July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Edna Woodard dies at 104

A 104-year-old woman died Friday, peacefully in her Coffeeville home that she has so vigorously defended in recent years. Edna Woodard and her daughter Rosa V. More...

CCHS student schedules ready

can pick up schedules from 8 a.m. until noon and 1 until 3 p.m. Monday, aug. 3, Tuesday, Aug. 4 and WEdnesday, Aug. 5. An orientation session for incoming freshmen and transfer students will be Thursday, July 30 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. More...

Friday deadline to run for House

Prospective candidates for the District 65 State House seat have until 5 p.m. Friday to qualify for the special Sept. 15 primaries. The qualifying period is only a little over a week. Gov. More...

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Community

New writer's group organizes in Jackson

Several former and current Clarke County residents have teamed up to form a new writers group in hopes of offering support for aspiring writers. There has been an active writer's group in Grove Hill for sometime now. More...

Help for unemployed workers

Alabama workers who have recently lost their jobs and are seeking employment may be getting some help thanks to a $1.3 million grant awarded by Governor Bob Riley. More...

Tax workshop for businesses in Gilbertown

Starting a new business and have tax questions? Mark your calendar and attend the Alabama Department of Revenue's free New Business Workshop scheduled Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 4 p,m. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

THE WILSON HALL HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1959 will celebrate its 50th Reunion in Grove Hill Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. 2. The WHMS Class of 1953 is asking other Wilson Hall High School classes to participate by celebrating with them. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church will continue its musical workshop Thursday, July 30, Friday, July 31 and ending Saturday, Aug. 1 with a concert. The guest clinicians will be Minister Jessica Harmon and Bro. Ashford Jackson. More...

GHBC students bring treats

The Grove Hill Baptist Church Student Ministry group went around recently, handing out ice pops to people in an effort to beat the heat. More...

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of Judges in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Which scripture contains, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death"? Ruth 4:10, Job 7:2, Psalm 23:4, Amos 1:1 3. More...

Lifestyle

CPS teachers named to AISA's Hall of Fame

Two local teachers have been recognized for their many years of service by being inducted into the Alabama Independent School Association's Hall of Fame. More...

Loftin-Johnson wed in T'ville

Crystal Ann Johnson and Benjamin Michael Loftin II exchanged wedding vows March 28, 2009 at Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville. Officiating the ceremony was the Rev. Tyrone Parten. The bride is the daughter of Ms. More...

Blasted kudzu!

Gardening With Dora

In 1878, long before they bombed Pearl Harbor, the Japanese did another awful thing. They introduced kudzu, Pueraria lobata, to the United States. Agronomists at Auburn University were understandably excited about this wonderful new vine. More...

Public input sought on school issues

Three meetings will be held to get citizens' input for improving Clarke County public schools so that a fiveyear strategic plan can be developed, the new assistant superintendent told school board members at their meeting last week. More...

'Cash for Clunkers' at local car dealerships

The aim of a new $1 billion federal "cash for clunkers" program is to get old gas guzzlers and pollution-makers off the highways. More...

Reed runs on GOP ticket for House

Former Leroy principal and insurance representative Jerry Reed will run for the District 65 seat in the Alabama House of Represeentatives as a Republican. More...

CCARC to host 'Art Walk' show

The Clarke County ARC will host an "Art Walk" Friday, Aug. 7 near the CCARC gazebo at the center on Forest Avenue in Jackson. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Batley

Dana Davis Batley, 48, of Bay Minette died July 26, 2009 at USA Medical Center in Mobile. She was born Feb. 21, 1961. She was a native of Brewton. She was also a former resident of Jackson. More...

Fuller

Minnie Zeola Fuller, 88, of Whatley died July 9, 2009 at a local health care facility. She was born Feb. 16, 1921. She was a member of Asbury Baptist Church. More...

Postlewaite

Elsie Imogene Smith Postlewaite, 94, of Jackson died July 24, 2009 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. Survivors include one son, John Charles (Sandra) Postlewaite, Jackson; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. More...

Sports

Grove Hill still alive at Dixie State

LINCOLN—The Grove Hill 11 & 12-year-old all-stars downed White Plains 7-1 Monday night here to keep their hopes of a state title alive. "Our pitching has been lights-out," coach Kirk Dozier said. "Plus we have had some great defense. More...

Alabama bows out of Pre-Majors Series

OZARK—Alabama ran out of gas Monday afternoon as they lost 12-1 to South Carolina, ending their run in the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series here at Buddy Williams Stadium. Alabama plated their only run in the first inning. More...

Pee Wee football camp goes well

Despite the short notice, the Grove Hill Pee Wee football league/B.J. Stabler Football camp was a success this past Saturday as over 60 campers came to learn under current and former University of Alabama football players. "I called B.J. More...

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'Where are the jobs?'

Congress Reports

Last week, I, along with 75 percent of the House Republican conference and the Alabama House Republican delegation, went to the House floor to ask one simple question that is on the mind of many Americans, "Where are the jobs? More...

WD-40 to the rescue

Guest Columnist

My children warned me. They told me it wasn't going to last much longer. They said the Kenmore microwave oven that they pooled their money to give their daddy and me 25 years ago for Christmas was on its last leg. More...

Records

Clarke County Marriage & Deed Records

Marriage license applications Morgan Barnes Aduston Rogers, to Tiffany Savell Gomien; Preston O. Horn, to Monica Denise Davis; Dean Mark Hicks, to Charlene Dailey Phillips. More...

CLARKE COUNTY ARRESTS

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 21-28 include: Darice Lajune James, 23, failure to appear, $276 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...