January 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

First beer

The temperature was only about 30 degrees Saturday when the Miller Beer truck rolled into Grove Hill. More...

Martin Luther King observances in Jackson, T’ville

Jackson and Thomasville are planning special observances for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18. More...

Train fire injures two

Three train engines caught fire, Tuesday, Jan. 12, around 10 p.m., while stopped on a bridge crossing Simmons Creek near Walker Springs, resulting in the severe injuries of two Norfolk Southern Railroad employees. More...

Taking steps to combat crisis

Both Thomasville and Clarke County declared emergencies last week as the water situation worsened. Since then, Thomasville officials and the Clarke County EMA office have been working steadily to try and combat the crisis and to offer remedies. More...

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Community

Jackson police investigate burglary

According to Jackson Police reports, an attempted burglary was reported Jan. 8, around 3:38 p.m. at a residence in the 600 block of Walker Springs Road. Chief Charles Burge said entry into the home appeared to be unsuccessful. More...

Clarke Prep beauty pageants Jan. 16

Clarke Prep School will hold it's annual elementary, jr. high and high school beauty pageants on Saturday, January 16, 2010 in the gymnasium. The elementary pageant will begin at 4 p.m and will be followed by the jr. More...

Changes sought for county polling locations

This is a big election year and Clarke County is already looking ahead to the June primaries and the November general election. The Clarke County Commission issued a resolution Tuesday requesting permission from the U.S. More...

Church News

Take on something new for God in 2010

Isaiah 48:6 “You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? ‘From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you.’” More...

Church Notices

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational type singing Saturday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited. Rev. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Crisis shows water needs a priority

You never miss the water until the well runs dry,” is an old idiom. And you never miss it until the faucet blows air and the commode doesn’t flush. More...

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Gone South

Auburn pulls out a win

We went to the Outback Bowl. My sweet wife, always looking for an excuse to go somewhere warmer, got the family tickets for Christmas. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 5-12 include: Monica Lynn Kirksey, 45, theft of property third degree, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Earle Hartley McCarty, to Margaret Ann Salata. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Dec. 31-Jan. 6 Frank C. More...

Schools

Many changes ahead in 2010

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas break and received some well-deserved rest. More...

Grant equips classrooms

Media Specialists Ann Baugh and Barbara Whittington, along with director of technology Sharon Harrell, recently wrote and received a grant for $160,000 that will be used to equip six 21st century classrooms. More...

Nelson elected president of D.C. leadership conference

This November, Clarke County High School senior, Anthony Nelson, attended the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. More...

Despite Facebook, Grove Hill recovering

Grove Hill’s water situation continued to slowly improve Tuesday while Thomasville’s continued to deteriorate. More...

2010 a big election year

From the State House and the Governor’s Mansion to local county offices, 2010 is an election year with lots of offices on the ballot. Party primaries will be June 2 with any necessary run-offs on July 13. The general election will be Nov. More...

Two die in accident

Two Clarke Countians were killed in a wreck on Highway 84 near Perdue Hill in Monroe County about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. Killed were Demarquis Lydell Besteda, 21, of Jackson and Rayaundra Evania Tiara Howard, 21, of Grove Hill. More...

ASCC closes T’ville campus

Alabama Southern Community College has canceled classes at its Thomasville campus until Tuesday, Jan. 19 due to the water shortage. Also canceled was a planned visit to the Thomasville campus by author Kathryn Tucker Windham this Friday. More...

Caught Reading

Grove Hill Mayor Jerry Newton was caught reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer recently. The book is Alabama’s Big Read for 2010. Local programs are being planned to promote the program. More...

Jackson council to fill vacant Holly seat

During the Tuesday, Jan. 12, meeting of the Jackson City Council, members voted unanimously to approve a resolution declaring the District 1, Place 2 council seat vacant, due to the death of council member Anola Holly. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Coates

John Day Coates, 86, of Thomasville died Jan. 4, 2010 at Thomasville Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 27, 1923 in Tallahatta Springs. He was a member of the Springfield Methodist Protestant Church. He was a retired saw filer. More...

Crim

Peggy Joyce Crim, 79, of Columbus, GA died Jan. 3, 2010 at Columbus Hospice House. She was born May 10, 1930 in Jackson. She was the daughter of the late Ben Davis and Margaline Hoven Davis. More...

Smith

William Harper Smith, 85, of Thomasville died Jan. 8, 2010 at the Thomasville Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Thomasville. He was a member of the Elam Baptist Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post 5106 in Thomasville. More...

Sports

Locals take in flavor of Tide’s title

More than a few residents of Southwest Alabama ventured to sunny California last week to witness the Alabama Crimson Tide win the National Championship with a 37-21 victory over Texas. More...

Sports Scene

Crimson Tide stands atop the football world

The University of Alabama took the long trip across the United States and when the smoke settled, they had claimed their 13th national championship. Bama Nation is as strong today as they have ever been. More...

Lady Gators down Monroe

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat the Lady Vols of Monroe Academy 40-13 Tuesday night in Grove Hill. Harley Horton had 15 points. Libby Harrigan added 12 points. Courtney Dunagan had seven points. More...

Lifestyle

Trivia Test

1. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the Kenai Peninsula? 2. MEDICINE: What human organ is affected by Bright’s Disease? 3. FAMOUS QUOTATIONS: Who once said, “Man is by nature a political animal”? 4. More...

Local folks see Tide win national title

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Local group putting on Steel Magnolias in T’ville

Steel Magnolias was a popular movie in 1989 that featured Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton and others. Roberts won a Golden Globe for her performance and was nominated for an Oscar. More...