September 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Lakeside Steel breaks ground

Just 33 days an announcement that Lakeside Steel would build a pipemaking plant in Thomasville, ground was broken and work started. More...

Take your seat at the Grand Ole Opry!

The Grand Ole Opry is slated to reopen in its spacious Opry House in Nashville Sept. 28. The auditorium was flooded in May, with floodwaters covering the stage. Dumas Manufacturing of Grove Hill made the new pews for the famous venue. More...

New doctor and family likes rural living

A new physician, his wife and five children were looking for a new rural setting to begin his practice in and after a visit to Grove Hill decided this was the place to be. Dr. More...

Special Sections

Community

Labor Day celebrations planned around state

Unique experiences, homecoming celebrations, home-grown food and live music highlight Labor Day weekend activities across Alabama. More...

Picture from the Past

Dan Barlow said this photo that ran last week is of a scooter car that belonged to Alpheus Wiggins. That’s Alpheus’ son Dwight and Ricky Harrell, behind Wiggins riding in it. More...

Marengo County man arrested for enticng a child

John David Marcet of the Dixon Mills or Sweet Water area in Marengo County was arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday, Aug. More...

Sports

Aggies down Bullodgs 33-7

The Jackson Aggies used a bruising ground game and a smothering defense to defeat the Clarke County Bulldogs 33-7 last Friday night at Simpkins Stadium-Legion Field in Jackson. More...

Thomasville cuts off Sweet Water

The Thomasville Tigers defeated the Sweet Water Bulldogs 26 – 6 before a standing room only crowd at D. F. Anderson Field in Thomasville this past Friday, August 27. More...

Gators run through Escambia 51-30

What started out as an old-fashioned shoot-out, quickly turned into a onesided slugfest as the Clarke Prep Gators beat region foe Escambia Academy 51-30 last Friday night at Hamilton Field in Grove Hill. More...

Lifestyle

Doggone happy ending

Susan and Randy Jones were worried when their beagle, “Dottie” remained missing after several days. They were afraid that a pack of wild dogs had either killed her or lured her away. More...

Harrison-Wright to wed Sept. 18 in local church

Cheryl Harrison of Chilton and retired Clarke Baptist Associational DOM Rev. Jack R. Wright of Grove Hill are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The couple will wed in an afternoon ceremony at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. More...

Birds ’n Stuff

Help the hummers to hum on their way

Hummingbirds are coming back through our area from the north and should be around a few weeks yet preparing for their Trans- Gulf crossing. More...

Hike - Free Access

Stephen "Steve" Hike, 66, of Grove Hill died Sept. 5, 2010. More...

Ard - Free Access

Bertile Smith Ard, 87, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. died Sept. 4, 2010 at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, Fla. She was born July 15, 1923 in Lawrence County, Miss. She lived in Jayess, Miss. until 2009 then moved to Gulf Breeze, Fla. More...

Whitley - Free Access

Lorenzo Whitley, 98, of Thomasville died Aug. 31, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born April 9, 1912 in Sweet Water. He was a long time member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. He was a member of the American Legion Post 112. More...

Preacher gets year for fraud and arson charge dismissed

A minister who had been charged with arson in a Grove Hill church fire had that charge dismissed but pleaded guilty to mortgage and tax fraud in federal court in Mobile last week and was sentenced to a year in prison. More...

Principals share ideas, frustrations for fighting low test scores

The principals of two Clarke County high schools that failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress Yearly Progress (AYP) goals told county school board members of their efforts for improvement as well as of some of their frustrations during the school bo More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cannon - Free Access

Kim Elbert Cannon, 51, of Thomasville died Aug. 30, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born Oct. 9, 1958 in Selma. He was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. More...

Jordan - Free Access

J.M. Jordan, 84, of Hattiesburg, Miss. died Sept. 4, 2010. He was born Dec. 12, 1925. He was a native of Millry. He was a member of the Crosspoint Community Church of Hattiesburg, Miss. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in World War II. More...

Robison - Free Access

John Winston Robison, 81, of Whatley died Sept. 1, 2010 at his residence. More...

Business

County approves incentives for Lakeside Steel project; Day blasts rumormongers

The Clarke County Commission unanimously approved incentives for the new Lakeside Steel Alabama project Monday. The incentives are all from existing monies and do not include any new taxes or borrowed money. More...

Dr. Davenport relocates office

Dr. Linda K. Davenport will open her new medical office at 411 Wilson Avenue, (Dr. Roy Larrimore’s office building) in Thomasville, on Tuesday, Sept. 7. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Parden Family Reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 4 at the Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Coffeeville. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Reading skills critical for any success in life

My daddy dropped out of school in the fifth or sixth grade and ran away, hoboing to Texas and New Mexico during the Great Depression. More...

Gone South

Something fishy on the Gulf Coast

I’ve been getting e-mails recently from coastal friends that begin, “I don’t usually subscribe to conspiracy theories, but ...” More...

Inside the Statehouse

Labor Day kicks off fall campaign

As we approach the Labor Day weekend it reminds me of bygone days in Alabama politics. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 24-31 include: Timothy Terell Wrights, 36, burglary third degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Schools

Federal monies could pull schools by if state proration doesn’t deepen

The good news is that a $679,000 appropriation from the federal JOBS bill to the Clarke County school system will help pull the transportation department out of the red and shore up the general fund, Custodian of Funds Carmen Rotch told school board More...

Funding per individual Clarke County school

Total Total Total Total Money Foundation Local Funds Enrollment Per Student Clarke County High $1,814,410 $170,651 $1,985,066 More...

Drug busts nets THS students with marijuana

Two Thomasville students were arrested outside Thomasville High School last Thursday when the Thomasville Police showed up to make an unannounced drug sweep of the high school. More...