May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Gilchrist - Free Access

Edward L. Gilchist, 81, of Birmingham died May 20, 2011. He was a loving husband, father and friend. He will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends. The service was May 23 at 11 a.m. at Brookwood Baptist Church in Birmingham.   More...

Burroughs - Free Access

Deacon Charlie Burroughs, 91, of Whatley died May 17, 2011. He was born April 20, 1920 to the late John and Mary Burroughs. He joined the Indian Ridge Baptist Church at an early age. Under the leadership of Rev. E.M. More...

Over $1.1 million allocated for storm victims in region

Although the bulk of April’s tornado damage was in central and north Alabama, there was damage in southwest Alabama too where a mother and two sons died in Washington County and an elderly man was killed in Marengo County. More...

State Democratic chairman vows to fight GOP for control of county courthouses

It was a mixture of political rally and tent revival as Clarke County Democrats convened last week and vowed to regroup and reenergize to reclaim state offices lost to Republicans and to fight off Republican challenges to Democratic officeholders in More...

Special Sections

Community

Correction

In last week’s edition, in the story about the fatal crash in Jackson on May 9, Shane Shaw was named as one of the motorists who stopped to assist Jackson Police Officer Ben Marshall in attempting to remove Lucious Pritchett Jr. More...

Democrat, GOP U.S. reps say they work together

A Democrat and a Republican, members of the U.S. House of Representatives, shared the podium in Grove Hill Tuesday. The were courteous and complimentary of each other. There were no criticisms of the other’s political party or policies. More...

Grove Hill Council supports efforts to get new fire truck

Most of the Grove Hill’s firefighters were at the council meeting Monday as the need for a new fire truck was pointed out and the council was asked to support a grant that is being sought and be willing to pay a $27,000 match if the grant is re More...

Sports

Bulldogs play Silas Friday

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs, playing under their third coach in as many years, will conclude spring gridiron drills Friday night when they host Southern Choctaw. More...

Clarke Prep School spring drills conclude

The Clarke Prep School Gators football team finished their spring football drills this week as they look to improve on last year’s semi-final team in Class AA. More...

Bears play for title

The Leroy Bears swept the Thorsby Rebels this weekend to advance to the Class 2A state title series this week. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Graduation advice It is the season of mortar boards, tassels, diplomas and, more often than not, boring commencement speeches. What can we say that won’t be as boring as those cliche commencement speeches? Nothing. More...

Gone South

Selling the Genteel South

A few weeks ago, I got an email from a guy named Eric Spitznagel, who said he was “working on a feature story for Bloomberg Businessweek about the rising popularity of Southern genteel culture.” He wanted to interview me. I was flattered. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Ever-changing congressional delegation

Exactly 60 years ago in 1961 Alabama had nine congressmen and two U.S. senators. All eleven members of our congressional delegation were Democrats. They were also all white and all male. Incidentally, they were all old white men. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 10-17 include: Steven Maurice Bedwell, 55, domestic violence third degree, criminal mischief third degree, reckless endangerment, $2,000 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Anthony Easley, to Stephanie McCaskill; Jasper Larmont Rich, to Liddie Denise Montgomery; Trey Taylor Black, to April Olivia Roberts; Delvin Devan Thomas, to Courtney Lachel Champion; John Andrew Stephens, to Ashley Lore More...

McClellan - Free Access

Dell M. McClellan, 88, of Jackson died May 22, 2011. More...

Gilchrist - Free Access

Edward L. Gilchrist, 81, of Birmingham died May 20, 2011. More...

Davis - Free Access

Travis Davis, 79, of Grove Hill died May 21, 2011 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 4, 1931. He was a member of the Walker Springs Baptist Church in Jackson. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired carpenter. More...

Mills - Free Access

Willie Grey Mills, 77, of Chatom died May 20, 2011 at her residence in Chatom. She was born Feb. 19, 1934. She was a member of Chapel Hill Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

The Bonner and Sewell Show

Full Story

James Walker kept the courthouse straight in more ways than one

Elected officials have come and gone over the years at the Clarke County Courthouse. James Walker witnessed the comings and goings as well as many other county activities over nearly 40 years from a unique vantage point. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Powell

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...

Robinson

Rubye Nell Davis Robinson, 61, died May 11, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born in Leroy July 6, 1949. She was a member of the St. Union Missionary Baptist Church where she served in many capacities. More...

Walker

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...

Calendar

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Clarke County Emergency Management Agency and Volunteer Clarke County are teaming up with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive Thursday, May 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. More...

Church News

Walking for life

The Alpha Pregnancy Center’s Walk For Life was held at the Grove Hill Baptist Church Saturday. More...

Church Announcements

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational-type singing Saturday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Indian Ridge Church News

By Carolyn C. Montgomery Indian Ridge Baptist Church Rev. Johnny Lynum, pastor More...

Lifestyle

Trail ride for the animals

A trail ride to benefit the Clarke Regional Animal Care and Control Facility was held in Coffeeville Saturday with several horse riders and wagons participating. More...

North Allen Homemakers hold annual lunch and recipe swap

The North Allen Homemakers Club met May 10 for its annual lunch and recipe swap. Here are some of the recipes: Hawaiian Chicken Salad By Sallie Shields 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast (4 large breasts) 2 cups dice celery 1 cup mayonnaise More...

Turner-Hinson to marry May 28

Brian and Lori Kelley of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Elizabeth Turner, to Michael Edward Hinson, son of Ed and Tonya Hinson of Grove Hill. Miss Turner is also the daughter of the late Dennis Turner. More...

Schools

School board recognizes several retiring employees

personnel matters, whether recognizing retiring employees or making decisions on leaves, transfers or non-renewals was the main fare for the Clarke County Board of Education at the meeting Tuesday. More...

Graduations around area

Clarke County High School Thursday, May 19 Prim Stadium 6 p.m. Jackson Academy Thursday, May 19 Latham Gymnasium 7 p.m. Coffeeville High School Friday, May 20 Panther Stadium 6 p.m. Jackson High School Saturday, May 21 Simpkins Stadium 10 a.m. More...

CPS seniors’ scholarships

A total of $317,150 in scholarships were issued to Clarke Preparatory School’s 2011 graduating seniors. The scholarships are detailed below. Hunter Andrews, ($5,000), Ambassador Scholarship, Alabama Southern ($5,000). More...