July 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Roberts - Free Access

Eunice York Roberts, 90, former resident of Jackson, died July 18, 2010 in Montgomery. She was born Jan. 30, 1920 in Salitpa. She was a member of the Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

Overtime out for deputies and jailers

Sheriff ’s dept. $38,695 over budget while jail is $9,302 over budget

The Clarke County Commission issued a resolution Tuesday putting overtime on hold for the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department and jail operations due to what was termed “significant overtime” overruns. More...

Sago palms toxic

Local family finds out the hard way when pet dies

Sago palms are popular plants in landscape designs. They are pretty but they are also highly toxic to pets and to humans. Kate and Allen Jordan and their daughters Sally and Olivia learned how toxic in a tragic way recently. More...

Dam repair could fix problem at Jax’s Parker Lake

The Jackson City Council is considering correcting a problem at Parker Lake, which has caused the food for fish to be depleted, almost turning it into a dead body of water. More...

Special Sections

Community

Jackson PD talk down would-be bridge jumper

A Wagarville man who is a registered sex offender and is facing child rape charges in Washington County, was talked out of jumping from the Joe C. McCorquodale Bridge, June 8, by a Jackson police officer. More...

Run-off election box-by-box totals

Clarke Co. Commission, Dist. 1 - Democratic run-off More...

Black sheriff ’s candidates win in neighboring counties

Black sheriff’s candidates won Democratic nominations in neighboring Choctaw and Marengo counties Tuesday for the first time in history. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center will continue its Children’s Summer Drawing Class will be Thursday, July 15 through Friday, July 16 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Beau Eddistedd will be the instructor. Registration fee is $45. More...

Church News

Announcements

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational-type singing Saturday, July 17. Come and join in. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

SIGN SERMONS

Full Story

A call to persevere

"Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1 More...

Lifestyle

STATE OF MARRIAGE

‘Encouraging signs and sobering realities’ statistics reveal

Auburn Montgomery’s Center for Demographic Research presents the publication, the State of Marriage in Alabama Handbook. More...

Ray-Pugh plan July 31 wedding

Ernie and Lisa Ray of Whatley announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki Ray, to Bryan Pugh, son of Paul and Dorece Pugh of Grove Hill. Miss Ray is employed at Greer's. Mr. Pugh is employed at Airtek. More...

Kelly Patton receives Judson degree

Judson College held its 172nd annual commencement on June 26. Local graduates include Kelly Lauren Patton of Grove Hill (B.A. cum laude). She also received the annual Bible Award for outstanding Christian service. More...

Schools

Unity II presents scholarships

The Dickinson-Fulton Community Unity II Organization presented David C. Brock, Jr. More...

Griffin - Free Access

Virginia Harris Griffin, 89, of Thomasville died July 16, 2010 at J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden. She was born Jan. 1, 1921 in Monroeville. She was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. She was a retired librarian. More...

Bouler - Free Access

Thelma Helen Laton, 91, of Chatom died July 16, 2010 at Washington County Hospital. She was born Feb. 7, 1919. She was a member of Laton Hill Baptist Church. She was retired after having worked at Vanity Fair for 35 years. She was a homemaker. More...

Schell - Free Access

Winnie Lee Schell, 82, of Sunflower died July 15, 2010 at her residence. She was born July 13, 1928. She was a native of Yarbo, AL. She was a member of the Washington Baptist Church in Deer Head. More...

GOP votes more than Democrats

Tuesday was historical politically in Clarke County. For likely the first time ever, more Republican ballots were cast in a primary vote than Democratic ballots. More...

Working on bark-bagging plant

A road grader spreads gravel on the approach where scales will be installed for the new Sims Bark, Inc. landscape chip bagging plant in Grove Hill. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Schell - Free Access

Winnie Lee Alston Schell, 82, of Sunflower died July 15, 2010 at her residence. She was born July 13, 1928. She was a native of Yarbo, AL. She was a member of the Washington Baptist Church in Deer Head. She was a homemaker. More...

Bouler - Free Access

Gladys B. Bouler, 84, of Pace, FL, died July 16, 2010 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL. She was born July 17, 1925. She was a native of Grove Hill. She was a member of Little Rock Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Roberts - Free Access

Eunice York Roberts, 90, former resident of Jackson, died July 18, 2010 in Montgomery. She was born Jan. 30, 1920 in Salitpa. She was a member of the Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

Sports

GH Pee Wee football to meet July 20

The Grove Hill Pee Wee football league will have an organizational meeting on Tuesday, July 20 at Grove Hill Baptist Church. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and anyone interested in being a part of the league is encouraged to attend. More...

Aggies headed to state all-star games

A trio of all-state football players, their coach and a key member of the baseball team will represent Jackson High School at the annual North-South allstar sports week in Huntsville this week. More...

Sports Scene

The Boss molded the Yankees of this writer

I can remember it all very vividly. At the time there was only three channels-10, 5 and 3-and the last one always had a late movie on Saturday night. One week it was Knute Rockne-All American and you know how that story ended. More...

Editorial

‘Let’s stand together and create a hospital authority, build a regional hospital’

Dear Editor, More...

Congress Reports

Here we go again

South Alabama is now officially back in the competition to build the U.S. Air Force’s new aerial refueling tanker and the Gulf Coast is well positioned to become the nation’s newest aviation corridor. More...

Gone South

Why, why, why?

SEAGROVE, Fla. - The word I hear most frequently down here on the Gulf Coast - or, at least, the word I can repeat in a family newspaper - is "why"? More...

Records

Clarke County Records

Property deeds listed Dated July 2-July 7 Carla Bradford Duffee, to John Edward Walters. Mary E. Jackson Brown, to Marc Prescott. Marvin Dewayne Peek, to Louie G. Bell Joint Living Trust. Janice Majors, to Louie G. Bell Joint Living Trust. More...

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 6-13 include: Virginia Bumpers Duncan, 25, drug court, 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...