March 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Gosport area missing woman found OK late Tuesday night

A missing Gosport area woman was found about a mile from her home late Tuesday night. The distance was not far but the terrain was rough, said Clarke County Sheriff's Department Investigator Ron Baggette. More...

Workshops to assist unemployed slated at Alabama Southern

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council Region 9 will sponsor TRAILER-RV PARTS training workshops at Alabama Southern Community College, Alabama Tombigbee Conference Room in Thomasville on More...

Special Sections

Community

Memoriams

In memory of Dorothy Stallworth Carlton that departed her life one year ago on March 5, 2008. It is a year later MOM that you left us, but in our hearts it is like yesterday. We appreciate the road map that you left for us to follow. More...

Memoriams

Mamie Lee Calhoun March 13, 1922-Jan. 24, 2005 Johnnie Cooper Calhoun Jr. March 28, 1951-Aug. 27, 2005 We miss your kindness, your smiles, your love and your presence. We take comfort in knowing you are with the Lord. More...

Scale Back Alabama weigh-outs are told

The weigh-out schedule for Scale Back Alabama 2009 is listed below. Drawings for the statewide prizes will take place Wednesday, April 1. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Literacy Coalition of Clarke County-(a member of the Clarke County Development Foundation) in conjunction with the White Smith Memorial Library will offer volunteer tutor training the second Thursday of each month beginning Thursday, (today), M More...

Church News

What Christians can learn from sports fans

Clarke County High School Coach Allan Floyd recently delivered this sermon at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church where he is a member. More...

Church Announcements

Grove Hill Baptist Church-will present the India Children's Choir Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. They are on a 10-month tour of the United States and will be making a stop in Grove Hill. More...

Lifestyle

Toddtown group crowns Mardi Gras king, queen

On Friday night, Feb. 6, Terry and Klashette Boykin were crowned King and Queen of the Mardi Gras Ball sponsored by the Toddtown Community Development (TCDC) held at the H.W. Pearce Assembly House in Jackson. More...

'Tickle Pickle' visits Coffeeville RSVP meeting

The Coffeeville RSVP met Tuesday, March 3 with 15 members present. Kathleen Dunagan called the meeting to order. After the pledge was given, "My Country Tis of Thee," was sung. More...

Gardening With Dora

Redbuds mean spring's here!

Nothing, not even flocks of foraging robins, says spring to me like the first flowering of redbud, Cercis canadensis. I find the flowering of this abundant native tree somewhat miraculous. More...

Schools

John Wesley "J.W."Andrews, Jr.

Aug. 30, 1919 - March 2, 2009

Mr. John Wesley "J.W." Andrews Jr. was to the parentage of the late John Wesley Andrews Sr. and Johnnie Murray Andrews of Prestwick. He departed this life Monday, March 2, 10:08 a.m. at Jackson Medical Center in Jackson. More...

TMS students enjoy trip to Washington, D.C.

On February 28, students, administrators, teachers, parents, and grandparents, pulled out of the Thomasville Middle School parking lot headed for Washington, D.C. Without the amazing support of our superintendent, Dr. More...

Registration is close

Spring fever is raging at Clarke Prep. The Gator Classic was a success and the start of the spring sports season. The start of a new track team has created excitement for many students who want to be a part of our athletic program. More...

Ex-Judge DuBose gets 18-month sentence

Ex-Circuit Judge Stuart C. DuBose was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for violating federal firearms laws. U.S. More...

Gov. Riley names Davis probate judge

Valerie Bradford Davis received a phone call from Gov. Bob Riley Tuesday afternoon. He told her he was appointing her probate judge of Clarke County. Davis, 36, said she was very surprised but happy with the call. More...

County lawman Dyess recommended to be new Thomasville police chief

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day confirmed at Monday's city council meeting that Clarke County Sheriff's Deputy, Sgt. Maurice Dyess, is his candidate to be the next police chief. More...

United Way falls short of goal

The Clarke County United Way fell victim to the tough economic times this year, falling short of its $150,000 goal by $21,000. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clay

Lucy Mae Clay, 78, of Whatley died March 3, 2009 in a Mobile area hospital. She was born Sept. 13, 1930. She was a native of Lower Peach Tree. She was a member of Horeb Baptist Church of Whatley. She was a homemaker. More...

Harris

Dorothy Ellen Harris, 88, of Thomasville died March 7, 2009 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center. She was born Oct. 29, 1920 in Fulton. She was a member of Monroeville United Methodist Church. She was a former department store sales clerk. More...

Norris

Thomas Gracie Norris Jr., 84, of Dixons Mills died March 6, 2009 in DeKalb County, Alabama. He was born July 17, 1924 in Dixons Mills. He was a member of Dixons Mills Baptist Church. He was a retired bus driver for DC Transit in Washington, D.C. More...

Sports

Clarke Prep Gators upend JA

The Clarke Prep School Gators continued to roll as they beat their county rival Jackson Academy 16-5 Monday afternoon in Jackson. Heath Bishop went 4-for-4 with three runs and an RBI. More...

Sports Scene

It's good to see new growth, also good for slower times

As I rode past Hudson Park this week I saw lights on for every field. That means that multiple teams are gearing up for opening day in several weeks. The last count I heard was there was about 30-plus teams in the Grove Hill Dixie Youth leagues. More...

CCHS drops close game to Choctaw Co.

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs dropped a close game 12-9 to Choctaw County's lady Tigers last Friday in Grove Hill. Jamie Stabler went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two stolen bases. Halie Moore was 2-for-4 with two doubles. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

PACT program too important to allow to fail

We suppose that given the fact that everyone has lost money in the stock market in the past year, we should not have been surprised to learn that Alabama's Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Plan, better known as PACT, lost, too—some 46 perce More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Gone South

Standing firm on alcohol

Saw the other day where a bunch of Alabama towns were fixing to vote on whether to allow liquor to be sold on Sunday. Honestly, I have no opinion, one way or the other. More...

Records

Clarke County Jail lodgers are detailed

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 3- 10 include: Felicia Faye Knight, 25, driving under the influence, (alcohol), $567.40 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...

Clarke County Deeds and Marriage Licenses

Marriage license applications Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...