June 11, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Blow, former PHJC dean, to be interim ASCC prez

Interim Chancellor Joan Davis announced Friday that she has tapped Dr. William O. Blow of Prattville to serve as interim president of Alabama Southern Community College. "Dr. More...

Area churches have busy schedules

Chance & Scyrene

The Chance Baptist Church will observe their pastor's Annual Appreciation Day Sunday, June 14. Morning worship service begins at 11:30 a.m. with the message being delivered by Rev. Mack Wright. The afternoon service will begin at 1:45 p.m. More...

Health Dept. conducts survey

The Alabama Department of Public Health is asking that families with children or youth complete an online survey concerning health and health care services. More...

Martin celebrates 94th b'day

Fred Martin celebrated his 94th birthday Saturday, May 23 with a small group of relatives and friends at his Mount Zion residence in Grove Hill. He was cheerful and thankful to be at such a monumental age. More...

Millipedes are a big nuisance this year

Extension Service

Millipedes appear to have become a big nuisance this spring and summer with many local home and business owners in the area experiencing invasions. Millipedes are not insects. More...

ASCC's Johnson retiring

Alabama Southern Community College President John A. Johnson visits with guests at his retirement reception on the Thomasville campus Tuesday afternoon. More...

Jackson police make drug, theft arrests

Jackson Police are investigating the thefts of a pickup and all-terrain vehicle (ATV), June 5, from the Wiggins Road community. More...

Rhodes is Eagle Scout

Davis Rhodes, son of Dave and Elise Rhodes, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday, April 26 at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Who will run for House 65 seat?

Now that Marc Keahey has been elected to the State Senate, his District 65 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives is vacant and the special election senarico that has just concluded will have to be repeated to fill it. Gov. More...

Power plants to be built in McIntosh

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) issued a Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI) last week, clearing the way for construction to begin on PowerSouth's Plant McIntosh Units 4 and 5. More...

Boise retains listing with New York Stock Exchange

Boise Inc. More...

County pays $60,000 annually for solid waste compliance contract and over $69,000 for uncollectible solid waste bills

Health dept. rep says he works to keep participation in the system up

The Clarke County Commission approved a three-year contract with the local Department of Public Health Tuesday to enforce participation in the solid waste program. The cost is $60,000 a year. More...

By Samantha Weaver

• It was British fantasy writer Terry Pratchett who made the following sage observation: "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it." • In ancient Egypt, More...

Assistance for livestock loss

According to Wyatt Hendry, Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Clarke and Washington Counties, livestock producers who incurred eligible livestock death losses due to adverse weather events on or after January 1, 2008, and be More...

Memory/ Honor Tree ordered for CCHS

The Spanish Club at Clarke County High School has ordered the Memory/Honor Tree. The deposit has been sent and now the club needs the help of the community. More...

CHS receives grant from Dollar General

Coffeeville High School has been awarded the Dollar General Adult Literacy Grant. Principal Janice Richardson, Reading Consultant, Bonnie Gates and Reading Coordinator, Ann Scogin worked to secure the grant. More...

TV stations to convert from analog to digital this Friday

On Friday, the nation will complete its transition to digital television. On that day, all remaining full-power television stations still broadcasting in analog will transition to a digital format. More...

Jackson council funds DARE

The Jackson City Council, during its Tuesday, June 9 meeting, voted to approve the restart of the national DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program in local schools. More...

Alcohol license approved for Thomasville business

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day was absent from this week's Thomasville City Council meeting, so the meeting was led by mayor pro tem Gaines Smith. More...

Collecting

Gilbertown Q: I recently went to an estate sale where I purchased several Sportsplex dozen cookbooks. Most of them were published during the 1930s and '40s. I find them fascinating and, of course, want to know more about current values. More...

Country music show Saturday in Gilbertown

The Choctaw County Heritage Festival will present country music recording artists "Ricochet" in concert Saturday at the Gilbertown Sportsplex at SCHS (in the gym if it is raining). Also appearing will be a local band, "Highway 17. More...

New Thomasville McDonald's has unique features

Local McDonald's operator Bob Orwig announces that the Thomasville McDonald's will reopen Thursday, June 11 at 10 a.m. More...