October 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Wanted man found hiding in duffle bag in Coffeeville home

Clarke County sheriff’s deputies found a man wanted on rape, incest and other sexual charges in Kentucky hiding in a duffle bag Saturday. More...

New revenue commissioner takes oath Friday

Terry Norris will be sworn in as Clarke County’s new revenue commissioner Friday at 3 p.m. in the main courtroom of the Clarke County Courthouse. A reception will follow until 5 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. More...

Congressman’s representative to be in county

A staff member of Congressman Jo Bonner’s will be in Clarke County Wednesday, Oct. More...

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Community

‘Killing the goose’ says property owner

A Baton Rouge commercial property owner says he can’t win for losing. Bill Wicker bought the old Wal- Mart building in Thomasville about six years ago. Until earlier this year, it housed Goody’s, a retail clothing store. More...

Camper arrested with marijuana

Clarke County sheriff’s deputies arrested a woman camping with her young children at the Camp Maubila Boy Scout Camp with marijuana Saturday. A companion of the woman’s was arrested for domestic violence. More...

Coffeeville has a successful litter cleanup week

The Coffeeville Beautification Club and Coffeeville School partnered last week to make Litter Awareness Week a success. The campaign provided Litter Awareness material to the school and Head Start Program. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

THE THOMASVILLE CLASS OF 1989 is planning a 20 year reunion Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3. More...

Editorial

Hybrid hopes

Our Opinions

The announcement last week of a $6.5 billion “green-vehicle” manufacturing plant for north Baldwin County could be big. Or it could be a bust. More...

Cartoon

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How to bring joy to Alabama

Gone South

A while back my buddy Gary, down in the Tampa-St. Pete area, sent me a clipping from the Tampa Tribune in August 1909 - yes, he is a historian, and a good one. More...

$2 million verdict returned

A jury returned a combined $2 million civil verdict after hearing a six-year-old vehicle accident case in Clarke County Circuit Court last week. The case was the Estate of Vernon Lee Croom, Robbin C. Dailey, Executrix vs. More...

Clarke property appraisals jump

Old T’ville Goody’s appraised value jumped from $1.3 million to $2.6 million. Baton Rouge owner says the county is ‘killing the goose.’ See Page 3A.

Some Grove Hill property appraisals have jumped as much as 80 percent. More...

Bid posting error gets town off hook on hot garbage issue

After all of the wailing and gashing of teeth last week over an outsider garbage company underbidding a company with a Grove Hill office, the mayor announced Tuesday that the bids had not been posted in accordance with the law and would have to be r More...

Gospel singing to be in Fulton this Saturday

Fulton Fire and Rescue’s Annual Fall Gospel Singing will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 in downtown Fulton from 4 p.m. until. The singing will feature the following, Glory Road Quartet, Bro. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Goldman

Mary Deloris Goldman, 74, of St. Stephens died Sept. 26, 2009 at her residence. She was born Nov. 11, 1934 in Chatom. She was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church in St. Stephens. More...

Scott

Marion Lance Scott, 42, of Millry died Sept. 23, 2009 at his residence. He was born Feb. 21, 1967. He was a native of Coffeeville. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Coffeeville. More...

Amos

Robert “Bob” Earl Amos, 73, of Thomasville died Sept. 27, 2009 at his residence. He was born Sept. 11, 1936 in Jackson, MS. He was retired from the Alabama National Guard. He was a member of the Thomasville Church of God. More...

Sports

AGGIES END DROUGHT AGAINST BEARS

The Jackson Aggies ended a 4-year drought as they beat the Leroy Bears 27- 13 last Friday at Palmer Stadium in the annual Battle of the Tombigbee. The win runs Jackson’s record to 5-0 for the first time since the 1990 season. More...

Bulldogs give T. R. Miller big fight

Clarke County was hosted by T.R. Miller last week at Memorial Stadium in Brewton. The Dawgs put up a good fight but came up short, losing 31-20. More...

CPS falls 48-14 to Southern

The Clarke Prep School Gators fell 48-14 to Southern Academy last Friday night at Hamilton Field in Grove Hill. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 22-29 include: James Anthony Hyde, 34, failure to appear, $276 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...