February 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Jury can't reach verdict in wrongful death case

A Clarke County Circuit Court jury deliberated for about four hours Tuesday before announcing that it was unable to reach a verdict in a wrongful death case in which plaintiff attorneys were asking for $5 million or more in compensatory and punitiv More...

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Community

Suspect arrested for stealing firefighter equipment

Sylvester Brown of the Evergreen community in Jackson was arrested Sunday, Feb. 3 by Clarke County sheriff's deputies, for stealing $10,000 worth of firefighter equipment out of a vehicle at a residence in the nearby Chastain community. More...

Straight line winds hit T'ville

Straight line winds the night of Jan. 31 caused damage in Clarke County. These residences on Hinson Drive (top photo) and Highway 43 South (bottom photo) in Thomasville give testament to Mother Nature's fury. More...

One dozen nabbed at checkpoint

A dozen arrests were made at a drivers license checkpoint, manned by Clarke County sheriff's deputies, in Toddtown Saturday evening. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs earn 20th victory

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs closed out the regular season by beating the Lady Aggies of Jackson High School 70-59 last Saturday night in Grove Hill. More...

The Giants win the title...Giants win the title.....

Sports Scene

In case you are wondering, the above headline is a play on words from the famous radio call when the New York baseball Giants beat the Brooklyn Dodgers for the 1951 National League pennant after Bobby Thompson hit his famous "Shot Heard 'Round the More...

Bulldogs have no trouble with JHS

The fourth ranked Clarke County High School Bulldogs ran past the Aggies of Jackson High School 71-58 last Saturday night in Grove Hill. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Serious charges

The case against Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose has been building from before he ever took office in January 2007. More...

Senate fights OK

Perhaps our state legislators- especially our esteemed senators- need to take their boxing gloves to Montgomery for the session that began this week. Last year's punch by Sen. Charles Bishop, RJasper, of Sen. More...

Natalee Holloway

We figured that the truth about the Mountain Brook teen-ager who went missing in Aruba during a high school vacation would eventually be known. Now it may be. More...

Records

County Records

Marriage license applications There were no marriages listed for the past week. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Jan. More...

Judicial Inquiry Commission files 60-count complaint against Judge DuBose

Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose has been charged with 60 counts of violations of the Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics in a complaint filed Thursday, Jan. More...

New Clarke County High School holds open house

Proponents of saving old CCHS and 'naysayers' blasted by superintendent at new school's opening

"It's a sad state of affairs when you don't want to see progress and you don't want to see fine young people in Grove Hill have a facility like we have here today. More...

Purple martins spotted first in Chance

Sammy Hutto reported purple martins at his home in the Chance community Monday, Feb. 2 at 4:30 p.m. Hutto spied the first martins of 2007 on Jan. 29 last year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gray

Earnest Gray, 59, of Jackson died Feb. 1, 2008 at Mobile Infirmary hospital in Mobile. He was born Sept. 3, 1948. He was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church of Choctaw Bluff. More...

Gill

John D. Gill, 77, of Walker Springs died Jan. 29, 2008 in an area health care facility. He was born Feb. 13, 1930. He was a member and deacon of Forest Avenue Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. More...

Armstead

Ola Mae Armstead, 75, of Toledo, Ohio died Jan. 14, 2008 at her residence. She was born Sept. 16, 1932 in Grove Hill to Emma Nobles and Clarence Martin. She married Tommie James Armstead on Sept. 6, 1948 in Mississippi. More...

Business

Overstreet and McCorquodale sends last loads to mills

Jackson-based wood producer calling it quits after over 43 years in business

Over 43 years ago, in September 1964, the newly-formed company of Overstreet and McCorquodale Forest Products saw the second load of timber cross the scales into the new Allied Paper Company paper mill in Jackson. Joe C. McCorquodale Jr. More...

Grove Hill's Brian Leathers named CFO of Austal's Mobile shipyard

Austal has announced the appointment of Brian Leathers to the position of Chief Financial Officer for Austal's Mobile shipyard. Leathers began his new duties Monday. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BOE special meeting set The Clarke County Board of Education will have a special meeting Thursday, (today), Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Crusade at Jackson Tabernacle Inspirational Tabernacle Church of God in Christ located at 1171 Industrial Road in Jackson will have a Deliverance Crusade through Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The crusade will be conducted by Prophet J.L. More...

Gospel bluegrass artist Sullivan honored

The life and music of gospel bluegrass performer and songwriter Jerry Sullivan was celebrated by family, friends and his peers Sunday at St. Stephens Baptist Church. More...

Demaskus to appear Feb. 16 in Thomasville

Demaskus will be leading praise and worship services at Christian Fellowship Baptist Church beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16. When women get together, they know how to have a good time. More...

Lifestyle

Final Plans

Law-Smith Monique Simone Law and Eddie Joe Smith will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at Williams Temple C.M.E. Church in Thomasville. Miss Law is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archie L. Pruitt. Mr. More...

Schools

CCHS students visit ASCC technical fair

Students from Clarke County High School attended the Advanced Technology and Technical Careers Fair Feb. 1 at the Alabama Southern Community College campus in Thomasville. More...

Dyess named 'Teacher of the Year' in Washington Co.

On Jan. 24, the Washington County School System named Cynthia Dyess and Richard Roach as "Teachers of the Year." Dyess, who grew up in Grove Hill, is the elementary honoree and Roach is the secondary. More...

House receives UA honor

Alex House is a graduate of Monroe Senior High School in Lower Peach Tree. He is now a senior political science major at the University of Alabama. House was inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society last fall. More...