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Grand jury issues 259 indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury returned 259 criminal indictments last week. That is more than the 206 issued in January but fewer than the record high of 324 in August 2008. More...

Copperhead snake bites Choctaw Judge Thompson

Choctaw County District Judge Joe Thompson is recovering in a Mobile hospital after being bitten by a poisonous snake over the weekend. More...

Photo

Ariell Campbell and Elexis Gladney, both five-yearsold, were all smiles as they prepared for the first day of school at Grove Hill Elementary School Monday. More...

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• "To help my toddler squeeze into shoes, I swipe the backs of his heels with baby powder. It helps his feet glide into the shoes." — C.A. in New York • "I keep a container of baby wipes in the car. More...

Local writers recognized

Marcus Cumbie, left, and Jim Herod earned honorable mention certificates from the Alabama Writer's Conclave recently. More...

Jackson's crime prevention event draws hundreds from neighborhoods

Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge told city council members Tuesday that participation in the National Night Out crime prevention event was a huge success, with five neighborhoods participating. More...

Sports

Jackson 12-year-old all-stars in Little League semi-finals

The Jackson All-Stars fell to Warner Robbins Ga. 9-0 Tuesday, Aug. 11 but advanced to the semi-finals as the second seed in Pool A of the Southeast Regional in Ceredo-Kenova, W. Va. The top two seeds advanced in both pools to the semi-finals. More...

Cheerleaders fired up at schools

Clarke County High School The Clarke County High School Cheerleaders for the 2009-10 year are front row (l to r): Mary Lindsey McKenzie, Candace Armistead, Courtney Carter, Caroline Harvey and Yarbi Thornhill. Center: Kendra Parker - "Clarke C. More...

CPS varsity, Jr high cheerleaders

Clarke Prep School Jr. High cheerleaders are front row l-r): Megan Baggett, Demi Loper, Devin Pugh, Lake Lolley (co-head), Mary Ellen McConnell, Ivy Bethea, Kelsey Haynes, Gailyn Smith (head) and Lillie Walker. More...

Lifestyle

Bradford-Williams wed in Camden

Erika Day Williams and Glover Heath Bradford exchanged wedding vows on May 30, 2009 at 4:30 in the afternoon. GainesRidge in Camden was the setting for the beautiful outdoor wedding. More...

Andrews-Lacey to marry in Springfield M-P Church

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Andrews of Thomasville announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Abbie Leah to Christopher Dale Lacey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Lacey of Ashland. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Higdon-Criswell tell plans for Gulf Shores wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Higdon of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Clara Maxine Higdon to Johnny Wayne Criswell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billie Criswell of Fulton. More...

Road scores slip

Clarke County's road grades from the Alabama Department of Transportation have slipped a little, Clarke County Engineer Danny Overton told county commissioners Monday. More...

BLOCK PARTY A HIT

Mike Lewis, the "Jesus Painter," was a big hit at the Grove Hill Baptist Church's second "Back 2 School Block Party" held at Prim Stadium Saturday. Lewis offered a testimony through his art. More...

T'ville lures Marvin's with new incentives

It has become common for local governments to offer tax breaks and other incentives to lure industries to their areas. More...

Marengo ambulance on rotation for T'ville and northern Clarke

The Clarke County 911 Board agreed Monday to allow AmStar Emergency Medical Services, Inc., a Marengo County-based ambulance company, to be on rotation for 911 calls in Thomasville and northern ambulance Clarke County. More...

Congressman Bonner here next Tuesday

The U.S. Congress is in recess this month. Congressman Jo Bonner is out of the country this week but will be touring the First Congressional District next week, holding town hall meetings and talking with constituents. More...

'Classy Art' show at Arts Center

"Classy Art," an exhibit of artwork created by adults, children and teens during recent art classes in Grove Hil will be displayed in an exhibit Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22 and 23. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Burroughs

Franklin Deleon Burroughs Sr., 61, of Grove Hill died Aug. 8, 2009 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born June 18, 1948. He was a photographer. Survivors include his parents, Deleon C. More...

Beech

John Nolan Beech, 71, of Hobson died Aug. 5, 2009 at his residence at Upper Hobson Road, County Road 12. He was born Dec. 23, 1937. He was a native of Jordan. He was a member of Pine Level Baptist Church in Hobson. More...

Dykeman

Betty C. Dykeman, 74, of Salitpa died Aug. 7, 2009 in a local health care facility. She was born June 21, 1935. She was a member of the West Bend Baptist Church. She was a retired school teacher. Survivors include her husband, Rev. More...

Business

Boise reports $51 million profit for second quarter

Boise reported a $51 million profit for the three-month period ending June 30. The company lost $18 million for the same period of 2008. That equates to a profit of 60 cents a share. One industry analyst had predicted a one-cent loss. More...

Lawsuit settlement boosts United Bancshares income for second quarter of 2009

United Security Bancshares, Inc. More...

Evergreen Transportation files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Evergreen Transportation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week. The company employs 350 drivers and 125 office workers in six offices and a company representative said there are no plans to eliminate jobs or offices. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

THE SOUTHWEST ALABAMA AIDS PREVENTION COALITION will meet Friday, Aug. 14 from 11 a.m. until noon in the community room of the Monroe County Health Dept. in Monroeville. For more information contact Maureen Nichols at 251-275-7108. More...

Church News

GHBC Block Party huge success

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Editorial

Banned in Alabama

Gone South

You see more skin in an Alabama shopping mall any day of the week. More...

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Rules for roadside memorials

Gone South

"It seems good to mark and to remember for a little while the place where a man died." — John Steinbeck, The Log from the Sea of Cortez I read it in The New York Times, so it's gotta be so. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 4-11 include: Harriet Louise Brooks, 60, hindering prosecution, first degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications James Russell Dowling II, to Jennifer Kay Tolbert; Thomas Gayle Mathews, to Debra Dunagan Bolen; Vernon Charles Denton, to Margaret Champion Denton. More...