February 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson City Hall named for former Mayor Arrington

The Jackson City Council voted, Tuesday, to rename Jackson City Hall in honor of former Mayor James Arrington. Arrington, 76, who served as mayor for 20 years, from 1968 to 1988, has been battling cancer. City hall will be renamed the James E. More...

Truck driver tries to scam casinos using documents in Boise recycling trash

A truck driver who hauled waste paper to Boise's recycling mill in Jackson found paper documents left in the truck trailer from several gambling casinos after the trailer was unloaded. More...

County OKs contract to spend $10,220.63 a month on jail inmate health care

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday renewed a contract with Southern Health Partners for health services for inmates housed in the county jail. The new fee is $10,220.63 monthly and that represents a 3.5 percent increase over the previous year. More...

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Community

Man charged with burglary of cash and payroll check

On Feb. 17, deputies responded to a residence on Cunningham Road that appeared to have been burglarized. An estimated $3,800 was taken along with a payroll check for approximately $1,000. More...

Walker Springs RR crossing will close for repairs one day next week

Clarke County Engineer Danny Overton said Tueday he had been notified by a Norfolk Southern Railroad representative that the highway crossing in Walker Springs would be closed either Tuesday or Wednesday of next week for repairs between 9 a,m. More...

Reopening for Coffeeville Library

The Coffeeville Public Library opened last fall but Saturday a reopening was held as new books and fixtures have been added to the facility located in the old Town Hall including a new flat screen TV, three computers and more. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Artifacts dig set-Persons interested in Alabama history and archaeology have an opportunity to assist in the excavation of a historic former hotel building in old St. Stephens, Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

St. Peter's Episcopal Church-located at 200 Hospital Drive in Jackson will have services each Sunday beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. More...

COGIC Purity Class Attends State Convention

The Purity Class of Henderson/Henry District Church of God In Christ attended its annual State Purity Convention in Florence. The event took place on Feb. 13-14. This two-day event is held annually at different locations throughout Alabama. More...

GHBC Feb. Awana Clubs

Sparks-Lane Rotch, T&TMaria McCollum, & Cubbies- Marley VanDee AWANA is a children's program for ages 4 years-old to the 6th grade. Activities are held on Sunday night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

Archeologists uncovering history at Old St. Stephens

The Historical Society met Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Grove Hill Town Hall. Mike Breedlove, Chairman of the St. Stephens Historical Commission, and Coordinator of the University of South Alabama archeological excavation, was the guest speaker. More...

Arts Council sets barn exhibit and photo contest

The Grove Hill Arts Council is seeking paintings of barns for an exhibit at the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center and planning its "Photography In Your Own Backyard" contest for April. More...

Going to Chatom to see Symphony

Tickets for the Thomasville performance of the Mobile Symphony were gone early and a lot of Clarke Countians went to Chatom to see the group's performance last Friday evening at Washington County High School. More...

Explosives discovered and blown up by federal ATF agent

Old explosives found at a residence on the Mt. Zion Road last week were recovered and detonated by an agent from the U.S. Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency out of Mobile. More...

County lays off 15 road workers

On the heels of layoff announcements at area sawmills and other industries, the Clarke County Commission announced Tuesday that it will cut its 36-person road and bridge department by 15 employees. More...

ST. STEPHENS TREASURES

Mike Breedlove spoke to the Clarke County Historical Society Sunday and showed artifacts that archeological digs at the frontier town have yielded, such as a doctor's "bleeding bottle" he is holding at right and the bottles shown above. More...

County wants to keep all working

During its first meeting on the road at Jackson High School, the Clarke County Board of Education reported that despite 9 percent proration, it expects to not show a deficit for the close of the fiscal year Sept. 30. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Oneal

Yasmine Lana Oneal, 26, of Grove Hill died Feb. 16, 2009 at her residence. She was born Sept. 22, 1982. She was a graduate of Clarke County High School. More...

Hayes

Leslie Barnette Overstreet Hayes, 35, of Jackson died Feb. 20, 2009 at a Mobile hospital. She was born March 22, 1973. She was a native of Mobile. She was a member of Perry's Chapel United Methodist Church in Gainestown. More...

Hill

John Carlis Hill, 70, of Jackson died Feb. 22, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center. Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia L. Hill, Jackson, Lisa (Ron) Chadwick, Richland, Ga.; three grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren. The service was Feb. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

There should be some changes on the horizon

First and foremost, there is absolutely no excuse...none whatsoever...that can be made for what happened last week in the Central Regional basketball tournament in Montgomery. More...

CPS ready for Gator Classic

The Clarke Prep School baseball and softball teams will kick off the 2009 season Thursday (today) as the Gator Classic starts. More...

Old vs. new

The old and new got together last Saturday as the Clarke Prep School Gators had their hit-a-thon, followed by an old-timer's game. Here is the current team as well as the players representing former teams. More...

Editorial

Reckless driving law already covers texting problem

Other Opinions

The Alabama Legislature is well on its way to approving yet another illconceived, unenforceable law. Last week, the state House of Representatives passed a measure that would criminalize sending or reading text messages while driving. More...

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Gone South

Not as simple as you think

My wife is a woman of keen intellect, blended with a practical frame of mind that enables her to see circumstances clearly and go right to the heart of the matter. For her, things are what they are. She does not speculate. She deals in facts. More...

Records

Arrests booked through Clarke County Jail last week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 17-24 include: Taranika Ronee Lang, 32, burglary, third degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Schools

New faces at WHMS

Mr. Will Powell has joined the faculty of Wilson Hall Middle School as an eighth grade science and reading teacher. Mr. Powell replaces Mr. David Wilhelm who retired in December. Mr. More...

Ka'Deidra R. Barnes says "Yes We Can"

"Some princes are born in palaces, some are born in mangers, but a few are born in the imagination, out of scraps of history and hope." Barack Obama, Sr. grew up herding goats with his own father and his mother worked on a bomber assembly line. More...

Doughnuts for computers

Wilson Hall Middle School students have been working very hard to raise enough money to purchase a new computer lab for their school. WHMS has a total of 365 students and only has one computer lab that consists of thirty computers. More...