February 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Blair - Free Access

Nell Boswell Blair, 93, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. died Feb. 17, 2011. More...

Dyess - Free Access

Morris Wilson Dyess, 73, of Grove Hill died Feb. 15, 2011 in a Mobile area hospital. He was born Dec. 17, 1937. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church. More...

District Judge Bill Kimbrough retiring March 1

Clarke County District Judge Bill Kimbrough is retiring March 1 after 16 years on the bench. Kimbrough, a resident of Thomasville and an attorney there, was appointed to the position by then-Gov. More...

Clarke Relay for Life events earn national recognition

All three of Clarke County’s Relay for Life events were recently recognized nationally for their 2010 fundraising efforts. More...

Special Sections

Community

Jackson sales taxes said up significantly

During his comments during the Jackson City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 8, Mayor Richard Long reported that the city’s sales tax revenue had significantly increased when compared to figures from the same time last year. More...

Death investigated as apparent suicide

In the middle of a drug bust roundup Friday, lawmen were called to investigate an apparent suicide on Highway 69 north of Jackson. Someone discovered the body of Joseph Aubrey Jr. More...

Improvement efforts recognized

Jordan’s Cleaners and Bliss Boutique owners Randy and Karen Brooks and Miranda Brooks Richardson were presented the first Community Beautification Award by the Grove Hill Development Board last More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Department of Human Resources will have its quarterly board meeting Thursday, Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m. in the DHR’s board room located at 22609 Highway 84 in Grove Hill. Lou I. Boykin is the director. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational type singing Saturday, Feb. 19 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join in. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Doggone it

The recent incident of a jogger being dogbitten as she ran along Church Street in the middle of Grove Hill did not have to happen. More...

From Our Files

50 years ago More...

Gone South

What I did for Black History Month

I went to see Bill Cosby in Birmingham. Now, celebrating Black History Month was not the reason for going. I went because my bride got us tickets for Christmas. We are both big fans. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 8-15 include: Lemetric Lanell Williams, 36, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Rcords

Marriage license applications Jerome B. Council Jr., to Celeste Malone; Joshua William Robinson, to Mallory Lauren Hicks; Darin Jerome Rogers, to Llwanna Sherelle Bryant. More...

Wright - Free Access

Gerald Lynch Wright, 93, of Pine Hill died Feb. 7, 2011 at J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden. More...

Green - Free Access

Louise Anderson Green, 84, of Surginer died Feb. 13, 2011 at her residence. She was born Nov. 23, 1926 in Surginer. More...

Agee - Free Access

Shelia Lynn Agee, 52, of Thomasville died Feb. 16, 2011 in Shubuta, Miss. She was born Sept. More...

DRUG BUST ARRESTS

Law enforcement officers from five counties joined agents from the First Judicial Drug Task Force (Task Force One) Friday, Feb. 11, in conducting a countywide roundup of accused drug offenders in Clarke County. More...

Grand jurors say probate judge needs more room

Just four years after a $3.56 million addition was made to the courthouse and new quarters provided for the probate judge, that office is said to be cramped and in need of more room. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Holliday

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...

Hinson

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

Wright

Gerald Lynch Wright, 93, of Pine Hill died Feb. 7, 2011 at J. Paul Jones Hospital in Camden. More...

Sports

CCHS teams storm into sub-state

Bulldogs win area tourney, to host Catholic Friday

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs jumped all over the Admirals of Bayside Academy to win 51-41, claiming the Class 3A Area 1 tournament title Monday night in Daphne. More...

CCHS teams storm into sub-state

Lady Bulldogs set to visit Montgomery Academy

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs fell 41-16 to the Lady Tigers of T.R. Miller Saturday afternoon in the 3A Area 1 tournament championship. More...

THS’ Hayes commits to Alabama

Several media outlets around the state reported Monday that Thomasville’s Tyler Hayes, the MVP of the Class 4A game against Deshler, had committed to play for the University of Alabama. More...

Lifestyle

Birds ’n Stuff

Jones visitor stayed up all night!

Randy and Susan Jones shared a picture of the Screech Owl that nested in their yard last year. More...

Tasty recipes from classic Clarke County cookbooks

Dry Lima Beans By Glenda Allen 1 lb. dry lima beans 1 small onion, chopped 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 1/2 tsp. liquid smoke 2 ham hocks 1 qt. water 2 Tbsp. bacon grease 1 Tbsp. salt More...

Mardi Gras events in Jackson, T’ville

Want to party for Mardi Gras? Mobile and New Orleans offer fun but this year, Jackson and Thomasville are hosting parades, dances and more. Jackson The Jackson Women’s League will hold the first Mardi Gras event in that city this weekend. More...

Schools

Students to get Mardi Gras Day

The Clarke County Board of Education approved a revised school calendar Tuesday that gives students Mardi Gras Day, March 8, off as a weather day, assuming it isn’t needed between now and then. The day will be an in-service day for teachers. More...

Clarke school counselors honored

The counselors in the Clarke County Schools were recognized and honored by students, faculty, and staff during the week of February 7-11, National School Counseling Week. More...

Schools aid Salvation Army

The Salvation Army had another successful bell ringing season at local schools. The Top Fundraising School was Sweet Water High School where students collected $1,185. More...