May 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Electric pump keeps heart patient going

Kenneth Jones was pedaling the stationary exercise bike furiously in the HealthActions physical therapy center in Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

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Community

Toddtown group plans concert

The Toddtown Community Development Center will present vocalist, Lynn L. Mackie and saxophonist, Joe Lewis in concert May 16. Recognized across Europe as one of today's most exciting vocalist, Lynn L. More...

Local Log-A-Load walkers

Several local citizens joined Allen Knight and Lou Lacey during this leg of the 242-mile walk from Mobile to Birmingham. More...

C'ville seeking $4.5 million grant for water upgrades and new sewerage

The Coffeeville Town Council signed a resolution Tuesday night to formally seek a $4.5 million grant for upgrades to the town's water system as well as a new sewerage system. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

GROVE HILL MEMORIAL AUXILIARY announces its annual Mother's Day Gift Basket. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Bassett Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 200th year anniversary in May of this year. This historic church will begin a year-long celebration of its 200th anniversary. More...

Annual Usher's Day held at Indian Ridge Baptist Church

Indian Ridge Baptist Church's Annual Usher's Day was held Sunday, May 3 with regular order of service. The theme was "Just as the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and give his life as ransom for many." Matthew 20:28. More...

Lifestyle

CCHS Class of 1961 holds reunion

Members of the CCHS Class of 1961 held a class get-together on Saturday night April 25 following Old Timers Day at the school in Grove Hill. The class shared a meal together at the Fish House restaurant in Jackson. More...

Robertson-Brooker to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lee Robertson of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Lane Robertson, to Kyle David Brooker, son of Judge and Mrs. Richard Wayne Brooker of Sylvester, Georgia. More...

Andrews-Smith wedding set

Charlotte Andrews of Mobile announces the engagement and of her daughter, Deborah Andrews to Justin Smith, of Whatley, the son of Tim and Sharon Smith. Miss Andrews is also the daughter of the late Alan Andrews. More...

Schools

Girls and Boys State

Girls and Boys State Delegates were recently selected. John Pendleton and Kiara Gildersleeve are the Girls and Boys State Delegates. Darren Mullins and Amelia Sheffield are the alternates. More...

FCA group has been busy

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been very busy. On April 3, 2009, they participated in Relay for Life. The overall theme for the event was "Shopping for a Cure." FCA set up a tent, Big Dawg Surf Shop, to help this cause. More...

Memory Tree money goal close, just $1,600 short

The Spanish Club has worked diligently all year raising funds for the Memory Tree to be placed in the foyer of our school. Using bake sales and various other activities, club members have raised $7,369 to date. More...

Clarke's population: Up or down in 2010?

U.S. Census takers have already started preliminary work to count the nation's population as mandated by law in 2010. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

National Day of Prayer to be observed locally Thursday has been proclaimed a National Day of Prayer and the Grove Hill Baptist Church will lead a prayer service for the community at 7 a.m. in the Laurie Carleton Park near the courthouse. More...

JHS student among recent drug arrests

Man tosses bag of pot after seeing police

The Jackson Police Department reported several drug-related arrests, including one at Jackson High School (JHS), during the past week. More...

JHS student is Junior Miss

Kristen Weaver of Jackson High School won the title of Clarke County Junior Miss Saturday night in Thomasville. The program was held in Thomasville for the first time Saturday in the city's new civic center. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Powell

Jessie Lee Powell, 64, of Grove Hill died April 27, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center. He served in the United States Army. More...

Pugh

Lewis Clyde "L.C." Pugh, 72, a native of the Ebenezer community of Jackson and a resident of Pascagoula, Miss., died April 24, 2009 at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula. Survivors include five sons, Lonnie (Cora) Pugh, Philadelphia, Miss. More...

Beech

Lomie Estelle Beech, 92, of Chatom died April 30, 2009 at Washington County Nursing Home in Chatom. More...

Sports

Lady Gators fall in state tourney

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators lost 5-2 to Kingwood Christian in the loser's bracket Friday to be eliminated from the AISA Class AAA softball tournament at Lagoon Park in Montgomery. More...

Aggies, Tigers split in Tuesday playoff DH

The Jackson Aggies, facing elimination after a loss in game one, rode the arm of lefty William Taylor in game two Tuesday, May 5 to force a series-deciding game Wednesday night. More...

Bears sweep Excel, look to ACA

The only thing that slowed down the top-ranked Leroy Bears was a 45-minute rain delay as they ran through the Panthers of Excel 9-1 and 18-1 to advance to the semi-finals in Class 2A. More...

Editorial

Milestones

Through The Past

I'm glad I am here now. "Now" being this present day situation in which there is much unrest and uncertainty while at the same time there is much to rejoice about. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Singing with Buffett

Gone South

I have never been a fan of any particular singer or group. Like many of you, I have gone through musical phases. But while most musicians follow their own paths, few followed mine. But Jimmy Buffett did and does. More...

Records

CLARKE COUNTY RECORDS

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

Clarke County Jail bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 28-May 5 include: Flora Mae Johnson, 53, assault, second degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Southern Ramble

Photography In Your Own Backyard

Winners in the recent "Photography In Your Own Backyard" contest are listed. Over 50 photographers submitted over 200 entries for the contest. Adults In the special "Barns of Clarke County" category, Ellen Pettis won first and third place. More...

A special teacher's encouraging words

Shadows of leaves danced on my bedroom wall as sunlight filtered through the branches of the oak tree outside my window. More...