June 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Patriotic program to honor veterans

The public is invited to attend a patriotic celebration honoring veterans, Sunday, June 28, 4-6 p.m., at the Gillmore Elementary School gymnasium. More...

Co-author of book on coastal towns to speak Sunday

Frye Gaillard, the writer-inresidence at the University of South Alabama and the co-author of In the Path of the Storms: Bayou La Batre, Coden and the Alabama Coast will be the speaker for the Clarke County Historical Society's June meeting More...

Boat races slated on Tombigbee this weekend

"Hole Shot" is returning to the Tombigbee River this weekend. The boat races will be held at Campbell's Landing Saturday and Sunday. The races start at noon Saturday. See more details on Page 1B. More...

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Community

Take steps to protect against heat stroke during hot summer

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: This summer I am running a basketball camp for teenagers. I have not done this kind of work before, and am a bit leery on a number of issues. One that bothers me is heat injuries. More...

We'll just have to close down' courthouse if cooling tower goes out before Aug. 10 bid date

Bids were postponed until Aug. 10 for a new cooling tower for the Clarke County Courthouse's air conditioning system. The county has been having problems with the AC system and the tower was deemed to be the problem. More...

Photo

At left are photographs of District 3 Clarke County Commissioners. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

GROVE HILL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL will continue its Scrub Sale Thursday, June 25 from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. We will hold your check, if necessary, until Saturday, June 27 or you may use your credit card. More...

Church News

Area churches have programs

Mt. Sinai A.M.E. Church of Packers Bend will observe their church anniversary on Sunday, June 28 during the 11 a.m. worship hour. Sis. Francis Davis and Sis. Debra McCaskill are the program coordinators. Rev. W.W. Nixon is the pastor. More...

Church Announcements

Clarkesville AOH Church of God of Grove Hill will continue its vacation Bible school Thursday, June 25 and end Friday, June 26 from 4 until 7:30 p.m. nightly. The theme will be "Stepping Out on Faith." All youth are invited. More...

Church Showcase

First Presbyterian Church Jackson More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 16-23 include: Robert Earl Jones, 19, probation violation, $25,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Jackson council meets

During Tuesday's meeting of the Jackson City Council, Councilman Paul South urged citizens to contact elderly citizens with whom they are acquainted and urge them to take measures to keep cool during the summer's extreme heat. More...

Land purchased for new medical center in T'ville

The City of Thomasville and Southwest Alabama Medical Center announced that Southwest Alabama Medical Center (Clarke County Health Care LLC.) finalized the formal purchase of 20 Acres of property in Thomasville's new South Industrial and Profession More...

Clarke's black heritage saluted

Turnout was sparse for the Juneteenth programs and celebration in Grove Hill Saturday. Participants visited the Clarke County Museum where they saw a special exhibit on local black history created especially for the occasion. More...

Washington County woman announces for House 65 seat

Elaine Beech of Chatom announced this week that she will be a candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives, District 65. More...

A whopper!

This monster rattler said to have been killed near Coffeeville has been making the email rounds lately. See Jim Cox's column on Page 4A for more on this whopper. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Martin

Fred Martin, 94, of the Mt. Zion community of Grove Hill died June 20, 2009 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1915. He accepted Christ at an early age and united with Mt. More...

Baggett

Frances Rebecca Baggett, 94, of Jackson died June 16, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Oct. 28, 1914. She was a native of Vineland. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. She was a homemaker. More...

Holliday

Harold Norman "Skipper" Holliday Jr., 48, of Mobile died June 21, 2009 at a family's residence. Survivors include his parents, Harold Norman Holliday Sr., and Joan Holliday, Mobile. A memorial service will be held June 25 at 1 p.m. More...

Sports

Seeing the game from right angle

Sports, much like life in general, is all about the angles, and you have to have a good view of the action in order to get a piece of the action. (That's why baseball stadiums got rid of their "obstructed view" seats. More...

Boat races back!

The Hole Shot boat races are coming back to Clarke County, organized this year by the people who started it all back in 1990. More...

Grove Hill teams ready for tourney action in Demopolis

All of the Grove Hill softball all-star teams will be making a trip to Demopolis on Friday to play in the District softball tournament. More...

Editorial

What a whopper!

"Be careful walking… you won't believe this," the tag line for the email said. Attached was a man thrusting a whopper rattlesnake (dead, thankfully) toward the camera on the end of a stick. The message read: "97 lb. More...

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Getting the picture

Friday morning, June 12, before I went out on the bike trail, I wandered into the space my family has allowed me to call my "exercise room" — a corner of the basement where I keep equipment I continue to use (though with less enthusiasm and More...