March 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Good turnout to clean up Old Highway 5

Over 100 residents and volunteers along Old Highway 5 between Grove Hill and Thomasville picked up several loads of garbage along the scenic route Friday and Saturday. More...

CCHS beauties

"Elite Night" was held at Clarke County High School's Sage Auditorium Friday and Saturday. Here are the 11th and 12th Grade winners. More...

Special Sections

Community

Clarke County High School project an Extreme Makeover candidate?

The cleanup of the demolished 1930s Clarke County High School is complete and work has started on the foundation for the new parking lot that will occupy the site. More...

Postsecondary educators meet with Pulp and Paper Council

"This is the first meeting that I have been a part of where industry has been so well represented and has played such a strong role in partnering with education for workforce development initiatives," said Dr. More...

Juvenile charged in cutting of teen

A 10-year-old has been charged with assault in the cutting of a 16-year-old. According to Jackson Police Investigator Richard Harvey, the incident occurred around 8:30 p.m., March 12, at a residence in the 300 block of Davis Avenue. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County Mounted Sheriff's Posse first show set Clarke County Mounted Sheriff's Posse, a non-profit organization will have its first horse show of 2008 Saturday, March 22 at 6 p.m. at the Old Arena on the Allen Walker Road in Grove Hill. More...

Church News

No Rev. Al Sharpton, but a rousing message nonetheless

Due to complications with airflight, Rev. Al Sharpton could not appear Sunday at the New Greater First Baptist Church in Thomasville. No matter, Mayor Sheldon Day (bottom middle photo) still proclaimed it Al Sharpton Day in the city. More...

Church Announcements

St. James worship St. James A.M.E. Church of Jackson will have worship service entitled Remembering the Seven Statements of Jesus on the Cross beginning Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m. the speakers are Rev. More...

Editorial

Judge must resign

Our Opinions

Embattled Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose has two choices- either resign his position or face a trial before the Court of the Judiciary where he will surely be found guilty and removed from the bench. More...

Vying for club seats

Alabama's congressional seats are like an old fraternal club....once you become a member you are there for life, barring some unforgivable transgression. More...

A divided State Senate

Inside the Statehouse

The legislative session is in full swing and is entering its sixth week. Legislators are facing daunting financial problems. More...

Tax appeals board tries to head off another Boise tax fight

Amid a lot of complicated and confusing discussions over accounting techniques and depreciation schedules, economics and market conditions that are the basis of a $200 million difference in the value of Boise's Clarke County operations between the More...

Supreme Court says State Bar can't discipline Judge DuBose

Court of Judiciary case not affected by the ruling

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday that the Alabama State Bar Association couldn't discipline Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose for inappropriate actions he made prior to becoming a judge. More...

Jamie Wilkins running for license commissioner on anti-tag fee platform

Jamie Wilkins, of Jackson, has announced his candidacy for license commissioner of Clarke County. He will run on the Republican ticket. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Scott

Dan Scott Sr., 80, of Gainestown, died March 11, 2008 at Kindra Health Care Facility in Mobile. He was born Feb. 26, 1928. Survivors include his wife, Mary Scott, Gainestown; six sons, Daniel (Laura) Scott Jr. More...

Alexander

Joyce Faye Alexander, 76, of Jackson died March 17, 2008 at Robertsdale Health Care Facility. She was born April 7, 1931. She was a native of Knoxville, Tenn. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. More...

Atchison

Sandra Felice Atchison, 53, of Deer Park died March 12, 2008 at a Mobile hospital. She was born Oct. 11, 1954. She was a native of Clarke County. She was a member of the Chatom Church of God. She was a homemaker. More...

Sports

Lady Gators win four straight last week

The Clarke Prep School, ranked number seven in the AISA, jumped all over Taylor Road 14-1 last Friday in Hope Hull. Tess Ackerman led the Lady Gators at the plate by going 3- for-3 with a homer and double. More...

CCHS plays tough against Lady Bears

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs saw their furious comeback slip away as they lost 6-5 to the Lady Bears of Leroy High School Monday afternoon. More...

Deforest Taite a finalist for Class 3A Player of Year

There was a bitterness and a sadness as the 2007-08 basketball season came to an end for Clarke County High School's Deforest Taite. "I have regrets with the way everything ended," Taite said. More...

Records

Arrests booked into Clarke Co. Jail

The following arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail over the past week. Kenneth Atkinson, 40, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. Kenneth Jerome Perry, 46, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Arrests made by Thomasville Police

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of March 10-16 include: Brenda Denise Bizzell, three counts on possession of forged instrument, second degree, arrested March 11. Annie Laura P. More...

Schools

Students honored at CCHS 'Elite Night'

"Elite Night" was held March 15 at Clarke County High School. The theme of the evening was "A Walk in the Orient." More...

Principal's Address

We are "Marching into spring" with many activities at GHES. The saying "Busy as a Bee" definitely applies to our school calendar. As we look toward April and May we know that the "busy time" is yet to come. More...

GHES students create self portraits

The Mobile Museum of Art made its final visit for this school year to Grove Hill Elementary School this past week. The students and volunteers from the Grove Hill Study Club had a wonderful time using water colors to create self portraits. More...