March 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Assistant Coroner Scott Flach announces for coroner’s job

William S. “Scott” Flach has announced his intention to seek election to the position of Coroner for Clarke County. More...

Putt-putt golf tourney benefit Saturday morning

A putt-putt golf tournament at Twin Rivers Entertainment Center in Grove Hill this Saturday will benefit the Regional Child Advocacy Center and Almost Home. The tourney is slated from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Purple martins are a month late arriving this year

Purple martins may be better weather forecasters than an ol’ groundhog in Pennyslvania. The martin scouts finally arrived last week—nearly a month past their usual arrival time near the end of January for the last several years. More...

Special Sections

Community

Weapons, other artifacts from Civil War shared

The Clarke County Historical Society met Sunday, Feb. 28, at Grove Hill Town Hall to see Society President Walter Davis’ collection of Civil War artifacts. More...

Dollar stretcher tips

Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher.com /r/99.htm to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2010 Dollar Stretcher, Inc. More...

T’ville burglary suspect leads police on chase

Quick reaction by Thomasville police Friday may lead to more clues about a rash of recent breakins. A call to police Friday afternoon was made to report a break-in and the theft of a laptop computer. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital will be holding its annual Bake Sale for Relay for Life Thursday, March 4 from 8 a.m. until noon in the cafeteria. More...

Church News

Announcements

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church located at 200 Hospital Drive in Jackson continues its Lenten’s Schedule. St. Peter's Church will hold a brief Lenten program each Wednesday during the Lenten season. More...

Union Chapel Baptist Church

The Union Chapel Baptist Church is located in the Union Chapel, or Tattlersville, community on Highway 69 south of Coffeeville. More...

Be strong; don’t give up!

Seeds from the Sower

There was a boxer who was called “the Caterpillar,” – he stayed in the ring only by crawling. One night a sharp blow floored him. The referee began his count. But he didn’t stop at ten. He knew the fighter was bluffing. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 23- March 2 include: Christopher Williams, 39, forgery second degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Schools

JHS senior receives Troy scholarship

Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., chancellor of Troy University, announced recently that Jillian Green is the recipient of a Troy University scholarship. More...

Woman hit, killed walking 84

Driver who hit her charged with felony leaving the scene of accident

A vehicle struck a pedestrian walking along U.S. Highway 84 east of Whatley early Saturday morning. The pedestrian was killed and a Thomasville man has been jailed. Killed was Damita Shante Pinkey Law, 47. More...

Insurance co. will pay bank $4.15 million

United Security Bancshares, Inc., along with its banking subsidiary First United Security Bank and Acceptance Loan Company, Inc., a finance company operated by the bank has agreed to settle a case against The Cincinnati Insurance Company for $4,150, More...

Sheffield runs for commission seat this time as a Democrat

Milton Estes Sheffield has announced that he is a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Clarke County Commission. More...

Cunningham benefit to feature Ashton Shepherd

A benefit for third grader Taylor Cunningham will be held in Leroy Saturday evening. A benefit live auction starts at 6 p.m. in the Leroy High School Auditorium. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Holley

Joyce Allen Holley, 69, of Jackson died Feb. 26, 2010 in a Mobile area hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1940. She was a native of Stubenville, OH. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. More...

White

Denis Bertie White, 77, of Jackson died Feb. 25, 2010 at a local hospital. He was born Nov. 12, 1932. He was a native of Woodgreen London, England. He attended the First Baptist Church of Jackson. More...

Dannelly

Allene Morris Dannelly, 79, of Thomasville died Feb. 24, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary in Mobile. She was born Jan. 28, 1931 in Lawrence County, TN. She was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. She was a retired elementary school secretary. More...

Sports

Aggies improve to 10-0

The Jackson High School Aggies improved to 10-0 on the season as they beat Citronelle 7-5, scoring two late runs, to secure the win Saturday afternoon at Spec Mc- Cants Field. More...

Hats off to the Olympic athletes, not just the winners

Sports Scene

The Winter Olympics, until this year, is not much of an event that we, in hot weather states, spend a whole lot of time watching. More...

Lady Gators score four to beat Tuscaloosa

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators scored four runs in the seventh inning to come from behind and beat Tuscaloosa 6-5 in the final game of the Gator Classic last Saturday. It was also a region for the Lady Gators. More...

Editorial

Cards of Thanks

Thank You Words cannot express our thanks for the acts of kindness shown to our family during the loss of our mother (Mattie R. Rivers). A special thanks to Dr. More...

Our Opinons

‘Outlook’ is good!

Included in this week’s edition is a special look at Clarke County and the region. Admittedly, the economy isn’t as good as it should be right now and we all have a reason to be genuinely concerned. More...

Some interesting governors

Gone South

After The Anniston Star’s commentary editor, Phillip Tutor, wrote a fine piece on the best governors this state has ever had, I got inspired to make a list of my own, a list of governors who may not be the “best,” but who did thing More...