September 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Closed CHS puts $1 million in system’s reserves

The Clarke County school system will realize a oneyear windfall of over $1 million in fiscal 2011-12 because of the closing of Coffeeville Elementary and High School. More...

Tougher DUI penalties in effect Sept. 1

Alabama laws are getting tougher Sept. 1 for those who are convicted of drinking and driving. For first time offenders with blood alcohol content of 0.15 or higher when arrested, the penalty will increase from three months in jail to a year. More...

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Community

Jackson PD in search of man for financial crime

Jackson Police are searching for Michael Bracy, 35, of Jackson and is asking the public for help in locating him. More...

Jackson clerk faces felony charges after Friday’s raid

A Jackson store clerk faces felony charges following the execution of a search warrant Friday, Aug. 26, at the Pit Stop on Forest Avenue. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Parden Family Reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 3 at Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Coffeeville. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Cedar Point Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have its annual choir night Saturday, Sept. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The special guests will be Rev. James Howard Jr. choir and church family of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church of Morvin. Rev. More...

Mt. Zion Church scholarships awarded recently

Five scholarships were awarded Sunday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church’s Annual Homecoming Service. Mt. More...

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Training a workforce Unemployment is over 10 percent statewide. Clarke County’s unemployment is over 17 percent; the fifth highest in the state. Area leaders are working to create new jobs but they simply aren’t coming fast enough. More...

Gone South

Separation anxiety up close

Occasionally, folks find fault with what I write. That’s OK. Comes with the territory. And I respect their opinions, eloquently wrong though they may be. More...

Records

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Houston Quintin Pearson, to Dana Revae Agee; James Marlon Moore, to Devan Michelle Beckworth; Mark Steven Frazier, to Belinda Morgan Tipper. More...

Schools

Scott Graduates from UA

On August 5, 2011, Clarke County native, David Scott, graduated from the University of Alabama earning a Doctorate of Education Degree in Instructional Leadership. Dr. Scott graduated in 1988 from Jackson High School and went on to earn a B.S. More...

Breaking News - 9/3/2011 11:20 AM

Southern Choctaw High bus in accident in Coffeeville

One student player dies; several are injured

      The Southern Choctaw High School Indian football team was almost back to Choctaw County from a Friday road trip game to Flomaton when a terrible accident occurred that would claim the life of one of its players. More...

Nabbing the bad guy

Officers from a number of law enforcement agencies participated in active shooter training, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 24 and 25, at the old Coffeeville High School. More...

Sees new King Memorial

Johnita Cox of Toddtown recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for the dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial. The dedication was canceled due to Hurricane Irene. More...

Indian massacre happened 198 years ago

The historical marker has seen better days; in fact, it was stolen at one point and was gone for some time before being reerected. It is battered and its face is peeling. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Duke

Lavert Duke, 83, of Coffeeville died Aug. 30, 2011 at Camden Nursing Home. He was born Sept. 2, 1927. He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a member of Center Point Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during World War II. More...

Lane

Jerald Wayne "Jerry" Lane, 63, of Hawthorn died Aug. 30, 2011 at Washington County Hospital in Chatom. He was born March 15, 1948. He was a native of Mississippi. He was an electrician for Olin Chemical. More...

Ball

Horace Terrell Ball, 90, of Leroy died Sept. 1, 2011 in Jackson. He was born March 16, 1921 in Tuscaloosa County. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of leroy. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the Army Air Corp. More...

Sports

CPS Gators sack Cougars 24-20

The Clarke Prep School Gators opened the 2011 season with a 24-20 road win over the Escambia Academy Cougars last Friday night in Canoe. More...

Bulldogs fall to JHS

The Jackson Aggies scored on their first three possessions and never looked back as they beat county foe Clarke County 41-6 before a standing room only crowd at H.G. Prim Stadium Thursday night. More...

Tigers tame Bulldogs

As the sun sank behind the Sycamore tree standing watch over Victory Field, the home standing Sweet Water Bulldogs tasted defeat at the hands of the Thomasville Tigers 28-7 in a battle between defending state champions. More...

Lifestyle

White-Harrington tell plans to marry Sept. 17 in Mobile

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clark of Grove Hill and Larry White of Mobile announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Jeanelle White, to Stephen McKinney Harrington, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve B. Harrington of Mobile. More...

Manley-Lewis to wed Sept. 24 in Pennington

Daniel Kelsey II and Paul and Karen Autrey, all of Thomaston announce the engagement of their daughter, Katina D. Manley, to Michael E. Lewis, son of Sheila Mc- Donald, of Grove Hill and Mike Lewis of Lakeland, Fla. More...

Ramsey-Stephens to marry Sept. 17 in Grove Hill church

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Ramsey Jr. of Thomasville announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Kaitlan Ramsey, to Joshua Kee Stephens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kliff Stephens and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Syphrit all of Grove Hill. More...