March 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hill - Free Access

Annie Etheridge Hill, 95, of Dixons Mills died March 3, 2011 at her residence. She was born Aug. 23, 1915 in Dixons Mills. She was a member of the Dixons Mills Baptist Church where she was a longtime Sunday school teacher. More...

Watson - Free Access

Ernest Ray Watson, 76, of Jackson died March 4, 2011 at his residence. He was born June 1, 1934. He was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church. More...

Where did 2,034 folks go?

Clarke County’s population, along with that of 29 of Alabama’s 67 counties— almost half—declined from 2000 to 2010, according to U.S. Census figures released last week. More...

TEACHERS OF THE YEAR RECOGNIZED

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh recognized Clarke County’s teachers of the year at last week’s school board meeting. More...

Special Sections

Community

Rolling meth lab found in shoplifter’s car

Two women arrested after a shoplifting call at the Jackson Walmart face illegal drug charges after police found what they believed to be a mobile methamphetamine lab in their vehicle. More...

Tommie Horsley remembered for work with CM Gas but for much more too

Tommie Lee Horsley’s friends and coworkers remembered him not only for his talents in the natural gas arena and running the natural gas utility Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District but also for his compassion and love for people and his hobby of More...

Audit shows Grove Hill in good financial shape

Grove Hill got a good audit report last week, with the auditor saying the town is in “very good shape if the economy gets worse.” More...

Sports

FINAL 4!

CCHS Bulldogs back in B’ham for championship tournament!

For the third time in five years the Clarke County High School Bulldogs have advanced to the Class 3A Final Four championship round of the high school playoffs. More...

STATE CHAMPS

The Clarke Prep School Powwerlifting team won the Class 2A State Championship last week at Pickens Academy. More...

Jason Massey named new coach at CCHS

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs have a new football coach and Athletics Director as Jason Massey was approved by the board last Thursday. “We are excited about the hiring of Coach Massey,” CCHS Principal Debra Dennis said. More...

Lifestyle

Events slated to benefit Clarke animal shelter

Last year, former Governor Bob Riley declared the week of March 6 as the ‘Week for the Animals.” The timing of this week of recognition couldn’t be better, especially for those of us in Clarke County who will have ample opportunitie More...

Memories & Recipes

Versatile black-eyed peas

We’ll change from the three in one series after this week. However, my aim is still to show myself and others that there are definite ways to save on your grocery spending. More...

New Arrival

Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Roemen Jr. (nee Jennifer Phillips), of Jackson announce the arrival of their son, Loid Samuel, born January 17, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary. He weighed seven lbs., three ozs. and measured 20 inches. More...

Reynolds - Free Access

Emma Lee Reynolds, 87, of Blount County died March 4, 1923. More...

Murphy - Free Access

Mary Isabell Murphy, 73, of Grove Hill died March 6, 2011 in a Mobile area hospital. She was born Dec. 6, 1937 in Washington County. She was a housewife. More...

Lyles - Free Access

Evelyn Bridges Lyles, 70, of Thomasville died March 3, 2011 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center. She was born Nov. 7, 1940 in Rayford, Fla. She was a member of the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church. She was a writer for The Thomasville Times. More...

Crow - Free Access

Earl James Crow, 90, of Thomasville died Feb. 26, 2011 at his residence. More...

Legislators facing tough decisions in regular session

Local legislators expect to tackle some of Alabama’s biggest budget problems ever, which might increase the number of students per teacher and cause other service cuts, as they gathered in Montgomery Tuesday to begin the 2011 regular legislativ More...

Morgan named new district judge

Finney keeps coroner’s job

Gov. Robert Bentley didn’t delay in naming a replacement for retiring Clarke County District Judge Bill Kimbrough. J. R. More...

Judgment against ex- Judge DuBose overturned

A $1.2 million judgment against ousted Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose has been overturned by the Alabama Supreme Court, it was announced Friday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chancey

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 Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and nanny. More...

Horsley

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...

Sullivan

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

Business

Mike Reeves Automotive opens in Grove Hill

Mike Reeves Automotive had their ribbon cutting ceremony last Friday, several town and chamber officials were on hand for the ceremony. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center will sponsor a photography workshop with Steven Bagley Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. This will be a beginner/intermediate workshop but advanced is welcome. Camera and flash drive are not mandatory. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

The El Shaddai AOH Church family will continue its 22nd Pastoral Appreciation Service Thursday, March 3 and end Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. nightly. More...

Editorial

Bloodletting

The bloodletting is about to begin. It is a little ironic that the man holding the scalpel and overseeing the cutting is a physician, Gov. Robert Bentley. More...

Pay cuts—later

Already, just one day into the Alabama legislative session, Democrat and Republican lawmakers have already found common ground: Despite the state’s dire financial situation, there will be no reduction of legislative pay. More...

Kill the messenger

In medieval times, it wasn’t uncommon for a messenger with the task of having to deliver unpleasant news to the king or queen to be rewarded for his words by losing his head. More...

Records

Indictments issued by Clarke County Grand Jury

Below are individuals who were indicted by the recent Clarke County Grand Jury. Kevin Ray Barnett, community notification act-minor, community notification act-moving. Kelly Dee Bates, two counts theft of property first degree. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applica tions Michael Neil Taylor, to Shana Renee Gates. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Feb. More...

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 22- March 1 include: Kinorda Martin House, 18, burglary third degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Schools

School board makes hirings official

New CCHS, JHS coaches

Danny Powell was hired as Jackson High School’s football coach and athletic director and Jason Massey was hired in the same positions at Clarke County High School last Thursday. Both coaches will be moving from Leroy High School. More...

‘Give my regards to Broadway’

Broadway performer and former Rockette visits local schools

Judine Sommerville, a Broadway performer and former Rockette from New York City, visited Clarke County Friday, Feb. 18. She spoke to students and performed at Clarke County High School Friday morning and at Jackson High School Friday afternoon. More...