May 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Coleman - Free Access

Johnnie Mae Coleman, 86 died May 30, 2011 in Moss Point, Miss.  She was born December 28, 1924. She was a native of Allen. She was a homemaker. More...

Fendley - Free Access

William Edward "Booster" Fendley, 81, of Thomasville died May 26, 2011 at Thomasville Nursing Home. More...

Greene - Free Access

Marie Ann Taylor Greene, 60, of Millry died May 18, 2011 at her residence. More...

Little storm damage but lots apply for federal help

Clarke County had some storm damage from the April tornadoes but not a lot. But the county is seeing a lot of applications for food and housing assistance. Lined up early at amory More...

Districts 1, 3 may require some tweaking

Political districts are in the process of being redistricted as required due to the 2010 Census. More...

Special Sections

Community

Commissioner Averett worries if county pays enough to attract good road grader operators

Commissioner Elma Averett continued to voice concern about the need for more employees in the road and bridge department, including qualified road grader operators. More...

AG opinion to be sought to decide validity of jail phone contract

The Clarke County Commission, its attorney and the sheriff continue to grapple with the jail’s inmate phone system. More...

April unemployment still high

Jobs are coming to Clarke County but they aren’t coming fast enough. The county had the dubious distinction of having the third highest unemployment in the state in April, 16.1 percent. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA) will sponsor a Memorial Day Week-End Classic Auto/Bike Show and Swap Meet at North Jackson Park (Fair Ground Area) corner of Stanley Drive and U.S. Hwy. More...

Church News

Grove Hill Baptist Church celebrating 150th anniversary

History committee has written new church history

The Grove Hill Baptist Church has a long and rich history. It will be celebrating 150 years of ministry and service the first weekend in June, Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5. History reconstructed More...

Church schedules 150th events Saturday, June 4, Sunday, June 5

A special display of historical artifacts related to Grove Hill Baptist Church will be on display at the church Saturday afternoon, June 4 starting at 4:30. At 5 p.m. there will be a special program of recognitions and details of the church history. More...

Church Announcements

Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church of Grove Hill will host the Bethel Baptist Association’s Mass Choir’s rehearsal Thursday, May 26 and Saturday, May 28 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

Chance & Scyrene

Real McCoys to meet in Mobile

Fellowship Baptist Church of Chance will observe their Pastor’s Appreciation Day Sunday, June 5. Please contact Sis. Annie Pearl Welch for more information. Rev. Otto Ward is the pastor. More...

Keeping your Cherry Mallow in good order

Helen Luff said the order of the pie filling ingredients for the Cherry Mallow Cake recipe in last week’s paper were wrong and that it is important that they be in order. More...

Tom Roberts to speak at Bama Alumni event

The Clarke County University of Alabama Alumni and Friends BAMA Club will have the 2011 Summer Event on Tuesday, June 14 at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Community House in Jackson. The event starts at 6 p.m. with a cost of $20 per person. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 17-24 include: Stephanie Lynne Roberts, 39, five counts negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $2,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Bradley Beutell Thornton, to Misti Dawn Sheppard; Gerald Blaine Newton, to Tara Michelle Tolbert; Joseph Daniel Bender, to Kerrie Nichole Deas. More...

Lee - Free Access

Hazel Clair Lee, 81, of Mobile died May 29, 2011 at Allen Memorial Nursing Home in Mobile. She was born Dec. 30, 1929. She was a native of Citronelle. She was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Leroy. More...

Sellers - Free Access

Susie D. Sellers, 93, died May 25, 2011. She was born Nov. 28, 1917 in Clarke County to the late Branard and Susie D. Pace of Coffeeville. She was joined in holy matrimony at a young age to the late Peter Edward Sellers. More...

Sims - Free Access

Clyde Agee Sims Jr., 67, of Pine Hill died May 25, 2011 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center. He was born Nov. 25, 1943 in Sunflower. He was a retired mechanic. More...

Richardson - Free Access

Marie Ann Taylor Greene, 60, of Millry died May 18, 2011 at her residence. More...

Guy - Free Access

Peggy Ann Guy, 64, of Gainestown died May 30, 2011 at a Mobile hospital. She was born April 27, 1947. She was a native of Alma. She was a member of Jones Chapel Congregational Methodist Church at Perry’s Chapel. More...

Georgia-Pacific makes rolled fluff at converted mill in nearby Perdue Hill

Georgia-Pacific’s Alabama River Cellulose facility is celebrating the safe and successful start-up production of rolled fluff at its facility in Perdue Hill, Ala. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Davis

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...

McClellan

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

Mills

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...

Business

USBI resets shareholders’ meet again

United Security Bancshares last week rescheduled its shareholders meeting again. The meeting, originally set for May 12, had been reset for May 24 because of an incorrect 2010 financial statement. More...

Sports

Spring football comes to a close

Bulldogs lose 15-14 to Indians

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs were edged 15-14 by the Southern Choctaw Indians last Friday night in their Spring game. More...

Sports Scene

You have to love the work of assistant coaches

If you watch enough games or spend enough time around teams you will see that a good assitant coach is worth their weight in gold. In any sport. More...

LHS Bears fall to American Christian in finals

A two-out hit from American Christian ended the hopes and dreams of the Leroy Bears capturing a 2A state crown as they fell 11- 10 in the decisive game three at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery last Thursday. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Big name Republicans opt out of 2012 race

As much as the Republicans cuss, berate and belittle President Obama, few of betterknown standard bearers of the Grand Old Party are interested in taking him on in 2012. More...

Gone South

Left behind—me and thee

Dear Lord, you must be thinking, not more on the Rapture. Sorry, can’t help it. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Disasters, budget cuts and more

The last two Aprils have not been good to Alabama. On April 20, 2010, the infamous BP Deepwater oil spill disaster occurred. The massive eruption off the Louisiana coast sent crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico continuously for 85 days. More...

Schools

CCHS Class of 2011

Clarke County High School graduates gathered for a final group photo in their caps and gowns prior to graduation at Prim Stadium Thursday, May 19. More...

Senior Edition

Bradon Nettles is a CCHS 2011 graduate. His photo was not in the recent senior edition. More...

JHS student drowns at St. Stephens Lake just prior to graduation

A Jackson High School senior who would have graduated this past Saturday, drowned Wednesday, May 18, while swimming with friends at St. Stephens Historical Park, becoming the second would-be graduate to die within a week’s time. More...