November 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Washington County gives Beech votes needed to win House

Elaine Beech’s home county of Washington gave the Democrat a big vote in Tuesday’s special election, enough for her to win the Alabama House of Representatives District 65 seat. More...

Fair continues until Saturday in Jackson

The annual Clarke-Washington Counties Fair, sponsored by the Jackson Rotary Club, opened Tuesday and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Cecil McMullan Fairgrounds, located on Stanley Drive in Jackson. More...

Special Sections

Community

Trivia Test

1. LITERATURE: What is the literary device called alliteration? 2. MATH: What is the Arabic equivalent of the Roman numerals MMDLVII? 3. More...

Donations for community groups

The Allied Community Development Corporation, made up of representatives from First United Security Bank and Merchants Banks, presented grants to various area organizations recently. More...

School burglar gets 20 years

A Satsuma man who was arrested and later indicted for burglarizing three area schools pleaded guilty to the charges in Clarke County Circuit Court last week and was sentenced to 20 years, District Attorney Spencer Walker said this week. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

GROVE HILL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL REUNION for former employees that were employed from 1949 to 1999 will be Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s dining room. Each one is asked to bring a covered dish. More...

Editorial

A crossed bridge

The people of Grove Hill spoke loud and clear Tuesday in favor of legalized alcoholic beverages sales in the county seat. A 62 percent win backed by a 58 percent turnout is about as loud and clear as it gets. More...

Cartoon

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Beware of scams for first time home buyers

Dear Editor, There is a scam going around regarding the New First Time Home Buyer Credit. Several approaches are being passed off as reality. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 27- Nov. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications James Walter Hay, to Candyce Inez Ernest; Marcus Darnell Frowner, to Melissa Andra Moore; Dale Whitfield Dumas, to Leigh Pippen Mathews; Roderick Lorenzo Jackson, to Irish Marchelle King; Justin Bridges Lenoir, to Ashl More...

Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day

Clarke County Museum • Grove Hill • Saturday, October 31, 2009

There was a lot of participation in old-timey dances. In this entertaining reel, short one dance partner, an unlucky dancer gets stuck with a broom. More...

‘YES’

Grove Hill voters OK legalized alcohol sales by 62% majority

Grove Hill citizens voted Tuesday to become the third municipality in dry Clarke County to permit legalized alcohol sales. Voters agreed to legalized sales with 346 “Yes” votes to 214 “No” votes. More...

School system has to dip into reserves to end year in black

The Clarke County Board of Education ended the fiscal year with a $1.9 million balance but had to dip into its reserves for about $1 million to fund operations because of state proration cuts. More...

Morvin man electrocuted putting up TV antenna

A Morvin man was electrocuted Friday when a television antenna he was erecting fell into some power lines. More...

Emily Steadham to be honored as GH’s Citizen

Grove Hill’s 2009 Citizen of the Year Emily A. Steadham will be honored with a banquet and program Thursday evening, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be at the Grove Hill Nutrition Center. More...

Jackson’s Fall Festival this Saturday

The 27th Annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, will be Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. in Jackson, with something for everyone to enjoy. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Horton

Gwendolyn Finch Horton, 101, died Oct. 29, 2009 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. She was born April 21, 1908. She was a native of the Pleasant Grove community. She was a member of the Good Springs Baptist Church in Winn. She was a homemaker. More...

Sharp

Debra Ann Sharp, 53, of Jackson died Oct. 24, 2009 at her residence. She was born Nov. 29, 1955. She was a construction worker with SW & B Construction Company in Cornith, MS. More...

Buckalew

Jeffrey Craig Buckalew, 48, of Gallion died Oct. 28, 2009 at his residence. He was born Sept. 3, 1961 in Selma. He was a radio tower repairman for Webb Tower Company. More...

Sports

Bulldogs edge Bears in classic

The Sweet Water Bulldogs used a clock-consuming drive and late defensive stand to hold off the Leroy Bears 28-27 last Friday night at Palmer Stadium in Leroy. More...

Gators close out season at EMCA

The Clarke Prep School Gators closed out the football season falling 26-14 to East Memorial Christian Academy in Prattville last Friday night. The Gators jumped out to an early lead when C.J. Denson scored on a 21- yard run. More...

JHS Aggies have no trouble with Wildcats

The Jackson Aggies completed their first 9-1 season since 1987 as they beat the Wildcats of Citronelle 45-7 on the road last Thursday night. More...

Lifestyle

Coffeeville Class of 1969 gathers

The Coffeeville High School Class of 1969 held its 40th year class reunion Saturday, Oct. 17. More...

Countians’ granddaughter is new meteorologist at Tampa television station

The granddaughter of native Clarke Countians has been named meteorologist for a Tampa, Fla. television station. Sheena Parveen Samanipour was tapped to replace longtime forecaster Horward Shapiro who retired at WTVTChannel 13, a Fox affiliate. More...

Andrews-Farris to wed in Jamaica this Saturday

Afton Leanne Andrews and Loren Farris will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Nov. 7 in Ocho Rios, Jamaica with family and friends attending. Miss Andrews is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Andrews of Grove Hill. Mr. Farris is the son of Mr. More...