May 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson - Free Access

Rowena Marie Jackson, 79, of Thomasville died May 8, 2011 at her residence. She was born May 6, 1932 in Mobile. She was a member of the Springfield Methodist Protestant Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Jones - Free Access

Janice Marie Jones, 47, of Mobile died May 2, 2011 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. She was a native of Walker Springs. She was a member of the Jackson High School Class of 1982. More...

Ott - Free Access

Hollis Monroe Ott, 76, of York died May 6, 2011 at Sumter Health & Rehabilitation in York. He was a retired heavy equipment operator at the state docks. More...

Dyess - Free Access

Curtis W. Dyess, 74, of Saraland died May 3, 2011 in a local health care facility. He was a native of Grove Hill. He retired from Scott Paper after 34 years of service. More...

BOE, C’ville in tug-a-war over school funds

C’ville council resists turning over $12,700 school tax fund

The town of Coffeeville and the Clarke County Board of Education are fighting over a $12,700 municipal tax fund earmarked for Coffeeville High School. More...

Former GH Fire Chief Billy Fowler passes away

William Shields “Billy” Fowler died early Sunday, May 1 at Jackson Medical Center. He was 70. Fowler was chief of the Grove Hill Volunteer Fire Department during the 1990s. More...

Special Sections

Community

Murder verdict sparks ruckus at courthouse

A jury’s guilty verdict in a murder case Friday sparked a verbal confrontation between two women on opposing sides of the issue. More...

Man pleas guilty to park robbery; to serve 4 years in state penitentiary

One of four men charged in a 2010 robbery at Grove Hill’s Hudson Park pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Clarke County Circuit Court last week. Eric Martin Williams, of Mobile, was sentenced to a split sentence of 20 years. More...

Correction

The last name of an individual arrested in a burglary was misspelled last week in the front page news article. The individual is John Cameron Dungan. The spelling was correct in the listing of arrests in the jail report. More...

Sports

Clarke Prep edges Lowndes to advance

The Clarke Prep School Gators battled back after losing game one to take the best 2-of-3 series from the visiting Rebels of Lowndes Academy last Friday at John Becton Field in Grove Hill. More...

Sports Scene

One awful big family in this state

We have seen the damage, death and destruction that comes from Mother Nature. It is just a part of life, living on the coast when hurricanes come this way. More...

CCHS Bulldogs slam door on Geneva

The Bulldogs did everything they needed to do to sweep Geneva in the best 2- of-3 series Monday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 3A playoffs. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Sunshine upstate Last week’s killer tornadoes were beyond horrible. It is impossible to comprehend the destruction and the over 300 Alabamians killed in the widespread rampage across north Alabama. More...

What Others Say

A new constitution

It’s difficult to imagine that Alabama’s 110-year-old constitution can be any worse. It’s the nation’s longest constitution and has more than 800 amendments. More...

Gone South

Grove Hill, 50 years ago

This account is based mostly on memory unconfirmed by research. If you remember it otherwise, you are probably right. I won’t argue the point. The Grove Hill I remember was a thriving town. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 27-May 3 include: Rebekah Paulette Richard, 22, harassing communications/ obscene, $1,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Christopher Shawn James, to Jennifer Stacy Kotrola. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Hawk - Free Access

Alex Gray Hawk, 94, of Grove Hill died May 8, 2011 at Jackson Health Care Facility. He was born Aug. 3, 1916. He was a native of Coffeeville. He was a member of New Faith Baptist Church in Coffeeville. More...

Powell - Free Access

Ethel Mae Powell, 74, of Thomasville died May 8, 2011 at her daughter’s home. She was born Oct. 14, 1936 in Scyrene. She was a member of the Crossroads Community Church. She was a retired waitress. More...

Todd - Free Access

Arvin Todd Sr. of Jersey City, New Jersey died April 27, 2011 at Jersey City Medical Center. He was a native of Toddtown. He was a former member of Pine Chapel No. 2 Baptist Church prior to moving. More...

Bedwell - Free Access

Mack Bedwell, 80, of Coffeeville died May 7, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Sept. 25, 1930. He was a member of Jones Chapel Church of Christ. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. More...

Ledbetter - Free Access

Sam Fletcher Jr., 83, of Linden died April 19, 2011 at DCH Regional Medical Center. He was born July 25, 1927 in Reeltown. He was a graduate of Auburn University. He was a member of the Linden United Methodist Church. More...

Distinguished Young Women winners

The overall winners of the Clarke County Distinguished Young Women program (formerly the Junior Miss program) Saturday are (from left): 4th Runner-up Hayden Smith, 3rd Runner-up Mary Ray Cross; 2nd R More...

Oldest member of GH Methodist Church dies

Grace Gibson died Friday, April 29 at her home on North Church Street in Grove Hill. She was 100 and may have been the oldest resident of Grove Hill. She was the oldest member of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gilmore

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

Hill

Nettie Lee Pugh Hill, 60, of Grove Hill, died April 26, 2011. She was a member of the Wilson Hall Class of 1969. She was a member of the Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church in Grove Hill. More...

Barrett

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...

Business

Third Lakeside announcement brings total new area jobs to 280 for Canadian pipe manufacturer

It is evident that Lakeside Steel loves Thomasville. The Canadian pipe maker first announced a pipe-making plant for the city in July 2010. More...

Photos

The ferry across the Alabama River at Packer’s Bend as on the east bank from the west bank after the Fort Rucker helicopter accident. At left, is a close view of the tower on the west bank. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Flying Bricks Community Band rehearses each Thursday at 7 p.m. in the band room at Thomasville High School. More...

Church News

Helping tornado victims

Churches, schools, communities, individuals... everyone has rushed to help the tornado victims of north Alabama in the past week. Here are just a few examples of the assistance Clarke Countians have offered and of some of the help that is needed. More...

Chance & Scyrene

Packer’s Bend native honored upon military retirement at Elgin AFB

CMSgt. Donald O. Bumpers was honored with a retirement ceremony at the Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. on April 15. He is the son of the late Ben and Elouise Bumpers of Packers Bend. More...

Indian Ridge Baptist Church had a busy, praise-filled April

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church has been praising the Lord all through out the month of April in spirit and truth. More...

Lifestyle

Robinson receives P.O.S.T. certification

Jamarcus Robinson of Whatley graduated on April 14 from Wallace College in Selma where he received his A.P.O.S.T. Certification. He is the son of Minister Mark and Marie Williams of Whatley. He is a 2007 graduate of Clarke County High School. More...

Memories & Recipes

Popeye knows spinach is good for you!

This week we’re going to learn about another ‘SUPER FOODS’. This one will be our super food number 2, a dark green leafy vegetable, spinach. I guess Popeye really knows what he was talking about, huh? More...

CCHS Class of 1961

The Clarke County High School’s Old Timers Reunion was held Saturday, April 30 at the CCHS Cafeteria. The class of 1961 was honored. More...