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Smith - Free Access

James Roderick Smith Jr., 68, of Sweet Water died Aug. 21, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Dec. 13, 1941 in Nanafalia. He was a member of Sweet Water Baptist Church. He was a member of the Nanafalia Masonic Lodge #335 F & AM. More...

Good driving avoids wreck

David Gildersleeve (right) did some good driving to avoid hitting a Cadillac that pulled out in front of his Billy Barnes tractor-trailer rig at the intersection of Cobb Street (Old Highway 84) and Hi More...

GH Town Council done in 8 minutes

The Grove Hill Town Council met for about eight minutes Monday evening. The council approved a proclamation for the local Elizabeth Bradford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for Constitution Week, Sept. 17- 23. More...

Brewton principal was Clarke County native

Clarke County relatives and friends of Donnie Rotch were as shocked and saddened at his tragic death in an accident last week as the people of Brewton were where he lived and was a coach and educator for 36 years. More...

Special Sections

Community

Grant for Coffeeville sidewalks

State Rep. Elaine Beech, D-Chatom, presents Coffeeville Mayor Robert Cox with a community grant check. The money will be used for sidewalk improvements in the town. More...

Drug charges make up bulk of indictments

Illicit drug charges make up the most of the 257 indictments issued by the Clarke County Grand Jury a couple of weeks ago. Here are just a few of those who were indicted. More...

Sports

Football jamborees on tap this week

In less than two weeks, the official start of the high school season will begin. But area fans will have a chance to wet their appetites this week as area schools take to the fields in fall jamborees. Most schools will be playing on Friday. More...

Johnson assumes volleyball duties at CCHS

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs began work for their season opener with a new coach as current CCHS coach Tori Johnson assumed duties on Monday. More...

Lady Gators do well in pre-season games

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators traveled to Luverne this past weekend and played in a jamboree with several other schools. They made it to the finals before falling to Morgan 30-20. More...

Editorial

The price of justice is high in Alabama

Alabama may not have the best justice system money can buy but it certainly has the most expensive. A new national study shows that between 2009 and 2009, Alabama Supreme Court candidates collected nearly $41 million for their campaigns. More...

Gone South

The year of the pretty populist

Not long ago, The Anniston Star ran a dandy op-ed column by Doyle Mc- Manus of the Los Angeles Times titled “2010: Year of the Conservative Woman?” It was about how the GOP was going after the female vote by - guess what -running women More...

BP lawsuit premature

It seems as though Attorney General Troy King has jumped one important legal step in filing a lawsuit on behalf of the state against BP regarding the oil spill. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 10-17 include: Joseph Michael Walker, 21, criminal trespass third degree/enters/remains, $1,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Patrick Ashe Powell, to Bridgett Bonner Pezent; Mark Antonio Chaney, to Cassandra Lanette King; Wendell Ray Bedwell, to Kristina Williams; Brandon Laquinton White, to Nicole Antionette Dixon; Hal Harper Johnson, to Lea More...

Schools

Money for area schools

State Rep. Elaine Beech, D-Chatom, recently presented checks to principals of area schools. More...

Gamble - Free Access

Earnest Gamble, 75, of Grove Hill, died Aug. 22, 2010 at the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Pine Chapel No. 1 Baptist Church in Grove Hill where he served as a deacon. More...

Bryant - Free Access

Bryant Eddie Bryant Sr., 78, of Walker Springs died Aug. 21, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. More...

Sullivan - Free Access

Nicoles Sage Sullivan, 5, of Jackson died Aug. 22, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Nov. 28, 2004. He attended Victory Grove Pentecostal Church in Wagarville. He was in Kindergarten at Joe M. Gillmore Elementary School. More...

Grand jury indicts 4 in ‘voodoo’ beating murder in Gainestown

A fatal beating that may have been prompted out of a fear of voodoo has resulted in the indictment of four individuals for murder by the Clarke County Grand Jury. More...

Man arrested for enticing 3-year-old

A man has been arrested for enticing a child for immoral purposes. Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Investigator Ron Baggette said Eddie Roy Leggett was charged with the offense last Friday. More...

Congressman to visit

Congressman Jo Bonner will be holding a Town Hall Meeting in Jackson Tuesday, Aug. 24. Bonner will be at City Hall from 11 a.m. until noon to talk about national issues and hear from constituents. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sullivan - Free Access

Nicoles Sage Sullivan, 5, of Jackson died Aug. 22, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Nov. 28, 2004. He attended Victory Grove Pentecostal Church in Wagarville. He was in Kindergarten at Joe M. Gillmore Elementary School. More...

Andrews - Free Access

Leon Hays Andrews, 88, of Camden died Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at J. Paul Jones Hospital. More...

Allday - Free Access

Margaret Bridges Allday, 86, of Jackson died Aug. 17, 2010 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. More...

Business

New Tacky Jacks to be built in Gulf Shores

Before the oil spill and before President Obama dined at the Tacky Jacks restaurant in Orange Beach, Jackson businessman George Skipper had been planning a third Tacky Jacks for the Gulf Coast. More...

Rocky Creek Lumber Co. gets $349,629 energy grant

Rocky Creek Lumber Company, located in Monroe County, will use a $349,629 energy grant awarded through USDA Rural Development to assist with the installation of a renewable energy system, which will provide an opportunity to increase their manufactu More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Antioch Baptist Church will have a singing Saturday, Aug. 21 beginning with a covered dish supper at 5:30 p.m. The singing will begin at 7 p.m. featuring Terry Hall. Rev. Lon Baxter invites everyone to attend. More...

Church News

Chance & Scyrene

Churches busy!

Revival services continue this week at the St. Thomas A.M.E. Church in Lower Peach Tree. Evangelist for the week is Rev. Calvin Johnson, pastor of Pleasant Grove and Willow Spring Baptist Churches in Greensboro, Ala. More...

Homecoming was big day at Indian Ridge Baptist

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its homecoming service Sunday, Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m. The theme was "Homecoming once again we come to the house of God." Scripture: I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord. More...

‘Red Roots’ to perform at C’ville church

The Red Roots, a gospel music group, will be guests at the Fifth Sunday Sing hosted this month by the First Baptist Church of Coffeeville. More...

Lifestyle

Rain doesn’t dampen Ward-Bradford nuptials

Most brides would have panicked when the weather forecast included tornado warnings, hail. and a 90- percent chance of rain on her wedding day— but not Katie. She went out and bought pink polka-dotted rain boots. More...

Howell - Reeves to marry

Tonya Howell and John J. Reeves III announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clark of Grove Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Rowland of Arkansas. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. More...

Dravitan Club hosting youth from Lithonia, Ga.; to speak at local church

The Dravitan Civic Club is sponsoring Stephen Regis Stafford, II, a 14 year old prodigy from Lithonia, Ga. to appear as a special guest on Saturday, August 21 at The Church of God in Christ in Thomasville. The public is invited to attend. More...