February 21, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Persons booked through Sheriff's Dept.

Arrest made through the Clarke County Jail for the week of Feb. 18 through Feb. 23 include: Willie Johnson, harassment, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept., Feb. 18. More...

Judge Baxter orders mediation in Boise suit challenging taxes

Circuit Judge Thomas Baxter has issued an order in the Boise vs. Clarke County Board of Equalization tax case. Baxter denied the board's motion to dismiss Boise's suit challenging the ad valorem tax assessments on the Jackson paper mill. More...

Another consultant again suggests hospitals consolidate

Jackson said proceeding with expansion plans while T'ville applies for HUD funds

Several years after a study suggested Grove Hill as the best location for a consolidated regional hospital for Clarke County, another consultant has offered a similar view. More...

'Nina' replica to dock at LuLu's

A replica of Columbus' favorite ship arrived Tuesday in Gulf Shores. The ship will be docked at Lulu's Restaurant at 200 East 25th Avenue, until her departure early Monday morning, Feb. 25. More...

Craving some warm homecooking

Memories & Recipes

Well we've made it through Valentine's Day chocolate and now we're working on eating all the birthday cakes of family members in February. Dean's is the 15th, mine is 20th, Manual's is the 21st and Laura's is the 27th. More...

Tea Olive provides wonderful fragrance

Gardening With Dora

The tea olive, Osmanthus fragrans , can't compete with camellias this time of year. Tea olive has an ungainly growth habit and small insignificant blooms while camellias grow compactly, More...

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...

Arrests made by Thomasville Police Dept.

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of Feb. 11-17 include: Shinona Coston, driving while license suspended (warrant), arrested Feb. 14. More...

Grove Hill Town Council OKs fence, gate repairs to park

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Monday to repair fencing and gates at the town park before the Dixe Youth season begins. The quote of $5,437.85 came from Foster Fence Company of Grove Hill. More...

County food ratings satisfactory

Following are the Clarke County food/lodging establishment ratings from Jan. 1-31: Carlton The Bottom Line Café - 98 Coffeeville Coffeeville High School - 97 Dickinson Garrick's Corner Grocery - 98 Fulton Head Start Center - 92 More...

LHS teacher convicted of enticing student and could get at least 10 years

A jury convicted former Leroy High School teacher Charlene Schmitz, 55, of two counts of enticement of a child, United States Attorney Deborah J. Rhodes of the Southern District of Alabama announced Friday, Feb. 15. More...

Bolen crowned Miss UWA

Stevi Bolen of Jackson is the new Miss University of West Alabama. Bolen, a junior English education major, will represent the 173-year-old institution in the 2008 Miss Alabama Pageant this summer in Birmingham, a Miss America preliminary. More...

MOMENTS IN TIME

• On Feb. 22, 1732, George Washington is born in Westmoreland County, Va. More...