December 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Johnson - Free Access

Lorraine Johnson, 58, of Jackson, died Dec. 17, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. She was a member of Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church. She attended the Star Zion A.M.E. Zion Church in Jackson. More...

Jemison - Free Access

Rosie Lee Jemison, 82, of Jackson died Dec. 25, 2010 at her residence. She was a member of the Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Walker Springs. She was a homemaker. More...

Curry - Free Access

Harlin Eugene Curry, 70, of Frankville died Dec. 16, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1940. He worked as a truck driver for a logging business. More...

Daniels - Free Access

Simeon Grady Daniels, 86, of Leroy died Dec. 21, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. More...

Clarke schools not having to borrow yet

The Clarke County Board of Education will likely make it through December without having to borrow operating funds, Custodian of Funds Carmen Rotch told school board members at their Dec. 16 meeting. More...

Clarke County establishes Yellow Dot program

In an effort to better serve and protect the citizens of Clarke County, EMA Director Roy Waite, Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, and Thomasville Police Chief Maurice Dyess are partnering together to introduce the “Yellow Dot” Program. More...

Special Sections

Community

NPR to do segment on T’ville

Thomasville will be the subject and location of an upcoming National Public Radio broadcast, according to Mayor Sheldon Day. Day told council members Dec. 13 that he was contacted last week by producers interested in doing a show from Thomasville. More...

Second arrest made in Jackson burglary

A Jackson man is the second person to be arrested in the Nov. 15 burglary of a Jackson tobacco store. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Darrell D. McReynolds, 38, was apprehended at 7:09 a.m., Dec. More...

1964 Clarke County Officials

Clarke County elected officials and lawmen Ray Harrell, Chief Deputy Sheriff; Emmitt in front of the Courthouse in 1964. Criswell, Deputy Sheriff; Diston Harrison, From left: Chester C. More...

Church News

Brother Lawrence’s patience

“During this Christmas season, though our tasks are not always pleasant let us choose to walk as Brother Lawrence.”

During this time of year everyone becomes more gracious, more giving but not always more patient. More...

Church Announcements

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill and Father Pat Madden and congregation invite everyone to come celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. On Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. More...

GHBC presents Christmas Cantata

Grove Hill Baptist Church’s adult choir, shown, as well as is Jesus” and featured various soloists as well. The choir the children’s choir, performed their annual Christmas is under the direction of Brother Randy Boone. More...

Editorial

19th century argument for Santa valid in 21st

Christmas is first and foremost about the birth of Jesus Christ but it is also about a magical time of the year, when people are more giving, more generous and nothing exemplifies that like Santa Claus. More...

Gone South

Best Christmas surprise this year

I like Christmas surprises. In past years I have gotten some dandies. So far the surprise of the season has been an e-mail from my buddy John with a link to YouTube and something called "Flash Mob" doing something at a food court. More...

Editor’s Notes

My friend Harvey

Harvey Jackson’s funeral was at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning. The Grove Hill United Methodist Church’s sanctuary was almost full— amazing for a 93-year-old who had outlived most of his peers. More...

Weaver - Free Access

Marie Powell Weaver, 70, of Wagarville died Dec. 27, 2010. She was a former employee of Olin Chemicals. She was a member of Lewis Grove Baptist Church. More...

Norwood - Free Access

Mary Lucille Norwood, 78, of Wagarville died Dec. 24, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. More...

Lucyies - Free Access

Larry Wayne Lucyies, 56, of Mobile died Dec. 21, 2010 at USA Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Mobile. He was a native of Jackson. More...

Beck - Free Access

Deloris E. Beck, 65, died Dec. 22, 2010. More...

Daniels - Free Access

Simeon Grady Daniels, 86, of Leroy died Dec. 21, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. More...

Curry - Free Access

Harlin Eugene Curry, 70, of Frankville died Dec. 16, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born March 20, 1940. He worked as a truck driver for a logging business. More...

Alabama’s population up 7.5%

County, municipal figures won’t be released until February 2011

Preliminary census figures released Tuesday show that Alabama’s population increased by more than 300,000 residents to 4.8 million—or a 7.5 percent increase— between 2000 and 2010. The U.S. More...

Longtime Grove Hill resident Harvey Jackson dies at age 93

Harvey Hardaway Jackson Jr., who served as Clarke County’s circuit clerk in the 1960s, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 in the Mobile Infirmary. He was 93. Jackson was active in county politics and the community for decades. The Deatsville, Elmore More...

Burglaries arrest made

One Clarke County man has been arrested and warrants have been signed on another although he has not been arrested for the burglaries of a county residence and three camp houses. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marrisette

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...

Dickey

Roland Freeman Dickey, 73, 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...

Jackson

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

Sports

Players of the Year!

Clarke Prep’s Lear, Leroy’s Coates receive honor

Southwest Alabama claimed three football titles, five if you count the two from Baldwin County. Three weeks later the area can lay claim to the domination of the Alabama Sports Writers Association Back and Lineman of the Year awards. More...

Shea Skipper runs NY marathon

Grove Hill’s Shea Skipper was one of the 45,350 runners that started the New York City ING Marathon recently. More...

CCHS jumps to six in Class 3A rankings

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs improved to 8-0 and jumped to number six in the final set of rankings in 2010 as they beat Thomasville and McIntosh this past week. More...

Lifestyle

I put myself in the place of...

Learn not to be so judgmental

I watched intently as the angry gunmen held a Panama City, Florida school board hostage. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 14-21 include: Eligha Washington Jr., 35, domestic violence third degree, $1,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Zachary Cain Roberts, to Kayla Janell Powell. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Dec. More...

Schools

Boise funds conference trip

Chester Vrocher of Boise, third from $6,300 for the three men to attend a national right, poses with District 3 School Board school board conference in San Member Barry Chancey, Superintendent Franci More...

ASCC nursing students graduate

Alabama Southern Community College recently honored December graduates in the Practical Nursing department with a pinning ceremony on the Thomasville campus. More...

New state flag for CCHS

State Sen. Marc Keahey recently presented Clarke County High School with a new state flag to fly over the campus. More...