January 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

First alcohol licenses OK’d in Grove Hill but no beer yet

The first meeting of the Grove Hill Town Council for 2010 took about eight minutes Monday night. That time included the opening prayer, approval of minutes of the last meeting and approval of accounts payable. More...

Keep up with local government in the new year!

Need a useful New Year’s resolution? How about keeping up with and attending meetings of local governing boards? You might see how well things are run or you might see ways they could run better. More...

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Community

Many Thanks

On December 7, 2009, our world was turned upside down when we were notified that our daughter, Amanda Parten Morris , had been in a serious motor vehicle accident and was being flown by helicopter to USA in Mobile. More...

Firefighters respond to fire

Sawdust being hauled on a Dumas Manufacturing truck caught fire at the Grove Hill plant Tuesday afternoon and Grove Hill firefighters responded to extinguish the blaze. More...

Woodpecker damage in suburban landscapes

Woodpeckers are a very interesting member of the bird family. Although they are fun to watch in the yard or at bird feeders, woodpeckers cause millions of dollars in damage to both homes and trees in suburban areas. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Bassett Creek Baptist Church located two miles north of Grove Hill will have its first big singing of 2010 on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. featuring the Mercy Road Quartet of Nashville, TN. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

(Sorry...Alabama's Holman Prison wouldn't be any better right now!) More...

From the Nethermost

Cold on south side

When you see me in the post office, tell me the name of a good plumber. The other day, enough friends had told me about frozen pipes that I decided to check on the cottage again. The outside faucets were fine. Good. More...

Viewpoints

Stand up, speak up and step up

by Gary Palmer At the start of each year, people make resolutions or set goals. Here is a suggestion for a resolution for 2010 … do something that will make a difference. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 29- Jan. 5 include: James Robert Moore, 51, assault second degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Ronald Morgan, to Sylvia Dailey Morgan; Darryl Jerome Kidd, to Cynthia Denise Gaston; Jamesin Tarrares Rich, to Miranda Lenisha Coston; Willie Kelvin Cunningham, to Tina Viktoria Wositsch; Quindera Decrescenza Crayto More...

Beer sales start in Grove Hill - Free Access

Fast Track begins sales Saturday, Jan. 9

Some people will be happy and some won’t and the rest will be just plain curious. Legalized beer sales started in Grove Hill Saturday. The Fast Track convenience store was the first to stock beer and to make the first sales. More...

Water shortage in Grove Hill and Thomasville - Free Access

Adjoining rural areas also affected

            Grove Hill and Thomasville’s water systems have dropped to critically low levels during the current cold spell. More...

COLD!

Some of the coldest temperatures in many years have hit south Alabama and the forecast calls for sustained cold for several days to come. The cold temps hit this past weekend. More...

2010

Is it ‘Twenty-Ten?’ or ‘Two-Thousand Ten?’

Happy New Year! That’s one thing people can agree on but when you ask them how to say 2010, the responses are not so unanimous. More...

Leadership training session set in Jackson

Training experts agree that one of the keys to developing and retaining quality leaders is training. Investing in training improves retention and creates more loyal and dedicated employees. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sims

Wilson Sims Jr., 65, a native of Rockville and resident of Jackson, died Dec. 27, 2009 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital. Sims retired from the logging business after 40 years of service as a sawyer. More...

Herron

Essie Murray Herron, 77, of Thomasville died Jan. 2, 2010 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. She was born Oct. 6, 1932 in Andrews, S.C. She was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. More...

Jackson

Joe Edward Jackson, 86, of Thomasville died Dec. 28, 2009 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. He was born Nov. 18, 1923 in Mobile. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Bulldogs drop area contest

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs were edged 60-58 by the visiting Bulldogs of Andalusia last Saturday in a key area contest. Freshman Jamal Harris led CCHS with 11 points. More...

Lady Bulldogs fall to Andalusia

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs lost 43-35 to the Lady Bulldogs of Andalusia in Grove Hill last Saturday. Alex Rouse led CCHS with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Ciara Pendleton had five points and six rebounds. More...

Sports Scene

Everyone should get Friday off

Some scattered ramblings from the world of sports as we start a new year and a new decade… More...

Lifestyle

Card of Thanks

A simple THANK YOU can never express our sincere appreciation for all the support we received during our father's illness and death. More...

Memoriams

Desaree Foreman Snell 12/6/1928-1/6/2009 One year has passed, and although your soul is now at rest and free from pain, this world would seem like heaven if we had you back again. But still we say God's will be done. More...

Clarke Prep beauty pageants Jan. 9

Clarke Prep School will hold it's annual elementary, jr. high and high school beauty pageants on Saturday, January 9, 2010 in the gymnasium. The elementary pageant will begin at 4 p.m and will be followed by the jr. high and high school pageants. More...

Schools

Simone Caston graduates from University of Louisville

Simone Caston has graduated from the University of Louisville receiving a Master of Engineering degree in Engineering Management Thursday, Dec. 17. She is the daughter of Eugene and Wanda Caston and granddaughter of Bettye Cox. More...