September 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Eric Kimbrough gets 28 years for robbery

Presiding Circuit Court Judge, D.P. "Pedro" Scurlock, imposed a 28-year prison sentence against Eric Tyrone Kimbrough for his role in the November 9, 2006, armed robbery of the Garrick's Corner Grocery located in the Scyrene Community. More...

Special House 65 primary pits Democrats this Tuesday

A Democratic primary is set Tuesday to pick a nominee for the Alabama House of Representatives, District 65. It has been a quiet campaign, with Elaine Beech of Chatom and Ozelle Hubert of Jackson vying for the chance to fill the vacant seat. More...

Special Sections

Community

Gulf Shores firm low bidder for Jackson Senior Center

During the Tuesday, Sept. More...

Jackson PD investigating stolen vehicle

Jackson Police are investigating the report of a vehicle stolen Sept. 5, from the 2300 block of Walker Springs Road. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, the 2002 blue Buick Regal was reported stolen around 3:13 p.m. More...

Census rep hoping for better response from Clarke in 2010

Only 56 percent of Clarke Countians who received a census questionnaire in 2000 responded, a U.S. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

THE CLARKE PREPARATORY SCHOOL'S DAY CARE will be hosting its Grandparent's Day Friday, Sept. 11 at 10:45. Bring a picnic lunch for you and your grandchild and enjoy the afternoon with someone special. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

St. James AME Church of Jackson will continue its revival Thursday, Sept. 10 and end Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. Henry Frowner, pastor of the Pine Grove Baptist Church of Clifton and Mt. More...

Editorial

Beech for House

For the second time in about four months, some local voters will return to the polls to cast ballots for an Alabama legislative seat. A special primary is set Tuesday for House District 65. An election was necessitated after State Rep. More...

Obama's speech

The partisan bickering and the hatred has gone too far in this country when the President of the United States can't make a speech to schoolchildren encouraging them and stressing the importance of a good education. More...

Must help yourself

What Others Say

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently the selection of 145 recipients for more than $15.3 million in federal Recovery Act grants. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 1-8 include: Tyrell Ray Rogers, 30, receiving stolen property second degree/concealing, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Jeremy Ivan Wilson, to Amanda Leann Lay; Charles Everett Odom, to Lora A. Newton. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Windham to sign new book here Sept. 19

Beloved local author and storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham will be at the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. Mrs. More...

Petition requests vote on wet-dry

A petition was presented to the Grove Hill Town Council Tuesday night requesting a referendum on allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages within the municipality. More...

Scotch & Gulf Lumber, LLC likely name of new company

For several weeks the rumors have been circulating of a potential merger or partnership of two local lumber companies— Scotch Lumber Co. and Gulf Lumber Co. A legal notice in this edition apparently spills the beans. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

Prayer event Friday in front of courthouse A group will gather in front of the Clarke County Courthouse Friday as part of a nationwide effort. The event will be from noon until 1 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wilkerson

Mary Nell Wilkerson, 82, Grove Hill died Sept. 2, 2009 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was born Jan. 9, 1927. She was a former resident of Geneva. She was a member of the Grove Hill Baptist Church. More...

Hudson

Catherine Elizabeth Hudson, 81, of Thomasville died Sept. 4, 2009 at Thomasville Nursing Home. She was born April 12, 1928. She was a member of Hoboken Baptist Church. More...

Card of Thanks

Thank You We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for all the prayers, cards, phone calls, food, and acts of kindness extended to our family during the passing of our father, Troy Lee Moore Sr. We especially want to thank Dr. More...

Sports

THS topples UMS 42-37

Tigers jump to number 1 in poll

Like a prize fight between two heavyweight boxers, Thomasville and UMS-Wright traded blows last Friday night, with the Tigers landing the final punch in beating the Bulldogs 42-37 in front of a packed house at D.F. Anderson Stadium. More...

CCHS Bulldogs have no trouble with Neal

Clarke County hosted W.S. Neal last Friday night as they easily pulled out the 35-12 region win at H.G. Prim Stadium. The Eagles won the toss and opted to kick off first. Logan Williamson kicked the ball out of bounds to begin the game. More...

Gators fall 41-8 to Monroe

The Clarke Prep School Gators fought hard but lost 41-8 to the Volunteers of Monroe Academy last Friday night at Hamilton Field in Grove Hill. Monroe Academy scored on their first six possessions, as they took a 41-0 lead into halftime. More...

Lifestyle

Peterman Station Arts and Crafts Fest to be held Nov. 21

Peterman will host its 26th Annual Peterman Station Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.. More...

Parden restores 1931 Model A Ford

Coffeeville native Dempsey Parden spent eight years restoring this 1931 Model A Ford and trailered it from his home in DeRidder, La. to the Parden reunion at Bethel Baptist Church near Coffeeville Saturday to show his relatives and friends. More...

Antique tractor show Sept. 19 in Ft. Deposit

The eighth annual Pullin' in the Pines Antique Tractor Show and Pull will be Saturday, Sept. 19 in Fort Deposit. Antique tractor pulls feature the horsepower of older tractors and the knowledge of the driver to get the most from them. More...

Schools

School off to a great start at Clarke Prep

I hope everyone had a great and safe summer. A few more days would have been wonderful but the time had come. It's great to have our returning students back and greater still to welcome new students and parents to our school family. More...

Book fair to be held September 21-25

The CPS library will be holding it's fall book fair during the week of September 21-25, 2009. The hours for the fair are 7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m. on Friday. The fair will be open until 4:00 p.m. More...

Chapel service held each week

Chapel is underway for its second year at Clarke Prep. Classes attend a chapel service every Wednesday. Coach Nate Ballard is the faculty member in charge of the Jr. More...