May 21, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Credit union's founding members remembered

The Clarke County Educators Federal Credit Union held its 50th anniversary celebration Saturday at Hudson Park in Grove Hill. Remembered were the founding members of the credit union. More...

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Community

Firemen are busy

Tank Wilson, Helwestern fire chief mans a water hose to fight a fire at Miller J. Powell's mobile home on the Asbury Road Saturday afternoon. Grove Hill and Helwestern firemen responded to the blaze. More...

Morgan-Boone to marry June 20 in Quitman, Miss.

Ron and Sylvia Morgan of Quitman, MS announce the engagement of their daughter, Gabrielle Morgan, to Matthew Boone, son of Dr. Randy and Becky Boone of Grove Hill. More...

Woods-Dickinson to marry in T'ville

Together with their families, LaTonya Michelle Woods and George Lamark Dickinson announce their engagement on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 4 p.m. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

WAYNE COURTNEY CHARITY RIDE will begin Saturday, May 23 at The Station located on Highway 84 West in Coffeeville. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. for the first bike out at 10 a.m. The cost will be $20 per bike. More...

Church News

Peach Tree h'coming will be this Sunday

The Lower Peach Tree United Methodist Church will hold its annual homecoming Sunday, May 24 beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will be a worship service, reminiscences and dinner on the grounds. More...

Church Announcements

The elders of The Cornerstone Baptist Church announce the One-Stop Biblical Teaching Academy which each week is featuring a DVD message which clearly communicates biblical doctrine and theology from a historic Southern Baptist viewpoint. More...

Poole wows the GHBC crowd

Jane Poole capped the AWANA Weekend at Grove Hill Baptist Church on Sunday night as she taught the word of God, using various illusions. More...

Records

Arrests of past week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 12-19 include: Sean Cordell Cheeseboro, 22, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

CLARKE COUNTY RECORDS

Marriage license applications Christopher Lee Casey, to Jennifer Marie Hill; Jarred David Hutto, to Kayla Deniece Carney; Jessie David Blackledge, to Kayla Denise Harrelson; Donnie Lamar Baswell, to Jodie Moorman Powell; Justin Timothy Smith, to D More...

Schools

Over 80 youngsters graduate HIPPY

Over 300 people attended the second HIPPY graduation at the Grove Hill Elementary School Gym on May 14 at 6:30 p.m. This year's class included 81 families with 3, 4, and 5 year olds. More...

Ronnie Eugene Coats is Coffeeville's salutatorian

Ronnie Eugene Coats Jr.'s first name was incorrect in the front page line-up of valedictorians and salutatorians last week. It was correct in the graduation issue. Coats is Coffeeville High's salutatorian. More...

Schmidt receives degree from Troy

Margaret Ruth Schmidt of Thomasville graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Education Comprehensive Science at Troy University recently. She was one of more than 600 Troy University graduates who were charged by a U.S. More...

Grove Hill can now vote on wet-dry

New law allows municipalities of 1,000 or more in dry counties to hold referendums on wet-dry

Grove Hill can now vote on the question of legalized alcoholic beverages sales in the county seat. Last Thursday, the Alabama State Senate overrode Gov. More...

Area car dealers dodge makers' closing orders

The only Chrysler dealer in the region dodged the automaker's intentions to end franchise agreements with 789 dealerships nationwide and 14 in Alabama last Thursday when termination letters were sent out. More...

JOB FAIR IN JACKSON

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce invites interested individuals to participate in its 2009 Job Fair. The job fair will be held on Thursday, May 28 at the Alabama Career Center located at 3090 Hwy 43 in Jackson. Admission is free. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

Memorial Day holiday is Monday Monday, May 25 will be Memorial Day. Many businesses will be closed in observance of the day set aside to honor veterans and those who have given their lives in the service of their country. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Smith

Erma Jean Smith, 61, of Grove Hill died May 15, 2009 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was born Sept. 15, 1947 in the Zimco community to the parentage of the late Nathan and Annie Zell Smith. More...

Brown

Betty Fay Kennon Brown, 51, a native of Chatom and resident of Theodore, died May 5, 2009 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital. She was born March 15, 1957. She was a member of the Alpha and Omega Free Holiness Church of God in Chatom. More...

Jemison

Willie Ray Jemison, 60, of Walker Springs died May 10, 2009 at his residence. He was born Dec. 7, 1948. More...

Sports

Bulldogs wrap up spring grid drills

The Clarke County High School Bulldog football team wrapped up spring football drills last Thursday as they traveled to Atmore to play Robertsdale and host team Escambia County. More...

CPS Sports Award Winners

Lady Gator sports award winners The individual award winners at the Clarke Prep School sports banquet last Tuesday were, front row (l to r): Taylor Brooks, Sydney Reeves, Katelyn Haynes, Lake Lolley. More...

Editorial

Town, citizens should prepare for wet-dry vote

A new law that allows municipalities of 1,000 or more in most dry Alabama counties to vote on alcoholic beverages sales surprised many last week. The State Senate easily overrode Gov. Bob Riley's veto of the matter and it automatically became law. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A Memorial Day salute

As Americans prepare to celebrate the upcoming long Memorial Day weekend with family cookouts and trips to the beach, I hope we will also take a moment to consider the true meaning of the day. More...

Lifestyle

Korea was a cold place, veteran recalls

Frank Jackson of Thomasville, Alabama served in the Korean Conflict. He was in the United States Army. Mr. Jackson served as an infantry soldier on the front lines in Korea as a member of the 5th RCT 24th Division. Mr. More...

Sgt. Gibbons saw action in Iraq

For my interview, I talked with my father, Sergeant William S. Gibbons. Sgt. Gibbons served in the United States Army, which he joined at the age of 18. Sgt. More...

'Proud to be able to serve', is best memory for Vietnam veteran

For my interview, I chose to question my uncle, Walter Pierce Lunsford. Mr. Lunsford served as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. More...