October 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Courington - Free Access

Virginia B. Courington, 70, of Grove Hill died Oct. 11, 2010 at her residence. She was born April 10, 1940. She was treasurer of the North Allen Homemakers Club, (previously known as the North Clarke County Women’s Club). More...

Amos finds girl

Ol’ Red the bloodhound is dead but in his place is Amos, whose daddy was called Famous Amos. Amos the son is now Famous Amos in the Toddtown community where he found a missing girl Tuesday night. More...

‘Fern Queen’ is Grove Hill’s Citizen of Year for 2010

If you’ve ever had an Xray or a mammogram done at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, or bought a fern from the Southern Magnolia Study Club, chances are you’ve dealt with Phyllis Barnes and benefited from her laughter and her concern. More...

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Community

One-car wreck claims life of Jackson woman

A single-vehicle crash Thursday, Sept. 30, in Clarke County claimed the life of a Jackson woman. Mary Denise Jackson, 33, was traveling in a Chevrolet Corsica when she ran off the road and crashed. More...

Juvenile charged in JHS break-ins

A 15-year-old juvenile is charged in dual break-ins that occurred at Jackson High School this past weekend. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, the first incident was reported around 5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3. More...

Cleaning up Coffeeville

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Calendar

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Bedwell Reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 9 at W.V. Bedwell’s in Sandflat. Come bring a covered dish and a lawn chair and enjoy the day. Call W.V. Bedwell at 334-636-2696 for more information. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

St. Peter Baptist Church of the Allen Community will continue its revival services Thursday, Oct. 7 and end Friday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. More...

Prayer: Farce or force?

A little girl said, “Mom, I’m not going to pray anymore.” “Why not?” she asked. More...

Editorial

Thank you, firefighters!

This week is Fire Prevention Week, a time to salute our firefighters for what they do to protect all of our lives and properties. More...

Thanks for reading, too!

Fire Prevention Week always coincides with National Newspaper Week. We will toot our own horn a little. We don’t want the praise individually but we do think newspapers are a vital and important part of a community. More...

Gone South

NASCAR vs. football

I’ve just returned home from Columbia, S.C., where I took part in a spirited debate over which is the most important sport in the South — NASCAR or football. I picked football (see my column two weeks ago). Hope I did OK. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Randolph Curtis Rivers, to Regina Lee Pritchett; David Stanley Turk, to Tracy Lynn Caldwell; David Larry Powell, to Tiffany Nichole Phillips. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 28- Oct. 5 include: Lesedrick James Adams, 36, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Roney - Free Access

Johnnie Nathan Roney, 89, of Wagarville died Oct. 8, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1921. He was a member of the Wagarville Holiness Church. He served in the United States Army in World War II receiving several medals. More...

Robinson - Free Access

Glenda Joyce McCleod Robinson, 67, of Grove Hill died Oct. 8, 2010. She was born Dec. 29, 1942. She was a native of Hardee County, Florida. She served in the United States Army. She worked in the nursing field for many years. More...

Kelley - Free Access

John Wallace Kelley, 85, of Grove Hill died Oct. 5, 2010 at a local health care facility. More...

Grove Hill annexation debate continues

The Grove Hill mayor and one council member told annexation proponents they were all for it Monday night. Other council members sat silently as the matter was discussed. More...

Two charged with stealing timber from lumber firms

Investigators with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC) recently made two arrests in Clarke County for related timber theft crimes. More...

Keahey says indictments are sickening

State Sen. Marc Keahey said the timing of Monday’s federal indictments of four state senators, two casino owners and three lobbyists looks political. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jones - Free Access

Wilson Earl Jones, 55, of Gosport died Oct. 6, 2010 at his residence. Survivors include his devoted wife, Linda Jones, Gosport; one son, Christopher Jones, Gosport, one daughter Kendra Jones, Gosport. The service was Oct. More...

Hubert-King

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...

Jackson

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

Sports

Breast Cancer Awareness Bowl

The Jackson Middle School Aggies and Wilson Hall Middle School Bulldogs battled Monday afternoon in the Breast Cancer Awareness Bowl with the Aggies winning 28-18. More...

Gators first to clinch region

Rush defense and the usual potent running game was the key for a lopsided 45-19 victory for the Clarke Prep Gators over the visiting Southern Academy Cougars Friday night at Hamilton Field. More...

Sports Scene

How can a pro athlete be that way?

Last week I was driving down the road, listening to some sports talk show. (No it was not the Paul Finebaum show. He is no longer good since he drank the Crimson kool aid.) Anyway. More...

Lifestyle

Chance & Scyrene

Lots of birthdays!

Chance Baptist Church will observe its annual homecoming day on Sunday, Oct. 10. Morning worship service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Homecoming service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Rev. More...

Mosley-Smith wed in Jackson’s First Baptist

Allison Leigh Smith and Andrew Wesley Mosley were united in marriage Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 4 o’clock in the afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Officiating the double-ring ceremony was Dr. More...

Sheffield-Hicks announce plans for Nov. 6 wedding

Amanda Brooke Sheffield and Steven Todd Hicks announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Sheffield of Thomasville and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hicks of Dixons Mills. The bride-elect is the More...

Schools

Jax school system study on hold

Jackson has not hired a consultant to look into the feasibility of creating a city school system. In late August the city council authorized Mayor Richard Long to hire a consultant. More...