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Alabama GOP responds to crushing defeat in State Senate race

The Alabama Republican Party was quick to respond to the crushing defeat of its candidate in Tuesday More...

Former Sheriff Jack Day dies after long bout with cancer

"You learn to take the bad times with the good times. We've had some tragedies, but we've had a lot more good times and I'm glad for that. You always remember, you're there to protect and serve the people. 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...

School board won't override JHS principal in cheerleader case

The Clarke County Board of Education rejected Superintendent Woodie Pugh's recommendation in the Jackson High School cheerleader controversy last Thursday. More...

Clarke Countians graduate Samford

Samford University graduated 800 seniors from 29 states and nine foreign nations during May commencement programs. Graduates in Samford's Beeson Divinity School received degrees May 6. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

INSPIRATIONAL TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST located at 1171 Industrial Road in Jackson will continue its Third Year Women Convention Thursday, June 4 and end Friday, June 5 at 7:30. Your church and choirs are especially invited. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God of St. Stephens Annual Pentecost will continue Thursday, June 4 through Sunday, June 7 at 7 p.m. nightly. Services will end Sunday with Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. Speakers for the week are Rev. Clayton Davis Jr. More...

"LIVE WITH CARE"

Read Psalm 34:7 NKJ

It has been said, "Live with care, because life has no spare." If you're careless, you have two chances - one of having an accident, and one of not. If you get hurt, you have two chances - one of dying, and one of living. More...

Editorial

Hurricane season runs until Nov. 30

Congress Reports

The 2009 hurricane season officially began Monday, June 1, and lasts until Nov. 30. Experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center are predicting a near-normal hurricane season this year. More...

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I should have bought a boat

Editor's Notes

I was so proud of myself back in the fall of 2000 after I had purchased Alabama's Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan for my then two-yearold daughter, Maggie. I was being a responsible and fiscal-astute parent, I told myself. More...

Records

CLARKE COUNTY RECORDS

Marriage license applications Michael Wayne Shuell Jr., to Lucretia Lee Yarbrough; Torrey Terrell Otey, to Tawanna Gaushane Wheeler; Michael Dewayne Peoples, to Wynette Robinson; Richard Gray Harrell, to Ava Michele Hendley; James C. More...

Arrests made during past week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 26-June 2 include: Curtis Ray Phillips, 55, possession of forged instrument, second degree, $5,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Southern Ramble

Ride the Gee's Bend Ferry

Has the soured economy, lack of work and high gas prices all combined to keep you from vacationing this summer? Take a look close to home and you might find something interesting to do just a tank of gas away! More...

Clarke County's woodlands and wildlife up close

From The Nethermost

A neighbor told us that beavers were cutting trees on a piece of property off Old Line Road. That property has always had some wet places, so this was completely believable. More...

Home of the famous Gee's Bend Quilts

Known officially since 1949 as the town of Boykin, the community of Gee's Bend is situated in Wilcox County in the west Alabama Black Belt. More...

Events slated the week of Monday June 8:

Here are governmental meetings slated for Monday and Tuesday of this week in Clarke County. More...

UPDATE JUNE 9-OBITUARIES

James Eddie Harrison, 62 Alice Marie "Rebe" Sullivan, 53 More...

UPDATE-JUNE 5, 2009

Update is returning as a feature on our Web site. News and information will be posted on an as-needed basis. Please check the site regularly for updates. More...

Grove Hill Airport among eight worst in Alabama

Study considering regional airport for 3-county area

Grove Hill's airport has the dubious distinction of being one of the worst eight in the state, according to a recent story in the Birmingham News. More...

Sales Ford Lincoln Mercury gives car away

Retired State Trooper Jimmy Clarke of Grove Hill was the winner of a used Lincoln Town Car given away by Sales Ford Lincoln Mercury of Grove Hill Saturday. Above, Clarke, his wife Marie and Johnny Sales pose with the car after the drawing. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robinson

Eula Mae Robinson, 77, of Whatley died May 29, 2009 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 8, 1931 to the parentage of the late John Adams and Ada Lucille Chapman Adams. She was a native of the Mt. More...

Pugh

Cecil Pugh, 42, of Mobile died May 31, 2009 at the home of his sister, Ophelia. He was born March 29,1967 to the late Malone Pugh and Claudine Chapman Pugh. He was a native of Grove Hill. More...

Brasell

Ida B. Brasell, 89, of Thomasville died May 30, 2009 at Country Oaks Assisted Living in Thomasville. She was born May 25, 1920 in Thomasville. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Sports

Wright named Coach of the Year

Thomasville High School softball coach Russell Wright had the honor of two great accomplishments this school year. More...

Softball in college fun to watch

Sports Scene

Just in case you were out and about over the weekend, you may have missed some of the most exciting sports to come across the TV in a long time. More...

Montoya still trying to make a splash

The new season has brought changes for Juan Pablo Montoya. The owners of his No. More...

Lifestyle

Dressing up mail boxes with beautiful vines

Gardening With Dora

Mailboxes are like tomato plants - functional, but ugly. Leggy and top-heavy they just sit there, too often canted off to the right or left with the door hanging open. More...

BTAPC hosting three pianists

The Ballet and Theatre Arts Performing Companies of Gilbertown will host a trio of pianists Monday, June 8 at 8 p.m. The three are world renowned artist Julian Martin, a native of Choctaw County, and his associates Clara Park and Martin Jones. More...

Coffeeville RSVP holds meeting

The Coffeeville RSVP met with 10 members present. Mary Dunagan called the meeting to order and led the pledge to the flag. Blanche Starks held the devotional entitled, "Memories of Mothers," based on I Corinthians 13 or the "Love chapter. More...

Schools

Wilkinson graduates AUM

Charles Leonard Wilkinson, son of Connie May Wilkinson of Jackson and Gerald Wilkinson of Thomasville, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Auburn University in Montgomery. Commencement exercises were Saturday, May 9, 2009. More...

Sixth graders learn importance of forests

The Clarke County Forestry Planning Committee recently hosted its annual FAWN (Forestry Awareness Week Now) program at the Upper State Game Sanctuary on Hwy. 69 in Jackson. More...

Seniors earn $246,087 in college scholarships

Seniors from Clarke Prep and the scholrships they earned this year: Jesse Cooke-$2,500 Alabama Southern Leadership Scholarship-SGA President. More...