March 13, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Arrests booked at the Clarke County Jail

Arrests from the Clarke County Jail for the week of Feb. 26 through March 11 include: Damon Lewis Smith, 32, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. Thomas Lewis Bogan, 22, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

83% of adults read a community newspaper weekly

Newspapers continue to be main source of news and information for 'Main Street America'

Community newspapers continue to inform and empower citizens along "Main Street America," a new survey by the National Newspaper Association found. More...

Fulton seeking grant to extend water service

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to apply for a Community Development Block grant to provide water for more residents in the Town of Fulton. The project will affect 35 homes and three churches, Fulton Mayor Mike Norris said Monday. More...

Capstone Bank takes over SouthWest Bank operations

New bank's board includes area citizens

Temporary covers embossed with "Capstone Bank" shroud the old SouthWest Bank of Alabama signs and renovation work has already started at the Jackson office. Capstone Bancshares, Inc. More...

Thomasville police arrests of past week

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of March 3-9 include: James Phillip Williams, failure to appear on driving under the influence, arrested March 3. More...

Photography contest and exhibit April 27 in Grove Hill

Amateur photographers in Southwest Alabama are preparing for the third annual photography contest and exhibit to be held April 27 at the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill. More...

Jax men arrested for armed robbery

Three Jackson men were arrested for an armed robbery in Whatley Saturday night. K-9 and Interdiction Deputy Jim Mundie was dispatched to the Indian Hills community on Old Line Road in Whatley about 10:15 p.m. More...

Teen confesses to scalding youngster

A 14-year-old juvenile has reportedly confessed to intentionally burning a 3-year-old child he was baby-sitting according to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge. Last week Burge reported that Officer Carey Slayton and Inv. More...

4-H's 'Jump Rope For Heart'

These members of the Clarke Prep Gator Clovers 4-H Club raised $450 for the American Heart Association in February through "Jump Rope For Heart." Pictured are Anna Huckabee, Maggie Dunagan, Emily Huckabee, Dayla'rae Huggins, Trey Frith and Robert Gre More...

County commission contracts with Chattanooga firm to provide healthcare services for jail inmates

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to approve a contract with Southern Health Partners (SHP) of Chattanooga, Tenn. for providing healthcare management for inmates of the county jail. More...

Political season kicks off

Clarke County District Judge Bill Kimbrough talks with Edith Allen at the Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee meeting last week. Kimbrough announced that he will seek reelection. Allen is a member of the county committee. More...

Bedsole papers given to Mobile library

The papers of 20th century Mobile civic and business leader Joseph Linyer Bedsole were recently presented to the Mobile Public Library's Local History and Genealogy Division on Feb. 20 by the J.L. Bedsole Foundation. A Clarke County native, J.L. More...

Clarke County High School project an Extreme Makeover candidate?

The cleanup of the demolished 1930s Clarke County High School is just about complete. Visible from Church Street are the old library, portables, the old gymnasium and (at right) the new band room under construction. More...