January 15, 2009 RSS feed / Community

54 Clarke Countians going to D.C. to see Obama inauguration

A number of local observances of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday on Jan. 19 followed by the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, the first African-American president, on Jan. 20 are planned. More...

Burglary suspect eludes dogs and chopper in C'ville

Coffeeville Police are searching for a suspect who is thought to be involved in several burglaries in Clarke and Choctaw counties. Thursday morning, police pursued Kraus Kywan Johnson, age 33. More...

Commissioners want sheriff to follow county's policies in hiring and purchasing

Clarke County Commissioners expressed displeasure Tuesday with Sheriff Bobby Moore hiring a deputy without the proper paperwork being completed and for purchasing two new patrol cars without a purchase order. More...

Tornado hits McIntosh

A tornado packing winds of nearly 100 mph ripped through McIntosh late Saturday afternoon, damaging homes and the Ciba chemical plant, and downing trees and power lines. No one was hurt. More...

Goody's going out of business

Brightly colored bold letter signs told the story at the entrance to the Thomasville Goody's store: going out of business. Goody's closing is another hit to the local economy as the national economic recession forced the Knoxville, Tenn. More...

Community Action Agency offers help with heating bills to area low income families

The Community Action Agency of Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Monroe and Conecuh Counties are processing applications to assist low-income families with their heating bill. More...

Memoriam addition

A name was left off last week's Memoriam Page to those who died in 2008. Ronnie Pugh Jr. April 5, 1984-Aug. 23, 2008 More...

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...

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...

Hundreds turn out for recent Thomasville job fair

People were lined up early, waiting for the doors to open for a Regional Job Fair in Thomasville last Thursday. More...

Fulton looking for Alabama Power taxes for a financial boost

The Town of Fulton is feeling the economic pinch just like businesses and individuals. More...

Chance & Scyrene

Chance Baptist to observe Pastor's Aid Day Jan. 25

The Chance Baptist Church will observe its annual Pastor's Aid Day prog ram Sunday, Jan. 25. The morning services begin at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. John Stabler of Lower Peach Tree. Rev. C.L. Marshall is the pastor. More...

Jackson opts to keep same garbage collector

The Jackson City Council voted, Tuesday, Jan. 13, to renew its contract with Allied Waste for garbage collection in the city for the next three years. During its Dec. More...

Scholarships available for young cancer survivors

Young cancer survivors in Clarke County preparing for higher education may be eligible for scholarships from the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society. More...

From Our Files

100 years ago "Mr. W. W. Coleman of Walker Springs, hands us a copy of an old paper, The New York Herald, dated April 15, 1865. The paper is in mourning for the assassination of Lincoln and contains a graphic and exciting account of his death. More...