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Commissioners won't OK filling fired deputy's post

Clarke County Commissioners were silent Tuesday on a request from Sheriff Bobby Moore to hire a deputy to fill the vacancy created by the firing of Deputy Vergil Chapman. More...

Allied Waste seeks 'fuel recovery rate' due to high prices

Allied Waste has requested an 8.32 percent "fuel recovery rate" for garbage collections in Clarke County and utilities director Jack Greer proposed an increase in residential rates to cover that and other expenses at Monday's work session. More...

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Community

State cutbacks handled in new Clarke County school budget

The Clarke County Board of Education anticipates spending more in fiscal 2008-09 than it takes in during the period but reserve funds and other income will keep the system in the black. More...

Judge Paseur visits Clarke

Judge Deborah Bell Paseur, a candidate for the Alabama Supreme Court, campaigned in Clarke County a few weeks ago. More...

Jackson Council applies for senior citizen center grant

The Jackson City Council officially began its pursuit of funding for a new senior citizens center, Tuesday, July 22, with a vote to apply for a $250,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Southwest Alabama AIDS Coalition to meet The Southwest Alabama AIDS Prevention Coalition will meet Friday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. in the community room of the Monroe County Health Department building in Monroeville. More...

Church News

Announcements

Central Baptist honors fire and law personnel Central Baptist Church of Dixons Mills would like to say "Thank You" to all the firefighters and law enforcement officers in the community. More...

The intimacy of God

"As the heart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee O God-My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God" (Psalms 42:1-2a). The psalmist wrote these words as he longed to be in the presence of God. More...

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of Miriam in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Which book may be summarized as, "Bad times do not change the nature of God"? Judges, Job, Jeremiah, Jonah 3. From 2 Chronicles 9:11, what are psalteries for singers? More...

Lifestyle

McBride gets Auburn degree

Dosia "D.J." McBride Jr., son of Bettye Welch of Fulton and the late Dosia Welch Sr. of Leroy and the stepson of Jamie Welch, also of Fulton graduated Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 at Auburn University. More...

Soup and fudge can help combat worst of hurricanes

Memories & Recipes

Faye, Gustav and Ike made me remember growing up in Louisiana and preparing for the hurricanes. Like all other occasions in our home, meal prepara- tions were at the top of the list. More...

Restaurant being renovated

Dick and June Postma are renovating the old Magnolia restaurant and will soon reopen it as "Cafe Bella Rhue." The dining areas and kitchen are being completely reworked, said Dick Postma, who promised to offer a nice dining atmosphere. More...

Fulton Town Council sworn in for new terms

The Fulton Town Council was sworn in for their new terms at a special meeting held Sept. 2 at Town Hall. The new terms do not start until Nov. 3 but since all of the incumbent council members and mayors were re-elected Aug. More...

CCHS students expelled for fight

Eight Clarke County High School students who were involved in a fight at the school on Aug. 20 were expelled for the rest of the school year after a closed hearing before the Clarke County Board of Education Monday. More...

Gov. Riley may soon fill judgeship vacancy

It has been over three months since the Alabama Court of the Judiciary removed Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose from office and the First Judicial Circuit is still limping along with one judge assisted by several on a part time basis from other counties More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackson

Orrie Leon Jackson, 47, a native and resident of Gainestown, died Sept. 2, 2008 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born Jan. 7, 1961. He was a 1979 graduate of Jackson High School. He was a member of St. John Baptist Church of Gainestown. More...

Kilpatrick

Ethel Louise Alston Kilpatrick, 97, of Jackson died Aug. 31, 2008 at her residence. She was born July 20, 1911. She was a graduate of Harper High School in Jackson. More...

Wilson

Juanita Wilson, 76, of Jackson, died Sept. 3, 2008 at Jackson hospital. She was born Feb. 22, 1934. She was a graduate of Harper High School where she graduated with honors and later attended Alabama State University. More...

Sports

Gators have rough showing at MA

MONROEVILLE—The Clarke Prep School Gators, held to their lowest offensive production in years, were blanked 41-0 by the Volunteers of Monroe Academy here last Friday night. More...

Sporting events were needed on Sept. 11, 2001

Sports Scene

We have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to pretty much everything that has ever happened or existed. There is always something coming along to make us forget pretty much anything. Except the events of Sept 11, 2001. More...

CCHS plucks Blue Eagles 49-12

EAST BREWTON—The Clarke County High School Bulldogs exacted a certain amount of revenge as they pounded region foe W. S. Neal 49-12 here last Friday night. More...

Editorial

McCain, Palin, GOP stretch truth

Editor's note: Normally this space is resesrved for editorials and opinion pieces. The following Associated Press piece isn't opinion but a news story. More...

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Ought to be a better way

Editor's Notes

Who are you going to vote for Nov. 4? John McCain? Barack Obama? Maybe Ralph Nader (he just made the Alabama ballot)? To get technical, we've never voted for any of the presidential candidates. More...

Records

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Andrew Sterling Koschel, to Courtney Clarke Davis; Escous Jarrod Hawthorne, to Willie Jewel Thompson; Thomas Larry Powell, to Dorothy Louise Kane. More...

Arrests booked through Clarke County Jail past week

Arrests reported by the Clarke County Jail for the past week include: Ricky Mitchell, 35 promoting prison contraband, failure to appear (traffic) contempt of court, $1,305.50 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Schools

Class officers elected for the 2008-09 year

The Senior class of CPS recently held a meeting to discuss upcoming events for the 2008-09 school year. During the meeting the class voted on class officers. They are as listed: president, Whitney Larrimore, vice-president, Anna Hicks, sec/ treas. More...

CPS students celebrated grandparents day recently

On Friday, September 5, 2008 the CPS elementary students celebrated grandparent's day by presenting their grandparents with a special program. Classes K5 through 6th grade each performed different songs and poems dedicated to their grandparents. More...

New teachers, returnees welcomed to CPS

CPS would like to welcome the new employees to its staff for the 2008-09 school year. Joining the Clarke Prep staff are: Coach Nate Ballard (JV head football, asst. varsity football, varsity boys basketball) Coach Joey Gogus (asst. More...