February 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

U.S. Sen. Shelby visits Grove Hill

Grove Hill Mayor Jerry Newton greets U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby in the new Grove Hill Senior Citizen Center Saturday. Shelby talked about national issues and listened to constituents in his annual visit to Clarke County. More...

Pine cones, Main Street work pushed

Gina Skipper of the Grove Hill Development Board asked the town council Monday for help with erected street banners that are to be purchased. Skipper also said the board wants to work with the town on the Main Street renovation project. More...

Shelby opposes stimulus package

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby conducted several town hall meetings throughout the region, Saturday, with discussions focusing mainly on the economy. More...

Special Sections

Community

Special health care meeting to be held Thursday in Grove Hill

Special listening meeting regarding health care needs and health care experiences in southwest Alabama set for Wilson Chapel AME, Grove Hill. More...

Local participates in talent showcase

Joshua Andrews auditioned at Mike Beaty's Model and Talent Expo in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 19-23. He represented S & S Productions as a singer. Joshua sings gospel music and sang Through the Fire by the Crabb Family. More...

C'ville Police Chief Harrell completes program

"On behalf of the University Partnership for Alabama Continuing Education, and the Alabama Association of Police Chiefs, I take great pleasure in announcing that Chief Clint E. More...

Sports

Zero tolerance policy for Dixie Leagues

Not only were officers elected and key dates set, but a new Zero Tolerance policy was also adopted at the annual Grove Hill Dixie Youth meeting last Thursday night. More...

Sports Scene

So much more to the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl has become the largest spectacle in the world. Over 100 million watch the game worldwide. There are more requests for press credentials for this game than for anything else on the planet. More...

CPS hoops teams close regular season

The Lady Gators from Clarke Prep School won one of two on their recent road trip as they beat Kingwood Christian 42-32 last Saturday night. "It was our best defensive effort of the year," coach David Walker said. More...

Editorial

Guy Hunt

Former Gov. Guy Hunt died Friday. He was 75. Gov. Hunt was the first Republican governor of the state since Reconstruction. More...

From Our Files

116 years ago "We are glad to learn that Coffeeville is soon to have a large sawmill interest in active operation.—Some parties from Pennsylvania will own and direct the work. More...

Why city folks shouldn't live in the country

Most of the e-mail jokes the editor receives aren't suitable for this newspaper but we thought this one innocent enough—and funny enough to share. Jim Cox More...

Lifestyle

Tips For Stretching Your Dollars

Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit TheDollarStretcher.com to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2009 Dollar Stretcher, Inc. More...

Collecting

Q: I own a Victor Victrola, Model VV90, that was originally purchased by my parents in 1925. It is in excellent condition and has been well cared for. I have packets of the steel needles that are required for this machine. More...

Gardening With Dora

A cutting garden is a way to share beauty with friends

As you browse through the wheelbarrow load of garden catalogs that have begun appearing in your mail box now, you may want to start preparing an area that you will use next summer as a cutting garden. More...

Probate Judge Presnall tells plans to retire

Clarke County Probate Judge Becky Presnall notified Gov. Bob Riley last week that she will resign the office at the end of this month, Feb. 28. More...

Clerk won't take phony money for tennis shoes

Thomasville police have arrested a man for attempting to pass counterfeit money and a woman for going on a spending spree with a stolen credit card that belonged to her mother. More...

Day not a candidate

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said Tuesday that he will not be a candidate for the State Senate, District 22, special election. State Sen. Pat Lindsey died unexpectedly in January, necessitating the special election. More...

Congressman Bonner will not be a candidate for governor

U.S. Rep. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Burroughs

Ronald Coleman Burroughs, 79, of Grove Hill died Jan. 27, 2009 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1929. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Wilson Chapel AME Church of Grove Hill. More...

Blackmon

J.B. Blackmon, 71, of Grove Hill died Jan. 31, 2009. More...

Ott

Jessie Ray Ott, 56, of McIntosh died Jan. 30, 2009 at Jackson Medical Cen ter in Jackson. He was born May 3, 1952 in Grove Hill. He was a millwright. Survivors include three sons, Davie Ray Ott, Saraland, Billy Randale Ott, Earnest D. More...

Business

Marketing promotions made at First United Security Bank

First United Security Bank recently named Mel Ann Sullivan Director of Marketing & Communications and Mary Kelly Marketing Officer. Sulivan has been employed at First United Security bank since 2000. More...

Wind Creek Casino announces new spa and cooking studio

The executive board of Wind Creek Casino and Hotel in Atmore announced, Jan. 30, the planned addition of a spa and cooking studio to its 17-story high rise bingo gaming facility, located on State Highway 21 near Interstate 65. More...

Business workshop set

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce and the Women's Business Center, Inc. will host a business and entrepreneur workshop Thursday (today), February 5 from 10 until 11 a.m. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Coffee with Sylvia—The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce and the Women's Business Center, Inc. will host a business and entrepreneur workshop Thursday, (today) Feb. 5 from 10 until 11 a.m. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

St. Peter banquet-St. Peter Baptist Church of Allen will hold a banquet Saturday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Grove Hill Senior Center located on Clark Street. More...

GHBC Jan. Awana Clubs

Sparks-Lane Hoven, T&TLindsey Smith, & Cubbies- Owen Rotch. AWANA is a children's program for ages 4 yearsold to the 6th grade. Activities are held on Sunday night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Monthly celebration gets off to great start

On Sunday our black history program got off to a great start. Sis. Johnnie Rivers came forth and gave a short talk to us. We also had a reading by Sis. Teresa Ambrose. Afterward we were led in several "Negro Spiritual Songs" by Sis. Vetlas Grant. More...

Records

Arrests include several indictments

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 3 are detailed. They include several picked up on criminal indictment warrants. More...

Clarke County Deeds and Marriage Licenses

Marriage license applications Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. James Raymond Thompson Jr., to Michelle Nicole McKinley; Eric D. Armstead, to Quita J. More...

Schools

Coffeeville High School's Spelling Bee Winners.

Demetrius Hickerson, an eighth grader was the 2008-2009 Spelling Bee Winner at Coffeeville High School. He and Matthew Pugh, the second place winner will be attending the County Spelling Bee Contest on February 11, 2009. More...

Superintendent Pugh has first school board meeting

Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh's first board of education meeting last Thursday was fairly short and routine but a closed executive session followed the open session to discuss the "good name and character" of an individual. More...

Argument leads to shooting; one injured and one arrested

An altercation resulted in the shooting of a Jackson man Tuesday, Jan. 27. According to Jackson Police Det. Richard Harvey, the incident took place around 8 p.m., at a residence in the 100 block of Miller Street. More...