October 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioner Joe Hunt gracious in final meeting

Monday's work session of the Clarke County Commission was Commissioner Joe Hunt's last meeting. More...

Clarke schools' textbooks costs overrun $90,000

Reading textbooks are expensive, Clarke County Board of Education members learned last Thursday. More...

Special Sections

Community

New TV service in Jax

Gigi Ambrecht, AT&T's regional manager of external affairs, addressed those in attendance at Tuesday's meeting of the Jackson City Council about the company's plan to offer a new television service to local customers. More...

T'ville names deputy chief

Thomasville council member Charles Allen again voiced his concerns over actions led by Mayor Sheldon Day at Monday night's council meeting. More...

Photo

Noa James shows off some late watermelons he turned into pumpkin goblins for Halloween. The watermelons grew from a burn pile at his NaNa's and Paw's in Coffeeville. They were picked Oct. 26, just in time to do special service for Halloween! More...

Sports

Many high school football games to be played Thursday night

There will be 77 football games on Thursday night, based on either Halloween trick or treating on Friday or the National Peanut Festival in the Wiregrass area. More...

CCHS falls at state

Clarke County worked for months to make it to the AHSAA Class 4A Elite Eight. Top-ranked Jacksonville ended the work in three games, stopping the Bulldogs in the quarterfinals, 25-11, 25-2, 25-7. More...

Bulldogs clinch playoff spot with win

EVERGREEN—With their backs against the wall, facing a win-do-or-die situation, the Clarke County High School Bulldogs beat the Hillcrest-Evergreen Jaguars 38-21 to clinch the fourth seed in Class 4A Region 1 and a berth in the AHSAA football More...

Editorial

FOR PRESIDENT...

Barack Obama

The Decatur Daily endorses Sen. Barack Obama for president of the United States. Our decision did not come early. He lacks political experience, and his voting is more liberal than we would like. More...

FOR PRESIDENT...

John McCain

American voters are poised to make history Nov. 4. Either they will elect an African- American president just two generations after the civil rights movement ensured blacks their right to vote. More...

State educators say vote 'yes' Tuesday on Amendment 1

Education is the cornerstone of our families' well-being and our communities' economic health. While much of the nation is experiencing net job loss, our state has steadily announced new and expanding industries, adding many thousands of new jobs. More...

Records

Jail arrests told

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the past week include: Caleb Jay Morgan, 22, probation violation, $30,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Big turnout expected for Nov. 4 vote

New voter registration and absentee voting has been at an all time high in Alabama and around the nation in preparation for Tuesday's General Election. An unprecedented turnout is anticipated. More...

McDonald's burns in Thomasville

The McDonald's restuarant in Thomasville burned Tuesday morning. No one was hurt in the fire that was reported about 9 a.m. but the building was demolished. More...

Ag Commissioner Sparks touts more trade with Cuba

Alabama has played a major role in helping Cuba move forward and could be doing more if the United States' relations with the Communist country allowed it, the state's agriculture commissioner said last week. More...

Municipal officials take office

Alabama law says that municipal officials elected or re-elected in this year's municipal elections will take office Monday, Nov. 3 and hold organizational meetings. New terms actually begin Nov. 1. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frazier

Mary Lee Coats Frazier, 90, of Grove Hill died Oct. 22, 2008 at a Mobile hospital. She was a member of Mount Zion No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church of Grove Hill. She was a retired domestic worker. More...

Chastain

Vera Flossie Chastain, 73, of Jackson died Oct. 25, 2008 in an area hospital. She was born April 4, 1935. She was a native of Cortelyou, Ala. She was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. More...

Haskew

Percy Davis Haskew, 79, of Fairford, Ala. died Oct. 24, 2008 at Springhill Memorial Hospital. He was born July 22, 1929. He was a native of Clarke County. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church in Fairford, Ala. More...

Business

Deas' 50th celebrated

Deas Insurance of Grove Hill celebrated its 50th anniversary last Thursday, Above, Julia Ann Deas, daughter of original owners Lawrence and Juanita Deas, poses with owner Don Wright. Below, Don's wife, Peggy, and son, Patrick. More...

Church News

Church Showcase

Bethlehem Baptist Church Winn More...

ANNOUNCEMENTS

James Chapel ends revival James Chapel Baptist Church of Barlow Bend will end its revival Thursday, (tonight), Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Rev. Robert Davis, pastor of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church of Freemanville, Ala. will be the evangelist for the week. More...

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of 2 Timothy in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Koinonia is a Greek word found 20 times in the Bible. What is its primary meaning? Revenge, Forgiveness, Fellowship, Crucifixion 3. More...

Lifestyle

Pugh-Rodgers to wed Dec. 6

Catherine Rodgers and Willie Kimbrough, both of Lower Peach Tree announce the engagement of their daughter, Chakita Monice Rodgers, to Carl Michael Pugh, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Brian and Mary Pugh of Toddtown. More...

Osborn-Steadman set wedding date

Mrs. Sandra Steadman Smith of Gulfport, Ms., announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Jessica Shea Steadman to John Brandon Osborn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Osborn of Thomasville. More...

5 generations

Five generations are shown, left to right, back, Delouise Biggs Johnson, son, Mike Biggs, granddaughter, Melissa Biggs Reeves, great-granddaughter, Jennifer Starling, and great-greatgrandson Bear Bryant Starling. More...