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CPS beauties

Clarke Prep School held its annual beauty review Saturday night. Senior high winners are pictured. More...

Cultural Arts Ctr. ‘gala’ this Sunday

Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center will host an Art Gala Sunday, January 24, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Guitarist Paul Brady will provide music. Admission is free. A $25 ticket donation will honor you with an 8x8" painting by a local artist. More...

Caught Reading

Mary Jackson, a hostess at the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center, was caught reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer recently. The book is Alabama’s Big Read for 2010. More...

Sen. Keahey introduces bill to crack down on educator sex offenders

State Sen. More...

Special Sections

Community

Tennessee lawyer who grew up in Grove Hill can argue cases before U.S. Supreme Court

A former Grove Hill resident has been granted privileges to practice before the United States Supreme Court. Dixie Williams Cooper practices in Nashville, Tenn. More...

Jackson remembers Dr. King

Members of Jackson’s Masonic Lodge No. 139 led the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march Monday, Jan. 18 in Jackson. The marchers gathered at Jackson Middle School and progressed through downtown to Jackson City Hall. The Rev. More...

Two arrested for Jay-Ray’s burglary

Two individuals have been arrested for the burglary of Jay-Rays, a culvert pipe company, on Highway 5 north of Thomasville. Arrested and charged with third degree burglary were Robert Gray Duff Jr. More...

Calendar

Area Calendar

THE VFW POST 5106 AND ITS LADIES AUXILIARY will have its regular monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

The Union Baptist Church on the Allen-Walker Road in Grove Hill will host the “Glory Road” singers Saturday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. The singing will kick off the revival that begins Sunday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. and Monday, Jan. More...

Grove Hill Baptist getting ready for 150th anniversary in 2011

The Grove Hill Baptist Church will celebrate its Sesquicentennial Anniversary (150 years) in the summer of 2011. Church members are looking for old newspaper clippings, pictures, personal reflections or stories related to the years 1861- present. More...

Tompkins Baptist planning women’s retreat for Feb. 5-6

Do you know anyone in need of a ‘good dose’ of joy? “Who isn’t?,” you may ask! More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Gambling issue has to be settled

The Alabama Legislature has a plate full this session. First and foremost, a dire economy means a likely lean budget. The general fund as well as the education fund will likely see cuts. More...

Congress Reports

Responding to catastrophic earthquake that hit Haiti

On January 12, the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake which, according to reports, leveled most of the capital city of Port-au- Prince. More...

Gone South

Waiting for the snow

We don’t get much snow this far down in Dixie. That is why, when we get it, we remember it. And take pictures. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 12-19 include: Edwin Sconiers, 25, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed Dated Jan. 6-13 Herman D. Williams, to Dog River LLC. Johnnie E. Jones Jr., to John G. Newsom. Timothy Lee Morgan, to Sweet Water State Bank. Jay Duke, Circuit Clerk, to Myles Virtry Overstreet. William B. More...

King Day observance in T’ville

A crowd packed the pews of Clarke Street Baptist Church in Thomasville Monday to observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. More...

Different ideas on how to allocate alcohol tax monies spark meeting

To say that the end of the Grove Hill Town Council Tuesday night dissolved into a disagreement over the allocation of alcohol tax funds would be a bit of an understatement. More...

School board meets in Jackson

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet Thursday, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m. at Jackson Middle School. There will be a special presentation by the Jackson Middle School Choir. More...

Collectors’ group meets Monday

The Heart of Dixie Collectors Club meets the last Monday of every month at the Jackson Steakhouse at 7 p.m. The next meeting is Monday, Jan. 25. Collectors of all types are invited to share their knowledge and their collections. More...

South Alabama Gas ends lawsuit by buying out its suing competitor

A Marengo County private propane company that had sued an Evergreenbased public utility, charging that it had an unfair competitive advantage, has sold out to the utility for $2 million. More...

Water levels are slowly recovering in Thomasville

We’re stable. It is kind of like a patient in the hospital that’s been on life support but is better and well enough to be back in intensive care. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clanton

Darwin P. Clanton, 87, of Leroy died Jan. 17, 2010 at his residence. More...

Kennedy

Mavis Casey Kennedy, 88, of Grove Hill died Jan. 18, 2010 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born May 21, 1921. She was a native of Excel. She was a member of the Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Mexia. More...

Patrick

Robert Grey Patrick, 73, of Thomasville died Jan. 16, 2010 at Thomasville Nursing Home. He was born May 17, 1936 in Arlington, AL. He was a member of the Pineview Baptist Church and the Thomasville Volun- teer Fire Department. More...

Business

Making lumber

Here are some of the people instrumental in getting the Scotch & Gulf Lumber sawmill in Fulton up and running. More...

Sports

Bulldogs beat THS in area play

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs beat the Thomasville Tigers 58-49 Tuesday night in Grove Hill. It was a key area contest for both schools. More...

Lady Bulldogs fall to Lady Tigers

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs lost a key area game, 47-38, to the Lady Tigers of Thomasville Tuesday night in Grove Hill. More...

CPS beats Marengo

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat Marengo Academy 35-32 Tuesday night in Linden. Libby Harrigan led with 11 points. Courtney Dunagan had 10 points and five rebounds. Andrea Bagley added seven points and eight boards. More...

Lifestyle

Clarke Prep Beauties

The winners in the Clarke Prep School Tiny Miss Gator Pride (K4-2nd Grade) beauty pageant held last Saturday were (l to r): Ally Cumlander, Tiny Miss Gator Pride; Claire Tyler, 1st Runner-up; Virginia More...

Remembering the master of great seafood—the late Byrd Goodman

Seafood buffets, all you can eat specials and other restaurant promotiosn are common now but not so back in the 1960s and ’70s. More...

Probate Judge Davis addresses Southern Magnolia Woman’s Club

The Southern Magnolia Woman’s Club convened at 7 p.m. at the Alfa building on Thursday, Jan. 14. President, Mrs. Jean Mathews welcomed everyone. Then, Mrs. More...