February 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Last minute rally to save old CCHS likely too late

Demolition slated as early as Monday

With the demolition of the old 1936 Clarke County High School eminent, a late push to save the Grove Hill landmark is trying to be organized. More...

Stephens seeks 5th term as school superintendent

Gerald H. Stephens has announced his intention to seek re-election as Clarke County Superintendent of Education. He is nearing the completion of four four-year terms. "I am again asking for your support in my bid for re-election. More...

Special Sections

Community

Public input sought concerning county animal shelter

The task force charged with developing a county animal shelter is asking for public feedback. The committee, chaired by County Commission Chairperson Patricia DuBose, met Feb. 7 at the Clarke County Courthouse. More...

First United Security Bank names new regional manager/senior VP

Jim Sheffield, a native of Chatom, has recently been hired as regional manager /senior vice president for First United Security Bank. More...

Suspect arrested for drugs in Winn community

On Feb. 9, Clarke County Deputy Patrick Champion, while on patrol, stopped a vehicle in the Winn area for eratic driving. The driver, Teresa Freda from Butler, stated that she was having vehicle trouble. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Estate Planning Workshop The Grove Hill Baptist Church will be the setting for an Estate Planning Workshop to be held Monday, Feb. 18 and Tuesday, Feb. 19, conducted by Rick Zapata. More...

Editorial

More good news

Our Opinions

Jackson, Clarke County and Southwest Alabama heard more good news Monday as a new $118 million wood pellet plant was formally announced for Jackson. The news has been out for several weeks but it was good to hear Gov. More...

Huckabee's shadow

Inside the Statehouse

Mike Huckabee's victory in Alabama was no surprise. If the primary had been held two months earlier he would have won by a larger margin. Polling had him leading by 12 points as late as Jan. 1. More...

Best growth in nation said to be Mobile

Congress Reports

Out of all the metropolitan areas in America, Mobile County will have the fastest growing economy over the next five years according to Moody's Economy.com. Crediting ThyssenKrupp's decision to build a $3. More...

Schools

Reeves wins essay contest

Sidney Reeves won the Governor's Healthy Marriage Initiative Essay Contest. She won $100 and will be able to attend lunch at the Governor's mansion on Feb. 17. Contributed Photo More...

Powell receives UA scholarship

Clarke Prep is proud of Kayla Powell, daughter of Bo and Cindy Powell. She has been selected to receive the Mildred C. Starnes Scholarship at the University of South Alabama. This is for individuals who major in Nursing and is worth $30,000.00. More...

Second grade visits Medicine Chest

The Second Grade recently visited The Medicine Chest. Their assignment was to visit an ice cream store and make their own ice cream sundaes. The next day they had to write a story about their trip and illustrate their story. More...

Governor's private meet with officials opens up after media complains

A meeting between Gov. More...

Former mayor arrested for shoplifting

Former Grove Hill Mayor Willie Welch was arrested last week by Jackson police for shoplifting at the Jackson Wal-Mart Supercenter. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Wal-Mart's management called police to the store Wednesday, Feb. More...

Boise asks for mediation in property tax case

Boise White Paper, L.L.C. has requested that Circuit Judge Thomas Baxter order Boise and the Clarke County Board of Equalization to mediate a tax dispute. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Area Obituaries

Tarver Doris Jewel Gartman Tarver, 79, of McIntosh died Feb. 11, 2008 in a health care facility in Baton Rouge, LA. She worked at Ciba-Geigy until retirement. More...

Sports

Area teams prepare for sub-regionals

CCHS, Lady Bulldogs, Lady Aggies set to host games, rest take to road

Several area high school basketball programs have advanced to the sub-regional round of the playoffs with the conclusion of the area tournaments. More...

CPS Gators drop to Class AA in football for 2008-09 seasons

The Alabama Independent School Association reclassified its member schools last week and all of our area schools will be seeing major changes next school year. More...

Lady Gators get rings

The Lady Gators of Clarke Prep School picked up their fourth straight state championship volleyball ring last Thursday in a ceremony in front of the entire school. Seniors Corrie Allen and Tess Ackerman have been on all four title teams. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Mt. Zion No. 2 banquet Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church of Grove Hill will sponsor a marriage and singles banquet to be held at the Preschool Unlimited (Old Skating Rink) in Jackson Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. More...

"YOU LOVE ME"

Read Matthew 12:34 A girl sat in the park picking the petals off a daisy. Her boyfriend walked up and asked, "Whatchadoin'?" She just kept on picking off the petals, saying, "He loves me. He loves me not. More...

Bible Trivia

Questions and Answers

1. Is the book of Numbers in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. When he died, whose eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished? Moses, David, Paul, Daniel 3. What book ends, "And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David"? More...

Records

County Records

Marriage license applications Naresh P. Dobariya, to Nayana Radadiya; John Ivey Reid Jr., to Rachel Renee Bradley; William E. Ausbon, to Toshika T. Allen. More...

Arrests booked into Clarke County Jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the past week include the following: Maurice Gwin, child support, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Department. Starla Ebbey, aggravated child abuse, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Department. More...

E-911 releases January statistics

The following data from January was reported at Monday's county E-911 board meeting: There were 1,291 total incoming E-911 calls and 238 total outgoing calls. There were 1,603 total administrative calls and 1,332 outgoing administrative calls. More...