June 19, 2008 RSS feed / Community

GH Council supports animal shelter effort

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday the concept of a county animal shelter. The resolution does not include the promise of any funding. More...

TPD details arrests of past week

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of June 9-15 include: Vinquesha M. Bell, aggravated assault with a non-family knife, second degree, arrested June 10. More...

Hunting a Philco needle in a haystack

Q: I have an old Philco phonograph that I've had since the mid-1950s. It needs a new needle. Can you help me? - Steve, Cheyenne, Wyo. More...

Veterinarian finds it hard to not get emotionally attached to patients

The toughest job for Dr. Selina Crocker, a young veterinarian in Jackson, is to put an animal to sleep. "I'll never get used to that," she said. "It is an animal where you know there is nothing else you can do. More...

4-H regional congress held in Grove Hill

Six counties participated May 17 in the Pine Belt Regional Congress held at Grove Hill Elementary School. Eighty-three 4-H'ers from Choctaw, Clarke, Marengo, Mobile, Washington, and Wilcox counties competed in 11 contests. More...

Fighting bugs, diet tips, more

• Recipe Substitutions: If you need 1/2 cup tartar sauce, mix 6 tablespoons of mayonnaise with 2 tablespoons of pickle relish. • Getting bugged by bugs? More...

Motion filed to compel Boise to pay interest on its 2006 tax bill

An attorney for the Clarke County Board of Equalization has filed a motion in Clarke County Circuit Court asking that Boise be ordered to pay interest on its 2006 taxes that were paid last week. More...

Two cars collide on Hwy. 43 in Jackson

Three people sustained what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries in a two vehicle collision which occurred Monday in front of the Farmer's Insurance Office, located on U.S. Highway 43, just south of the Sears store. More...

Greenwood accident

An older model Lincoln Town Car driven by Nathan Oliver of Whatley collided with a pickup pulling a trailer loaded with a lawn mower driven by Donald Kelley of the Sandflat community. More...

Area Head Start taking Pre-K applications now

Coffeeville, Fulton, Harper Head Start and Coffeeville Pre-K is now accepting applications for 2008-2009. Comprehensive Child Development Services are for children ages 3-5 years old. More...

Arrests booked through local jail the past week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail this week include: Derrick James Oneal, 28, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

County wi-fieffort faces funding challenge

The county volunteer committee pursuing the goal of wireless Internet access for the entire county heard proposals from three companies last week. More...

Health Dept. now offering site evaluation help to homeowners

The Clarke County Health Department is now offering site evaluation services to homeowners. This new program will allow persons needing soil testing for onsite sewage permits another option in the permitting process. More...

Gospel, jazz and more at C'ville festival July 5

The second Coffeeville Music Festival will be held Saturday, July 5 on Dr. Edwina Hart's property at 21370 Highway 69 South in Coffeeville. Local gospel talent performing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be Land Boys, Taylor and Megan Brooks, Mr. More...

U.S. Justice Dept. files discrimination suit against Jackson

The U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) has filed a lawsuit against the city of Jackson, on behalf of a former White Smith Memorial Library employee, alleging discrimination and wrongful termination. More...

Reunion season underway

Chance & Scyrene

The Chapman family reunion will be held July 4-6 in Jackson. A picnic will be held at the VFW Club beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 4. A fireworks show will begin at 7 p.m. in the field behind the Jackson Steakhouse. More...

C-M Gas officials hoping natural gas prices hold stable

While increased gasoline and diesel prices are making the most news right now, natural gas is another petroleum product on the rise too. The subject was discussed at Tuesday's monthly meeting of Clarke-Mobile Gas District's board of directors. More...

Friday is deadline to sign up for WHIP

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Gary Kobylski announced a sign-up for the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP). The sign-up is open in all Alabama counties with this batching period to end on June 20. More...

Warrants issued for suspects in local school burglaries

Two suspects wanted for burglaries at three area schools have been arrested in Commerce, Ga., after being pursued by Clarke County Detective Ron Baggette. More...

Clarke County school system receives clean audit from state

The Clarke County School System received a good audit report of financial statements and federal financial assistance programs for fiscal year 2007. More...

Big and sweet blueberries

Jewel Rish shows off some huge (and sweet!) blueberries grown on 40 bushes at her home on the Asbury Road just east of Grove Hill. Mrs. Rish sells the blueberries and has an ad in this week's classified section. She'll even pick them for you! More...

Forestry group donates book

The Thomasville Public Library is the recipient of the book: Forests For All by Melanie Richardson Dundy. More...