December 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Countian wins $10,000

Sherrill Bailey received the Sales Ford Lincoln Mercury giveaway promotion in the mail Dec. 9 in her Grove Hill post office box. She threw it on her car seat. More...

School board may act on Coach Floyd’s status at meeting

The Clarke County Board of Education will hold its final meeting of 2009 Thursday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. at the central office in Grove Hill. More...

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Community

Card of Thanks

The family of Betty Jean Sheffield would like to thank the many people who have shown their love and support throughout the past few months. The flowers, food, words of encouragement and especially the many prayers are very much appreciated. More...

Sgt. Major King on duty in Iraq

Sgt. Major Dennis King is shown with General Ramond Odierno, commander of the Multi-National Force-Iraq (left photo) and with former Pittsburg Steelers head coach Bill Cowher (right photo) during Cowher’s visit to Iraq recently. More...

Jackson man admits that he injured himself

A Jackson man has admitted to inflicting a severe injury to himself and blaming a female acquaintance. More...

Sports

Lady Gators beat JA 45-32

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat county foe Jackson Academy 45-32 Monday night in Grove Hill. Libby Harrigan torched the Lady Eagles for 24 points. Maegan McAleer added six points and 10 rebounds. More...

Clarke Prep loses to Eagles

The Clarke Prep School lost 53-43 to the visiting Jackson Academy Eagles Monday night in Grove Hill. More...

Sports Scene

Super Six a big hit in T-town

The door to a world that has been open since the first week of August has finally been closed…thankfully…as the high school football season has come to an end. More...

Lifestyle

Southern Magnolia members enjoy annual Christmas Party at Cafe’ Bella Rhue in Grove Hill

Café Bella Rhue was the setting for the Southern Magnolia Woman’s Club’s annual Christmas party the night of Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. Christie Merck offered a mealtime prayer before the Dutch treat meal. More...

Former Mayor S. P. Hudson dies

Former Grove Hill Mayor S. P. Hudson—for whom the town park is named—died Monday morning after a brief illness. He was 88. More...

Sweet potatoes turned Santas

No two of the oblong Santa ornaments are the same. Each one is unique and different. That’s because no two sweet potatoes are the same, explains their artisan, Hilda Knight. More...

Blood clot fatal for Jackson city council member

Anola Francene Holly, a Jackson city councilwoman, died unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 12 at Jackson Medical Center. She had surgery on a broken ankle and a blood clot is believed to have been the cause of her death. More...

Chemical spill quickly contained

A chemical spill at Boise Tuesday morning was quickly contained with no injuries. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Holly

Anola Francene Holly, 51, of Jackson died Dec. 11, 2009 at a local hospital. More...

Beech

Alberta Beech, 87, of Chatom died Dec. 11, 2009 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born Sept. 3, 1922. She was a native of Hobson. She was a member of the Pine Level Baptist Church of Hobson. She was a homemaker. More...

Gavin

Jean M. Gavin, 83, of Nacogdoches, TX died Dec. 12, 2009 at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, in Nacogdoches, TX. More...

Business

C-M Gas buys old Hille Hotel

Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District has purchased the old Hille Hotel in downtown Thomasville and will renovate the building for its new Thomasville office. The huge building contains a lot of room on two floors. More...

Church News

Church Calendar

Springfield Methodist Protestant Churchin Sandflat will present it’s Christmas Cantata Sunday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. Grove Hill United Methodist Church will present its Children’s Christmas program Sunday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. More...

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A warring Nobel Peace Prize winner

Just nine days after committing 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, President Barack Obama was off to Norway to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. More...

Gone South

Highlights of the season

Looking back over the past football season, one event stands out above all others. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 8-15 include: Gabriel Lashon Bernard, 35, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Marriage Licenses and Deeds

Marriage license applications Jimmy Frank Young Jr., to Katie Elizabeth Robertson. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Dec. More...