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Mott - Free Access

Jean Claire Jordan Mott, 83, of Thomasville died Aug. 7, 2010 at her residence. She was born Jan. 21, 1927 in Jackson. She was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. More...

Clarke County schools start new year Monday

See Clarke public schools and Clarke Prep calendars on Page 7A

Area schools begin the 2010-11 year next week. Clarke County public schools begin classes Monday, Aug. 9. Teacher institute is Thursday, Aug. 5 at Clarke County High School. More...

Coaching dispute apparently settled as football practices start

Clarke County Board of Education member Barry Chancey questioned Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh last week about assistant football coaches being allowed to coach. Fall practices started Monday. More...

Special Sections

Community

New ASCC president welcomed in Monroeville

More than 130 guests attended a recent reception on Alabama Southern Community College’s Monroeville campus last Friday to welcome Dr. Reginald Sykes as the college’s second president. More...

Attempted murder charged in Gosport shooting

An argument between two men in the Gosport community Friday resulted in one man being shot at least five times in the groin area and the other man being charged with attempted murder. More...

Downtown revitalization project pushes deadline

$200,000 grant awarded in 2008 has to be started by September

Grove Hill is bumping close to a September deadline to have its downtown revitalization project underway or it risks losing its $200,000 grant funds. More...

Sports

Football practice kicks off

The Clarke Prep Gators and Clarke County Bulldogs were on the practice fields early as they prepare for the start of the football season. Above, Jason Gates and the other linebackers work on a drill. More...

New CHS coach excited

Hired just six days before the first day of practice, new Coffeeville Panther coach Brian Stovall, has hit the ground running at the 1A school. “We had to get physicals for the players,” he said. More...

Sports Scene

Here is the heat you wanted in February

I remember sitting in the Medicine Chest with other officers of the Grove Hill Dixie Youth leagues. It was in February and there was a heavy layer of snow on the ground. Tryouts were scheduled for the next day. More...

Editorial

‘Energizer Bunny’

Thomasville’s landing of a steel pipe manufacturing industry was quite a coup for the city, Clarke County and rural southwest Alabama. More...

Anti-progressive

Alabama’s U. S. Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions continues to be our “anti” senator, “agin” more often than for something. More...

Congress Reports

House honors Harper Lee

On July 26, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation I introduced honoring the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license ‘applications Jonathan Ritchie Clark, to Katie Elaine Soderquist; Bryan Paul Pugh, to Nicole Lynn Ray; Adam Chase Knight, to T.J. Harley Roby. More...

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 27-Aug. 3 include: Scottie Deontae Brothers, 21, domestic violence second degree, motion to revoke bond, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Coats - Free Access

Billy Wayne Coats, 44, of Coffeeville died Aug. 6, 2010 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Coats - Free Access

Billy Wayne Coats, 44, of Coffeeville died Aug. 6, 2010 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Sanderson - Free Access

Elva Daniels Sanderson, 100, of Thomaston died Aug. 2, 2010 in Colonial Haven Care & Rehabilitation in Greensboro. She was born Dec. 22, 1909 in Womack Hill. She was a former elementary school teacher in Jefferson County. More...

Presnall - Free Access

Willie Brunell Presnall, 75, of Whatley died Aug. 5, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born Sept. 10, 1934. He was a member of McCann’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Jackson. More...

Tax free shopping Fri.-Sun.

Shoppers of Clarke County businesses can save nine to nine and a half percent on sales taxes on clothing and shoes, computers and school supplies this weekend as the county and its three largest municipalities participate in the statewide back to sc More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Philen - Free Access

Robert Earl Philen, 48, died Aug. 4, 2010 in Fulton. Survivors include his mother, Inez Philen, Fulton; three sisters, Regina Philen, Monroeville, Michelle Russell, Bridgette Russell (Tyrone) Cutts, Pensacola, Fla; other relatives. More...

Dunigan - Free Access

Jerry L. Dunigan, 55, of Salitpa died Aug. 2, 2010 at Ocean Springs Hospital in Ocean Springs, Miss. More...

Stewart

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

Business

Georgia-Pacific completes buy of Ala. River, Ala. Pine mills

Georgia-Pacific recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Alabama River and Alabama Pine pulp mills from Parsons & Whittemore, located in Perdue Hill. More...

LP’s finances improve but mum on reopening of Clarke OSB mill

LP officials say long-term demand needed before another mill put on-line

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. reported a healthier financial statement for the second quarter of 2010 but offered no comments regarding the closed oriented strand board mill in Clarke County. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Baptist Church will hold its third annual “Back to School” Luncheon for all school employees returning this year. Please join us for lunch, door prizes and goody bags. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church will continue its revival Thursday, Aug. 5 and end Friday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The evangelist will be Rev. Ivory James of Greater New Hope A.M.E. Church of Millry. More...

Seed from the Sower

You won’t be late for your meeting with the Lord!

In Philadelphia one Saturday morning, funeral services were held in a church for an old man. Then the procession headed for the cemetery. But according to the Associated Press, the driver of the hearse got a bit tipsy. More...

Lifestyle

More classic local recipes!

Bar-B-Q-Ribs By Louise Ingram Bashi-Creel 3 to 4 lbs. spareribs 2 Tbsp. butter 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 c. tomato catsup 1 c. water 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 Tbsp. paprika 1 Tbsp. More...

Downeys to celebrate 50th

Here are Norman and French Downey on their wedding day in 1960 at Tompkins Baptist Church. The Downeys will celebrate their 50th anniversary Aug. 7. More...

Higginbotham-Steadham to marry this Saturday

Vanessa Danielle Higginbotham and Richard Brandon Steadham will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Aug. 7 at 5 p.m. at the home of Tony and Kim Barnes at 195 Hickory Drive in Thomasville. A reception will follow. More...

Schools

Clarke fails to make AYP

The Clarke County public school system did not meet Adequate Yearly Progess standards, according to data released by state education officials Monday. More...

Clarke County Public Schools 2010-2011 Calendar

Aug. 5 Teacher Institute Aug. 6 In-service Aug. 9 First day for students Sept. More...

Clarke Prep School 2010-2011 Calendar

Aug. 5-6 Teacher Orientation In Service Aug. 9 Opening Day of School Sept. More...