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James Albert Haskew, 83, of Thomasville died Dec. 26, 2010 at his residence. He was born Nov. 5, 1927 in Selma. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church and Oliver Lodge #334 F&AM. Hew as a World War II United States Army veteran. More...

Freeman - Free Access

Roy Winston Freeman, 77, of Magnolia died Dec. 27, 2010 at his residence. He was born July 30, 1933 in Lamison. He was a U.S. Navy, Korean War veteran. More...

Pugh - Free Access

Edna Earle Adams Pugh, 80, of Mount Vernon died Dec. 29, 2010 at her residence. She was born March 12, 1930. More...

Plummer - Free Access

Constance "Connie" Furr Plummer, 85, of Jackson died Dec. 27, 2010 at Jackson Health Care. She was born June 1, 1925. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. She was a member of the WMU. More...

Few days more to pay taxes

If you haven’t paid your Clarke County property taxes you need to do so soon to avoid being hit with a late penalty. Even so, you have a couple of days’ breathing room that you don’t normally get at the end of the year. More...

Hearn’s Christmas gift

Someone apparently doesn’t like Bill Hearn’s campaign to get rid of political signs on public rights-of-way and utility poles and tried to send him a message the week of Christmas by dump More...

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Community

Reviewing 2010 month by month

January Fulton sawmill resumes production of lumber The Fulton sawmill was abuzz with activity as 2010 began. Scotch Lumber Co. had shuttered the sawmill in April 2009 due to the economy and depressed lumber sales. More...

Hare-Scheeff wed in Grove Hill

Nadine Scheeff and Canaan Hare were married on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at Grove Hill Baptist Church in Grove Hill with Johnny Gillis officiating the 4:30 p.m. ceremony. More...

Kitchens-Parden tell plans for Jan. 15 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. John Kitchens of Bon Secour announce the engagement of their daughter, Ester Kitchens, to Ethan Parden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Parden of Coffeeville. The bride elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Church News

2010 SCENES FROM AREA CHURCHES

The Grove Hill Baptist Church told the moving story of Easter in a musical drama. Jesus’ death, Resurrection and Ascent into Heaven were performed by members of the church. More...

Making and breaking vows for New Year’s

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are appropriate occasions to reflect on the past and the future — the vows we make and keep — and the vows we make — and break. They are very decisive in our journey of faith. More...

New Year’s Church Events

Spencer Chapel AME Church of Fulton will have a Community Night Watch Friday, Dec. 31 beginning at 9 p.m. Rev. David Tubbs is the pastor. Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its New Year’s Eve celebration Friday, Dec. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Charles Demond Mc- Dougle, to Kristal Lynn Philon. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Dec. More...

Bedsole - Free Access

T. Massey Bedsole, 93, of Mobile died at his home Jan. 1, 2011. He was a native of Grove Hill, having been born Aug. 1, 1917, He was the son of Judge and Mrs. Travis Jesse Bedsole. Mr. More...

Long - Free Access

Carl M. Long, 82, of Jackson died Dec. 26, 2010 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born Aug. 10, 1928 in McVay. He was a member of the Peniel Baptist Church He was a retired master sergeant with the United States Air Force. More...

Haskew - Free Access

James Albert Haskew, 83, of Thomasville died Dec. 26, 2010 at his residence. He was born Nov. 5, 1927 in Selma. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church and Oliver Lodge #334 F&AM. Hew as a World War II United States Army veteran. More...

McKinley - Free Access

Mary Rose McKinley, 93, of Mt. Vernon died Dec. 29, 2010 at Thomasville Nursing Home. She was born March 12, 1917. She was a native of Lucedale, Miss. She was a member of the Mt. More...

Barnes - Free Access

Jerry Turman Barnes, 64, of Jackson died Dec. 29, 2010 at his residence. He was born April 21, 1946. He was a native of Lamar County. He was a member of the Beverton Baptist Church in Lamar County. He served in the National Guard. More...

Top Stories of 2010

We don’t have space for a ‘Top 10’ and the best stories get harder to pick anyway! See a monthly recap on Pages 4A-5A. More...

Barlow Bend churches burglarized

It is the season of Christ’s birth but that didn’t deter a thief or thieves from stealing from three churches in the Barlow Bend area. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Daniels

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

Beck

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

Johnson

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...

Sports

All-state players named

Southwest Alabama has 47 athletes honored

Success breeds success and that statement rings true in Southwest Alabama as 47 young men were honored by the Alabama Sports Writers Association on the allstate football teams released on Sunday. More...

Sports Scene

The football sun rises and sets in Southwest Alabama

For the better part of 15 years I have had the opportunity to sit in a room with other sports writers and select the state’s allstate sports teams. In that time I have learned many things about schools and players not in Southwest Alabama. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Keep fingers crossed as we usher in 2011

It wasn’t exactly “over the river and through the woods” Saturday as I drove to Coffeeville for Christmas with family. Along the way I tinkered with the radio as I usually do. More...

Gone South

No room for amateurs

After the recent column about bowl games and money, I got a number of letters pointing out that when listing the institutions and individuals who cashed in during bowling season, I left out a few. And I did. More...

Congress Reports

A gift for Gulf Coast

Uncle Sam might as well come to the Gulf Coast dressed in a Santa suit. More...