June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Riggins - Free Access

James Patrick "Pat" Riggins, 40, of Pine Hill died July 2, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born July 22, 1970 in Selma. More...

Darley - Free Access

Mildred Annette Darley, 63, of Jackson died July 1, 2011. She was born Aug. 9, 1947. She attended Leroy Baptist Church. She was an avid supporter of The Ronald McDonald House and Relay For Life. She was the kitchen manager for The Fish House. More...

New industries diminish county’s incentive funds

Commission funds commitment to new Metals USA project in T’ville

Clarke County attorney Bruce Wilson termed it a good and bad problem: The county’s diminished industrial projects account. More...

Circuit clerk’s office cleared of dragging feet in small claims case

An out-of-county judge ruled last Thursday that the Clarke County circuit clerk and an assistant did nothing wrong in the way a small claims was handled in a county car dealer’s case. More...

Voodoo murder cases put off because of DNA results delay

There were no trials during the special summer criminal jury session of Clarke County Circuit Court last week although several cases were settled. More...

Special Sections

Community

T’ville events, fireworks celebrate nation’s birthday

Full day planned in downtown area Saturday

Thomasville’s Hometown Celebration will be Saturday in downtown Thomasville. The day will start with a flag raising at 10 a.m. in front of the Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce office. More...

Burn ban continues in all counties

All 67 counties in the state of Alabama remain under a Drought Emergency, often referred to as a “No Burn Order,” which prohibits all outdoor burning. More...

County FSA committee nominations being accepted

Farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers have until Aug. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Flying Bricks Orchestra, the community band sponsored by the Thomasville Arts Council, will present its Independence Day Concert Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center Auditorium. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Lily Baptist Church of Fulton will have Vacation Bible School beginning Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. nightly. Janie Rose Williams and Minister Joide Washington are directors. Rev. Wiley McMillian is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Congress Reports

President announces troop withdrawals from Afghanistan

Beginning next month, the United States will initiate the withdrawal of 10,000 troops from Afghanistan to be completed by year’s end, setting in motion a process to bring home 33,000 American military personnel by the summer of 2012. More...

Guest Columnist

Legislators wouldn’t consider closing huge tax loopholes as alternative to equally huge cuts

As Presiding Circuit Judge of the First Judicial Circuit, I have been asked frequently in recent days about the cuts in the state judicial system. How bad will it be? Who is likely to be laid off? Will we even have jury trials next year? More...

Other Opinions

Celebrate USA

On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 21-28 include: Coral Nay Whittaker, 38, four counts negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $2,750 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Adrian Lamar Drinkard, to Pamela Latrice Witherspoon; Anthony Joseph Larrimore, to Marcela Elizalde; Charles Ray McLemore, to Teri Lancaster Tidwell; Vincent Lamar Harris, to Shelesia Miekel Williams; Spencer Condy Wade, More...

Vastag - Free Access

Duro Vastag, 51, of Sarasota, Fla., died July 1, 2011 after a long battle of cancer. Survivors include his loving wife of 20 years, Marina Gray Vastag (formerly of Thomasville) and his loving daughter, Ashley Victoria Vastag and his parents, Petar a More...

Smith - Free Access

Dorothy Massey Smith, 58, of Sweet Water died June 30, 2011 at DCH Regional Medical Center. She was born July 3, 1952 in Demopolis. She was a member of the Sweet Water Baptist Church. She was a payroll clerk with the Sweet Water Trucking Company. More...

Anderson - Free Access

Hilda M. Anderson, 84, of Sweet Water died June 29, 2011 at her residence. She was born Feb. 8, 1927 in Liberty. She was a member of the Sweet Water Baptist Church. She was a retired schoolteacher. More...

Patterson - Free Access

Bobby Joe Patterson, 52, of Grove Hill died June 28, 2011 at UAB Hospital.  More...

Bozeman - Free Access

Alpha Mae Bozeman, 78, of Grove Hill died July 1, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital. She was born Aug. 27, 1932. She was a member of Jackson Church of Christ. She was a home health nurse for Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Preaching at Walmart lands man in local jail

Thomasville police say Waynesboro minister refused to stop preaching in front of store

A Waynesboro, Miss. preacher’s ministry to spread the gospel by carrying a cross from his home state to Washington D.C. ran into a snag at the Walmart Supercenter in Thomasville last Thursday. More...

School board amends budget

The Clarke County Board of Education amended its 2010-11 budget Tuesday, increasing the total expenditures by $633,022 to $30,513,454. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hall

Rev. Earl Wayne Hall, 64, of Jackson died June 25, 2011 at his residence. He was born July 28, 1946. He was a native of Winslow, Indiana. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the American Legion. More...

Anderson

John Cooper Anderson, 68, of Whatley died June 26, 2011 at his residence. He was born April 23, 1943 in Whatley. He was a member of the Amity Baptist Church. He was a retired auto body repairman of Whatley. More...

Baldwin

Ella Lucresia Taite Baldwin, age 79, of Winn died June 23, 2011 at her residence surrounded by family and friends. She was born Feb. 3, 1932. She was a native of Grove Hill. She was the daughter of the late Earnestine Coates and Elmore Taite. More...

Sports

GH Dixie Belles sweep Gilbertown

The Grove Hill Dixie Belles 13-15-year-old softball all-stars swept Gilbertown last Saturday to claim the district title and earn a spot in the state tournament in Troy on July 15 and 16. More...

District Champions!

Lauren Wiggins slides before the tag as teammate Amber Horn watches. Grove Hill beat Gilbertown twice to win the District and advance to the state tournament in Troy. More...

GH 7 & 8-year-old all-stars qualify for state tourney

The Grove Hill 7 & 8- year-old all-stars eliminated Holtville from the District Tournament in Thomasville Monday night with a 12-11 win. The win set the team up against host team Thomasville Tuesday night. More...

Lifestyle

Agees to celebrate 50th anniversary Sunday, July 10

Doris and Harold Agee will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m. at their home at 12713 Tallahatta Springs Road in Thomasville. The couple was married in 1961. More...

Swindle-Keller to wed July 3 in Altanta, Ga.

Final Wedding Plans

Anna Elizabeth Swindle and Kevin William Keller will exchange marriage vows Sunday, July 3 in Atlanta, Georgia. Miss Swindle is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Richard V. Swindle of Lilburn, Georgia. More...

Memories & Recipes

Two recipes shared from a recent family get-together in Virginia Hi guys, sorry I missed last week. I was visiting my family in Virginia and attending my grandson Michael’s graduation ceremonies and parties. More...

Schools

Clarke retired educators meet

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association met Thursday, May 19 at 11:45 a.m. in Thomasville. The next meeting will be in September. More...