February 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

A splash of yellow

These bright yellow daffodils brighten the yard of Dale and Jean Harris' on South Jackson Street in Grove Hill. Here and there you can see bits of color that indicate spring is on the way. More...

Economic summit in Mobile

The Alabama Economic Summit 2014: Our People and Our Economy will be held Friday, Feb. 20 at the Arthur Outlaw Convention Center in Mobile. Congressman Jo Bonner will host the event. Gov. More...

State Rep. Marc Keahey's bill to protect gun rights clears House Judiciary Committee

A bill sponsored by State Representative Marc Keahey cleared the Judiciary Committee of the Alabama House of Representatives last week. More...

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Community

Tree give-away, meeting set for Arbor Week at AFC

ATTN: LANDOWNERS - Mark your calendars for Feb. 24, Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Alabama Forestry Commission office in Grove Hill. There will be a meeting regarding cogongrass: assessment, recognition and control of this terribly invasive species. More...

Children's Advocacy Center receives $36,800 grant to help abused children

Gov. Bob Riley has awarded a $36,800 grant to assist a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping child abuse victims in Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties. More...

Shooting exercise at JHS

An active shooters exercise was conducted at Jackson High School Friday, Feb. 13, to help better prepare local law enforcement officers in the event such an incident should ever take place. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Mobile Symphony in concert-the Mobile Symphony will be in concert Thursday, (tonight), Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center, Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. at Jackson High School, (performance for students), and Friday, Feb. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Williams Temple program specials-Williams Temple CME Church located at 206 Davis Avenue in Thomasville will celebrate its annual Steward, Stewardess and Trustee Day Program Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2:30 p.m. More...

GHUMC observes burning of palms for Palm Sunday

The children of Grove Hill United Methodist Church observed the tradition of burning the palms of last year's Palm Sunday on Wednesday, February 11. Grove Hill UMC is going to have an Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Reflections from a black school teacher heard

This was the third Sunday of Indian Ridge's Black history program. The program got off to a start with the secretary of Indian Ridge, Sis. More...

Lifestyle

Gardening With Dora

Attracting birds Dora Fleming

It is easy to attract wild birds to our feeders this time of year. The natural foods they usually feast on are scarce and they are looking for another source of food to maintain the fat stores they will need for the winter. More...

Clanton-Pearce to marry in Tuscaloosa March 28

Donnie and Reba Clanton of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Brinkley LaMay Clanton to Michael Wray Pearce, son of Wray and Joan Pearce of Vestavia Hills. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of T.D. More...

BTAPC's 'Nunsense' goes to Vegas

The Ballet and Theater Arts Performing Companies of Gilbertown will present another one of the Nunsense musicals, Nunsensations - The Nunsense Vegas Revue. In the last article BTAPC made a mistake in the dates. The correct dates are Feb. More...

Schools

ASCC names honor students

A number of students have been named to honor lists for Fall Semester at Alabama Southern Community College which offers classes in Monroeville, Demopolis, Thomasville, Gilbertown, and Jackson. More...

F. S. Ervin Elementary School teacher nationally certified

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS*) that Roshanda Jackson a Reading Coach at F.S. Ervin Elementary School in Wilcox County has achieved National Board Certification in 2008. More...

Jump Rope For Heart 2009

Forty eight boys and girls in the third and fourth grade at Grove Hill Elementary School collected money for this year's Jump Rope For Heart. On Thursday, February 12th students enjoyed long and short rope jumping, relays and team competition. More...

Harrigan Lumber shuts down plant in Monroeville

Harrigan Lumber President J. Patrick Harrigan said last Thursday that the Monroeville mill would suspend operations that day with about half of the estimated 87 anticipated layoffs, nearly all of the sawmill's workers, being laid off then. More...

Keahey only Democrat for State Senate seat; 3 GOP hopefuls running

State Rep. Marc Keahey of Grove Hill is the lone Democratic candidate for the special election for the District 22 State Senate seat. Longtime State Sen. Pat Lindsey died in January necessitating the election. More...

Several want to be probate judge

Several individuals are seeking the gubernatorial appointment to succeed Clarke County Probate Judge Becky Presnall when she retires at the end of the month. Presnall announced in early January that she will resign effective Feb. More...

Bank's financial sheet shows improvement

While many banks across the nation are struggling and taking federal bailout funds to stay afloat, First United Security Bank's parent company, United Security Bancshares, Inc. More...

Locals lobby for Highway 84 funding in D.C.

City/county leaders and community volunteers from Clarke and Monroe Counties joined together in a trip to Washington, D. C. the week of February 9th - 12th in an effort to obtain federal funds for construction on the portion of U.S. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cox

Ann Cox, 91, of Leroy died Feb. 13, 2009 in an area hospital in Clarke County. More...

McVay

Thomas Royce "Tea Cake" McVay, 67, of Grove Hill died Feb. 10, 2009 at a local hospital. He was born Dec. 10, 1941. He was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis. More...

Parker

Lucille Gwin Dolbear Parker, 93, of Jackson died Feb. 10, 2009 in an area health care facility. More...

Business

CWEMC crew helps out in Kentucky

Clarke-Washington EMC sent a line crew to aid Kentucky cooperatives with restoring power outages caused by 36 hours of rain, snow and ice the state received beginning Jan. 26. The crew left Monday, Feb. More...

Sports

Big shoes to be filled on Clarke Prep softball squad

GROVE HILL—For the first time in several years the Clarke Prep School Lady Gators head into a softball season without two key players. More...

Six returning starters at CCHS

GROVE HILL—The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs softball team will have a few holes to fill and will have some key people returning as they get ready for the season opener next week. More...

Bulldogs end hoops season in Mobile

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs saw their basketball season come to an end last Friday as they lost 67-55 to the Raiders of B.C. Rain in Mobile. The game was a sub-regional contest with the winner advancing to the South Regional in Troy. More...

Editorial

'Shop at home' a very good idea

Our Opinions

Thomasville automobile dealer Harry Brooks spoke to the Clarke County Commission last week and advocated that the county start a "Shop at Home" campaign to advocate the advantages of shopping locally. More...

From Our Files

132 years ago "We are in need of money and earnestly appeal to those indebted to us to settle up as soon as possible." (Editor's note: The above holds true today, too.) "Turkeys would do well to postpone their gobbling, this year, until after More...

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Records

Arrests booked Feb. 10-17 through Clarke County Jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 10-17 include: Stephanie Nicole Sullivan, 34, expired tag, drivers license suspended/ revoked, $534 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...

Stolen log trailer valued at $14,000

According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, a log truck trailer was reported stolen by L & Y Trucking company, Jackson, which is located in the 7000 block of U.S. Highway 43. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Brad Steven Schroeder, to Rebecca Leigh Daniels. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Feb. More...