April 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke County EVENTS

Art in the Park Sunday afternoon The Grove Hill Arts Council will sponsor Art in the Park Sunday, April 26 from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Laurie Carleton Park on Courthouse Square in Grove Hill. More...

GH council member questions why council approves permits if work has already been done

A mobile home permit was approved by the Grove Hill Town Council Monday but it prompted discussion as to the procedure for permits. The permit approved was for Leanne Crutchfield to install a mobile home on East Cobb Street (Asbury Road). More...

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Community

Paving at new sports complex

Craig Butts of Pine City Contracting watches as asphalt is spread in the parking lot of the new Gerald Stephens Sports Complex, home for the Clarke County High School's baseball and softball teams next to Grove Hill Elementary School. More...

Earl Hilliard Jr. running for dad's old seat

State Rep. Earl Hilliard Jr. is running for the congressional seat held for years by his father, Earl Hilliard Sr. The Seventh District seat is being vacated by Congressman Artur Davis who is running for governor. More...

Jackson High School cheerleader selection and process upheld

A day after Clarke County Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh said the matter was still under review, a decision was issued by Jackson High School (JHS) Principal Ken Harbuck regarding a protest about the procedures used to choose this year's c More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

THE CLARKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL OLD TIMERS will meet Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. in the CCHS cafeteria. The honored class will be the Class of 1959. Please bring a covered dish and pay $2 each at the registration table. More...

Church News

GHBC Dixie League Days

Grove Hill Baptist Church hosted Dixie League Days Sunday afternoon at Sage Auditorium and saw over 500 attend, despite the rainy weather conditions. More...

Editorial

Political parties should pay for primary contests

Greg Albritton polled 59 percent of the vote cast in the portion of Clarke County in State Senate District 22 in the special April 14 Republican primary. He won by a similar percentage across the eightcounty district. More...

Overlapping and duplication possible

For a long time, we didn't have a very good infrastructure for county and regional economic and community development efforts. Now, such efforts look like they could be becoming a layered bureaucracy like a lot of other governmental bureaucracies. More...

Be careful crossing tracks

A Clarke County jury returned one of the largest—if not the largest—combined civil judgments in the county's history Friday when it stung Norfolk-Southern Railway with nearly $11 million following a nearly three week trial over a log tr More...

Records

Arrests booked through Clarke County Jail told

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 14-21 include: Christopher Eugene Pugh, 22, theft by deception, third degree, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Clarke County Property Tax Sale List

Under the virtue of a degree of the Probate court in Clarke County, made and rendered on the 23rd day of March, 2009, I the undersigned Revenue Commissioner of Clarke County, on Monday, May 4, 2009 will proceed to sell at public outcry to the highe More...

Clarke County Deeds and Marriage Licenses

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

Jury hits RR with almost $11 million in wreck case

A Clarke County Circuit Court jury awarded Friday five plaintiffs nearly $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages stemming from a 2005 accident involving a log truck and a Norfolk-Southern Railway train at the Walker Springs crossing. More...

Logging accident fatal for local man

Wood workers sat silently at a logging site west of Grove Hill early Tuesday as law enforcement officers and paramedics investigated the death of a coworker. Garner "Bug" Martin was killed when a falling limb hit him in the head before 8 a.m. More...

Increased natural gas usage shows economy improving, C-M Gas directors agree

Industrial natural gas usage has been cut back in recent months due to the economy and has adversely impacted Clarke- Mobile Counties Gas District's revenues but managers told directors Monday that usage is picking up. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kidd

Clemintine Baldwin Kidd, 75, died April 16, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born April 11, 1934 to the parentage of the late Scott and Alma Hall Baldwin in Winn. More...

Bell

John Lucius Bell Sr., 95, of Chatom died April 21, 2009 in the Washington County Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 28, 1913 in Edison, GA to John A. and Lillian Bell. He was one of five siblings. More...

Crenshaw

Roy Bettis Crenshaw, 93, of Coffeeville died April 17, 2009 in Sweet Water. He was born May 17, 1915. He was a native of Morvin. He was a member of Forest Springs Baptist Church of Morvin. He was a World War II United States Army veteran. More...

Sports

Chance to race on Talladega Superspeedway in Grove Hill

Sports Scene Johnny Sales at Sales Ford Lincoln Mercury has an interesting attraction on the lot this week. More...

GH Opening Day a huge success

Scenes from the opening day parade, ceremonies and day's events. More...

Bulldogs to host THS

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs took Southside-Selma to the baseball woodshed last Friday as they outscored the Panthers 46-2 over two games to advance to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. More...

Lifestyle

Wilson takes top honors at fraternity banquet

The Upsilon Chapter of The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity (Pikes) at Auburn University celebrated Founders' Day on March 29 with a banquet and awards ceremony. More...

'BoneyMobile' gets 75 miles to the gallon

You read about inventors around the country and around the world who have invented fuel efficient vehicles. One of those is nearby—in Butler. There, John A. Boney designed and created a vehicle that runs on both gasoline and electricity. More...

Grove Hill to get Gold Risk Management award

The Town of Grove Hill will be awarded the Gold Risk Management Award at the 2009 Annual Convention of the Alabama League of Municipalities in Montgomery Tuesday, May 5. More...

Schools

C'ville group offers college scholarships

People United for the Advancement of Coffeeville (PUAC) is offering a college scholarship to two qualified high school students who will graduate this year, live in the community and plan to attend college. More...

Educating disadvantaged children means broadening the meaning of school

This is a time when our county is having financial crisis' and jobs are being lost on all levels of employment. To be effective, schools serving disadvantaged children must do a lot. More...

Welch graduates with Troy degree

Jamie L. Welch Jr. received his Master of Business Administration degree from Troy University at Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 16, 2009. Welch is the son of Jamie and Bettye Welch. He is a 1988 graduate of Clarke County High School. More...