April 9, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Community organizations tell Grove Hill council about projects

Grove Hill town council members heard from representatives of four community organizations about a variety of projects at Monday's meeting. Donice Wood spoke for the Clarke County Development Foundation. More...

Clarke County Events

Grove Hill sets sunrise service A community Easter sunrise service will be held in the Grove Hill Cemetery Sunday at 6:30. Dave Rhodes of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church will deliver the message. More...

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Community

Horseback, wagon trail ride benefits animal shelter

A mountain road trail ride will be held Saturday, May 2 on Guy's Fish Pond Road off of Clarke County Route 3 in the Pleasant Grove community east of Coffeeville. The ride will benefit the Clarke County Regional Animal Care and Control Facility. More...

CCARC's Spring Jubilee

Milton Jefferson, 72, of Alma drove visitors around in his horse and carriage at the 11th annual CCARC's Spring Jubilee held Saturday, April 4 in Jackson. More...

Alabama River Newsprint says it won't reopen

Alabama River Newsprint employees, idled since December when the company announced a temporary shutdown, received the bad news last week that they will be laid off indefinitely June 5. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

April Thomasville Civic Center events-The Thomasville Worthwhile Club is sponsoring Allison Wetherbee, author of "I Was Born This Way" Thursday, (today), April 9 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Church News

Easter Sunrise Services

Oak Grove Baptist Church Easter services. Easter Sunrise service at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in the Chilton community will be Sunday, April 12 at 6:45 a.m. Breakfast will follow at 7 a.m. with special morning services at 8:30 a.m. More...

Alpha Pregnancy "Walk for Life"

The Annual Alpha Pregnancy "Walk for Life" was this past Saturday in Grove Hill and over 145 people participated in the fund raising and 2- mile walk. The walk site this year was Grove Hill Baptist Church. More...

Church Announcements

St. James AME Church of Choctaw Bluff will continue its Holy Week services starting Thursday, (today), April 9 and end Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. nightly (With the Seven Statements of Jesus on the Cross). Rev. Clausell Boykin is the pastor. More...

Records

Clarke County arrests are detailed

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 31-April 7 include: Sylvester Leggett, 34, domestic violence, second degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Schools

CPS is alive with activity

The end of this school year is rapidly approaching. Clarke Prep is alive with activity. Spring sports are in full swing with our baseball and softball teams doing great. More...

Leprechaun visits second grade classes

On March 17, a "real live" leprechaun (Mrs. Virginia Harrigan) came to visit the second grade classes at Clarke Prep School. Not only did they learn about St. Patrick's Day, but they also found Ireland on the world map. More...

Clarke Prep School art competition winners

Grades K5-1: drawing (non-color) Bryce Carlisle (not pictured) and John Patrick Larrimore, photography and collage Virginia Hodge and drawing (color) Anna Claire Bush. More...

COMBATING CHILD ABUSE

Child Advocacy Center works with law enforcement to protect youth

Blue pinwheels are spinning merrily in the cool breezes in front of the Child Advocacy Center on Cobb Street in Grove Hill. The "Pinwheels for Prevention" are to promote April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Alabama. More...

Six shots in back are fatal

Six shots in the back killed a man east of Grove Hill Friday evening, lawmen say, and the alleged shooter a short time later gave himself up and was jailed on murder charges. More...

Roller rink customer skates to jail

Dominque Martey Lee of Lisman, in Choctaw County, was arrested late Saturday afternoon at the Twin Rivers Roller Rink in Grove Hill, charged with stealing cash from a money bag belonging to the business. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brown

Willie Brown, 28, of Grove Hill died April 3, 2009. He was a 1999 graduate of Clarke County High School. He was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church of Grove Hill. Survivors include his wife, Katrina Chapman, Grove Hill; his mother, Patricia A. More...

Buckalew

Betty Jane Buckalew, 81, of Thomasville died April 4, 2009 in the Thomasville hospital. She was born Oct. 28, 1927. She was a native of Williamsburg, Kentucky. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill. More...

Clolinger

Janie Bell Clolinger, 77, died April 1, 2009 in an area hospital. She was born Oct. 19, 1931, She was a member of McCann's United Methodist Church and was active in the United Methodist Women's Missionary Society. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs beat Hillcrest

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs picked a big area win as they beat Hillcrest Evergreen 14-3 Friday afternoon at Gerald Stephens Sports Complex in Grove Hill. More...

CPS Gators sweep Prattville in DH

The Clarke Prep School Gators had no trouble last Friday as they beat Prattville Christian in a pair of region games in Grove Hill. The Gators pounded out 12 hits, led by Dillon Rowell who went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBI. More...

Lady Gators have no trouble in region contest

The fifth ranked Clarke Prep School Lady Gators swept a double header of region games from Prattville Christian this past Friday in Grove Hill, running their record to 16-5 on the season. More...

Lifestyle

Dews-Maness set May 2 wedding date

Norman Dews of Sweet Water and Sandy Williamson Dews of Mobile announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Megan Dews to Lance Maness, son of Stan and Lena Ann Maness of Arlington. More...

Pearce-Clanton wed in Tuscaloosa

Brinkley L. Clanton of Northport and Michael Pearce of Tuscaloosa were united in marriage during a ceremony held at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, March 28, 2009 at the Battle-Friedman House in Tuscaloosa. More...

Shepherd-Atchison to say vows May 2

Sybil and Mickel Shepherd of Coffeeville announce the engagement of their daughter, Carman Deanna, to Mark Raymond Atchison, son of Linda and Roy Atchison of Salitpa. More...