August 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Supt. Pugh says full force in place for new school year

In a special meeting Friday, Aug. 12, the Clarke County Board of Education made its final personnel hirings and adustments for the new school year. Superintendent Woodie Pugh said the system has virtually full staffs at all of the schools. More...

Researching black family histories not an easy task

Census records are important tools for genealogists researching their family histories. Using the census, many researchers can go back by the decades all the way to 1790 as they look for information on their ancestors. Many can but not everyone. More...

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Chance & Scyrene

Lots of events in local communities

The annual homecoming and revival services will be held at Mt. Sinai AME Church in Packers Bend beginning Sunday, Aug. 28. Homecoming services will begin at 1:30 p.m. More...

Stirring up a dust storm

A LifeFlight emergency medical helicopter landed on the vacant lot at the corner of Clark and Jackson Streets in Grove Hill Saturday, kicking up a lot of dust in the process. More...

Cancer fundraiser Aug. 27

Are you on TeamCait? Are you a “CHEMOsabe” of Caitlyn? Then lend your “sole” to raise funds for a great cause! More...

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The Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Senior Citizens Building, said Chairman Elma Averitt. There will be a 5K run/walk fundraiser benefiting Caitlyn Foreman Saturday, Aug. 27. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Spencer Chapel A.M.E. Church of Fulton will continue its revival Thursday, Aug. 18 and end Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker for the week will be Rev. Ronnie Cook, pastor of the Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church at Uniontown. Rev. David L. More...

Revival services held at Indian Ridge

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its annual homecoming and revival services Sunday, Aug. 7. More...

Lifestyle

Ethel Leslie celebrates 50th anniversary as ASU grad

Mrs.Ethel Leslie, a native of Thomasville graduated 50 years ago from Alabama State University earning a B.S. in Education. More...

Pughs’ celebrate 50 years September 4th

Mr. and Mrs. Bennie (Mary James) Pugh will be honored with a fiftieth wedding anniversary reception to be held at the Peniel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in the McVay community Sunday, Sept. 4 from 2 until 4 p.m. More...

HIPPY enrollment now open

The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Clarke County program is now enrolling parents 3, 4 and 5 year olds for 2011-2012 program year. More...

McLendon

Patsy McInnis McLendon, age 73, a native of Jackson, Al and a resident of Millers Ferry, Al, passed away peacefully with her family at her side on August 17, 2011 in a Mobile hospital. Mrs. More...

T’ville hospital officially closes doors Tuesday

Thomasville’s hospital closed Tuesday night, August 16, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. It was 47 years old. More...

Police dept. sign ordered; renovations still to be done

The Grove Hill Town Council purchased a $189 sign for the new police department that will relocate from town hall to the recently purchased Stringer home next door but postponed renovations because not enough bids for the work have been received. More...

Rash of weekend thefts investigated by Jackson police

The Jackson Police Department is investigating several thefts that occurred over the weekend. The first was reported Aug. 12 around 9:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Club Wiley Road. A Boss brand compact disc player was reported stolen from a vehicle. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bailey

Ralph LaFett Bailey, 74, of Thomasville died Aug. 18, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born July 31, 1937 in Clarke County. He was a member of the Dickinson Baptist Church. More...

Nichols

Joseph "Joe" Nichols Sr., 76, of Mobile died Aug. 19, 2011 at Providence Hospital. He was born Aug. 5, 1935 in Nicholsville. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a former personnel manager for Vanity Fair. More...

Ott

Clayburn "John" Ott, 74, of Grove Hill died Aug. 20, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1937 in Choctaw Bluff. He was retired from Searcy Hospital in Mt. Vernon. More...

Sports

Volleyball season tips off

Lady Gators get sweep in Crenshaw tournament

One year after winning the AISA Class A state volleyball crown, the Clarke Prep Lady Gators start the season with a new coach. David Cumlander, an assistant on last year’s team, takes over and has a strong nucleus of returning players. More...

New coach enjoys Lady Bulldogs

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs volleyball team will be opening up the season next Monday when they host Monroe County at 4:30 p.m. This year they will be under the direction of first year coach Allan Floyd. More...

New licenses go on sale August 22

The sale of recreational hunting and fishing licenses for Alabama’s 2011-2012 seasons begins on August 22, 2011. More...

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Bribe or contribution? Not so easy to tell Telling an illegal bribe from a legitimate campaign donation isn’t an easy thing to do. More...

Gone South

Here’s a toast to civilization

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” — Benjamin Franklin “Fermented beverages are at the center of religions around the world.” — Patrick McGovern, University of Pennsylvania More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 09-16 include: April Roshell Hollins, 28, no insurance, drivers license suspended/revoked, $789.40 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Records

Marriage license applications Frank Nickalaus Waddill, to Jessica Kay Waddill. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Aug. 4-5 William P. More...