August 20, 2009 RSS feed / Community

'Cry Out America' rally to be held in front of courthouse

A "Cry Out America" rally is planned for Friday, Sept. 11 on the front lawn of the Clarke County Courthouse. More...

AEA's Hubbert, Reed blast Washington BOE for improperly handling teacher's dismissal

The executive director and the associate executive director of the Alabama Education Association addresses the case of a Washington County school teacher who is serving a prison sentence but still drawing her teacher's pay in this week's issue of t More...

Squashing rumors

Greer's Grove Hill Market isn't closing, contrary to the rumors that have been circulating. The grocery store's sign addresses the issue: "We love this town and we are here to stay," it proclaims. More...

FULTON FIREFIGHTERS CHAMPS!

For the second straight year the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department won the state championship at the Alabama State convention. The squad won first place in Obstacle Course, Hose Lay and Air Pack Relay. More...

Coffeeville school enrollment up

Coffeeville High School's enrollment stood at an even 200 last Friday, up from the 150 predicted for the K-12 facility school in July. That's a 25 percent increase. More...

Schools take precautions against seasonal and swine flu

Right now, parents throughout Clarke County are preparing for a new school year, finding out who their children's teachers will be, buying school supplies and seeing the doctor to make sure their kids are healthy and ready to learn. More...

Firemen respond to kitchen fire

Grove Hill firemen responded to a fire call at the home of Lanita Paite in the new Pines subdivision off Carter Drive early Sunday evening. A stove fire smoked up some of the kitchen cabinets but was quickly extinguished. Photo by Jim Cox More...

Strange but true

• It was the inestimable Miss Piggy who made the following sage observation: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye." • If you ever travel t More...

Fugitive caught in La.

A Jackson man, who is a suspect in a number of local burglaries, was arrested last week in Louisiana. More...

New Era cuts back workers

Approximately 40 percent of New Era Cap Company employees in its three domestic manufacturing plants in Alabama and New York State—including Jackson— have been laid off due to a decline in consumer demand for their product. More...