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Celebrate 4th on 3rd in C’ville and T’ville

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C’ville Music Fest will honor alumni of CHS, CCTS

The fourth Coffeeville Music Festival will be held Saturday. More...

Gainestown river front lots draws lots of buyers

Twenty-four lots on the Alabama River at Gainestown were sold Saturday during a day-long show and sale that drew an estimated 250 people. More...

Special Sections

Community

Some will take Monday off, some won’t

The Fourth of July falls on a Sunday this year. Governmental offices including local, county, state and federal agencies, the banks and post office will all take Monday, July 5 off. More...

Alabama’s unemployment down; Clarke County’s drops some, too

Alabama’s unemployment edged downward just a bit in May, from 11 percent to 10.8 percent. Clarke County’s rate dropped from 17.5 percent to 16.7 percent. That’s closer to the 14.3 percent it was in May 2009. More...

Exercising without paying gets 8 arrested in Jackson

Eight Jackson residents are charged with third degree theft of services for allegedly stealing exercise time from Anytime Fitness. More...

Sports

13-14 year-old all-stars still battling

Grove Hill downs Cen-Baldwin 7-4

The Grove Hill 13-14- year-old all-stars remained alive as one of only four teams left in the 10-team field as they eliminated Central-Baldwin 7-4 Monday night. More...

Grove Hill’s 11-12-years-old eliminated

The Grove Hill 11 & 12- year-old all-stars were eliminated from the District tournament in Grove Hill as they lost 6-5 to Wilcox Monday night. “We just didn’t make the plays,” Coach Brent Gilchrist said. More...

CPS hires three new coaches

Clarke Prep School parents and supporters had the opportunity to meet the three new coaches hired to lead the Gators in the 2010-2011 school year last week. More...

Editorial

Crossover voting may be OK by GOP but it isn’t right

Alabama has been holding Democratic and Republican primaries for a long time. However, people still get confused—and mad—about the process. “I ought to be able to vote for any candidate I want to,” is one grumble. More...

Gone South

Even worse: No love bugs

This was the plan. My family, Libby the Lab and I would head down to the coast. There I would spend the summer giving the Redneck Riviera manuscript one more read and looking for illustrations for the book. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Bentley: Katie bar the door

Bradley Byrne’s bold challenging Paul Hubbert’s omnipotence of Goat Hill was like waving a red flag in front of a raging bull. As we said last week, Hubbert’s fiefdom is to completely control the Education Budget and policy. More...

Records

Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 22-29 include: Roderick Oneal Pritchett, 19, failure to appear, $384 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

public stock markets. Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Henry G. Autrey Jr., to Tonya D. Fendley. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated June 18-24 Joseph R. More...

Guilty plea in murder case

No jury trials were held during the recent criminal jury term session of Clarke County Circuit Court but several cases were settled. Tyrell Ray Rogers pleaded guilty without a trial to the shooting death of William Brown in April 2009. More...

Dunn - Free Access

William Thad Dunn, 87, of Sweet Water died June 30, 2010 at Lake View Assisted Living in Sweet Water. He was born Jan. 6, 1923 in Wilcox County. He was a member of the Old Union Baptist Church. He was a retired heavy equipment operator. More...

Calhoun - Free Access

Joe Richard "Buddy" Calhoun, 54, died May 29, 2010. He was born Nov. 19, 1955 in Whatley to Murtis (Glenn) Barnett and the late Prentince Calhoun. More...

Sales taxes hold steady

Grove Hill’s sales taxes are down an insignificant $708 for the first eight months of the fiscal year — or 0.12 percent — and appear to be tracking closely to revenue figures of past years. More...

BBQ , fireworks and lots more in Thomasville

There’ll be the customary Fourth of July American Legion barbecue, fireworks and other activities in Thomasville but look for them Saturday since the Fourth is on a Sunday. More...

Candidate says Wal-Mart fired him

Ozelle L. Hubert, an independent candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives said in a news release Monday that he has been fired from his job as pharmacist-in-charge of the Wal-Mart Supercenter Pharmacy in Jackson. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Watson - Free Access

Lorraine Janet Sherman Watson, 61, of Chatom died July 1, 2010 at Springhill Memorial Hospital. More...

Anderson - Free Access

Melba Smith Anderson, 93, of Thomasville died July 1, 2010 at Thomasville Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 23, 1916 in Lower Peach Tree. She was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. She was a retired telephone operator. More...

Williamson

Frances Averitt Williamson, 91, of Thomasville died June 21, 2010 at Thomasville Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 27, 1918 in Thomasville. She was a member of the Sunny South Baptist Church. She was a retired garment pinner. More...

Business

New AT&T cell tower in C’ville should provide better coverage

As part of its continuing network investment to support the growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T* recently announced the activation of a new cell site in Coffeeville. More...

Jackson extends hours for serving alcohol

In a split vote, Tuesday, June 22, the Jackson City Council approved a motion to amend the city’s alcohol ordinance to allow restaurants that serve alcoholic beverages to stay open to 1 a.m. instead of midnight on Friday and Saturday nights. More...

Bank stock rallies Wednesday

United Security Bancshares stock was up Wednesday, traiding at $9.25 around midday on the Nasdaq after dipping to a low of $8.14 at one point Tuesday. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

CCHS 1985 will have a class reunion Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3. Time has come for all classmates to send in money for the 2010 class reunion by June 25. The t-shirt money needs to be in by June 18. More...

Church News

Announcements

The Christian’s Bible Teaching Church Inc.’s Annual Feast Day will be Sunday, July 4 beginning at 9 a.m. The worship service will be at 11 a.m. The Feast Day will be held at 2625 Campbell’s Landing Road in Morvin. More...

Reaching God through our prayers

A rancher said to the district superintendent, “We want a preacher.” “How big a man do you want?” he asked. “We don’t care,” said the rancher. More...

A Thought for the Fourth of July

“ God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? More...

Lifestyle

Powell-Swindle wed in Mobile June 7

Claire Elizabeth Swindle and Michael Chase Powell were married in a private ceremony on June 7, 2010 in Mobile. Mrs. Powell is the daughter of Kathleen Steadman Swindle of Mobile and the late Charles Thomas Swindle. More...

‘What to do with all that squash?’

Yellow Squash Casserole By Mary Etta Wells 1 stick butter 1 pkg. Pepperidge Farm cornbread dressing 1 pt. cooked squash 1 small onion, chopped several strips of pimiento 1/2 c. sour cream 1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup More...

Use computer to browse library

Betsy West, Grove Hill Librarian, reports that the number of patron visits doubled for a few days in June. More...

Schools

Good number of students taking graduation exam’s summer remediation classes

Fifteen to 20 students attended summer remediation classes for the high school graduation exam at Clarke County High School and Jackson High School. More...

New ASCC president is from Mississsippi

Dr. Freida Hill, chancellor of the Alabama Community College System, recommended and the Alabama State Board of Education approved Dr. More...