April 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Another eyesore gone

Grove Hill and Helwestern firemen burned another eyesore Saturday, a dilapidated house on Asbury Road. Firemen used the fire as a training exercise, showing young firemen (right) how a fire starts and spreads and how to combat it. More...

Moye running for 4th district commission

Political Announcements

Tyrone Moye, manager of the Jackson Memorial Funeral Home, announces his candidacy for Clarke County Commissioner District 4. More...

Norris announces for revenue commissioner

Political Announcements

Terry L. Norris has qualified to run for the office of Clarke County Revenue Commissioner as a Democrat. She has served in the revenue commissioner's office for 15 years as a clerk in both Mapping and Appraisal and Collection. More...

Special Sections

Community

'Relay for Life' Friday at Clarke Co. Museum

"Relay for Life" for Grove Hill will be held Friday, April 11, at 6 p.m. at the Clarke County Museum. Proceeds of the annual event go to the American Cancer Society. The public is invited. You do not have to be on a team to come. More...

Commission concerned about ALDOT indecision at Thomasville intersection

Clarke County Commissioner Elma Averett expressed concern at Monday's work session concerning the lack of an official design for the intersection of Highways 43 and 5 in Thomasville. More...

Grove Hill not sure what to do about golf cart nuisance

The Grove Hill Town Council discussed Tuesday the problem of out-of-control golf carts, fourwheelers and dirt bikes on city streets and sidewalks. "School is about to be out," said council member Pat McGraw. "What are we going to do about it? More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

SWAIA observes National County Government Week The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA) congratulates Clarke, Washington, Choctaw County Commissioners in observance of National County Government Week Thursday, (today), April 10 throug More...

Church News

Church Announcements

New Faith revival New Faith Baptist Church in Coffeeville will host its spring revival entitled "God does change lives," beginning Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13. Friday and Saturday night services will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Put aside fear, focus on love

"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. More...

Records

Several murder cases on court docket

Criminal jury term begins Monday, April 14 in Clarke County Circuit Court. Several murder cases are listed on Judge Thomas Baxter's docket. Judge D.P. Scurlock will also be hearing cases. Byron D. Worthy, Arthur Yelder, Jamie S. More...

Arrests booked into Clarke County Jail

Jonathan Cory Whatley, 32, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Arrests made by T'ville Police

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of March 31-April 7 include: Jared Akridge, harassment (warrant), arrested April 4. James Walter Nettles, failure to appear on public intoxication, arrested April 3. More...

Schools

Students learn about famous Americans

On Friday morning, April 4, Mrs. Walker's fourth grade class presented biography book reports to their parents, grandparents, and friends. The students chose a famous person to read about and dressed as the character. More...

Moth hatches in Mrs. Green's class

Mrs. Green's class enjoyed watching this moth hatch from its cocoon. Trevor Wood found the cocoon at home and brought it to share with the class. This picture was taken just before Trevor released the moth. Contributed Photo More...

Honor Rolls released for third grading period

Honor Rolls for the third grading period have been released at Clarke Preparatory School. First Grade Mrs. More...

Last day of qualifying brings some surprises

Friday afternoon was busy with a lot of jockeying prior to the 5 p.m. deadline for candidates to qualify for the June 3 primaires. It was surprising who qualified and who didn't. More...

Deputy, dog get their man - wrong one

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation has been called to investigate a possible case of police brutality by a Clarke County sheriff's deputy who was at the wrong house. More...

Arts Council to locate on Main Street

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Tuesday to give the local Arts Council $8,000 for a proposed Art and Cultural Center in the downtown Gordon Building. Gina Skipper, Terry Norris and Mike Williamson were on hand representing the arts council. More...

AC Fabricated looks to win new contracts, put 100-plus to work

"We feel good about the future," said Jerry Reeves, vice president of AC Fabricated Products of Jackson. More...

Karen Bradford runs for commission seat

Political Announcements

Karen Dozier Bradford is seeking the District Two seat on the Clarke County Commission. She is the wife of the current commissioner, Paul Bradford, who is not seeking re-election. More...

Ott is GOP candidate for commission post

Political Announcements

J. Ladell Ott is running on the Republican ticket for the Clarke County Commission, District 2 seat. He has been employed with Alabama River Newsprint in Perdue Hill since 1989 as a maintenance technician. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Taylor

Vernell Taylor, 53, of Jackson died March 31, 2008. She was a 1973 alumna of Jackson High School. She was an employee of Stimpson's Hunting Club of Choctaw Bluff. She was a member of St. More...

Todd

Johnnie Todd Jr., better known as "Frigg," 67 of Jackson died April 3, 2008 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born June 9, 1939. He was a member of Jackson Street Baptist Church. More...

Dunagan

Benny Ray Dunagan, 56, of Coffeeville died April 8, 2008 at his residence. He was born March 6, 1952. He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Coffeeville. More...

Sports

Getting the fields ready for play!

Grove Hill Dixie Youth baseball and softball officials are gearing up for opening day this Saturday. Work has been done at each of the fields. At the top right photo Bubba Smith runs the tractor while making upgrades to the fields at the park. More...

Careful of what you might say

Being one of those folks who always harp that people should get out and do something to help the community, I decided to heed my own words and…will now put myself in a position to be called a…wait for it…bonehead. More...

CCHS Bulldogs down Citronelle 8-4

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs beat the Wildcats of Citronelle 8-4 Monday afternoon on the road to run their record to 15-10. Hunter Cross went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Chris Andrews was 2-for-2 with three RBI. More...

Editorial

Thanks to firemen

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Many guys spend their Saturdays mowing the lawn, catching up on honey-do chores, or, if they're lucky, golfing, fishing, or just relaxing. Not the guys from Grove Hill Fire and Rescue. More...

Siegelman, pro and con

Inside the Statehouse

The recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to release Don Siegelman pending appeal has added fuel to the fire ignited by the CBS 60 Minute documentary featuring Siegelman's case and imprisonment. More...

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