January 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Mobile teen on 4-wheeler dies in crash

A Mobile teen-ager was killed Sunday afternoon when his all-terrain vehicle collided with a vehicle on a dirt road in rural Clarke County, authorities said. Dillian Odom, 13, was killed, according to Alabama State Troopers. More...

State Senate Candidates

Keahey has endorsement of Lindsey kids

State Rep. Marc Keahey announced he will be a candidate in the upcoming special election for State Senate District 22. The southwest Alabama Senate seat became vacant with the passing of long time Senator Pat Lindsey earlier this month. More...

Sen. Shelby here Saturday

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby will hold a meeting with constituents at the new Grove Hill Senior Citizen Center this Saturday, Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. At 8 o'clock that morning he will be in McIntosh, meeting with citizens at the McIntosh Town Hall. More...

Grand Jury returns 206 criminal indictments

The recent Clarke County Grand Jury returned 206 criminal indictments out of 268 cases presented. The 206 indictments included 170 felony cases and 38 misdemeanors. More...

Special Sections

Community

Health care needs being studied

The Southwest Ministerial Alliance Community Organization is studying the health care needs of people in southwest Alabama. The organization will hold a public listening meeting at Wilson Chapel AME in Grove Hill, Thursday, Feb. More...

The Pines subdivision holds ribbon cutting

Grove Hill Mayor Jerry Newton, town council members and other elected officials, chamber of commerce representatives and townspeople gathered last week to welcome representatives of the company, The Pines, LLC, More...

Retired county engineer recognized

Clarke County Commission Chairman Elma Averett presents retired County Engineer Sam Noble with a plaque of appreciation at a reception at the courthouse Tuesday. Noble retired at the end of the year. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BOE to meet—Clarke County Board of Education will meet Thursday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Oak Grove Baptist Church-In the Chilton community will hold a fifth Saturday singing Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. The featured singers will be the Lewis Family Trio. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Rev. Morris Hill is the pastor. Everyone is invited. More...

Church to celebrate Black History Month

Indian Ridge Baptist Church will celebrate Black History month throughout the month of February starting Feb. 1-22 with regular order of service. More...

"THIS IS A TEST"

Read James 1:2-12 TLB Last week I heard a radio announcer say, "This is a test!" Then he told us what to do in case of an emergency. More...

Lifestyle

Memories & Recipes

Be prepared when getting taxes done

It seems that all I have time for lately is a little sleep and going to work. That's because it is the season that everyone seems to dread, that's right, it's tax time. But preparing your inform ation doesn't have to be "taxing" on your nerves. More...

Gardening With Dora

Pay heed to the labels

My less busy gardening days in winter are often spent browsing through seed catalogs shopping around for new plants. More...

Planning is important step of gardening, Part 2

Extension Service

Last week I began offering some ideas on planning your vegetable garden for the coming growing season. Deciding what you want to grow and how much space you have or need were discussed. More...

Qualifying opens for Pat's senate seat

Gov. Bob Riley has announced the special election dates for Senate District 22, which became vacant with the death of Senator Pat Lindsey earlier this month. More...

MARTINS ARRIVE!

Sammy Hutto frequently calls in the first report of purple martins in the area and he has done so again this year, reporting martin scouts at his Chance home Tuesday, Jan. 27. The martins are signs that spring is on the way. More...

Overton named county engineer

Danny Overton was appointed Clarke County Engineer by the Clarke County Commission Tuesday. Overton has been assistant engineer and most recently interim engineer, since the retirement last month of Engineer Sam Noble. More...

Conecuh Co. resident runs on GOP ticket

Greg Albritton, an Evergreen attorney and former state representative, has announced his candidacy for the State Senate, District 22. "I throw my hat into the ring," stated Albritton. More...

Clarke Prep senior beauties are selected

Clarke Prep School held its beauty review Saturday night. Senior beauties are pictured. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Perine

Javier Quamaine Perine, 6, of Gainestown died Jan. 20, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center. He was a member of the Antioch African Methodist Episcopal Church in Gainestown. More...

Thomas

Richard Neal Thomas, 64, of Jackson died Jan. 15, 2009 at a local hospital. He retired as a laborer. Survivors include his son, Tommy Jackson, Pensacola, Fla. More...

Bass

Ruby Lee Gibby Clarke Bass, 91, of Jackson died Jan. 25, 2009 at Jackson Health Care. She was born April 15, 1917. She was a native of Barlow Bend. More...

Sports

Bulldogs beat Silas

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs hammered the visiting Indians of Southern Choctaw 69-43 last Saturday night in Grove Hill. Jeffery McConnell led the Bulldogs with 11 points. Justin Robinson added 10 points and four rebounds. More...

Sports Scene

Are you looking for a role model?

Our society had decided that professional athletes and entertainers are the ones we look to when searching for role models. It is evident each and every day. Usually the flashiest of the group are the ones who get the most love from the masses. More...

Auburn coach visits

New Auburn football coach Gene Chizik was in Leroy last Friday for his official visit with prospective player Clint Moseley. The senior QB committed to play for the Tigers last week. Chizik was joined by new offensive coordinator Guz Malzahn. More...

Editorial

Other Opinions

LP agreement

There's something rare occurring in the history of industrial recruitment in this state. In Clarke County, Louisiana Pacific Corp. More...

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Congress Reports

Inauguration inspires hope

It is hard to imagine that anyone living in the United States - or in most regions of the world - does not know that history was made last Tuesday as Barack Obama became our nation's first African American president when he was sworn in as the 4 More...

Records

Clarke County Deeds and Marriage Licenses

Marriage license applications Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Geoffrey Jaye McKee, to Anna Marie Lanford; Michael Dwain Gray, to Ashley Naomi Hester. More...

Schools

Time for college-bound seniors to fill out FAFSA

High school seniors who are thinking about going to college or trade school this fall are encouraged to gather the information required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more often called the FAFSA. More...

White graduates with BS degree from UAB

The president, faculty and graduating class of the University of Alabama at Birmingham announces that Candace Janel White has received a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a double minor in biology and chemistry. More...