October 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

$1.3 million for C’ville, Jax, Fulton projects

Gov. Bob Riley has awarded Community Development Block Grants totaling $1.3 million to improve the quality of life for 644 residents of Clarke County. More...

Grove Hill couple killed in Texas

A double funeral was held at Tompkins Baptist Church last Friday for a Grove Hill couple killed earlier in the week in Texas. Carlton A. Bennett, 74, and his wife, Meriam Bea Bennett, 71, both died at the scene of the Oct. More...

Ghost Walk is Saturday in Thomasville

Thomasville’s annual Ghost Walk and Fall Festival has arrived again. The Kathryn Tucker Windham Ghost Walk will kick-off at dark on Saturday, Oct. 24. More...

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Community

Jobless rate continues to rise

Unemployment continued to edge upward in Alabama and in several southwest Alabama counties in September. The state’s unemployment rate rose to 10.7 percent from 10.3 percent in August. More...

Friends relieved when Jackson women found OK

Two elderly Jackson residents who were reported missing Thursday, Oct. 15, were located by rescuers the next morning after spending the night inside their automobile in a swamp. More...

Household Tips

• “To save water when handwashing dishes, I clean silverware together, all at one time. I toss it into a colander as I scrub. Then, I rinse the whole lot at the same time. This saves quite a bit of water.” — P.E. in New York More...

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GROVE HILL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LADIES AUXILIARY will have its fall jewelry sale Thursday, Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 23 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

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Healthcare can’t maintain status quo

Our Opinions

While the nation continues to debate healthcare reform, the system continues to deteriorate. The latest less-than-stellar news is from studies by the Robert Wood Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund, both nonpartisan foundations. More...

Folks, you shoulda been there’

Gone South

I went to a Metallica concert last week. Took four teenage boys. I know. Crazy as a run-over dog. See what comes of trying to be a good parent? I have an older daughter — now grown up with job and benefits. More...

GH Council mum on alcohol

Won’t comment on possible use of alcohol tax income or detail alcohol control ordinance

The Grove Hill Town Council will not take a stand or commit to how alcohol revenues would be spent if the town votes for legalized sales on Nov. 3. More...

Inducted into AISA’s Hall of Fame

Three Clarke Prep School faculty members were among those inducted into the Alabama Independent School Association’s Hall of Fame Monday evening in Montgomery. More...

Countians die in separate accidents

T’ville man dies in wreck

Jerry Strickland Jr. died in a single vehicle wreck on London Road near Sandflat early Saturday morning. Strickland, 25, was a native of Selma and a resident of Thomasville. Riding in the vehicle with him was Justin Brooks, 24, of Thomasville. More...

Development Foundation to honor Scotch, Gulf companies

The Clarke County Development Foundation will hold the seventh annual meeting Thursday October 22 at the Thomasville Civic Center. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and feature displays detailing the many projects of the foundation. More...

Crimson Tide history topic for Sunday meet

The history of Alabama Crimson Tide football will be the topic of the Clarke County Historical Society’s monthly meeting Sunday, Oct. 25, 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

House

Mildred Perine House, 53, of Choctaw Bluff died Oct. 8, 2009 at USA Medical Center in Mobile. More...

Moss

John Edward Moss, 63, of Toddtown died Oct. 7, 2009 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. He was born Aug. 18, 1946. He was an avid horseback rider. He was a member of the “Rough Rider” horse Club of Choctaw Bluff. More...

Steward

Katie Dorthy Steward, 84, of Grove Hill died Oct. 10, 2009 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 12, 1925. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill. She was retired from Singing River Hospital. More...

Sports

Dawgs fall in Backyard Brawl

The 95th meeting of the Backyard Brawl did not go the way the Clarke County High Bulldogs wanted it as they lost 38-7 to the Tigers of Thomasville at D.F. Anderson Field last Friday night. More...

CPS drops region tilt to Pickens

Despite a 224 yard rushing performance from junior fullback Mark Lear, the Clarke Prep School Gators lost 30-8 to Pickens Academy last Friday night at Hamilton Field. More...

Aggies win tune-up before THS showdown

The Jackson High School Aggies exploded for 49 first half points and never looked back as they pounded the over-match W.S. Neal Blue Eagles 52-0 last Friday night at Buddy Taylor Stadium in East Brewton. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 13-20 include: James Michael Caine, 23, arson first degree/residence, burglary third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...