September 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Rally charges injustices

Local black leaders conducted a rally in front of the Clarke County Courthouse Friday in support of blacks they say have been treated unjustly. More...

Special Sections

Community

Commissioner Rhone recognized for 16 years of service to county, state

Clarke County Commissioner Rhondel Rhone was honored by the Association of County Commissions of Alabama for 16 years of service to county government and the State of Alabama. More...

Boise CEO Toeldte visits Jackson mill

There have been concerns that the 2010 opening of the ThyssenKrupp steel plant in Calvert will pull employees away from Boise and other industries in the area, but Boise president and CEO Alexander Toeldte has a positive view of the situation. More...

Sports

Bulldogs fall hard to Leroy 36-9

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs gave a valiant effort but fell hard 36-9 to the Leroy Bears last Friday night at Palmer Stadium in Leroy. The game matched the seventh ranked team in 4A, CCHS, against the top-ranked team in 2A, LHS. More...

Oh the joys and sorrows of top 10 football teams

Sports Scene

It isn't an exact science in any way, shape, form or fashion. But it gives the fans something to talk about, the players to play for and gives the coaches something to motivate them with. More...

Late push comes up short for CPS

The Clarke Prep School Gators fought back with one score as they lost 26-20 to Richton, MS last Friday night in Grove Hill at Hamilton Field. More...

Lifestyle

Grove Hill native well known in Newport News, Va.

Annie B. Daniels is a native of Grove Hill but now resides in Newport News, Va.. She was one of 11 children born to the late Jack and Ledster Gwin. She attended Barnett Institute in Grove Hill and the Freeman Beauty School in Savannah, Ga. More...

Details about hummers

Gardening With Dora

The hummingbirds we see at our feeders now are almost certainly Rubythroats since they are the only species that breeds east of the Mississippi River. The "east of the Mississippi" breeding is somewhat lacking in courtship. More...

Bell-Canady to wed in Foley Sept. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bell of the Greenwood community announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Dawn Bell to Robert Gregory Canady of Gulf Shores, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Canady of Statesboro, Georgia. More...

Sonic robbery suspect caught after 100 mph chase Monday

A Mt. Vernon man used a gun to rob a Washington County store and the Sonic Drive-In restaurant in Jackson early Labor Day morning as Hurricane Gustav's rain and winds were raking the area. More...

Gustav misses Clarke

Clarke County remained just outside the outer bands of Hurricane Gustav's winds and rains Monday. The county had less rain than Tropical Storm Fay deposited here a week earlier. More...

Congresssman endorses regional approach to economic development

Congressman Jo Bonner told elected and business leaders that the new Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Authority is not just about economic development, but about dreams and opportunities too. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

DuBose

Leo Earl DuBose, 86, of Jackson died Aug. 29, 2008 in an area hospital. He was born June 11, 1922. He graduated from Jackson High School. He attended Livingston University. He studied hospital administration through Columbia University. More...

Lankford

Wilma Virginia "Ginny" Lankford, 64, of Jackson died Aug. 29, 2008 at a local health care facility. She was born June 29, 1944. She was a room quality supervisor for Vanity Fair Corporation. She is survived by a sister, Patricia (Houston) Roney. More...

Tharp

Johnnie Fletcher Tharp Sr., 87, of Washington County died Aug. 27, 2008 at a local nursing facility after a brief illness of Acute Leukemia and Pneumonia. He was born Sept. 21, 1920 in Grove Hill. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Coffee with Sylvia The Women's Business Center, Inc. and the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor "Coffee with Sylvia" Thursday, (today), Sept. 4 from 10 until 11 a.m. More...

Church News

Announcements

New Home gospel concert "The Proclaimers" of Columbus, Ga. will be in concert at the New Home Church near Monroeville Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. Also singing will be the "Southern Gospel Believers" of Monroeville. More...

Editorial

Clarke EMA does good job

Our Opinions

Clarke County and southwest Alabama dodged the brunt of Hurricane Gustav this week. But we could have easily taken the hit Louisiana got if the storm had turned just a few degrees eastward as it entered the Gulf Sunday. More...

Appalled at supt.'s cavemen comparison

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, I was utterly appalled to read the article in your Aug. 28, 2008 edition entitled, "Cavemen Fought and Students fight; will deal with it, says Supt. Stephens." The undertones of this article leave a very bad taste in my mouth. More...

The last word on truck buying flap

Dear Editor, In response to the letter written by Dennis Gray of Pine City Motors last week, I wanted to make sure that the local people didn't get the wrong message with the letter that I wrote three weeks ago. More...

Records

CLARKE COUNTY MARRIAGES AND PROPERTY DEEDS

Marriage license applications Pablo Antonio Merlos Betanco, to Theresa Faye Johnston; Andre Deshawn Strait, to Yolanda Rena Autery; Harry Vincent Thomas III, to Jessica Lorin Gartman; Maurice Shawn Cowan, to Stacey Necole Lassiter; Jesus Valient B More...

Clarke County Jail details arrests made the past week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: Merrill Renee Morris, 28, two counts non-child support, $254 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Schools

Students remember 'Ms. Mac'

During the summer, everyone was devastated by the passing of Clarke County High School's hardworking counselor Ms. Brenda McIntyre. More...

Welcome back as school year starts

Welcome students, faculty, and staff! We are looking forward to a great, productive year. We expect this year to be an outstanding year academically and athletically. More...

New faculty welcomed to Clarke County

As the student body started the year off with all access to their new facility, they encountered some new faculty members as well. Mrs. Tyler, a 9th and 11th grade English teacher who replaced Mrs. More...