April 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge DuBose's ethics violations trial June 4

The trial of Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose on charges of ethics violations has been set for June 4 in the Alabama Judicial Building on Dexter Avenue in Montgomery. More...

Sen. Shelby lauds economic development

German steel manufacturer ThyssenKrupp has made a nearly $4 billion investment in the future of Southwest Alabama, said U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama). "This is a profound investment," he said. More...

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Community

Not guilty plea in Allied Credit Union case

A Jackson woman pleaded not guilty last week to federal fraud charges alleging that she siphoned money from a credit union where she served as manager from 1991 to 2005. More...

Pickup flips but driver unhurt

Cornelius Davis, 30, appeared to be uninjured after he got out of his overturned Dodge pickup Tuesday. The pickup ran off Highway 43 and overturned just south of Kelley Flat south of Thomasville around 6 p.m. More...

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Area officials turning out to welcome U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby Saturday included three mayors. From left Grove Hill Mayor Lamar Hudson, Jackson Mayor Richard Long, Shelby and Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day. Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill's clean up set Grove Hill's annual spring clean up will be Saturday, April 19 at 8:30 a.m. Anyone wanting to participate and pick up litter and trash should come to the Chamber of Commerce and get free trash bags. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Bassett Creek gospel singing Bassett Creek Baptist Church will have a special gospel singer, Jerry Trammel Thursday, (tonight), April 17 at 7 p.m. More...

Ask God to forgive us for our sins

The Bible tells us in Daniel 3:1-30, the story of Shadraeh, Meshach and Abednego. They were cast into the midst of a burning, fiery furnace. Even though everyone was against them, God was with them. More...

Lifestyle

Slayton-Powell plan May 31 ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Wayne Slayton of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jenilee, to Daniel Drury (Dru) Powell V, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel (Danny) Drury Powell IV of Leroy. More...

Jackson-Williams to wed May 10

Curley and Evelyn Jackson of Gainestown announce the engagement of their daughter, Avis M. Jackson, to Roger Williams, son of Patricia Williams of Rockville and the late Dan Williams. More...

Leadership Clarke County class graduates

Leadership Clarke County's Class of 2008 was honored April 3 at graduation ceremonies in the fellowship hall of Grove Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Schools

Principal's Address

We are in the middle of yet another busy month. We have about five weeks of school left and lots of work to do. Mrs. Moore, our school librarian, has been busy promoting the Scholastic Book Fair. More...

Clover-Buds have green thumbs

The ASA Clover-Buds can truly say that they have "Green Thumbs." The students planted their garden beds in mid- February, and some plants have already begun to grow. More...

GHES releases new honor rolls

Grove Hill Elementary School has released its honor rolls for the third nine-week period of the 2007-2008 school year. More...

Jurors hear 'Chicken Coop' murder trial

Assistant District Attorney Joe Thompson called a deadly shooting at a Gainestown night spot in 2006, "an assassination…a coldblooded murder" as the trial of Trenton McLain, accused of murdering Jamaury Whittaker got underway in Clarke Count More...

Changing gas prices

Shelia Bush, store manager at the Grove Hill Jr. Mart lowers gasoline prices one-cent Saturday. She said she stays busy changing the sign, up or down a few cents. Sure enough, by Wednesday the price was back up one cent. More...

Board of Equalization upholds Boise's '07 tax bill

It was the same song, second verse Tuesday as the Clarke County Board of Equalization formally rejected Boise's appeal of its 2007 tax bill for the Jackson mill and upheld the state's figures. More...

Relay delay turns out to be good

The sky was blue with only a hint of a few clouds last Friday afternoon and it looked like it might have been a mistake to call off Grove Hill's Relay for Life because of threatening weather. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackson

Thomas Earl Jackson, 58, of Jackson died April 12, 2008 at his sister's residence. He was born March 18, 1948. More...

Branton

Rebecca "Becky" Sheffield Branton, 78, of Wichita Falls, Texas died April 13, 2008. She was born Sept. 5, 1929 in Thomaston. More...

Glover

Seth Dillon Glover, Infant, died April 9, 2008 at Bryan Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis. More...

Sports

Three-way split in county tourney

The Jackson Aggies beat the Clarke County Bulldogs 12-3 Tuesday afternoon, causing a three-way split as each squad went 1-1. Jeremy Armstead had a 3-run homer. Jamie Eckstein was 2-for- 2 with a solo homer. More...

CCHS beats SWHS

The Bulldogs beat Sweet Water 11-3 Friday afternoon in Grove Hill. Hunter Cross went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Adrian Snell was 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Bubba Frazier had a hit and two RBI. Tyler Walker had a hit, three walks and an RBI. More...

Dixie Leagues a true gem for town

Since I am never in the habit of making bold or outrageous statements, try this one on for size. One of, if not the best things, to ever happen to Grove Hill is the starting and continuation of the Dixie Youth Leagues. More...

Editorial

Welcome, Sen. McCain - and a few questions

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Thomasville, Clarke County and southwest Alabama will be in the national news this coming Monday when U.S. Sen. John McCain, the certain Republican nominee for president, comes to town. Welcome, Sen. Mc- Cain. More...

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Boise wins recognition for recycling

Congress Reports

The 2008 American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has awarded Boise, Inc.'s Jackson, Alabama paper mill its Business Leadership Recycling Award, which recognizes outstanding school, business, and community recycling efforts. More...

Records

Arrests booked in Clarke County Jail

Arrests from the Clarke County Jail for the week of April 8-15 include: Latrice Lachelle Boykin, 22, theft of property, third degree, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Arrests made by T'ville Police

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of April 7-13 include: Jarvis D. Culpepper, simple assault (warrant), arrested April 7. Juvenile, noise ordinance violation, arrested April 8. More...