June 26, 2008 RSS feed / Community

FDIC's 'Smart Money Program' offered through First United Security Bank

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) recognizes the importance of financial education for everyone, including people with no banking experience. More...

Arrests booked into Clarke County Jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 17-24 include: Javlin Dewayne Henderson, 32, alias writ of arrest, $204 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Arrests made by Thomasville Police

Arrests booked through the Thomasville Police Department for the week of June 16-22 include. Jerrian Oneal Foreman, illegal possession/use of credit card (warrant), arrested June 20. More...

Day, Allen disagree over property transactions

Predictably, Mayor Sheldon Day and council member Charles Allen came to loggerheads over the issue of city property transactions. More...

Jackson council passes new dog ordinance to aid rabies control

An amendment to an ordinance was passed by the Jackson City Council, Tuesday, June 24, which will require dog owners in the city to purchase licenses for their pets in turn forcing them to have the animals vaccinated for rabies. More...

Fulton council appoints new town clerk

The Fulton Town Council appointed Murphy Clark Tuesday night as the Town Clerk on a temporary basis. He replaces Rennie Bedsole, who passed away June 9. Clark also serves as the clerk for the town utility board. More...

T'ville school officials encouraging more students to ride buses this year

Thomasville City Schools will encourage more parents to let their elementary children ride the school bus for the 2008-2009 school year. More...

Burglary reported at Fulton clinic

The Fulton Healthcare Clinic was broken into over the weekend. The incident occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning, said Fulton Police Chief Larry Hicks. More...

Nettie Dotson feted with big birthday dinner at Grove Hill armory Saturday

Chance & Scyrene

Mrs. Nettie Dotson of Chance enjoyed a birthday dinner given in her honor this past Saturday at the Grove Hill Alabama National Guard Armory. More...

Riverbank festival this weekend

The second annual Wilcox Riverbank Festival will be held June 27 and 28 in historic Camden. More...

Events elsewhere around the region

Demopolis Little ones can get in on the act in Demopolis during its Children's Parade. More...

Folk Life Festival set in Camden

Black Belt Treasures of Camden will host a Folk Life Festival on Saturday, June 28, 2008, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. More...

No charges filed in Alday death but lawmen still investigating

Law enforcement officers continue to investigate the death last week of a Grove Hill man. Ron Baggette of the Clarke County Sheriff's Department said Woodrow Tillman "Woody" Alday died at his residence south of Grove Hill last Thursday, More...

Sen. Sessions to 'meet, greet' in Grove Hill Tuesday, July 1

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (RAL) will attend an informal "meet and greet" at the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1. The meeting is an opportunity for the public to meet Sen. More...

Residents complain about stolen road signs, road maintenance

Three residents complained June 23 to the Clarke County Commission concerning the theft of road signs and maintenance of county roads. Robert Reid, who lives on Fishhook Road, said road signs have been disappearing. More...

Pardens show off big cabbage grown in area

Luther Parden and his granddaughter Lesley display an eight-and-a half pound cabbage grown in the Helwestern community. Photo by Barry H. Hendrix. More...

Covington County probate judge who testified in DuBose case charged with stealing $1.8 million

The Covington County probate judge who testified at Judge Stuart DuBose's trial before the Court of the Judiciary on June 4 has been indicted on felony ethics and theft charges totaling more than $1.8 million. More...

Clarke-Mobile Gas work continues

Clarke-Mobile Gas District recently purchased and renovated Spencer Walker's old law office on the corner of Jackson and Main Streets in Grove Hill. The building was originally built for the Peerless Drug Company in the early 1900s. More...

Gas company looks to form own supply district

Several representatives of Clarke Mobile Counties Gas District informed the Jackson City Council, Tuesday, June 24, of the company's intention to form its own gas district for Clarke County, with the hopes of benefitting the county and its customer More...

Chancey in GOP run-off for PSC president

Republican Matt Chancey, a candidate for president of the Alabama Public Service Commission, wants to promote economic development. One aspect is keeping utility costs low, he said. More...

Fourth of July activities around area

Jackson plans big day at fairgrounds

The City of Jackson and the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce are working together for a big Fourth of July celebration at the Jackson Rotary Club Fairgrounds, located on U.S. Highway 43 behind the Jackson Steakhouse. More...

T'ville plans fireworks a week earlier

Fireworks will be presented Saturday, June 28 at the Thomasville High School stadium. The program will begin at dusk. According to officials with the Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce, the best viewing will be from Highway 43. More...

Fireworks July 4 in Coffeeville

The annual fireworks display will be held at 8:30 p.m. on July 4 at Coffeeville High School. Admission is free. More...