November 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Incumbents win

Despite the anti-incumbent mood of the voters, two incumbent Clarke County commissioners and an incumbent county school board member were easily re-elected Tuesday. District 1 Commissioner Elma Averett received 1,211 votes, or nearly 65 percent. More...

“Been farming long?”

Byron Gregory and Gary Parden talk in front of Gregory’s vintage John Deere tractor at Pioneer Day Saturday. More...

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Community

Choctaw jail inmates swell Clarke’s numbers

Several of the inmates listed below are transfers from the Choctaw County Jail in Butler. The state fire marshal closed the jail last week and the inmates were transferred to nearby facilities. More...

Father runs over son in Gainestown

A successful real estate venture in southern Clarke County was struck by tragedy Monday night when the property owner accidentally ran over one of his sons as the son and a brother were arguing. More...

T’ville woman dies when her vehicle hit head-on on I-65 in Mobile County

A Thomasville woman died Wednesday when a car crossed into the opposite lane of traffic on Interstate 65 in Satsuma and struck the vehicle she was riding in head-on. More...

Sports

Aggies ‘Bowe’ up on Tigers

The Jackson Aggies ran through the Tigers of Greene County 42-0 last Thursday night as they completed the regular season with a 9-1 mark at Simpkins Stadium-Legion Field. More...

Panthers hang on to win wild homecoming ride

The Coffeeville Panthers held on with a late defensive stand to beat the Bulldogs of J.U. Blacksher 34-28 for a big homecoming win last Friday at Panther Stadium. More...

CPS’ Lear eclipses 2,000 yards as Gators throttle JA Eagles

The Clarke Prep School Gators prepped for the state playoffs by running through the Jackson Academy Eagles 49-16 last Friday night in Jackson as fullback Mark Lear set the regular season rushing record. More...

Editorial

No roadside political signs by 2012 election

Bill Hearn, an anti-litter crusader, stirred up a hornet’s nests of sorts when he took it upon himself to remove political signs from the highway rights-of-way and utility poles a few weeks ago. More...

A busy Grove Hill!

Grove Hill was a busy place Saturday! More...

Gone South

Founding Fathers, today

America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction (one word, not two), is a textbook presented (but not necessarily authored) by Jon Stewart and dedicated to the “huddled masses” who are urged to “Keep yearnin More...

Records

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Gordon Kirby Marks, to Jessica Lynn Mitchell; Kevin Blake Brunson, to Angela R. Slayton. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Schools

Red Ribbon Contest winners announced at Clarke schools

Each year the eight Clarke County Public Schools compete to win the Red Ribbon Week Contest. More...

Penny Drive

Coffeeville High School's annual United Way Penny Drive was held during the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 1. Congratulations to the sixth grade class for raising the most money. More...

Head Start celebrates

Coffeeville Head Start and Clarke County Pre-K celebrated Head Start Awareness during the month of October. More...

Presnall - Free Access

Patricia Ruth "Pat" Lawlis Presnall, 71, of Grove Hill died Nov. 9, 2010 at her residence. She was born Nov. 2, 1939. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at Hebron United Methodist Church. More...

Northington - Free Access

Evelyn C. Inman Northington, 75, of Camden died Oct. 29, 2010 at her residence. She was born April 11, 1935 in Calvin, West Virginia. She was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. She was a retired nurse and respiratory therapist. More...

Democratic state legislators win locally but take beating statewide

Local Democratic legislators won re-election Tuesday but the party took a beating statewide as Republicans gained control of both the House of Representatives and the State Senate for the first time in 136 years. More...

CHS homecoming

The Coffeeville Homecoming Court was presented during the half time of the game against J. U. Blacksher of Uriah Friday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Woolf - Free Access

James Alfred Woolf Jr., 62, of Thomasville died Nov. 1, 2010 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. He was born June 8, 1948 in Demopolis. He was a retired United States Army veteran and received a purple heart and silver star. More...

Bowerman - Free Access

James Clifford Bowerman, 69, of Walker Springs died Nov. 4, 2010 at an area health care facility. He was a member of the Walker Springs United Methodist Church. He was a retired painter for Bell Construction Company. More...

Jackson

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...

Business

Marker commemorates Scotch Lumber Co.

Members of the Harrigan, O’Melia and Skipper families pose with the monument commemorating Scotch Lumber Company’s history and contributions to Clarke County. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church will have a Yard Sale Saturday, Nov. 6 at 8 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Mission Fund. The church is located across from Lathan Funeral Home north of Grove Hill. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Jackson will have a big yard sale Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8 until 12 p.m. The location of the sale will be Stewart Buick on College Avenue. More...

Trunk or Treat in Coffeeville

The Coffeeville United Methodist Church hosted a “Trunk of Treat” Saturday, Oct. 30 while New Faith Baptist Church offered hayrides to area youngsters (and some adults too!). More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Staying over to go to church

A man came down from the hills all dressed up and carrying his Bible. “Where are you going?” asked a friend. More...

Lifestyle

Voting on anniversary

Bill Gates said he has been waiting 60 years to vote on his wedding anniversary. Tuesday he celebrated his anniversary and voted. Gates and his wife, the former Mary Morgan of Lamison, were married Nov. 2, 1950 in Meridian, Miss. More...

Feted on 90th birthday

Mrs. Irma Bumpers of Winn celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Jackson Fire Station. Many friends and family helped her celebrate with cake and punch. Mrs. More...

Larrimore-Sims to exchange vows

Emily Kate Larrimore and Randall Mathers Sims will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. in Wears Valley, Tenn. Miss Larrimore is the daughter of Brad and Kay Larrimore of Dickinson. Mr. More...

Pioneer Day

Da Pioneer Day 2010

The grounds of the Clarke County Museum were filled with visitors to Pioneer Day, Saturday, Oct. 30. More...