April 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Independent candidate qualifies to run for sheriff

It isn’t a first, but it is a first since the 1800s—an independent candidate has qualified for a Clarke County elected office. More...

CCHS beauties

Clarke County High School held its Elite Night recently. More...

Junior Miss program in T’ville

The Clarke County Junior Miss 2010 program will be held Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center. Tickets are $5. This is the second year for the program to be in Thomasville. More...

School board meets at Gillmore

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet Thursday, April 29 at 4 pm. at Gillmore Elementary School in Jackson. More...

Special Sections

Community

Mitch Finney running for Clarke County coroner

Mitchell “Mitch” Finney of Grove Hill is a Democratic candidate for the office of Clarke County coroner. Finney, 42, is a native of the Helwestern community and graduated from Jackson High School in 1986. More...

Here’s how to get on the ballot as an independent

Want to run for office as an independent candidate? Here’s the drill: More...

Historic VF plant vandalized

Broken windows at the closed Vanity Fair plant in Jackson may bring someone jail time. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Gates Family Reunion (William and Mary Eve Stifflimire Gates’ Family) and decoration at the Gates Family Cemetery in Scyrene will be Saturday, May 1 at 12 noon at Gaston’s Grill. More...

Church News

Announcements

Rockbar Baptist Church will have a benefit singing, showing love for Johnny Ray Thomas Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m. All groups, choirs, soloists are welcomed to attend this program. The church is located on Highway 69 North in Coffeeville. Rev. More...

Bassett Creek Baptist’s history related

Bassett Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary this Sunday, May 2. See details of the day’s events on Page One. More...

Bible Drill winners

Clarke Baptist Association held its annual Bible Drill Saturday April, 17. There were 14 students representing Grove Hill Baptist Church and Forest Avenue Baptist Church. More...

Lifestyle

Sherwanda Gaines completes work for Basic Level Emergency Manager

The Alabama Association of Emergency Managers announced that Sherwanda Gaines, an employee with the Clarke County EMA, has successfully completed the educational and training requirements leading to the designation of Basic Level Emergency Manager. More...

A BUSY WEEKEND IN GROVE HILL

A lot of activities in Grove Hill despite Saturday’s bad weather

The Clarke County High School Old Timers Reunion was held Saturday, April 24 in the cafeteria. The honored class was 1960. More...

Gardening With Dora

Crossvine a favorite climber

I like vining plants. I like their exuberance. They seem to just take a deep breath and get on with the business of finding something to climb on and covering it up as fast as they can. More...

Schools

Girls State delegates

Girls State delegates from Clarke County High School and Clarke Preparatory School have been chosen to represent their schools at the 2010 Girls State Session at Troy University in June. More...

Boys State delegates

Boys State delegates from Clarke County High School and Clarke Preparatory School have been chosen to represent their schools at the 2010 Boys State Session at Troy University in June. More...

blankets on sale

Aggie players Ranse Hare and Dustyn Moseley display a blanket that the JHS Touchdown Club is selling to benefit the football team. The blankets are $50 and orders will be taken until May 21st. More...

Surveying history

Randy Brooks, center, explains surveying tools believed to have been used to survey Grove Hill in the mid-1800s to retired Probate Judge Clarence Watters following the Clarke County Historical Society More...

Coffeeville area gets hail but county mostly dodges Saturday’s bad weather

Clarke County Emergency Management Agency Director Roy Waite told county commissioners Tuesday that the area luckily dodged the bad weather that rampaged across the southeast Saturday. More...

Rep. Jackson says he’s the one with an ‘E’

State Rep. Thomas E. Jackson has announced his bid for a return to the District 68 House of Representatives seat. The Thomasville Democrat is seeking his fifth term as a state legislator. More...

Bassett Creek Baptist Church celebrates 200th

Bassett Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary this Sunday. There will be two services with “dinner on the grounds” in between. The morning worship will be at 10 a.m. More...

Trail ride for animal shelter

A trail ride to benefit the Clarke Regional Animal Control facility will be hosted by Mayor Robert Cox and the Town of Coffeeville, Saturday, May 1 in the old York field across from Greers on Hwy. 69 and River Street in Coffeeville. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Howard - Free Access

Adon Dean Howard, 47, of Leroy died April 25, 2010. He was born Jan. 6, 1963. He was a native of Waynesboro, MS. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Leroy. More...

Dunigan - Free Access

Elouise Pugh Dunigan, 82, of Coffeeville died April 29, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born May 27, 1927 to the parentage of the late Make Pugh and Ella Williams Pugh. She was a native of the Winn community. More...

Gates - Free Access

Oleta Mae Gates, 93, of Thomasville died April 25, 2010 at Country Oaks Assisted Living Facility in Thomasville. She was born Oct. 5, 1916 in Thomasville. She was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and a cookie maker. More...

Sports

Bears win series with Long

The Leroy Bears made the trip back from Skipperville seem not so long as they eliminated G.W. Long 5-3 in the decisive game three Monday afternoon. More...

Bulldogs blast Thomasville

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs broke out the whipping sticks this past Friday as they collected 30 hits and scored 31 runs to sweep county and area foe Thomasville in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. More...

Sports Scene

Newest craze to sweep the area

Spanning the globe in search of sports can sometimes bring to light some neat, new games that just about anyone can play and have fun doing. Recently I had the chance to play the newest craze to hit the area. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Community lesson instead of a history lesson Sunday

The issues of community and personal interaction was more on Dr. David Mathews’ mind than historical facts and figures Sunday as he spoke to the Clarke County Historical Society on whathad been pitched to be a history of Grove Hill. More...

Gone South

A history month for everybody

All the recent brouhaha over Confederate History Month has caused some folks to wonder whether or not we need “history months” in the first place. Personally, I like them, but let’s be fair. More...

Inside the Statehouse

The swinging pendulum

Politics is like a pendulum it swings back and forth. It is much like the economy, which is either up or down. In fact, political fortunes are intertwined with the ups and downs of the economy. Indeed they often run concurrently. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 20-27 include: Kamie Bumpers Gates, 32, two counts possession of forged instrument second degree, $15,000 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 Luis Burgos, to Charleen B. Sasser. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated April 15-20 Spencer B. More...