October 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Circuit judge vacancy filled

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Flu, pneumonia shots

The Clarke County Health Department will be giving flu and pneumonia shots next Thursday, Oct. 16 at the office on Highway 84 East in Grove Hill. The shots are $15 each and are available for the general public 18 and older. More...

T'ville councilman complains of cost overuns

Thomasville city councilman Charles Allen once again voiced concerns and objections to what he sees as excessive spending by the city. More...

Special Sections

Community

Card of Thanks

With much appreciation we want to thank everyone in the community who has reached out to us during Shirley's illness. The cards, calls, visits, food, monetary donations and more have truly been a blessing. More...

Memoriam

In Memory of Margaret Deese Lewis "CoCo" November 11, 1918-October 18, 2007 You will not be forgotten As generations pass by. We'll keep your memory in our hearts... We'll never let it die. More...

Coffeeville's own shrimp festival

Coffeeville firefighters joked Saturday that they were competing with the bigger and better known Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores that was going on that day also as they dished up hundreds of pounds of boiled shrimp, corn and potatoes. More...

Sports

CCHS outlasts Andalusia 41-36

Set to play Thomasville in 94th Backyard Brawl

ANDALUSIA—The Clarke County High School Bulldogs maintained control of their own destiny as they outlasted the Bulldogs from Andalusia High School 41-36 last Friday night. More...

Gators chomp down on Escambia

GROVE HILL—The Clarke Prep School Gators exploded for a 42-7 homecoming and region win last Friday over the Escambia Academy Cougars. It didn't take a whole lot of offensive snaps for the Gators to find the endzone in the contest. More...

Sports Scene

So you think the CCHS-THS rivalry hasn't always been big

Rivalry, noun Webster's Dictionary: the state of being a rival : competition; rival - one of two or more striving to reach or obtain something that only one can possess. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Here's a look at Obama, McCain's tax policy proposals

Taxes are always a big issue in politics. They are a big issue in this year's presidential election. The Republicans always say the Democrats will tax everybody to death. The Democrats always say the Republicans give tax breaks to the rich. More...

Editor's Notes

Where is the passion?

Three hundred and fifty six. That's how many Grove Hill voters voted in t he Oct. 7 municipal run-off. Nine hundred and forty seven. That's how many Grove Hill citizens are registered to vote. Five hundred and ninety one. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Counting everyone's vote

As the Presidential Election draws near, there appear to be signs that a record turnout of votes will be cast. Hopefully we can have a harmonious decision whereby the candidate who receives the most votes wins. More...

Records

Clarke County Jail bookings told

Arrests booked from the Clarke County Jail from the past week include: William Robert Williams, 41, intimidating a witness, $15,000 bond, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Polling officials for Nov. 4, 2008 General Election

STATE OF ALABAMA CLARKE COUNTY

NOTICE OF ELECTION OFFICIALS In accordance with the memorandums, order, judgement and decree of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division, Myron S. More...

NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST FOR AUTOMATIC TABULATING EQUIPMENT FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION

In accordance with Section 17-24-9 of the 1975 Code of Alabama, a public test will be held on the automatic tabulating voting machines to be used in the November 4, 2008, General Election on Friday, October 24, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. More...

Video

Handling A Crisis

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It was just a drill but it looked very real Tuesday as a mock shooting was staged at Clarke County High School to help lawmen, medical personnel, firemen, school officials and others learn how to deal with such a crisis should it ever happen. More...

Tuesday was final meet for Commissioner Paul Bradford

Tuesday was the final meeting for Clarke County Commissioner Paul Bradford. The commission will meet one more time, on Oct. 28, before the Nov. 4 General Election but Bradford will be back at work on an oil platform in the Gulf. More...

Clarke Prep homecoming

Clarke Prep School announced the homecoming court and crowned the queen last Friday night at halftime of the game with Escambia Academy. More...

New voters, absentees pouring into courthouse

Clarke County voter registrars Jean Payne and Louise Knox were hard at work processing a stack of new voter registrations in their courthouse basement office Friday. More...

Jax council OKs $7.4 million budget

The Jackson City Council, Tuesday, Oct. 14, approved an operating budget of $7,422,550 for the 2008-09 fiscal year. More...

Revenue commissioner candidates answer questions

A Clarke County race on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot is the Clarke County Revenue Commissioner's position. Chris Beverly, the Republican candidate, was appointed to the position in 2007 when incumbent Jay Duke became circuit clerk. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Purnell

Sam Purnell, 56, of Jackson died Oct. 6, 2008 at a local health care facility. He was a native of New Orleans, La. He was a former U.S. Postal Service employee in New Orleans, and was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Port Allen, La. More...

Gamble

Calvert Gamble, 94, of Jackson died Oct. 7, 2008 at a at a health care facility in Jackson. She was a member of Mount Olive No. More...

Smith

Christine Chapman Smith, 80, of the Winn community died Oct. 7, 2008 at her residence. She was a homemaker. More...

Business

A powerful clicker

Steve Bumpers of Fast Track convenience store in Grove Hill aimed his TV-like remote control toward the digital sign in front of the business and lowered the price of regular gasoline to $2.959 Tuesday afternoon. More...

Sprucing up at Parden's

Parden LP Gas has added a unique planter in front of its business on Jackson Street in Grove Hill—a propane tank that illustrates its main product. More...

Greer's upgrading

Greer's is making good on its promise when it purchased Andrews' Associated Foods and combined it with its Grove Hill store to make upgrades. The Greer's Food Tiger store is being upgraded to a Greer's Marketplace store. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Education Retirees to meet The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, (today), Oct. 16 at 11:45 a.m. at Gloria's Pour House in Grove Hill. "Legislative - Representative" is the theme of the program for this meeting. More...

Church News

Announcements

Rocky Mt. pastor's appreciation Rocky Mt. Baptist Church of Barlow Bend will celebrate its 19th year appreciation to honor Rev. King David Jackson Jr. and First Lady Lucy Jackson Saturday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Benefit singing for Harrison

Hannah Grace Harrison is a typical two year old. She is full of energy and has a smile that will melt your heart. In May of this year Hannah Grace was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. More...

Satan's deadliest weapon

"Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. More...

Lifestyle

Holt-Padgett exchange vows Aug. 16 in Selma

Dana Elizabeth Padgett and Justin Spencer Holt were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008 at 12 p.m. at Harper Chapel in Selma with Rev. Charles Durham officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Padgett of Grove Hill. More...

Bennett-Parden to wed Oct. 25 in Anniston

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rowe Bennett of Gadsden announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Clare Bennett, to Nicholas Paul Parden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Paul Parden of Excel. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Bailey-Wiggins to marry Oct. 18

Carl Bailey and Lisa Bailey of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Genesis Michelle Bailey, to Justin Logan Wiggins, son of Billy Wiggins and Vonda Wiggins Franklin. More...

Schools

Study Club kicks off new club year

The Community Study Club held its first meeting of the year in the home of Mrs. Appie O'Melia. Mrs. Jean Butts served as co-hostess. President Catherine Neal called the meeting to order. More...

County students learn dangers of drinking and driving

Students from Clarke County High School and Coffeeville High School participated in a demonstration from the PEERS AWARE III Simulation System last week on the campus of CCHS. More...