May 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Rep. Keahey says education pass will be approved

Marc Keahey, state representative for the 65th District, expects the proposed $6.3 billion state education budget for fiscal year 2009 to remain similar to the one passed by the State House. More...

USBI shareholders reject proposals promoting merger, revamping of selection of directors

United Security Bancshares shareholders Tuesday overwhelmingly re-elected 12 incumbent directors and rejected two proposals that could have altered the Thomasville-based financial institution's direction and future. More...

Special Sections

Community

Bedwell to graduate from Liberty Baptist Church Home School

Rita Danielle Bedwell of Fulton will graduate from the Liberty Baptist Church Home School Sunday, May 18 at 11 a.m. The church is located on Old Highway 5 of Thomasville. More...

Suspects arrested in mailbox vandalism

An 18-year-old from Grove Hill and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested May 1 for a two-week vandalism spree in Clarke County. More...

Horton celebrates 100th

Mrs. Gwendolyn Finch Horton celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday, April 20 at the Jackson Health Care Facility with 60 friends and family members, spanning five generations. She was born April 21, 1908 in Winn. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

CCERA final meeting The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will hold its final meeting for the 2007-2008 year Thursday, (today) May 15 at 11:45 a.m. at the Grill in Thomasville. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Inspirational Tabernacle Women in Ministry Inspirational Tabernacle Church of God in Christ located at 1171 Industrial Road in Jackson continues its second year of Women in Ministry Crusade Thursday (today), May 15 and ends Friday, May 16 at 7: More...

"CHEAP SHOT"

Read John 14:23 A pastor and a deacon went bear hunting one afternoon. They saw the bear at the same time, they fired at the same time, and the bear fell. But they wondered who shot the bear. More...

Bible Trivia

Questions and Answers

1. Is the book of Miriam in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What Moabite widow left her homeland to follow her motherin law to Bethlehem? Lydia, Jahab, Ruth, Jezebel. 3. More...

Lifestyle

Remembering Mama the chef

Memories & Recipes

On Mother's Day, appropriately, my thoughts go to days past remembering Mama. Even on Mother's Day she was in her kitchen preparing a meal so all her children would have her good homecooking when they came to honor her. More...

Awards Day Program held at Coffeeville High

Honor students from all grades sang during the annual Awards Day Program May 9 at Coffeeville High School. The theme of the program, and one of the songs sung, was "I Am A Jewel." Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

BCA chief tells Troy grads to be 'agents of change'

The head of the Business Council of Alabama encouraged Troy University graduates Friday to become "agents of change" in the world. More...

Schools

Graduation Ceremonies to be held May 16 at CPS

Clarke Preparatory School

Graduation exercises will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16 at Hamilton Field. Speaker will be U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner. Thirty-four students are included in the Class of 2008. More...

Physical Education and Sports Week celebrated at GHES

Physical Education and Sports Week was celebrated at Grove Hill Elementary School during the week of May 5-9. The week started off with a school wide assembly on Monday. Mrs. More...

Students conduct animal studies

This past month, students in the fourth grade at Grove Hill Elementary School have been conducting animal studies. More...

17,726 voters on list

About 12 percent of Clarke County adults aren't registered to vote based on a comparison of the number of registered county voters to U.S. Census figures. More...

Investigation continues into LP accident

The cause of last week's explosion at the Louisiana- Pacific oriented strand board mill is still under investigation, state and company officials said Monday. More...

T'ville economic developer Debra Fox takes job to promote Marengo County's economy

Debra Fox has resigned as executive director for Thomasville's Development and Planning Department. She will take a similar position with the new Marengo County Economic Development Authority. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Law

Annie Bell Howze Law, 82, of Denver, Colo. died May 3, 2008. She was born Feb. 23, 1926. She was a native of Coffeeville. She was a retired worker for children's hospital in Denver for 29 years. More...

Gardner

Peter Sterling Gardner, 61, of Jackson died May 13, 2008 at a local hospital. He was born Oct. 22, 1946. He was a member of the Iron Workers #798 for 42 years. More...

McKinley

Alice T. McKinley, 55, of Grove Hill died May 6, 2008 at her residence. She was born Jan. 19, 1953. She was a native of New Orleans, La. She was a retired self-employed commercial shrimper. More...

Sports

Aggies, Bears fight into baseball finals

Jackson beats Alabama Christian in three games

The Jackson Aggies got a solid performance on the mound and on the base paths as they beat the Alabama Christian Academy Eagles 9-2 at the AUM baseball complex last Saturday. More...

Leroy outlasts American Christian to advance

The top-ranked Leroy Bears took two of three games from No. 3 American Christian this past weekend to advance to the state championship series against Mars Hill Bible. More...

Baseball a true representation of democracy

Sports Scene

If asked the question, what is the most democratic sport in the land? If you guess football or basketball then, of course, you are…wrong. In those two, you can take your best players and ride them as far as they will go. More...

Editorial

Underground RR bike route proving popular with cyclists

Our Opinions

You may have noticed bicyclists pedaling along Highways 43, 69 and 84 through Clarke County in recent weeks or stopped, eating in local restaurants. More...

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Unrelated spending loads bill to aid troops

Congress Reports

Once again, the Democratic majority in Congress has chosen to force our troops to wait for the funding they need to continue their efforts in the Global War on Terror. More...

Records

County Records

Marriage license applications Matthew Edward Sikes, to Misty Juanita Stovall; Billy Joe Prince, to Summer Dawn Housley. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Arrests booked into Clarke Co. Jail

Arrests booked into the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: Sierra Cade, 20, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $500 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 May 5-May 11 include: Arnold Strother Holt, driving under the influence, arrested May 5. Robert Shawn Gunter, leaving scene of an accident (warrant), arrested May 5. More...