June 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Congressman Bonner's opponents drop out of race

While congress ional races in Alabama's Second and Fifth Districts have been spirited due to the incum- bents' retirement, First District Congressman Jo Bonner of Mobile appears to be coasting to re-election with no more than token opposition. More...

Group continues to push for fully funded, staffed county animal shelter

The County Animal Care and Control Facility Study Group continues to work to establish an animal shelter for the county. Group members are seeking signatures from the public on petitions in support of the center. More...

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Community

'Taste of T'ville' held in new civic center

The annual "Taste of Thomasville" showcase was held Monday night in the new Thomasville Civic Center. Twenty booths (including three just for children) provided a variety of styles of food. 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...

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HIPPY mobile in town today The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Clarke County program will host the WOW Mobile Thursday, (today), June 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Church News

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Mt. Zion No. 2 pastor anniversary Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church in Grove Hill will have special evangelist services Wednesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Levi Marshall of Wilson Chapel AME Church. Mt. More...

Tompkins Baptist holds VBS

Tompkins Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School last week. As many as 89 youngsters attended the week-long VBS at the church south of Grove Hill. More...

Bataan Death March survivor to speak at T'ville's Pineview

Imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp, Glenn Frazier survived double pneumonia, torture, a week of isolation in a covered pit, and routine beatings. More...

Lifestyle

Godbold-Fleming marry in British Virgin Islands

Kimberley Nicole Fleming and Joshua McDowell Godbold were united in marriage in a private ceremony recently in the British Virgin Islands. More...

Blood drive honors local patient

SouthernCare Hospice and United Blood Services held a blood drive May 30 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in honor of Myra Hart, Nov. 25, 1919-April 7, 2007. Mrs. More...

DARE program has taught writer many important things

In these 10 weeks of D.A.R.E. I've learned a lot. D.A R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. I think it is something everyone should get to learn about. It is a very helpful thing to learn from and will help me forever. More...

Murder, rapes, more set for trial next week

Four murder cases are on a special jury docket set for next week in Clarke County Circuit Court along with a solicitation for murder case, several rape/sex cases and several drug cases. Byron D. Worthy, Arthur Yelder, Jamie S. More...

Qualifying for municipal elections opens July 1

Clarke County's five incorporated municipalities, as well as many others around the state, will hold elections on Aug. 24 for mayor and council members. More...

Gotcha!

John David Skipper laughs as he smashes a plate of whipped cream in Will Wiggins' face following Tompkins Baptist Church's Vacation Bible School's commencement Friday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brown

Sara Barnes Brown, 81, of Jackson died June 8, 2008 at Infirmary West Hospital in Mobile. She was a member of the Mount Olive No. More...

Scott

Jimmy Scott Jr., 62, of Jackson died June 9, 2008 at Mobile Infirmary. Survivors include three brothers, Willie (Carolyn) Scott, Jackson, Jessie (Betty) Scott, Daphne, Dwayne Scott, Los Angeles, Calif.; four sisters, Beatrice (Rev. More...

Rivers

Ellen Jane Rivers, 78, of Grove Hill died June 11, 2008 at a Mobile hospital. She was born Nov. 6, 1929. She was a native of Jackson. She was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. More...

Sports

CPS athletes do well at AISA all-star games

Clarke Prep School sent six student-athletes to play in the AISA Coaches Association all-star baseball and softball games last week. They are, clockwise from the top: Chad Dickinson, J.D. More...

Hole Shot 2008 set for June 21-22

Last year, after an 8-year hiatus, Hole Shot boat racing returned to Campbell's Landing. Over 2,000 people turned out last year for the two day event sponsored by the Thomasville High School Quarterback Club. More...

Barlow takes job at Lee-Montgomery

Jami Barlow, coach of the four-straight state championship volleyball Clarke Prep School Lady Gators accepted an offer to become the new basketball and volleyball coach at Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery. More...

Editorial

Scurlock good choice for judge

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Now that Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose has been removed from office (and hopefully will not appeal the decision) interest turns to who could be appointed to the vacancy. More...

Grove Hill 'Extreme Makeover' participants are recognized

Dear Editor, The Grove Hill Development Board would like to extend a hearty "thanks" to all business and property owners who participated in Extreme Makeover: Grove Hill Edition. More...

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Marriage license applications Justin Nathaniel Winters, to Brittney Breann Kelley; Charles Daniel Steed Jr., to Rachael Marie Roberts; Timothy Lee Morgan, to Natasha Nicole Green; Christopher Lee Bohl, to Jennifer Lauren Dodd. More...