July 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Cow pasture becomes airstrip

This small single-engine plane made an emergency landing in Sam and Mary Alice Shields' cow pasture near the Coffeeville Lock and Dam late Tuesday. The Brewton pilot, whose name wasn't readily available Wednesday, had been to Laurel, Miss. More...

Clarke County

Genealogy of Cawhaba to be detailed Sunday A project to identify and gather the genealogies from descendants of Old Cawhaba will be the topic at the Clarke County Historical Society's meeting Sunday at 2:30 at Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Special Sections

Community

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 14-21 include: Michael Shane Rorex, 38, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. Robert Mace Ryser, 42, drug court, $3,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Local contractor gets first federal stimulus roadwork

A local asphalt contractor has received the first federal stimulus dollars for roadwork in the state. More...

EMA's CERT programs scheduled

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Programs educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

THE BARREN FAMILY REUNION COMMITTEE would like to invite everyone to their Family and Friends Day program which will be held at the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church on Highway 69 in Morvin Sunday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m. More...

Church News

Father Patrick Madden new pastor at Sacred Heart

Father Patrick Madden has been appointed by Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi as the new pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Parish in Grove Hill, which includes Visitation Catholic Church in Jackson and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Thomasville. More...

Church Announcements

Moody Radio South (91.9) along with Heritage Church of God are sponsoring a concert event featuring The McKameys. This event will be Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at Heritage Church in Gilbertown. More...

Andrews-Williams announces pastorial ordination July 25

Joann Andrews- Williams, a native Mobilian and a 1966 graduate of Central High School announces her pastoral ordination on July 25 to be held at 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn at Bellingrath Gardens, 5465 Hwy. More...

Lifestyle

From Our Files

116 years ago "A severe wind storm passed over Thomsville last Sunday afternoon doing considerable damage. The new store-house of Mr. N. B. More...

Williamsons have new son

Gill and Kerri Williamson of Trussville announce the arrival of a son, Zachary Johns Williamson, born July 14, 2009. He weighed seven lbs., two ozs. and measured 20 1/2 inches. He was welcomed home by big brother, Alexander Gill Williamson. More...

Former Bama players to hold football camp at CCHS

There will be a football camp Saturday, July 25 at the Clarke County High School football field. The instructors will include CCHS and Alabama alumni B.J. Stabler, as well as NFL performers Antoine Caldwell and Roy Upchurch. More...

Dates set for House 65 election

Candidates have only until July 31 to qualify

It is a short qualifying period—just until July 31— for the special election to fill the District 65 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. The seat has been vacant since State Rep. More...

State's jobless rate edges into double digits

Alabama's unemployment is now in the double digits, rising slightly from 9.8 percent in May to 10.1 percent in June. That translates into 215,617 Alabamians out of work. The national rate isn't far behind at 9.5 percent, or over 15 million. More...

GH supports aspiring teams

The Grove Hill Town Council gave $1,000 each to two local baseball teams seeking to win a World Series and a state title. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Foxx

Alice Meree Jackson Foxx, 54, of Lancaster, TX died July 14, 2009 at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She was born Dec. 16, 1954 to the parentage of the late Daniel Jackson and Costella Viola Morgan Jackson. More...

Bolen

Hubert G. Bolen, 83, of Jackson died July 14, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Sept. 19, 1925. He was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. More...

Daugherty

Melva Jean Daugherty, 77, of McIntosh died July 17, 2009 at a local hospital. She was born July 22, 1931. She was a native of Rockville. She was a member of McIntosh United Methodist Church. More...

Sports

STATE CHAMPS!

GH/Jax sweeps Muscles Shoals

The players knew it, even before the last out was made as Grove Hill/Jackson beat Muscle Shoals 10-7 to claim the Dixie Youth Pre- Majors State Championship Saturday in Tuscumbia. More...

GH Dixie Majors headed to Lincoln

The Grove Hill 11 & 12-year-old Dixie Majors baseball team will be taking on Greenville in the first game of the State Tournament Saturday at 3:30 pm in Lincoln. More...

Last sign-ups days for Pee Wee are Thursday, Friday

Sign-ups for the Grove Hill Pee-Wee football league and for the cheerleaders will be held on July 23-24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m at the fellowship hall of Grove Hill Baptist Church. The age limit is from 6-years-old through 12-years-old. More...

Editorial

A plug for L.I.F.E. Tech

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the gentleman that blamed L.I.F.E. Tech for the escapee. First, the inmate's main problem is nobody has made him realize he is responsible for his actions. More...

'Keep you all in my heart'

Dear Editor, Coming here was a very good decision because I learned English and on the way to learning I made good friends who helped me a lot. Thank you all for making this time one of the best of my life. More...

L.I.F.E. Tech director defends institution

Dear Editor: Let me begin by saying that I sympathize with Mr. Kayne Phillips and his wife over their ordeal last week when an escapee from the Clarke County Jail was hiding under their home. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Robert Ryan Grimes, to Stacie Jeanette Pitre; Gary Lenoise Campbell, to Kenja Nekia Packer; Devin Lee Mitchell, to Candace Brooke Andrews; Thomas Austin Pyles, to Pamela Blackmon Gates. More...