May 28, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

School board seeks to resolve cheerleader fuss

Following the re-emergence of the Jackson High School cheerleader controversy during the May 21 Clarke County School Board meeting, a final conclusion of the matter will come today at a specially called meeting. More...

CCHS Class of 2009

The Clarke County High School Class of 2009 gathered for a final group photograph in front of Sage Auditorium before commencement exercises at Prim Stadium last Thursday afternoon. More...

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Community

Clarke receives FEMA funds for food, shelter

Clarke County has been awarded Federal funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program. More...

Packers Bend man gets 20 years for killing dad

Recently, in Monroe County Circuit Court, Adrian Kimbrough, 21 of Packers Bend pleaded guilty to murdering his father, Carl Hammond, in Packers Bend in March 2008. More...

Public furor nixes Jackson gas tax talk

The Jackson City Council voted, Tuesday, May 26, to indefinitely delay a proposed city gasoline tax increase, citing adverse reaction from the public." We may have jumped the boat on this," said Mayor Richard Long. More...

Sports

State's dog deer hunters get reprieve

Alabama's dog deer hunters gained a shaky reprieve from a county-by-county ban on the practice when the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board voted last weekend to approve a permit system in those problem areas where dog deer hunting is currently ope More...

Memorial Day heroes remembered

I am not sure everyone has a firm grasp of why we have Memorial Day. There are several who feel that is just a Monday off to give everyone an extended weekend. More...

Area players headed to Birmingham for all-star finale

Four players from Southwest Alabama have been chosen to play in the East-West All-star classic in Birmingham this weekend. More...

Editorial

Elect Marc Keahey to State Senate

I'm going to vote for Marc Keahey for the District 22 State Senate seat Tuesday and I hope you will vote for the Grove Hill resident too. He's the better of the two candidates plus he is one of our own. Many of us have watched Marc grow up. More...

Cartoon

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A test for teen-agers

In keeping with the irrational and unconfirmed belief that standardized testing is the best way to see if our offspring have learned anything, I have composed an exam that will reveal how well my 16- year-old son has mastered the basic elements of More...

A QUIET, RAINY MEMORIAL DAY

The World War I monument in front of the courthouse looked forlorn and forgotten Monday, Memorial Day, against a darkened sky. More...

Federal stimulus money going to new bridges across Bassetts Creek

Clarke County Commissioners voted Tuesday to apply all of its federal stimulus transportation dollars to replacing bridges across Bassetts Creek on County Route 15 in Jackson. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

Job fair in Jackson The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ob fair Thursday, May 28 at the Alabama Career Center located at 3090 Highway 43 in Jackson. Several companies and employers will participate. The fair is free, from 10 a.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bumpers

Maggie Docia "Auntie" Bumpers, 100, of Salitpa died May 25, 2009 at Jackson Health Care Center. She was born Jan. 14, 1909. She was a native of Coffeeville. She was a member of Union Chapel Methodist Church. More...

Jones

Bobby Everette Jones, 71, of Wagarville died May 25, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center. More...

Morrison

Robert "Bob" Francis Morrison Sr., 91, of Lillian died May 22, 2009 at his residence. He was born Aug. 6, 1917. He was a native of Birmingham and former resident of Jackson. He was a retired car dealer with the old Anderson Motor Company. More...

Business

United Security drops dividend to 11¢ per share

United Security Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: USBI - News) announced last Friday that it has declared a cash dividend of 11 cents per share payable on July 1, 2009, to shareholders of record on June 12, 2009. More...

Jackson and M'ville VF plants to close Aug. 21

Fruit of the Loom, Inc. announced last year that it will close its last Jackson and Monroeville Vanity Fair plants this year. Last week, the company gave a date for the closings: August 21. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

THE COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY of Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Monroe and Conecuh Counties is sponsoring a meeting Thursday, May 28 at 10 a.m. More...

Church News

Elam Baptist to celebrate 175th anniversary June 7

Elam Baptist Church will celebrate its homecoming and the church's 175th anniversary Sunday, June 7. Services will begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 11 and lunch during the noon hour. More...

Church Announcements

Grove Hill Baptist Church will have a special program Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. as they welcome a potential student minister, Darryl Brunson and his family. He will be sharing his testimony at 11 a.m. More...

Records

Arrests booked through Clarke Jail this past week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 19-26 include: Warlando Nagill Ridgeway, 35, improper tag lights, unlawful distribution of alcohol, $875 bond, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Michael Patrick Dunagan, to Carly Ann Gates. More...

Schools

Evans receives medical degree from Morehouse and promoted to captain in the U.S. Air Force

Kendrix J. Evans, son of William and Eunice Evans of Thomasville, graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. on May 16. Upon graduating he was also upgraded to the rank of Captain in the United States Air Force. More...

Lindsay Scogin receives 2009 Mathews Scholarship

The Community Foundation of South Alabama recently announced the winner of the 2009 Mathews Scholarship. The scholarship has been awarded to the University of Alabama to benefit Lindsay Scogin, who will pursue a degree in elementary education. More...

CCHS senior signs Boise scholarship

Dr. John A. Johnson, President, Alabama Southern Community College recently announced the scholarship recipients for the Alabama Southern Industry Alliance for a Technologically Advanced Workforce. More...