September 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheffield - Free Access

Vernell Sheffield, 88, of Calera died Sept. 24, 2010 at Hatley Heathcare in Clanton. She was born Feb. More...

Canadian firm may be looking at closed ARN mill

A Canadian company may be looking at buying the closed Alabama River Newsprint (ARN) at Claiborne. The Mobile Press-Register and The Monroe Journal reported the news last week. More...

Can we get by another month?

The news media made a big deal a few weeks ago over the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But last Thursday, Sept. More...

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Community

Grove Hill OKs $2.76 million budget for 2011

The Grove Hill Town Council approved a $2.76 million fiscal 2011 budget Monday, excluding the water and sewerage departments. More...

Who is at fault for fatal wreck?

A trial started Tuesday in Clarke County Circuit Court concerning an accident that killed three people Oct. 18, 2007. More...

Door broken and TV stolen from business on Courthouse Square

A glass door was broken out of a business on the Courthouse Square right across from the Clarke County Courthouse and next to First United Security Bank either Sunday night or early Monday morning and a big screen TV was stolen. More...

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The Clarke County Historical Society will meet Sunday. The Vietnam War will be the topic at the 2:30 p.m. meeting at Grove Hill Town Hall. Retired Army Captain James G. DeWitt of Jackson will be the speaker. More...

Church News

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

You have to practice what you preach

It was my joy to lead the singing for a very great pastor. Hearing him preach was a treat. He was eloquent. One day I asked, “What’s your secret?” “I always practice what I preach,” he answered. More...

Sign Sermons

Grove Hill United Methodist Church
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Announcements

Antioch A.M.E. Church of Gainestown will continue its revival Thursday, Sept. 23 and end Friday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. William Jackson will be the evangelist. Rev. Amos Smith is the pastor. More...

Lifestyle

Open House at new Jackson Senior Center this Friday

The City of Jackson will host an open house from 1-4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at the recently completed Jackson Senior Center located on College Avenue next to HealthActions. More...

Champion-Overstreet to marry Oct. 16 in T’ville church

Kaytlin and Allie Grace announce the engagement of their mother, Laura Champion to Jeremy Overstreet. Laura is the daughter of John Green of Dickinson and Mrs. Dianna Goodman of Thomasville. Jeremy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

T’ville arts group doing new play

The Arts Council of Thomasville is working on something new. The Arts Council’s players are working on a play so new, it has not been performed on stage outside of its original performance location. More...

Johnson - Free Access

Joanne King Johnson, 45, of Grove Hill died Sept. 23, 2010 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Hentschel - Free Access

Helen Louise Yonge Hentschel, 86, of Jackson died Sept. 25, 2010 in Jackson. She was born Dec. 31 in Mobile. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson. More...

Young - Free Access

Arthur Dale Young Sr., 50, of Coffeeville died Sept. 26, 2010 due to an automobile accident. He was born Jan. 1, 1960. He was a native of Jackson. He was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church in Coffeeville. More...

County schools cut another $365,000

Even though the fiscal year ends in just a week, the additional 2.5 percent cut to the state education budget imposed by Gov. Bob Riley last week means a $365,000 loss to the Clarke County public school system. More...

C’ville police chief takes job in north Ala.

Coffeeville Police Chief Clint Harrell has resigned that position to take a job with the Madison Police Department in north Alabama. Harrell’s resignation leaves the town without a police officer. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jordan - Free Access

Jonathon David Jordan, 23, of Cosby, Tenn. (formerly of Thomasville) died Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. More...

Aucoin - Free Access

Melvin Joseph Paul Aucoin, 61, of Grove Hill died Sept. 27, 2010 at his residence. He was born Nov. 19, 1948. He was a native of Morgan City, Louisiana. He was a member of the Magnolia Assembly of God in Grove Hill. More...

Allen

Carla Gwynné Allen, 23, of Grove Hill died Sept. 19, 2010 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Miss Allen was the daughter of Andrea and Dwight Allen of Grove Hill. More...

Sports

Illegal parkers at JHS-LHS game could be ticketed

Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, this week, warned those attending the Jackson vs. Leroy football game this Friday to park legally or run the risk of their vehicles being towed. More...

EPIC SHOWDOWNS

Hare’s three TDs pace JHS

The Jackson High School Aggies, top ranked in Class 4A, played smothering defense and balanced offense as they ripped through the Bulldogs of UMS-Wright 37- 7 last Friday at Simpkins Stadium Legion Field. More...

Special teams pave the way for SWHS

Despite being left for dead by many of the state’s football experts, the Sweet Water Bulldogs regained their swagger as they beat the top-ranked Linden Patriots 21-12 in a key region and county game last Friday night. More...

Editorial

Here’s A Tip!

• High on my list of household aggravators is a pile of junk mail. Get a good-quality shredder and utilize it right away. Piles of paper invite dust to form. Don’t let junk mail in, and it will never overstay its welcome. More...

Better ambulance services promoted

We have to recognize E-911 Director Becky Neugent’s, the Clarke County Commission’s and other efforts to promote better and more efficient ambulance services for Clarke County residents. More...

Editor’s Notes

Candidates’ differences

The recent debates between gubernatorial candidates Robert Bentley and Ron Sparks have been interesting and enlightening. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 14-21 include: Mark Kelvin Defee, 48, two counts theft of property first degree, $40,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Schools

Career expo in Mobile for eighth grade students

Eighth grade students, teachers, school administrators, parents, industry leaders and volunteers are invited to the first annual “Worlds of Opportunity” Career Expo in Mobile Wednesday, Sept. 29 and Thursday, Sept. 30. More...

Citizens give school supplies to Clarke County public schools

Channel 15 partnered with Wal-Mart to sponsor and host a school supply drive Aug. 6. Schools in the Clarke County School System benefitted from the donations received from shoppers at the Jackson and Thomasville Wal-Mart locations. More...

Alabama Southern’s enrollment up 4.8%

Alabama Southern Community College’s enrollment continues to increase this fall, according to Dr. Reginald Sykes, President. More...