March 31, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

SCHOOL BOARD PULLS PLUG ON C’VILLE

The closing of Coffeeville High School has been talked for years. More...

Bassett Creek Confederate soldiers remembered

A small mortar made a loud noise as it was fired by a reenactor in the Bassetts Creek Cemetery Sunday in honor of Confederate soldiers buried there. More...

Special Sections

Community

New Jax fire station bid at $1.76 million

The Jackson City Council at its March 22 meeting accepted the low bid of Assurance Service Group of Thomasville to construct a new downtown fire station. More...

Citizen of Year

Jackson Mayor Richard Long was honored as the city’s Citizen of the Year last Thursday at a banquet and program in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church. More...

Four-lane plans shown

The Alabama Department of Transportation held a meeting at Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville Monday evening for the public to see proposed plans for four-laning Highway 43 between Tho More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Help “Paint the Town Purple!” In conjunction with the Grove Hill Relay for Life event, please consider purchasing a purple bow to be displayed on your business or home door or mailbox. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Grove Hill Baptist Church has a number of events and activities slated. More...

Editorial

Closing CHS

Perhaps the closing of Coffeeville High School was inevitable but we still don’t think the citizens there were given a complete explanation as to the closing. They certainly were not treated right. More...

Editor’s Notes

More sweet tea?

If you don’t have dinner plans Thursday night, March 31, come eat at the Magnolia Grill. You might be lucky enough to have me wait on you. More...

Gone South

Surviving spring break

Friday, March 11, I loaded up four teenage boys and a dog and, with a heady mixture of fear and anxiety, I took off with the crew for the Gulf Coast. More...

Records

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Marquice Kenyon Jackson, to Penelope Ratcliff; Nelson Lee Sears, to Amber Lee Mc- Nider; Richard Brandon Gates, to Ashley Marie Griffin; Samuel Jason Carter, to Amanda Michelle Savage; Robert Lance Criswell, to Catherine More...

Food/loging places ratings

Clarke County Weekly Food/Lodging EstablishmentRatings from the week of March 8-23Pizza Pro, Thomasville, 85.Greer’s Food Tiger/Market, Grove Hill, 87.Burger House, Jackson, 88.Windtree Inn, Grove Hill, 90.Reeves Grocery, Jackson, 91.Choctaw Bl More...

McNider - Free Access

John Bruce McNider, 64, of Morvin died April 1, 2011 at his residence. He was born June 16, 1946 in Selma. He was a member of Forest Springs Baptist Church. He was a cattleman. More...

Norris - Free Access

W.J. Norris Jr., 83, of Sweet Water died April 1, 2011 at his residence. He was born Oct. 26, 1927 in Sweet Water. He was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church. He was a retired paper mill scaleman. More...

Armistead - Free Access

Sidney Armond "Rip" Armistead, 84, of Grove Hill died April 1, 2011 in Meridian, Miss. He was born Aug. 23, 1926. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Grove Hill. He was a retired Circuit Clerk for Clarke County. More...

Man pleas to machete murder

A man accused of nearly decapitating a man with a machete and then setting fire to the house to cover the murder was given a life sentence last week. Jihad Abdur Rauf, 55, also known as Charles E. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Burroughs

Vertice Burroughs, 73, of Grove Hill died March 26, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born Sept. More...

Anderson

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

Morgan

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...

Sports

CCHS captures 12-inning thriller

It took 12 innings and almost four hours, but the Clarke County High Bulldogs completed the season sweep of the Thomasville Tigers with a 4-5 extra inning win Monday evening at the Gerald Stephens Sports Complex. More...

Lady Gators scored late to beat JA

The Clarke Prep Lady Gators struck for five runs in the sixth inning to beat the Lady Eagles of Jackson Academy 5-0 Monday afternoon in Jackson. The game was knotted at 0-0 at the start of the inning before the Lady Gators crossed the plate. More...

GH Dixie Opening Day is Saturday

The Grove Hill Dixie Youth baseball and softball league will be having their annual Opening Day ceremonies and parade this Saturday. The parade, which will follow the usual route, will begin at 9 a.m. More...

Lifestyle

Memories & Recipes

Banana pudding a “fresh fruit” dish More...

‘Honor Shelf Project’ a way people can help Grove Hill Library

Oh! Is there a spot prettier than Grove Hill in the spring? More...

Smith-Adkins to wed April 22 in Tennessee

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Smith of Grove Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebeka Anne Smith, to Benjamin Christopher Adkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Adkins of Franklin, Tenn. More...

Schools

Clarke school board adopts calendar for the coming year

The Clarke County Board of Education at its March 24 meeting attended to other matters other than voting to close Coffeeville High School. The board approved a school calendar for the 2011-12 year. Students will begin classes on Aug. 15. More...

Wilson Hall Middle School Junior Betas earn honors at recent state convention

28 new members inducted into WHMS Jr. Beta Club

Good things happen at Wilson Hall Middle School. One example is that the WHMS Junior Beta Club held its annual induction ceremony on March 24, 2011. More...