December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Dungan - Free Access

Robert Jesse Dungan, 89, of Grove Hill died Dec. 17, 2010 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born March 3, 1921 in Campbell. He was a World War II United States Army Veteran. He was a retired logger. More...

Duke - Free Access

Lillian Gertrude Knight Knight Duke, 91, died Dec. 16, 2010 at the Duke Hospice Hock Family Pavilion in Durham, NC. More...

Roberts - Free Access

Raymond Percy "Nap" Roberts Jr., 91, of Leroy died Dec. 18, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Oct. 13, 1919. He was a member of the Pine Grove Methodist Church. More...

Marrisette - Free Access

Woodie Frank Marrisette, 73, of Winn died Dec. 13, 2010 at Infirmary West in Mobile. He was born April 5, 1937 to the parentage of Roosevelt Marrisette and Roberta Fluker Marrisette. He was a native of Coffeeville. More...

Hearn wants county to ban political signs on rights-of-way

Commissioners mum on proposal

A man who caused a stir among area political candidates when he pulled up their signs on public rights-of-way during the general election campaign attended the Clarke County Commission meeting Monday and requested that the commissioners pass an ordi More...

CCHS Coach French resigns

Clarke County High School, for the second time in less than a year, will be looking for a new football coach and athletics director as Jack French has resigned to take the coaches job at Baker High School in Mobile. More...

Special Sections

Community

Jackson Council approves hangar fees

During its regular meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Jackson City Council approved a motion to increase the fee for those renting hangars at the William E. Stewart Airport. More...

Drug arrest made in Thomasville

Monday evening, Dec. 13, during a joint operation between the Thomasville Police Department and Alabama Beverage Control Enforcement Division, James G. Allen Jr. of Hohenwald, Tenn. More...

Toy drive for area youngsters successful

A countywide Christmas toy drive netted lots of toys for 76 needy youngsters throughout Clarke County. Volunteers gathered at the old Clarke County Health Department Saturday, Dec. More...

Sports

CCHS teams down Monroe Co. squads

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs, ranked number nine in Class 3A, downed the visiting Tigers of Monroe County 73-56 last Saturday night. Jamal Harris led CCHS with 18 points, eight rebounds and two steals. More...

Coates scores for Bama all-stars

Leroy High School’s Sammie Coates caught the first scoring pass of the game as he hit paydirt on a 39-yard pass from St. Paul’s Jacob Coker as Alabama beat Mississippi 24-17 on double overtime Saturday. More...

Sports Scene

Scattered ramblings in sports

Call me jaded, call me calloused or call me shallow, but over two decades I have come to the realization that anything that can happen sports wise and for the most part, none of it affects me anymore. More...

Editorial

GOP may be in charge but politics as usual

Let’s see, the Republicans swept both the State House and the State Senate Nov. 2, taking charge of the Alabama Legislature for the first time since Republican carpetbaggers, scalawags and newly freed slaves ran the place 136 years ago. More...

Editor’s Notes

Is legislator’s tweets indicative of GOP?

Rick Bragg is an accomplished author, a Pulitzer Prize-winner whose books about growing up poor in Calhoun County has resounded with readers in Alabama and across the nation. More...

Gone South

Why so many bowls?

Know how many bowl games will be played between now and the national championship on Jan. 10? According to ESPN.com, there are 34. That’s right. Thirty-four. Or 35, if you count the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 7-14 include: Brandon Gemar Pugh, 22, two counts burglary third degree, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Food ratings announced

Clarke County Weekly Food/Lodging Establishment Ratings. GOCO's #8, Jackson, 79. Pic-N-Sav Market, Jackson, 80. Thomasville Chevron Foodmart, 81. Burger King, Thomasville, 87. Thomasville Inn & Suites/Continental, 87. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Willie Whitsett, to Rosie L. Duff. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Dec. 03-10 Joseph A. More...

Dickey - Free Access

Roland Freeman Dickey, 72, of Wagarville died Dec. 19, 2010 at an area hospital. He was born Dec. 11, 1937. He was a native of Jefferson County. He was a self-employed vinyl siding contractor. He had a passion for hunting. More...

