March 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Celtic band ‘Mithril’ to perform Friday at T’ville Civic Ctr.

Mithril, the Gulf Coast’s favorite Celtic band will present a concert at the Thomasville Civic Center on Friday, March 12 at 7 p.m. In the spirit of St. More...

‘Big River’ concert reset for Saturday

The Thomasville Arts Council announces that the concert performance of selections from “Big River,” scheduled earlier for the Thomasville Civic Center, has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 13 at 7 p.m. More...

GH Baptist hosting lunch for businesses

The Grove Hill Baptist Church will host an appreciation luncheon for local business owners and employees on Thursday, March 18 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please RSVP to the church by March 11 if you can but it is not required to attend. More...

Special Sections

Community

Jackson financially sound

During the Tuesday, March 9 Jackson City Council meeting representatives from the accounting firm of Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood presented the council with its annual audit report, stating that the city was in good financial condition. More...

Thomasville targets dilapidated buildings for demolition

Thomasville’s efforts to clean up properties and to demolish dilapidated buildings in the city are continuing. City attorney Edmon McKinley told the city council Monday that citizens are cleaning up the town. More...

Second arrest made in timber theft case

A second person has been arrested in connection with the theft of a trailer loaded with timber stolen in Clarke County. According to Chief Craig Hill of the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC), Johnny Morris Leeper, 54, of Arkadelphia, Ark. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, March 18 at 11:45 a.m. at The Fish House in Jackson. This is election month and all members are urged to attend. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Creel’s Chapel United Methodist Church will feature The Revelators Saturday, March 12 at 7 p.m. Rev. Paul McVay is the pastor. Spencer Chapel AME Church of Fulton will have a Women of the Bible program Sunday, March 14 at 2 p.m. More...

Showdown in Jerusalem

Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” — John 2:19 More...

Church gets new steeple

Bassetts Creek Baptist Church got a new steeple Monday, just in time for its upcoming 200th anniversary, to be celebrated later this month. More...

Lifestyle

Area residents celebrate anniversaries

Chance & Scyrene

The following couples will observe their wedding anniversaries during the month of March: Rev. Charley and Gail Marshall, March 15th; Deacon Eddie Ray and Maxine Welch, March 13th. Congratulations to both couples. More...

Ala. Forest Owner’s Assoc. gives book to local library

The Grove Hill Public Library is the recipient of the book: "Last Child in the Woods" by Richard Louv. "Last Child in the Woods" was donated by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association. More...

SELMA PILGRIMAGE SET

A century of architectural styles awaits visitors to Selma’s 35th Historic Pilgrimage March 19-21. More...

Stranger causes scare at AC plant

A local manufacturing plant closed for the day Tuesday after an unidentified man entered the building with workers that morning and would not leave. Clarke County sheriff’s deputies who were called to the scene removed him from the property. More...

Antique appraisal show benefits local effort

Got an antique, or you think it is an antique, but not sure what it is or what it is worth? Bring it to the Clarke County Museum this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and get it appraised. More...

Gosport veteran one of first black soldiers ashore in WWII invasion of Philippines

He was one of the first black soldiers ashore in the Philippines invasion in World War II and he was just steps away when the most famous journalist of that war, Ernie Pyle, was killed on the island of leShima, near Okinawa. More...

Billy Dean to perform in Jackson

Grammy Award winner Billy Dean will perform at the Mc- Corquodale Auditorium at Jackson High School on Thursday, March 18. All proceeds will benefit the JHS football proram. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 o’clock. More...

HBO miniseries based on book by Mobile vet

“The Pacific,” a miniseries epic from HBO will premiere on the premium cable channel March 14. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnny Cooper Bradford - Free Access

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John C. Wilkerson - Free Access

Visitation is Sunday night; funeral is Monday.

  John C. Wilkerson, age 81, born January 26, 1929, died March 12, 2010.    More...

Jacob Brodie Lankford - Free Access

Jacob Brodie Lankford, infant son of Mallory Lankford and Jake Casteel died Feb. 28, 2010. More...

Sports

Lady Aggies fifth in tourney

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies traveled to Gulf Shores this past weekend, placing fifth out of 30 teams, in the Dolphin Classic softball tournament. More...

Aggies slated to play in Champions Challenge

The Jackson High School Aggies, fresh off playing for the Class 4A title last December, will be playing in the fifth annual Champions Challenge in Montgomery in August. More...

Lady Gators split four games at PA

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators went 2-2 in the Patrician Invitational Tournament last weekend in Butler. On Saturday CPS started by beating South Choctaw Academy 2-1 in extra innings. More...

Editorial

Card of Thanks

THANK YOU-Those two words cannot contain ALL that is meant by them. To J.D. for his “gift of life,” we will forever be grateful! More...

Dr. Bronner’s dire diagnosis

Gov. Bob Riley and Dr. David Bronner, the head of the state’s pension system system, certainly hold different views on state finances. Gov. Riley is upbeat. More...

South Carolina subversives

Gone South

Just when I thought the Alabama Legislature had the inside track on silly, my buddy Don tells me how South Carolina’s elected representatives have done us one better. More...

Records

Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 2-10 include: Michael Dewayne Austin, 21, drivers license suspended/revoked, failure to appear (traffic) contempt of court, $724.50 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...

Schools

ASCC students named to All-Ala. Academic Team

Alabama Southern Community College students Whitney Foreman, of Grove Hill and Tindol Long, also of Grove Hill, were recently selected to the All-Alabama Academic Team for the 2009-2010 academic years. More...

Gillmore Elementary hosting storyteller Friday

Storyteller Joseph Trimble will perform, for students of Gillmore Elementary School in Jackson on Friday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. This performance is funded by a grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. More...