September 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Nothing lovely about love bugs

The unloved love bugs are back in force, covering the fronts of vehicles, swarming around doorways and in general being a nuisance and an aggravation. More...

Old vehicles sold for scrap—but not by owners

Clarke County Sheriff's Investigator Ron Baggette said there has been a rash of stealing old vehicles for their scrap metal value lately. Three were stolen last Thursday and Friday and one was stolen Monday, Baggette said. More...

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Community

Former judge ruled competent, released until federal trial date

Former Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose has been ruled competent to stand trial in November on federal gun violation charges. More...

ALDOT hearing in Thomasville on 4-laning and intersection plans for Highway 43

The Alabama Department of Transporation (ALDOT) will hold a design hearing in Thomasville Thursday, Sept. 18 (tonight) from 5 until 7 p.m. to present proposals for upgrading U.S. More...

Please don't use private dumpster

Fulton residents are urged not to use the private dumpster located near the fuel pumps at Scotch Lumber Company. People have been disposing of rubbish and other trash by just dropping it off near the dumpster. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

National heritage area meeting A town hall meeting will be held Thursday, (tonight) Sept. 18 at the Washington County Library at 6 p.m. More...

Church News

Announcements

Prayer Log Camp continues to meet The Annual Prayer Log Camp meeting will continue to meet Thursday, (tonight), Sept. 18 and Friday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker for tonight will be Rev. More...

Editorial

Pentagon's cancellation of tanker job outrageous

Congress Reports

In a stunning announcement last week, the Department of Defense (DoD) notified Congress and the two competing contractors, Northrop Grumman and Boeing, that it was terminating the U.S. Air Force tanker replacement competition. More...

Cartoon

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Why Spitsbergen?

From The Nethermost

Spitsbergen is just a spit of land sticking out of the Arctic Ocean and located above the Arctic Circle. This small island is part of an archipelago north of Norway and east of Greenland. There are two reasons for my interest in this island. More...

Records

Arrests booked through Clarke County Jail past week

Arrests booked in the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: Vincent Lynard Black, 29, domestic violence, third degree, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $1,500 bond, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Woman killed in Hwy. 43 pileup in Jackson

A Jackson woman died and another remains hospitalized following a wreck involving multiple vehicles, Friday, Sept. 12, on U.S. Highway 43, in the north part of the police jurisdiction. More...

Couple charged in Morvin stabbing

A man and his girlfriend have been charged with attempted murder for the stabbing of a man in the Morvin area around midnight Saturday. Sheriff's Dept. More...

Ike's dilemma: Higher gas prices or empty pumps?

A Grove Hill convenience store owner made the decision not to run out of gasoline over the weekend but it cost him some bad publicity. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Fox

Henrietta Fox, 86, of Jackson died Sept. 11, 2008 at her residence. She was born Feb. 13, 1922. She was a member of the New St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in the Lily Valley community of Jackson. More...

McVay

Clarence McVay, 77, of Jackson died Sept. 8 at Jackson Health Care. He was born Dec. 16, 1930. He was a member of Jackson Street Baptist Church. He also served in the United States Army. More...

Counselman

Andrew Lamar Counselman Jr., 69, of Jackson died Sept. 13, 2008 at an area hospital in Clarke County. He was born Sept. 27, 1938. He was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church of Jackson. He was a supervisor for Vanity Fair. More...

Sports

CCHS loses defensive struggle 13-6

GROVE HILL—The 93rd meeting between the Clarke County Bulldogs and Jackson Aggies didn't disappoint the 4,000 plus fans in attendance, except for the home crowd as the Bulldogs lost 13-6 in a close defensive struggle. More...

Gators shut out Wilcox, get first win

GROVE HILL—The Clarke Prep School Gators vented some of their frustrations on the visiting Wildcats of Wilcox Academy 22-0 last Friday at Hamilton Field. More...

SWHS defense sets two records in beating Panthers

The Coffeeville High School Panthers took it on the chin last Thursday night as they lost 57-0 to the defending state champions Sweet Water Bulldogs at Victory Field-Atkins Stadium. More...

Lifestyle

Stevens-Rice to wed Dec. 20

Dr. and Mrs. Norman Stevens III of Jackson announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Grace, to Adam Kenyon Rice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Rice of Thomasville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. More...

Recent events honor engaged couple

The home of Leanne and Nick Waugh was the location of a Labor Day cookout and entertainment shower honoring bridal couple, Sarah Stevens and Adam Rice Sunday, Aug. 31. More...

Chance to walk through Mobile's Bankhead Tunnel

The Epilepsy Foundation of Alabama is seeking individuals who either walked through the Bankhead Tunnel in Mobile when it opened and individuals who want to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to walk through the Bankhead Tunnel. More...

Schools

GHES off to a great start

The 2008-2009 school year is off to a great start. Our students are settled in their classes, routines and procedures have been established and their educational adventure has begun. GHES welcomed several new faculty and staff members: Mrs. More...

Artifacts of first Alabamians

Students in Mrs. Andrea Carpenter's Fourth Grade class enjoyed learning about the first Alabamians from Mr. John Richburg. He shared his lifetime collection of arrowheads, spear points, scrapers, and pottery fragments. More...

Child nutrition news

GHES welcomes Renea Helms to our Child Nutrition Staff. Mrs. Helms has been a faithful substitute in the Grove Hill schools several years. We are proud to have her on staff. More...