December 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Man pleads guilty to armed robbery of Scyrene store and gets 20 years

A Lower Peach Tree man pleaded guilty last week to the armed robbery of the Garrick Corner Grocery in Scyrene in November 2006 and agreed to testify against his cousin who was an accomplice. More...

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Community

Johnson tells plans to resign as ASCC president in June '09

On the same day that faculty and staff gave him a reception recognizing his 20th anniversary as president of Alabama Southern Community College, Dr. John Johnson wrote a letter to Chancellor Bradley Byrne saying he will resign in June. More...

THS looking for $30,000 for new band uniforms; city council promises

The City of Thomasville offered to help but made no specific promises to leaders of the Thomasville High School band Monday night. More...

Help in selecting Medicare plans available in Jackson and Thomasville

People who are eligible for Medicare can receive free help in choosing among Medicare medical and prescription drug plans for 2009 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Jackson Senior Center on Friday, Dec. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Christmas tree lighting—The annual Christmas tree lighting will be at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Thursday, (tonight), Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Gospel singing in Thomasville—A gospel singing will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Church of God in Christ featuring Humble Spirits, The New Fantastic Sons of Faith, COGIC New Male Chorus, the Taylor Sisters, Divine, Unity and many more. More...

'Sarah's Security'

The children of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church presented a Christmas play. "Sarah's Security," Sunday afternoon. More...

Candlelight service at Lower Peach Tree church

The annual Christmas Candlelight service at the historic Lower Peach Tree United Methodist Church will be held Sunday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. Rev. James McCrory is the pastor. Refreshments will be served afterwards. More...

Records

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Charles Austin Tucker Jr., to Rachel Henson Gates. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Nov. More...

Schools

Spelling winners will advance to district

CPS recently held its school spelling bee. More...

Exams set for coming weeks at Clarke Prep

We are rapidly closing in on semester exams and the end of the first semester. Mark your calendars for December 19, the last school day of 2008. More...

Spelling Bee winners

Spelling bee winners picture (order front row l-r) Winners 4th grade Lindsey Smith, 5th grade Maggie Cox, 6th grade Roxanna Hare, 7th grade Luke Horton, and 8th grade Mary Katherine Bradford. More...

County engineer retiring

Clarke County Engineer Sam Noble is retiring at the end of the month. He submitted a letter informing county commissioners of his decision about a month ago but there has been no discussion of it. More...

Newsprint mill closes 'indefinitely'

ARN's 170 workers to get one week of work a month

AbitibiBowater Inc. announced last Thursday that it would "indefinitely" idle its 170- employee Alabama River Newsprint mill in Perdue Hill. More...

Gerald Stephens honored for education work

The crowd ringed half of the large cafeteria, snaked out the door and down the hall of the new Clarke County High School Tuesday afternoon as people stood in line to thank Gerald Stephens for his 35 years of service to education, including 16 as co More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Everett

Leah Atchison Everett, 16, of Carlton died Dec. 5, 2008 in a Birmingham hospital. She was born Feb. 28, 1992. She was a native of Jackson. She was a member of the Rockville Baptist Church. She was a sophomore at Jackson High School. More...

Glenn

Billy Morris Glenn Sr., 75, of Grove Hill died Dec. 3, 2008 at the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 26, 1932. He was a native of Haleyville. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. More...

Miles

Carolyn Miles, 68, of Jackson died Dec. 7, 2008 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born March 16, 1940. She was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson. She had worked as a sales clerk for Howard's 5 & 10 Store. More...

Sports

Bears, Bulldogs win third straight title

BIRMINGHAM—There were new Super Six records set during the first five games to highlight the 2008 championship games. More...

Several honored as back, lineman finalists

When Leroy quarterback Clint Moseley walked off the Legion Field turf on Saturday morning after the Class 2A championship, not only did he have three straight titles. More...

Several deer taken over first weeks of season

Big buck dropped Alex Steadham, 4-years-old, killed his first deer, an 8-point buck, while hunting in Marengo County with his father. He is son of Derry and Hope Steadham. It was killed on Thanksgiving Day. More...

Editorial

Don't be like Scrooge

Gone South

"At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge," said the gentleman, taking up a pen, "it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the poor and destitute, More...

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New Capitol Visitor Center finally opens

Congress Reports

After years of planning and construction, the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) officially opened its doors last week marking the largest expansion to the Capitol since it was built in the 1800s. More...