June 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

State Court of the Judiciary removes DuBose from office

Circuit Judge Stuart C. DuBose was indicted by a federal grand jury for firearms violations one week and the next was removed from the bench for violating state ethics rules that govern judges. More...

Both county private schools burglarized

Clarke Preparatory School and Jackson Academy were burglarized Friday night. According to Detective Ron Baggette, with the Clarke County Sheriff's Department, lot of change (money) was stolen as well as computers and the machine items. More...

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Tanker truck spills 'petcoke' on roads in Campbell's Landing area

A tanker truck accidentally spilled "petroleum coke" over fiveand a half total miles of county roads Saturday night in Marengo and Clarke Counties. More...

Commissioners wants more info from Coastal Gateway

Members of the Clarke County Commission expressed their concern Tuesday about having complete information on the activities of the new Coastal Gateway Regional Industrial Development Authority. More...

Day wants to clean up abandoned buildings

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day expressed concern Monday over abandoned buildings in the city. "I'm going to get with (City Attorney Edmon McKinley) over the next couple weeks," he told the council during their work session. More...

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ATRCAA issues free farmers coupon booklets The Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging in conjunction with the State of Alabama Farmer's Market Authority, will issue free Farmers Market Coupon Booklets valued at $28 in Clarke Co More...

Church News

Religion Announcements

Stave Creek continues VBS Stave Creek Baptist Church Children's Ministry will continue Vacation Bible School Power Lab "Discovering Jesus Miraculous Power" Thursday (tonight), June 12 and end Friday, June 13 from 5:45 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. More...

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The final race to November 4 and the White House has begun even though the certain nominees, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain won't be anointed until their parties' August conventions. More...

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Political earthquakes

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Two local political earthquakes of significant magnitude struck last week. Judge's case Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose's removal from office by the Court of the Judiciary was not as spectacular or fiery as many had anticipated. More...

Records

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Ernest C. Moss, to Marilyn A. More...

Arrests booked through county jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail this week include: Byron Calhoun Gregory, 26, theft by deception, first degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Chicken Coop murderer gets 50 years

Circuit Judge Thomas Baxter described a 50-year sentence he gave a convicted murderer as "600 months" Wednesday, June 4. It may be the stiffest sentence ever rendered for a criminal offense in Clarke County Circuit Court. Trenton J. More...

Speculation starts as to who will fill Judge DuBose's seat

Now that Circuit Judge Stuart C. DuBose has been permanently removed from office, talk and speculation is starting to turn to who may be appointed to the vacancy by Gov. Bob Riley. More...

Sheriff has a hard time keeping deputies on county's low pay scale

Clarke County Sheriff Bobby Moore is concerned about the recent loss of deputies to the Grove Hill and Thomasville police departments. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bedsole

Rennie Giles Bedsole, 60, of Grove Hill died June 9, 2008 in a Mobile hospital. She was born Aug. 23, 1947. She was a native of Waynesboro, Miss. She was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. More...

Cowan

Pete Cowan, 74, of Thomasville died May 28, 2008 at a local hospital. He was a retired landscaper. Survivors include three sisters, Mattie Foster, Mildred Cowan, both of Thomasville, Maggie Pruitt, Mobile; one brother, George W. More...

Hebert

Myra Omelene Sanders Hebert, 69, of Westwego, La. died June 3 in a Louisiana nursing home. She was a native of Tallahatta Springs. More...

Sports

Grove Hill starts naming Dixie all-stars

Coach-pitch softball all-stars The members of the 2008 Grove Hill Dixie Youth Coach-pitch softball all-star team are (front row, left to right) Olivia Jordan, Kayla Chapman, Alli Wilson, Casen Young, Ashley Daffin and Abby Luker; (back row, left to r More...

Delicious wild game recipes

If there's one thing I'm particularly good at, it's eating, especially when it involves wild game. More...

Grandson of countians inks scholarship

Will Gates of South Forsyth High School in Georgia signs a scholarship to play baseball for Georgia College State University. He is the grandson of Julius and Agnes Johnson of Fulton and Willard and Betty Jo Gates of Liberty. More...

Lifestyle

Larrimore-Milstead marry in Fulton's First Baptist

Chelsea Kaitlyn Milstead of Jackson and Leo Benjamin Larrimore of Dickinson were united in marriage Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fulton. Dr. John Copeland and the Rev. Michael Bedsole officiated at the ceremony. More...

Crawfish boils are not the same without Dad

Memories & Recipes

This Sunday is Father's Day. I didn't think growing up as a child that I would miss the dad that made me work when the other kids were outside playing ball. More...

Reeves-Alday plan July 19 ceremony

Chuck and Jenny Reeves of Leroy announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Nicole, to Wayne Edward Alday, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Oswalt of Andalusia. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Bettye Reeves of Leroy and the late Mr. More...