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Hinson - Free Access

Frank Wright Hinson Jr., 79, of Mobile died Sept. 17, 2010. He was born Jan. 23, 1931 in Grove Hill. He was a retired self-employed car salesman. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting and fishing. More...

Teachers, school officials debate fault for failures

Near the end of the Clarke County Board of Education meeting, Thursday, Sept. 9, Board President the Rev. T. L. More...

Best New Cadet at West Point

Cadet Andrea Bagley was selected as Best New Cadet from her company on Aug. 8 during Cadet Basic Training at the United States Military Academy at West Point. More...

Special Sections

Community

Clarke E-911 director wants best ambulance service possible for residents

The Clarke County E-911 continues to work on an agreement with area ambulance companies to ensure that county residents will receive prompt service when they need it. More...

Coastal Gateway’s Blankenship resigns

The president of Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance since its inception in 2005 is resigning. Wiley Blankenship announced his resignation effective Oct. 15 via e-mail Sunday. More...

Encephalitis confirmed in horses in Washington and two other counties

The Alabama Department of Public Health has confirmed three positive cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in horses in Baldwin, Escambia and Washington counties. More...

Sports

CCHS beats Catholic for region win

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs earned their first win of the season and evened their region record to 1-1 as they beat the visiting Knights of Montgomery Catholic 33-12 last Friday night at H.G. Prim Stadium. More...

Sports Scene

When to say when in the big game

It is a double-edged sword. No other way to describe it. Because some regions in the state are very top-heavy when it comes to the strength of a team, there are occasions when a team may beat another one by an incredible score. More...

JA Eagles suffer tough region loss

The Jackson Academy football team traveled to Prattville Friday to play Autauga Academy in a key region matchup in 1A Region 2 and lost a heartbreaker by a score of 12 – 10. More...

Editorial

Plant a crape myrtle and let’s move on

Here’s the solution to the downtown Grove Hill revitalization plan that has been going around and around to no successful conclusion for several years now: Let’s dig a few holes out of the mostly vacant asphalt along downtown’s M More...

Gone South

Tailgating in ‘The Grove’

I have been told that I haven’t really tailgated until I have tailgated in “The Grove” at Ole Miss. Well, now I have. I had been to Oxford, Miss., but never for a football game. More...

Editor’s Notes

Passing the buck

What are we going to do about Clarke County students failing to read on their grade levels? About Clarke County students failing to pass the high school exit exam and graduate high school? More...

Records

County Records

Marriage license applications Lorenzo Allen, to Jacqueline Rogers Robinson; Jack Russell Wright Jr., to Cheryl Dianne Harrison; John Jackson Reeves III, to Tonya Clark Howell; Sammy Young Gibson, to Cynthia Bonner. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 7-15 include: Holly Jennifer Graham, 38, drug court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Schools

JHS mid-quarter reports now available

Jackson High School would like to invite all parents who have not received mid-quarter progress reports of their JHS students to visit the school this Thursday, Sept. 16 between 7 and 10 a.m. or 12-2 p.m. More...

Singleton - Free Access

Mary Lee Bumpers Singleton, 87, affectionately known as "Sister", died Sept. 15, 2010 at the Gainesville Health And Rehabilitation Center in Gainesville, Va. More...

Chapman - Free Access

Novella Chapman, 87, of Grove Hill, died Sept. 18, 2010 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Pine Chapel No. 1 Baptist Church in Grove Hill where she sang in the Senior Choir before her health failed. More...

Taite - Free Access

Ananias Taite, 68, a native of the Mt. Zion community, died Sept. 8, 2010 at the Camden Nursing Home. He was affectionately called "Yogi" or "Coolin" by family and close friends. He was a member of the Mt. More...

ALDOT backing airport project

The newly formed regional airport authority held its first meeting recently and its chairman is optimistic about the prospects of a new airport. More...

New Grove Hill utility board OK’d

The Grove Hill Town Council approved the creation of the Utilities Board of the Town of Grove Hill in a special meeting Thursday, Sept. 9. The new board merges the old water board and the sewerage department. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grimes - Free Access

Lola Angelina Grimes, 76, of St. Stephens died Sept. 14, 2010 in Mobile. She was born Aug. 8, 1934 in Yarbo. She was a member of the Midway United Methodist Church in St. Stephens. More...

Howell - Free Access

Leon Curtis "Lil ‘C’" Howell Jr., 28, of St. Stephens died Sept. 7, 2010 at his residence. He was a native of Jackson. He was a member of Good Stone A.M.E. More...

Thomas - Free Access

Sonja Faye Thomas, 44, died Sept. 10, 2010 at her McIntosh residence, surrounded by her family.She was a native of Mobile. More...

Business

Indiana firm underbids locals on county fuel

An Indiana company underbid local companies to provide gasoline and diesel to Clarke County for the 2010-11 fiscal year. More...

Hicks leads GP’s Leaf River Mill

Arlis Hicks was recently named as vice-president - manufacturing, leading the Georgia Pacific cellulose operations at Leaf River, Miss. More...

Timber workshop in Thomasville Sept. 23

“Selling Your Timber Workshop,” plus “How to Protect Your Property from Wildfire,” will be Thursday, Sept. 23 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Alabama Southern Community College, Room 3004 in Thomasville. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Sept. 16 at 11:45 a.m. at The Jackson Steakhouse. All education retirees are urged to attend. Clarke Prep School will be selling Boston Butts, $25 each. More...

Church News

Announcements

Rockbar Missionary Baptist Church of Coffeeville will continue its revival Thursday, Sept. 16 and end Friday, Sept. 17 at 7:15 p.m. nightly. The guest evangelist for the week will be Rev. Obediah McClemons and Greater Outreach of Bailey, Miss. Rev. More...

Sign Sermons

First Pentecostal Church • Forest Avenue, Jackson
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Don’t be afraid of the shadows

When I was a child, I enjoyed sitting under a railroad trestle and I’d smile when the shadow of a train ran over me. More...

Lifestyle

Jax Senior Center complete

Mayor Richard Long told the Jackson City Council Tuesday that the new senior citizen center is finished and an open house will be held there Friday, Sept. 24 from 1 until 4 p.m. More...

Clarke County United Way kicks off 2010 campaign

Effort has goal of $140,000 to benefit area agencies

The Clarke County United Way has kicked off its 2010 campaign with a goal of $140,000. More...

Smith-Beech to wed Oct. 30 in Tuscaloosa

Shelley Smith of Tuscaloosa announces the engagement of her daughter, Kemberly Amber Smith, to Zachary Walton Beech, son of Tammy and Lyle Beech of Hobson. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jackie and John Ray of Northport. More...