August 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Thomasville man charged with murder of wife of 50 years

A Thomasville man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his wife of 50 years. More...

First logs delivered to new bark plant

The first cypress logs for Grove Hill’s new Sims Bark Co. chip bagging plant crossed the scales last Wednesday, Aug. 18. More...

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Community

County engineer continues to work on paving proposal

Costs have jumped: $4 million for 150 miles in 1999; $2 million estimated for 22 miles today

Clarke County Commissioners held a short work session Monday and an even shorter official session Tuesday—about eight minutes on the latter meeting. More...

Mama and babies

Warren Fuller killed a mama rattlesnake and 20 babies while cleaning around a wood shed at his home on the Orange Hill Road last week. The snakes were under some pieces of tin. More...

NRCS announces sign-up dates for conservation programs

Alabama Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Dr. William Puckett announced October 1, 2010, as the cutoff date for producers to sign up for the following conservation programs: More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Alumni Association of Alabama State University will host a meeting Thursday, Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomasville City Hall. For more information contact LaShaunda Holly at 256-453-0011. More...

Church News

Announcements

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Salitpa will continue its revival Thursday, Aug. 26 and end Friday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Larry McLauren of Laurel, Miss. will be the evangelist for the week. Rev. Hurley James is the pastor. More...

Sign Sermons

The Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God, St. Stephens More...

Lifestyle

Dufriend is USAF grad

Air Force Airman Janessa D. Dufriend graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Pictures from the Past

Can anyone identify these two boys riding in a homemade toy car in some kind of parade? The small car appears to be puling some kind of float. More...

Deadly duo of snakes

Kim Long shows two rattlesnakes killed near his mailbox on the Pineywoods Road one day last week. His wife, Peggy, was going to get the mail and encountered the snakes in the driveway. More...

Schools

‘School Cast’ notification system for county schools

The Clarke County School System has recently purchased a parent/ guardian telecommunication notification program. More...

Parnell - Free Access

Harry "Pete" Cleveland Parnell, 83, of Chatom died Aug. 26, 2010 at Washington County Hospital. He was born Aug. 4, 1927. He was a native of Uniform, Ala. He was a mason. He served in World War II in the United States Army. More...

Rumors of tag fee hike said untrue

There is no tag fee increase in the works or any plans to borrow money or to create a bond issue to fund the new Lakeside Steel project, Clarke County Commissioners and the county attorney say. More...

Jackson city school study OK’d

During its meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 24, in a 5-2 split vote, the Jackson City Council approved a resolution authorizing Mayor Richard Long to contact consultants to perform a feasibility study for a municipal school district. More...

5-year-old dies in wreck

A wreck that occurred shortly after 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 22, between Stave Creek and Wiggins Roads, on Highway 69, claimed the life of 5-year-old Nicole S. Sullivan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dailey - Free Access

Verna Louise T. Parnell, 82, died Aug. 31, 2010 in the Washington County Nursing Home at Chatom. She was born Feb. 10, 1928 in Mobile. She was a member of the Springhill Baptist Church. More...

Parnell - Free Access

Verna Louise T. Parnell, 82, died Aug. 31, 2010 in the Washington County Nursing Home at Chatom. She was born Feb. 10, 1928 in Mobile. She was a member of the Springhill Baptist Church. More...

Dailey - Free Access

Edward G. "Ed" Dailey, 75, of Walker Springs died Aug. 30, 2010 at his residence. More...

Business

T’ville to contribute $200,000 more for Lakeside Steel project

Thomasville is going to have to pony up $200,000 more than it originally planned to help get the Lakeside Steel plant up and going. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs beat Leroy, Thomasville to open season

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs opened their volleyball season Monday by sweeping a tri-match with Leroy and Thomasville. CCHS beat Leroy 25-14 and 25-18 in the opener. More...

Reserve parking places at CCHS

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs will be selling reserved parking places for all of the CCHS home football games. More...

Lady Gators finish second in Elite 8 tournament

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators finished as the runner-up in the Elite 8 season opening volleyball tournament this past weekend at Morgan Academy in Selma. CPS opened tournament play by beating Lee- Scott 24-26, 26-24 and 15-10. More...

Editorial

Don’t believe every crazy e-mail you get

E-mail is a great form of communication. But, like any type of communication, miscommunication can result. More...

Fomer Jackson principal says city schools a bad idea

Dear Editor, Based on my observation, conversations with others and my review of the news, I agree that things have gotten pretty bad within the Clarke County School District under the current administration and I understand the almost universal d More...

Quotable

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. Malcolm Forbes Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 17-24 include: James Condy Edgar, 51, health sewage unsanitary condition, failure to pay, $522 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Clifton Jessie Mayo, to Gwenda Denise King; Michael James Moore, to Sarah Elizabeth Amer; Charles Yarnell Steele II, to Janice Denise Malone; Bradley Banes Moore, to Sarah Allison Skelton, Miller J. More...