June 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

County partners with municipalities

The Clarke County Commission endorsed the regional airport during its Tuesday meeting, agreeing to the creation of an airport authority. More...

Farmer’s Market scheduled in Grove Hill each Thursday

A lot of folks love homegrown tomatoes and other produce. But they don’t grow anything. A lot of other folks have the green thumbs and grow things but often have over abundant crops. More...

Can Grove Hill afford to participate in regional economic organization?

The Grove Hill Town Council Monday debated whether or not to continue its membership in the revamped Coastal Gateway regional economic development initiative. More...

Spinks Cemetery historical marker to be dedicated

A historical marker for Spinks Chapel and the Spinks Cemetery will be dedicated Saturday, June 12 at 5 p.m. The cemetery is located on the Asbury Road just east of Grove Hill. For more information contact Doris Barfield Sanders at 817-594-5992. More...

School board meets Friday in Grove Hill

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet Friday at 9 a.m. at the central office in Grove Hill. This is a different date and time than the board normally meets. More...

Special Sections

Community

Maps invaluable for historical research

The Clarke County Historical Society met May 30 at the Grove Hill Town Hall to hear a program about using historical maps for genealogical and research purposes. More...

‘Willy Wonka’ coming to Gilbertown theater

The Ballet and Theatre Performing Arts Companies in Gilbertown, AL will present a youth production of ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’, opening night will be Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Buchanan-Harrison to wed August 28

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Buchanan of Maylene, formerly of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hilary Caroline Buchanan, to Josh Chandler Harrison, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Mark Harrison of Gardendale. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

A Historical Marker for Spinks Chapel, Spinks Cemetery and the Spinks Family Cemetery will be held Saturday, June 12 at 5 p.m. in Grove Hill located on the Asbury Road. For more information contact Doris Barfield Sanders at 817-594-5992. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Play or sit in the dugout and watch?

Grove Hill Mayor Jerry Newton put it succinctly a few weeks ago after a consultant/fundraiser pitched a new plan for memberships in a regional economic development organization. More...

GOP race proves every vote counts!

Close races are often touted as a reason to vote. Every vote does count is the lecture. The June 1 Republican gubernatorial primary was a textbook example of every vote counting. More...

Corrections

The general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 2. The date was misstated in some stories last week. A sub-headline in the story of local veterans who were in a Pacific typhoon during World War II gave the incorrect year for the storm; it was 1945. More...

Matthews - Free Access

Matthews, Johnnie Mae Jordan of Center Point, AL passed away on Monday morning June 14, 2010 at her daughters’ home in Hoover, AL where she had resided since December 2009. She was 90 years old. More...

Grove Hill commits to airport project

The Grove Hill Town Council agreed Monday to partner with other governmental entities in a new regional airport effort. The first step is to create an airport authority that would own and operate the airport. More...

‘NO’

Are ambulance service problems getting any better?

During the Clarke County 911 board meeting, Commission Chairman Rhondel Rhone said he was continuing to receive complaints regarding ambulance service and respond times. Rhone asked 911 Director Becky Neugent if the problems were improving. More...

Overstreet running as independent for sheriff

Ronnie Overstreet has announced that he is an independent candidate for Clarke County sheriff in the Nov. 2 general election. Overstreet gained ballot access in April by collecting over 300 signatures. More...

Boat races this Saturday and Sunday

The Hole Shot drag boat races return to the Tombigbee River this weekend. The races will be at Campbell’s Landing, in northwestern Clarke County. The Thomasville Boating Association is organizing the event. More...

UA alumni event Thursday in Jackson

Baron Huber, University of Alabama running back/tight end and a four-year letterman, will be the special guest of the Clarke County University of Alabama Alumni and Friends BAMA Club Thursday night. More...

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Ward - Free Access

Lillie Pearl Ward, 75, of Gallion died June 6, 2010 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. She was born May 12, 1935 in Half Acre, AL. She was a member of the River of Life Church. She had worked as a seamstress. More...

Warren - Free Access

Walter Wesley "Bueg" Warren Jr., 91, of Millry died June 13, 2010 at the Washington County Nursing Home.   He was born April 8, 1919. He was a member of the Millry Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Grove Hill Dixie Youth All-Stars named

The members of the Darlings all-stars are, front row (l to r): Caityln Cassady, Anna Claire Bush, Ashleigh Taylor, Anna Elmore, Brianna Crim and Lanie Cumlander. More...

Hole shot set for this weekend

The Hole Shot drag boat races return to the Tombigbee River this weekend. The Thomasville Boating Association is organizing the event that is expected to be bigger than ever. More...

Anthony Madison football camp set for Sat., July 10

Anthony Madison Football Camp will be held on July 10 at the Thomasville High School Football Stadium for ages 8-18. Registration for ages 8-18 will be at 8 a.m., and instruction will begin at 9 a.m. Ages 8-13 will be dismissed at 1:00pm. More...

Records

County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 1-8 include: Quindera Decrecenza Crayton, 20, possession of a controlled substance, probation violation, possession of marijuana second degree, arrested by Clarke County Sherif More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Marcus Edward Bryant, to Jasmyne Kristina Curtis; Roger Edison Duke, to Rebecca Carol Smith; Royce Garland Jordan Jr., to Clara Faye Jordan; Steven Todd Clark, to Courtney Elizabeth Overstreet; Robert H. More...

Schools

Thomasville council discusses sales tax increases for education

A partisan crowd of school employees and supporters filled Thomasville’s City Council chamber Monday night to hear debate over a proposed sales tax increase. More...

School board releases non-tenured teachers

Non-tenured Clarke County Public School teachers whose contracts were not renewed at the recent Clarke County Board of Education meeting are listed. Individual teachers may or may not be hired back for the 2010-11 school year. More...

Elmore receives Alabama Power scholarship

Ethan Elmore of Grove Hill has been awarded a $1,250 scholarship from the Alabama Power Foundation. More...