April 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Jernigan - Free Access

Cecil E. Jernigan, 68, of Grove Hill died April 16, 2011 at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 6, 1948. He was a native of Fairhope. He was an offshore cook and served in the National Guard. More...

Plenty to do in Grove Hill Saturday!

Are you a runner or a walker? Come to Grove Hill Saturday for the “Run the Hill 5K” and the 2- mile Health Walk. Do you enjoy arts and crafts, music and good food? Come to Grove Hill for the Grove Hill Arts Council’s ArtFest. More...

Motorcycle wreck is fatal

A Dixons Mills man died when he wrecked his motorcyle on the Old Line Road north of Scyrene Saturday night, Alabama State Troopers reported. Taylor Cannon Jr., 47, was the driver of the motorcycle. The wreck happened around 7:30 p.m. More...

Working on burglaries

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has solved or is close to solving several area burglaries, including two that happened last week just outside of Grove Hill. More...

Special Sections

Community

First Judicial Circuit’s court offices not cutting back—at least for now

Despite authorization from Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb to close court offices to the public on Fridays effective May 6, the offices in Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties will remain open for now, said Circuit Judge Gaines McCorquodale, presiding More...

Road committee’s work better explained

Clarke County Commissioner Patricia DuBose offered a correction and a broader clarification to a statement in an article last week concerning roads and road funding. More...

Allied Waste wants Clarke County garbage customers to convert to its blue carts instead of private containers

Customers of the Clarke County solid waste program may soon be getting large wheeled carts to put their garbage in for pickups. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

ArtFest will be Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the Courthouse Square in Grove Hill, Arts and Crafts, train rides, children’s art area, musical entertainment, lots of tasty treats including funnel cakes and fried candy bars. More...

Church News

Cards of Thanks

Your prayers, visits, cards, flowers and expressions of sympathy are most appreciated. A special thank you to Bro. Dave Rhodes, Bro. Archie McIntyre, Tracey and Robin Downey and Caring Angels Hospice of Gilbertown. May God bless each of you. More...

10,000 eggs draws hundreds of hunters!

Magnolia Assembly of God Church sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 23 with 10,000 eggs at S.P. Hudson Park in Grove Hill. More...

Good Friday walk

A more somber event for the youth of Magnolia Assembly of God, was a Good Friday procession that started at C & J Furniture in north Jackson. More...

Lifestyle

Coffeeville’s cleanup

The Coffeeville Beautification Community partnered with Alabama PALS and Clarke County Citizens Against Litter for the Annual Spring Cleanup for the county and state April 16-23. There were over 75 people on the 16th that participated. More...

Older Americans Month to be celebrated in Jackson May 18

May is Older Americans Month, a tradition dating back to 1963 to honor the legacies and ongoing contributions of older Americans. More...

Junior Miss program Saturday

24 young ladies participating in event at Thomasville Civic Center

The Clarke County Junior Miss 2010 program will be held Saturday, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center. Tickets are $5. Samantha Binkerd attends Thomasville High School. More...

Schools

School trips not such at all, Clarke school board says as it wrestles with policy issues

The Clarke County Board of Education has a policy of not allowing private vehicles to be used to transport students for school events. More...

Gibson - Free Access

Grace Lois Gibson, 100, of Grove Hill died April 29, 2011 at her residence. She was born Nov. 18, 1910. She was a member of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

English - Free Access

Lora Dell English, 82, died April 28, 2011 after a length illness. More...

Gilmore - Free Access

Emmitt Gilmore, 87, of Salitpa, died April 25, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. He was a member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Salitpa. He served on the deacon board. More...

Barrett - Free Access

Shirley Marie Barrett, 73, of Grove Hill died April 26, 2011 at her residence. She was born Sept. 12, 1938. She was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church in Grove Hill. She was a volunteer with the Relay for Life in Grove Hill. More...

Big send-off for Eddie Slayton

State troopers and law enforcement officers from the area and the state turned out Tuesday for the funeral of one of their own—retired Trooper Eddie Slayton. But also just as evident were many friends. More...

A tree for Fulton

Fulton Mayor Mike Norris and Ronald W. Davis, Alabama director of the U.S. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bumpers

Mabel M. Bumpers, 96, of Jackson died April 22, 2011. She was born Sept. 28, 1914. She was a native of Coffeeville. She was a member of Coffeeville Baptist Church. More...

Heim

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...

Slayton

Charles Edward “Eddie” Slayton, 64, of Grove Hill, died April 21, 2011 at his home after a six-month battle with lung cancer. He was born November 24, 1946, to the late Milton Leon Slayton and Ruth Slayton Yerby in Selma, Alabama. More...

Business

Lakeside Steel Alabama hosting job fair in Thomasville May 4

Lakeside Steel Alabama will be actively recruiting to fill more than 100 good-paying, full time hourly jobs at its Thomasville tube and pipe mill, next Wednesday. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

Good bye Uncle Chuck

It is a safe bet to say that many people knew and loved Eddie Slayton. That is evident without seeing how many people passed through the funeral home doors Monday or made any other gestures of friendship during his illness. More...

CCHS advances to second round

One faced a dream and the other a nightmare, but in the end Clarke County southpaw Aaron Turner ended any lofty thoughts, striking out the final batter, to give the Bulldogs a 6-4 series-clinching win over Luverne last Friday afternoon. More...

Lady Gators close regular season with MA victory

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators ran their record to 22-7 as they beat the Lady Vols of Monroe Academy 10-0 Monday afternoon in Grove Hill. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Pistol permits It seems that young law-abiding adults are being called upon to pay a much higher price for a pistol permit because of a campaign promise made by Sheriff Ray Norris when he was running last year. More...

Gone South

What’s that guy smiling about?

I like polls. Even though the idea of being able to ask a few people what they think and determine what everyone thinks from that piddle of the population doesn’t make a lot of sense to me, I still like ’em. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Not just whistling Dixie

As I approach my 60th birthday it occurs to me occasionally that I have witnessed and been part of a good many legislative sessions. I started my observations in 1963 as a 12-year - old page when George Wallace was in his first year as governor. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 19-26 include: Terricka Kneesha Puller, 27, assault second degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Property Tax Sale List

Under the virtue of a degree of the Probate Court in Clarke County, made and rendered on the 21st day of March, 2011, I the undersigned Revenue Commissioner of Clarke County, on Monday, May 9, 2011 will proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest More...