February 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Sullivan - Free Access

Enoch Hugh Sullivan, 79, of St. Stephens died Feb. 23, 2011 in a Mobile area hospital.. More...

Horsley - Free Access

Tommie Lee Horsley, 54, of Jackson died Feb. 23, 2011 at Springhill Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 30, 1956. He was a member of Steelwood Golf Association in Loxley, the NWTF and the Clarke County Trappers Association. More...

CCHS restroom fight captured on video

A fight in a boys restroom at Clarke County High School Friday was recorded by a student on a cell phone’s video and has been repeatedly passed around. More...

Clarke native elected new state Republican chairman

Stopping to talk with a fellow Clarke Countian Friday night before his election in Montgomery Saturday as chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, Bill Armistead was already looking ahead. More...

Special Sections

Community

Mayor Long gives highlights of Jackson’s progress in address

“As it takes a community to raise a child it also takes a community to run a city,” said Jackson Mayor Richard Long during the third annual “State of the City” address hosted by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Special computer line will connect 911 and lawmen

A computer communication line called a T1 line will be installed between the Clarke County E-911 Center and the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department, county commissioners decided Tuesday, acting on a request from Sheriff Ray Norris. More...

Commissioners OK $10 rate instead of $20 for housing Choctaw inmates in Clarke Jail

‘A Good Neighbor’

In an effort to be a “good neighbor,” Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris and county commissioners Tuesday backed off of an earlier commitment to charge Choctaw County $20 a day to house its inmates and instead agreed to a $10 a day fee, the More...

Sports

AREA DIAMONDS HEAT UP

Baseball started Monday, softball to follow soon JHS Aggies see mix of youth, experience

The Jackson Aggies will be a diverse mix of experience and youth as they look to go past their 25-8 record from 2010. We have some experience and a lot of youth on this team,” Head Coach Jason Jones said. More...

CCHS Bulldogs return bevy of talent for 2011

With one infield position open from last year, and the entire pitching staff returning, expectations are high for the Clarke County High Bulldogs baseball team in 2011. More...

CPS Lady Gators return eight starters off state tournament team

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators enter the 2011 softball season with a eight of nine returning starters as well as younger players who will be looked on to help. More...

Lifestyle

Clarke cattlemen meet

The Clarke County Cattleman’s Association held its annual meeting in Grove Hill Saturday night. At top, Cattlewomen’s scholarship winners were presented by chairperson Ann Harison. More...

Memories & Recipes

1 potato, 2 potato, 3 potato...

Continuing the 3 in 1 series, let’s take a look at a vegetable. One 10 lb. bag of russet potatoes can yield at least three meals and, depending on the prepared dish and the family size, possibly even more. More...

Confederates in Montgomery

Confederate re-enactors and enthusiasts converged on Montgomery this past weekend for a 150th anniversary re-enactment of Jefferson Davis taking the oath of president of the Confederate States of Ame More...

Raybon - Free Access

L.C. "Tinkey" Raybon Jr., 70, of Fulton died Feb. 23, 2011 at his residence. He was born Feb. 20, 1941 in Fulton. He was a veteran of the United States Army. More...

Cassity - Free Access

Gladys Wilkerson Cassity, 78, of Gallion died Feb. 24, 2011 at her residence. She was born April 24, 1932 in Thomasville. He was a member of the Cornerstone Church. She was a retired examiner with Vanity Fair. More...

Chancey - Free Access

Debra Ann Chancey, 58, of Jackson died Feb. 24, 2011 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. She was born Nov. 5, 1952. She was a member of Stave Creek. She was a loving wife, mother and nanny. More...

Foreman - Free Access

Henry "Bon" Foreman, 86, died Feb. 8, 2011. He was born Oct. 17, 1924 to the late Carrie and Alfred Foreman. More...

Reed - Free Access

Baby Leon Antwone Reed, Jr., 1 year and 11 months old died Feb. 21, 2011 at his mother’s home. He was born March 2, 2009 in Jackson to the parentage of Leon Antwone Reed, Sr., and Lashana Taylor. More...

Governor: ‘Jobs are coming to Thomasville’

Gov. Bentley details need for jobs in state and holds Thomasville up as an example of jobs that are coming

In a speech that was long on the state’s problems but short on solutions, Gov. Robert Bentley did say more jobs would help and mentioned a specific state locality where jobs are coming: Thomasville. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Blair

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

Dyess

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...

Agee

Shelia Lynn Agee, 52, of Thomasville died Feb. 16, 2011 in Shubuta, Miss. She was born Sept. 26, 1958 in Quitman, Miss. She was a nurse. More...

Business

Real estate losses are blamed for USBI’s fourth quarter loss

T’ville-based financial institution posts a profit for 2010 but cuts dividend due to economy’s ‘adverse effects’

United Security Bancshares, Inc. [USBI] posted a profit for 2010 of $2.1 million but lost $1.2 million in the fourth quarter as it again wrote down the value of foreclosed real estate. More...

Craig Nelson joins First United Security as executive vice president, chief credit officer

Craig Nelson has recently joined the senior management team of First United Security Bank, as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Emergency Management Agency will have its third Storm Spotter Training Course Thursday, Feb. 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the EMA’s office at the Clarke County Courthouse. Seating is limited to the first 40 participants. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Truevine Baptist Church of Dickinson will have a love program Saturday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. for Tommie and Joan Shell (Hill) Stabler in the loss of their home. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Missing the shot in Coffeeville

An experienced hunter knows that if he is going after a big prey—a rare black panther, for instance— he needs to make sure his gun is loaded and his sights are trued. More...

Gone South

Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler, Bubba!

When I was young, growing up in the 1950s in South Alabama, I dreaded this time of year. The dark of winter is still upon us and spring seems a long time coming. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Sen. Heflin describes a Republican

One of the most humorous and entertaining political orators we have witnessed in Alabama political lore was our former U.S. Senator Howell Heflin. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 15-22 include: Kevin Lamar Pritchett, 18, distribution of a controlled substance, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Contarus Lamond Coleman, to Lashandra Michelle Hill; Scott Richard Grulke, to Pamela L. More...

Schools

Farm-City poster and essay winners

The winners in the Farm City Poster and Essay Contest are pictured, front row (L to R): Addison Parrish, Thomasville Middle School, 1st place 4th-6th grades; Virginia Hodge, Clarke Prep School, 1st P More...

Rosenwald schools topic for Clarke Historical Society meeting Sunday in Grove Hill

The Clarke County Historical Society meets this Sunday, Feb. 27 at Grove Hill Town Hall to hear a program titled, “Thank you, Mr. Rosenwald: A Chapter from the History of Alabama Education and African- American Education in the South.” More...

Recycling at CPS

Vivian Gilmore, left, 7th grade SGA representative, is taking part in the recycling effort going on at Clarke Prep School while Anna Morgan Duke, right, 7th grade Beta Club member, is participating i More...