March 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Meetings to talk four-laning 43 fromT’ville to Demopolis

Thomasville meeting is March 28 at ASCC

“Public involvement meetings” are scheduled by the Alabama Department of Transportation to show plans for four-laning Highway 43 from Thomasville to Demopolis. More...

Washed out

The rebuilt dam at the old Wilson Mill site was breached by the heavy rains last Tuesday and Wednesday, March 8 and 9 and washed out the Millpond Road. More...

Special Sections

Community

Woman charged with cutting teen in Jackson

A Jackson teenager was hospitalized Friday, March 11, for cuts and stab wounds he received during an altercation with a 21-year-old female across the street from the Jackson Police Department. More...

Still cleaning up the beach

If you think all of the beach cleanup work from the BP oil spill is done on Alabama’s beaches, think again. More...

Congress Reports

Federal spending showdown in full swing

When Speaker John Boehner took the gavel from Nancy Pelosi in January, he threw down the gauntlet; issuing a direct challenge to Congress’ unsustainable deficit spending addiction. More...

Sports

Lady Gators edged by Marengo 3-1

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators suffered a tough 3-1 loss to the defending state champions Lady Longhorns of Marengo Academy Monday afternoon. Marengo and CPS are looked at by many to be two of the top teams in Class AA. More...

Bulldogs sweep road DH

Payne Wilson delivered the key hit in the last inning as the Clarke County Bulldogs came from behind to beat South Lamar 10-9 last Saturday. More...

CPS Gators fall to JA Eagles in tourney

The Clarke Prep School Gators were edged 11-10 last Saturday in the championship of the JA Invitational Tournament. More...

Editorial

Novel idea: Budgets based on reality

The Alabama Legislature—the Alabama Republican Legislature, in fact—must be commended for tackling a long-standing budgeting problem. More...

The boat sails

Mobile was still reeling from the loss of the EADS tanker contract when it was hit with a come-from-behind punch by Carnival Cruise Lines last week. More...

Japan’s woes

The tragedy that is still unfolding in Japan after an 8.9 earthquake rocked the island nation is almost incomprehensible to those of us watching from around the globe. The quake and the resulting tsunami has killed at least 10,000 people. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 8-15 include: Ronald Lester Jones, 60, drivers license suspended/ revoked, $500 bond, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Roderick Termaine Moore, to Kenyatta Scherrie Malone; Charlie Ladale Dixon, to Vernae West; Markus Jaquai Foreman, to Cecily Nicole Creer; Randall Keith Richardson, to Nancy Carol Clolinger; John Terrell Cowan, to Sheryl More...

Gowan - Free Access

Velma E. Gowan, 98, of Pine Hill died March 12, 2011 at her residence. She was born April 12, 1912 in Arlington. She was a member of the Sunny South Baptist Church. She was a member of the Lady Gideons. More...

Man shot and killed in Jackson

Alleged shooter charged with murder

A Jackson man was charged with murder Sunday, March 13, following the shooting death of a Leroy man. More...

Mulch going on at new mill

The mulcher is mulching at Grove Hill Forest Products, turning cypress logs into landscaping mulch. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rodgers

Eunice Dickinson Rodgers, 84, of Whatley died March 10, 2011. She was born Jan. 12, 1927 to the parentage of the late Gene Dickinson and Louella Hill. She was a homemaker. More...

Davis

Amos Ray Monroe Davis, 65, of Gainestown died March 9, 2011 in an area Assisted Living Facility. He was born July 5, 1945 in Brewton. He was a member of Jones Chapel Congregational Methodist Church at Perry’s Chapel. More...

Parten

Bessie Elizabeth Parten, 87, of Demopolis died March 4, 2011 at her residence. She was born Jan. 12, 1924 in Whistler. She was a member of the Nicholsville Baptist Church. She was a retired seamstress. More...

Business

Peebles to become Goody’s

Jackson clothing retailer Peebles will soon have a new name. Peebles, located in the Jackson Square Shopping Center, will become Goody’s next month. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Area loggers and contract haulers are invited to attend a meeting Thursday, March 17 at 7 p.m. at the McConnell’s Logging Shop in Whatley to discuss high fuel prices and other problems facing the industry. State Sen. More...

Church News

Black History programs at Indian Ridge Baptist

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its regular service Feb. 13 along with a short Black History program being presented by the Bible class on this Sunday. The entire church played the Bible sweethearts matching game quiz. More...

Researching black gospel

On Feb. More...

Church Announcements

Cornerstone Baptist hosting Systematic Theology series

The Cornerstone Baptist Church of Grove Hill announces the resumption of the One-Stop biblical DVD teaching series, beginning Tuesday, March 22. Each Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

Hummingbird reported at local feeder

Mitchel and Barbara Jay of Hurricane Lane, Grove Hill reported a male hummingbird at their feeder Tuesday, March 15. Bird watchers anxiously await the first purple martins and the first hummingbirds of the season. More...

Food/lodging ratings told

Clarke County Weekly Food/Lodging Establishment Ratings from the week of Feb. 28-22 Clarke Prep School, Grove Hill, 88. Norman Foods, Thomasville, 88. Pizza Pro, Jackson, 88. Gilmore Elementary School, Jackson, 89. Subway (Hwy. 43), Thomasville, 89. More...

Memories & Recipes

Sammy’s Bayou Bisque ushers in summertime

I'll say it again— WOOHOO! —summer is on the way! Summer for me makes me think of sunshine, swimming, sand and seafood. I love the casual attitudes of summer at the beach. Sammy Hutto brought me a preview of what's coming soon. More...

Schools

AU professor earns UA’s oustanding alumnus in journalism award

The University of Alabama selected Ed Williams, a journalism professor in the College of Liberal Arts, as its Outstanding Alumnus of the Year in Journalism. Williams is from Owassa in Conecuh County. More...

James Thomas receives bachelor’s degree from Grantham University

James Thomas of Grove Hill graduated from Grantham University in February 2011. Thomas earned a Bachelor of Science Business Administration. More...

New UWA SGA officers

Newly elected University of West Alabama Student Government Association officers are, from left, Nicholas Finch, Toddtown, business manager; Keonna Echols, Tuscaloosa, secretary; Colby Cork, Hayden, More...