February 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hinson - Free Access

Fred L. Hinson, 86, of Thomasville died Feb. 8, 2011. More...

Hill - Free Access

Kathleen Shamburger "Bean" Hill, 95, of Thomasville died Feb. 10, 2011 at Robertsdale Health Care. More...

Woods - Free Access

Linda Faye Woods, 54, of Chatom died Feb. 1, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was a native of Sunflower.  More...

More than law enforcement on sheriff ’s plate

Sheriff Ray Norris shared some of his frustrations of trying to get a handle on personnel and financial matters in the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department and Jail with county commissioners Tuesday. More...

TOWN HALL? CHURCH? SPORTS BAR?

Local church likely buying building

Grace Baptist Church is aparently purchasing the old Medicine Chest building for a new sanctuary although the sale has not been finalized. The church has been meeting in the old Brady Hardware building since it was organized. More...

Vandalism said a continuing problem at S. P. Hudson Park

The Grove Hill Town Council agreed Monday to get quotes from local contractors for needed repairs at S. P. Hudson Park. The town hopes to have repairs made before the spring ball season starts although tryouts are slated this Saturday. More...

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Rumored rape said real

An alleged rape in Marengo County that was rumored and talked about for days actually happened, a Marengo County newspaper reported but there are still few details and lawmen are not talking much. More...

Accused shoplifters arrested

Jackson Police reported the arrests of several people last week accused of shoplifting items from several stores in town. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, the CVS, Ramey’s Pic-NSav and Wal-Mart stores reported thefts. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Grove Hill Dixie Youth baseball and softball leagues will have try-outs Saturday, February 12 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Hudson Park. Coach Pitch players (7 & 8-years-old) will go until 10 a.m. More...

Church News

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...

Indian Ridge Church observing Black History each Sunday in February

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church began its service Jan. 16 with its regular order of service. The church was very spiritual. More...

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

On your knees the safest place

Some mountain climbers attempted to scale the Matterhorn. One narrow passage was dangerously steep. Just as they rounded a sharp curve an angry gust of wind swept down upon them. “Get down on your knees,” cried the guide. More...

Lifestyle

Memories & Recipes

Cold weather money-saving recipes shared

So far, I have given you some three in one meals using five pounds of ground meat and a small shank portion precooked ham. This week I’ll give you three in one recipes for using one 10 pound bag of chicken legs and thighs. More...

A bench for the park

The North Allen Homemakers Club recently contributed a metal park bench for the Laurie Carleton Park on the courthouse square in Grove Hill. More...

Variety of animal issues to be talked at M’ville seminar

The Alabama Humane Federation is sponsoring a oneday seminar at Alabama Southern Community College in Monroeville Friday, Feb. 25. More...

Schools

CCHS counselor’s work recognized

Some people are just natural born leaders and some are just meant to be followers. Everybody has a different purpose in life, and some fulfill their purpose easier than others. More...

McCants - Free Access

Rev. Clayton C. McCants Sr., 75, of Antioch died Feb. 14, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Lelia McCants, Antioch; two sons, Clyaton C. McCants Jr., Mobile, Daniel McCants, Killeen, Texas; one daughter, Carolyn Clarke, Atlanta, Ga. More...

Wright - Free Access

Gerald Lynch Wright, 93, of Pine Hill died Feb. 7, 2011 at J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden. He was born June 19, 1917 in Pine Hill. He was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church. More...

Holliday - Free Access

Harold Norman Holliday Sr., 77, of Mobile, died Feb. 11, 2011 at a Mobile hospital. He was born Dec. 11, 1933. He was a native of Hinds County, Miss., having moved to Clarke County at an early age. More...

DeVane - Free Access

Audrey Gilmore DeVane, 86, of Silas died Feb. 6, 2011 in Mobile. She was born July 20, 1924. More...

Garner - Free Access

Eugene "Honey Bunch" Garner Jr., 78, of Sunflower died Feb. 8, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital. More...

TOWN HALL? CHURCH? SPORTS BAR?

GH Council nixes old Medicine Chest for a new town hall

Grove Hill council members were cool to Mayor Jerry Newton’s proposal that the town buy the old Medicine Chest pharmacy for a new town hall. He got a slowly made motion to buy the building but it died for lack of a second. More...

Tax preparer arrested for bogus refunds

Monroeville woman who had office in Thomasville accused of stealing nearly $600,000

Tax season is here and taxpayers everywhere are filing or working on their 2010 tax returns. Commercial tax preparers are busy. Except for a Monroeville woman who has been charged with stealing nearly $600,000 through fraudulent refunds. More...

Snake’s squirrel dinner interrupted

This photograph is a bit dated but it is too bizarre not to share. Lois and Buster Andrews submitted the unusual photo. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bumpers

Keeble M. Bumpers, 92, of Jackson died Feb. 8, 2011 in an area hospital. She was born June 12, 1918. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a retired machine operator with Vanity Fair. More...

Carter

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...

Gould

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...

Sports

Sports Scene

No man is an island

I guess it can be called one of those surreal moments that you can recall where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news... one of those earthshattering events that can define a point in time. More...

Is Powell next in line for Aggies?

How will that affect CCHS coach search

Like the manager of the New York Yankees going to the Boston Red Sox or the head coach from Auburn going to Alabama, the rivalry that is Jackson-Leroy just got kicked up several notches as Leroy Bear coach Danny Powell will likely be named the next f More...

CCHS hoop teams prepare for area

Lady Bulldogs to battle Bayside Aca.

The Lady Bulldogs of Clarke County High gave a hard fight but came up just short 38-35 to the Lady Aggies of Jackson High School last Friday night in the first round of the Clarke County Tournament in Thomasville. More...

Editorial

Grove Hill Town Hall can be expanded

More room is needed at the Grove Hill Town Hall but rather than dividing the municipal and police departments as have been suggested, there is enough room on the existing property to expand the building and keep all of the government operations intac More...

Beautifying Main St.

A tip of the hat to Martha and Jim Herod and Martha’s sister Frances Ohme for their efforts to beautify a small lot the sisters own on Main Street in front of the courthouse. More...

Riley for president?

Bob Riley for president? Bob Riley, the former governor of Alabama? President of the United States? The Washington Times, D.C.’s conservative newspaper, started the talk in 2009 with a complimentary opinion piece and editorial. More...

Records

County Records

Marriage license applications Christopher Thomas Walker, to Ashley Nicole Spears; Kent F. Dearmon, to Linda M. Baugh; James Matthew Lloyd, to Arley Danielle Hayes; Lee Earnest Nelson, to Debra Ann Roberson. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 1-Feb. 8 include: Sherwood Parnell, 44, theft of property first degree, $15,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Food ratings shared

Clarke County most recent food and lodging establishment ratings are told: Trey’s, Thomasville, 84. GOCO’s #6, Coffeeville, 85. Bertile’s, Grove Hill, 87. Thomasville Nursing Home, 89. More...