March 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

State senate hopefuls gear up campaigns for special election

The race is on for votes and money in the special election slated to fill the District 22 State Senate seat vacancy due to the death in January of incumbent Pat Lindsey. More...

Cobb Ditch drainage pipe clog could be big problem

A drainage pipe that empties into the courthouse gully is either stopped up or broken and a portion has caved in and is breaking off toward Cobb Street (Old Highway 84), Mayor Jerry Newton told council members Monday. More...

LP CEO estimates it will take $6 million to restart local mill

CFO says $500,000 annual payments to Clarke County 'not material'

In a telephone conference call Monday with analysts to discuss fourth quarter figures (losses of $339 million), Louisiana- Pacific's chief financial officer, Curt Stevens, and chief executive officer Rick Frost, referenced the Clarke County oriente More...

Special Sections

Community

Memoriams

Lordy, Lordy Look Who's 40

Brenda Joyce McDole 1969-2009 Who left us with pain in our hearts But, I know we never be apart I know we have to leave someday But, we never far away. We love and miss you anyway. Just come back to see us one day. More...

Card of Thanks

Thank you The family of Theresa Pruitt would like to say thank you for your phone calls, food, flowers, and prayers during the loss of our loved one. More...

Fire threatens mobile homes Tuesday

The wind wasn't up when folks at Mobile Home Brokers in Grove Hill started burning a pile of debris Tuesday. But it got up. And the fire got out, threatening nearby mobile homes. Grove Hill firefighters responded and brought the fire under control. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

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

Church News

Church Announcements

Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God-of St. Stephens will celebrate the 23rd year anniversary of Bishop Theodore Law and Sister Mary Law beginning Wednesday, March 4. The speaker will be Pastor Allen C. More...

Children's choir from India to perform

The India Children's Choir is on a 10-month tour of the United States and is making a stop at Grove Hill Baptist Church on Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend to hear the gospel presented through these children. More...

Church has men's, women's day program

The black history programs ended with Sunday school with past and present students in attendance. The assistant superintendent, Sis. Vetlas Grant was in charge. More...

Lifestyle

Harrisons to celebrate 50th anniversary March 6

The former Miss Bonnie Brunson and Mr. Billy Harrison, both of Jackson, exchanged wedding vows at the First Baptist Church of Jackson in 1959 with the Rev. H. Grady Ketchum officiating. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Flowers-Mizerany to wed May 16 in Jackson's First Baptist Church

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Flowers of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Kristin Diane, to Patrick Michael Mizerany, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mizerany of Birmingham. More...

Johnson-Loftin to marry March 28

Carol K. Johnson of Thomasville announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Crystal Ann Johnson to Benjamin Michael Loftin II, son of Mike and Sue Loftin of Nicholsville. More...

Schools

CCHS raised money for March of Dimes

The Clarke County High School Future Business Leaders of America recently held a Beads for Babies fundraiser for the March of Dimes. Members sold baby-themed beads for 50 cents during the days leading up to Mardi Gras. More...

DECA members attend career development conference

DECA members from Clarke County High School attended the Alabama DECA 2009 Career Development Conference in Birmingham on February 23rd and 24th. More...

Testing at CCHS... Good luck!

On February 19, 2009, the sophomores took the Alabama Direct Assessment of Writing. This test measures levels of writing achievement ranging from Level I to Level IV. More...

Gov. Riley could name probate judge by end of the week

Candidates for Clarke County probate judge were in Montgomery for inteviews with Gov. Bob Riley's staff this week and maybe last week. More...

'I've been working on the railroad'

Norfolk Southern railroad crews are working their way up the tracks through Clarke County making repairs. Tuesday they were in the Walker Springs area and the highway crossing there was closed for several hours while the work was being done. More...

Ashton Shepherd up for ACM's New Female Vocalist of Year

'Honky-Tonk Cinderella' has 'bell-like voice'

Blink and you might miss tiny Leroy, Alabama, but if your ears are open, you just might hear it. The pure, clear, country voice of Ashton Shepherd lilts through the evening air in Leroy from a place called The Pickin' Shed. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hall

Clarence Needham Hall Sr., 66, of Calvert died Feb. 24, 2009 at his residence. He was born April 20, 1942 to the parentage of the late Needham Hall and Willie Pritchett Hall. He was a member of Union Baptist Church of Fairford. More...

Brunson

Letsy E. Brunson, 69, of Vineland died Feb. 23, 2009 at her residence. She was born April 24, 1939 in Marengo County. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church. She was a retired nurse. Survivors include her husband, John Robert Brunson Jr. More...

McKinney

Richard Thomas McKinney, 62, of Myrtlewood died Feb. 22, 2009 at South Bladwin Regional Medical Center. He was born May 14, 1946 in Myrtlewood. He attended Mytlewood United Methodist Church. More...

Sports

BULLDOGS BEAT AGGIES!

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs earned their first win over county foe Jackson in four years with a 9-8 decision last Saturday in Jackson. "It was a big win for us," Coach Chris Young said. More...

CPS Gators beat Eagles

The Clarke Prep School Gators picked up their first win of the season as they beat county-rival Jackson Academy 11-1 Monday afternoon in Grove Hill. Dillon Rowell was 3-for-3 with a homer, a double and two RBI. J.J. Holden was 3-for-3. More...

Lady Gators beat Lady Eagles twice

The Clarke Prep School ran past the Lady Eagles of Jackson Academy 13-2 Monday afternoon in Grove Hill. Jessica McKinley went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. Courtney Dunagan went 3-for-3 with a triple and four RBI. More...

Editorial

Not the time to spend $1 million on courthouse AC

Our Opinions

The air conditioning system in the Clarke County Courthouse is an antiquated system that has been giving problems for years now. Some parts of the courthouse freeze while others burn up. This happens winter and summer. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Gone South

Seeing the elephant

I've just celebrated a birthday and it is a good time for reflection. Which I am doing in the form of a story that was told to me many years ago. I have repeated it often since then, to students, to friends, and once at a literary conference. More...

Records

Arrests booked through jail the past week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 24-March 3 include: Darnell Juan Brothers, 20, assault, second degree, $5,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Ferlin Dale Ivy II, to Chrystal Diana Dew; Daniel Bryant Taylor, to Amy Nicole Ridley, Walter L. More...

CORRECTION

Frances Rochell Powell was incorrectly listed in the Jan. 22 arrest report as being charged with cruelty to animals. The charge was actually "failure to quarantine." The mistake was given to the newspaper by the sheriff's office. More...

Southern Ramble

Butterflies, Belles and Blossoms

Selma's Spring Pilgrimage is March 20-22

Butterflies, belles and blossoms will grace the city of Selma March 20-22 as Alabama's largest historic district opens its doors to sites rarely seen by the public. Nestled atop a bluff overlooking the Alabama River on U.S. More...

FREATURED FICTION

Pamper wife to get to go turkey hunting

The spring turkey season of 2003 was a complete "bust"! A few days before the season opened, a strange malady struck me. As a result of this weird ailment, I was not even able to think about turkey hunting. More...

A different format

Southern Ramble comes to you in a little different format this month...a part of the regular newspaper. More...