September 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Hubert charges voting irregularities

Ozelle Hubert, who lost last week’s special Democratic primary for House District 65, is complaining of several voting irregularities. Hubert lost the race to Elaine Beech, 4,353 to 1,071, an 80-20 percent difference. More...

Burglars hit Grove Hill

It has been a while since Grove Hill has had any burglaries but there has been a rash of them in the last few days. More...

Historical Soc. to hear about Adm. Semmes

The Clarke County Historical Society will meet Sunday at 2:30 at Grove Hill Town Hall. The program, given by Steve Kennedy of Mobile, will be about the life of Admiral Raphael Semmes. This year marks Admiral Semmes’ 200th birthday. More...

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Community

Clarke Soil & Water taking cost-share applications

The Clarke County Soil & Water Conservation District has begun accepting applications for the Alabama Resource Conservation Program to allocate costshare funds for Program Year 2010. More...

Card of Thanks

Card of Thanks The Joseph A. Autry family would like to express their appreciation to the Clarke County Search Rescue Services. A simple afternoon fishing trip turned into quite an ordeal. More...

Grove Hill budget projects $2.2 million in revenues in ’09-10

The Grove Hill Town Council Monday adopted a $2.2 million budget for fiscal 2009-10. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

CLARKE COUNTY ADVOCACY GROUP advocating for people with disabilities will have a home-made ice cream social meeting Thursday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at 340 Kelly Court in Grove Hill. More...

Church News

Announcements

The New Greater First Baptist Church family will continue its fall revival service Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Rev. L.L. Ruffin, pastor of the Mount Ararat Baptist Church of Selma will be the evangelist for the week. Rev. Carlton L. More...

Seeds from the Sower

Years ago Bill wanted to become a profession ball player. He was offered a contract to catch for the best team in the world, but his father wouldn’t let him. “I’ll leave home,” he said. More...

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of Jude in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Whom did God choose to replace Moses to lead the Israelites? Aaron, Jacob, Joshua, Caleb 3. Which disciple betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver? More...

Lifestyle

Andrews-Farris to marry Nov. 7 in Jamaica

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Andrews announce the engagement of their daughter, Afton Leanne Andrews, to Loren Farris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Farris of Pass Christian, MS. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Coffeeville High Class of ’79 holds reunion

Coffeeville High School Class of 1979 held its 30th year class reunion Sept. 5 at The Garden Restaurant in Thomasville. More...

Hare-Britt plans announced

Craig and Shann Hare of Thomasville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Skyler Hare, to Jeremy Adam Britt, son of Kenneth Britt of Anniston and Paula Yancy of Southside. More...

Wet-dry referendum is Nov. 3

Grove Hill citizens will vote on the question of legalized alcohol sales within the municipality on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The Town Council authorized the referendum Monday. More...

Rain, rain, rain!

It has rained and rained... 7.2 inches so far this month and over 23 inches since August, according to Tommy Wood’s electronic rain gauge. More...

Beverly concludes nearly 28-year tenure working in courthouse

Chris Beverly will be just short of 28 years of service in the Clarke County Courthouse when he leaves the building Friday. Beverly’s term as Clarke County revenue commissioner ends Sept. 30. Terry Norris assumes the office Oct. 1. More...

Jax Chamber to hold annual meet Tuesday

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Meeting and Dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the H.W. Pearce Park Assembly House. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

Child Advocacy Center hosting motorcycle ride

The Regional Child Advocacy Center will host “Cruising for CAC,” a motorcycle benefit ride this Saturday. Bikers will gather at Dunn’s Exxon in Grove Hill at 7:30 a.m. and depart at 8:30. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Anthony

Debra Ann Anthony, 55, of Arlington died Sept. 17, 2009 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center. She was born Feb. 10, 1954 in Grove Hill. She was a member of County Line Baptist Church. She was a retired elementary school teacher. More...

Bedwell

Ruby Ethel Bedwell, 92, of Thomasville died Sept. 19, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Oct. 30, 1916 in Coffeeville. She was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Beverly

Helen R. Beverly, 88, of Fulton died Sept. 13, 2009 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma. She was born Jan. 11, 1921 in Mobile. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was a former nurse. More...

Sports

Bulldogs hold off Bears

On Tuesday night the Wilson Hall Middle School Bulldogs beat the Leroy Bears 14- 12. The Bulldogs jumped on top in the first quarter when QB Matt Harvey ran up the middle to score the first touchdown. At halftime the score remained 6-0. More...

Panthers get big win over Shields

The Coffeeville Panthers jumped all over J.F. Shields last Friday as they won their first game of the season 41-14 in Coffeeville. “We had opportunities in the first half to score more,” coach Labarry Jones said. More...

Gators earn region win over Meadowview

The Clarke Prep School Gators evened their record to 2-2 on the season as they beat the Trojans of Meadowview Christian 22-8 last Friday night in Selma. More...

Editorial

Abide by bid law

Our Opinions

The Grove Hill Town Council absolutely refused Monday to award a legitimately won low bid. They erred in doing their duty to the town. Advanced Disposal was the low bidder to collect Grove Hill’s garbage. More...

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Here’s how to do Faulkner

Gone South

I am a creature of habit. And one habit I have is that every fall, as the air begins to chill, I read something by William Faulkner. Or listen to it I’ll get to that in a minute. Only this year, I started early. Let me explain. More...

Records

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Christopher Dale Lacey, to Abbie Leah Andrews; Charles Robert Latham, to Sarah Sue Annie Stringer; Daniel Wayne English, to Tossa Danuelle Blair; James Keith Haskew, to Katherine Lynn McGilberry; Robert Matthew Moore, More...

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 15-22 include: Joe Acoby Harris, 26, public intoxication/appears in public, burglary second degree, $8,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Schools

News from around Grove Hill Elementary

Storms Didn’t Drive Away Parents for PTA More...

Keahey presents check

Senator Marc Keahey recently visited GHES and presented Kathy Spidle with a check to support a technology project at the school. More...

Parents key in continual progress at WHMS

As with all our schools we too are off to a great start. I feel blessed to have a wonderful group of students and a dedicated staff of employees. I want to thank all those who came to our annual open house on August 25th and joined our PTO. More...