January 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

State Senate election not yet set but already Brewton man plans to run as Republican

Danny B. Joyner of Brewton has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the Alabama Senate seat in District 22. Gov. Bob Riley has not yet set the special election date to fill the vacancy created by the death of Sen. Pat Lindsey. More...

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Community

JPD investigating several burglaries last week

The Jackson Police Department is investigating several burglaries which occurred between Jan. 14-17. The first was reported around 7 a.m., Jan. 14, at a business in the 3600 block of College Avenue. More...

Dollar General donates literacy funds

Dollar General stores nationwide, donated money to public schools for literacy funds. The Grove Hill store donated $1,000 to Grove Hill Elementary, Wilson Hall Middle, Clarke County High and the Public Library. More...

Jackson man's life claimed in fire

An early morning fire, Thursday, Jan. 15, on Thomas Lane in Jackson, claimed the life of Richard Neal Thomas, 64. Jackson firefighters responded to the blaze around 6 a.m. and found Thomas severely burned inside his home. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

CPS recent activities—The Clarke Prep School Miss Gator Pride pageant will be Saturday, Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. in the CPS gymnasium with the junior high and high school pageant immediately following. Admission for the pageant is $8. More...

Church News

Church Showcase

Witch Creek Baptist Church Near Campbell
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Church Announcements

Central Alabama Missionary Society's annual tea-The Central Alabama Conference Women's Missionary Society of the Ninth Episcopal District will have its annual Tea Saturday, Jan. 24 at 12 p.m. at the Wilson Hall Middle School in Grove Hill. More...

It's what you get, not give up, to be a Christian

The other day I asked a gentleman to become a Christian. "No," he said, "I can't." "Why can't you?" I asked. "There are too many things to give up," he answered. But I said, "You're wrong. You don't become a Christian by giving up things. More...

Lifestyle

THE MAN FROM MITCHAM BEAT

FEATURED FICTION

This is a story of hard work and success from Clarke County, Alabama. The time is the early part of the twentieth century, say 1910 to 1950, give or take a year or two. More...

Extension Service

Planning important for gardening

During the last few months I have talked with many individuals that have either a new or renewed interest in home vegetable gardens. More...

Gardening With Dora

Daphne's blooms brighten January

A garden tour doesn't take long in early January. The bravest of the early daffodils are coming up; the sedums have sprouted a limeg reen rosette of leaves at the base; the daylilies have sent up a few tentative leaves to test the weather. More...

Schools

Students enjoy 'A Christmas Carol' at Shakespeare Festival

A group of WHMS 7th and 8th grade reading students and chaperones enjoyed a field trip to Montgomery and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival on Wednesday, December 10th. They viewed the musical version of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol. More...

SGA holds fund-raiser dance

Wilson Hall Middle School had a benefit dance on Jan. 9. Each child that attended has raised $50 toward Relay for Life. More...

Honor roll announced

Wilson Hall Middle School (2ND NINE WEEKS) All A's - Grade: 5 Emory Hope Anderson and Tamia Janay Fluker A/B - Grade: 5 Shantrell Whitteny Baker, Robert Lee Bradley, Gabreelle Nicole Casteel, Megan Dianna Davis, Micah Benjamin Davis, Jasmine Dani More...

Main Street redo debate starts again

Grove Hill received a $200,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation to beautify or "revitalize" Main Street from Jackson Street to the courthouse last July. More...

Promoting the arts in Grove Hill

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center opened on Main Street Sunday. Above, Libby Lyles Miles poses with local artist Irma Brady who painted one of the miniature canvases given away as a fundraiser for the center. More...

McCorquodale is new judge

Gaines C. McCorquodale was sworn in as a new circuit judge of the First Judicial Circuit in a private ceremony at his Jackson law office last Friday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Paul

Effie W. Paul, 90, of Grove Hill died Jan. 16, 2009 at a local hospital. She was born Aug. 15, 1918. She was a native of Scyrene. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grove Hill. She was a homemaker. More...

Anderson

Ralph Anderson, 70, of Grove Hill died Jan. 13, 2009 at his residence. He was born Aug. 10, 1938 in Fulton. More...

Brown

Lisa L. Brown, 31, a lifelong resident of Thomasville, died Jan. 14, 2009 at a local hospital. More...

Sports

Mr. Football headed to the Auburn Tigers

Leroy quarterback Clint Moseley received a scholarship offer via cell phone from Auburn on Sunday and quickly said yes to the Tigers. "I am going to play football for the Tigers," Moseley said. More...

Gators fall to Morgan

The Clarke Prep School Gators lost 56-36 to Morgan Academy Monday night in Selma. Devin Harrison had 11 points and eight rebounds. Steven Pugh added eight points and seven rebounds. Randy Nichols had seven points. Daulton Orwig had seven rebounds. More...

CPS loses to Morgan

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators lost a close game 39-29 to Morgan Academy Monday in Selma. Leandra Morgan had 11 points and four rebounds. Harley Horton had five points and six rebounds. Andrea Bagley had five points and five rebounds. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

President Obama

The United States has a new president. Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Tuesday. To say his inauguration is historic is an understatement. More...

Gone South

The great flood of '61

I don't care what the U.S. Weather Service does or does not say. After the recent rains, I declare the drought over. It was almost too much of a good thing. Dry streams ran wet, creeks and rivers rose and lakes filled. More...

Congress Reports

New committee assignments

The start of a new Congress brings new committee assignments, and after having served on the House Appropriations Committee last Congress, I was named to new subcommittees last week. More...

Records

Arrests during week of Jan. 13-20 detailed

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 13-20 include: Mark Thomas Harrison, 39, distribution of controlled substance/cocaine, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Drug arrests made

Clarke County Sheriff's Department Investigator Ron Baggette arrested Reginald "Pancho" Pippen and Lisa Johnson at an unrelated person's home in Whatley Monday where he found them hiding in a bedroom. More...

Clarke County Deeds and Marriage Licenses

Marriage license applications Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Raj N. More...