March 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Barron - Free Access

Alice Jeannine Tucker Barron, 60, of Thomasville died March 25, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Dec. 31, 1950 in Grove Hill. She was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. She was a disbursing chief of the United States Marine Corps. More...

Anderson - Free Access

Lucille White Anderson, 88, died March 27, 2011. More...

COFFEEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL TO CLOSE - Free Access

The Clarke County Board of Education voted Thursday to close Coffeeville Elementary and High School at the end of this school year and to send students to schools in Grove Hill and Jackson when the new school year starts in August. More...

Will CHS get ax at mid-day BOE meeting?

Is the Clarke County Board of Education meeting being moved from its usual 4 p.m. time to 11 a.m. so there’ll be fewer citizens there? More...

Antique appraisal show benefits animal shelter

Are you curious about the value of grandpa’s old corn sheller? Or maybe Great Aunt Suzie’s beloved syrup pitcher? More...

Special Sections

Community

Deputies to get Chevy pickups over Dodge Chargers

Clarke County deputies will soon be patrolling in four-wheel drive Chevrolet pickups instead of the souped-up Dodge Chargers they now drive. More...

Hunting equipment stolen in Jackson

The Jackson Police Department reported the thefts of hunting equipment and cash during the past week. More...

Clarke sheriff ’s officers, task force working on drugs

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department and the First Judicial Drug Task Force executed several search warrants March 16-18 in an effort to combat illegal drugs, Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris reported this week. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

Baseball at its best takes some thought

There are two different schools when it comes to the game of baseball. There is the way I think...and then there is the other. Pretty simple really. Baseball is a game that requires thinking. It takes concentration and it takes discipline. More...

Bulldogs knock off LHS Bears

With runners at first and third base, the Clarke County High School Bulldogs were able to get the game winning run across and claim a 7-6 win over the Leroy Bears Monday night at the Gerald Stephens Sports Complex. More...

Gators blank Sparta Warriors

The Clarke Prep School Gators beat the Sparta Warriors 8-0 last Friday in an area contest in Grove Hill. Jason Gates pitched six and one-third innings, striking out 12 to get the win. More...

Lifestyle

Sandflat residents pulling for George the Bald Eagle

A bald eagle named George by some local residents is now getting treatment at Auburn University’s Raptor Center. The eagle was most recently seen flying around Shelton Jackson’s property in the Sandflat area. More...

Dogs and pet lovers have fun in Fulton

Big dogs, little dogs, fat dogs, skinny dogs, yappy dogs and quiet dogs...Fulton literally went to the dogs Saturday! The Voice for the Animals group hosted a 5K run and a one-mile pet trot to benefit animal efforts and a county shelter. More...

Memories & Recipes

Recipes for new cooks

I've been cooking so long that I tend to forget about the new cooks out there. I was asked for a very basic recipe the other day and started remembering that I really did not know my way around the kitchen when I first started cooking for a family. More...

Morgan - Free Access

Frances Elizabeth Morgan, 92, of Jackson died March 28, 2011 at her residence. She was born June 18, 1918 in Monroeville. She was a member of the Gainestown United Methodist Church. She was the last of eight children. She was a homemaker. More...

Pope - Free Access

Gladys Reid Pope, 93, of Thomasville died March 22, 2011 at her residence. She was born Dec. 6, 1917 in Tallahatta Springs. She was a member of Elam Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

McIntyre - Free Access

Vivian Bell McIntyre, 85, of Grove Hill died March 21, 2011 at his residence. He was born June 3, 1925 in Chilton. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II. More...

Coate - Free Access

Ann Rone Coate, 52, of Thomasville died March 26, 2011 at her residence. She was born Sept. 7, 1958 in Jackson. She was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church of Leroy. She was a homemaker. More...

Chinese copper tubing plant to locate in Thomasville

Gov. Robert Bentley to announce Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc. Monday morning

Gov. Robert Bentley will announce Monday that Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc. will locate a $100 million plant in Thomasville that will employ 300 people. More...

Opening the door for Shelby

U.S. Sen. More...

Woman beaten, thrown from automobile

On Tuesday morning, March 22, Grove Hill police officers and Clarke County Sheriff's Department officers responded to a female lying on the side of Old Highway 5 just north of Grove Hill. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gowan

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...

Jordan

Barbara R. Jordan, 72, of Grove Hill died March 21, 2011. She was born Aug. 8, 1938 in Perth, New York. She was a member of Witch Creek Baptist Church. More...

Card of Thanks

Words cannot express our gratitude for your calls, prayers and acts of kindness during the loss of our loved one, Charles L. More...

Business

Barber shop on Courthouse Square

A ribbon-cutting was held at TLC’s Courtfront Barber Shop in the Garrick building in Grove Hill Friday. The business opened last fall and is owned by Tommie L. Chapman. More...

New industry, expansion likely near in T’ville

Legal notices for Golden Dragon, Lakeside

It appears that a Chinese copper tubing plant that has been rumored for weeks may be about to become a reality in Thomasville. More...

To keep ‘Cadillac’ health insurance plan, GH workers will pay increase

The Grove Hill Town Council has opted to keep what it termed a “Cadillac” Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance plan for its employees but to pass on a $59 a month increase in the plan to employees. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet Thursday, March 24 at 11 a.m. in the Media Center (library) at Wilson Hall Middle School in Grove Hill. This is a change in the meeting time from previous announcements. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Grove Hill Baptist Church will have a six-week women’s Bible study class entitled “The Fazzled Female,” beginning Thursday, March 24 through Thursday, April 28 from 12 until 1 p.m. at Christie Merck’s house. More...

Editorial

A crucial matter at odd time, place

A day of reckoning for Coffeeville High School may be at hand. The school is Item 8 on the Clarke County Board of Education’s agenda Thursday at Wilson Hall Middle School. More...

We are optimistic

Gov. Robert Bentley can’t keep a secret. More...

Stay out of Libya

Who does President Obama think he is? President W. Bush? Obama got elected promising to get us out of Afghanistan and Iraq. Last week he got us into another war, with Libya. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 15-22 include: Valarie Nichole Patrick, 40, theft of property first degree, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Stephen Michael Frye, to Laurie Elizabeth Lambard; Timothy Wayne Bates Jr., to Renee Nicole Wilson; Timothy Charles Hicks, to Kathryn Dauphin Chandler. More...

Schools

Correction: Tyra’s name left off WHMS honor roll

Tyra Williams’ name was omitted from the Wilson Hall Middle School honor roll published in last week’s paper. Tyra should have been included on the fifth grade A/B honor roll. More...

Cheerleading squad places first in national competition

Aja Horne, a member of the Newnan Southern Stars cheerleading team placed first at the Spirit National Championship in Charlotte, N.C. on Jan. 20. She is the daughter of Jaworski and Chanda Horne. Grandparents are Butch and Cindy Horne of Whatley. More...