August 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury indicts 282 last week

The Clarke County Grand Jury was in session last week and heard 319 presentations for possible criminal indictment and issued 282 indictments. Forty-one were misdemeanors and 242 were felony offenses. More...

Coaches/drivers ed instructors hired with no discussion, fanfare

Anti-climatic end to long dispute over employment

After weeks, maybe months, of a tugof war between Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh, the school board, coaches and fans over the hiring of driver education instructors—who probably are more important as assistant football coaches—th More...

Special Sections

Community

Culinary knives for storm victims

Jackson High School student represents company offering special

A Jackson High School student is helping victims of the April’s devastating tornadoes by selling cutlery sets to be donated to those who are in the process of rebuilding their lives. More...

Cards of Thanks

I would like to thank each and everyone for your kindness since I returned home from knee replacement. A special thanks to my nice paper lady for placing my paper by my front door every day. More...

Culverts to be replaced on County Route 15

County Engineer Danny Overton told commissioners Monday that two culverts under County Route 15 south of Lady Landing Road are causing road problems and will have to be replaced. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

If you see me mumbling on the sidelines...

Its actually kinda funny when you consider just how much our society and world revolves around quotes or sayings. No matter what the situation, someone can recite something that someone said in a similiar situtation. More...

Two weeks to go til first game

There are just two weeks left before the first games of the regular season for the high school football teams. Clarke Prep will play Morgan in a scrimmage this Friday at home. More...

Bulldogs have Bears, Aggies on horizon

The Clarke County Bulldogs have one more week before they take on Leroy in a fall Jamboree on Aug. 18. Then one week later they will host Jackson in the season opener on Thursday, Aug. 25 More...

Lifestyle

PICTURES FROM THE PAST

Richard Waller submitted this photo of W. I. Waller’s Waller Motor Company, a Ford dealership, in Grove Hill. The building is filled with Model A Fords, produced from 1928 until 1931. More...

Leave your hat at home if you dance in Fargo

 It was noted psychiatrist and sleep researcher William C. More...

Big acts booked for first jam

Local communities excited about economic impact of concert

The towns of Coffeeville and Silas are hoping to see a big boost to tourism this October, when the Tombigbee River Jam presented by Killer Buzz Energy kicks off Halloween Weekend (Oct. More...

Lee

Saragene Lee, 76, of Jackson died Aug. 12, 2011 at her residence. She was born April 12, 1935. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Jackson. She was a nurse at the Grove Hill and Jackson hospitals. More...

FAA woes not affecting airport project

Despite the congressional debate over funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that threatened rural airports until it was resolved last week, work is proceeding on the proposed $21 million Clarke County regional airport. More...

United Security Bancshares annual meeting held in T’ville

A few shareholders voiced their concerns and frustrations with the performance of United Security Bancshares, the holding company that operates First United Security Bank and Acceptance Loan Company, at Tuesday’s stockholders meeting in Thomasv More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Stewart

Dorothy Mae Stewart, 68, of Jackson died Aug. 2, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. She was a member of the Apostolic Faith Church in Jackson. She was an employee of Vanity Fair for more than 20 years. More...

Weaver

Floyd Weaver, 74, died Aug. 3, 2011. More...

Overstreet

Ralph Condred Overstreet, 78, of Gainestown died Aug. 14, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born May 2, 1933. He was a member of the Jones Chapel Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Masonic Lodge in Satsuma. More...

Business

SET officials update Jackson city leaders on new steel plant

Jackson Mayor Richard Long recognized SET Enterprises Project Director Dominic Sarno, Site Construction Plant Manager Jim Smith and the plant’s newly named General Manager Chuck Sudwischer during Tuesday’s city council meeting. More...

Two ASCC employees honored on retirements

Alabama Southern Community College President, Dr. Reginald Sykes honored Angelis Smith and Richard Martindale during a retirement luncheon held in their honor last week on the Thomasville campus. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Snodgrass Family Reunion will be Sunday, Aug. 14 at the home of W.V. Bedwell. Call 334-636-2696. Bring lawn chairs and a covered dish. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Morning Star Baptist Church of Whatley will have Prophet Laron Matthews of Calamuet Park, Ill. as evangelist as a special guest Thursday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. The church is located on 466 Morning Star Road. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Hospital situation

The closing of Southwest Alabama Medical Center, a/k/a the Thomasville Hospital came as no surprise to anyone in the immediate area—citizens, doctors and other healthcare professionals, elected officials, etc. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Gone South

Better mail that letter now

Not that I ever knew anyone who actually lived in a post office as the narrator of Eudora Welty’s short story, “Why I Live at the P. O.,” did after a family squabble sent her there to escape. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 02-08 include: Harry Brant Lancaster Jr., 41, false report to an authority, driving under the influence (alcohol), $3,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Larry Darnell Huff, to Sylvia Lynn Robinson; Danny Ross Courington Jr., to Angela Hinson. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...