January 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

A rifle for the judge

Circuit Judge Thomas Baxter wasn't imitating Judge Roy Bean, the famous gun-toting "Law West of the Pecos" judge last Thursday. More...

Coffeeville's Jim Folsom Bridge over Tombigbee is 50 years old

The bridge over the Tombigbee River at Coffeeville just turned 50 years old. It was dedicated 50 years ago today (Thursday), Jan. 15, 1959. A ferry had served Coffeeville since the river town was settled in the early 1800s. More...

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Community

Card of Thanks

A simple thank you is not enough to say how much we appreciated everyone who came to our rescue during our mother's illness and death. Thanks for the love, hugs, phone calls, food, flowers, cards, money and visits. More...

Judge Baxter's career lauded

A large crowd filled the courtroom of the Washington County Courthouse in Chatom last Thursday for a retirement program and reception for Circuit Judge Tom Baxter. Baxter retired Jan. 2 after a 26-year career as a judge. More...

Judges of the First Judicial Circuit

Sitting and retired judges get together rarely—kind of like last week's meetings of U.S. presidents. More...

Editorial

Pat Lindsey

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One of the "Lions" of the Alabama Senate has died. State Sen. Wallace Henry Lindsey III of Butler—better known as "Pat"—died in his sleep this weekend while hunting with Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom, State Sen. More...

Change law on jail meals

Morgan County Sheriff Greg Bartlett was arrested and jailed recently for feeding prisoners in the county jail sorry, skimpy meals. More...

Political Cartoon

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Records

Arrests booked through jail last week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 6-13 include: Richard Earl Williams, 47, burglary, second degree, $5,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County Deeds and Marriage Licenses

Marriage license applications Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Adam Michael Jackson, to Hannah Lee Sullivan. Property deeds listed Dated Jan. 5-7 James H. More...

Schools

All 'A Buzz' about spelling

"Nightmare….n-i-g-h-t-m-ar e…..nightmare" That was the word that clinched the championship for 10 year old Deja Jackson, giving her the title of 2008 Spelling Bee Champion for Grove Hill Elementary. More...

School starts recycling program

Grove Hill Elementary School sponsors several recycling programs that benefit our students. These programs send either cash or bonus points back to the school. Our P.E. More...

Let's make GHES 'Shine' in 2009

The New Year is off to a great start. The students seem to have settled back into their school routines and schedules after an exciting holiday. More...

That machine will bite!

Grove Hill firemen, lawmen and EMTs responded to an unusual call Jan. 7. Hasani Gregory, 8, got his hand caught in an empty Tom's vending machine at the Dixie Automatt laundromat. More...

Locals to seek business in Cuba

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day told council members Monday night that he will be part of a delegation leaving soon for an Alabama Department of Agriculturesponsored trip to Cuba to look for new export business. More...

Special election will fill Lindsey's State Senate seat

Longtime state senator dies of apparent heart attack at hunting camp

The death of State Sen. Pat Lindsey Sunday leaves all or parts of eight southwest Alabama counties without a state senator with the 2009 legislative session just weeks from starting. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Powell

Thomas Ray Powell, 82, of Grove Hill died Jan. 13, 2009 at a Baldwin County Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 23, 1926. He was a native of Suggsville. He served in the United States Navy in World War II. More...

Dees

Barbara Ann Dees, 66, of Thomasville died Jan. 7, 2009 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born Feb. 16, 1942 in Chicksaw. She was a member of Chilton Baptist Church. More...

Lamey

Jon Warren Lamey, 22, died Jan. 3, 2009 in Tibbie. He was born July 8, 1986. He was a native of Mobile. He graduated in 2004 from WCHS. He earned an associate degree from Alabama Southern in Applied Science/Paper and Chemical Technology. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Flu Shot Clinic Scheduled-A flu shot clinic is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 16 at the Clarke County Health Department located at 22600 Highway 84 in Grove Hill from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary. More...

Church News

Are you ready for the end of the world?

We can neither confirm or discredit the validity of many religiously or prophetically deemed judgment days of the future, the soonest of which will be arriving Dec. 21, 2012, the final day on the Mayan calendar. More...

Church Showcase

Mackey Branch No. 1 Baptist Church Gosport
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Church Announcements

Gospel Concert-"The Dan Keeton Quartet" of Kentucky will be in concert at the New Home Church near Monroeville Saturday, Jan. 17. "Southern Gospel Believers" will also be singing, according to Revs. Kenneth Johnson and Thomas Smith. More...

Lifestyle

Gulf Coast Women's Retreat scheduled Feb. 27-March 1

Registration deadline for Orange Beach event is Jan. 19

Retreat registration deadline is Jan. 19 The 25th Gulf Coast Women's Retreat is set for Feb. 27 through March 1 at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. More...

Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center 'Opening Gala' is this Sunday

Ticket holders will win a painting by a local artist

Attendees at the "Opening Gala" of the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center on Main Street downtown will have an opportunity to win a painting by a local artist in exchange for a donation to the organization. The event will be from 2 until 4 p.m. More...

Gardening with Dora

Now is time to plant shrubs

January is the ideal time to plant shrubs. Placed in their permanent site now they have the wetter winter months to get established before the scorching days of summer. More...