sheriff's Dept. delivers gifts to the needy

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office delivered Christmas gifts to children who may not be as fortunate as others this Christmas. The deliveries were made possible by the donations of toys and gifts by citizens of Clarke County. More...

Suspect arrested for check forgery

Ron Bagette, chief investigator with the Clarke County Sheriff's Department was working Christmas Day in Thomasville. "I noticed a subject in a burgundy Ford Explorer that looked a lot like a subject that we had warrants on," he said. More...

Christmas concert held at Grove Hill Elementary

Students at Grove Hill Elementary School performed Christmas songs in a special concert Dec. 19. More...

Grants awarded for energy efficiency

Gov. Bob Riley has awarded $165,000 to improve energy efficiency and reduce utility costs at schools in 11 school systems. The 11 systems were each awarded $15,000 grants. More...

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January

Several new county officials take oath of office Grove Hill natives David and Mary Mathews were among the mourners at the Washington D. C. state funeral of former President Gerald R. Ford on Jan. 2. Ford died at his home in California on Dec. More...

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March

Killer tornadoes hit Millers Ferry, Enterprise Ruth Allen, a teacher at Grove Hill Elementary School, was named Clarke County Teacher of the Year and presented with an award by Superintendent of Education Gerald Stephens. More...

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May

State Rep. Keahey tackles Gov. More...

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July

Clarke residents lobby for 84 funding in D.C. Jackson, Thomasville and Coffeeville all sponsored firework shows for the Fourth of July. Merchants Bank opened a new bank office in Mobile, on Hillcrest Road in West Mobile. More...

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September

Grove Hill mural being painted Local artists Johnna Bush and Sharon Dozier worked for weeks to paint a wildlife mural on the side of the Keahey law office on the courthouse square in Grove Hill. More...

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November

ThyssenKrupp breaks ground A groundbreaking for the new ThyssenKrupp steel mill was held at the Calvert site. Breaking ground alongside ThyssenKrupp officials from Germany were Gov. Bob Riley, U.S. Sens. More...