April 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County worker burned when diesel ignites

Grady Wilkerson, an employee with the Clarke County Road and Bridge Department, was severely burned April 16 in a freak accident while putting diesel into a bush cutter machine. More...

Collision on Highway 84

Paramedics, Grove Hill and Helwestern firemen and volunteers worked to free Anell Presnall "Renae" Snell from a 2003 Toyota Corolla Saturday afternoon. More...

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Community

Gas district office officially opens

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held April 17 for the new Grove Hill office of the Clarke Mobile Counties Gas District. Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

'Relay For Life' awards announced

The following awards were announced at the April 18 "Relay For Life" event in Grove Hill: Best Camp Site: (tie) Town of Grove Hill and Grove Hill Baptist Church. Most Money Raised by An Individual: Laurie Pritchett. More...

County to resurface additional road

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday resurfacing .36 miles of Harvest Road at the same time that crews are currently resurfacing the Chilton Road (County Road 17). The CR 17 project is funded with federal money. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

GH Memorial jewelry sale Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a jewelry sale Thursday, (today) April 24 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, April 25 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

Editorial

Black Belt industry

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It was good news for the Black Belt Friday when it was announced that the small town of Epes, on the Tombigbee River in Sumter County, had been chosen as the site for a new $150 million U.S. More...

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Mayor Day deserves a lot of credit for McCain's historic visit

Editor's Notes

If you had told me even a few weeks ago that on this past Monday the John McCain campaign bus would be rattling down Highway 5 toward Thomasville with Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day huddled with Gov. More...

Records

Arrests booked into Clarke Co. Jail

Arrests from the Clarke County Jail for the week of April 15-22 include: Archie Samuel Keel, 20, domestic violence, third degree, $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Arrests made by Thomasville Police

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of April 14-20 include: Otto Rowden III, burglary, third degree (warrant), arrested April 15. Janus Bettis, escape, third degree, (warrant) for Marengo County, arrested April 16. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications James Edward Pipkin, to Tasha Renee' Croom; Brandon Luke Yelder Sr., to Shawntae Monique Jackson; Quentin Tremaine Hudson, to Carmen Charlynn Perez-Gordon; Jamie Leigh Overton, to Marlana Gayle Parnell, James Wesley La More...

Verdicts in court trials: Guilty in murder case, not guilty in rape case

Juries found one man guilty of murder and another not guilty of rape in separate trials in Clarke County Circuit Court last week. More...

Clarke Prep beauty review winners

Senior high beauty review winners at Clarke Preparatory School were selected Saturday night. From left, Sara Wilson, third runner-up; Erika Wlliams, second runner-up; Lindsey Jordan, top beauty; and Tess Ackerman, first runner-up. More...

AG's opinion says golf carts not legal for streets, sidewalks

The Town of Grove Hill will begin to enforce a state law barring golf carts, four wheelers and dirt bikes from town sidewalks and public streets. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grimes

Mary Pauline Grimes, 81, of Mobile died April 17, 2008 at an area hospital. She was born July 15, 1927. She was a native of Coffeeville. She attended Dauphin Way Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, David G. More...

Moore

Zula Irene Wiggins Moore, 94, of Gosport died April 20, 2008 at the Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born Dec. 14, 1913. She was a native of Mexia. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Gosport Baptist Church. More...

McBride

Frances Nell McBride, 75, of Las Cruces, N.M. died April 17, 2008 at her residence. She was born April 20, 1932. She was a native of Whatley. She was a former member of Whatley Baptist Church. She was an auctioneer with the State of Alabama. More...

Sports

CCHS Bulldogs advance to second round

Clarke County High School plated 11 runs in the sixth inning as they ran away from the Straughn Tigers 18-1 to advance in the first round of the AHSAA Class 3A baseball playoffs. Hunter Cross brought in four runs. More...

Lady Bulldogs no hit Mobile Chr.

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs pounded out six hits while pitcher Abby Walker held Mobile Christian to no hits in a 4-0 area loss Tuesday. MeMe Martin went 2-for-3 with two triples. Gioia Jackson was 2-for-2 with a triple. More...

Gators close out baseball season

The Clarke Prep School Gators closed out the season as they lost 10-2 to the Faith Leopards Monday in Grove Hill. It was the last meeting between the two schools. Taylor Becton went 2-for-3. J.D. Powell and Tanner Tucker each had a double. More...

Lifestyle

Scearce graduates from seaman recruit training

Seaman Recruit Tara D. Scearce graduated March 28 from the Recruit Training Command Center in Great Lakes, Ill. She is now stationed at "A" Training Naval School Center in Pensacola, Fla. More...

Schools

WHMS students win Songfest trophy

The seventh and eighth grade Beta Club at Wilson Hall won the first place "Songfest" trophy for their performance at the state Beta Club convention March 10 and 11 in Montgomery. Contributed Photo More...

WHMS team wins 'Spirit of the Relay' award

The Wilson Hall Middle School team at the April 18 "Relay For Life" won the "Spirit of the Relay" award. The team is shown (in top left photo) receiving its award in front of the Clarke County Museum. More...

Junior Betas induct new members

On April 17 the Wilson Hall Middle School Junior Beta Club inducted 44 new members into the club. More...