December 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman found guilty of attempted murder after Easter egg hunt

A shooting following a kids’ Easter egg hunt in 2008 resulted in a trial last week with the shooter being found guilty of attempted murder. A Clarke County Circuit Court jury deliberated for about 40 minutes Dec. More...

Clarke County Events

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary tree lighting Thurs. The Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s annual Christmas Tree lighting will be Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. on the hospital grounds. More...

Wagarville wreck injures woman

Amanda Morris of Chatom was injured Monday, Dec. 7, around 8 a.m., in Wagarville when her Jeep Liberty was struck in the driver’s side by a truck driven by Leslie Stadmire of McIntosh. The truck was owned by Brand Scaffold Services of Mobile. More...

Special Sections

Community

2010 classes scheduled at Cultural Arts Center

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center announces classes for 2010: Adult classes for men and women Stained Glass Workshop-5-8 p.m., Jan. 11, 12, 14 and Jan. 16, 9:00 a.m. More...

Memories & Recipes

How about Christmas goodies for the troops? Here are two easy-to-make cookie recipes

I watched the Today show this morning before leaving for work. Al Roker was in Kabul, Afghanistan inside a tent with some of our brave and happy soldiers. More...

Sports

Title hopes fall short for JHS

TUSCALOOSA—The bid for their first out-right state football crown came up just short as the Jackson Aggies lost 31-27 to top-ranked Cherokee County last Friday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in the Class 4A championship game. More...

CPS Lady Gators beat JA

The Clarke Prep Lady Gators beat county rival Jackson Academy 37-32 last Thursday in their seasonopening game. Lady Gator starters Libby Harrigan and Harley Horton got in foul trouble and did not play in the third quarter. More...

Gators fall to JA, EA

The CPS Gators lost 69-28 to the Jackson Academy Eagles last Tuesday in Jackson. Caswell Compton had seven points and five rebounds to pace CPS. Devin Harrison and Jeremy Wiggins each had six points. Wiggins also had six boards. On Dec. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 1-8 include: Michael Larry Walker, 59, drug paraphernalia/first offense, possession of marijuana, $9,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Schools

CPS Essay winners

Several Clarke Prep students were recently selected as winners in the Patriot's Pen and Voice of Democracy essay contest. The first place students will compete at the next level of competition. More...

Good first half of school year

I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas holiday season. Clarke Prep has had a great first semester and we are looking forward to the second half of this school year. More...

UCA All-Americans

Ivy Bethea and Mary Ellen McConnell recently attended the Disney World Thanksgiving parade. These girls were selected as All-Americans at the UCA cheer camp over the summer and were given the honor to participate in the festivities. More...

LP mill likely won’t reopen before at least late 2010

Contrasting economic reports

The vice president of oriented strand board (OSB) for Louisiana Pacific told Clarke County commissioners Monday that the closed Clarke County mill likely won’t reopen before at least late 2010 or sometime in 2011 because of continued depresse More...

GH alcohol now legal: Businesses can apply for licenses for sales

Alcoholic beverages are now legal for sale in Grove Hill. The town council passed a control ordinance Monday night. However, it will likely be at least a few weeks before products are stocked in local stores. More...

County won’t pay coroner’s body transport costs

Clarke County commissioners told Coroner Kevin Brunson Monday they couldn’t authorize the county to pay to transport bodies to the state forensic lab for autopsies and other examinations. More...

One jail for stabbing another with kitchen knife last week

A man was arrested last week and charged with assault for stabbing a man in the check with a kitchen knife. Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Investigator Ron Baggette said Steve Washington stabbed Tony Hunt Dec. 2 during or after an argument. More...

Not hurt, but taken to jail

Grove Hill Police Officer Woodie Coats checks out this pickup after a wreck on Highway 43 south of Grove Hill early Monday evening. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bumpers

Clyde J. Bumpers, the seventh child of the late Willie and Emma Pugh Bumpers, died Dec. 6, 2009 at 73 years of age. More...

Fox

Lewis Thomas “L.T.” Fox, 78, a native of Gainestown and resident of Gainestown, died Dec. 1, 2009 at his home. He was a retired worker for the city of Mobile and a member of the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Prichard. More...

Robinson

Audrey Nezita Parker Robinson, 87, of Jackson, died Dec. 5, 2009 at the Washington County Nursing Home in Chatom. She was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse at Jackson Medical Center. More...

Business

A Winner At Sales Ford-Lincoln-Mercury

Roy and Charlotte Dunagan (center) won a $200 gift certificate to Dozier’s Gift Shop in Thomasville from Sales Ford-Lincoln-Mercury of Grove Hill recently just for checking their numbers and responding to a promotional mailout sent out by t More...

Allied Waste wins Grove Hill’s garbage business on second bidding

Much lower bids second go-around; once a week collections will reduce customers’ monthly bills

Rebidding Grove Hill’s solid waste contract resulted in much lower bids from the two contractors bidding on the project and enabled the first-time high bidder and contract holder to shave their price enough to keep the town’s business on More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

THE SOUTHWEST ALABAMA AIDS PREVENTION COALITION will meet Friday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Monroe County Health Department in Monroeville. The guest speaker will be Catina James who will present information on disease surveillance. More...

Editorial

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Gone South

Deciding who owns the beach

The U.S. Supreme Court has either heard or will hear arguments soon in a case that will decide who owns the beach. So pay attention, for the court’s decision could affect your summer plans. Let me explain. More...

Letter to the Editor

Churches, individuals support Bible course for local schools

Dear Editor: I wish to brag on this community! More...