January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Metal thieves hit two area churches

Metal thieves hit two Clarke County churches recently. The air conditioning units at the New Hope No. 2 Church on the Pleasant Hill Road were ripped open for their copper. More...

Clarke to bill Choctaw for housing inmates

The Clarke County Jail has been housing Choctaw County Jail inmates at no charge because of the jail there being closed down by the Alabama Fire Marshal’s office due to numerous fire and safety violations but new Sheriff Ray Norris asked for an More...

Grove Hill hospital sees change in administrators

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital is changing administrators but both the current administrator and the new one say the hospital will continue to be operated with the healthcare needs of the community the primary objective and concern. More...

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Community

Burglars strike seven Jackson businesses

Six Jackson businesses reported being burglarized, Tuesday, and one reported an attempted break-in. More...

Man charged after cutting another at Jackson laundromat

A Jackson man is charged in the cutting of another, Jan. 21, in the Depot area of town. More...

Second juvenile charged in Bargain Motors burglary

A Jackson 13 year old is the fourth person and second juvenile to be charged in the Jan. 16 burglary of Bargain Motors, located at 623 Forest Avenue. More...

Sports

Davis gets 100th CCHS hoops victory

Clarke County High School’s Kendrick Davis reached a milestone last week when the Bulldogs beat area foe T.R. Miller. Davis picked up his 100th win as the Bulldog’s head basketball coach. That is in just over four full seasons. More...

CPS Lady Gators get championship rings

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators’ volleyball team was presented with their championship rings Wednesday morning. State Senator Marc Keahey presented the girls with a resolution as well. More...

Nice first deer

Jillian Green killed her first deer, a 197 lb. 10 point while hunting with her friend Rayce Tarleton several weeks ago. She is the daughter of Tracey and George McIntyre. More...

Editorial

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It is a small world

“It’s a Small World,” is the title of a song made popular by Walt Disney to showcase the world’s countries. It is indeed a small world and getting smaller every day. More...

Gone South

Legislatively boosting economy

Even if I live to be 100, I doubt I will ever lose my sense of wonder and awe at what our legislators can do to help the economy of this state. More...

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Records

County Records

Marriage license applications Jerry Peterson Jackson, to Kendra Traniece Jackson; Jason Brett Sturdivant, to Karen Carpenter Williamson. 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. 18-25 include: Erik Deran Lanier, 29, assault second degree, $15,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Green - Free Access

Archie Leon Green, 86, of Surginer died Jan. 27, 2011 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born July 16, 1924 in Surginer. He was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II. More...

Moore - Free Access

Johnnie L. Moore, 68, of Detroit, Mich. died Jan. 5, 2011. He was born April 16, 1942 to the late Lou Anna and Robert Moore. He was a member of St. Union Missionary Baptist Church of Leroy at an early age. More...

Foreclosures still numerous in 2010

Number of notices indicate foreclosures’ seriousness

Data from two different sources indicate that Alabama’s mortgage foreclosures were higher in 2010 than in 2009. Nationwide, foreclosures have been one of the major woes of the crippled economy. More...

Dog bite has Grove Hill’s joggers and walkers jittery

Grove Hill’s walkers and joggers are walking a bit more briskly and jogging a little faster along portions of Church Street these days, “inspired” by a couple or more aggressive dogs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hayes

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 selfemployed truck driver. More...

Reynolds

George Franklin Reynolds Sr., 82, of Bigbee died Jan. 19, 2011 at a Mobile hospital. He was born April 1, 1928. He was a native of Bibb County. He was a member of Three Forks Baptist Church. More...

Roberts

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

Business

Chinese copper tubing company eyes T’ville

Golden Dragon Copper executives fly into town on Alabama Power chopper

Thomasville is among the top three sites being considered by a multi-billion dollar Chinese metal fabricating business. More...

Thomasville industrial park credited for drawing industrial prospects to city

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day reported to the council about the efforts to land a Chinese-owned copper tubing plant. Day said it would not have been possible for Thomasville to be in the running without having developed the south industrial park. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Library’s Saturday mornings program continues Jan. 29 from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. The program is titled “Bach, Books, and Board Games.” Coffee, grape juice and pastries are provided. More...

Church News

Taking on Calvinism

Few debates stir theological embers to a hotter flame than a debate on the merits of Calvinism. Oftentimes the debate unforunately becomes personal and a harsh attack by proponents of either side. More...

Indian Ridge starts new year

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church started the new year, 2011 off with a spiritual devotion by our deacons. There were many testimonies given. All were about thanking God for another year and His many blessings He had given. More...

Church Announcements

St. Peter Baptist Church of the Allen Community will celebrate “Joy Night” Saturday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m. All soloists, choirs, singers and praise dancers are asked for an A&B selection. More...

Lifestyle

Turning gourds into works of art

Doris Feathers of Andalusia (above right) explains the steps of making a gourd basket to Judy Gilley of Chatom and John Hogarth of Jackson. More...

Mardi Gras coming to Jackson Feb. 18-19

Revelers who normally travel out of town to celebrate Mardi Gras will have a chance to enjoy the season in Jackson this year. More...

Burroughs, Poole reunion planned

The bi-annual Burroughs and Poole family reunion will be July 8, 9, 10 and 11 in Thomasville. The reunion will kick off with a Meet and Greet buffet reception Friday, July 8 from 7 to 10 a.m. More...

Schools

School board looks for security at meetings

The Clarke County Board of Education quickly handled the few items on its January meeting agenda this past Thursday. More...

WHMS announces 2nd 9-week honor roll

Fifth Grade All As: Janeah Leanne Finney, Timothy Collin Harvell, Olivia Harris Jordan, Emmanuel James King, Brianna Nicole Morgan, Jerrica Avonnia Pendleton, Tyler Akeem Stewart. More...

Outdoor editor Cook was a great roll model

A good man died Christmas morning. A very good man, an excellent co-worker, an exceptional role model. One of the most decent human beings I’ve ever known. More...