April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Alma VFD hosting gospel sing Saturday

The Alma Fire Department will host a gospel singing Saturday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the New St. Matthew Church. The featured singers will be the New Gospel Harmonaires of Grove Hill, Voices in Harmony and others. More...

Douglas seeks re-election to school board seat

The Rev. T.L. Douglas recently announced his intention to seek re-election to the Clarke County Board of Education, District 4 seat. Douglas currently serves as president of the school board and is seeking his second term. More...

Daffin wants to serve on school board

Asberry Daffin has announced his candidacy for the Clarke County School Board of Education. More...

Stringer runs as Democrat for school board

Rebecca Stringer has qualified as a Democratic candidate for the Clarke County School Board District 3 position. More...

Special Sections

Community

Identity thieves operating in Thomasville

Thomasville police have begun nabbing members of what appears to be an identity theft ring. So far, two arrests have been made and more are expected in a case involving stolen identities and forged credit cards. More...

Curtis Vincent succeeds Jerry Holt as ALDOT’s Eighth Division Engineer

Transportation Director Joe McInnes recently announced the appointment of Curtis Vincent as the new division engineer of the Eighth Division headquartered in Grove Hill. More...

Binge drinking counties detailed in recent study

Drinkers in dry Alabama counties are as apt or sometimes more so to “tie one on” as those in wet counties, according to a new survey. More...

Sports

Area teams gear up for playoff run

JHS Aggies split in DH

The Jackson High School Aggies (24-7) split a doubleheader this past weekend as they wrapped-up regular season play in Mobile. Playing at St. Paul’s field, the Aggies downed 6A Davidson 16-5 in six innings. More...

Windham Jackson selected to North-South all-stars

Jackson High School junior Windham Jackson was named to the AHSAA North-South all-star baseball squad last week. “I think it is a great honor for him,” Coach Jason Jones said. More...

Jackson Academy earns a spot in AISA playoffs

The Jackson Academy baseball team clinched a playoff berth last week with two impressive wins. With the wins JA is assured of at least third in the AISA 1A West Region. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Bentley for governor on Republican ticket

The best candidate doesn’t always have the best name recognition or the biggest campaign purse and hence they sometimes fall by the wayside, not because of the validity of their platforms and beliefs. More...

Congress Reports

Smoke and mirrors

In a March 31 speech, President Obama appeared to finally cede ground in his administration’s hard line policy against domestic oil and gas drilling. More...

Can you explain that again, Congressman?

Congressman Artur Davis, who hopes to become Alabama’s first black governor, was in Grove Hill the other week to address a small group on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination in Memphis, Tenn. More...

Schools

Clarke County Soil & Water 2010 Poster Contest Winner

The Clarke County Soil & Water Conservation District recently announced the winner of their annual NACD Poster Contest. More...

Clarke Prep student a legislative page

Cole Bradley of Jackson, a Clarke Prep School 5th grader recently paged at the Alabama House of Representatives at the State Capitol in Montgomery, March 22-25. While there he met Gov. More...

Memorial scholarship fund established at UAB

There has been a scholarship fund set up in memory of Layla Nicole Ghabayen at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She was the daughter of Cindy Kelley and Willie Ghabayen and granddaughter of Margaret Kelley and Royce Kelley. More...

Murder cases on trial dockets

Two murder cases as well as a number of drug and sex cases are on the dockets for the criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court next week. More...

Clarke voters worth 2¢ each

Clarke County voters are worth two cents each. Or at least their names and addresses are for candidates who may want a list for campaign purposes. More...

Grove Hill’s cleanup day is this Saturday

Grove Hill’s Annual Spring Clean Up will be Saturday, April 17 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Anyone wanting to participate and pick up litter and trash should come to the Chamber of Commerce and get free trash bags and gloves. More...

Fiddler’s Convention in Frankville

The 33rd Annual Fiddler’s Convention will be Saturday, April 17 in Frankville at the old Frankville School building featuring country bluegrass music and an old fashioned “pit” barbecue. The Chestang Family will perform at 5 p.m. More...

Henson runs for District 1 commissioner

Darren Henson is a Democratic candidate for the District 1 seat on the Clarke County Commission. Henson, who has lived in District 1 since he was eight-yearsold, is running on the slogan, “Let’s Make A Difference!” More...

Barry Chancey seeks re-election to school board

Barry Chancey is seeking reelection to the Clarke County Board of Education, District 3 seat. He is a Republican. More...

Mitch Finney running for coroner’s job

Mitch Finney of Grove Hill is a Democratic candidate for the office of Clarke County coroner. Finney graduated from Jackson High School in 1986. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mayton - Free Access

William F. "Bill" Mayton, 79, of Beaver Creek died April 16, 2010 at his residence. He was born Feb. 2, 1931 in Beaver Creek. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. More...

Robbins - Free Access

William Thomas Robbins Jr., 73, of Hobson died April 21, 2010 at the Washington County Nursing Home in Chatom. He was born May 4, 1936. He was a native of Pelahatchie, MS. He was a member of the Pine Level Baptist Church in Hobson. More...

McLean - Free Access

Barbara Branam McLean, 80, of Jackson died April 14, 2010 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born Aug. 10, 1929. She was a native of Amory, MS. She was a member of McCann’s United Methodist Church of Jackson, the W.S.C.S. More...

Business

Wilson and Bailey on AREA Board of Directors

Stan Wilson of Chatom and Jack Bailey of Wagarville were elected to the Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives' Board of Directors April 1 during the association's 63rd annual meeting in Montgomery. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Museum needs donations of items for a yard sale fundraiser scheduled in May. Please bring your unwanted items to the museum between April 15 through May 7, (Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

New Home Church will have a concert featuring “The Dixie Echoes” of Pensacola and “Heartline” of Montgomery Thursday, April 15 at 7 p.m. There will be no charge for admission but a love offering will be received. More...

Sign Sermons

First Assembly of God, Hwy. 69, Jackson More...

Seeds from the Sower

You don’t have all day

Red Skelton’s little boy, Richard, was ill and growing weaker. More...

Lifestyle

Many authors to be at Monroeville event

The Alabama Writers Symposium celebrates its thirteenth anniversary in Monroeville, Alabama Thursday, April 29 through Saturday, May 1, 2010. More...

Crawfish Festival

Introducing Alabama to crawfish is how this festival began 19 years ago, and introducing Alabama to more fun is this year's theme Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17. More...

Woman with local relatives yodels for Garrison Keillor’s ‘Prairie Home Companion’

Marcus Cumbie’s niece and Annell Gordon’s first cousin had a unique experience recently—she got to yodel on a Prairie Home Companion, the popular National Public Radio show hosted by Garrison Keillor. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 6- April 13 include: Patrick Dewayne Anderson, 38, failure to pay, $744.50 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Property Tax Sale List

Under the virtue of a degree of the Probate court in Clarke County, made and rendered on the 22nd day of March, 2010, I the undersigned Revenue Commissioner of Clarke County, on Monday, May 10, 2010 will proceed to sell at public outcry to the highes More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Richard L. Walker, to Rethere Gaston; Daniel Leon Mitchell, to Heather Latasha Malone; Robert James Galbraith, to Kelsi Lynn Carr; John Moore Jr., to Ethel W. Henderson. More...