April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Atmore man runs for State Senate

Atmore businessman Jeff Peacock kicked off his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the District 22 seat in the Alabama Senate telling a crowd of supporters at David's Catfish in Atmore that economic development would be the main focus of his More...

Commissioner seeks re-election

District 3 Commissioner Patricia Du- Bose announces her bid for reelection for a third term. In making the announcement, DuBose makes the following statement. More...

Dr. King will be remembered at Saturday event

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA) will sponsor a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial service Saturday, April 3 at 11 a.m. at the Senior Citizen Center in Grove Hill. The Unity Parade will start at 12:30 p.m. More...

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Community

$1.7 million grant to assist workers in southwest Alabama

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced a $1,700,000 grant to assist approximately 319 workers affected by documented and projected layoffs from multiple companies in a defined regional economy in the southwest portion of Alabama. More...

Suggsville’s Confederate dead remembered

It was a perfect Spring afternoon with just enough March wind to provide a cooling breeze to those who gathered at the Old Suggsville Cemetery Sunday, March 28. The combined crowd of Clarke County Historical Society (CCHS,) members of the Pvt. More...

$35,000 for e-citations

Laptop computers, printers and software worth $35,000 were delivered to Clarke County law enforcement agencies Friday. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Alzheimer’s/Caregivers Support Group Meeting will be Tuesday, April 6 at 1 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. For more information call Cathi Gunter, MCSE at 251-275-4035 or 4036. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

St. James A.M.E. Church in the Choctaw Bluff community will continue its Holy Week services Thursday, April 1 and end Friday, April 2 at 7 p.m. nightly (with the seven last statements of Jesus on the Cross). Rev. Kevin Boykin of the St. More...

Sign Sermons

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Seeds From The Sower

Message delivered

A friend carried two pigeons into his church. Each had a Bible verse tied to one leg. The first, a fantail pigeon, was released. It strutted around and showed off its fine feathers, but didn’t care about the message. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 23- 30 include: Marcus Alexander Broome, 18, three counts domestic violence second degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications R.B. Portis Jr., to Marion R. Kimbrough; Aries Tyrone Campbell, to Mechelle Denise Pugh; Billy George Rone, to Angela Kaye Britt. More...

Sheriff’s race is getting crowded

The Clarke County sheriff’s race is getting crowded but there is still room for candidates for the top lawman’s job and for other elected offices that will be on the ballot in the June 1 primaries. More...

Grady Alday is sheriff’s candidate

Grady Alday of Grove Hill has qualified as a candidate for sheriff. He is running as a Republican. Alday, a truck driver for Francis Powell Enterprises said, “I think the sheriff’s department needs a change. More...

Norris is GOP sheriff candidate

Ray Norris has qualified as a Republican for sheriff of Clarke County. Norris grew up in Clarke County and is a graduate of Clarke County High School. More...

Grove Hill’s sunrise service at 6:30 Sunday

A community Sunrise Service hosted by area churches will be held at the Grove Hill Cemetery Sunday morning at 6:30. The Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clark - Free Access

Shirley Howard Clark, 63, of Chatom died April 4, 2010 at her daughter’s residence. More...

Waller - Free Access

Willie J. Waller, 79, of Gainestown died April 1, 2010. Survivors include two sons, William Hunt Sr., William Steve Waller; two daughters, Clara Jemison, Virginia Adeleye; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. More...

DeRouen - Free Access

Paul Sterling DeRouen Jr., 65, of Franklin died March 31, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born June 22, 1944. He was a native of Selma. He worked as a diesel mechanic. He was in the National Guard. More...

Sports

JHS baseball coach suspended

Following a verbal confrontation with a player’s parent and another fan, Jackson High School Baseball Coach Jason Jones has been suspended from dayto day activities with the team. More...

Top ranked Bears roll over Millry

The top-ranked 2A Leroy Bears blew through the Millry Wildcats as they assured themselves of a playoff spot last Thursday in Millry. More...

Jackson falls to UMS in area series

The Jackson High School Aggies, ranked number one in 4A, will likely drop in the rankings as they lost two-ofthree games to the UMSWright Bulldogs last week in a key area series. More...

Editorial

What Others Say

Still a ways to go

The motto of Alabama education during the last decade could be, "Improving, but still behind." At least that is what the tests say — that seemingly endless battery of assessments given to Alabama's school-age children year after year, term a More...

The Winners’ Circle

The national anthem blasts from the speakers in Olympic Stadium. The athlete’s heart is pumping, and his eyes are streaming. The gold medal on his chest twinkles in the spotlight. More...

Hold off on state budgets?

For the nearly four decades I have served at the RSA, most Alabamians and the media have expected the Alabama Legislature to accomplish one primary goal - passage of the Education Trust Fund and General Fund Budgets. More...