April 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Lawmen bust Morvin whiskey still

Today's lawmen are accustomed to dealing with cocaine, meth, marijuana and a variety of other drugs. Moonshining is a thing of the past- almost. More...

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Community

4-H members pledge their hearts

Maggie Dunagan, Dayla'Rae Huggins and Emily Huckabee and Sally Jordan of the area 4-H Club have fun learning with the stethoscope as part of "I Pledge My Heart" a 4-H partnership program with Jamie Langley, Miss Alabama 2007. More...

DuBose's problems take personal turn

Suspended Circuit Judge Stuart C. DuBose's problems until last week had been professional in nature. Last week his problems also became personal as his wife, Allison DuBose, filed a divorce petition in Clarke County Circuit Court. More...

Assistance sought for homeless family

Lou Boykin, director of the Clarke County Department of Human Resources (DHR) said the agency is looking for assistance for a homeless family. Boykin said the family consists of a mother, hr 60-plus year-old mother and two boys, ages seven and 14. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Toddtown Development Center beautillion and cotillion The Toddtown Community Development Center's Annual Beautillion and Cotillion will be Saturday, April 5. The application fee for young girls, ages 5 to 10 years old is $35. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Whatley First Assembly of God continues revival Whatley First Assembly of God will continue its revival through Saturday, April 5 with Rev. Jim DeWitt. Rev. DeWitt is an announcer on the radio in Thomasville. Services will start at 7 p.m. More...

Church of the Week

Orange Hill Baptist Church Grove Hill More...

Local church give thanks for support of luncheon

Dear Editor, Grove Hill Baptist Church would like to thank everyone for coming to the Good News Business Luncheon. More...

Lifestyle

Chance Baptist sets revival

Chance & Scyrene

Chance Baptist Church will observe its annual spring revival services beginn ing Monday, April 14 through Wednesday, April 16. The speaker for this event will be Rev. Cleo McGrew of Silas. Services will begin each night at 7:15 p.m. More...

Dr. Rivers autographs books

Laurie Cumbie watches as Dr. Terry Rivers autographs a copy of his novel, "The Jihad Germ" at City Drugs last Friday. Rivers grew up in Grove Hill, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Rivers. More...

Fleming-Godbold wedding plans told

Gina Wilson Holloway and Michael Pomroy Fleming announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Nicole Fleming of Orange Beach to Joshua McDowell Godbold, also of Orange Beach, the son of Celia Godbold of Monroeville and Donald Godbold of Camde More...

Schools

Clarke 2008-09 school year starts Aug. 7

Calendar approved

The Clarke County Board of Education approved March 20 the calendar for the 2008-2009 school year. The recommendation came from the School Calendar Committee including certificated and support personnel, said School Superintendent Gerald Stephens. More...

Anderson named T'ville city prez for First US Bank

Chuck Anderson of Thomasville has been recently named Thomasville's city president for First United Security Bank. More...

CCHS releases honor rolls for third nine weeks

Honor Rolls have been released by Clarke County High School for the third nine-week period of the 2007-2008 school year. Ninth Grade All A's: William Newton, Davis Rhodes. More...

Friday is last day to qualify for primaries

The deadline to qualify for elected offices on the June 3 primary ballot is Friday, April 4 at 5 p.m. and so far only a handful of candidates have qualified with either the local Democratic or Republican parties. More...

County schools send letters home blaming Boise for funding cutbacks

A letter has been sent to parents of students of Grove Hill Elementary School and Gillmore Elementary School asking for volunteer help to ease the financial burden to the school system caused by the lack of ad valorem tax revenue from Boise Paper i More...

Political Announcements

Beverly seeks full term as revenue commissioner

Chris Beverly is seeking a full term as Clarke County Revenue Commissioner. He was appointed to the position by Gov. Bob Riley to fill the unexpired term of Jay Duke, who was elected Circuit Clerk. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

James

L.V. "Bishop" James, 83, of Glendale, Md. died March 21, 2008 at a hospital in Seabrook, Md. More...

McCorquodale

McCorquodale Thomas Ray "Smokey" McCorquodale, 83, of Jackson died March 29, 2008 at a local health care facility. He was born Oct. 29, 1924. He was a native of Salitpa. He was a veteran U.S. Marine Sergeant of World War II. More...

Allen

Barbara Ann Allen, 48, of Dickinson died March 23, 2008 at a hospital in Mobile. She had worked as a seamstress at New Era Cap Co. in Jackson. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs play Choctaw

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs lost 7-6 to Choctaw County Tuesday afternoon in Grove Hill. Brittney Harvell went 3-for-4. Abbey Walker, Hannah Barnes and Gioia Jackson each went 2-for-4. Ericka Williams went 1-for-2. More...

CCHS to hold golf tourney

The CCHS Lady Bulldogs will be hosting a fundraising golf tournament on Saturday, April 26 at Deerfield Country Club in Chatom. It is a 3-man scramble, with a cost of $150 per team. Hole in one prices will be available. More...

Bulldogs beat Northside

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs completed their spring break road trip by beating eight ranked, Class 4A Northside 15-10 in Tuscaloosa last Thursday. Jacob Horton (2-0) pitched four innings to get the win. He struck out two and walked one. More...

Editorial

Uncle Sam handouts are coming

Congress Reports

As many of you know, earlier this year Congress passed an economic stimulus package designed to jumpstart our waning national economy. There has been some confusion as to who will receive the rebate checks and when they will arrive in the mail. More...

Monstrous acts

Editor's Notes

In the news this week is a story about a father who drowned his three young children in a hotel bathtub, apparently because he was having a spat with his estranged wife. More...

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Records

Recent arrests booked in Clarke County Jail

Arrests from the Clarke County Jail for the week of March 25-April 1 include: Sedric Skanes, 34, probation violation, promoting prison contraband, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Arrests made by Thomasville Police Department

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of March 24-30 include: Earnestine Mosley, escape, third degree (warrant) for Jefferson County, theft of property, third degree, shoplifting, (warrant) for Jefferson County, arres More...

Clarke County Deeds and Marriage Licenses

Marriage license applications Joseph Howard Bailey, to Cassandra Lea Mott; William Bradley Reynolds, to Jacqueline Daniel Beaty. More...