April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Heim - Free Access

Bonnie Rhee Bumpers Griffin Heim died April 22, 2011 in Hurley MS. She was a native of Jackson and was a longtime resident of Mobile. More...

Mabel Bumpers dies; to be buried in Coffeeville Tuesday - Free Access

Mabel M. Bumpers, age 96, born September 28, 1914, passed away at her Jackson home Friday, April 22, 2011. Mrs. Bumpers was a native of Coffeeville where she resided for many years. She and her late husband owned Coffeeville Dry Cleaners. Mrs. More...

Big day set in Grove Hill Sat., April 30

A number of events are planned in Grove Hill for Saturday, April 30. The day begins with the “Run the Hill” 5K run and two mile Health Walk. The run starts at Town Hall at 7:30 a.m. Registration starts at 6:30. More...

County Road Woes

County could just as easily spend $20 million on roads as $2 million

Clarke County is in the midst of a nearly $2 million patching and resurfacing project. About 20 miles of county roads are being patched or resurfaced for short distances. More...

Special Sections

Community

Correction: Toddtown’s Relay for Life team

The Toddtown Community Relay for Life Team was left out of the listing last week of teams participating in Grove Hill’s Relay for Life activities. We apologize and thank Toddtown and all the other teams for their efforts. More...

Downtown Grove Hill park, World War I monument said in need of some attention

Grove Hill Town Council member Phyllis Barnes noted at the end of Monday night’s meeting that the pocket park (Laurie Carleton Park) across from the courthouse needs sprucing up. More...

Cleaning up Grove Hill

Saturday’s cleanup effort garnered many bags of debris. At top left, Nancy and Leon Powell who regularly volunteer to pick up litter collected over 75 pounds near the Jr. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County Performing Arts for a Cure will sponsor a talent event at the Thomasville Civic Center on Saturday, April 23 at 6 p.m. More...

Church News

Easter services around the area

Easter Triduum Catholic Mass times are announced as the period of three days, April 21-24, including Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday (seen as beginning with the service of the preceding evening) to Easter Sunday. More...

Other Church Notices

The Dunning Cemetery Decoration will be Easter Sunday, April 24 at 11 a.m. Donations for the upkeep will be taken at that time or you may mail your donations to 5388 Clayhill Road, Dixons Mills, AL 36736. More...

Pastor’s Corner

Celebrate God’s investment in us through the Resurrection

This year, Easter Sunday falls on the last Sunday of April. Hopefully, this late occurrence of Easter will assure of having a fairly warm sunrise service. More...

Lifestyle

Well-known chef with Grove Hill relatives documenting Alabama’s food heritage and recipes

There on the big screen was Bumpy Bumpers, talking about how her father used to milk the cow and how she’d tag along with her smaller bucket and milk a bit to feed the cat. More...

Grants to help GH businesses spruce up

Grove Hill business owners and business property owners can apply for grants to spruce up their businesses or properties—anything from painting, to signs, awnings, landscaping, parking improvements and more. More...

HIPPY goes to Montgomery

The annual “HIPPY Day” at the State House in Montgomery was April 6. More...

Schools

Legislative bill would cap size of municipalities that could form their own school systems

Two Alabama legislators are proposing bills that would make it more difficult for small communities to create school systems. More...

Satsuma latest city to vote to start municipal schools

Some Alabama municipalities are forming, or considering forming, their own school systems. More...

Proposed Coffeeville school zones on agenda

New school zones for students who have been attending Coffeeville High School are on the agenda for the Thursday, April 21 meeting of the Clarke County Board of Education. More...

Keel - Free Access

Mildred Claire Cassity Keel, 89, of Mobile died April 25, 2011 at Providence Hospital. She was born October 5, 1921 in Thomasville. She was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. More...

James - Free Access

Mack Neil James, 80, of Jackson died April 17, 2011 at his Jackson residence. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He received a Purple Heart serving in the Korean War. More...

Burrell - Free Access

Johnnie "Big Daddy" Burrell Jr., 89, died April 12, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. He was a member of the Mt. Olive No. 1 Baptist Church in Rockville. He was retired from Lone Star Cement Company in Leroy. More...

Slayton funeral is Tuesday - Free Access

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Storm spares Gainestown residents

But four residents in Marengo, Washington counties not so lucky

Residents of Walkabout Road in the Gainestown area of southeast Clarke County are blessed and lucky, even though some of their homes were either blown away or severely damaged by a tornado that struck Friday night, April 15. They survived. More...

Refrigerator murder case on trial docket

The murder case of a Clarke County man killing a McIntosh man and then stuffing his body in an old refrigerator is set for a jury trial next week in Clarke County Circuit Court. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ballard

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...

Chappelle

Jacob Emanuel Chappelle, 4, of West Plains, Missouri died April 10, 2011 at his residence. He was born Feb. 27, 2007. More...

Powell

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...

Sports

CCHS BULLDOGS AREA CHAMPS

Hutto gets game winning hit for CCHS

Two bunt singles, one base hit and a chopper to the first baseman led the game winning run as the Clarke County Bulldogs edged T.R. Miller 2-1 Thursday afternoon to clinch the 3A Area 1 title. More...

Sports Scene

There is a group that comes along

Some days I look at high school athletes and have a jaded view of them and their world. I see so many come and go that have so much potential that never reach it, that it is maddening, to say the least. More...

CPS Gators beat SCA, earn playoff spot

The Clarke Prep School Gators assured themselves of a first round playoff berth as they beat South Choctaw 11-7 Monday afternoon in the area seeding game. More...

Editorial

Tornadoes and mobile homes

Our Opinions

Friday was a nightmare for many Alabamians as tornadoes ripped through the state. Seven individuals were killed statewide, including a mother and two sons in Washington County and an elderly Marengo County man. More...

True accounting needed in D.C.

Our Opinions

The U.S. government didn’t grind to a halt for lack of money last week. More...

Gone South

Hootie and the golf course

As I have pointed out on other occasions, I don’t golf. I tried to once, back when I was in college. My uncle got some new clubs and said he’d give me the old ones if I would make his threesome a foursome every once and a while. So I did. More...

Records

Criminal cases on next week’s trial dockets

Here are the criminal cases set for jury trials in Clarke County Court starting Tuesday, April 28: Judge C. Robert Montgomery John Wayne Tolbert, sodomy second degree, rape second degree, solicitation of a child. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 12-19 include: Christopher Mauriel Clarke, 21, failure to appear, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Joshua Keith Knight, to Jennifer Nicole Gartman; Darron Levon Gates, to Carrie Denise Portis. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...