July 29, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

NEVER-ENDING COMMISSION RACE

Recount tallies the same in District 1 contest; Sheffield announces he’s a write-in candidate

Elma Averett remained the winner of the District 1 seat on the Clarke County Commission after a recount of the runoff vote last Friday but it didn’t satisfy his opponent, Milton Estes Sheffield, who told Averett he would be waging a write-in c More...

Voting trends

Anti-incumbency mood, greater strength of black candidates and more GOP voters

Politics is ever changing and this election year the changes are more evident than ever. First, the climate is anti-incumbent and anti establishment candidates. That’s evident from local races right up through state contests. More...

Big news Thursday in T’ville

A big press conference of some sort has been scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Thomasville Civic Center but local officials and economic developers are mum on the details. More...

Special Sections

Community

EMA briefing

David Coggins, Alabama Region 1 EMA Coordinator, brief local officials and personnel on hurricane and other issues Tuesday in the Clarke County EMA operations center. More...

33 years recognized

Deborah Wilson is retiring after working 33 years for Clarke County. She started in the Department of Utilities and since 1995 has worked in the Clarke County Commission office. More...

ADEM cleaning up county dumps

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has been cleaning up illegal dumps in Clarke County, County Engineer Danny Overton told county commissioners Tuesday and has completed about 20 out of 50 selected sites. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County High School will have freshmen and new student orientation Thursday, July 29 at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Students may pick up their schedules at that time. More...

Church News

Chance & Scyrene

Lots of visiting, church activities

Mrs. Maxie Taite of Chance enjoyed the company of her two grandsons a few weeks ago. More...

Church Announcements

Union Baptist Church will continue revival services Thursday, July 29 and end Friday, July 30 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. Lary McLaurin of Laurel, MS. The annual homecoming service will be during the 11 a.m. More...

Photo

Thomasville Church of God Thomasville, AL More...

Lifestyle

Bush-Marchant to wed Aug. 28

Mr. and Mrs. Neil Dixon Bush Jr. of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Larrimore Bush, to Mark Bradley Marchant, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Marchant of Greensboro and the late Mrs. Janice Culver Marchant. More...

Stephani-Moore united in Texas

Jennifer Leigh Moore and LTJG Brian Joseph Stephani were united in marriage Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. in Corpus Christi, Texas. More...

Larrimore-Sims to marry Nov. 6

Brad and Kay Larrimore of Dickinson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Kate Larrimore to Randall Mathers Sims, son of David and Dottie Gaston of Thomasville and the late James A. Sims of Millers Ferry. More...

Stewart - Free Access

Bessie Louise Todd Stewart, 65, died July 30, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. More...

Autry - Free Access

Milton Walker Autry, 82, of Vineland died July 30, 2010 at his sister’s residence. He was born Jan. 28, 1928 in Sunny South. More...

Wiggins - Free Access

Bonner Collis "Boo" Wiggins Jr., 83, of Jackson died July 28, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1927 in Fulton. He was a member of the Dickinson Baptist Church. He was a World War II Army veteran. More...

Write-in campaigns hard to win

Write-in candidates can win. They have in the past. But it doesn’t happen often. Strom Thurmond was first elected to the U.S. Senate from South Carolina as a write-in candidate in 1954. More...

Smashed mailboxes

There’s been a rash of mailbox vandalism recently. This is Craig and Tanya Butts’ box in the Helwestern community. More...

Grove Hill businessman, former councilman dies

Longtime Grove Hill businessman and community leader Coma C. Horton died Saturday. He had battled cancer for the last four years. Horton, 79, was a native of Winn and a 1949 graduate of Jackson High School. He served in the U.S. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McDonald - Free Access

Hazel Margaret Brady McDonald, 88, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at her residence. She was born March 19, 1922, in Winnfield, Louisiana. She was a registered nurse, artist. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Texarkana. More...

Kelley - Free Access

Martha Ann Kelley, 72, of Thomasville died July 27, 2010 at her residence. She was born Oct. 17, 1937 in Lasca. She was a homemaker. More...

Webb - Free Access

Richard "Dickie" Webb Jr., 67, died in a Houston, Texas hospital June 22, 2010. More...

Sports

Birds ’n Stuff

Hummers moving

Hummingbird action is increasing this month. More...

Stovall is new football coach at Coffeeville

Replaces LaBarry Jones

The Clarke County Board of Education met Tuesday afternoon and approved the hiring of several teachers and other personnel as the beginning of a new school year nears. More...

NFL star with local roots visits

Family roots branch out, no matter how far away they may take you. Willie McGinest understands that fact all too well as visited the Grove Hill home of his grandparents and great-grandparents this past weekend. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Kindness of Coma Horton 33 years ago remembered

Coma Horton was one of the first businessmen to buy a newspaper ad from me back in 1977 when I first started working for The South Alabamian, a green summer intern fresh out of the University of Alabama. More...

Guest Columnist

Joe Reed offers principles

With the primaries and runoffs over, we now set our sights on the 2010 General Election. More...

Inside the Statehouse

‘Friends and neighbors’

In 1949 Dr. V.O. Key, Jr. wrote a book entitled, “Southern Politics in State and Nation.” His book is considered the bible of southern political history. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 20-27 include: Johnathan Shane Presnall, 34, possession of controlled substance, improper tag lights, drivers license suspended/revoked, no seat belt, no insurance, possession o More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Recko Martin House, to Mary Jean McKenzie; Orlando Gildersleeve, to Tameka Lasandra Dixon; Richard Brandon Steadham, to Vanessa Danielle Higginbotham; Bobby Dean Smith, to Jessica Marie Smith. More...

Schools

Dr. Sykes settling in as new Alabama Southern president

Alabama Southern Community College (ASCC's) president is enjoying the community support that is helping him make a smooth transition. Dr. Reginald Sykes says he's back where he feels the most comfortable, in the community college system. More...

First aid kits for teachers

RSVP volunteers assisted the Clarke County EMA in putting together first aid kits for Clarke County teachers. The fanny pack kits will contain basic first aid supplies. More...