April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Calhoun - Free Access

Helen (Rose) Chapman Calhoun, 58, died April 9, 2011. More...

Realignment of County Route 3, Highway 43 planned by ALDOT

The Alabama Department of Transportation is planning to realign a short portion of County Route 3 (the McVay Road) and its intersection with Highway 43 when it begins the five-laning of 43 from that point southward toward Jackson. More...

Harrigan named to AISA Hall of Fame

The Alabama Independent School Association has announced the eighth class of inductees for the AISA Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame started in 2000 and 12 inductees will join 69 other individuals in the AISA Hall of Fame. More...

Special Sections

Community

Final grant received for T’ville water project

The final $2 million in grant funds for the new Thomasville water project has been received, Mayor Sheldon Day said at the water works and sewer board meeting Monday. More...

Fiddler’s convention in Frankville

The 34th annual Fiddler’s Convention will be Saturday April 16, at the old Frankville School building beginning at 5 p.m. More...

Countywide cleanup starts this Saturday

Grove Hill’s annual spring cleanup will be held Saturday, April 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The annual spring clean up is held in conjunction with the Alabama PALS state-wide clean up. More...

Sports

Lady Gators edge Lady Rebels

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat Sparta Academy 12-1 last Friday in Evergreen in an area contest. Kiley Dunagan went 4-for- 4 with two doubles. Courtney Dunagan had a hit, three walks and three runs scored. More...

Lady Bulldogs go 2-2 in Greenville

The Clarke County High Lady Bulldogs went 2-2 this past Saturday in the Greenville Tournament. Nemesis T.R. Miller eliminated the Lady Bulldogs 6-1 that evening. Shanda Pugh had the lone hit for CCHS. Sally Jordan took the loss. More...

Sports Scene

I never thought it would happen in California

Lets face it. Sports really doesn’t matter that much to folks in California. They have so many other distractions to keep them occupied that rooting for a sports team probably falls far down on the list of things to do each day. More...

Lifestyle

Egg-shaped cookies pretty and tasty!

For a fresh take on Easter treats, these egg-shaped cookie pops will surprise and delight. Easy and delicious, each one is uniquely decorated -an unexpected, but festive way to say “Happy Easter!” More...

Toddtown Beautillion & Cotillion event showcases nine young men and women

The Toddtown Community Development Center ( TCDC) held its Ninth Annual Beautillion and Cotillion Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at H.W. Pearce Jr. Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson. More...

Writers Symposium to be held in Monroeville

The 14th Alabama Writers Symposium will be held in Monroeville Thursday, May 5 through saturated, May 7. More...

Schools

Alcohol revenue mixup puts added squeeze on Thomasville schools

Thomasville’s school system, already working with a cash-strapped budget, faced another hurdle when Gov. Robert Bentley ordered an additional 3-percent proration for schools in the state. More...

Powell - Free Access

Ruby Lee Powell, 79, of Grove Hill died April 12, 2011 at her residence. She was born March 16, 1932 in Pine Apple. She was a homemaker. More...

Chappelle - Free Access

Jacob Emanuel Chappelle, 4, of West Plains, Missouri died April 10, 2011 at his residence. More...

Ballard - Free Access

William Alexander "Bill" Ballard Jr., 88 of Thomasville died April 14, 2011 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center. He was born Feb. 19, 1923 in Sweet Water. He was a Church of God minister for 15 years. More...

$50 pistol permit fee proposed for young adults

New court fee and a change in lodging tax pushed; T’ville seeks annexation up Hwy. 5 to Finley’s Crossing

Four local bills are being advertised for issues affecting Clarke County. More...

Mayor Day’s goal: 1,000 jobs in T’ville

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day confided to the city council Monday, “I have a personal goal to get 1,000 jobs.” He laughed and added, “I think it is a good goal.” He’s well on his way with 500 announced jobs between Lakes More...

Grove Hill teenager says he and friends attacked in Jackson

According to Jackson Police reports, a Grove Hill teenager and passengers in his vehicle reported being attacked by a group of men, Saturday, April 9, while in Jackson. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bumpers

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...

Hasty

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...

Spears

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...

Business

Rural supplier conference returns to Thomasville

Six years ago, Thomasville tried something different with the first rural national supplier conference. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Scale Back Alabama Participants: Weigh-out week continues Thursday, April 13 and ends Friday, April 15. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Clarke Street Baptist Church of Thomasville will continue its spring revival Thursday, April 14 and end Friday, April 15. The guest speaker for this event will be Rev. J.C. Wilks of Gulfport, Miss. Services at 7 p.m. nightly. More...

Faith Matters

What would Jesus cut?

It’s amazing what you can find in the Bible when you actually read it. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

‘My Town’

If you ever eat at Wintzell’s Oyster House you know they’ve got great oysters and other seafood but the thousands of signs that line the walls are as good as the food. More...

What Others Say

Take a lesson

Last week, China’s Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group announced it will build a $100 million plant in the south Alabama hamlet of Thomasville. More...

Gone South

Coexistence at the beach

A couple of weeks ago the editorial board of the University of Georgia Press accepted "The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera" for publication. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 5-12 include: Tonya Renee Odom, 27, manufacturing of controlled substance, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia second offense, $111,500 bond, arrested by Clarke More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Mark Hoven Sheffield, to Charley Maree Finch. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated April 1-4 John A. More...