December 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Marshall - Free Access

Carl Wilson Marshall, 89, of Gainestown died Dec. 6, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Jan. 1, 1921. He was a native of Malcolm. He was a member of the Jones Chapel Congregational Methodist Church. More...

Jackson - Free Access

Sylvia Cecile Jackson, 74, of Pine Hill died Nov. 30, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Feb. 18, 1936 in Birmingham. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. She was the co-owner and manager of Jackson’s Grocery in Pine Hill. More...

Andrews - Free Access

Maynard Ray Andrews, 87, of Thomasville died Nov. 30, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Aug. 7, 1923 in Greenwood. He was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. He was a World War II United States Navy veteran. More...

Andrews - Free Access

Maynard Ray Andrews, 87, of Thomasville died Nov. 30, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Aug. 7, 1923 in Greenwood. He was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. He was a World War II United States Navy veteran. More...

T’ville Civic Ctr. drawing events

Montgomery Ballet, Mobile Symphony coming this month

The Thomasville Civic Center is proving to be a good investment for the City of Thomasville, with many cultural events, activities and meetings being held in the facility housed in the renovated old Thomasville High School. This Sunday, Dec. More...

Special Sections

Community

Clarke County anti-litter group receives numerous PALS awards

The Clarke County Citizens Against Litter and others from Clarke County received numerous recognitions during the People Against A Littered State (PALS) Governor’s Awards, Nov. 10, in Prattville. More...

Fulton Christmas Parade

Fulton held its Christmas parade Saturday,Nov. 27. It was, and usually is, the first parade of the season in Clarke County. Grove Hill’s parade is Thursday with others following over the next few days and weeks. More...

Clarke dodges tornadoes and bad weather Tuesday

Clarke County missed the bad weather early Tuesday but the storm apparently raged just over the tree tops. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Christmas Parade and Celebration will be Thursday, Dec. 2. Parade time will be at 4 p.m. with line-up starting at 3 p.m. The theme for the parade this year is Christmas Gifts. More...

Church News

Area Church Events

Grace Baptist Church will celebrate the Christmas season Saturday, Dec. 4 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the church with a live nativity. Other presentations will be on Saturday, Dec. 11 and 18 from 6 until 8 p.m. nightly. More...

Step Sing held at Jax church

Approximately 75 to100 citizens braved the cool November night air Sunday to gather at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson for the annual Step Sing, which featured several choirs from local s More...

Preparing for Advent season: Sleeping while the wind blows

Advent is a time of expectation: The expectation of the arrival of a Savior. Although our Savior was born over 2,000 years ago, we reminisce and celebrate this miraculous birth every year. More...

Lifestyle

Food ratings

Clarke County Weekly Food/Lodging Establishment Ratings. Grove Hill Elementary School, Grove Hill, 94. Jackson Intermediate School, Jackson, 99. Jackson Middle School, 94. Jr. Food Mart, Grove Hill, 88. Norman's Foods, Thomasville, 85. More...

Memories & Recipes

Cheer someone up this holiday season!

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It's a time for families and friends to reunite. To me, Christmas is also a time of fresh starts. More...

Couple to celebrate 50th anniversary

Clarence and Patricia (Smith) Harvell of the Greenwood community will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Saturday, Dec. 11 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Bassett Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The couple was married Dec. More...

Schools

Andrews named inaugural CPS Mr. Homecoming

The CPS Student Government initiated a new fund raiser competition this year. All senior boys campaigned for the title of "Mr. Homecoming 2010". Each senior had a container decorated for themselves, along with their name and their picture. More...

CPS HOBY winner

Brianna Hawk has been selected as the Clarke Prep School Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership delegate. (HOBY) She will attend a leadership conference at Troy State University this summer. More...

Wishing Well Field trip

On October 26th Mrs. Overstreet's first grade class went on a field trip to Wishing Well Farm, located on Old Highway 5 in Thomasville. More...

Fails - Free Access

Willie Curtis Fails, 80, of Campbell died Dec. 2, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born in Monroe County and had been a resident of Clarke County for 17 years. He was a member of the Full Gospel Revival Center in Monroeville. More...

