April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Spears - Free Access

Wavely Guy Spears, 80, of Jackson died April 7, 2011 at Providence Hospital. He was born Jan. 17, 1931. He was a native of Crenshaw County. He was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church. He was a retired foreman with Boise Saw Mill. More...

Meth maker gets 20 years in state pen

A Clarke County man was sentenced to 20 years for manufacturing crystal methamphetamine in his mobile home residence in Thomasville. Robert Rollins was arrested in a May 2010 raid of the Thomasville mobile home park where he lived. More...

Dollar General OK’d for beer and wine sales

In a short meeting Monday, the Grove Hill Town Council approved an offpremises permit for the Dollar General Store to sell beer and wine. The store has already been approved for sales by the Alabama Beverage Control (ABC) agency. More...

Retired Circuit Clerk Armistead passes away

S. A. “Rip” Armistead, 84, died in a Meridian, Miss. hospital Friday, April 1. He had been in declining health for some time. He served three terms as Clarke County circuit clerk, from 1971 until 1989. More...

Special Sections

Community

Bi-partisan legislative alliance formed to work for south Alabama’s needs

A bipartisan group of lawmakers from South Alabama has joined forces to form a new legislative delegation. More...

Blue ribbons for child abuse awareness

Local police, business and public service officials placed blue ribbons at the Clarke County Courthouse recently in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month. More...

Lots of events set in Grove Hill April 29-May 1

The weekend of April 29- May 1 will be busy in Grove Hill. The CCHS Old Timers Reunion will be held that Saturday at the school featuring classes from various years. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Guy Family Reunion will be Saturday, April 9 at the Old Lock #1 on Highway 69 at the 9- mile marker. Everyone is invited. Bring a covered dish. For more information call 251-275-8208 or 251-246-4169. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Mackey Branch #2 Baptist Church Annual Choir Day will be Sunday, April 10 at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Demmario Brown of Selma. Rev. Dave Adams is the pastor. More...

Busy times at Indian Ridge Church

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its regular order of service Sunday, March 6 with the pastor preaching a powerful sermon. More...

GH Baptist youth visit Magnolia Club’s meet

The Southern Magnolia Woman's Club met Thursday, March 24 at the ALFA building in Grove Hill. More...

Lifestyle

Celebrity waiters raise money for fight against cancer

Grove Hill Mayor Jerry Newton made a great matridee as he greeted guests and opened the door for them at the Magnolia Grill last Thursday, March 31. More...

Judges announced for photo contest

The Grove Hill Arts Council has announced the judges for the upcoming “Photography in Your Own Backyard” contest. More...

Barbecuing at CCARC Spring Jubilee!

Frankie Turner and Eugene Aucoin brought their smokehouse on wheels from Wilmer to participate in Saturday’s Clarke-Mobile Gas BBQ Cookoff, which has quickly become one of the main events at CC More...

Schools

Jonathan D. Williams receives $12,000 scholarship to UA

Jonathan D. Williams, Organist and Choirmaster of the Thomasville United Methodist Church, was awarded a $12,000 Organ Performance Scholarship by the University of Alabama School of Music. More...

Hasty - Free Access

Grace Marlowe Pope Hasty, 80, of Thomasville died April 9, 2011 at her residence. She was born March 1, 1931 in Selma. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a retired bookkeeper. More...

Bumpers - Free Access

Steve Cornell Bumpers, 63, of Grove Hill died April 10, 2011 at his residence. He was born Sept. 7, 1947. He was a member of Grove Hill United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Coffeeville Masonic Lodge #122. More...

Copper thefts ranged across many counties

One man has been arrested for stealing copper from electric substations and cellular telephone towers and a second suspect is being sought. Arrested last Friday and charged with theft of property, first degree, was Ronald J. More...

Serving to benefit Relay for Life

District Attorney Spencer Walker, Grove Hill Utilities Superintendent Bug Tarleton, local attorney and Grove Hill Municipal Judge Ronnie Keahey and Clarke County Development Foundation Director Robyn More...

School closing makes TV news

Chad Petri of WKRG-TV interviewed Coffeeville High School senior Dexter Williams to get his opinion on the pending closing of the school during a visit to Coffeeville last Thursday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Armistead

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...

McNider

John Bruce McNider Sr., 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

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...

Sports

Gators beat SCA Rebels

The Clarke Prep School Gators earned a huge area win Monday as they beat the South Choctaw Academy Rebels 7-1 at John Becton Field in Grove Hill. Jason Gates went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Daniel Coleman was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI. More...

CCHS Bulldogs improve to 4-0 in area

The ninth ranked Clarke County High School Bulldogs swept the Excel Panthers this past week to run their area record to 4-0. On Friday the Bulldogs started slow but exploded to take a 12-2 win in six innings at the Gerald Stephens Sports Complex. More...

Sports Scene

Opening Day always brings back memories

We are creatures of habit and we are also people who can take pretty much anything and use that to help form memories. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

No to landfill

The proposed location for a new regional landfill is two counties and nearly 100 miles away to the east so some might say we don’t have a dog in the fight. More...

5-lane Hwy. 43

A friend who lives on Highway 43 between Grove Hill and Jackson was bemoaning the traffic on the road to us this weekend. Every resident who lives on 43 risks their life when they have to stop in the road to make lefthand turns, he said. More...

From the State Senate

True transparency

Transparency is their mantra, but instead they camouflage the process. They say they want the public to see all of what is going on in state government, but instead the public sees a little light while they hide what is taking place. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 29-April 5 include: Anthony Tyrone McFadden, 28, harassment, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications George Navin Hall, to Jennifer Moss Cannon. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...