July 31, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Civil jury court, grand jury in session next week

The civil jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court is scheduled for next week at the courthouse in Grove Hill. Judge George K. Elebrecht of Monroe County will join Presiding Circuit Judge Thomas Baxter in hearing cases. More...

Clarke Historical Society hears plans to reenact Battle of Fort Mims

The Clarke County Historical Society met on the afternoon of June 27 at Grove Hill Town Hall. Guest speaker Claudia Campbell from Tensaw, Ala. More...

Williams ranked seventh in nation in math competition

Tiler Williams, son of Twana Jordan Williams and Mark P. Williams of Birmingham, placed seventh in the nation in a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing at the beginning of the year. More...

Local, state sales taxes exempt this weekend

Clarke County, Grove Hill, Jackson and Thomasville are among more than 200 municipalities and counties waiving their local sales taxes along with the state this weekend for a back to school sales tax holiday. More...

Big melon

This watermelon may be as big as John Patrick Larrimore who is displaying it. He raised the 69 pound melon with his Poppa, Laurie Roberts of Coffeeville. More...

Naval base building named for C'ville native

Coffeeville native Jim Faircloth recently had a building at the Orange Park, Fla. U.S. Navy facility named for him. More...

Thomasville police detail week's arrests

Arrests booked through the Thomasville Police Department for the week of July 21-27 include. James Kevin Moree, public drunkenness, arrested July 21. Eddie Dean Mitchell, unlawful possession of marijuana, second degree, arrested July 22. More...

1812 soldier's grave marked in Thomasville

Descendants of William Maury Fontaine (1793- 1872) held a veterans marker dedication ceremony at his grave in the oldest section of Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville. More...

McIntyre memorial service set

The Cornerstone Baptist Church will have a memorial service for Brenda K. McIntyre Friday, Aug. 1 at 3 p.m. at the Clarke County High School Sage Auditorium. Mrs. McIntyre's family will receive friends beginning at 2 p.m. More...

Sheriff Bobby Moore running department without chief deputy after demoting Vergil Chapman

Clarke County Sheriff Bobby Moore said he learned he didn't need a chief deputy after demoting his chief deputy Vergil Chapman back to road deputy. "We couldn't get along. He got me sued on a racial issue and he's been talking behind my back. More...

Hollywood-like movie premier in Thomasville

A bit of Hollywood came to downtown Thomasville Monday evening as the red carpet was literally rolled out for Putnam native Ron Harris' "20 Years After" movie premier at the Thomasville Theater. At far left, Harris in front of the theater's marquee. More...

Clarke public schools resume classes next Thursday, Aug. 7

It has been a short summer. Just ask any Clarke County school student. Preparations are being made at county schools to begin the 2008-2009 school year. Clarke County public schools start back next Thursday, Aug. More...

Woman says she was gang raped at Harper school

According to Jackson Police, a woman was allegedly gang raped at the Harper Development Center (old Harper High School) in the early morning hours of July 26. More...

Troy University grads includes Clarke Countians

A Troy University alumnus urged Troy graduates Friday to give back to their alma mater and be active alumni. More...

State rep awards funds

State Rep. Marc Keahey, D-Grove Hill, recently presented discretionary funds to area educators for a variety of uses. More...