November 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Coffeeville and Grove Hill install municipal leaders

Coffeeville's new mayor and town council member, along with four re-elected council members were sworn in by Municipal Judge Ben Kelly Monday night. At right, Robert H. Cox, far right, takes the oath as his wife, Johnnie, holds the Bible. More...

Cadaver dogs search for missing Thomasville man in Choctaw County

Three teams of cadaver dogs, the nationally-known search director for the KlaasKids Foundation, members of the Choctaw County Rescue Squad and a host of volunteers and law enforcement officers arrived in the Choctaw County community of Barrytown ea More...

LAST TRACES OF WHATLEY'S BOOM DAYS GONE

Railroad made Whatley a bustling town

"Following the coming of the railroad in 1887 and in the first part of this [the 20th] century, Whatley was the trading and shipping center for a large, prosperous, farming community. More...

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Community

Angel Trumpets in bloom

Mrs. Ida Mae Wilson of Court Street in Grove Hill is truly blessed to have such beautiful flowers throughout her yard. Angel Trumpets are in full bloom and can grow at least eight feet tall. Mrs. More...

Card of Thanks

Thank You From The Fraziers

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the families and friends for your love and caring shown in prayer, cards, flowers, visits and food during our time of mourning. We greatly appreciate what you all have done for us. More...

PIONEER DAY AT MUSEUM SATURDAY

Nationally-acclaimed folk potter Jerry Brown is among the new demonstrators at the ninth annual Pioneer Day scheduled Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Clarke County museum in Grove Hill. The free event, held on the museum grounds from 9 a.m. More...

Calendar

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Norman Burton retirement A retirement reception will be held for Norman Burton of the Ala-Tom RC&D Council, Inc. Thursday, (today), Nov. 6 at 12 noon at the Thomasville Civic Center. The reception will be hosted by Ala-Tom RC&D Council Inc. More...

Church News

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mt. Zion #2 Women's Conference Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Women's Conference Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be pastor Belinda Kelley of the Word of Truth Fellowship Church in Jackon. More...

GHBC Awana Clubbers

Sparks-Colleen Merck, T&TCaroline Merck & Cubbies- Emma Dunagan. The Awana children's program is for children ages 4 years-old to the 6th Grade. Activities are held on Sunday night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of Mark in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What words did Jesus use three times in resisting the temptations of Satan? My father above, God is love, It is written, Thou must repent 3. More...

Lifestyle

Hare-Robertson wed in North Little Rock Church ceremony

Julie Noelle Robertson and Samuel Jason Hare were married on August 16, 2008 at Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock, Ark. The Rev. Richard Lancaster officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Simmons-Bradford set Saturday date in Jackson

Rachel Louise Simmons and James Clayton Bradford will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. at McCann's United Methodist Church in Jackson. A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony at H.W. Pearce Jr. More...

Gavin places in Jr. Miss

The Marengo County Junior Miss pageant was held recently in Demopolis. Clarke Prep's Whitney Gavin, right, was named second alternate. Gavin is a senior at Clarke Preparatory School and the daughter of Craig and Betsy Gavin of Sweet Water. More...

Whatley landmarks burn

Two of Whatley's old commercial buildings burned Sunday after a cleanup fire got out of hand. This is the old Chamberlain store. The old Coleman store next to it burned too. The stores had been unused for years and were deteriorating. More...

LP pays workers to stay at home

Hourly employees at Louisiana Pacific's Clarke County shuttered OSB mill were told Wednesday, Oct. 29 not to report to work but to stay home. Tuesday, several workers said they are to be at the mill at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Coffeeville and Grove Hill install municipal leaders

New Grove Hill Mayor Jerry Newton was sworn in by Municipal Judge Ronnie Keahey Monday night (right photo). Seated in the center is new council member Phyllis Barnes. More...

Ex-judge guilty of violating feds' gun laws

It was Shakespearian irony that ex-Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose was found guilty of violating federal gun laws on Election Day. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Agee

Ralph Eldon Agee, 77, of Thomasville died Oct. 30, 2008 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Feb. 20, 1931 in Thomasville. He was a member of Bashan Baptist Church. He was a retired shirt factory supervisor. More...

Johnson

James Clifton Johnson, 63, of Fulton died Oct. 30, 2008 at his residence. He was born July 12, 1945 in Fulton. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He worked as an insurance agent. More...

Ludeman

Jerry Allen Ludeman, 60, of Vineland died Oct. 30, 2008 after a long battle with multiple sclerosis and a hard fight with cancer. He was born Aug. 27, 1948. He was a native of Thomasville. More...

Business

Ground broken for new Hampton Inn in Jackson

A groundbreaking for a new $8 million Hampton Inn to be built at the intersection of Highway 43 and the Walker Springs Road in Jackson was held last Thursday. More...

Sports

A great volleyball season

On October 28, 2008, the CCHS faculty, staff, and student body assembled in the main hallway for a pep rally for the volleyball team. The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Pelham to take on the Jacksonville Eagles. More...

Bulldogs make the playoffs in football

On Friday, October 24, 2008, the football players rejoiced after their defeat over the Hillcrest Jaguars. This win helped them advance to the first round of the play-offs. More...

Gators beat ECMA, ready for Edgewood

GROVE HILL—The Clarke Prep School Gators evened their record to 5-5 on the season as they beat the Wildcats of East Memorial Christian Academy 39-7 last Friday night at Hamilton Field. More...

Editorial

The LP dilemma

Our Opinions

New Clarke County Commissioners Karen Bradford and Tyrone Moye will have a hard decision to help make not long after they take office on Nov. 12. More...

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Editor's Notes

Congrats to brother, others

It was democracy in action in a lot of little Alabama towns and cities Monday night as new and reelected mayors and council members took office for four year terms following municipal elections in August and October. More...

Records

Arrests booked through county jail

Artimus Laquinton Martin, 20, fraudulent use of credit/debit card, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. Jeremy Antwon Pritchett, 25, probation violation, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Jesse Alan Jones, to Jessica Kay Rikard; B.J. Aultman, to Cecil T. More...

Schools

Big happenings all over CCHS

Bulldog Bulletin

Many things have taken place at CCHS. This year, teachers at CCHS have been "adopted" by families/members of Grove Hill Baptist. More...

Students observe Red Ribbon activities

Last week, the CCHS faculty, staff, and student body observed Red Ribbon Week. The students were engaged in activities every day last week. On Monday, the theme was "Stay in the Game. More...

Spanish Club still raising funds for Memory Tree

The Spanish Club is working diligently toward their $7,500 goal for the Memory Tree in remembrance of Ms. Brenda McIntyre. More...