June 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Lankford - Free Access

Tennie Madeline Tarver Lankford, 83, of Wagarville died June 19, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. For many years she worked as quality instructor at Vanity Fair. She later worked and retired from Olin Chemical Corporation. She loved playing Srabble. More...

Denson - Free Access

Vernon Leon Denson, 69, of Wedowee, AL died June 16, 2010 at a Wedowee hospital. He was born Feb. 6, 1941 in Mississippi. He was a Vietnam veteran. He was a railroad conductor. More...

OBAMA AT TACKY JACKS!

George Skipper was on a business call in his Tacky Jacks restaurant complex at Orange Beach Monday when he was told, “There are some people here who want to see you.” He told them he would be with them in a minute. No, he was told. More...

Farmers’ Market

Grove Hill Farmers' Market, offering locally grown produce, will open this Thursday 3-6 p.m., located across from the Clarke County Museum. It’ll be open every Thursday. More...

Special Sections

Community

Pretty Mustangs all in a row

It was a great day for car lovers last Friday as the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour passed through Clarke County on the way to Mobile. More...

Jackson man arrested for rape, sodomy

A Jackson man was arrested June 8 and charged in the alleged rape of a Jackson woman. According to Jackson Police Investigator Richard Harvey, Joe Carlisle, 34, of McKee Drive, is charged with first degree rape and first degree sodomy. More...

Portis receives degree

Tiffany K. Portis of Grove Hill received a Masters degree of Social Work during graduation exercises May 8 at the University of Alabama. Miss Portis is the daughter of Betty Portis and the late Ronnie Portis. More...

Sports

Oil’s impact on Gulf habitat a big worry

As scenes of oil-covered wildlife and blobs of oil and tar balls atop pristine beaches along the northern Gulf of Mexico dominate the media exposure throughout the world, a greater concern weighs on Bob Shipp’s mind – the effect of the m More...

GH softball all-stars begin

All of the Grove Hill Dixie Youth all-stars will take to the road this Friday as they play in the South sub-district in Butler. The coach-pitch team will take on Thomasville at 7 p.m. at Zack Rodgers Park. More...

Roll Tide!

At least 150 University of Alabama alumni and fans turned out for a Clarke County alumni event at the Community House in Jackson last Thursday. More...

Lifestyle

First United Security Bank promotions are announced

First United Security Bank and United Security Bancshares, Inc. (USBI) Board of Directors made decisions regarding officer promotions at a recent meeting. More...

Records

COUNTY RECORDS

Marriage license applications David Lee McGraw, to Deborah Ann Adams; Daniel Nickolaus Mairet, to Emily Ann Smith; Glenn Dayton Gunter III, to Ashlea Kay Brannan. More...

Circuit court criminal jury term docket listed

The criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court will be held next week. Here are the dockets for the two judges. Judge Gaines McCorquodale Roger Dale O'Bryant, rape first degree. Kelvin Mark L. Chapman, robbery first degree. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 8-15 include: Brittany Elizabeth Eastman, 24, attempting to commit controlled substance, drug paraphernalia/ first offense, $9,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept More...

Schools

School board reduces budget and looks into having to borrow money

The Clarke County Board of Education has reduced its current budget by nearly $700,000 to match proration cuts from the state. The total expenditures ending June 30 was changed from $31,347,015.72 to $30,649,152.73. More...

Students visit capital

Clarke Prep’s Fourth Grade went on a trip to Montgomery Tuesday, May 18th, and toured the Capitol, the Archives Building, the Supreme Court Building, and the Senate and House Chambers. More...

T’ville OKs .5¢ sales tax for city’s schools

With a unanimous vote, the Thomasville City Council approved a ½-cent sales tax increase on all goods sold in Thomasville. More...

Bedwell - Free Access

Ethel Lucille Bazzell Bedwell, 88, of Mobile died June 21, 2010. She was born March 18, 1922 in Walker Springs. She was a native of Clarke County. She was a member of the Ulcanush Baptist Church in Coffeeville. More...

Wilson - Free Access

Catherine Leona Hunt Wilson, 74, of Thomasville died June 20, 2010 at her residence. She was born Sept. 21, 1935 in Thomasville. She was a member of the Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville. She was a homemaker. More...

Harrell - Free Access

Martha Elaine Harrell, 64, of Grove Hill died June 22, 2010 at her residence. She was born Sept. 6, 1945. She was a native of Jackson. She was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star. More...

Lathan - Free Access

Dorothy Eloise Beech Lathan, 82, of Jackson died June 19, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. More...

Recount in GOP governor’s contest

Clarke County’s 2,084 votes in the Republican gubernatorial primary will be recounted Thursday, June 17. The recount is part of a statewide recount requested by Tim James who missed making the July 13 runoff by 167 votes. More...

Murder case on summer trial docket

A murder case as well as a number of drug and other cases are on the dockets for the special summer criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court next week. More...

Rodeo in Jackson

The ninth annual Pine City Championship Rodeo is planned for June 18 and 19, 7:30 p.m. at the Rodeo Arena located at 1954 Coffeeville Road. This year’s production is provided by Lone Star Championship Rodeo. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Calhoun - Free Access

Otis Calhoun, 62, of Slidell, LA died June 12, 2010. More...

Fleming

Francis Marion Fleming, 84, of Jackson died June 10, 2010 at a Mobile hospital. He was born March 2, 1926. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church on Highway 69 in Jackson. More...

Goldman

Ernest Goldman Sr., 82, of St. Stephens died June 9, 2010 at his residence. He was born Oct. 3, 1927. He was a member of Midway United Methodist Church. He was a member of the W.M. More...

Business

Tips to help stretch your dollars farther

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

Hampton Inn a new $7 million gem for Jackson

The new three-story Hampton Inn is a new landmark for north Jackson. Its developer and Jackson officials and citizens believe it is not only a landmark but will be a catalyst to help attract other businesses to Jackson. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Summer Food Service Program will be available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, june 17 until July 29 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the fire station in Gosport. Breakfast times are 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and lunch times are 12 p.m. More...

Church News

Marker recognizes historic Spinks Chapel, Cemetery

Old fieldstones mark some of the graves while ancient bricks surround others. The old cemetery, surrounded on two sides by a lush forest, is shaded by stately cedars, crape myrtles and other trees. More...

Church Announcements

Thomasville Church of Christ will continue its gospel meeting Thursday, June 17 and end Friday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. There will be Spiritual Singing, Praise, Prayer and Uplifting Bible lessons. More...

Editorial

Little creative thinking nets Farmers Market

Sometimes all it takes to get something going is a little brainstorming, a little creative thinking and a little effort. The new Farmers Market that will open Thursday, June 17 is a good example. More...

Gone South

Keep those comments coming

I wrote my first op-ed column back in the 1980s. It was inspired by a classroom discussion in which students went back and forth over whether the South’s rising Republicans were just the old Bourbon Democrats by another name. More...

Congress Reports

Over 50 days into spill

More than 50 days have passed since the Gulf oil well began gushing into our coastal waters, forcing the shutdown of fishing for much of the area and eventually impacting our local beaches. More...