February 11, 2010 RSS feed / Community

Clarke Grand Jury issues 270 criminal indictments last week

The Clarke County Grand Jury issued 270 criminal indictments last week. Two hundred-seven are felony offenses and 63 are misdemeanors. The grand jury considered 311 cases. Fifteen were continued for further investigation. More...

Granddaughter killed, grandmother injured in accident in Hoover

A woman with Grove Hill ties was killed in a one-car accident Friday in Hoover and her Grove Hill grandmother was seriously injured. Layla Nicole Ghabayen of Helena died in the 10:25 a.m. accident on Interstate 459 near the U.S. More...

Finley Crossing water project promoted

A longtime grant consultant has recommended that Clarke County again consider extending water service to about 50 homes in the Atkinson/Finley Crossing area. More...

Open house at Jackson library

The public is invited to attend an open house at the White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson, Friday, Feb. 26 from 3 until 6 p.m. More...

Local pastor gives opening prayer for recent session of Alabama Senate

Rev. Chris Kynard, pastor of Bassetts Creek Baptist Church, gave the opening prayer for the Alabama Senate on Jan. 26. Kynard was invited by State Sen. Marc Keahey, DGrove Hill. Kynard also lives in Grove Hill. More...

Try these recipes for supper or Sunday dinner!

Looking for something for supper? Or Sunday dinner? Here are some recipes from locally published cookbooks. Meat Loaf By Kay Mullins 1 1/2 lb. More...

Devotional: Things to do in 2010 to seek the Lord

“My times are in your hands....” Psalm 31:15a “Seek the Lord while he may be found; Call on Him while He is near.” Isaiah 55:6 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...

Petitions seeking wet vote readied in Chatom

The Chatom Town Council could receive a petition requesting a vote on legalized alcohol sales at its meeting Monday. Mayor Harold Crouch confirmed that petitions requesting a vote are circulating. More...

Jury returns $100,000 verdict in wreck case

A Clarke County Circuit Court jury deliberated for only about 20 minutes before returning a $100,000 verdict in favor of Mary R. Finley against the estate of Christine Chapman Smith and State Farm Insurance last week. More...

Fulton Town Council cuts police dept. to part-time

Fulton cut its police department from full-time to part-time Tuesday night. Mayor Mike Norris cited “a significant reduction in revenues” to the town as the reason for the change. More...

Man critical following apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to head

Jackson Police were called to the Coffeeville Road residence of a man who is now in critical condition in a Mobile hospital from a gunshot wound to his head, believed to be self-inflicted. More...

Good forage important, Clarke County cattlemen told

Most cattlemen know the value of properly feeding their livestock but two Alabama Extension Service representatives used computer technology to involve their audience and to illustrate the subject at a meeting last week. More...

Plant a live oak for greatgrandkids

If I were going to plant a tree for my greatgrandchildren to enjoy, it would be a live oak, Quercus virginiana. Because this magnificent tree is so long-lived, it would be around for many more generations to come. More...