March 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Tidwell running for commission post

Clarke County and Municipal Political Annoucements

Teri Tidwell, owner of the Nail Studio in downtown Jackson, announced March 6, that she is running for Clarke County Commissioner District 4. More...

Commissioner Hunt seeks second term

Clarke County and Municipal Political Annoucements

Joe Hunt, District Four Clarke County Commissioner, is running for a second term. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of District Four for allowing me to serve as a County Commissioner for the past four years. More...

Special Sections

Community

Club makes donations

The Southern Magnolia Woman's Club made its annual contributions to local organizations during the March 13 meeting. Kaye Crosby, left, accepts a check on behalf of the Alpha Pregnancy Testing Center from club vice-president Becky Presnall. More...

Student and friend participate in CCARC's Doo-Dah Parade

Kaelon Davis volunteered to walk his cousin's dog, T-Pain, in the Doo-Dah Parade during the CCARC's yearly fund raiser on March 15 in Jackson. More...

County closes out $7 million LP project

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to close out the project agreement with Louisiana Pacific Corporation (LP) concerning its mill south of Thomasville. The approval is pending final review by County Attorney Bruce Wilson. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Historical Society meets The Clarke County Re-enactor's Association will be the featured speakers for the March meeting of the Clarke County Historical Society. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Mt. Gilead Youth revival continues Mt. Gilead Baptist Church of Carlton will continue its revival Thursday, (tonight), March 27, and will end Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. The evangelist will be Bryant Chapman. Rev. L.E. Bush is the pastor. More...

Church of the Week

St. Peter Baptist Church

St. Peter Baptist Church Grove Hill The church will be celebrating its 143rd anniversary at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 6 with Rev. Calvin Tate as the guest speaker. More...

"DEEPER THAN THE SKIN"

Read Romans 10:9-10 TLB A man was hit by a car and rushed to the hospital. While examining him, the doctor noticed the name of Jesus tattooed on his skin. Turning to the nurse who was with him he said, "I hope it's deeper than his skin. More...

Lifestyle

Gulfport eatery a real treat

Memories & Recipes

In my quest for healthy dining out, I chose a fish house. Fish contains little fat and most fish contain omega three to help reduce cholesterol. But I didn't choose just any fish house, I chose Emeril's Gulf Coast Fish House in Gulfport. More...

Dick Whatley honored with award

Clarke County native George Richard "Dick" Whatley of Pell City was awarded first place in the Alabama Community Service Awards program by the Alabama Daughters of the American Revolution at a luncheon in Auburn on March 11. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Gates announce birth

Russell and Tara Gates of the Liberty community announce the birth of their daughter, Sarah Grace Gates, born at 1:58 p.m., Feb. 6, at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She weighed seven pounds, one ounce and was 20 inches long. More...

LP mill produces first OSB

It was 5 p.m. on March 20, 2008 and it was a big day for Louisiana Pacific's new Clarke County oriented strand board (OSB) mill. The first sheets of OSB were processed at the $230 million facility. More...

Hampton Inn to build 3-story hotel in Jackson

A construction company executive told several hundred people at an appreciation reception for business and industry leaders in Jackson that his company would be building an office in Jackson as well as constructing a new $8.5 million hotel. More...

Jackson mayor runs for third term

Clarke County and Municipal Political Annoucements

Jackson Mayor Richard Long formally announced this week that he would seek a third term in the August 26 municipal election. More...

License Commissioner Goodman runs again

Clarke County and Municipal Political Annoucements

Linda Goodman is seeking reelection as Clarke County License Commissioner. She has been employed in the License Commission office for 20 years. She served 13 years as chief clerk and took office as license commissioner in 2003. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harrell

Edward Ronnie Harrell, 57, of Grove Hill died March 19, 2008 at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. He was born Sept. 23, 1950. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Grove Hill. More...

Salter

Deborah Kim Greer Salter, 46, of Pine Hill died March 24, 2008 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. She was born Nov. 26, 1961. She was a native of Jackson. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Jackson. More...

Boyette

Ida Mae Boyette, 83, of Grove Hill died March 19, 2008. She was born April 15, 1924 in Grove Hill. She was a homemaker. More...

Sports

Gators beat Morgan in Selma

The Clarke Prep School Gators outlasted the Senators of Morgan Academy 17-13 last Friday in Morgan in a Class AAA matchup. More...

Lady Gators beat Morgan

The Lady Gators beat the Lady Senators 8-0 last Friday in Selma. Jessica McKinley went 3-for-4 with a home run. Corrie Allen went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI. Anna Hicks went 2-for- 4 with an RBI. Stephanie Sales went 2-for-3 with an RBI. More...

CCHS Bulldogs sweep WCHS in season series

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs won the back end of a split double-header this past Saturday as they beat Sumter County 11-1 in Grove Hill. More...

Editorial

A sad benchmark

Our Opinions

We have now been at war longer in Iraq than it took us to win World War II over 60 years ago. We began the sixth year of war there last week. Sunday night, a roadside bomb killed four U.S. soldiers. More...

Politicking on tags

We usually remain silent on local political races, but the political campaign platform of a Republican license commissioner candidate warrants a comment. Jamie Wilkins says he will "make my race a referendum on the $25 car tag tax. More...

A new Christian Coalition

Inside the Statehouse

The decision to move our presidential preference primary up to Feb. 5 has been considered by most observers to have been good for our state. Leaders of both political parties have hailed it as a success and well worth the cost. More...

Records

Thomasville police tell arrests of past week

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of March 17-23 include: Jack Lee Stogsdill, possession of cocaine, arrested March 18. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Kolandwski Ward, to Clara Williams; Robin Ellisor Wilson, to Rachel Gray Johnson; Donald Randyl Smith, to Amanda Duke Pritchett; Willie Mays Wright, to Tangerla Shanta Rivers. More...

Schools

Junior Betas have a whale of a time

The Wilson Hall Middle School Junior Betas had a whale of a time at the 2008 Alabama Junior Beta Convention in Montgomery on March 10- 11. More...

WHMS celebrates Black History Month

As you all know, February is Black History Month. The students at Wilson Hall Middle School had a lot of fun learning about the different African American heroes and heroines. For example, in Mrs. More...

Honor roll released for third nine-week period

The nonor roll for the third nine-week period has been released at Wilson Hall Middle School. More...