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Pezent - Free Access

Martha Johnson Pezent, 77, of Rockville died June 10, 2011 at her residence. She was born June 22, 1933. She was a member of the Rockville Baptist Church. She was a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair. She loved working in her yard and garden. More...

Politicking will start early for 2012

The 2012 political season will kick off earlier than ever, thanks to the Alabama Legislature moving primary dates due to next year’s presidential election. More...

Coats is interim Grove Hill police chief

Longtime policeman Woodie Coats was named interim chief of police for Grove Hill Monday night at the town council meeting. Coats will take over for Chief Leo Frazier who was placed on Family Medical Leave for 12 weeks. More...

Clarke Bama Club sets meeting

The Clarke County University of Alabama Alumni and Friends Bama Club will hold its summer meeting Tuesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at the Peace Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson. More...

Humane Society offering reward in horse abuse case

Five horses were mutilated and abused, apparently in their stables or adjacent fenced area in the McVay community last week. More...

Special Sections

Community

Sheriff warns of scammers

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department received word of alleged scams going on in the county this week but were one step behind the suspects all day Tuesday. However, lawmen have good leads and believe they know who the individuals are. More...

Assistance with high cooling bills available

The Community Action Agency of Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Monroe and Conecuh Counties have started the process of making applications to assist low-income families with their cooling bill. More...

Jackson men charged with illegal drugs

Two Jackson men face illegal drug charges following a tip by the First Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force ( Task Force One), which eventually led to their arrests Tuesday, May 31, around 4:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Grove Hill Dixie All-stars

The members of the 7 & 8-year-old all-star baseball team are, not in order: Alex Steadham, Caden Gates, Charles Beckham, Cole Pritchett, Damarcus Thomas, Devin Smith, Jackson Duke, Jaryian Jackso More...

WHMS Cheerleaders have camp

The 2001-2012 WHMS cheerleaders attended a home camp on May 28-29. They won several ribbons and a superior trophy. More...

B.J. Stabler football camp set for July 16

Former Clarke County High School and University of Alabama lineman BJ Stabler is hosting the 3rd annual BJ Stabler Camp with the help of current NFL and college players. The camp will be held Saturday, July 16 at H.G. Prim Stadium in Grove Hill. More...

Editorial

The hospital issue

Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville is on life support and the city’s leaders are frantically working to keep it alive and get it off of the critical list. More...

Gone South

Where are you on the list?

It all started a few weeks ago when my buddy John, who provides me with all sorts of information I can use when the well runs dry, sent me an article with the disturbing news that “Elvis falls from top-1,000 U.S. baby namelists.” Yessir. More...

Employees, citizens, T’ville deserve very best hospital

Dear Editor, More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 31-June 7 include: Timothy Lamar Williams, 35, failure to appear, $1,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Patrick Anthony Taylor, to Lensi Anne Driver; Billy Jacob Overstreet, to Jessica Dawn Curry; Samuel Justin Noble, to Dacy Brooke Slay- ton; James Robert Bradley, to Morgan Elaine Hurst. More...

Willoughby - Free Access

Jack Todd Willoughby, 88, of Grove Hill died June 13, 2011 at a Mobile hospital. More...

Manley - Free Access

James Thomas "Tommy" Manley, 72, of Thomasville died June 10, 2011 at Brookwood Medical Center. He was born Jan. 16, 1939 in Carmichael, Miss. More...

Bush - Free Access

John Godbold Bush, 79, died June 4, 2011 in Orange Park, Fla. He was born Jan. 19, 1932 in Gosport. He served his country proudly in the United States Army. More...

Young - Free Access

Lula Marie Young, 78, of Mobile died June 8, 2011 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. She was born Sept. 22, 1932. She was a former resident of Jackson. More...

Thomasville trying to keep hospital afloat

Employees of Southwest Alabama Medical Center and several Thomasville physicians sat patiently in the Thomasville city council meeting room Monday evening as Mayor Sheldon Day scurried to put together legal documents and other information that many h More...

SET to break ground June 15

A groundbreaking for SET-Alabama, Inc., a new steel processing plant recently announced for Jackson, will be held Wednesday, June 15 at 11 a.m. at the site at 250 Clolinger Road. The public is invited to attend the groundbreaking. Lt. Gov. More...

Farmers Market to reopen

The Grove Hill Farmers Market reopens Thursday, June 9 from 3 until 6 p.m. Many of the vendors who participated in last year’s inaugural market are returning and there are new ones as well. The vendors will offer a variety of fresh produce. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alford

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

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

Ballard

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...

Business

OSHA fines T’ville Lumber

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Thomasville Lumber Co. for 24 alleged safety and record keeping violations at its plant in Thomasville. Proposed penalties total $159,700. More...

Keahey-backed bill, OKs tax incentives to recruit international businesses

The Alabama Legislature has passed an economic development bill sponsored by Sen. Marc Keahey, D-Grove Hill. More...

Dollars and $ense

Yard Sale Tips Summer is a great time to de-clutter and make a few dollars at the same time. Holding a yard sale can be work, but it also can be lucrative. Here are some tips to make your yard sale successful. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA) supports the upcoming Jackson Sonic Drive- In sponsored Classic Auto Cruise-In on Saturday, June 11 from 2 until 5 p.m. at the North Commerce Street (AL 177) facility. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Peniel Baptist Church of Jackson will continue Vacation Bible School entitled “Big Apple Adventure” Thursday, June 9 and end Friday, June 10 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon for ages 2 years through 6th grade. More...

Lifestyle

Pop tops donated

Pictured is Marie Slade, Chairman of the Clarke County Farmers Federation Women's Leadership Committee presenting Kim Earwood, director of the state women's division for the Alabama Farmers Federatio More...

Hole Shot boat races this weekend

The Hole Shot Larry Stephens Memorial drag boat races return to the Tombigbee River this weekend, June 11 and 12. The Thomasville Boating Association is organizing the event that is expected to be bigger than ever. More...

First annual Tombigbee Catfish Festival announces lineup

The Tombigbee Catfish Festival presented by Killer Buzz Energy Drink is thrilled to announce its 2011 headliner, Jamey Johnson, for its inaugural festival Saturday, October 29, 2011. More...

Schools

Robert McGwier is director of Virginia Tech’s Hume Center

The Virginia Tech College of Engineering has named Robert McGwier the director of research of the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, and a research professor in its Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineerin More...

Clarke countians graduate University of West Alabama

The University of West Alabama held spring commencement exercises May 7 in Livingston, with President Richard D. More...

West Alabama President, Dean’s list announced

The University of West Alabama announces more than 340 outstanding undergraduate students named to the President's List and the Dean's List for the Spring 2011 academic semester. More...