February 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners can't decide on medical service plan for county jail inmates

The Clarke County Commission again tabled plans for a new healthcare plan at the County Jail. Both Commissioners Paul Bradford and Rhondel Rhone were out-of-town and not present at the Tuesday meeting, More...

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Con artists hit Whatley Monday

The Clarke County Sheriff's Department is asking local residents to be on the lookout for two con artists who took money from a Whatley residence Monday. More...

New parks and recreation director introduced to Jackson City Council

During the Tuesday, Feb. 26 meeting of the Jackson City Council, Public Works Director Kevin Woodson introduced the city's newest employee, Parks and Recreation Director DeWayne Byrd. More...

Bootlegging arrest nets lots of alcohol

A man was arrested in Whatley Sunday for bootlegging alcohol by local law enforcement. "This was the result of an ongoing investigation by the Clarke County Sheriff's Department and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

C'ville RSVP to meet The Coffeeville RSVP will meet Tuesday, March 4 at 2 p.m. at the Nutrition Center. A representative from Infirmary Hospice will present program on Cold and Flu Health Care. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

New Home leap year singing New Home Baptist Church will have a leap year singing Friday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m. featuring New Direction, Grateful Heart, Condie Browning, Faron McKinley, Kenny Lee, and The Old Timers with Rev. Kenneth Johnson. More...

Bible Trivia

Questions and Answers

1. Is the book of 3 Kings in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Revelation 12:9, what was the name of the old serpent? The Devil, Aster, Nehushtan, Lucifer. 3. Which book begins, "Now David was old and stricken in years"? More...

Editorial

Siegelman targeted, 60 Minutes suggests

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There was Don Siegelman, the poster child of political success in Alabama, elected to more statewide offices than anyone, including governor. He was emptying a mop bucket in some faraway federal prison in Louisiana. More...

Thunderous February

We woke up early Tuesday to more thunder and lightning and stormy weather. It seems, and the professional weather folks agree, that we have had unusually bad weather for January and February- far too many tornadoes and such. More...

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Flu bug takes big bites out of county

The flu season is taking its toll currently in Clarke County. It may not be a full-blown epidemic, but the influenza is causing discomfort for children and adults alike. Dr. Garrett Miller's office had to stop taking patients at 10 a.m. More...

Chief Judge Shaw handwrites ‘Denied’ across Judge DuBose’s motion to stay

The chief judge of the Alabama Court of Judiciary handwrote a one-word denial on a More...

Leap Year babies to observe actual birthdays Friday

A select group of people will celebrate birthdays this week. Every day is someone's birthday, but it's Leap Year and a very small percentage of the population was born on Friday's date, Feb. 29. More...

Lunar eclipse

The moon took on a red hue last Wednesday, Feb. 20 as the earth came between it and the sun in the last lunar eclipse until 2010. Photographer Johnny Autrey captured the sight as the earth's shadow crept across the face of the moon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackson

Bessie Jackson, 94, of Rockville died Feb. 24, 2008 at her residence. She was born May 6, 1913. She was a member of Mt. Olive No. I Baptist Church of Rockville where she was in the Missionary Society. More...

Moore

Tommie Lee Moore, 61, better known as Tony Moore, of Walker Springs died Feb. 20, 2008 at Knollwood West in Mobile. He was born Sept. 3, 1946. He was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church of Walker Springs where he served on the deacon board. More...

Cox

Peggy Arlene Cox, 72, of Leroy died Feb. 23, 2008 at an area health care facility. She was born Oct. 9, 1935. She was a native of Plateau. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Leroy. She was a member of the Eastern Star. More...

Sports

And then there were two...

CCHS beats Winfield 63-50, to face Madison Academy

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs advanced to the Class 3A state title game as they pushed their way past the Pirates of Winfield 63-50 Tuesday afternoon in Birmingham. "We came out and played great defensively," Coach Kendric Davis said. More...

Lady Bulldogs season ends at Troy Regionals

The dream of a trip to the final four and a possible state basketball crown came to an abrupt end Saturday as the Lady Bulldogs from Clarke County lost 72- 66 to Geneva High School in Troy. More...

Clarke County heads to second Final Four

For the second straight year the Clarke County Bulldogs punched their ticket for the Magic City as they had their way with Straughn 70-45 Saturday morning in Troy in the Class 3A South Regional finals. More...

Schools

Wilson Hall Middle School has raised over $25,000 for Relay for Life

In 2001 the Student Government Association at WHMS decided that they wanted to participate and raise money for Relay for Life. More...

Students study To Kill A Mockingbird

The eighth grade students in Mrs. K. Wilson's English class enjoyed reading and doing a book study on Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." Students became acquainted with the author by completing a scavenger hunt on the Internet. More...

Cheerleaders selected at WHMS

Tryouts were held on Feb. 19 to select the WHMS 2008 - 2009 cheerleaders. All who participated worked very hard in preparation for the judging. They learned cheers and dance routines. More...