July 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Yellow and green all on the same vine!

Clarke County native Ted Dunagan's book, "A Yellow Watermelon" has won critical acclaim lately. Elroy Alford of the Okalona community has grown some real examples of the book's title— yellow-skinned as well as yellow-meated melons. More...

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Community

Wood pellet plant on hold now

Clarke County's economic developer said the poor economy had stalled the new wood pellet plant to be built in Jackson but she told commissioners Tuesday that she is still hopeful that the facility will be built. More...

Walker Springs railroad crossing to get automated bell, signal gate

A $150,000 grant has been received to install an automated bell and gate crossing guard at the Norfolk-Southern Railway crossing on County Route 19 in Walker Springs, Clarke County Engineer Danny Overton told county commissioners Tuesday. More...

Church will donate to county

The Rockville Baptist Church has withdrawn its request for the county to pay for resurfacing a short stretch of a county road that is adjacent to the church and the church's parking lot. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

CLARKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1985 is planning for a 25th year class reunion meeting Saturday, July 18 at 5 p.m. at Bertile's Restaurant in Grove Hill. All class members attendance is important. More...

Church News

Stave Creek Baptist to celebrate 150th year

Stave Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary Sunday, July 19 beginning at 10 a.m. Rev. Jamie Taylor will be the guest speaker. Rev. Bob Dean will lead the music. More...

Church appreciates youth program

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its annual youth day program on June 28. Rev. Otto Ward, was the guest minister, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Chance. The Indian Ridge Baptist Church would like to thank Rev. More...

Church Announcements

Union Grove Baptist Church located on Highway 69 in Coffeeville will continue its Vacation Bible School, Thursday, July 16 through Friday, July 17 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. nightly. Bro. Cleon Kyles is the pastor. More...

Lifestyle

Birth Announcement

Vick Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Vick, (Allison Mott), of Demopolis announce the arrival of a son, Benjamin Slade Vick, born June 22, 2009 at 8:13 p.m. at Northport Hospital. He weighed five lbs., three ozs. and measured 17 3/4 inches. More...

Fendley-Smith wed in outdoor ceremony

An outdoor service of worship celebrating the marriage of Stephanie Suzanne Smith and Brock Walton Fendley took place Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 6 o'clock in the evening at the home of the bride's parents in Thomasville. More...

Not all vines are climbers

Gardening With Dora

I like vines. Most of them bloom and they bound up out of the ground enthusiastically reaching out for something to climb. More...

Confirmed case of swine flu in county

Clarke County has reported its first case of swine flu, local Emergency Management Agency officials have confirmed. No details are known about the individual, including age, sex, place of residence or how the flu was contracted. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

ASU alumni annual banquet Friday evening The Clarke County Alumni Chapter of Alabama State University will be hosting its annual banquet Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center. More...

CHS closing talked again

During a discussion concerning out-of-county students in local schools, Clarke County Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh indicated that unless enrollment increases at Coffeeville High School, the facility could be closed beginning with the 20 More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Futch

Connie F. Futch, 57, of Grove Hill died July 7, 2009 in an area hospital. Survivors include her mother, Etta R. More...

Gartman

Joseph Donald Gartman Sr., 82, of Jackson died July 12, 2009 in a Mobile Hospital. He was born Dec. 24, 1926. He was a member of the Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. More...

Harrell

Edward Riley Harrell, 81, of Grove Hill died July 10, 2009 in an area hospital. He was born Jan. 11, 1928. He was a native of Jackson. More...

Sports

Watford tosses perfect game

With stellar defensive play behind him, Zack Watford pitched the rarest of gems, a perfect game, as Grove Hill beat Auburn 5-0 Sunday afternoon to capture the Dixie Youth South State 15-16-year-old title. More...

Sometimes perfection is in more than the game

Sports Scene

Perfection. We throw the word around all the time. I guess it is because we all are constantly in search of attaining just that. The dictionary defines perfect as being entirely without fault or defect. More...

GH 11 & 12 all-stars headed to state tournament

Grove Hill's 11 & 12-year-old all-stars pounded out 15 hits as they beat Wilcox 14-4 in five innings to win district in Sweet Water last Wednesday. More...

Editorial

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Homeowner blames Life Tech for escapee being under his house

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Mayor Day for his support in bringing Life Tech to Thomasville. More...

Watching over the beach

Gone South

It all started early on the morning of the Fourth of July. I went down to the beach to set up chairs and tent so we could enjoy sand and surf and all the things we fought the British for — OK, More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 7-14 include: Camilla Denise Allen, 43, violation probation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed Dated July 2-9 Joyce M. Andrews, to George R. Megginson. Christopher M. Cochran, to Lamar C. Johnson. Morgan Barnes A. Rogers, to Reginald H. Cooper Sr. Ronnie L. Williams, to Grace Robinson. Ronnie L. More...