August 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Trustees to be elected at CWEMC meeting

A former Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corp. employee who was serverely injured working on the job continues his quest for a seat on the co-op's board of trustees. More...

Church secretary admits bankruptcy fraud and tax fraud

A Grove Hill woman pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Mobile to bankruptcy fraud in connection with a church where she worked, and aiding and abetting tax fraud. Sharon Denise Jemison, 40, faces up to 20 years in prison. More...

Special Sections

Community

Reserved parking available at CCHS

Reserved parking is available for all Clarke County High School football games. The parking places are next to the gym and the cost is $25. Contact coach Tori Johnson at the school at 275- 3368 or 275-3495. More...

Total repairs to Salt Creek bridge cost over $58,000

The concrete work to repair the bridge over Salt Creek on County Route 15 damaged by a log truck that wrecked there several weeks ago totaled $47,132.31, Clarke County Engineer Danny Overton told county commissioners Monday. More...

Supports workforce development

Chester Vrocher of Jackson and Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II of Mobile presented Clarke County Commissioners with a certificate of appreciation Monday for the county's support of the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council, Region 9, Inc. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

THE 1994 JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS COMMITTEE is planning a reunion for Aug. 28 and 29 at the VFW in Jackson. Reunion fee is $50 single, with spouse is $75. If you would like to attend contact Renita M. Davis, 251-246-1979 or Tewanda H. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church of Carlton will hold a revival beginning Monday, Aug. 24 through Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be Rev. Jesse Lowe Jr., pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church in Wilmer. More...

THE REASON

A professor called a careless student into his office and asked, "What was your reason for coming to college?" "Didn't have one," he answered. More...

Indian Ridge Baptist holds homecoming

Rev. Johnny Lynum, pastor The Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its annual homecoming service Aug. 2 with the regular order of service. The Master of Order was Deacon Gary Young. There were many home comers at home for this great occasion. More...

Lifestyle

Now here's a tip!

• "Our 'official' first weekend of fall is approaching, and I wanted to share something that our family did last year. On a still-hot Saturday, we laid a tarp in the yard and set up the sprinkler on it. More...

Atchison-Shepherd wed on Ft. Morgan Beach

An outdoor service uniting Carman Deanna Shepherd and Mark Raymond Atchison took place on May 2, 2009 at 7 p.m. on Fort Morgan Beach. Officiating the ceremony was Reverend Roscoe Wentworth of Coffeeville. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Get ready for football!

Memories & Recipes

I'm hearing cheers of "Roll Tide" and "War Eagle." Or maybe you're rooting for your favorite school team …"Go Dawgs," "Go Gators," Go Bears," "Go Tigers," "Go Panthers," "Go Eagles" or whatever. Unmistakably football is in the air. More...

School board buys 11 buses for $801,950

The Clarke County Board of Education approved spending $801,950 for 11 new school buses at its meeting last week. More...

Ready for free healthcare clinic

These medical professionals at Grove Hill Healthcare were ready early Wednesday morning for a busy day of seeing patients. More...

Moundville topic for Historical Society

The Moundville Archeological Park will be the topic of the monthly meeting of the Clarke County Historical Society this Sunday at 2:30 at Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Aloha from Helwestern

Luther Parden shows off a pineapple he grew at his home in Helwestern. He's had the plant for a few years, a gift from the late Joe Newsome who brought it back from Florida. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Atchison

David Carl Atchison, 74, of Salitpa died Aug. 7, 2009 in a Mobile area hospital. He was born Jan. 3, 1935. He was a retired Lock Tender from the Army Corps of Engineers at Coffeeville. He served with the United States Army's 4th Armored Division. More...

Hawk

Jessie Jean Hawk, 89, of Coffeeville died Aug. 23, 2009 in an area hospital. She was born Aug. 26, 1919. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Coffeeville. More...

Woodard

Nettie B. Woodard, 88, of Coffeeville died Aug. 21, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Jan. 28, 1921 in Coffeeville. She was a member of Jones Chapel Church of Christ in Coffeeville. She was a homemaker. More...

Sports

Volleyball teams get started

Lady Gators not happy as runner-up

Clarke Prep School's Lady Gators just missed winning their fifth consecutive state volleyball crown, falling in the finals to Kingwood Christian last year. "We will have a tough road to get back to state," head coach Angela Larrimore said. More...

Lady Bulldogs want to return to state

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs, fresh off a season that saw them advance to the Elite Eight state volleyball tournament, want to see that same kind of success as they start the 2009 season. More...

We better enjoy what we have

Sports Scene

Imagine a world without high school football in Southwest Alabama. That is a pretty tall order for anyone around here to imagine. More...

Editorial

Healthcare headache

Editor's Notes

"I don't think we have bad attitudes. We're just being Americans," an unhappy constituent told U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pennsylvania, in a town hall meeting recently. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Sunday school lesson

Gone South

Some Sunday school classes have a regular teacher, a dedicated person who comes prepared each Sabbath morning to instruct and enlighten. Not mine. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 18-25 include: Michael Germaine Williams, 35, parole violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Myles Virtry Overstreet, to Michelle Deneane Byrd; Kyle David Brooker, to Amy Lane Robertson; Larry Gene Sheffield Jr., to Emily Gwin Weaver; Zachary Creighton Hare, to Julie Loraine Lisenbe. More...