November 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Coach Floyd rescinds resignation

Clarke County High School Coach Allan Floyd withdrew his resignation prior to the Clarke County Board of Education meeting Thursday afternoon and said he would contest the recommendation to terminate his coaching and athletic director duties by CCHS More...

Governmental offices to close Thursday, Friday

Many businesses will be closed Thanksgiving day but open bright and early Friday for big After Thanksgiving sales. Most governmental offices, including municipal offices and the Clarke County Courthouse will be closed Thursday and Friday. More...

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Business

‘LPS’ could help businesses with power bills

Some 22,000 businesses in Alabama who are customers of Alabama Power Company could see a reduction in their electricity bills because of a change in the rates for LPS power recently mandated by the Alabama Public Service Commission. More...

Sports

Jackson advances to semi-finals with win

The Jackson Aggies came out on top of the Choctaws of Bibb County 25-22 as they out-lasted the previously unbeaten team in the quarterfinal round of the Class 4A playoffs last Friday at John D. Simpkins Stadium-Legion Field. More...

Late charge falls short, Bears’ season ends

On Friday night Pickens County High School Tornadoes blew pass the Leroy High School Bears 19-12 and snapped LHS’ 17 game winning streak in the playoffs. This ended their three reign as the AHSAA 2A Football Champions. More...

Seals to join AHSAA Hall of Fame

Headlined by former Clarke County High School girls’ coach June Seals, nine major contributors to prep athletics in Alabama have been selected to the 20th class of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Ellis Michael Godwin, to Mallory Reid Hicks; Jarmin Tremaine Rothchild, to Christie Letitia Morrissette. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 17- 23 include: Norman Clay Ready Jr., 23, domestic violence third degree, $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

‘Very aggressive’ plan to fill New Era plant

A “very aggressive” marketing campaign to promote and fill the soon-tobe vacant New Era Cap plant building in Jackson is underway, Clarke County Commissioners were told Tuesday. More...

Father-son arrested for attempted murder

A father and son have been charged with attempted murder in the beating of a man in the Lower Peach Tree area Nov. 13. William E. Williams Jr., 63, and David L. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

Grove Hill’s parade will be next Thursday More...

Historical Society to meet Sunday in Rockville

The Clarke County Historical Society will meet at the Rockville Baptist Church Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Fred Pringle, manager of the Stimpson Wildlife Sanctuary, will speak and give a history of the sanctuary. More...

Community

New Era closing

Cap-making facility to be idle by early 2010

New Era Cap Co. will close its Jackson plant by early 2010, putting 322 employees out of work. The Buffalo N.Y. More...

Child Advocacy board

The Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. board members for 2009-2010 are pictured. The center has two child-focused programs, “Almost Home,” a licensed foster home, and the Regional Child Advocacy Center, both located in Grove Hill. More...

8,601 courthouse checks since new security personnel started

Larry Davis, security coordinator for the Clarke County Courthouse, told commissioners Monday that Wackenhut Security personnel have done 8,601 screenings since taking over security checks at the courthouse in late October. More...

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Thanksgiving is here and so is the Christmas shopping season. This year, more than ever, Clarke Countians should try their hardest to shop Clarke County. The economy isn’t the best, in case you haven’t heard. More...

Watching ‘the game’ with Daddy

Gone South

As you are reading this we are on our way down for a Grove Hill Thanksgiving and to watch the Auburn-Alabama game with my father. Though Daddy is still a loyal Auburn fan, he has outlived most of the More...