March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

McCorquodale seeking full term as circuit judge

Circuit Judge Gaines C. Mc- Corquodale has announced that he will seek a full six year term as Circuit Judge, Place 1, for the First Judicial Circuit. The Circuit is comprised of Clarke, Choctaw, and Washington counties. More...

Clarke school board to meet at CCHS

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 18 in the Clarke County High School Cafeteria. The CCHS Band will offer selections prior to the meeting. More...

Arts Council hostin camera workshop

The Grove Hill Arts Council presents "Share Your Shutter Knowledge" Saturday, March 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center located in Grove Hill. More...

Catfish Festival in Millry Saturday

The Millry Catfish Festival will be Saturday. There will be kids events, a horse show, antique car display, musical entertainment, arts and crafts, catfish and other foods and more. More...

Special Sections

Community

Town of Fulton purchases insurance from municipality-owned company this year

The Fulton Town Council voted to go with the Alabama League of Municipalities’ insurance company this year to save money. The town council voted Tuesday, March 9 to contract with the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corp. More...

Federal jury acquits local man of passing counterfeit $100 bills

A federal jury in Mobile last week found a Clarke County man not guilty of spending counterfeit money. Jerriel A. McReynolds had been charged with passing a pair of $100 bills that he knew were counterfeited. More...

Auditor gives report of Grove Hill’s finances

The Grove Hill Town Council heard from auditors Monday. The town had total revenues of over $1.7 million last year and total expenditures of $1.8 million, necessitating an influx of funds to cover costs. More...

Sports

CCHS Lady Bulldogs move to 5-1 on season

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs softball improved to 5-1 on the season as they beat the Lady Pirates from Fruitdale 12-3 last Friday in Grove Hill. More...

Bayles tosses perfect game, JHS sweeps Rain

The top-ranked Jackson Aggies completed a perfect first leg of the trip to the playoffs as they beat the Raiders of B.C. Rain High in an area series last Thursday and Friday. More...

Gators sweep Kingwood

The Clarke Prep School Gators swept the Kingwood Lions in a pair of region games last Friday to improve to 6-3 on the season. More...

Editorial

Expensive count

Many Clarke Countians—most, hopefully—have found their 2010 U.S. Census form in their mailbox or hanging on their door. An official count of U.S. citizens is required every 10 years. More...

Editor’s Notes

Missed (photo) opportunities

Grove Hill businesses have been selling beer— legally as opposed to the illicit bootleggers who have always operated— since January. Amazingly, the town hasn’t gone to the dogs yet. More...

Gone South

Spring break: Did it really happen?

Not that. Get your mind out of the gutter. You could never have killed enough brain cells to erase such a memory. Please. More...

Records

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Jonathan Wayne Williams, to Courtney Lynn Kirk; Rodney Dave Ward, to Melesia Cherea Taylor. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 9-16 include: Corrie Beckham Hunnicutt, 29, holding for investigation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Schools

Three county schools, two in T’ville make list of “low achieving’ schools

Marked schools eligible to apply for up to $2 million in federal assistance

Three of Clarke County’s eight public schools made a new state list described as “persistently low achieving” schools. The three are Coffeeville High School, Jackson Middle School and Wilson Hall Middle School in Grove Hill. More...

Lots of activities at GHES

We are “Marching into spring” with many activities at GHES. The saying “Busy as a Bee” definitely applies to our school calendar. It is hard to believe that last week began the final nine weeks. More...

Hats off for a cure!

“Imagine a World With More Birthdays and Less Cancer” is the Relay For Life theme for this year. More...

Wrecks, fires keep folks hopping

Separate 4-wheeler and Old 5 wrecks, fire scare at T’ville hospital all same afternoon

A four-wheeler accident on Highway 69 near Coffeeville, a wreck on Old Highway 5 in Thomasville and a fire scare at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville all within a span of about an hour Saturday afternoon shows how fast things can happe More...

Antique treasures

A number of people brought out unusual items Saturday for antique experts to identify and appraise at the Vintage Treasures Appraisal Show held at the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill to benefit the proposed Clarke County animal shelter. More...

Former Grove Hill councilman, DOT employee John Wilkerson dies

John Wilkerson, a former Grove Hill councilman, died Friday. He was 81. He was a native of Elba, in Coffee County. He was a retired employee of the Alabama Department of Transportation in Grove Hill where he worked for over 40 years. More...

Fulton hosting ‘Voice for the Animals’ benefit

The third annual “Voicefor the Animals” 5K Run and 1-Mile Pet Trot will be held in Fulton Saturday, March 20. The run starts at 8:30 a.m. Runners and pet lovers are encouraged to attend. 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...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wimberly

William Albert Wiimberly Sr., 53, of Carlton died March 21, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1957. He was a member of the Rockville Baptist Church. He was the owner of The Drive Inn in Jackson. More...

Martin

Eula W. Martin, 97, of Grove Hill died March 22, 2010 at Grove Hill Memorial hospital. She was a former member of Orange Hill Baptist Church before uniting with Wilson Chapel A.M.E. Church of Grove Hill. More...

Jackson

Shirley Jean Jackson, 72, of Jackson died March 20, 2010 at her residence. She was born Jan. 8, 1938. She was a native of Tibbie. She was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church of Jackson. She was a retired office manager for Airgas, Inc. More...

Business

Leadership Class goes to Montgomery

Members of the Leadership Clarke County Class of 2010 traveled to Montgomery March 9 for the state government class. Class members toured the Capitol and heard from gubernatorial candidates Artur Davis, Bill Johnson, James Potts, Ron Sparks and Dr. More...

C-M Gas looking at program to help with high gas bills

It has been a cold winter and utility bills have reflected it. More...

Kylia’s Package Store opens

Kylia’s Package Store had a grand opening last week. The store offers beer, wine and liquor. More...

Calendar

Community 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. Please bring canned goods. More...

Church News

Announcements

Grace Chapel Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have its third Saturday congregational type singing on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. The singing will be led by Donald Jackson. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Fulton Baptist Church Awana Club

These children recited the books of the Bible, front row, left to right, Brelyn Gunter, Morgan Brunson, Clarke Graves, second row, left to right, Hannah Walker, Braeden Guthrie, Logan Criswell, third More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

‘More open than usual’

During the Second World War, when the enemy was dropping bombs on London, two merchants tried to outdo each other in sales and signs. One night a bomb wrecked the front of one of the shops. More...

Lifestyle

First hummers of season seen

Luvern and I saw the first Ruby-Throated Hummingbird of 2010 at our feeder this morning, and reported the sighting to www.hummingbirds. net. More...

Hunt-Bryant to wed April 17

Julia Hunt and Travis Jackson, both of Gainestown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tonia Latrea Hunt, to Cassius Kabrell Bryant, the son of Mary and Eddie Bryant of Walker Springs. More...

Five generations

Isaiah Mangano is in the lap of his grandmother, Sheree Serpas, great-grandmother is Sandra Gervais in center and father, Joseph Mangano in front and greatgreat grandmother, Edna Pope on the right. More...