May 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Road crews revamped in effort to better work county roads

The maintenance of county roads was the big topic at Monday’s Clarke County Commission work session and again at Tuesday’s regular meeting with commissioners voting 4-1 Tuesday to create a third supervisor’s position in an attempt More...

HIPPY program sets graduation

HIPPY Clarke County Graduation 2010 will be Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Elementary School Gym. HIPPY stands for Home Instruction For Parents of Preschool Youngsters. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. More...

Community band formed in T’ville

A group of area musicians are putting together a community band. Organized by the Thomasville Arts Council. The band is under the direction of Jimmy Gunn, retired band director of Thomasville High School. More...

Special Sections

Community

Commissioners voice complaints, concerns to U.S. Census official

Melanie House, a “partnership specialist” with the U.S. Census Bureau was present to hear criticisms and concerns from Clarke County Commissioners Tuesday regarding the census count in the county. More...

Two Jackson residents arrested; charged with cocaine possession

Two Jackson residents face illegal drug possession charges following an investigation by Jackson Police. According to police reports, Henry Eric Bates, 50, was arrested May 6 and charged with possession of cocaine. More...

Extension Service

Chipmunk problem said growing in Grove Hill

The question of the week seems to be “what to do about all the chipmunks in my yard?” The first inquiry in recent weeks came from Jim Cox himself about controlling this disruptive little ground nesting rodents that were burrowing under h More...

Sports

CHS archery group places eighth at state competition

Coffeeville High School finished in eighth place at the 2010 State Archery Competition held in Birmingham on April 22. Ashville High School won the competition with a total score of 3,402 points. More...

Bears lose in series opener

The Leroy Bears were limited to just five hits as they lost 5-4 to Mars Hill Bible in the first game of the Class 2A championship series in Montgomery Tuesday night. More...

Softball ends for some, others continue on

Lady Gators season ends in tourney

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators were eliminated from the AISA Class AAA state softball tournament last Friday, losing 6-2 to Pike Liberal Arts. Caitlyn Foreman was 1- for-3 with two RBI. Lake Lolley had a double. Kiley Dunagan also had a hit. More...

Editorial

Pork chop, anyone?

I get sort of amused when some of my Republican friends complain about all of the “pork” that members of Congress put in federal budgets. More...

Gone South

Music on the Redneck Riviera

With the oil spill inching closer and closer the only thing for the folks down on the Redneck Riviera to do is throw a party. Or at least not cancel one. More...

Kick the can

If our desire is for a better Alabama, it is difficult to be happy about the current year's state budgets, much less the newly approved budgets starting on October 1, 2010, and ending September 30, 2011. More...

Schools

ASCC announces industry scholarship recipients

Dr. William O. Blow, Interim President, Alabama Southern Community College recently announced the scholarship recipients for the Alabama Southern Industry Alliance for a Technologically Advanced Workforce. More...

Clarke Preparatory School

Commencement scheduled May 14

Graduation exercises for Clarke Preparatory School will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 14 at Hamilton Field. Senator Marc Keahey will be the speaker. There are 19 seniors in the Class of 2010. The Valedictorian is Andrea Bagley. More...

Fall 2010 IA Scholarship Students Honored at Banquet ASCC Thomasville Campus, April 27, 2010

Alabama Southern’s Industry Alliance for a Technologically Advanced Workforce offers scholarships each year to area high school students and non-traditional students seeking careers in the paper and chemical fields. More...

Funeral for Lewis White Monday - Free Access

  William Lewis White, 88, died Friday, May 14, 2010 at his residence on Highway 154 in the Center Point community north of Coffeeville. More...

LP reopening: ‘First on radar’

Richard Frost, Louisiana-Pacific Corp.’s CEO told investors and financial analysts in a conference call Monday that the reopening of the closed Clarke County oriented strand board (OSB) mill is “First on our radar” as the housing m More...

Seismic project leasing 82,000 acres

An oil exploration company is in the process of buying seismic rights on 82,000 acres in west Clarke and east Choctaw counties. More...

T’ville mayor sent to hospital with chest pains

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day was hospitalized Monday evening with tightness in his chest and high blood pressure. More...

Play auditions in Thomasville

The Thomasville Arts Council is auditioning for a new musical play, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat,” Sunday, May 16 and Monday, May 17. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Doggette - Free Access

Pauline B. Doggette, 87, of Thomasville died May 17, 2010 at Country Oaks Assisted Living. She was born June 20, 1922. She was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church, The Eastern Star, Grove Hill Baptist WMU and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. More...

Kirkham - Free Access

Winston Orice Kirkham, 87, of Linden died May 14, 2010 at his residence. He was born Dec. 5, 1922 in Sweet Water. He was a member of Linden Baptist Church. He was a retired gas pipeline maintenance worker. More...

Kiel - Free Access

Myrtle Luevern Coats Kiel, 88, of Coffeeville died May 14, 2010 at Crowne Health Care, Mobile. More...

Business

Tips to help stretch dollars

Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher.com /index.cfm?TipsSyn to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Copyright 2010 Dollar Stretcher, Inc. More...

T’ville hospital has liens filed against it

Administrators of Southwest Alabama Medical Center may say they are still seeking funding for a new hospital but legal troubles may hamper those efforts. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

HIPPY Clarke County Graduation 2010 will be Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Elementary School Gym. HIPPY stands for Home Instruction For Parents Of Preschool Youngsters. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. More...

Church News

Announcements

Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church Youth Cookout will be Saturday, May 15 in the old Dollar Store parking lot from 8 a.m. until. There will be hot wing baskets, hotdogs, cotton candy, popcorn, hamburgers, candy apples and more will be for sale. More...

National Day of Prayer

A number of citizens gathered in front of the Clarke County Courthouse last Thursday at noon for the National Day of Prayer. Local ministers and others prayed for different segments of society. More...

News from Indian Ridge Baptist Church

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church started the first Sunday in May 2010 with its Annual Usher Day. The theme was “The workers are few” scripture from Matthew 9:37-38. More...

Lifestyle

Jackson-Knight to say vows in Satsuma lodge May 29

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jackson Jr. of Walker Springs announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lakeitha Temeke, to Renard Demond Knight, son of Ms. Marcelene H. Dennis of Mobile and the late Bobby Knight Jr. More...

Curtis-Bryant to wed May 22 at Mackey Branch No. 2 Baptist

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Davis of Whatley announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jasmyne Kristina Curtis, to Marcus Edward Bryant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bryant Sr. of St. Stephens. More...

Final Wedding Plans

Pugh-Comer Janice Brooke Pugh and John Hammond Comer will exchange wedding vows Saturday, May 15 at the Kelly Plantation in Destin, FL. Miss Pugh is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George M. Pugh of Thomasville. Mr. More...

Records

Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 4-11 include: Markeus Demonta Bivins, 23, fraudulent use credit/debit card, giving false identification to a police officer, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia 2nd offen More...

Records

Marriage license applications Kirby Dwayne Hoven, to Hannah Elizabeth Reeves; Kenneth Allen Parnell Jr., to Claire D. More...