February 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Swedish couple finds southern hospitality, good grits at local cafe

The community coffee table at Gloria's Pour House Café had some unusual guests Tuesday morning- a couple from Stockholm, Sweden. They had breakfast and were impressed and intrigued by the grits, their first taste of the southern delicacy. More...

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Community

National Wild Turkey Federation plans Superfund Banquet

The Clarke County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) Superfund Banquet will be Feb. 28 at the Grove Hill National Guard Armory. To help make this fundraising event successful, they are seeking sponsors. More...

Weather radio a vital tool for severe weather awareness

Feb. 18-22 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Alabama. More...

Head-on collision injures two in Jackson

A head-on collision on Forest Avenue between Cedar and Midway streets in Jackson, Tuesday, Feb. 19, around 6:10 p.m. sent two people to the hospital. More...

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Community Calendar

TCC weekend gospel meet Thomasville Church of Christ located at the corner of 3rd Street and Worl will have a Weekend Gospel Meeting Friday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24. There will be a different speaker for each service. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Revival set for tabernacle A revival featuring Prophetress Ramona Armstead will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 at Inspirational Tabernacle COGIC in Jackson. Host pastor is Beverly Jackson. More...

"SKIP THE COLLECTION"

Read Romans 13:1 A pastor overslept and was speeding to church when a trooper stopped him. He started to give him a sob story, but the officer was unimpressed. "Reverend," he said, "how would you like to hear a sermon on the evils of speeding? More...

Bible Trivia

Questions and Answers

1. Is the book of Benaiah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego went unscathed after being put into whose fiery furnace? Satan, Nebuchadnezzar, Haman, Laban 3. More...

Lifestyle

Powell-Stauffacher to wed March 15

Mr. and Mrs. Charles "Jody" L. (Donna) Powell of Bashi announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stefanie Ann Powell to Jamie Lee Stauffacher of Thomasville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe (Gail) Langley of Grove Hill. More...

Son born to Deas family

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Joseph "Bo" Deas (nee Nikki Andrews) announce the birth of a son, Richard Coleman, Jan. 9, 2008 at Jackson Medical Center. He weighed 6 lbs. 10 ozs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Family welcomes birth

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Akins (nee Avery Rhodes) of Calera announce the arrival of a son, Henry Hopper Akins, born Dec. 6, 2007. Hopper weighed three lbs. and 15 ozs. Grandparents are Mike and Ramona (Roberts) Rhodes of Selma. More...

Illegal meth lab may be cause of house fire

A residence in Thomasville was destroyed early Monday morning from an explosion authorities believe came from a meth lab. In addition, at least three suspects may have been injured in the explosion, two severely. More...

County municipalities approve salary hikes for elected officials

Coffeeville only one of five not to increase pay

Four of Clarke County's five municipal governments have voted to raise the pay for their elected mayors and council members beginning with the new four-year terms that begin Nov. 3. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hazwood

Nancy Roper Jackson Hazwood, lovingly known as "Nannie," 86, of Grove Hill, died Feb. 17, 2008 at her residence. She was born Aug. 17, 1922. She was a member of Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Morvin. More...

Bettis

Jacob "Jack" Bettis, 88, of Jackson died Feb. 14, 2008 at his daughter's home in Birmingham. He was born Jan. 20, 1920. He was a member of St. Union Baptist Church in Jackson. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. More...

Mitchell

Paul Mitchell, 80, of Gainestown died Feb. 11, 2008 at Mobile Infirmary hospital. He was born May 12, 1927. Survivors include four sons, Paul Mitchell Jr. More...

Sports

Both CCHS teams advance to regionals

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs advanced to their second straight South regional tournament in Troy as they beat the visiting Bulldogs of Pike County 78-47 last Friday night in Grove Hill. More...

Mozingo to push for point's title

You could easily say racing for Jamie Mozingo is a family affair. It was his father, Ike, who got him started in the sport just a few years ago. "My father went to the short tracks and dirt tracks to watch races," Jamie said. More...

CPS baseball, softball season starts Thursday

The Clarke Prep School baseball and softball teams start the season Thursday as they will be hosting their annual tournament. The Gators will play Hooper at 3:30 while the Lady Gators meet Tuscaloosa at 1:30. More...

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Maverick McCain

Inside the Statehouse

Now that the dust has settled from Super Tuesday the presidential contest is much clearer, especially on the Republican side. Arizona Sen. John McCain has emerged as the GOP frontrunner. He has come full circle in the process. More...

Bonner gets important committee assignment

Congress Reports

Late last week, I was appointed to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. The Republican Steering Committee selected me to fill the vacancy created when former U.S. Rep. More...

Schools

CPS seventh graders take ACT exam

Two Clarke Prep School seventh graders are taking part in a special program that allowed them to take the Amercian College Test (ACT) along with the various high school students in the area. More...

Valentine greetings from GHES

These students from Mrs. Clanton's Class had so much love to share this Valentine's Day that they decided to spread some of it around. Each child created a Valentine's card to send to AseraCare Hospice patients. More...

CCHS band shows off new uniforms

Members of the Clarke County High School "Royal Band of Blue" marching band displayed their new uniforms Feb. 13. More...