March 6, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Correction

According to Candy Thompson, RN, the school nurse at Thomasville High School reported that less than 10 percent of the student population had been out with the flu, not 10 percent as reported in last week's paper. More...

Seeing sights in Russia

Roger Truett poses in front of the Cathedral of Peter and Paul or the Church of Resurrection Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia. More...

Clarke Democrats to meet

The Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 6, in the Main Courtroom of the Courthouse in Grove Hill, according to Lee B. Williams, local party chairman. More...

Clarke County Republicans open qualifying for '08 races

"(Clarke County) is still a tough county for Republicans to win in," said Edmon McKinley, chairman of the county Republican Party. He spoke Feb. 28 at a meeting of county GOP committee in the county courthouse. More...

Herb gardening presentation March 11 in Grove Hill

The Alabama Cooperative Extension Service will be offering a presentation on growing and harvesting herbs. A popular trend in home gardening is the growing and use of herbs. More...

Children's book author visits Packers Bend

Chance & Scyrene

On Monday, Feb. 25 noted children's book author Kerry Madden was at the Monroe Intermediate School in Packers Bend. Mrs. Madden is the author of a popular series of children's books about the fictional Weems family of Maggie Valley. More...

Turkey group raises $40,000

Pretty girls in short skirts did as much as the auctioneer to help sell guns and other turkey-themed items at the 14th annual banquet of the Clarke County chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation last Thursday evening at the National Guard Armo More...

4-H students enjoy ice cream party

An ice cream party was held Feb. 29 at Wilson Hall Middle School to celebrate the release of "Centennial Cubcake," a new flavor of Blue Bell ice cream. The flavor was released to honor 100 years of 4-H Clubs. More...

Sheffield-Kaplan to marry May 24 in Birmingham

Randal Scott Sheffield and Sonia Clanton Sheffield of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter Jami Virginia Sheffield of Nashville, Tennessee, to Michael Adam Kaplan of Nashville, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Out-of-control grass fire

Firefighters from Grove Hill, Fulton and Helwestern Volunteers Fire Departments responded Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. to an out-of-control grass fire behind a residence at 1361 Asbury Road in Grove Hill. There was no damage to the residence. More...

Four indicted for firearm violations

Four men in Clarke County face federal indictments on firearm violations. Steven C. Furr and Winford Danny Kelsoe of Grove Hill have been indicted on charges of being felons in possession of a firearm and ammunition, according to U.S. More...

T'ville police detail arrests

Thomasville Police Department reported eight felony arrests and 13 misdemeanor arrests over the past two weeks. More...

Judge has heart surgery

Retired Circuit Judge Harold Crow is recovering after suffering a heart attack and having surgery in a Tuscaloosa hospital. More...

County Commission honors CCARC

March was declared as "National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month" in Clarke County by the County Commission. This year marks the 35th anniversary of CCARC (Clarke County Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc.). More...

Hospital purchases new CAT scan machine

The Board of Directors of the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital approved Feb. 28 a new 16-slice CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) scan machine for the facility. More...

Litter campaign for Old Highway 5 begins March 14

Litter Campaign for Old Highway 5 "Pride is Alive on 5" Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Watch the newspaper and fliers for more detailed information. More...

Three-year-old burned by scalding water

Jackson Police are investigating an incident in which a threeyear old child was burned in a tub of scalding water at a residence in the 300 block of Church Street. More...

Scale Back final weigh-ins March 12

Final weigh-in for "Scale Back Alabama" will be at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital's Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Department on Wednesday, March 12 from 1-3 p.m. or call for an appointment. More...

A few flower suggestions

Gardening With Dora

If you've been gardening very long you've lugged home your share of petunias, zinnas and impatiens. Sometimes when I am loading my car trunk with yet another batch of these plants, I am a little embarrassed at my lack of imagination. More...

Fullers announce son's birth

Mr. and Mrs. Brent Fuller (nee Sylvia Overton) of Whatley announce the arrival of a son, Phillip Jackson Fuller, born Jan. 31, 2008 at 12:34 p.m. at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He weighed 11 lbs., 11 ozs. and measured 22 1/2 inches. More...

Hills celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Hills at 50th celebration and back in 1958. More...