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Reynolds - Free Access

George Franklin Reynolds Sr., 82, of Bigbee died Jan. 19, 2011 at a Mobile hospital. He was born April 1, 1928. He was a member of Three Forks Baptist Church. He was a farmer and former owner/operator of Chatom Livestock Operations. More...

No kids on T’ville bus when hit

Truck driver said distracted when he spilled coffee before accident

Thankfully, there were no children on a Thomasville city school bus that was struck from the rear by a log truck last Friday morning. More...

Lawmen hurt in accidents; GH mayor has surgery

The Grove Hill police chief was injured in a vehicle accident Saturday and in a separate accident a lieutenant with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department was thrown from a horse and suffered five broken ribs. More...

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Community

Accident on Gainestown Road

New Sheriff Ray Norris responded to an accident on the Gainestown Road east of Jackson early Friday morning, Jan. 14. More...

Arizona shooting leads to changes for Jackson city council meetings

In light of the shooting, Saturday, that critically injured a U.S. Congresswoman in Arizona and claimed six lives, has led to increased police protection during public meetings conducted at Jackson City Hall. More...

Outgoing sheriff honored

New Sheriff Ray Norris, right, hosted a retirement party for outgoing Sheriff Bobby Moore Tuesday morning at the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Jan. 20 at 11:45 a.m. at Gaston’s Grill in Thomasville. All members and potential members are urged to attend. The program will be Crime/Protection. More...

Church News

CHURCH NOTICES

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational type singing Saturday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join in. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

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SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Altogether lovely

Some hospitals gift-wrapped all newborn babies one Christmas. After dressing them carefully, they slipped them into bright red stockings and sent them home as a gift from God. More...

Lifestyle

Chance & Scyrene

Januar y birthdays recognized

The Fourth Sunday Fellowship Service will be Sunday, Jan. 23 at the Chance Baptist Church. Rev. Raymond Harris will be the guest speaker. Services will begin at 6:00 p.m. promptly. Rev. C.L. Marshall is the pastor. More...

Huttos to celebrate 50th anniversary Sunday

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...

Homecoming parade was a big event in 1951

The accompanying photographs have been determined to be of a homecoming parade for Clarke County High School on Nov. 15, 1951. The photos came from Elizabeth Jackson who in turn got them from her cousin, the late Mary Tucker. More...

Schools

Clarke Prep School announces 2nd 9-week honor roll

1st grade —A’s- Hayes Alford, Serah Bradford, Brock Carlisle, Dalton Green, Avery Harrell, Rebecca Norman, Gracie Powell, Claire Tyler A/B’s- Manju Acharya , Jay Davis 2nd grade—A’s- Jack Alford, Grace Compton, Ally Cuml More...

Clarke County High School presents 9-week honor roll

Ninth Grade All As: Katherine Rhodes. More...

CPS students attend seminar in Auburn

A group of six juniors and seniors from Clarke Preparatory School traveled to Auburn University to attend an economics seminar Nov. 19. More...

England - Free Access

Jennifer Lynn England, 43, of Thomasville died Saturday, January 8, 2011 at DCH Regional Center in Tuscaloosa. More...

Hayes - Free Access

George Lawrence Hayes Jr., 89, of St. Stephens died Jan. 22, 2011 at Washington County Infirmary. He was born Jan. 20, 1922. He was a member of Cedar Curve Church of God in St. Stephens. He was a self-employed truck driver. More...

Roberts - Free Access

Ann Klepac Roberts, 81, of Mobile died Jan. 22, 2011 at Mercy Medical in Daphne. More...

Sheriff brings in new people

Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris has hit the ground running. The sheriff’s department was a beehive of activity Tuesday morning after the office had been closed for Martin Luther King Day Monday. More...

Mitch Finney is new Clarke Coroner

Mitch Finney, right, was sworn in as Clarke County’s new coroner Tuesday morning at the courthouse in Grove Hill. Administering the oath is District Judge Bill Kimbrough while the new coroner’s son, Jeremy, holds the Bible for his father. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brown

Carola LaTonya “Rabbit” Brown, 32, a lifelong resident of Sunflower, died Jan. 15, 2011 at a Mobile Infirmary Hospital. Born March 10, 1978 in Chatom, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Johnson and Elnora Brown. More...

Brown

Royal Brown Sr., 80, a resident of Sunflower, died Jan. 15, 2011 in a Mobile Infirmary Hospital. He was the son of the late Mary and Peter Brown. He retired in 1992 from Olin Chemical. More...

Caves

Tamike L. Caves, 38 a native of Rockville, died Jan. 14, 2011 in a Mobile Infirmary Hospital. Born on Sept. 4, 1973, she was united with Mt. Olive Baptist Church No. 1 in Rockville and later Jackson AOH Church in Jackson. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

So happy the Saints ain’t in the title race

Playoffs?? Playoffs?? The championship games in the AFC and NFC are set for the National Football League and a very thankful country is so glad, first and foremost, to not have to hear “Who Dat?” anymore. More...

CCHS Bulldogs suffer first loss

The fourth-ranked Clarke County High School Bulldogs suffered their first defeat of the season as they lost 77-55 to Greensboro High Monday night in the finals of the Martin Luther King Classic in Greensboro. More...

Lady Gators drop area contest to SCA

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators lost 38-30 to the Lady Rebels of South Choctaw Academy Monday night in Grove Hill. Meg Sheffield led CPS with eight points. Maegan McAleer added seven points. Kiley Dunagan had six points. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Good luck, Governor; you’re going need it!

Dr. Robert Bentley was sworn in as Alabama’s 54th governor on the steps of the State Capitol in Montgomery Monday. It has been said before—that Alabama is in a crisis that drastic steps must be taken, etc., etc. More...

Gone South

Thanks for your responses

I was humbled and amazed by the outpouring of e-mails that came in response to my column on Daddy and his love for Auburn football. More...

Congress Reports

Tucson tragedy: Looking beyond tears and prayers

By all accounts, it was just another beautiful Saturday morning when a young congresswoman, known for her devotion to serving her constituents, joined her staff for an informal public gathering outside a local supermarket in Tucson, Arizona. More...

Records

Food Ratings

Clarke County weekly Food/Lodging Establishment Ratings are shared. Week of Dec. 13-15 Greer’s Food Tiger/Market, Grove Hill, 89. Miss Peggy’s Child Care Center, Jackson, 89. Pizza Pro, Thomasville, 89. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Telisa Ann Gates, to Charlie Ray Jay Jr.; Ethan James Parden, to Ester Kim Katryn Mathis. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. More...