August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Man who kills woman then shoots self lives to be indicted for murder

A man who shot and killed his common law wife as she held their infant son in her arms and then shot himself survived to be indicted for her murder by a recent Clarke County Grand Jury. More...

Run to benefit Caitlyn Foreman

18 year old learns she has cancer a month after high school graduation

We all have defining moments in our lives and they are all different for each of us. For your average 18 year old, a defining moment might come in the form of an athletic championship won, a high school graduation or a college scholarship. More...

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Community

Power lines, rain, lightning and wind

A dump truck with its bed partially raised snagged power lines over Love Road late Monday afternoon. More...

Clarke County Commission OK’s redrawn political districts; plan now goes to Justice Dept.

The Clarke County Commission adopted redrawn commission and school board districts Tuesday following a public hearing on Monday that drew no criticisms and only a modest turnout of individuals interested in the plan. More...

Fort Mims massacre reenactment set

On Aug. 30, 1813 the bloodiest massacre in American history occurred in northern Baldwin County near Monroe County at what is now called Tensaw. The Fort Mims Massacre will be reenacted Aug. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

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. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Chilton Baptist Church will continue its revival service Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Bro. William Allison will be the evangelist for the week. Rev. Clifford Dees is the pastor. More...

The Salvation Army to host Angel Tree this year

The Salvation Army will be hosting the Angel Tree this year for the families that need your help. This year times are a lot harder and more people are out of work, and are in need of some help. More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

 It was way back in the 17th century when noted Scottish scholar Patrick Young made the following sage observation: “The trouble with weather forecasting is that it’s right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely More...

Mathews - Powell announce plans for Oct. 22 wedding

Leigh Pippin Dumas and Tommy Mathews, both of Grove Hill, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mallory Taylor Mathews, to Colby Heath Powell. Mr. More...

Memories & Recipes

Ready for football?

Are you ready for some football? More...

Schools

Schools Matters

Politicians’ agendas not always best for students

“Politics must stop at the schoolhouse door.” President Bill Clinton’s State of the Union address, Feb. 4, 1997. More...

Clemmons

Charles Thomas Clemmons, 43, of Thomasville died Aug. 21, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Jan. 28, 1963 in Meridian, Miss. he was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. He was a former cell phone call center representative. More...

Clarke has 5th highest unemployment in state

Lakeside Steel’s new steel plants in Thomasville and southern Clarke County, SET Enterprises’ new steel plant in Jackson and Golden Dragon Copper’s new copper tubing plant in Thomasville aren’t going up fast enough for 1,754 C More...

One garbage cart not enough, citizen complains

Health official says better participation with new collection system in place

A Clarke County resident complained to the Clarke County Commission Monday about the new garbage pickup system and charged that the 95-gallon carts are not large enough for some families. More...

Good night, Irene, Irene

Irene good night, Irene good night, Good night Irene, good night Irene, I’ll see you in my dreams. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Payne-Andrews

Christopher LaKerrington Payne-Andrews, 23, died Aug. 25, 2011. More...

Carpenter

Winnie Mae Carpenter, 82, of Chatom died Aug. 24, 2011 at her residence. She was born Sept. 2, 1928. She was a native of Yarbo. She was a member of the Cedar Curve Freewill Church in St. Stephens. She was a homemaker. More...

Pierce

Robert Cecil Pierce, 74, of Jackson died Aug. 24, 2011 at his residence. He was born April 29, 1937. He was a native of Mobile. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in the Tanner-Williams Community of Mobile. More...

Sports

CCHS reserve football seats

Reserve seats for Clarke County High School football games are on sale for $10 each. Contact Ann Baugh at the school to purchase one. More...

Jamborees kick off football season

Regular season starts Thursday. Attend a game!
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Tune-ups are over, real games now

The tune-up jamboree games enjoyed by several area schools concluded last Friday night and teams have used this week to prepare for the opening of the regular season. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Irene wakes us up

The southeastern Gulf Coast is getting a lucky break at the expense of our Atlantic seaboard neighbors as Hurricane Irene appears to be taking an easternly turn. More...

Gone South

Consulting the Farmer’s Almanac

Summer’s back is broken. That’s the way old folks in old times used to say it. Mid-August. Hot as nine kinds of hell. Things start going to seed. More...

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 16-23 include: Morris Lawson, 35, parole violation, arrested by Life Tech. Wesley Stephon Kynard, 24, holding for investigation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Jarvis Durell Culpepper, to Cassondra Shavell Mc- Dole; Donald L. Havelin, to Nancy S. Crowder. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...