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Festivals, fairs, concerts and more offer family fun

By Jim Cox Editor & Publisher People can't complain there's nothing to do in the area over the next several weeks. There are festivals, concerts and even a fair. St. More...

Reward offer in theft of oil field materials

A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who stole oil-drilling materials from the South Carlton Oil Field earlier this month. More...

License commissioner candidates share views

Clarke County voters will elect a license commissioner Nov. 4. Linda Goodman is the Democratic incumbent and is seeking re-election. Jamie Wilkins is seeking the office as a Republican. More...

Jackson student may be charged for alleging rape

Charges are now pending against a female student at Jackson High School, who police say falsely claimed to have been raped in a girls' restroom at the school, Thursday, Oct. 16. More...

Special Sections

Community

Card of Thanks

We would like to thank everyone who was so kind to us during the sudden illness and loss of our loved one. The cards, phone calls, food, flowers, visits from family and friends and your prayers were greatly appreciated. More...

Memoriam

In Memory of Angie Beverly Johnson 1-17-1968-10-26-2004 OUR ANGEL We know you are our Angel, God sent to watch over us Although we cannot see you, More...

Justin Horn completes training at Lackland AFB

Justin Horn is a 2007 graduate of Clarke County High School. He graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas Sept. 26. More...

Calendar

Calendar

BOE meets today The Clarke County Board of Education will have its regular meeting Thursday, (today), Oct. 23 at 4 p.m. More...

Church News

Foot-tapping at Tompkins

Leroy Mack, (formerly of the Andy Griffith Show) performed Sunday, Oct. 19 at Tompkins Baptist Church in Grove Hill. From left to right are Duston Moore, youth minister, Winkie Hicks, Leroy Mack, Rodney Turner and Gary Horton. More...

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Inspirational Tabernacle revival Inspirational Tabernacle Church located at 1171 Industrial Road in Jackson will have a holy ghost revival Tuesday, Oct. 21-until at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Thomas Boozer will be the evangelist for the revival. More...

'Set Me Free' set at Magnolia Assembly of God

The Drama Team of Magnolia Assembly of God will be presenting "Set Me Free," on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. at Magnolia Assembly of God located at 2166 Allen Road in Grove Hill. For more information or directions to the church call 251-275-3361. More...

Lifestyle

Nicholson-Carver exchange vows in Gordo church

Britni Nicole Carver of Gordo and Justin Raymond Nicholson of Grove Hill were married May 10, 2008 at Gordo First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ralph Smith officiating the 5 p.m. ceremony. More...

UWA names local grads for summer semester

The University of West Alabama recently announced the names of students completing their undergraduate and graduate degrees during the summer semester. These graduates will be honored at fall commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. More...

Final Wedding Plans Are Told

Bennett-Parden Elizabeth Clare Bennett and Nicholas Paul Parden will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. at The Foundation Ranch in Anniston. Miss Bennett is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rowe Bennett of Jackson. More...

Schools

Munchies for Moms

On Sept. 26, 2008, Wilson Hall Middle School sixth grade classes hosted a "Munchies for Moms" day. Moms, grandmothers, or significant females of students were treated to breakfast in the cafeteria during first period. More...

Students use GPS device

Sixth grade students Dylan Moore, Tomé Lewis, Courtney Kinman, and Jaylin Harris learn to use a GPS. More...

Visit to Coosa River School of Science provides experience

In October the sixth graders at WHMS attended the Coosa River School of Science in Columbiana, Alabama, for a three day science program. Students participated in outdoor classes that were all correlated to the Alabama Course of Study. More...

LP delays reopening OSB mill for 6 months

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. announced last week that it was temporarily delaying the reopening of its Clarke County oriented strand board (OSB) mill due to the depressed U.S. housing market and the nation's overall economic uncertainty. More...

Star Track murder defendants may get off with no jail time

Four defendants in a four-year-old drive-by murder shooting case are on the docket for trial in Clarke County Circuit Court next week but rumors are that the cases may be settled for a limited prison term or even probation. More...

GH councilwoman wants only 'senior' name on center but others overrule her

Grove Hill Mayor Lamar Hudson got several items that he has been working on approved at Monday night's town council meeting, the last regular meeting of his administration. More...

Firemen fight Allen fire last week

Grove Hill and Helwestern firefighters responded to a house fire in Allen last Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8. The small frame house, on Fred Champion's property, was apparently not occupied and reportedly had no electricity running to it. More...

Clarke-Washington Counties Fair starts Tuesday in Jackson

The annual Clarke- Washington Counties Fair, sponsored by the Jackson Rotary Club, will be Oct. 28-Nov. 1 at the Cecil McMullan Fairgrounds located on Stanley Drive behind Jackson Steakhouse. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Savage

Joe Savage, 83, of Jackson died Oct. 9, 2008 at a health care facility. He was a native of Gainestown. He was affiliated with Good Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church in Gainestown and was a former Mason. More...

Dunigan

Sandra Pugh Dunigan, 50, of Grove Hill died Oct. 18, 2008 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was born Feb. 28, 1958. She was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church in Grove Hill. More...

Matthews

Eunice Presnall Matthews, 70, of Grove Hill died Oct. 19, 2008 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 15, 1937. She was a member of Mt. Horeb A.M.E. Church of Allen. More...

Business

Clarke-Mobile Gas adopts $107.5 million budget

The Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District board of directors adopted a nearly $107.5 million budget for the 2009 fiscal year Monday. The budget projects a net loss of $137,000 due to depreciation of assets of the natural gas utility. More...

Sports

Clarke Prep Gators fall to Pickens 28-27

Face long trip across state to play Lakeside School

CARROLLTON—In their final region contest of the 2008 season, the Clarke Prep School Gators came just shy of pulling out a win, instead falling 27-26 to the Pirates of Pickens Academy last Friday night. More...

CCHS drops tight 14-13 region game to THS

Do-or-die game at Hillcrest

GROVE HILL—The Clarke County High School Bulldogs put forth a furious rally but fell short as they lost 14-13 to the Thomasville Tigers in the 94th annual Backyard Brawl at H.G. Prim Stadium last Friday night. More...

CHS Panthers lose region contest to Georgiana 26-13

Friday night was a foggy night for high school football as Georgiana High School Panthers rolled into town to take on the Coffeeville High School Panthers a game which Georgiana won 26-13. More...

Editorial

Other Opinions

Sen. Barron gets off traffic ticket hook

State Sen. Lowell Barron is off the hook with regard to traffic tickets in Andalusia. Some of us were quick to jump on state Sen. Lowell Barron after he ended up on the wrong side, again, of a traffic stop. More...

Gone South

Telling it like it was

"I just want the facts ma'm, just the facts." — Sgt. Joe Friday (Jack Webb) on "Dragnet" Historians get this all the time. More...

Political Cartoon

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Records

Clarke County Jail bookings for past week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: Jesse Harold Quinney, 54, driving under the influence, (alcohol), $1,000 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Phillip Michael Strickland, to Samantha Angelica Cardinal; Eric Maybanks Walker, to Trista Annette Stout; Marvin Gaye Pritchett, to Juanita Hunt; Justin Logan Wiggins, to Genesis Michelle Bailey; George Thomas McAllist More...

Statewide amendments to be voted on Tuesday, Nov. 4

WHEREAS, the Alabama Legislature at its First Special Session of 2008 ordered an election to be held on a certain proposed amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, set out herein as Act No. More...