September 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

McIntyre - Free Access

Inez Huggins McIntyre, 77, of Grove Hill died Oct. 3, 2010 at her residence. She was born Nov. 16, 1932 in Grove Hill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Vivian B. More...

Flowers - Free Access

Stanley Earl Flowers Sr., 56, of Grove Hill died Sept. 29, 2010 at his residence. He was born Dec. 30, 1953 in Mobile. Hew as a truck driver. More...

Martin - Free Access

Katie Martin, 90, of Grove Hill died Sept. 28, 2010 at Thomasville Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 2, 1919 in Magnolia. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. More...

Hawk - Free Access

Ruby Jones Hawk, 89, of Grove Hill died Sept. 29, 2010 in Jackson. She was born April 3, 1921 in the Pleasant Grove Community of Coffeeville. She was a member of the New Faith Baptist Church of Coffeeville. More...

Coffeeville man killed in one-vehicle accident

A Coffeeville man died in a one-car accident on Clarke County Route 3, the Winn Road, Sunday morning, Alabama State Troopers reported this week. More...

County’s budget totals $12 million

The Clarke County Commission adopted a $12,158,967 budget for fiscal 2010-11 Tuesday. That is down a little over $34,000 from last year’s budget. The budget includes a 2 percent merit raise for eligible employees. More...

Special Sections

Community

‘Think Pink Walk’ in Jackson

The “THINK PINK WALK” is an official event of the ACS and is held in cities all over the country during the month of October. More...

T’ville council to seek EPA proposals

The Thomasville City Council approved sending out requests for proposals for the design phase of what Mayor Sheldon Day called “the EPA portion” of the city’s water project. More...

Jackson Senior Center opens

Participating in the ribbon cutting for the new Jackson Senior Center, Friday, Sept. 24 are, from left, Jackson Nutrition Program Director Sherry Moseley, aide Retha Bettis and Harold White. More...

Sports

Aggie offensive line takes over

It had all the pageantry and spectacle that a big game is supposed to have, right up to the unruly fans and a flyover from the United States Coast Guard. More...

Love’s four TDs lead Clarke County

Clarke County High picked up their first road win of the season as Dre Love helped power the Bulldogs to a 35-14 win over the Panthers of Marengo High last Friday night in the Swamp in Dixons Mills. More...

Sports Scene

Call it Karma or fate or whatever, but cheerleading atop my favorite list

I think I have spent the majority of my life dealing with sports in some way. Growing up I played the games and then took a job at the newspaper, spreading the news about all of the local sports. More...

Editorial

Why not annex?

Grove Hill’s population is declining. The numbers are telling. In 2008 the population was 1,342. In 2000 it was 1,430. Going back to 1990, the town had a population of 1,551. More...

Gone South

A serpent to show the way

A couple of weeks ago, I began re-reading Salvation on Sand Mountain, Dennis Covington’s wonderfully personal account of serpent handling Holiness Churches. More...

Congress Reports

Getting America back

Last week, Republicans in the U.S. House unveiled a detailed plan to get the country back on track by encouraging job creation, ending out of control spending in Washington, and reforming Congress. More...

Records

Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications More...

Newberry - Free Access

Willodean Rodgers Newberry, 82, of Hawkinsville, Ga. died Oct. 4, 2010 in the Taylor Regional Hospital. More...

Jackson - Free Access

Mary D. "Ms. Nise" Jackson, a native a resident of Jackson, died Sept. 30, 2010 at the University of South Alabama Hospital in Mobile. More...

Hubert-King - Free Access

Juanita Williams Hubert-King, 81, retired cosmetologist and community activist, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, at the residence of her son, Ozelle, in Jackson. More...

McClinton - Free Access

Billy Jack McClinton, 78, of Linden died Sept. 30, 2010 at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital in Demopolis. He was born July 18, 1932 in Leroy. He was a member of the Forest Hill Baptist Church. He was a member of the Demopolis American Legion. More...

Gates - Free Access

Lubie Colon Gates Jr., 64, of Dickinson died Sept. 27, 2010 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. He was born Aug. 5, 1946. He attended Salem Baptist Church. More...

Jury awards $7.5 million in wreck case

A jury was out for about two and a half hours Monday before returning a $7.5 million punitive damages verdict in the wrongful deaths of three individuals killed in a 2007 accident on Highway 84 between Coffeeville and Grove Hill. More...

LP not reopening any time soon

“I am glad to be here,” Jamey Barnes, Louisiana Pacific vice president for oriented strand board told Clarke County Commissioners Tuesday. “Do I have good news? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnson

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

Aucoin

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...

Hentschel

Helen Louise Yonge Hentschel, 86, of Jackson died Sept. 26, 2010 in Jackson. She was born Dec. 31, 1923 in Mobile. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson. More...

Business

Health dept. food ratings

Recent Clarke County food and lodging establishment ratings by the Clarke County Health Dept. More...

Is this the Whistle Stop Cafe?

Lilly’s Sawmill Cafe could be straight out of ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’

Living in Northport, Alabama, Randall and I don’t get to visit his hometown of Fulton very often, but on Saturday Sept. 18 we did just that. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Clarke County High School Band and Booster Club will hold a Bar-B-Que Plate Sale Friday, Oct. 1 at the parking lot across from the Alabama Power Company in Grove Hill. Grove Hill Community Yard Sale and Market will be Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. More...

Church News

Streams of living water

A neighbor was sprinkling his lawn. The water was bursting forth from his hose. His little boy hurried to get his toy sprinkling can. He filled it with water and went from sprig to sprig, and the water trickled from his can. More...

Sign Sermons

Summerdale First Baptist Church, Summerdale, Ala. Everyone is invited
Full Story

Announcements

Pine Chapel #1 Baptist Church will observe its pastor’s 17th year appreciation Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Larry Purifoy, pastor of the Jackson Street Baptist Church and congregation of Jackson will be the special guests. More...

Lifestyle

Scheeff-Hare to marry Oct. 9

Mr. and Mrs. Dieter Scheeff of Tuscaloosa announce the engagement of their daughter, Nadine Scheeff to Canaan Hare, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Hare of Grove Hill. More...

Southern Magnolia Woman’ s Club hears of Honduras mission trip

The Southern Magnolia Woman’s Club met Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Alfa building in Grove Hill. The hostesses which comprised of Ruthie Russell, Becky Presnall and Jean Matthews had a delicious meal ready when the members arrived. More...

80th birthday party will honor Martha Roberts

An 80th birthday celebration honoring Martha Purvis Roberts will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 at Ulcanush Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 1 until 3 p.m. More...

Schools

Lots going on at WHMS

“See You at the Pole” is an annual gathering of Christian students of all ages at a flagpole in front of their school. All students will have this opportunity to pray during their designated P.E. time. More...

Junior Betas plan fundraiser

The WHMS Junior Beta Club met on September 8 to plan the year and elect officers. The club will sponsor a fundraiser from October 1 until October 28. All money for the fundraiser is due by October 28. More...

WHMS writers score high

Wilson Hall Middle School recently received results for the Alabama Direct Assessment of Writing. WHMS seventh graders of 2010 (this year’s eighth) achieved our highest scores ever on the Writing Assessment! More...