May 28, 2009 RSS feed / Community

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...

Plan ahead for food preservation season

Many people in Clarke County are gearing up for exceptional garden yields this summer. Growing and preserving your own food allows you to enjoy delicious, in-season fruits and vegetables t h roughout the year. More...

Remembering beloved gardens left behind

If you've lived very long you have probably gathered up all your stuff and moved…at least once. Moving is painful. More...

BTAPC youth to perform 'Dreamcatcher' and piano concert set Gilbertown theater

BTAPC's youth production of The Dreamcatcher and a medley of songs from High School Musical will be presented for three nights on June 4, 5, 6. Curtain will be at 8 p.m. each evening. More...

Commissioner Bradford attends training session

Clarke County Commissioner Karen Bradford was in Montgomery a couple of weeks ago to participate in two, twoday classes as part of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama's ongoing education and training programs for newly elected county c More...

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...

Emily Huckabee wins Alabama Bar Assoc. poster contest

Emily Huckabee, a student at Clarke Prep School, won the Alabama State Bar Association poster contest. Emily won a U.S. Savings Bond, and was presented with a medal for her work. More...

Hare, McConnell represent CPS in D.C.

Roxanna Hare and Mary Ellen McConnell, two sixth-grade Clarke Prep students, recently visited the nation's capital as part of the Junior National Young Leader Conference of which they were nominated by their teachers to attend. More...

A lesson learned about children and restrooms — with a wine recipe to boot!

May 30th will be a special day for Heath Bradford and Erika Williams. They will become Mr. and Mrs. Heath Bradford. Their wedding will be in Camden with a reception in GainesRidge, a restaurant located in an antebellum home. More...

Commissioners meet with Davis

Clarke County Commissioner Rhondel Rhone (left) speaks with Congressman Artur Davis April 15 at a Transportation Summit held by Davis at the University of Alabama's Child Development Research Center. More...