June 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Murder charged as autopsy confirms man didn’t die of fire burns

An autopsy has confirmed that a man’s body found in the remains of a house fire was dead before he was burned. More...

GP BUYING ALA. RIVER MILLS

Parsons & Whittemore and Georgia-Pacific have reached a definitive agreement for subsidiaries of Georgia-Pacific to purchase Parsons & Whittemore’s Alabama River and Alabama Pine pulp mills in Perdue Hill, Ala. More...

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Community

‘Makes sense to me’

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim James’ Common Sense Express made whistle stops in Clarke County last Friday. More...

Bentley apparent second place finisher in GOP governor’s race

Tuscaloosa physician and state representative Dr. Robert Bentley was an apparent dark horse second place finisher statewide in the Republican primary for governor Tuesday. More...

Congressman Bonner wins renomination; Democratic and GOP runoffs set in District 7

Incumbent First Congressional District Congressman Jo Bonner of Mobile defeated Orange Beach developer Peter Gounares Tuesday for the Republican nomination. Bonner polled 56,868 votes districtwide to Gounares’ 18,705. More...

Editorial

New airport a ‘no brainer’

If a regional airport with a 5,000- foot runway, a terminal building, hangars, fueling and other ammenities could be built on part of a parcel of land totaling at 300 acres or better for $525,000 or thereabouts, would you say it was a good deal? More...

Gone South

Be careful: They’re out there

Conspiracy theories. Some folks are hot-wired to believe them. If something horrific happens, simple answers won’t do. More...

Editor’s Notes

Battle of Mobile Bay looms all over again

I bobbed in the cleargreen Gulf waters at Fort Morgan over the weekend. I could clearly see a small stingray gliding along the sandy bottom just a few feet from my toes. On the beach, tiny sand crabs scurried from one hole to another. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 25-June 1 include: Marcus Dewey Champion, 26, attempting to elude, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, $12,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Public Records

Marriage license applications Tracey R. Carpenter, to James Eugene Roney; Teresa Pruett Freda, to John Alvin McIntyre Jr.; Cory Allen Nelson, to Kimberly Ann Wilson; Joey Cooper, to Shanna Lynn Ikner; Ethan Jairus Autrey, to Matalyn Leann Hayles. More...

Schools

Grove Hill Library has summer reading lists for area schools

Grove Hill Library Newsletter The Clarke County Board of Education has given the public school’s summer reading list to the library. More...

Runoffs set July 13 in two races

Two Clarke County Democratic runoffs are set July 13. District 1 Clarke County Commissioner Elma Averett and challenger Milton Estes Sheffield will be in a runoff while Mitch Finney and William S. More...

Regional airport site identified between Grove Hill and T’ville

95% federal funding available for $21 million project

If the Federal Aviation Administration approves a new regional airport that would be built between Grove Hill and Thomasville, it’ll contribute 95 percent of the estimated $21million cost. More...

Big day Saturday in Downtown Jax

A joint effort of the Clarke County Arc (CCARC), the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Jackson will bring vendors and entertainment to downtown Jackson Saturday, June 5. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jones - Free Access

Billy Vayton Jones, 80, of Jackson died June 3, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Sept. 20, 1929. He was a native of the Pleasant Grove community. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. More...

Jordan - Free Access

Joe Cecil Jordan, 70, of Coffeeville died June 4, 2010 at his residence. He was born Jan. 12, 1940. He was a native of Failtown. He was a member of the New Faith Baptist Church in Coffeeville. He was a self-employed timber man for 50 years. More...

Bell - Free Access

Barbara Ann Howell Bell, 56, of Jackson died June 2, 2010 in a local health care facility. She was born Aug. 4, 1953. She was a member of Visitation Catholic Church of Jackson. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

A blood and bone marrow donor drive will be held Friday, June 4 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. It is a simple test tat swabs the inside of your cheek. More...

Church News

Announcements

Jones Chapel Church of Christ will have its annual homecoming and a gospel meeting beginning Friday, June 4 at 7 p.m. More...

SIGN SERMON

Full Story

Hesitation can kill you

Seeds from the Sower

A famous aerial acrobat suffered a terrible fall from his high trapeze. At his bedside he told the reporter that he’d resume his career as soon as he recovered. “Aren’t you afraid of another accident?” asked the nurse. More...

Lifestyle

Emily Hayes on dean’s list at Agnes Scott College

Emily Hayes of Jackson Class of 2011, was named to the Dean's Honor List at Agnes Scott College for the spring semester. Emily Hayes is the daughter of Robert Hayes and Lynn Marlow. More...

WHMS PAWS complete 4-H projects

Wilson Hall Middle School After School PAWS 4-H Club recently completed two service projects with the help of a grant from Junior Master Gardner. More...

Tremlett receives several scholarships from University of Ala.

William Tremlett, son of Michael and Belinda (Bedsole) Tremlett, has received the following scholarships from the University of Alabama: Collegiate Scholar Scholarship - 4 years; Alumni Scholar Award - 4 years, Alumni Heritage Scholarship and Colleg More...