October 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Luff - Free Access

John Henry Luff, 83, of Grove Hill died Oct. 28, 2010 at Jackson Health Care Facility. More...

Explosion, fire on the Tombigbee

Boats burn at Bobby’s

Alabama Marine Police say that an explosion aboard a pleasure boat taking on fuel at a Tombigbee River landing injured the owner, destroyed his boat, and severely damaged a second vessel which was nearby. More...

Commissioners approve repairs to Co. Rt. 30 on Gates Hill

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday authorized emergency expenditures for repairs to County Route 30 (Brooksville Road) at Gates Hill if the costs exceed the bid limit. More...

Blessed rain falls but with hail, wind

The long dry spell was broken Sunday evening with some much-needed rain. But along with it came hail and high winds that caused scattered structural damage and downed some trees and power lines. More...

Special Sections

Community

County Democrats honor Lee B. Williams for guiding party for over 20 years

Grove Hill attorney Lee B. Williams who served as chairman of the Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee for over 20 years before stepping down earlier this year was honored with a reception given by the county party last Thursday. More...

Presented with State Senate resolution

State Sen. Marc Keahey presented retired Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee Chairman Lee B. Williams with a resolution honoring his tenure from the State Senate. More...

Staples steamboat exploded in 1912

Sunday’s boating accident at Bobby’s Fish Camp wasn’t the first and certainly not the worst. On Jan. 11, 1912, the steamboat “James T. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary Jewelry Sale in the hospital lobby Thursday, Oct. 28, 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 29 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

First Baptist Church of Leroy invites all children through grade 6 to be a part of its Annual Trunk or Treat Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6 until 7:30 p.m. More...

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

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SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

‘A friend that is closer than a brother’

A man died and his widow inscribed on his tombstone, “Without you I cannot bear to live.” But she met a rich man and decided to remarry. More...

Lifestyle

‘Face in the Courthouse Window’ a hit in Thomasville

You may have heard of or seen the Face in the Courthouse Window of the Pickens County Courthouse in Carrollton. Or maybe you read Kathryn Tucker Windham’s ghostly adapation of the story. More...

Grove Hillian’s book available at Pioneer Day

Larson Edge bases book on experiences of growing up in 1950s

Larson Edge grew up in Grove Hill and moved to Mobile where he worked in real estate before retiring. More...

Memories & Recipes

Trick or treat goodies to make for Halloween

Halloween is on the way! In fact it’s only a couple of days away now. I remember growing up in Denham Springs, LA around my four cousins- Mike, Ronnie, Jodie and Janie. More...

Schools

Bus safety week

Every weekday in the school year the Clarke County Schools operate 58 yellow school buses to provide safe transportation for more than 2,300 school-aged children. More...

School board will borrow $1 million if needed to keep schools afloat this year

Cuts in state funding took a toll on the Clarke County school system this past fiscal year and anticipating cuts are going to take a toll this year as well. More...

Jackson claims BBQ title at big game

Before the Thomasville-Jackson region championship football game last Friday, fans from both schools lined the road leading to the stadium. BBQ afficiados from both schools challenged each other to a contest. More...

Gissendanner - Free Access

Frances Olivia Gissendanner, 89, of Leroy died Nov. 2, 2010 at Carrington Place Assisted Living Facility in Satsuma. More...

Jackson - Free Access

Josephine Jackson, 81, of Barlow Bend died Oct. 19, 2010 at her residence. She attended Clarke County schools. She was retired from the Thomasville Health Care Facility. She was a member of the Rocky Mountain Baptist Church and the L.D. More...

Nix - Free Access

Jennifer Lynn Nix, 41, of Thomasville died Oct. 27, 2010 in Mobile County. She was born Feb. 17, 1969 in Thomasville. She was a store clerk. More...

Tuesday’s election to be historic

It will be a historical election Tuesday. Clarke countians will elect either their first black sheriff, their first Republican sheriff or their first independent sheriff—the latter two at least in modern times. More...

Pioneer Day, wildlife event in Grove Hill this Saturday

There will be two events in Grove Hill this Saturday, separately sponsored but within a block or so of each other for visitors’ convenience. More...

Clarke Prep homecoming

Clarke Prep School celebrated homecoming Friday. Autauga Academy gave specators a scare the first half but the Gators rallied in the second half for a big 61-28 win. The homecoming court is pictured. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bernard

Claudzell Bernard Sr., 79, of Jackson died Oct. 15, 2010 at his residence with his wife at his side. He was a born Aug. 18, 1931 to the late Mary and Claudzell "Vic" Bernard. He was a native of Wallace. More...

Sanford

Minnie Lou McKenzie Sanford, 80, of Jackson died Oct. 13, 2010 at her residence. More...

Slater

Monroe Herman Slater, 61, of Walker Springs died Oct. 11, 2010. More...

Business

Loggers voice opposition to proposed Choctaw Co. timber-hauling permit

This is condensed from a longer story in this week’s Chocatw Sun-Advocate, the weekly newspaper serving Choctaw County. More...

Sports

THS stuns JHS

Tigers defeat Aggies 35-7 in decisive 4A matchup

Thomasville used a bruising ground game as well as a potent passing attack to knock off top-ranked Jackson High 35-7 last Friday night at D.F. Anderson Field, claiming the region title and likely the number one spot in the rankings. More...

Lady Gators claim title

For the fifth time in seven years, the Clarke Prep School Lady Gators claim the AISA Class A State Volleyball Championship as they beat Escambia Academy last Saturday at Faulkner University in Montgom More...

Parker powers Dawgs to region title

The Washington County Bulldogs get to raise a region title banner for the first time since 1974 as they beat the Clarke County Bulldogs 14-7 last Friday night at H.G. Prim Stadium in Grove Hill. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Brace up for Nov. 2

“If God had wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.” Jay Leno In a few days Alabamians will go to the polls to elect a governor and assorted other officials. More...

Gone South

Recalling the game I loved

“It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. More...

Inside the Statehouse

The choices we have Tuesday

There is an old adage that warns be careful what you ask for because you just might get it. In less than a week either Ron Sparks or Robert Bentley will get their wish. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 19-26 include: Dekendrick Deon Brown, 32, assault second degree, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Johnnie Bernard King, to Lucenda Stallworth. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Oct. More...