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Robert Cox seeks position of mayor

Robert H. Cox is a candidate for mayor of Coffeeville in the Aug. 26 election. He said he would encourage and welcome citizen volunteerism and participation in the town if elected. "The decision to run for mayor was not easy for me," he said. More...

Kentra Walker runs for council position

Kentra Courtney Walker is running for the District One, Place One seat on the Coffeeville Town Council. "Coffee- ville is my home. I will always live here. I am a wife and a mother and I am raising my chil- dren here. More...

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Community

Local and state officials turn out for ribbon cutting at health dept.

A dedication and ribbon cutting was held July 25 at the new County Health Department in Grove Hill. The building has been open since April. 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...

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Community Calendar

CCHS student orientation date changed Clarke County High School has changed the date of the student orientation to (today) Thursday, July 31 at 1 p.m. More...

Church News

Announcements

Union Missionary revival and homecoming Union Missionary Baptist Church #2 of Coffeeville will have its annual revival services will continue Thursday, (tonight), July 31 and end Friday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. More...

Bible Trivia

Questions and Answers

1. Is the book of Jonah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who were Hebrew midwives at the time of Moses' birth? Puah/Shiprah, Merab/Joanna, Zillah/Michal, Jael/Abi 3. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

"JUST A SECOND"

Read Matthew 28:20 There are sixty seconds in a minute; 86,400 seconds in a day; 604,800 seconds in a week; a million seconds in about 11½ days. More...

Lifestyle

Coffeeville library now open in old town hall building

An open house was held Sunday afternoon at Coffeeville's new library, in the old town hall. Coffeeville had a library once but it had fallen into disrepair and efforts were started a few years back for a new one. More...

Grove Hill Writers Club members win awards at state writers' meeting

Three members of the Grove Hill Writers Club recently won awards at the annual Alabama Writers Conclave held at the Four Points Sheraton in Tuscaloosa on July 18-20. More...

Prayers, blueberries good for your health

Memories & Recipes

I can tell you for sure that having a pastor in your life can make you healthier. Doctors have stated for some time that their patients who pray tend to recover from illnesses and surgeries quicker than those who don't. More...

Evangelist preaches as body found in freezer

A Mobile evangelist leading a revival at a Jackson church was arrested and handcuffed by Clarke County lawmen and turned over to Mobile authorities even as he was ministering to the congregation late Monday night. More...

Coffeeville municipal candidates are profiled

Faye Cotten seeks third term as mayor

Coffeeville Mayor Faye Cotten is seeking a third term in the Aug. 26 election. She said she wants to continue the work she has done for the past eight years. More...

Sammy Shields seeks re-election to council

Sammy Shields is seeking re-election to the District One, Place One seat on the Coffeeville Town Council. Shields has served on the council for 18 years. More...

Pugh's superintendent term starts Jan. 1, 2009

Woodie Pugh, the presumptive superintendent of education elect, will take office Jan. 1, 2009 and not in July as previous superintendents have. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robinson

Percy Lee Robinson, 80, of Philadelphia, Pa., died July 17, 2008 at the Mercy Suburban Hospital in Norristown, Pa. He was born April 8, 1928. He was a native of Whatley. He was the son of the late Ruby and Aucy Robinson. He was employed at A.P. More...

Blanks

Abbie Daffin Blanks, 87, died July 23, 2008 at Jackson Hospital. She was born Aug. 20, 1921. She was a member of St. Union Baptist Church of Jackson. More...

Calhoun

Elizabeth England Calhoun, 81, of Grove Hill died July 26, 2008 in the Washington County Nursing Home in Chatom. She was born Jan. 31, 1927. She was a native of Marion. She lived in Grove Hill for the past 55 years. More...

Sports

New coaches at CPS ready to get going

The start of the school year usually brings changes, and at Clarke Prep School this year that means new coaches on staff in 2008. "We are excited about our new coaches," Athletics Director Billy Hamilton said. More...

Football ready to kick-off

Bulldogs play Sweet Water

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs closed out summer practices by hosting Sweet Water in a 7-on-7 passing camp. More...

Gators to start Fri.

The Clarke Prep School Gators start fall football practice Friday as they prepare for the 2008 season. Last season the Gators were in Class AAA in the Alabama Independent School Association. This season they drop down to Class AA. More...

Editorial

Foggy Hollow

Gone South

Growing up I got my country music from AM radio and in the back room of the Rebel filling station where a local string band recorded its program for the local station. More...

Europeans treat Obama as president

Other Opinions

President Bush famously told the world, "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." His cowboy diplomacy polarized the leadership of our NATO allies and their citizens. More...

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Records

Arrests booked through Clarke Jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail for the past week include: Christopher Allen Duncan, 25, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Keith Anthony Armstrong, to Sharon Elaine McDole; Roderick Levon Dumas, to Katherine Pugh; Steven Allen Middleton, to Amanda Ott Barnes; Nathaniel Jay Novem, to Stacey Champion; Tony Dotson, More...

Schools

Horton graduates with honors at Troy

Brett Horton graduated Magna Cum Laude from Troy University on Friday, July 25. He received a B.S. degree in Environmental Science. He will attend Auburn University in the fall to pursue his graduate degree. More...