May 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Savage - Free Access

Carl "Big C" Savage, born Oct. 5, 1959 to the late Leslie Savage Jr. and Margaret Simon Savage Davis of Leroy, passed away May 10, 2011 at the Atlanta Medical Center. More...

Pritchett - Free Access

Lucious Calvin "Buck" Pritchett Jr., 50, of Walker Springs died Monday, May 9, 2011. More...

Morgan - Free Access

Glover James Morgan, 91, of Coffeeville died May 13, 2011 in a Mobile hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1919. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church north of Coffeeville. He was a member of the Coffeeville Masonic Lodge. More...

Fiery and fatal Jackson wreck

District Attorney Spencer Walker and Clarke County Coroner Mitch Finney investigate the burned wreckage of a vehicle that claimed the life of Lucious Pritchett Jr., 50, of Walker Springs Monday after More...

Retired County Agent Kilgore dies

Retired Clarke County Extension Coordinator Fred Kilgore died in Montgomery Tuesday, May 10. He was 83. Kilgore and his wife, Ann, had moved to Montgomery in January to be near a daughter, Karen Eubank. They had resided in Grove Hill for 36 years. More...

Rockin’ & rollin’

Sandra Larrimore Newton and Wayne Burge may have graduated high school 50 years ago but they’re still teen-agers at heart. More...

Special Sections

Community

U.S. Reps. Bonner and Sewell to host joint meeting in Grove Hill

Congressman Jo Bonner, RMobile and Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, will hold a joint congressional town meeting on Tuesday, May 17 from 4 until 5 p.m. at the Grove Hill Senior Center. More...

Commissioners and Lt. Gov. Ivey

Clarke County Commissioners pose with Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey at a legislative breakfast in Montgomery on April 28. More...

Fatal accident in Jackson

Policeman and motorists tried to save man in burning vehicle

A Walker Springs man died Monday, May 9, when his vehicle exploded while a Jackson Police officer and several motorists were trying to pull him from the vehicle. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

HIPPY Clarke County Graduation 2011 will be held Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Elementary School Gym. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Bassett Creek Baptist Church will have a singing Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. featuring Tribute Quartet of Nashville, Tenn. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and a love offering will be received. For more information call 275-8024. More...

Homecoming and Red Roots at Oak Grove

Oak Grove Baptist Church of the Chilton community will have homecoming Sunday, May 15 at 10:30 a.m. beginning with decoration in the cemetery. More...

BIBLE TRIVIA

1. Is the Book of Darius in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Biblical times, how long did the journey of Ezra ordinarily take from Babylon to Jerusalem? 3 days, 4 months, 2 years, 5 years 3. More...

Lifestyle

Depot Reunion draws hundreds

Hundreds of people filled the street between the Star of Zion Church and the Railroad tracks on Depot Road in Jackson Saturday, May 7, for the first annual Depot Reunion. More...

Jackson Mayor Long says groundbreaking for SET in early June

During Tuesday’s meeting of the Jackson City Council, Mayor Richard Long and council members announced the decision by SET Enterprises, Inc., a metal cutting company to locate a plant in the Paul Parham Industrial Park located on Clolinger Road More...

Relay for Life draws crowd in Jackson

Jackson’s annual Relay For Life, which raises money for cancer research, was conducted Friday, May 6 at the Cecil McMullan Fairgrounds. More...

Schools

Thomasville students win Soil & Water poster contest

The Clarke County Soil & Water Conservation District recently announced the winners of the annual NACD Poster Contest. More...

Keahey gives raise to schools

State Senator Marc Keahey (D-Grove Hill) announced today that over the coming year he will donate his automatic legislative pay increase to local school systems in southwest Alabama. More...

Good Citizenship winner

Hunter Andrews was recently selected by the CPS faculty as this year’s DAR Good Citizenship Award recipient. Mrs. More...

Walker - Free Access

James Howard Walker, 68, of Grove Hill, died May 13, 2011. He was a member of the Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Grove Hill. More...

Robinson - Free Access

Rubye Nell Davis Robinson, 61, died May 11, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born in Leroy July 6, 1949. More...

Powell - Free Access

Rosha Chilon Powell, 19, died May 4, 2011. She was born Feb. 12, 1992 in Jackson to Nellie Powell and the late Shawn Norwood, She was a member of the Leroy High School graduating Class of 2011. More...

Airey - Free Access

Alma Estelle Griffin White Airey, 95, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2011 at Sacred Heart Residence in Mobile. She was born Nov. 9, 1915 in Dixon Mills, a longtime resident of this area and then of Mobile.  More...

Bradford-Griffin - Free Access

Martha Ann Bradford-Griffin, 77, of North Ft. Myers, Fla. died May 10, 2011. She was born Oct. 31, 1933 in Dickinson. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. More...

Woodard - Free Access

Ossie Elton Woodard, 89, of Columbus, Miss. died May 9, 2011 in a Columbus hospital. He was a native of Coffeeville. He was a member of Jones Chapel Church of Christ and attended Highway 84 Church of Christ. More...

Commissioners vote to beef up road, bridge crew

The Clarke County Commission voted 4-1 Tuesday to hire up to four employees in the road and bridge department. Voting for the measure were Patricia DuBose, who made the motion, Elma Averett, Karen Bradford and Tyrone Moye. More...

County residents to start using Allied’s blue solid waste carts

Clarke County garbage customers will soon be converting to big blue garbage carts. The Clarke County Commission Tuesday agreed to a contract extension at the present price with Allied Waste. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bedwell

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...

Hawk

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...

Kilgore

Fred Willis Kilgore Jr., 83, of Montgomery died May 10, 2011 in Montgomery. More...

Sports

Panthers headed to archery Nationals

The Coffeeville High School Panther Archery team will travel to Louisville, KY this weekend to participate in the National Students Archery Tournament. Over 400 schools from 34 states are expected to participate in the 2-day tournament. More...

Lady Gators finish third in AISA state

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators ended their state tournament run, falling 8-7 to Lowndes Academy last Saturday at Lagoon Park in Montgomery. Kiley Dunagan, Meg Sheffield and Taylor Brooks each had two hits. More...

Sports Scene

Every school has a night to remember

For the better part of 20 years I have been making trips to schools all over the area for various sporting events, as well as other school functions. I have seen so many great and wonderful things and some that were not so good. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Steel country

A new steel industry was announced Monday for Jackson. SET Enterprises, a Michiganbased steel processing firm will locate a slitter plant at the entrance to the city’s industrial park that will employ 40. More...

Helping our fellow man

Dear Editor, “If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives.” This quote by Robert South is over 300 years old, but its meaning has never rung more true than during these past couple of weeks. More...

‘Run the Hill’ organizers appreciate support

Dear Editor, More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 3-10 include: Missy Nichole Cartwright, 19, theft of property third degree, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Eric Dewayne Norwood, to Jessie Amberlee Hughes; Aaron Tyler Stewart, to Charlene Meadria McIntyre; James M. More...