March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson tells plans to run for sheriff

Michael R. Jackson has announced his candidacy for Clarke County Sheriff. More...

Moore runs for second term as Clarke sheriff

Clarke County Sheriff Bobby Moore is seeking reelection to a second term. Moore was elected in 2006. He had been a sheriff’s deputy since 1990 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1998. More...

‘State of City’ address slated by Jackson Mayor Long

Jackson Mayor Richard Long will give the annual “State of the City” address Thursday, March 25, highlighting the city’s economic development, a report of the challenges of the past year and his outlook for the coming year. More...

Special Sections

Community

Jackson citizens urged to participate in census

During the Tuesday, March 23 meeting of the Jackson City Council, Councilman Paul South said he had been hearing unfounded complaints from citizens who were questioning participation in the U.S. Census, which is currently under way. More...

Man severely burned

A Dickinson man was severely burned in a fire and explosion Monday morning. Reports are that Steve Wiggins was attempting to light a pilot light on a stove in a camper trailer he was living in when it exploded. More...

$46,000 committed for temporary fix for old road slide problem

A county road slide problem that has persistently reoccurred for years despite attempts to fix it is again a problem. The slide is on the Madison Road (County Route 33) between Gainestown and Barlow Bend. The roadbed has dropped several inches. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

VFW Post 5106 and its Ladies Auxiliary will have its regular monthly meeting Monday, March 29. The ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. and the men will meet at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post in Thomasville. All members are urged to attend. More...

Church News

Chance & Scyrene

Lots of church events slated

St. John Church of Lower Peach Tree will observe its annual Family and Friends Day Sunday, Marsh 28 at 2 p.m. Rev. C.L. Marshall, pastor of the Chance Baptist Church and Pleasant View Baptist Churches will be the guest speaker. Rev. More...

Editorial

Our Opinons

Give it a chance

Back around the first of the year, a big grave was being dug for health care reform. It was deemed a death duck. More...

Bingo battle

Alabama Attorney General Troy King and some other Republican state AGs and governors have filed suits challenging the validity of the health care legislation. But while AG King and Gov. More...

Real budgets

As we said above, the clock is ticking on this legislative session. Less than 10 days remain in the session and the general fund and education budgets have yet to be passed. More...

Schools

GHES teacher wins district teacher of year recognition

The Clarke County Board of Education held a short and relatively routine meeting Thursday, March 18 at Clarke County High School in Grove Hill. More...

Photos

Superintendent Woodie Pugh and Assistant Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff and school board members look at one of the new buses after the board meeting last Thursday. More...

Beta Club excels at convention

Sixty-seven Wilson Hall Middle School Junior Betas attended the state convention at the Mobile Convention Center on March 11-12. The theme for this year's convention was Beta: A Circle of Winners. More...

Road conditions anger county citizens

Four citizens complained about road conditions to the Clarke County Commission at Monday’s work session and two commissioners agreed that improvements need to be made. More...

Rescuers save a real ‘doll’ out of ’Bigbee

Clarke County lawmen got a surprise Monday after 5 p.m., when they pulled what they believed was a drowning victim from the Tombigbee River near Lady’s Landing south of Jackson. More...

Keahey seeks re-election to State Senate

Alabama State Senator Marc Keahey has announced he will seek reelection to the District 22 seat he won last year in a special election to fill the unexpired term to the late State Senator Pat Lindsey. More...

Paul wants Clarke County coroner’s job

Brack Paul has qualified as a Democratic candidate for the office of Clarke County coroner. Paul, a Clarke County native, moved back home four years ago after a 36-year career as an airlines pilot. He lives in Allen. More...

Historical Society to meet Sunday in Old Suggsville

The Clarke County Historical Society will meet Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Suggsville Cemetery where a memorial service will be held for Confederate soldiers buried there. More...

Easter Egg hunt Saturday in C’ville

Coffeeville’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 27 from 10 until noon at the Coffeeville Town Hall. Bring a child, an Easter Basket and a camera. An Easter bunny will be present for photos and the Resurrection Story will be told. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McManus - Free Access

Corrected obit

Annie Mae  Powell McManus, 62, of St. Stephens died March 27, 2010 in a Mobile Health Care Facility. Survivors include two sons, Roy M. More...

Pugh - Free Access

Jimmy Lee Pugh, 72, died March 29, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born March 30, 1937. More...

Allday - Free Access

Richard Ivan Allday, 61, died March 26, 2010 at his residence in Dauphin Island. More...

Sports

Southern Magnolia Club talks projects

The Southern Magnolia Woman's Club met at the Alfa building March 11. Mrs. Jean Mathews, President, called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. and welcomed everyone. Club members recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Mrs. More...

CCHS wins T’ville series

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs won both games of a Friday doubleheader to win a key area series over the Thomasville Tigers at Gerald H. Stephens Sports Complex in Grove Hill. More...

Sports Scene

Big NCAA dance full of surprises

No disrespect to anyone or any school, but the NCAA men’s basketball tournament may be the most Democratic thing about our country. More...

Lifestyle

Birds and Stuff

Songbirds’ migration

After my note last week about the first Hummingbird sighting and birds in my backyard, Jim Cox asked me to write something about birds from time to time. I am glad to do that until a knowledgeable person volunteers. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 16-23 include: Jami Carol Samples, 24, drug court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Thomas Daniel McIntyre, to Amber Alise Pipe; Willie Lee Boykin, to Alliyah Monae Franks. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...