March 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Probate judge takes oath

A public oath taking and reception was held for new Probate Judge Valerie Bradford Davis last Thursday at the Clarke County Courthouse. More...

Stimulus money won't stimulate much

"I had some projects in mind but it looked like it is going to be just a 'project'—a small project," Clarke County Engineer Danny Brown joked as he told county commissioners Monday that the county will be getting $265,000 in federal stimulus More...

Walker Springs train-truck collision slated for court trial next week

Seventeen lawyers are involved in a civil suit over a train hitting a log truck in Walker Springs in February 2005. The case and others are set for trial in Clarke County Circuit Court next week. The case is styled Dexter A. Grandison vs. More...

Rural sewerage systems are sought

Plans are in the works to extend Fulton's sewerage system to the Liberty and Dickinson communities and all in between and to create one for the Family Circle community near Alma, Clarke County Commissioners were told Monday. More...

Jackson officials visit Congressman Bonner

Each year at this time, the National League of Cities (NLC) holds its annual meeting in Washington, D.C.and share information on successes in local economic and community development. More...

Thomasville sewage spill runs into Bassetts Creek

The Clarke County Health Department notifies residents that a sewage spill occurred on or about Monday, March 16, 2009 in Thomasville, Alabama. More...

Special Sections

Community

Card of Thanks

There are no words adequate to express our thanks and appreciation for the care and kindness through the cards, visits, calls, food and prayers we received during the loss of our loved one. May God Bless you. More...

News from Grove Hill Healthcare

Beginning March 24, Grove Hill Healthcare, Coffeeville Medical Clinic and Fulton Healthcare implemented a new service to offer patients afterhours options concerning their appointments. More...

Money for Laurie Carleton Park

Ala-Tom RC & D Office Administrator Peggy Pugh and State Representative Marc Keahey on Monday presented Town of Grove Hill officials with a $5,000 donation to be used towards the completion of the Laurie Carleton Memorial Park in downtown Grove Hil More...

Sports

Bulldogs beat Thomasville twice

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs staked a claim in Class 4A, Area 3 as they beat the fourth ranked Thomasville Tigers twice last week. The two schools played a splitdate double-header, with a game three to be used a tie-breaker. More...

Sports Scene

Maybe it's time to see what fuss is about

I have a confession to make. I have never been turkey hunting. As odd as that may sound, I have never been out, trying to kill one of the most elusive birds in North America. More...

Lady Gators clip Morgan Academy

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators improved to 10-4 on the season as they beat the Lady Senators of Morgan Academy 14-1 last Friday in Selma. Jessica McKinley was 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs, a double and two RBI. More...

Lifestyle

Chance & Scyrene

Birthday wishes extended

Happy Birthday! More...

Pezent-Brown to wed May 20

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Pezent of Walker Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Amanda Pezent, to Derwin Randal Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Brown of New Site, AL. More...

Five generations

Five generation photo includes Ida Mae Wilson, 96, great-great-grandmother, Catherine Knight, 79, great-grandmother, Jimmy Knight, 57, grandfather, Rex Knight, 27, father and Lauren Knight, 9 month old daughter. More...

Schools

Space Camp a great learning experience

I can only imagine how the Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower felt as they saw the first glimpses of a new land. Questions like, "What does it look like and are people already there?" probably filled their heads. More...

Jr. Beta Club attends convention

The Wilson Hall Middle School Junior Betas attended the Alabama State Junior Beta Convention on March 2 - 3. They came home with three awards to their credit. Club president Rachel Brownlee took first place in the poetry competition. More...

Coming Home to War

Our soldiers were sent to fight in Iraq. They expected peace when they came back, But as they looked around their towns, Peace was nowhere to be found. More...

Refrigerator ends romance?

A romance may have been the reason a McIntosh man ended up dead in a refrigerator in a wooded area of the Mt. Zion area. Clarke County lawmen discovered the decomposed body of T. C. More...

Supt. silent on CHS future

The Clarke County Board of Education met at Coffeeville High School last Thursday. It was the second "road trip" meeting for the board, a move by Superintendent Woodie Pugh to take meetings to various parts of the county. More...

Clarke County Events

Learn about cogongrass at Jackson meet A seminar on cogongrass will be held at the Jackson City Hall Thursday, March 26 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. More...

Magnolia man charged with setting fire to Dixons Mills church on March 15

On Sunday, March 15, a fire was discovered in the Angel Temple Church on Magnolia Church Road in the Marengo County community of Dixons Mills. More...

Maurice Dyess named T'ville police chief on 4-2 council vote

Mayor Sheldon Day got his man Monday night, but it wasn't without opposition. In a 4-2 vote, with the mayor casting his own vote in favor, the hiring of Maurice Dyess as the police chief of the Thomasville Police Department was approved. More...

Jax gets grant for sewerage upgrades

During the Jackson City Council's Tuesday, March 24 meeting, Mayor Richard Long announced that the city had been awarded a $500,000 grant to be used for upgrades to the sewerage system. More...

Republican primary is April 14 for District 22 State Senate seat

A primary election will be held Tuesday, April 14 for the vacant seat of the late Senator Pat Lindsey of Butler, who died Sunday, Jan. 11. Lindsey was a longtime senator in District 22. Voters will have until Friday, April 3, 2009 at 4:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Beech

Bulah Bell Beech, 78, of Hobson died March 20, 2009 at the family residence. She was born Dec. 18, 1930. She was a member of Hobson Assembly. She was a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair. More...

Keith

Elmer Leon Keith, 79, of Wagarville died March 17, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Sept. 6, 1929. More...

Dortch

John Douglas Dortch Sr., 78, of York died March 22, 2009 at the Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He was born Nov. 3, 1930 in Thomasville to the late Kirksey Dortch and Eva Spinks Dortch. More...

Business

Jackson mill called 'flagship' of Boise corporation

Boise was called the "flagship" of Boise, Inc. during an update session for area business leaders at the Jackson mill last Thursday. More...

New ambulance service promises to make upgrades

JETS Ambulance is in the process of being sold to a Mississippi company, ASAP. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Seminar on Cogongrass-will be held at the Jackson City Hall at 400 Commerce Street in Jackson Thursday, (today), March 26 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church #2-will be having Spring Revival starting Wednesday, March 25 through Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be Rev. James McGhee of Laurel, Miss. More...

GHBC hosts luncheon

Grove Hill Baptist Church hosted community business workers and leaders at a luncheon last Thursday at the church. "We appreciate seeing this outstanding turn-out," Pastor Lee Merck said. More...

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From the Nethermost

Cinderella science

Almost everyone knows the story of Cinderella. The essence of that story is so well known that one can guess what Cinderella Science surely must be. More...

Gone South

Hobby hog farming warning

Well, I've always heard, but I ain't too sure,_That man's best friend is a mangy cur._I kinda favor the hog myself._How 'bout a hand for the hog. - Roger Miller, "Big River" My family had a farm when I was growing up. More...

Records

County Records

Marriage license applications James Michael Scarbrough, to Brandi Nichole Webb; Jared Michael Daniels, to Lisa Champion Mendenhall; Jimmie Carroll Ricketts, to Laurie Jean Dameron; Timothy James Edwards, to Jessica Ann Gates; James Fellon Dixon, t More...