February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Revised agreement calls for LP to employ 130 at site by Jan. 2011

Louisiana Pacific Corp. and the state of Alabama have renegotiated incentives provided by the state for the Clarke County OSB plant that is now closed that suggests the facility could again have employed workers by this time next year. More...

Coroner Kevin Brunson announces run for sheriff

Clarke County Coroner Kevin Brunson has announced he will run as a Democratic candidate for county sheriff. Brunson is completing a fouryear term as coroner and served as deputy coroner for three years prior to being elected coroner. More...

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Community

Auxiliary bridge tournament held Tuesday

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Administrator Doug Sewell spoke to participants in the Hospital Auxiliary’s bridge tournament at the Grove Hill Senior Center Tuesday. More...

Booms rattle houses, nerves

Wednesday evening, Feb. 3, I came back into the newspaper office around 7:30 p.m. to worry over some paperwork. I was sitting at my desk when a loud “boom” rattled the windows in front of me. It was startling. More...

Money for Coffeeville High

State Sen. Marc Keahey recently presented a $1,500 check for Coffeeville High School to Dr. Edwina Hart and Mayor Robert Cox. More...

Sports

Seniors, experience vital to Aggies for successful season

Losing in the quarter-finals of the baseball playoffs last year did not sit well with the Jackson Aggies. Coming off the school’s first diamond championship in 2008, JHS was poised to make another run. More...

Young CCHS squad ready to get started

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs won the 4A Area 3 race last year, over eventual state runner-up Thomasville, but winning a regular season title will not satisfy this year’s team. More...

Strong defense crucial for Eagles

There is no rest for the weary as the Jackson Academy Eagles jump straight from basketball into baseball. These same young men already made the seamless transition from football to the hardwoods in November. More...

Records

Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 2-9 include: Kenneth Jemar Grayson, 18, escape third degree, possession of controlled substance, $15,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Eddie James Dale, to Bathsheba Janice Pugh; Timothy Dean Parker, to Jolie Rain Prada; Chrissie Foster Jr., to Francille Lanet Mobley; Dustin C. Dunagan, to Jodi Ann Walker. More...

Schools

High school students get remediation help

This year the Clarke County School System decided to go beyond the day-to-day remediation/tutoring for students who have not passed the Alabama Graduation Exam. More...

Spring in the air at CPS

David M. Walker Headmaster

Now that basketball is almost over our attention moves to spring events. The majority of our state academic events are on the upcoming agenda. More...

Spelling Bee winners

Clarke Prep students recently competed in the school spelling bee. Winners and alternates then traveled to North Mobile to the district competition. More...

Snow in Southwest Alabama! - Free Access

Photographs of snow in Grove Hill

The snow is really coming down in Grove Hill Friday morning. More...

A CATTLEMAN CAN’T LIVE BY BEEF ALONE!

Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association Treasurer Charles Reeves holds up a lemon pound cake baked by Ann Harrison for auctioneer Eddie Glass to sell at Saturday night’s annual meeting of th More...

$25 tag tax still a sore subject with a lot of countians

Clarke County License Commissioner Linda Goodman was at the Clarke County Commission Tuesday when the Louisiana Pacific project and incentives were discussed. More...

State Sen. Keahey’s bill would permit but limit bingo casinos in state

A local state senator has weighed in on the gambling fray by introducing a bill to regulate and limit electronic bingo operations in Alabama. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

Governmental offices get holiday Monday is President’s Day and a state and national holiday. Municipal offices including the Grove Hill Town Hall will be closed. The Clarke County Courthouse will be closed. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Caylor

Johnnie “John” Caleb Caylor, 86, of Jackson died Feb. 6, 2010 in a local medical facility in Tuscaloosa. More...

Chancey

Herman Riley Chancey, 83, of Satsuma died Feb. 2, 2010 at Cogburn Nursing Home in Mobile. He was born May 19, 1926. He was a native of Coffeeville. He was a member of the Ulcanush Baptist Church in Coffeeville. More...

Goodwin

Elsie Rae Kelly Goodwin, 87, of Grove Hill died Feb. 8, 2010 at her residence. She was born Dec. 14, 1922. She was a native of Thomasville. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Grove Hill. More...

Business

Gove Hill businesses tell closings

Grove Hill received two bits of bad news this week: The closing of two businesses. Cafe Bella Rhue on the Allen Road just south of town has closed and Massey Tractor on Highway 84 East has announced that it will close. More...

Making tax filing process easier

While the tax filing deadline is more than three months away, it always seems to be here before you know it. Here are the Internal Revenue Service’s top 10 tips that will help your tax filing process run smoother than ever this year. More...

Make sure you file using the correct IRS form

To file your 2009 individual tax return, you’ll have to decide which form to use…unless you e-file. If you file electronically, the software automatically selects the simplest and best form for you. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Education will have its first annual Home-School-Community Involvement Parent University Saturday, Feb. 20 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Jackson Intermediate School. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Mt. Zion #2 Missionary Baptist Church will have its sixth annual Valentine’s Day Celebration Saturday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center in Grove Hill. The speakers will be Elder Mary Elaine Thomas of Farmingdale, N.Y. More...

Editorial

Dat Dem Saints!

Who Dat? Dat Dem Saints, for sure! Those NFL National Champions New Orleans Saints that is! We’ve often said there is more to life than football. More...

Running in place

I have been covering county and municipal governments for over 30 years. In all of that time, I’ve come to realize— sometimes sadly sometimes happily—that change doesn’t come quickly—if it comes at all. More...

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