February 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Former chief deputy Vergil Chapman running for sheriff

Vergil Chapman has announced that he is a Democratic candidate for sheriff of Clarke County. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

Clarke GOP meets Thursday The Clarke County Republican Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Town Hall to begin qualifying candidates for elected offices on the ballot this year. More...

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Community

Water assessment surveys conducted in Clarke, Wilcox

Two-member teams of representatives from the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will conduct community surveys of areas in Clarke and Wilcox counties affected by recent water shortages. More...

Author says reading is key to a good education

Author Robert Little said a report he read once that emphasized how important reading is to the development of a child inspired him to write books for children. More...

Stolen loaded timber trailer recovered; one man arrested and another sought

A loaded timber trailer went missing from Dunn’s Exxon in Grove Hill early last week. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting Heritage Banquet will be held Friday, Feb. 26 at the Grove Hill National Guard Armory. A seafood meal will be catered by Roussos. There will be a silent and verbal auction. More...

Here’s A Tip

• Do you have drawers that stick? If they’re made of wood, just grab a candle and rub the side over the tops of both rails. The wax provides just the right amount of lubrication to keep those drawers sliding in and out without a fight! More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Spencer Chapel A.M.E. Church of Fulton will hold its Founder’s Day Celebration Sunday, Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. Rev. David Tubbs is the pastor and speaker. You’re invited to worship with them. Old fashion food will be served. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail Feb. 16-Feb. 23 are listed. James Christopher Owes, 27, distribution of a controlled substance, cocaine, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff ’s Department. More...

Clarke Grand Jury indictments listed

Following are most of the criminal indictments issued by the recent Clarke County Grand Jury session. Bobby Ree Armstead, escape third degree. More...

County Records

Marriage license applica tions Willie Ray Savage, to Patricia C. Caskey; Larry Willoughby Harrell, to Sara Elizabeth Deas; Carl M. Odom, to Alberta T. Austin. More...

Schools

Clarke Teachers of Year recognized

Clarke County teachers of the year were recognized by the Clarke County Board of Education at its meeting last Thursday at Grove Hill Elementary School. More...

Voodoo cause of murder?

Man beaten to death at his home on Fool’s Acre Road while wife flees in terror

One of four Clarke County residents charged with beating a man to death at his Fool’s Acre Road home near Gainestown said the victim was into Voodoo and the group was trying to scare him into leaving the county. More...

Mobile men charged with robbery at park

Two carloads of Mobile men robbed three local residents of money and cell phones at Grove Hill’s Hudson Park last Thursday night while spring ball practices were going on. More...

Saban to sign

Clarke County High School Ambassador Kendra Parker holds an Alabama football to be autographed for the buyer by UA Coach Nick Saban. More...

Voting box to be moved about five miles from Carlton to Rockville

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday agreed to execute a lease with the White Smith Land Company for a voting house to be located on their property near the Suel Road intersection with County Route 15 in Rockville. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Callier

George Lewis Callier, 83, a native and resident of Grove Hill, died at his home Feb. 19, 2010. He was the fourth of five children born to the late Robert Louis and Lillie Bell Callier. Mr. More...

Pritchett

Annie Louise Pritchett died Feb. 14, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. She was 75 years of age. She was a member of Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Walker Springs. More...

Upshaw

Theresa Upshaw, 85, a resident of Grove Hill died Feb. 9, 2010 at the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Sports

JHS beats CCHS in a battle of unbeaten teams

The Jackson High School Aggies beat the Clarke County High School Bulldogs 5-1 in a battle of unbeaten teams Tuesday night to improve to 7-0 on the season. More...

French takes over at CCHS

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs did not have to wait long for a new football coach as Jack French was approved at the board meeting last Thursday. French replaces Allan Floyd as head coach and athletics director. More...

Boykin heading to Hillcrest

The McIntosh Demons will be looking for a new head football coach as well as athletics director as Larry Boykin has accepted the head coaching duties at Hillcrest-Evergreen High School. More...

Editorial

Different speakers agree reading is key

Editor’s Notes

Two different speakers and writers echoed the same sentiment in different speeches last week— that reading is one of the keys to education and learning. More...

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State songs can be tricky

Gone South

Rep. Johnny Mack (his folks were Alabama fans) Morrow D-Red Bay) has proposed, once again, to replace our state song “Alabama,” with the more familiar, more popular, “Stars Fell On Alabama.” More...