December 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

‘A Christmas Miracle’

Two brothers save younger brother from fire in Fulton

A Fulton family is celebrating a Christmas miracle after a tragedy was averted by the quick thinking of two teenager brothers this past Sunday. More...

Church bookkeeper receives 2-year fed sentence for fraud

Sharon Jemison of Grove Hill was sentenced to two years for bankruptcy and tax fraud last week in federal court in Mobile. Chief U. S. District Judge Ginny Granade refused Jemison’s pleas for probation. More...

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Community

Card of Thanks

The family of Wayne McCoy would like to thank everyone for all of your prayers, donations, support and all other help given at this time of need. May God Bless you all! And we want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! More...

Memoriams

In Loving Memory of Shirley Vick Counselman November 27, 1953 August 12, 2009 Your First Christmas In Heaven Darling, I Miss You So Much, This Christmas won’t be the same without you. More...

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Sports

CCHS teams fall in tourney finals

The last second buzzerbeater by Lamarkis Sharpe left mili-seconds too late and the Clarke County High School Bulldogs lost 57-55 to the Jackson Aggies in the championship game of the Clarke County Tournament last Friday night. More...

All-state football teams named

Fresh of of making their first trip to the Super Six and playing for the Class 4A state crown, the Jackson Aggies placed seven players on the Alabama Sports Writers Association annual allstate football team released this past Sunday. More...

Wright earns Coach of the Year

Thomasville Elementary School teacher and THS coach Russell Wright was awarded the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (ASAHPERD) Coach of the Year recently at a banquet in Birmingham. More...

Lifestyle

Debutante cotillion will be Saturday at T’ville Civic Ctr.

Tri-county Pearls, an Interest Group of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will hold its Inaugural Debutante Cotillion Saturday, Dec. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center. Ten young ladies will be presented to the society. More...

Household Tips

• “If you have a noisy bed after you purchased a new mattress and box springs (it never was noisy before), it might be your bed rails. Cover them with carpet. We nailed ours on all over, which was easy, and the noise stopped. More...

Tompkins Baptist’s children’s choir

The Children’s Choir of Tompkins Baptist Church presented "The Great Gift Exchange" Dec. 16. The program was directed by Cristi Armistead and Donna Counselman. More...

Alcohol applications read; ready for OK at Jan. 4 meet

Legalized alcohol sales moved a step closer in Grove Hill Monday night with the first reading of applications for four licenses at the town council meeting. More...

CCHS coach axed

Allan Floyd, Clarke County High School football coach and athletic director was relieved of those duties by the Clarke County school board at their Dec. 17 meeting. The termination was by a 4-0-1 vote. More...

Christmas Eve observances set

Many area churches have already had Christmas programs but some are slated today and tomorrow. The Grove Hill United Methodist Church will host two Christmas Eve services Thursday. One, at 3 p.m. is especially for youngsters ages 3 through 9. More...

Closings told for holidays

The Clarke County Courthouse will close at noon Wednesday, Dec. 23 and be closed Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25. The courthouse will also be closed Friday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dempsey

Edward Turner Dempsey, 73, of St. Stephens died Dec. 18, 2009 at his residence. He was born Sept. 26, 1936. He was a native of Frankville. He was a member of The First Baptist Church of St. Stephens. He was a member of Woodmen of the World. More...

Elmore

Lois Bradley Jackson Elmore, 86, of Millry died Dec. 17, 2009 at her residence. She was born Dec. 2, 1923. She was a native of Jackson. She was a member of the Jackson Rescue Squad. She was a member of the Double Branch Assembly of God Church. More...

Morgan

Captain W.K. Morgan, 84, of Fairhope died Dec. 17, 2009. He was born Aug. 5, 1921. He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a former resident of the Panama Canal Zone. More...

Business

Work progressing on massive TK steel mill

Despite the soured economy and despite financial losses, ThyssenKrupp AG continues work on its massive steelmaking plant at Calvert. Over 4,500 construction workers are employed at the site. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s Christmas Eve in Grove Hill will begin with caroling at 4:30 p.m. and the celebration of a Children’s Mass at 5 p.m. More...

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School officials owe citizens explanation

A public explanation or a reason for Coach Allan Floyd’s removal as football coach and athletic director at Clarke County High School might not have satisfied his supporters but it would have gone a long way toward heading off the controversy More...

Gone South

A little less stress this year

Christmas is always a stressful time of year, a time when things get so complicated that, to quote my Aunt Anne, Daddy’s 88 year old baby sister, “I just want to run off into the woods with my dress over my head.” Ignoring the v More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 15-21 include: Valerie Virginia Ransby, 50, harassment, $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Schools

School buses to be leased in effort to save money

The Clarke County Board of Education agreed last Thursday to lease eight new school buses as opposed to the usual purchase in an effort to save money during the financial crunch being felt statewide. More...

Tree and power line alert on school bus turns out not to be so bad afterall

The call came in early Friday morning of a tree and a power line down on a school bus loaded with children on the Asbury Road just outside of Grove Hill. The call sent firemen and emergency workers scrambling quick. More...

Clarke Prep Christmas program

Clarke Preparatory School held its annual Christmas program Thursday, Dec. 3. All grades, from pre-schoolers through senior high school, participated. Shown are just some of the students who participated. More...