February 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Gould - Free Access

Bertha Inez Odom Gould, 75, of Thomasville died Feb. 4, 2011 at Thomasville Nursing Home. She was born June 11, 1935 in Thomasville. She was a member of the Pineview Baptist Church. More...

Hunter hurt in tree stand fall

A Jackson hunter was injured Thursday, Jan. 27, when he fell from a tree stand near just outside of the city. More...

‘Pride is alive on Grove Hill’s Carter Drive!’

“Pride is alive on Carter Drive,” exclaimed Gina Skipper, a teacher at Wilson Hall Middle School located on the street and a member of the Grove Hill Development Board. More...

Special Sections

Community

Mobile County jury returns $5 million verdict last week

Grove Hill firm’s attorney represents plaintiff

A Mobile County jury returned a $5 million verdict Thursday, Jan. 27 on behalf of the estate of a 15-year-old Mary G. Montgomery student and against Burnice T. Dreding, Jr. More...

Did it really happen or just another Facebook rumor?

Rumors of illegal traffic stops, rape

Rumors of an alleged rapist in Marengo County have caught the attention of Clarke County law enforcement, but so far, there have been no reports of rapes in this area. More...

Gov. Bentley taps former opponent Sparks to head new rural development agency

Governor Robert Bentley has created the Alabama Rural Development Office and named his Democratic gubernatorial opponent Ron Sparks to head the office. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Bay Area Food Bank will be conducting an Agency Conference for Choctaw, Washington, and Clarke Counties on Thursday, Feb. 3 in Grove Hill. The conference will be held at Grove Hill Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Church News

Rev. Kendrick returns to pastor Tompkins Baptist Church

First service in renovated sanctuary will be this Sunday

It has been almost eight years since Johnny Kendrick left Tompkins Baptist Church to preach at a church in Virginia. Now, he and his family are back and ready to lead the local congregation once more. More...

Church Announcements

The New Home Church near Monroeville will have a special singing Friday, Feb. 11 featuring “The Hendersons” and “New Direction.” A chicken and pork supper will begin at 5 p.m. and the singing will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Sign Sermon

St. Michael The Archangel Catholic Church Auburn, Alabama More...

Lifestyle

Hawk-Criswell tell wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Horshok of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Catie Hawk, to Lance Criswell, son of Laurie Prittchett and Robbie Criswell, both of Jackson. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. David J. More...

Roberts-Powell wed on New Year’s Day

Kayla Powell and Zachary Roberts were united in marriage Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 at 4 p.m. Rev. Mike Maloy officiated the ceremony at Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Powell of Jackson and Mr. More...

Memories & Recipes

Recipes to help save a dollar or two

January is coming to an end quickly but there are still cold days looming. Now, more than ever, we all need to be as conservative as possible. More...

Schools

Gordon, McCorquodale named to dean’s list at Cumberland School of Law

Two area residents have been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. They are Stephen Nathaniel Gordon of Grove Hill and William Franklin McCorquodale II of Jackson. More...

CCHS preparing for high school grad exams Feb. 28-March 4

If you’re like me, there are never enough hours in the day and you seem to always be pressed for time. Forgetfulness and procrastination and lack of time management often kick in. More...

Students cast in ‘Wizard of Oz’ play to be at BTAPC Feb. 19-21

BTAPC, partnering with Southern Choctaw High School, will be presenting the play The Wizard of Oz Saturday, Feb. 19, Sunday, Feb. 20 and Monday, Feb. 21. The entire cast consists of Junior and Senior high school students from SCHS. More...

Luker - Free Access

Hugh L. Luker, 66, of Myrtlewood died Jan. 30, 2011 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Miss. He was born June 5, 1944 in Clarke County, Alabama. He was a retired pipe fitter with Ingles Shipyard. More...

Carter - Free Access

John Christopher Carter Sr., 49, of Jackson died Feb. 6, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Dec. 20, 1961. He was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. He was a maintenance supervisor with BASF Chemical Corporation in McIntosh. More...

Finney out as coroner

New coroner misses bond filing deadline; Gov. Bentley will fill position by appointment

Mitchell “Mitch” Finney lost the office of Clarke County Coroner the day he took office because he did not file the required bond that day as required by law. Because the office is vacant, Gov. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Green

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

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 native of Leroy. He was a member of St. Union Missionary Baptist Church of Leroy at an early age. More...

Business

Jackson businesses continue to be plagued by burglaries

Jackson Police are investigating the latest in a string of burglaries that have plagued local businesses during the past month. According to Police Chief Charles Burge, Heather’s Tobacco reported $1,345 in cash missing, Jan. 19. Det. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

The actual process of hiring a coach

It is my understanding that a major coach, from a major college, in a major conference will not be taking either the Clarke County High or Jackson High vacant football job. More...

Compton scores 23 for CPS Gators

Clarke Prep School’s Caswell Compton scored 23 points for the Gators as they lost 57-34 to the Rebels of South Choctaw last Tuesday. Mrak Lear added seven points. Ty Ackerman had two points. More...

Lady Bulldogs give Lady Tigers a fight

Clarke County High School’s Lady Bulldogs had a late lead, then faltered as they lost 31-24 to the Lady Tigers of T.R. Miller in Grove Hill last Saturday. Geona Dial led the team with seven points and five rebounds. More...

Editorial

Inside the Statehouse

Lister Hill Alabama’s greatest U.S. senator

The overwhelming Republican tidal wave that engulfed the South in November basically washed away every white conservative Democrat in the region. More...

Gone South

Funerals, wills and words to ponder

The afternoon before Daddy died, he talked to my son and daughter over the phone. More...

This is not one of those ‘I told you so’ letters but...

Dear Editor, As I read the newpaper this past week I was sorry to hear about the dogbite which occured in town. I hope all concerned are doing well and are healing. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 25-Feb. 1 include: Golden Smith Phelon, 54, assault second degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Anthony Dillard McReynolds, to Stephanie Dionne Dean; Jessie James Young, to Karen Jean Jackson; Stephen Patrick Williamson, to Tracy Harvell Walker; Zannie Law, to Angela Brown; Johnny Ezell, to Noma Dell Parker. More...