September 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Elaine Beech

Democrat

1. Why are you running for the Alabama Legislature? What do you think makes you the best candidate for the job? As a businesswoman and as an elected member of my county's board of education, I have been committed to public service. More...

Jerry Reed

Republican

1. Why are you running for the Alabama Legislature? What do you think makes you the best candidate for the job? I view public service as a noble endeavor and have always been interested in serving in the Legislature. More...

Special Sections

Community

Large crowd at CWEMC meeting

More than 1,000 members of Clarke-Washington EMC registered at the cooperative's 73rd Annual Meeting, held in Chatom, Tuesday, Sept. 1st. More...

Clarke County school board OK's budget of almost $31.5 million for new fiscal year

The Clarke County Board of Education last week approved a budget that anticipates spending nearly $31.3 million in fiscal 2010. Carmen Rotch, custodian of funds for the Clarke County system, detailed the budget. More...

Lt. Lynum promoted to captain

First Lieutenant Johnny E. Lynum II has just received a promotion to the rank of Captain in the United States Air Force. He is currently serving as Lead Integration Engineer at Robins AFB, GA. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

THE CLARKE COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will hold its first meeting for the 2009-2010 year, Thursday, September 17, 2009, 11:45 A.M., at Jackson Steakhouse. Yearbooks will be passed out along with other program activities. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Tompkins Baptist Church will have a rummage sale Friday, Sept. 4 from noon until 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. More...

The passing of an icon: Preston Goode

Somewhere I read, "The best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person." The recent passing of one hundred seven-year-old Gosport icon, Mr. Preston Goode reminded me that a teacher and historian has been silenced by death. More...

Lifestyle

Brooker-Robertson wed in Grove Hill Baptist

Amy Lane Robertson and Kyle David Brooker were united in marriage at Grove Hill Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on August 15, 2009. Judge Richard Brooker, father of the groom, officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Amish friend shares recipe

Memories & Recipes

Every once in a while one good thing in life leads to another good thing. I have been reading the Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter inspirational books about the Amish. More...

Trouble attracting birds? Try Hercules Club, it'll work!

Gardening With Dora

Some shrubs, touted in all the bird books as great seed providers for birds, have just never worked for me. Wax myrtle never seems to fruit in my yard; and my virburnums don't even bloom there. I have never seen a bird anywhere near my beautybush. More...

Schools

Brazil student hails from city of 19 million

This year Clarke County High School received a new exchange student, Romone (pronounced Homone) Viaceli. The native Brazilian traveled 12 hours from the huge city of Sao Paulo (19 million people) to our small town of Grove Hill (1,500 people). More...

New technology

Students and faculty at CCHS now have access to an upgraded Renaissance Learning program in the media center. Renaissance Place provides academic advantages for both students and teachers. More...

Ambassadors named

A new school year is here with new opportunities to succeed. The guidance office is open to students, parents, and teachers. More...

Toddlers found on roadside

Missing children in Packers Bend cause quite a scare last week

What started out as a dream come true for a single working mother ended up as a nightmare for all parties involved. More...

Fulton youths change plans from robbery to burglary

Three Fulton juveniles at first intended to rob the Fulton Grocery but when they saw the owner there Saturday night they opted instead to come back after the store closed and burglarize it, Sgt. More...

House candidates share positions

A special primary and general election are slated to fill the District 65 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. Incumbent District 65 Rep. More...

Ozelle Hubert

Democrat

1. Why are you running for the Alabama Legislature? What do you think makes you the best candidate for the job? More...

Clarke County EVENTS

Labor Day is Monday Monday, Sept. 7 is Labor Day. Governmental offices will be closed, including the Grove Hill Town Hall and Clarke County Courthouse. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hunt

Doris Delois Rivers Hunt, 81, of Gainestown died Aug. 31, 2009 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 8, 1927. She was a faithful and devoted member of Gainestown A.O.H. More...

Martin

Lenzy "Coon" Martin, 100, of Jackson died Aug. 19, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born June 3, 1909. He was a member of Vernal Chapel Baptist Church at Jackson. More...

Sellers

Roseanna Brown Sellers, 90, of Jackson died Aug. 24, 2009. Survivors include an adopted son, Timothy Wright, Mobile. A service was held Aug. 29 at 3 p.m. at St. Matthews No. 1 Baptist Church in Manila. Burial was in the St. Matthews No. More...

Sports

CCHS Bulldogs fall 7-4 to LHS

Democrat Sports Editor Leroy Bears and Clarke County High battled in a defensive struggle Friday night at H.G. Prim Stadium, with the 2A Bears coming out on top 7-4 in front of 5,000 fans. More...

Gators hang tough in TA loss

Clarke Prep played Tuscaloosa Academy close the first half this past Friday night before the Knights pulled away in the second half with a 42-18 win. You could feel the excitement of the crowd as they anxiously anticipated the kickoff. More...

Tigers beat SWHS 21-19

The Thomasville Tigers ended a 2-year drought as they beat the Bulldogs of Sweet Water 21-19 last Friday night at Victory Field in Sweet Water. More...

Editorial

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At work in D.C.

Editor's Notes

He is the right arm of the man who is the right arm of the President of the United States. But you wouldn't know it by just looking at Sean Sweeney, a clean-cut and polite young man. More...

The '60s have come to this

Gone South

"I hate to think that it was all just ... fashion." "The Big Chill" (1983) That was the plaintive cry of Sarah Cooper, played by Glenn Close, in my favorite '60s movie, The Big Chill, which really wasn't about the '60s at all. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Christopher Chance Gaines, to Terrell Nichole Powell; Keith Aqui Lawrence, to Stacey Evette Wiggins; Jeremy Russell Parden, to Nikki Powell Linder; Gary Earl Wilson, to Linda Dell Rish; Kenneth Edward Argo, to Jennife More...

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 25-Sept. 1 include: Anja Denea Tucker, 37, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...