December 18, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Supt. Stephens: 'It has always been for the children'

Tuesday was Superintendent Gerald Stephens' final Clarke County Board of Education meeting. He leaves office at the end of December and Woodie Pugh will become superintendent Jan. 1. More...

Grove Hill's 2007 audit shows $334,000 surplus

An audit of Grove Hill's 2007 books showed excess revenues of $334,000 over expenses for the fiscal year, said Robert Headrick Jr. of the CPA firm McKean and Associates of Mobile. Headrick detailed the audit at Monday's council meeting. More...

Coffeeville Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 13

The theme for the Coffeeville parade, sponsored by the town's Beautification Committee, was "Christmas Paradise." Winners were named in four categories. Winning for best interpretation of the theme was New Union Baptist Church. More...

Buchanans announce new arrival

Lt. and Mrs. Sean Buchanan of Raeford, N.C., formerly of Meridian, Miss. announce the arrival of a daughter, Kennedy McCrary Buchanan, born Nov. 22, 2008 at Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, N.C. She weighed seven lbs., six ozs. More...

Bring plants inside this winter

Gardening With Dora

Unless you own a greenhouse you probably have some favorite container plants that you will bring inside over the winter. More...

Clarke lawmen make burglary, drug arrests

The owners of J & M Grocery on the Gainestown Road reported a burglary when they opened in the pre-dawn, cold morning hours on Friday. More...

Former judge's move for new trial in federal court is denied

A federal judge in Mobile has denied a former circuit judge's bid for a new trial for federal firearm violations and he remains jailed until his March sentencing. More...

Man gets 20 years for Mt. Zion assault, robbery; 15-year sentence in separate sexual abuse case

A man pleaded guilty recently in Clarke County Circuit Court to hitting a man in the head with a tire tool in 2007 and robbing him. More...

Jackson Mayor Long retiring from Boise

Jackson Mayor Richard Long is retiring from Boise Dec. 31 after nearly 30 years with the Jackson paper mill. Long has worked in customer relations and has flown all over the country working with paper customers. More...

Careful holiday feeding for pets

The holidays are rushing around the corner at a break neck speed for us all. Please don't forget about your pets during all the hubbub. Our pets depend on us each day for care and love they so richly deserve. More...

Give cookies for Christmas presents!

Memories & Recipes

I must admit, I like cooking for Christmas more than shopping for Christmas presents. I went to the mall Sunday to finish up the few presents lacking from my list. Each time I go the crowd is more massive and seemingly more aggressive. More...

Fulton holds parade

Fulton's parade was originally scheduled for the Saturday after Thanksgiving but bad weather canceled it and it was rescheduled for this past Saturday. More...