February 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Another mill closes down

Weyerhaeuser's Pine Hill sawmill and veneer mills' closing affects 300

The housing slump is directly affecting wood product manufacturers that supply lumber, plywood and other construction components to the industry. Several area mills have closed or curtailed employment. More...

Judy Belk runs on GOP ticket for State Senate; qualifying deadline nears

Judy Belk of Citronelle is the third Republican candidate to announce for the special election slated for the District 22 State Senate seat. More...

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Community

'Teacake' McVay dies Tuesday

Royce "Teacake" McVay, 67, died Tuesday in the Mobile Infirmary after collapsing with an apparent heart attack outside Gloria's Pour House Café Friday afternoon. More...

Many TV stations going through with digital switch next week

Despite the approval by Congress to delay the national switch from analog television broadcasts to digital until June, some televisions stations will go ahead with the original Feb. 17 switchover, citing cost burdens if they delay. More...

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank everyone for the love and support shown to us as a result of a tragic accident on Jan. 25. The visits, phone calls, cards, prayers and food are very up-lifting and much appreciated. More...

Sports

Play Ball!...baseball season gets started

CPS Gators learning under new baseball coach

GROVE HILL—The Clarke Prep School Gators are just two years removed from winning an AISA state baseball crown. The players who were freshmen on that team are now seniors and a lot has changed in the time since they claimed the big prize. More...

CCHS opens season next week at Monroe County

GROVE HILL—After spending the last several years in Class 3A, the Clarke County High School Bulldogs move up to 4A and will be in the same area with at least one team they know quite well. More...

Drinkard cheering at USA

Whitney Drinkard, a Clarke County High graduate, is a member of the cheerleading squad at the University of South Alabama. Here she dances with her sister, Chloe, at a recent game. They are the daughters of Dennis and Wanda Drinkard of Fulton. More...

Editorial

Our local economy depends on strong housing market

Our Opinions

Over and over we have heard that the housing crisis is not as bad in Alabama as in other states. Foreclosures are not as high here, on a percentage basis. Southwest Alabama's housing is strong, according to those who keep up with the numbers. More...

From Our Files

115 years ago "Mr. Fleming is enlarging his store house considerably not having room for the large stock which he is carrying. It is a pleasure to notice such improvements. Mr. J. H. Hollingsworth is bossing the job and is a fast workman. More...

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Records

Arrests are published

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 03-10 include: Celester Ladontae Funderburg, 31, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. Jerome Garrett, 29, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Not as bad as first thought

An accident at Sand Flat Road and Highway 43 Wednesday morning was initially reported as severe but turned out not to be as bad as first thought. More...

Nearly a pound of pot nabbed

Members of the First Judicial Drug Task Force (Task Force One) executed a search warrant at a Jackson residence Thursday, Feb. 5, and found nearly a pound of marijuana which appeared to be packaged for sale. More...

New courthouse AC system would cost $915,000

Some offices of the courthouse can be warm and toasty in the winter while others can be cold. In the summer, some areas are nice and cool while others are like a sauna. More...

Striping Church Street

Motorists traveling on Grove Hill's Church Street should notice some new bright yellow traffic striping. Here, Southern Paving's Tony Cox lays out yellow lines on the north side of town. More...

Mayor Long touts Jackson in 'State of City' speech

Jackson Mayor Richard Long told a crowd that filled the city council chambers Friday that the city is in good shape, has made lots of progress in recent years and will survive the economic downturn and continue to grow in the future. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Turner

Charlie Henry Turner, 87, of Sunflower died Feb. 3, 2009 at Jackson Health Care Facility. He was born Sept. 22, 1921. He was a member of Little Sunflower Baptist Church #3. He was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. More...

Gamble

Glover Cleveland "Pappy" Gamble, 55, of Jackson died Feb. 5, 2009 at St. Luke Hopsital in Jacksonville, Fla. He was born Jan. 23, 1953. Survivors include his wife, Mary Gamble, Jackson; two daughters, Jana (Michael) Wheat, Jacksonville, Fla. More...

Hannon

Frazier Hannon Jr., 62, of Manila died Feb. 6, 2009 at his residence. He was born Sept. 4, 1946. He was a member of Little Burrah Baptist Church in Manila. More...

Business

First United Security Bank creates mortgage division

A new mortgage lending division is now part of First United Security Bank's lineup of services. Allen Hamilton and Tara Robison, both formerly of American Mortgage based in Thomasville, are the team the bank has placed to lead in this effort. More...

Ala. Power Taxes

Doncie Wood, Alabama Power manager for part of Clarke County, recently paid the utility's municipal taxes. Above, Priscilla Collinsworh accepted the $89,641.47 check for Grove Hill. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Southwest Alabama AIDS Prevention Coalition—will have its monthly meeting Friday, Feb. 13 in the community room of the Monroe County Health Department in Monroeville at 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...

Church enjoys visit from 'President Obama'

The youth department was in charge of the black history program Sunday, Feb. 8. The program began with a moment of reflections of Dr. Martin L. King's voice. More...

Church Showcase

Creel's Chapel United Methodist Church Holtamville
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Lifestyle

Extension Service

Improve your diet with a variety of homegrown vegetables this summer

Growing your own vegetables is a great way to improve the quality of your diet. Involving children in the garden will encourage them to try new, nutritious foods. Vegetables are low in saturated fat and have zero cholesterol. More...

Memories & Recipes

Recipes remind us of good folks we have known

I say again, I love seeing my clients every year even if it is sometimes only once each year. We get the chance to reminisce past years and people and events that we miss. I miss passing over the Fulton railroad track and waving at Mr. More...

Gardening With Dora

Be careful what you transplant

Some things in the garden we do with such innocence and high expect ations. About 15 years ago I dug up a wood violet that I found growing in my mother's yard. More...

Schools

School happenings around CPS

1. The Atlantic Coast Theater Group will be coming to Clarke Prep School on March 9, 2009 to perform the play "The Tortoise and the Hare." The performance will be held for grade K4-6th. 2. PTO Cookbooks are for sale for $20. More...

Larrimore named DAR winner

Whitney Larrimore, a Senior at Clarke Prep School, was recently presented with the DAR Good Citizenship award. Whitney is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Larrimore. More...

Learning is applied

Spring is rapidly approaching and spring cleaning is a phenomenon that we are all familiar with. We want to ask that our students and parents grasp the "Top Teaching" concept we are introducing. More...