February 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

$4 million awarded Grove Hill’s TDS for Internet extensions, upgrades

TDS Telecommunications has secured a $3.9 million federal stimulus grant to expand broadband Internet services to TDS customers in the Grove Hill area. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the $3,892,919 grant Jan. 25. More...

Mardi Gras ball set in Jackson

The fifth annual Mardi Gras Ball, sponsored by the Toddtown Community Development Center, will be Friday, Feb. 5 at the H.W. Pearce Assembly House in Jackson. The ball will begin at 8 p.m. More...

Bridge tourney for hospital

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s annual bridge tournament will be held Tuesday, February 9. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the Grove Hill Senior Center. More...

Special Sections

Community

C’ville council suspends police student program for now

The Coffeeville Town Council agreed Tuesday to temporarily suspend an “Explorer” cadet program for young people with the police department due to complaints. More...

Grove Hill student works on Judson’s ‘Restoration’ project

Judson College is usually abandoned by students the first week of Christmas break, but 27 students remained on campus for a work project called “Restoration.” More...

Card of Thanks

The family extends prayers and gratitude for all words and acts spoken and shown to us and our loved one, Rosetta "Hives" Pendleton. Special thanks to Carol Ezell for her love and care, also to Southern Care Home Health. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Tompkins Baptist Church will host “Develop the Habit of Joy,” a weekend retreat for women centered around discovering your spiritual gifts and learning to use them, celebrating the gift of laughter and using the “habit” of jo More...

Father Pat Madden awarded Barton Award

The Rev. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Going too far

The Gestapo tactics have got to stop or someone could get hurt. At 4 o’clock in the mornings there are usually about eight state troopers patrolling Alabama highways statewide. More...

Political dialog

Republican House members invited President Obama to a Maryland retreat last week to discuss issues and the Democratic president accepted. More...

B’ham tragedy

Four young college coeds from Mississippi went to Birmingham for an innocent shopping weekend. They went home in body bags because they made the mistake of staying at a outdated Hoover motel that had no sprinkler system. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Samuel Guthrie Curtis, to Charity Ann Lambert; Henry Nathan Eubanks Jr., to Kimberly Diane Elmore; Matthew E. Krukoski Jr., to Donna Brannan; Roland Dicks Pruitt Jr., to Carmen Hays Blackwell; Charlie D. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 2 include: Daiwon Lee McPherson, 27, possession of forged instrument second degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Correction

Heidi Stone, listed in last week’s arrest report as being charged with distribution of a controlled substance/cocaine was actually charged with distribution of a controlled substance/marijuana. More...

ALCOHOL $$$ STUPOR

GH Council puts off allocating tax dollars

The fears of alcohol critics who worried about the adverse affect of strong drink on Grove Hill have been justified. More...

Drug program booted from courthouse

The First Judicial Circuit Drug Court program has been heralded as a good thing to help rehabilitate citizens who have run afoul of the law on drug charges but the treatment portion of the program is losing the use of one of the Clarke County Courth More...

Elma Averett seeks second term on Clarke Commission

Elma Averett will seek a second term as Clarke County Commissioner for District 1. More...

Cattlemens’ meet is this Saturday

The Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association will hold its annual membership meeting and steak dinner Saturday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Clarke Prep School. More...

Retired state workers to meet

The Alabama Retired State Employees’ Association Clarke County Chapter will meet Monday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Alabama Public Health Department Conference Room, located 22600 Highway 84 East in Grove Hill. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rivers

Mattie R. Rivers, 95, of Gosport died Jan. 25, 2010 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Garrick

Herman Eugene Garrick, 59, of Grove Hill died Feb. 1, 2009. More...

Johnson

Sarah Pace Stewart Johnson, 87, of Jackson died Jan. 26, 2010 at a Mobile hospital More...

Sports

Deer killed as the season comes to a close

First deer Billy Harrigan, 8-years-old, killed this 6-point buck while hunting with his older brother Drew. It was his first deer. He is the son of Chip and Susan Harrigan. More...

Big Reds

Vann Wilson, 11-years-old, is shown with two Reds he caught on Jan. 2 while in Gulf Shores. They weighed 35- and 22-pounds. He is the son of Marty and Ellen Wilson. More...

Bulldogs avenge losses to Jackson

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs got 32 points from Lamarkis Sharpe as they beat the Jackson Aggies 62-50 last Friday night in Grove Hill. It marked the first time this season that the Bulldogs had beaten the Aggies. More...

Lifestyle

Preservationist speaks to Clarke Historical Society

The Historical Society met Sunday, January 31, at Grove Hill Town Hall to listen to David Schneider, Executive Director for the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation. More...

Celebrates 94th birthday

Golden Shepherd is on the road again at the age of 93 in Oct. 2009, Bubba Desporte, her son-in-law took her for a spin around the Mobile area sightseeing. She really enjoyed another ride on this beautiful Gold Wing Trike. More...

Community Disney World site for Tyree-Grant wedding

Anne Williamson of Greenwood and Daniel Tyree of Pensacola, Fla. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dani Leigh Tyree of Flomaton, to David Keith Grant, son of Rhonda Powell of Byrneville, Fla. More...

Schools

Alabama Southern names honor students from Clarke for the fall 2009 semester

A number of students have been named to honor lists for Fall Semester at Alabama Southern Community College. Students must take at least 12 semester hours of credits to be eligible. More...

Henderson makes Prez List at Reid

Reid State Technical College recently announced that Walter J. Henderson Jr., a welding student, achieved the President’s List. The President’s List requires students to have a 4.0 GPA for a minimum of 12 semester hours. More...

Beta Club news, officers

Get aboard the Senior Beta Club Train! The Beta Club train! The Beta Club members are on their way to great achievements. Last year the Beta Club had their inductions, welcoming new Beta Club members. More...