Gilchrist - Free Access

George G. Gilchrist, 83, of Waynesboro, Tenn., died Dec. 6, 2010 at Waynesboro, Tenn. He was born June 17, 1927 in Grove Hill. He was the son of the late James Cullen and Lillie Dell Duke Gilchrist. More...

Larrimore - Free Access

Hazel Bagley Larrimore, 79, of Thomasville died Dec. 3, 2010 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. She was born Aug. 24, 1931 in Thomasville. She was a member of the Springfield Methodist Protestant Church. More...

Bell - Free Access

Lucille Imojean Bell, 76, of Saraland died Nov. 27, 2010 at Citronelle Convalescent Center. She was born June 1, 1934 in Magnolia. She was retired from BE&K Construction Company after 25 years as a document control manager. More...

Andrews - Free Access

Maynard Ray Andrews, 87, of Thomasville died Nov. 30, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Aug. 7, 1923 in Greenwood. He was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. He was a World War II United States Navy veteran. More...

Arrests made in break-ins at CPS

Suspects obtained keys for easy entry to school

Two adults and four juveniles have been arrested for repeated burglaries at Clarke Preparatory School in Grove Hill. The individuals somehow obtained a set of keys for easy entry and stole cash in their many break-ins. More...

United Way needs your help to make goal

The goal of United Way in Clarke County is $140,000. As of this week only 67 percent of that goal has been reached. More...

Marker commemorates unique 1853 grave shelter

The Clarke County Historical Society met Sunday, Nov. 27 in Thomasville before proceeding to the Airmount Cemetery on Highway 5 North to dedicate a historical marker. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Memoriams

Missing Big Daddy Oct. 8, 1925-Nov. 23, 2007 More...

Card of Thanks

The family of W.C. Smith wishes to express our sincere appreciation for the calls, food, visits, and most of all your prayers for us during this sad time in our lives. A special thanks to Bro. More...

Dixon

Stacey Shannon Dixon, 29, of Pelham died Nov. 26, 2010 in a Birmingham hospital. He was born Feb. 12, 1981 in Jackson. He worked as a construction worker in the Birmingham area. More...

Business

Alabama Southern has a $21 million impact on area

ASCC leader addresses Jackson City Council

Dr. Reginald Sykes, president of Alabama Southern Community College (ASCC), which operates campuses in Monroe, Clarke, Choctaw,Morengo and Wilcox counties, addressed the Jackson City Council during its Nov. 23 meeting. More...

Sports

...We are going to the ‘ship...

Leroy, Sweet Water and Thomasville punch tickets for title games

Danny Powell is 20-1 in the playoffs as Leroy’s head man. More...

THS Tiger defense stiffles, stymies Bibb Co.

The Thomasville Tigers slammed the door shut on the Bibb County Choctaws 31-14 to capture the South half of the 4A bracket and punch their ticket for Auburn and the title game set for Friday at 11 a.m. More...

Bears grind out win over ACA

The Leroy Bears punched their ticket to Auburn and the Class 2A title game as they beat the Patriots of American Christian 34-16 last Friday night in Tuscaloosa. More...

Editorial

Bring home titles!

It is football championship game time and once again southwest Alabama is well represented. This year’s games are at Jordan Hare Stadium at Auburn University. The Thomasville Tigers will play Deshler for the Class 4A title at 11 a.m. More...

Editor’s Notes

Walt Disney’s desire to bring families together

I alternately marveled at Walt Disney’s imagination and vision and cussed him as I held tightly to the hand rails as the Rock ’n Roller Coaster spun sideways and upside down. More...

Gone South

Start your own ‘93-Dollar Club’

It has been a rough ride, this recession, and it is about to get rougher. Thanksgiving has just passed and Christmas is just around the corner, the two times of the year when Americans celebrate the bounty they have received. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 23-30 include: Karl Johnson, 47, driving under the influence (alcohol), liability insurance required, $1,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Theodore Robinson Jr., to Mary Latreasa Sharp. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Nov. More...