May 29, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Two local races on June 3 ballot

Only two local races are on the June 3 ballot- one countywide and one district race. Interest had been lukewarm but appears to have increased in recent weeks. More...

Boise and county settle tax dispute

The long-running Boise tax dispute has been settled. Circuit Judge Thomas Baxter issued an order in the suit between Boise and the Clarke County Board of Equalization Tuesday afternoon. More...

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HORTON RECEIVES MATHEWS SCHOLARSHIP

The Community Foundation of South Alabama has awarded the 2008 Mathews Scholarship to Clarke County High School senior Dayton Horton of Grove Hill. Dayton is the daughter of Cheryl and Gary Horton. More...

Jackson awarded 'ACE' desgination in Birmingham

The City of Jackson has been designated as an "Alabama Community of Excellence" after successfully completing the Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) program, a comprehensive three-phase approach to economic and community development for cities More...

Coffeeville's 200th party is Saturday

Coffeeville will celebrate its 200th birthday Saturday with a big celebration on the grounds of the Town Hall. The celebration, starting at 5 p.m., will be like an old timey family reunion. More...

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Bereavement group meets SouthernCare provides a bereavement support group the last Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. The meeting is at the SouthernCare office located in Grove Hill beside McVay's Home Care. More...

Church News

Announcements

Old St. Matthew continues revival Old St. Matthew #2 Baptist Church of the Lily Valley community of Choctaw Bluff will continue its revival Thursday, (tonight), May 29 and ends Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The speakers will be Rev. More...

Flag honors fallen

James and Sybil Dunagan, members of Ulcanush Baptist Church in Coffeeville, donated a U.S. flag and pole for the church cemetery a while back in memory of all military personnel who gave their lives for their country. More...

Lifestyle

Earl Hovens to celebrate 50th wedding annivesary

Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. "Sonny" Hoven Jr. are celebrating a golden wedding anniversary. On June 1, 1958, the Rev. Charles Granade united the former Pam Megginson and Sonny Hoven in marriage at the Grove Hill Baptist Church of Grove Hill. More...

Powell, Horton receive USA scholarships

Kayla Powell, pictured on the left, a graduating senior at Clarke Prep School and Dayton Horton, a graduating senior at Clarke County High School have received scholarships to the University of South Alabama. More...

Jordan family welcomes birth of second daughter

Al and Ensley Jordan of Auburn announce the birth of their second daughter, Lydia Raye Jordan, born at 1:15 p.m., April 18, 2008 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. She weighed seven pounds and was 20-1/2-inches-long. More...

Judge DuBose jailed as threat to community

Less than two weeks before suspended Circuit Judge Stuart C. More...

State Court of judiciary trial still set June 4

Judge DuBose is still slated to be tried before the Court of the Judiciary Wednesday, June 4, in Montgomery on charges of violations of judicial ethic canons that govern judges. The court is especially appointed just to hear cases against judges. More...

Longtime county lawman retiring

Buster Hough has retired from the Grove Hill Police Department after nearly 30 years as a law enforcement officer. He began as a Clarke County deputy sheriff Nov. 19, 1979 under Sheriff Ray Sheffield. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Huggins

George Larry Huggins, 59, of Atlanta, Ga. died May 21, 2008 at his residence. He was born Jan. 8, 1949. He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a retired hospital consultant for the State of Georgia. More...

Flint

Edward Prentiss Flint, 61, of Pine Hill died May 20, 2008 at his residence. He was born Dec. 23, 1946 in Mobile. He was a native of Mobile. He had worked as an air conditioning repairman. More...

Dinkins

Ester Dinkins, 94, of Mobile died May 19, 2008 at a local nursing facility. He was a native of Walker Springs. He was a member of Good Hope Baptist Church of Walker Springs. He had retired from Mitchell Corp. More...

Sports

Jackson signs with UWA

Clarke County High School's Ottis Jackson signed a college scholarship with the University of West Alabama last week. More...

Bulldog baseball banquet

The Clarke County High School baseball team recognized their seniors at their annual banquet last week. More...

Many styles of life jackets for anyone or anything

Most boaters know they're required to have on board a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for every passenger on their vessel. More...

Editorial

W's money tree

What Others Say

Texans have long boasted that everything is bigger out there. What we didn't know is that the Lone Star state has a secret that's really something to brag about - money trees. More...

Byrne's good work

Has it really been a year? It seems only yesterday that Bradley Byrne was toiling away in relative obscurity in the Legislature when Gov. Bob Riley tapped him to head and clean up the troubled Alabama two-year college system. More...

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Schools

CCHS Senior Honors 2008

The Top 10 academic students in the Clarke County High School Class of 2008 include (starting with the 10th position) Hunter Cross, Eric Smith, Jacob Paul, Jasmine Robinson, Paige Jackson, Whitney Drinkard, Schaefer Bradford, Ebony Hughes, Salutatori More...

Clarke Preparatory School Senior Honors

Valedictorian Jake Suddreth receives his diploma May 16 from Headmaster David Walker. He has received the Alabama Southern Valedictorian and Dean's Scholarships; the Lillian P. More...

Coffeeville High School Senior Honors 2008

Commencement exercises for the Coffeeville High School Class of 2008 were held May 22 in the school auditorium. Reginald King (top left photo) received Alabama Southern Community College's Valedictorian scholarship, valued at $6,000. More...