June 5, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Retiring Lease approved for local arts center

The Grove Hill Town Council formally approved Monday a fiveyear lease agreement with SS&J Limited Partnership (John Gordon) for an arts center downtown. More...

McCorquodale concludes 32 years on state oil, gas

The longest-serving member of the Alabama Oil and Gas Board- a Clarke County resident- has been replaced after having served for 32 years. Gaines C. McCorquodale, a Jackson attorney, had served continuously since first being appointed by Gov. More...

Courthouse square mini park coming along

A circular walkway with spaces for benches or tables has been poured for the new mini-park on the Courthouse Square, adjacent to the Courthouse Deli and top soil applied to the area. More...

Community Study Club elects officers to serve through 2010

Members of the Community Study Club enjoyed a luncheon in the fellowship hall of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church on May 20. Mrs. Pat Williams and Mrs. Catherine Neal were hostesses. Mrs. More...

Clarke votes for statewide offices Tuesday

State Sen. Vivian Davis Figures polled 77 percent of the vote in Clarke County on her way to winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator and the chance to take on Republican incumbent Jeff Sessions in November. More...

Adkison in favor of credit-based diploma

Thomasville School Superintendent Dr. Vic Adkison is in favor of the state board's decision to offer a credit-based diploma where students must only pass three sections of the state graduation exam. More...

Snake in the yard

Amos Johnson of Grove Hill discovered this rattlesnake while doing yard work Monday at his home on Neal Street. Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

First county HIPPY graduation held

The first graduation for children in the Clarke County Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program was held May 29 at Grove Hill Elementary School. More...

GHMH Auxiliary chooses new officers

The Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary met on May 28 in the conference room. Mrs. Jeanee Parden called the business meeting to order at 9 a.m. The nomination committee (Mrs. Emily Steadham, Mrs. Cheryl Horton and Mrs. More...

Five injured in two-car collision May 30 on Old Highway 5

A two-car collision on Old Highway 5 May 30 near Timberlane Pool caused injuries for drivers and passengers. The wreck occurred at approximately 11:09 a.m. More...

Retiring Grove Hill police officer honored

A reception was held May 29 for retiring Grove Hill police officer Buster Hough at Town Hall. Colleagues, friends and family gave their best wishes. Hough received a gift certificate at a Bass Pro Shop. More...

Grady Bedwell elected chairman-elect of Alabama's community bankers

The Community Bankers Association of Alabama has announced the election of Grady L. Bedwell of Jackson to the position of Chairman-Elect of its board of directors. More...

Community Action Agency offers help with electric bills

The Community Action Agency of Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Monroe and Conecuh Counties will be processing applications starting June 1 to assist low-income families with their electricity bill. More...

Wilkinson is new manager for First US Bank branch in T'ville

Darrell Wilkinson of Pine Hill has recently been named branch manager for Thomasville's Hwy. 43 South location of First United Security Bank. More...

Good news for schools but a lot of concerns continue too

Here's the good news. The Alabama Legislature finally passed May 31 a $6.36 billion education budget for fiscal year 2009 during a special session. In addition, the tax dispute between Boise and the County Board of Equalization was settled May 27. More...

Thomasville police arrests published

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of May 26-June 1 include: Christopher Brock, child abuse, (warrant), assault, third degree, (warrant), arrested May 28. More...

Arrests booked through Clarke County Jail

Arrests booked into the Clarke County Jail for the week of May 27- June 3 include: Donald Pernell Knowlton, 30, theft by deception, second degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Coffeeville celebrates 200th birthday!

A crowd larger than the 360 population of Coffeeville turned out for the town's bicentennial celebration Saturday on the grounds of Town Hall. Estimates of the attendance varied but ran as high as 500 or more. More...