January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Area prepares for ice but gets off pretty light

Area schools closed Monday as precaution

The threat of sleet and heavy ice overnight Sunday prompted the Monday closings of all schools in Clarke County. More...

Bill Taylor retires as U.S. Marshal

Bill Taylor concluded a four decade law enforcement career last week when he vacated the office of U.S. Marshal in Mobile. Taylor had been marshal of the Southern District of Alabama since 2002. The Choctaw County native is a Vietnam veteran. More...

Lexus stolen from car lot in Jackson

The Jackson Police Department is investigating a number of burglaries and thefts, including an automobile reported stolen from a local dealer. According to police reports, a burglary was reported Jan. More...

Special Sections

Community

Shakedown at Clarke Jail

Clarke County Sheriff-elect Ray Norris along with sheriff deputies and officers with the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Agency conducted a shakedown of the Clarke County Jail Jan. 5. More...

Indian Artifact Show in Jackson this Sunday

The 23rd annual Indian Artifact Show will be Sunday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Jackson Community House at 500 Vanity Park Drive. More...

Photo

A view of some of the folks who turned out to see Ray Norris take the oath of office as Clarke County’s new sheriff Sunday. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Elizabeth Bradford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Thursday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. at the Grove Hill Public Library. More...

Church News

God’s Port

The Gosport Baptist and Methodist churches sit side by side in the east Clarke County community. More...

CHURCH NOTICES

Clarkesville AOH Church of God of Grove Hill will have a benefit program for three families on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Elder Lucille V. Henry is the pastor. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Soap that works

A soap manufacturer made his first million, and a reporter asked, “To what do you attribute your success?” “To clean living,” he answered. To be dirty is bad for you – your body, mind, soul and relationships. More...

Lifestyle

Clarke County pineapple

Rosie Lea Roberts shows a pineapple that she grew at her home just south of Grove Hill. The pineapple measured 15 and a half inches around. More...

Clolinger-Richardson to marry March 19

Nancy Clolinger, of Jackson, and Randy Richardson, of State Line, Mississippi, formerly of Mobile announce their engagement to be married. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Edward and Janie B. Clolinger of Jackson. More...

Huttos to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hutto of Grove Hill will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children on Sunday, Jan. 23 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Hebron United Methodist Church on the Hebron Road in Grove Hill. More...

Wade - Free Access

Carlton Clayton Wade Sr., 78, of Jackson died Jan. 13, 2011 while hunting near his home. He was born Nov. 16, 1932. He was a native of Salitpa. He was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church and a member of the Kingdom Builders. More...

Holley - Free Access

Orville Floyd Holley Jr., 71, of Jackson died Jan. 10, 2011 from a "broken heart" at his residence. He was born Oct. 11, 1938. He was a native of Ohio. He was a member of the American Legion. He served in the United States Marine Corps. More...

King observances planned

There will be a march/parade in downtown Grove Hill Monday, Jan. 17 for Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. Lineup will be at Clarke County High School at noon and the parade starts at 12:30. More...

County to borrow some money for repaving project

When a countywide resurfacing project was first proposed, Clarke County commissioners indicated that there was enough money in tax funds for the project. More...

Competing for Alabama Junior Miss title

Clarke County Junior Miss Courtney Dunagan, right, has been in Montgomery all week practicing for the state finals that will be at Frazer United Methodist Church’s Wesley Hall Friday, Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leonard

J.D. Leonard, 87, of Grove Hill died Jan. 5, 2011 at his son's residence. More...

Bradley

Dylan Milford Bradley, 35, died Jan. 2, 2011 at his residence in Harrahan, Louisiana. He was born April 6, 1975. He was a native of Mobile and a former resident of Jackson. He was a welder for Northrop Grumman. More...

Massey

Stephen Ryan Massey, 33, of Tibbie died Dec. 30, 2010 at his residence. He was born July 8, 1977. He was a native of Chatom. He was formerly a pipe fitter with AAA Fire Protection. More...

Sports

War Eagle!

Grove Hill and Clarke County was well represented at the BSC championship game in Glendale, Ariz. Monday. The Number 1 Auburn Tigers beat the Number 2 Oregon Ducks 22-19 to win the college crown. More...

Jeff Kelly resigns at JHS

The Jackson Aggies will be looking to fill the position of head football coach and athletics director after Jeff Kelly resigned from those duties late last week. More...

Sports Scene

Bama fans did not need to root for AU

The games have come and gone. There were winners and there were losers. The doomsday pundits made the prediction that Hell would freeze over before Auburn won a football championship. It snowed in Tuscaloosa the day before the big game. More...

Editorial

Ray Norris is ready to be a good sheriff

Ray Norris took the oath of office to be Clarke County’s sheriff Sunday before a full house in the Grove Hill Senior Center. More...

Editor’s Notes

Shrill political atmosphere aggravates the nut cases

There are nut cases out there. Sometimes they can be funny and sometimes they can be aggravating. Sometimes they can be dangerous. More...

Gone South

Wintertime at the beach

I love the beach in winter, a time, as Jimmy Buffett put it, “when the coast is clear.” Well, not completely clear, but clearer than it is in summer. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 4-11 include: James Stacy Daniels, 39, resisting arrest, $1,000 bond, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Louis Cass White, to Althea Lashell Thomas; Benjamin Garland Butler, to Amy Lauren Starling; William Gaines Carter, to Mary Louise P. More...