May 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Vanity Fair's Jackson knitting plant to cease operations by end of 2009

The 70-year-old Vanity Fair knitting plant in downtown Jackson will cease operations by the end of 2009, Fruit of the Loom, Inc. announced last week. More...

Local man who is Mobile fireman hurt while fighting fire

A Grove Hill man who is a Mobile firefighter was one of three injured in an explosion aboard a 200- foot ship docked in the Mobile River near downtown Mobile last Thursday, May 15. More...

Graduations slated

Although Clarke Preparatory School held its commencement exercises May 16, the bulk of graduation events in Clarke County will be held this week. • Coffeeville High School's graduation will be held at 6:30 p.m. More...

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Community

Sample ballots for June 3 primaries

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WWII vet to get CHS diploma

An 83-year-old World War II veteran will receive a high school diploma from Coffeeville High School during commencement exercises at Panther Stadium Thursday (tonight) evening. James Dunagan dropped out of high school to join the Navy in 1943. More...

Historical Society to meet in Coffeeville

The Clarke County Historical Society will hold its May meeting in Coffeeville on Sunday, May 25 in recognition of Coffeeville's bicentennial. The group will meet at Ulcanush Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. More...

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Community Calendar

Last day to register to vote The Board of Registrars would like to let everyone wanting to register to vote in the June 3, 2008 election, the last day to register or to update information is Friday, May 23. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Mt. Zion musical workshop Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church will have a musical workshop through Saturday, May 24 at 6 p.m. Clinician will be Bro. Gerald Alfred of Mobile. Admission is $5. Teresa Coates is the clerk. Rev. Cory J. More...

Annie Moses Band May 31 at Grove Hill Baptist

Grove Hill Baptist Church will host a concert with the Annie Moses Band on Saturday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m. There is no admission cost so come and bring your family and friends. More...

"DO RIGHT PEOPLE"

Read 1 John 2:29 NLT There's an old song that says, "What you are speaks so loud that the world can't hear what you say." You may talk until doom's day and leave people unmoved if your life isn't right. More...

Lifestyle

Recent showers honor Milstead-Larrimore

Several showers were recently conducted in honor of Chelsea Milstead and Ben Larrimore. More...

White-Young to wed July 26

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. White Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Dale White, to Zachary Lorne Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Young. Miss White is a graduate of Jackson High School and The University of Alabama. More...

Winners in 4-H competition

Members of the King's "Glory to Thee" 4-H club competed May 17 in the annual Regional 4-H Competition. This year the competition was held at Grove Hill Elementary School. More...

Schools

CCHS student Zavier Nettles selected for NSHSS

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that Clarke County High School student Zavier Nettles of Whatley has been selected for membership. More...

AMSTI night a huge success

An estimated crowd of 300 parents were present on the evening of May 6 to see the outstanding work created by fifth to eighth grade Wilson Hall Middle School students participating in the Alabama Math, Science, & Technology Initiative (AMSTI) Progr More...

Students attend 'A Day in Maycomb'

Hearing Mary Badham (center), the actress who played "Scout" in the film "To Kill a Mockingbird," was very inspiring to the Wilson Hall Middle School students who attended "A Day in Maycomb." She talked about racial tolerance and the importance of a More...

Quake rattles west Clarke

Residents in parts of Clarke and Choctaw Counties felt a 3.1 magnitude earthquake May 16. The temor was centered seven miles west of Coffeeville and occurred at approximately 1:39 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. More...

High school graduations have started

Clarke Prep School's Class of 2008 graduates hold their diplomas at the conclusion of commencement exercises last Friday at Hamilton Field. Congressman Jo Bonner was the guest speaker. Clarke Prep was the first of area schools to hold graduations. More...

New Era employees vote for union

Employees at New Era Cap Co.'s Jackson plant voted overwhelmingly last Friday to organize and be represented by the Teamsters Union, area union officials said. More...

Poppies distributed for Memorial Day

The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 116, will be distributing poppies around town on Friday, May 23. Contributions are appreciated and will go to veterans and their families. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Deas

Gilmer Davis Deas, 92, of Coffeeville died May 17, 2008. He was born Nov. 30, 1915. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. He was retired from the Department of Transportation. More...

Haskew

Grace Oates Martin Haskew, 97, of Grove Hill died May 14, 2008 at a local health care facility. She was born Dec. 28, 1910. She was a native of Toxey. She was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. More...

Overstreet

William Elwood Overstreet Sr., 83, of Jackson died May 14, 2008. He was born Sept. 14, 1924 in Alma. He was a member of Jones Chapel Methodist Protestant Church. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. More...

Sports

Softball opens a whole new world for Tee

The Grove Hill Dixie Youth softball leagues have opened a new world for one player and for the girls who are playing in the coach-pitch league this season. More...

Aggies, Bears are state baseball champs

The Jackson Aggies completed the sweep of the Haleyville Lions 8- 6, 9-8 to claim the schools first outright state championship Thursday May 15 at Paterson Field in Montgomery. More...

Maybe not world domination, but somewhere close

Sports Scene

I believe in world domination. That may sound like a bold statement. It may even bother some, but that is the way I feel. I am one of the few people who wishes the home team would kick an on-side kick, even if they are winning by 50 points. More...

Editorial

Two old citizens pass away

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Clarke County lost two old and good citizens this past week. Gilmer Deas, 92, died Saturday, May 18 at his home between the Center Point and New Prospect communities near Coffeeville. Mrs. More...

Senators can't make sausage

Inside the Statehouse

There is a famous quote, attributed to the famous British Prime Minister Disraeli, which has been around for years. It basically goes like this, "You don't ever want to see sausage or laws being made. More...

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Records

Clarke County marriages, deeds listed

Marriage license applications Leo Benjamin Larrimore, to Chelsea Kaitlin Milstead; Michael Edward Vaughn, to Crysta Renee Tabron; Sandys Miller Stimpson, to Christina Louise Morgan. More...

Wins gospel music awards

Martha Daughtrey of Coffeeville was recently awarded the Top 10 Most Played Gospel Artist on one-on-one and Gospel Classic Syndicated 2007 and Southern Gospel Artist 2006, 2007 and 2008 for the United Kingdom Christian Music Alliance of New Christian More...

School board OK's credit-based diploma

The Clarke County Board of Education approved May 15 the new state approved option for graduating from high school by passing only three of the five sections of the state Graduation Exam. More...