Patrick - Free Access

Geneva Goodman Patrick, 71, of Pine Hill died Dec. 12, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Nov. 3, 1939 in Coffeeville. She was a member of the County Line Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Jones - Free Access

William Henry Jones Jr., 97, of Dixons Mills died Dec. 13, 2010 at J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden. He was born Aug. 21, 1913 in Wayne, Ala. He was a World War II veteran. He was a member of the Wayne Baptist Church. He was a farmer. More...

Brantley - Free Access

Richard "Dick" Brantley, 79, of Thomasville died Dec. 15, 2010 at Thomasville Nursing Home. More...

Jackson - Free Access

Harvey Hardaway Jackson Jr., 93, of Grove Hill died Dec. 18, 2010 at a Mobile hospital. He was born March 28, 1917. He was a native of Deatsville. More...

McLendon - Free Access

Arvin Foscue McLendon, 94, of Jackson, died Dec. 15, 2010 at his home.  He was born May 26, 1916. He spent his entire life in the McVay Community near Jackson. He was a member of Peniel Baptist Church. More...

Mosley - Free Access

William C. Mosley, 95, of Frankville died Dec. 15, 2010. He was born July 30, 1915. He was a native of Washington County. He was a lifelong member of the New Hope Methodist Church. More...

Thinking of an old-fashioned Christmas

This horse and buggy envoked thoughts of an old-fashioned Christmas in the Coffeeville parade Saturday. See more photos from the Coffeeville parade on Page 1C. Photo by Jim Cox More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Parnell - Free Access

Bonnie Lucille Parnell, 72, of Tibbie died Dec. 14, 2010 at a Mobile hospital. She was born Jan. 19, 1938. She was a native of Deer Park. She was a member of Sims Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Johnson

Lisa Johnson, 43, of Grove Hill, died Dec. 9, 2010. She was born Oct. 31, 1967 to the parentage of Phillip and Oneita Lattimore Johnson. She was a member of Orange Hill Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Adams

Peter Trice Adams, 55, of Cataula, Ga. died Dec. 8, 2010 in Cataula, Ga. He was born May 23, 1955. He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a member of Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ga. More...

Business

ThyssenKrupp’s Calvert operations

The ThyssenKrupp steel processing complex at Calvert has come a long way since the initial groundbreaking in November 2007. Here are a few numbers to give an idea of the scope of the $5 billion plant: • There are 1,450 employees now. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Children’s Art Class with Dawn Stephens at Studio 122 will be Saturday, Dec. 18 for ages 7-12 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. painting Bear Bryant and from 1 until 3 p.m. painting Auburn helmet-football. More...

Church News

The Gift of Christ

Christ is a gift that we are to worship

“Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift” I Corinthian 9:15 We all have memories of a favorite gift you or I have received at Christmas. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Do your duty, your whole duty, nothing but your duty!

A fellow was leaving a Veterans’ Hospital, and a friend said, “I didn’t know you were wounded during the war.” “I wasn’t wounded,” he answered. More...

Church Announcements

Midway Baptist Church of Dickinson will have a benefit program Saturday, Dec. 18 for James and Marilyn Stabler of Dickinson who lost everything in a house fire. The program will be sponsored by caring friends of the surrounding areas. Rev. W.H. More...

Lifestyle

Ashton Shepherd, David Allan Coe to perform at War Bama Club

Clarke and Washington counties’ own country music star Ashton Shepherd will be singing at the War Bama Club across the Tombigbee River from Coffeeville New Year’s Eve and then in February when the legendary outlaw country singer David Al More...

Raine completes basic training

Pvt. Harold Raine Jr. successfully completed basic training with a graduation/ reception on Dec. 2 at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri with the United States Army. Pvt. More...

Memories & Recipes

Aunt Helen and her sweets were favorites of Christmas season

It’s time to make gifts and start your own "Sugar Plum" collection of desserts for your Christmas dinner. More...

Schools

UWA offering local classes

The University of West Alabama will offer the following classes on the campus of Alabama Southern: Spring Semester 2011, Master’s Program, EE-520 Current Trends/Elementary Education Wednesday night, from 5:45-8:15. More...

Clarke school system partners with ASCC to offer dual enrollment

The Clarke County Board of Education has announced that it is the recipient of a grant that will assist in tuition costs for students interested in dual enrollment courses at Alabama Southern Community College. More...

CPS musicians make Honor Band

Four Clarke Prep band members were recently selected for the Honor Band at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. More...