July 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Two arrested for church burglaries

Two men have been arrested in connection with the burglary of New St. Matthew Baptist Church in the Alma- Choctaw Bluff community. More...

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Hearing on county commission redistricting is Aug. 22

The Clarke County Commission adopted a redistricting plan for commission districts Tuesday. The districts have been slightly altered to conform to the new 2010 census figures and shifting populations within the county. More...

Jackson 5-laning project delayed but still in works

Project not in three year draft plan but still being worked on, says ALDOT

The long awaited and much wanted five-laning of Highway 43 in north Jackson won’t be started anytime soon but the local Alabama Department of Transportation division engineer says the project is still in the works and isn’t dead. More...

Sheriff ’s pickups awaiting service

Brand new Chevy pickups have been parked for a few weeks while leasing agreement glitches were worked out. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County High School’s Class of 1962 will meet at David’s Catfish House in Thomasville Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m. to work on plans for its 50th class reunion. All members are asked to attend if possible. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Horeb Baptist Church of Whatley will have its revival services beginning Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31. Dr. Johnny Kendrick, pastor of Thompkins Baptist Church will bring the message at 7 p.m. nightly. More...

Indian Ridge Baptist Church mourns death of ‘D’ Hunt

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church began its regular order of service Sunday, July 24 with Rev. Lynum preaching a powerful sermon from Luke 23:32-44 entitled, “The Gift of Choice.” More...

Lifestyle

Memories & Recipes

Enjoyed the company of family

When my son-in-law asked if I could keep his dogs for a few days, I gladly accepted. Afterall he puts his life on the line for me everyday. More...

Tamesha Caves graduates from Remington College

Tamesha Caves of Grove Hill, a 2010 honor graduate of Clarke County High School recently finished Remington College in Mobile with a diploma as a medical assistant with X-Ray and EKG, again finishing with honors. More...

Beckworth-Moore to marry Aug. 27 in Thomasville

Trina and Rodney Harrison of Thomasville and Billy Beckworth of Andalusia announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Devan Michelle Beckworth, to James M. "Jamie" Moore, son of James and Alice Moore of Grove Hill. More...

Schools

Where C’ville students will be going to school

The allocation of Coffeeville students among the various Clarke County public schools was noted at Tuesday’s board of education meeting. More...

Supe won’t budge on filling jobs

Despite prodding from a local attorney acting as a spokesman for about 30 people who crowded into the Clarke County Board of Education’s meeting Tuesday and an apparent willingness to resolve the matter from school board members, Superintendent More...

Gerald Stephens credited Bear Bryant for his success

Many equally complimentary of late supt.

When Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant died in 1984, Gerald Stephens remembered his old coach as a mentor and someone who gave his all in anything he did. Last week, friends and family of Gerald Stephens remembered him in a similar fashion. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sullivan

John Sullivan Jr., 62, of McIntosh, died July 23, 2011. He was born July 26, 1948. He was the son of Julia Sullivan Adams and the late John Sullivan Sr. He had been an employee at AKZO Nobel for 33 years. More...

Thompson

Inell Thompson, 53, of Gainestown died July 24, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. She was a member of the St. Matthew No. 1 Baptist Church of Manila, where she sang in the choir. More...

Rooks

Shirley Denise Rooks, 49, of Jackson died July 25, 2011 at her residence. She was born Aug. 19, 1961. She was a native of Virginia. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. She was a former parts manager for Scoggin Motors. More...

Sports

Real football in just a few days!

Teams from Clarke County High, Jackson and Leroy participated in a 7-on-7 passing camp last week in Grove Hill. More...

Youth football sign-ups in GH

The Grove Hill Pee Wee football league will have their last sign-up on Thursday (today) and Friday from 6 p.m. -8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. at Hudson Park in Grove Hill. This is for football players and cheerleaders. More...

Big mess of catfish

Chris Wiggins, Mike Wiggins and Zach Sanders brought in a nice haul of catfish early in July while fishing near Claiborne. More...

Editorial

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County healthcare

The Clarke County Development Foundation is to be commended for its initiative to look into healthcare needs for the county. A meeting two weeks ago drew elected officials, citizen leaders and healthcare professionals including physicians. More...

Gone South

‘Chair Guys’ doing well

SEAGROVE BEACH, Fla. — The coastal economy is reviving. How do I know? Not by asking real estate agents. Real estate agents always paint a rosy picture — it’s either a good time to buy or a good time to sell. More...

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Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 19-26 include: Tavaris Kinyaun Black, 30, probation violation, burglary third degree, theft of property first degree, $25,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Matthew Robert Duff, to Hannah Lynne Etheridge; David Ryan Powell, to Mary Margaret Davis; Galen Canady Rush, to Jaki Ruth-Ann Fleming; Perry Lee Spencer, to Jamie Reed. More...