August 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Old fort site and spring preserved

The spring bubbles cold and clear in a new wooden box with a sandy bottom in a deep and lush hollow. Sipping from a cupped handful of the water, the taste is clean and fresh. More...

Cavemen fought and students fight; will deal with it, says Supt. Stephens

Superintendent of Education Gerald Stephens told school board members last Thursday there had been "smooth openings" of schools around the county but also said there had been a student altercation at Clarke County High School on Aug. 20. More...

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Community

Rally for black property owners is Friday

Courthouse event for elderly property owners, indicted legal researcher

A rally is scheduled at the Clarke County Courthouse at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Courthouses and counties called Democrats' foundation

"The foundation of the [Democratic] party is in the courthouses and the counties," Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Joe Turnham told Clarke County Democrats last Thursday in Grove Hill. More...

Fay damages 2 area homes but most damage minimal

Attention turns to Hurricane Gustav; could be threat to coast by Labor Day

Tropical Storm Fay dumped seven inches or more of rain on Clarke County over the weekend. Homes in Thomasville and Salitpa were damaged by fallen trees and electrical utility crews stayed busy with power outages all over the county. More...

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Community Calendar

CCHS Booster Club The next fundraiser will be Saturday, Aug. More...

Church News

Announcements

St. Paul Baptist Church continues revival St. Paul Baptist Church of Salitpa will continue its revival Thursday, (tonight), Aug. 28 and end Friday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. More...

Church Showcase

Dickinson Baptist Church More...

Mt. Zion No. 2 awards $500 scholarships to four students

On Sunday, Aug. 17 during the homecoming service at Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church, $500 scholarships were awarded to Keneshia Dickinson, Jaleesa Martin, Ebony Hughes, and Valisa Crawford. Keneshia will be attending Auburn University. More...

Lifestyle

Museum docent wins $100

Marie Smith, a docent at the Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill, is pictured above receiving a $100 check from Cheryl Horton director of the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce and member of the Alabama Rural Action Commission Community De More...

Louisiana's Junior Miss granddaughter of Jacksonians

Taylor Hayden of Baton Rouge, La., daughter of Sheila and Steve Hayden of Baton Rouge and granddaughter of Jean Taylor of Jackson and the late Ralph Taylor, won the title of Louisiana Junior Miss 2009 on Saturday, July 26 in Alexandria, La. More...

Tri-County Health Clinic to hold grand opening in Packers Bend

Chance & Scyrene

Chance Baptist Church will observe its 48th year church anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 14. The guest speaker will be Rev. Ivory James and his church choir and congregation. Anniversary services will begin at 1:45 p.m. More...

Hicks and McGraw re-elected; Barnes is new council member

Grove Hill voters split in almost equal thirds over the three-man race for mayor Tuesday. Incumbent Mayor Lamar Hudson polled 144 votes to Jerry Newton's 133 votes to set up a runoff for Oct. 7. More...

Grove Hill now has only one grocery store

Andrews sells out to Greer's Food Tiger

Andrews Associated Stores has closed after nearly 30 years of business in Grove Hill on Main Street in front of the courthouse. More...

Son charged with dad's murder

A 17-year-old Choctaw Bluff resident has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his father. Dexter Quatez Jackson was originally charged with attempted murder after the Aug. 6 shooting. More...

Winn man and college roommate die in Huntsville double murder

Huntsville police are continuing an investigation into the shooting death of a Clarke County man and his college roommate in the north Alabama city over the weekend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Black

Gene Miley Black, 89, of Gallion died Aug. 19, 2008 in Demopolis. She was born April 15, 1919. She was a native of Polkville, Miss. She was a former resident of Jackson, Ala. She was a retired supervisor for Vanity Fair Mills in Jackson. More...

Campbell

Herbert Pitts Campbell Jr., 81, of Leroy died Aug. 20, 2008 at his residence. He was born Feb. 26, 1927 in Plantersville. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Navy. More...

Daniels

John Curtis Daniels, 51, died Aug. 16, 2008 at his residence. He was born March 20, 1957 in Birmingham and was raised in Jackson. He grew up with the love of hunting and fishing. He later moved to Panama City, Fla. More...

Sports

Thomasville man part of Gator hunt

Thomasville's Lou Wallace was part of a team that was able to bag an alligator during the recent 2008 alligator season. More...

Each Olympic athlete deserves golden praises

Sports Scene

The world's greatest stage for sports has come to and end and I for one…am happy to see it go. More...

Tigers, Bears hold grid jamboree

The Thomasville Tigers and Leroy Bears took to the gridiron this past Friday in a jamboree of sorts. The varsity teams played the first two quarters and the junior squads finished out the game. More...

Editorial

Zero tolerance of school violence

Our Opinions

The student fighting incident at Clarke County High School last week was unfortunate but if the matter is handled correctly, it shouldn't be a major problem. The way to handle it is to severely discipline all of the students involved. More...

Children should have right to defend, protect themselves

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Adults have laws that allow them to defend and protect themselves— "The right to protect act." As adults, we are the teachers and leaders of our children. More...

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Records

Lots of arrests booked through Clarke Jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: Christopher Cole Plaisance, 26, criminal mischief, first degree, domestic violence, first degree, failure to appear (traffic) contempt of court, $65,000 bond, arrested by More...