May 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters must pick either Democrat or GOP ballot

Overheard local political arguments: “I’m going to vote for Tim James for governor and I’m going to vote to keep Bobby Moore sheriff.” “Well, I think I’ll vote for Ron Sparks for governor and then I’ More...

High school graduations around area

Here’s a rundown of high school graduations around the area. Jackson Academy’s graduation will be Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. More...

Learn all about strawberry jam

The Thomasville Revitalization and Community Development Corp. will host a strawberry jam canning class Thursday, May 20 from 5 until 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Wilkerson Building on Wilson Avenue in Thomasville. More...

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Community

Bagged drugs sends Calvert woman to jail

A bag of drugs discovered during a traffic stop by Jackson Police, Thursday, May 13, led to possession charges for a Calvert woman. More...

GH Council OKs over $7,700 purchase to conduct new ADEM-mandated sewage tests

The Grove Hill Town Council will invest over $7,700 in new equipment so local employees can do a new ADEM-mandated test on the town’s sewage output. More...

Sheriff candidates campaign financials filed at courthouse

Candidates must file financial disclosure forms. County candidates file with the probate judge in the county they are running in. Here’s a look at the finances of the Clarke County sheriff’s candidates. Democratic sheriff candidates More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

A Strawberry Jam and Jelly Workshop will be held Thursday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Making jam and jelly is a popular way to preserve locally grown fruits. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

New Home Church will have a gospel concert Thursday, May 20 at 7 p.m. featuring “Naomi and the Segoes” and “Southern Gospel Believers.” There will be no charge for admission but a love offering will be received. Revs. More...

Seeds from the Sower

A tower of love— Calvary

A water tower in Ontario, Canada carries a message of love. The announcement, which runs vertically down the 100-foot tower, reads, “Maggie, I love you.” Underneath, it’s signed, “Andy.” More...

Church of the Week

Mackey Branch No. 1 Baptist Highway 84 East • Gosport More...

Lifestyle

Keeping ’em watered

Grove Hill town employee William Jackson was photographed watering the planters in town recently. More...

No nose blowing on Study Club’s quilt, please!

There was some discussion at Tuesday’s Grove Hill Town Council meeting on Pat Williams’ request to hang a Community Study Club of Grove Hill quilt in the large assembly room of the Senior Center. Williams is a member of the study club. More...

Brooks-Richardson to marry June 26 in Grove Hill church

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Brooks of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Miranda Lea Brooks, to David Mathews Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rod Richardson of Leroy. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 11-18 include: Angela Jean Courtney, 45, domestic violence second degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Records

Marriage license applications Philip Lloyd J. Champion, to Casey Nicole McClure; Anthony Hugh Stallworth Jr., to Letrice Diane Hixon; Joshua Kaylan Smith, to Taylor Ann Strassner; Randall B. Etheredge, to Kimberly S. More...

We Made It!

Clarke Prep School’s 2010 seniors celebrated receiving their diplomas last Friday with the customary motar board toss. State Sen. Marc Keahey, a graduate of the school, was the speaker. More...

Clarke on list for SBA loans due to oil spill

Governor Bob Riley last week announced the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved his request to aid businesses that have been financially impacted by the oil spill in the gulf. More...

Tallahatta woman big Kentucky Derby fan

Bettye Noble of the Tallahatta Springs community is an avid fan of the state of Kentucky and of the Kentucky Derby. She was at Churchhill Downs in Louisville May 1 to see Super Saver win the famous race. More...

Retired teachers to eat catfish in Thomasville

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, May 20 at 11:45 a.m. at David’s Catfish Restaurant in Thomasville. More...

Market, Art Walk to be in Jackson

The CCARC, Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Jackson are hosting a Downtown Market and Art Walk Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Vendors, produce growers and arts/crafts vendors are encouraged to take part. Booths are $25. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Garrick - Free Access

Anthony Wayne Garrick, 82, of Sycrene died May 23, 2010 at a Mobile hospital. He was born Jan. 8, 1928. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II. More...

Kiel

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

Bolen

Harlin Franklin Bolen, 55, of Grapevine, TX died May 12, 2010 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital after an automobile accident. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

The thirst for knowledge is a little extreme

I remember back a little over a decade ago, before the Internet became the resource for information that it has become, a person would have to actually look something up in a book or a magazine. More...

Spring games begin

Scenes from CCHS’ Blue-White game

With a good crowd on hand, despite the weather conditions, the Clarke County High Bulldogs completed their spring drills with a Blue- White scrimmage Tuesday night. More...

Aggies go to Hillcrest Friday

The Jackson High Aggies will end their spring grid practice this Friday when they travel to Evergreen to play Hillcrest in a jamboree game. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Two-edged sword, grads

It’s that time of the year again: The season for graduations, be they high school or college. A variety of speakers will offer an equal variety of advice to the grads. More...

Gone South

Southrons beware: They’re coming

Southrons, hear your country call you! Up, least worse than death befall you! — Albert Pike, “Dixie” “Southrons.” I have always liked that. Has a ring that “southerners” lacks. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Tough fight for Troy King

The governor’s race is always the marquee event in Alabama politics. That will be especially true this year because the race is wide open. This is the first time that an incumbent governor has not been on the ballot in 20 years. More...

Schools

HIPPY grads

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Funds for education needs

State Sen. Marc Keahey recently presented $5,000 to Cecelia Adams of the Clarke County Board of Education for the special needs program that she oversees. More...

Nettles graduates with honors from UA

Milton Nettles, son of Rosie M. Nettles of Monroeville and Milton Colston and Jennifer Whittle-Colston of Jackson, graduated summa cum laude with an honors diploma in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama on May 8, 2010. More...