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Moss - Free Access

Gaston Moss Jr., 79, of Chatom died Nov. 18, 2010 at an area hospital. He was born Feb. 13, 1931. He was a native of Barlow. He was a member of the Chatom Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navy during the Korean conflict. More...

2 murder cases set for trial

Two murder trials are among cases set on the Clarke County Circuit Court’s criminal trial docket for the week beginning Monday, Nov. 29. Keith Thyeis Welch is charged with murder in the March 2009 death of T. C. Reed II, 30, of McIntosh More...

Franklin’s new novel set in Mississippi but local readers may think it’s closer to home

It was early September. More...

Special Sections

Community

Douglas begins new term

Rev. T.L. Douglas was sworn in as the District 4 member of the Clarke County Board of Education last Thursday by Clarke County Circuit Clerk Jay Duke. More...

Jax firefighters combat blaze at city’s port

Jackson firefighters responded, Saturday, Nov. 13, around 5:40 a.m., to a fire at the city’s port where Jackson Wood Fiber’s operations are located. More...

Wreck injures one

A wreck, Monday, Nov. 15, around 9:15 a.m. injured Kimberly D. Cox, 36, of Jackson when she lost control of her 2003 GMC Envoy while headed northwest on Depot Road in Jackson and overturned. More...

Sports

Black Friday comes early!

Area teams see post-season runs come to an end

Black Friday usually means door-busting sales to make consumers happy. More...

Sports Scene

What has happened to credibility in reporting?

Make no mistake about it, there are good reporters and there and “not so good” reporters who cover sports in this country. More...

Signing with Bama

Windham Jackson, seated, signed his letter of intent to play baseball with the University of Alabama last week. More...

Editorial

Ethics reform

The sooner a special session the better

A special session on ethics reform seems increasingly likely, and it may happen in December. More...

Gone South

Swapping the colonel for a bear

Now, let me say this right up front. In the famous words of that state’s segregationist governor, Ross Barnett, “I love Mississippi. I love her people.” Yes, I do. More...

Congress Reports

Lame duck session

Congressional “lame duck” session begins in earnest on Monday, November 15. A lame duck session refers to a final meeting of lawmakers before they give up political control. More...

Schools

100% of ASCC nursing grads pass licensing exam

The Alabama Southern Associate Degree Nursing Department and the 2010 Associate Degree Nursing Graduating Class recently celebrated their 100% passing rate on the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam for a second year in a row. More...

Thomas - Free Access

Melvin Raymond Thomas, 74, of Jackson died Nov. 21, 2010 at his residence. He was born Nov. 26, 1935. He was a member and deacon of Stave Creek Baptist Church. He was millwright with Boise Paper Mill. More...

McLendon - Free Access

Saint E. "Mac" McLendon, U.S.A.F. retired, 83, of Jackson died Nov. 20, 2010 at his residence. More...

Fleming - Free Access

Lillie Thomasene Fleming, 79, of Jackson died Nov. 20, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Jan. 21, 1931. She was a native of Union Town. She was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Hayes - Free Access

Jimmy Hayes, 78, of Holly Pond, Ala. died Nov. 17, 2010 at his residence. He was born March 4, 1932. He was a native of St. Stephens. He was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Church in Mobile. More...

Grove Hill municipal holidays are announced

Grove Hill municipal employees will be off Thursday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec. 24 because Christmas falls on a Saturday, a nonwork day this year, the Town Council voted Monday. More...

Keahey is AACD Legislative Leader

State Senator Marc Keahey, D-Grove Hill, was named the 2010 Legislative Leader of the Year by the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts (AACD) at its 2010 Annual Meeting in Orange Beach this past weekend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Coates

Willie Earl Coates, 51, of Jackson, died Nov. 2, 2010. More...

Crayton

Sarah Elizabeth Crayton, 61, died Nov. 1, 2010 at the Jackson Health Care Facility. More...

Law

Anna Mae Roper Lanier Law, 90, died Nov. 4, 2010 at Jackson Health Care Center in Jackson. More...

Business

United Security Bancshares report modest profit but economy continues to be a drag

Foreclosures and other loan losses continue to depress United Security Bancshares, Inc’s profits, according to a news release from the financial company. More...

New, relocated businesses spark excitement

Grove Hill’s newest business, Bliss Boutique held a ribbon cutting and grand opening Tuesday. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke Prep School’s First Gator Motorcycle Ride will be Saturday, Nov. 20. A motorcycle will be given away concluding the ride. Great door prizes. More...

Church News

Chance & Scyrene

Lots of church events set in area

The Gospel Train group of Lower Peach Tree will celebrate their anniversary Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20 and 21. The Saturday program will be held at the Mt. Sinai AME Church. The Sunday's program will be held at the Independence Baptist Church. More...

Area Church Events

Bassett Creek Baptist Church will host its final singing of 2010 this Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. The guest singers will be The Keetons of Rush, Kentucky. The group includes Dan Keeton, former tenor for the nationally acclaimed Dixie Melody Boys. More...

Minister’s Corner

Power of perseverance

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Hebrews 12 More...

Lifestyle

Memories & Recipes

FedEx driver teaches cooking class from church cookbook

We ship packages for FedEx in my Thomasville store. The driver that picks up our daily shipment is Sam Randolph. Sam has been with FedEx for 18 years and is one of these souls who never meets a stranger. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 9-16 include: Tommie King, 25, disorderly conduct, $500 bond, arrested by the Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

Better response to remediation in Grove Hill than in Jackson

More students are taking advantage of remediation programs in Grove Hill than in Jackson, Superintendent Woodie Pugh told the Clarke County Board of Education Tuesday. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications George Alex Hawkins, to Ashley Marie Desilva; Roy V. West Jr., to Brenda H. More...