June 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

McNider - Free Access

William Lee "Billy" McNider, 85, of Sweet Water died June 1, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born April 24, 1926 in Morvin. He was a member of the Sweet Water Baptist Church. He was a timber farmer. More...

Clarke BOE makes big cutbacks

An unusually high number of non-tenured teachers and support personnel—28—were released by the Clarke County School Board at its May 17 meeting, an indication of either the lack of funding or the anticipated lack of funding. More...

More of Clarke County shifts from 1st to 7th Congressional District

A congressional redistricting plan has been approved by the Alabama Legislature that shifts most of Clarke County into the Seventh Congressional District, leaving only two precincts— Seven and 10, Grove Hill and Jackson—in the First Congr More...

Special Sections

Community

VFW presents awards

Members, family and friends of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Thomasville Post, and its ladies auxiliary met Thursday, May 19 at the post home in Thomasville to honor members of the media, police and More...

Memorial Day programs

The City of Jackson conducted a Memorial Day service Monday, May 30, at the city's war memorial on the grounds of the James E. Arrington City Hall Complex. More...

Sens. Bedford and Keahey sponsor recall legislation for elected officials

Senate Minority Whip Marc Keahey (D-Grove Hill) and Senate Minority Leader Roger Bedford (DRussellville) have introduced legislation proposing a constitutional amendment that will allow voters to recall elected officials after the first year of an of More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Cans For A Cause-Help the TornadoVictims in Alabama Ride will meet Saturday, June 4 at Ezell’s Fish Camp in Lavaca. Dust off your bike and fill up your saddlebags with cans of food and join them for lunch at Ezell’s Lunch is Dutch. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Jones Chapel Church of Christ of Coffeeville will have a gospel meeting Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5. Speakers include Jeff Belknap Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday, Ben Sorrell at 7 p.m., Sunday, Hollis Creel at 10 a.m. More...

Grove Hill Baptist Church’s celebrating 150th anniversary this weekend, June 4 and 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...

Did Jesus enter Jerusalem riding in a golden chariot?

1. Is the Book of Nehemiah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. How did Jesus enter Jerusalem during the “Triumphal Entry”? On foot, Carried by slaves, On a donkey, In a golden chariot 3. More...

Lifestyle

Leathers-Davis to marry in Grove Hill June 25

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ray Leathers of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Keller Monet Leathers, to Steven Grey Davis, son of Richard Craig Davis of Fulton and Donna Skipper Davis of Grove Hill. More...

Harris-Bailey to say vows June 4 in T’ville

Joseph Bailey of Demopolis and Rhonda Harris of Thomasville announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Rhonda is the daughter of Catherine Curry of Thomasville and the late Rodney Thomas of Mobile. More...

Moore-Overstreet to marry July 9 in Aimwell church

The families of Margaret Moore and Mitchell Overstreet would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of the couple. The bride’s parents are Leigh Thompson of Aimwell and Mark and Dora Moore from Mobile. More...

Schools

LP donates to CCHS

Claes Rossby, a representative of Louisiana Pacific Corp. presented a $750 grant to the Clarke County High School’s Library May 25. More...

Thanks for the memories, Coffeeville High

Old photos reflect rich heritage of C’ville school

School has adjourned in Coffeeville, not just for the school year but likely forever. Coffeeville High School has been closed and students will be divided between Grove Hill and Jackson schools when the new school year begins. More...

Alford - Free Access

Delois Ann Alford, 33, of Grove Hill died June 5, 2011. She was born June 26, 1977. She was employed at Wal-Mart. More...

Brown - Free Access

Ann McClinton Brown, 59, of Gadsden died June 4, 2011. More...

Thompson - Free Access

James Calvin Thompson Sr., 72, of Vineland died May 31, 2011 at his residence. He was born Sept. 23, 1938 in Coxheath, Ala. He was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church. More...

Ballard - Free Access

Mary Ethel Ballard, 83, of Nicholsville died June 2, 2011 in Thomasville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 5, 1927 in Nicholsville. She was a member of the Nicholsville Baptist Church. She was a retired seamstress. More...

‘Refrigerator’ murder nets life sentence for Welch

A Clarke County man was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a Washington County man by shooting him and then stuffing his body in an old refrigerator. More...

CHS archery equipment, more taken in school burglary

The bows and arrows used by the Coffeeville High School archery team in their state and national competitions were among items stolen from the school’s vocational agricultural building last Thursday night or Friday morning. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sellers

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...

Greene

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

Richardson

Daryel Ray "Ray-Ray" Richardson Jr., 18, of Jackson died May 18, 2011. He was born April 16, 1993 in Jackson. More...

Business

Splenda plant reopening lauded

Senate Minority Whip Marc Keahey (DGrove Hill) today welcomed Tate and Lyle PLC, a sugar and sweetner company, back to McIntosh, and congratulated the company on its decision to reopen its Splenda production plant. More...

Sports

SEC baseball tourney

The Southeastern Conference held their annual baseball tournament last week in Hoover. The championship game was played Sunday between Florida and Vanderbilt, with the Gators winning the title. More...

CCHS baseball seniors recognized

Clarke County High School seniors Aaron Turner, Will Wiggins, Jake Horton and Zack Watford were presented a Louisville Slugger bat at the Bulldogs’ banquet Tuesday night. More...

Tom Roberts to speak at Bama Alumni event June 14

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...

Editorial

Our Opinions

FEMA’s help welcomed but let’s not abuse it

It is great that we have a benevolent government, one that is willing to help its citizens in time of emergencies and natural disasters. It is a shame, though, that there are those who would take advantage of such generosity. More...

Gone South

TV and me all these years

This is a column the majority of my intensely ambivalent readership could easily write — probably. The inspiration came from a recent article in The New York Times, a newspaper I read regularly to keep up with what the enemy is doing. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Gambling and politics in Alabama

The sensational and much anticipated gambling corruption case comes to trial this Monday in Federal Court in Montgomery. Presiding over the case will be the very highly regarded senior federal jurist in the Middle District, Myron Thompson. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Kenneth E. Horn Sr., to Sabrina P. Horn; Christopher Blake Dunagan, to Stephene Kaye Waddill; Elvis Moore, to Tracy Y. Phillips; Kevin Taylor, to Rebecca S. Arnett; Michael Edward Hinson, to Anna Elizabeth Turner. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 24-31 include: April Andrea Smith, 25, driving under the influence (alcohol), $1,000 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...