August 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

CCHS and JHS fail to make progress list

Two Jackson schools come off school improvement list

There was good news and bad news for Clarke County public schools in the AdequateYearly Progress ratings released Monday. More...

Democrat pharmacists compete for vote

If one of the Democratic candidates in the special primary for the House District 65 seat passes out pill-shaped campaign literature, don't be surprised. Both are pharmacists. More...

GH hospital hosting blood drive Monday

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital will host a blood drive Monday from 2 until 6 p.m. in the special Blood Mobile that will be there. Free t-shirts will be given to participants and there will be a registration for a free seven-day cruise. More...

Special Sections

Community

Big turnout for McCoy family reunion

Chance & Scyrene

The children of the late Gene (Abbie) McCoy met at the Packers Bend Fire Station for a reunion on July 25 and grandchildren were present to celebrate the life of their parents and grandparents. More...

Getting the most out of your dollars by stretching them

Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher.com/r/99.htm to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2009 Dollar Stretcher, Inc. More...

Card of Thanks

Thank you The family of Edward Harrell would like to express our thanks to all our family, friends and the staff of doctors and nurses of Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, the ambulance service and all the churches for their prayers, for all the visit More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

CHILDREN'S SUMMER ART CAMP for children ages 6 - 12 will continue on Thursday, Aug. 6 and end Friday, Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. More...

Church News

Tompkins Youth group goes white-water rafting

Members of the Tompkins Baptist Church youth group, along with some of the parents traveled to Ocoee Inn in Tennessee this past weekend before all of them go back to school. The group was broken up into four groups. More...

Church Announcements

Before school starts, teenagers are invited to join the youth of Grove Hill Methodist Church for music, worship, fellowship and fun Thursday, Aug. 6 and Friday, Aug. 7. More...

Lifestyle

BROTHERS ATTEND EXPO

Hunter and Hayden Walker of Grove Hill attended the Mike Beaty Expo June 23-28 in Dallas, Texas. During the four day event both of the young men auditioned in several competitions, including acting, cold reads, and male model runway auditions. More...

Enrollment now open for HIPPY program

The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Clarke County program is now enrolling parents of 3, 4, and 5 year olds for the 2009-10 year. More...

Aucuba good in the shade

Gardening With Dora

I think I have been responsible for the breakup of a happy home. Several years ago I planted an aucuba, A. japonica, in the shade on the north side of my house. It had blooms on it when I bought it and set little red fruits. More...

Schools

Two-thirds of Clarke school system students are enrolled in Jackson

Nearly two-thirds of the students in the Clarke County school system are enrolled in Jackson schools. That information and more was made available Tuesday during an initial budget hearing that was a part of the board of education meeting. More...

Biggest turnout in C'ville for school input sessions

Strategic planning meetings were held three locations to give parents, educators and interested parties a chance to offer suggestions for a five-year development plan for the Clarke County school system. More...

Schools start back Monday

It has been a short summer and now school bells are ringing again as schools prepare to open for a new year. More...

Sales tax holiday this weekend

Once again, a sales tax free weekend is being held for back-to-school shoppers. State sales taxes and a lot of county and municipal sales taxes are being rolled back this weekend, Aug. 7-9, for school-related purchases. More...

Strong winds cause damage

The roof of the National Guard armory in Jackson was severely damaged by high winds during an afternoon thunderstorm last Thursday. That storm caused damage in the area and another one later that afternoon caused damage elsewhere. More...

Celtic music group to play in Thomasville Friday evening

Since its first concert in 2003, Mithril has become one of the most sought after Celtic/World music groups on the concert series scene. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnson

Sam Ray Johnson, 85, of St. Stephens died July 31, 2009 in Hoover. Survivors include his wife, Emma Weaver Johnson, St. More...

Syphrit

Lindsey DeShae Syphrit, 19, of Mt. Vernon died July 29, 2009 at a Mobile hospital. She was born Feb. 15, 1990. She was a native of Jackson. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Deer Park. She was a student at Augusta Evans School. More...

Jackson

Elsie Rodgers Jackson, 86, of Grove Hill died Aug. 2, 2009 at her residence. She was born Oct. 27, 1922. She was a faithful member of Pine Chapel No. 1 Baptist Church of Grove Hill where she sang in the senior choir. More...

Sports

Coach thanks town for supporting team

One of the coaches of the Grove Hill/Alabama Dixie Pre- Majors Team was at the Grove Hill Town Council meeting Monday to thank the council for the support of the team in the recent World Series in Ozark. More...

Football kicks off in state

The member schools of the Alabama High School Athletic Association took to the practice field Monday as they prepare to start the 2009 season. Alabama Independent School Association programs got started last Thursday. More...

Football is made by the rivalries

Sports Scene

What is it? It is a prolate spheroid, an elongated sphere -- that is, an elongated sphere in which the outer leather casing is drawn tightly over a somewhat smaller rubber tubing. More...

Editorial

Educating rural Alabama

Education has never been rural Alabama's top priority since you could be proficient at handling a chain saw or plowing a straight furrow without a high school diploma. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Flipping and flopping

Gone South

While working on my Redneck Riviera project, I have come up with something that might be called a theory — sorta like the theory of gravity or the theory of evolution — an idea supported by a lot of evidence but can't be proven to satis More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 28- Aug. 4 include: Reggie Letrell Laffiette, 30, two counts fraudulent use of credit/debit card, $15,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Jackson man sought for burglaries

A Jackson man is being sought in connection with a number of local burglaries in Jackson and throughout Clarke County. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Michael Komah Gibson Jr., to Annie Rebecca Harrison; David Dwayne Thomas Hayles, to Shailee Nicole Flynn; Angelo Kentrel Dickinson, to Ebony Sierra Campbell; Andrew Davis Flint, to Christal Ann Williams; Gaythel Dean More...