July 3, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Advocacy Center receives $4,000 grant

The Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc and Almost Home has received a $4,000 grant from the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation. More...

Holiday safety is urged

Picnics, barbecues, and outdoor fun are an important part of Independence Day celebrations for many Alabama families. More...

Thomasville fire chief's house burns

Fire destroyed the home of Thomasville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Sims Monday. Smoke billows from the home's roof on Hinson Drive as the first firefighters arrive on scene. More...

Public has opportunity to help sort artifacts at Old St. Stephens July 12

The St. Stephens Historical Commission, in cooperation with the University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies, will host a day of sorting historical artifacts on Saturday, July 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at St. More...

Updates on Atlanta and Mobile airports given

It's been a while since I've visited any local or connecting airports but I do have updates on two airports that local travelers may use, Mobile Regional and Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Internationa in Atlantal. More...

Useful tips

• "Summertime can be hard on dogs, especially here in the South. To give our dogs a cool treat, we make ice toys. Fill a small bucket with a little water, let it freeze, and then add a few dog treats. More...

Benefit for Wilkerson July 12 at Sullivan Bluegrass Park

Two-year-old Kira Wilkerson has spent a lot of time away from her home in Jackson over the past several months. She has been at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. More...

Area students honored in Tuscaloosa

A total of 4,793 students enrolled during the spring 2008 semester at The University of Alabama made the Dean's List with academic records of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) or the President's List with academic records of 4.0 (all A's). More...

Nominations sought for Citizen of the Year

The Grove Hill Civitan Club is accepting nominations for Grove Hill's Citizen of the Year. More...

Surveillance key to halting spread of rabies disease in Clarke County

Frank Boyd of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services led a meeting June 25 to inform area officials of concerns over rabies spread by raccoons. More...

New state commission formed to study litter law enforcement

State representative Marc Keahey spoke June 26 to the monthly meeting of the Clarke County Citizens Against Littering. More...

Future leaders gather

Clarke County students were among 100 future leaders who attended the Alabama Farmers Federation's Youth Leadership Conference June 20-22 in Columbiana. More...

Fourth of July activities slated in area

Jackson 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...

Dump truck spills its load in Zimco

A dump truck from the Clarke County Road and Bridge Department overturned the morning of June 25 at the intersection of the Zimco and Rotch Roads with Highway 84 West. The driver was not injured. More...

Hearing held in Cherokee County wet-dry case

Outcome could affect wet statuses in Jackson, T'ville

A hearing in a civil suit questioning the constitutionality of wet-dry referendums in four small Alabama towns including the towns of Cedar Bluff, Jackson, Thomasville and Monroeville was held in Cherokee County Circuit Court Thursday, June 19. More...

Kitten almost smothered to death in trash barrel

This didn't have to happen to this poor creature. This kitten was only 4-weeks-old at the time and was placed in a garbage bag and thrown in the bottom of a trash barrel and garbage was thrown on top of her. More...

CCHS Class of 1978 holds reunion

The Clarke County High School graduating class of 1978 recently held its 30th year class reunion June 20-22, at the Radisson Admiral Semmes Hotel in Mobile. More...

County students recognized at UM

Two students from Clarke County were honored recently during the University of Montevallo's Honors Day Convocation. Stephen L. Gill of Grove Hill was recognized as the recipient of a Community College President's Scholarship. More...