September 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Buck saves master’s life

Buck , Coleman Quinn’s dog, started barking about 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 and Quinn woke up to find his Fourth Avenue home on fire. More...

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Community

Jury says death in Washington Co. murder case

A Washington County Jury who found Corey Wimbley guilty of the Dec. 19, 2008 murder of Wagarville Store Owner Ray Wheat after three days of testimony last week has recommended he be put to death for the crime. More...

Jackson city council works to improve pound conditions

Jackson Mayor Richard Long said Tuesday, Sept. 13, he will work with local citizens in forming a committee to improve conditions at the city’s dog pound. More...

United Way kicks off fall campaign

By Linda H. Breedlove The Clarke County United Way of Southwest Alabama 2011 fund-raising campaign was kicked off Tuesday at a luncheon at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Sports

CCHS gets first win

A trip to the Capital City was the magic elixir as the Clarke County High School Bulldogs earned the first victory of the season as they beat the Montgomery- Catholic Knights 39-13 last Friday night. More...

Gators fall to PA Saints

The Clarke Prep School Gators suffered their first loss of the season to the Saints of Patrician 34-13 last Friday night at Hannah-Hesselman Stadium. CPS fell behind 26-0 at the half before scoring two late touchdowns. More...

Defense scores twice in Tigers 34-6 win

The Thomasville Tigers moved their season record to 3-0 and their region mark to 2-0 when they defeated the B. C. Rain Red Raiders 34-6 at D. F. Anderson Field this past Friday. More...

Lifestyle

Kiracofe-Ross to wed Sept. 24 in Camden

Mr. Kerry Kiracofe of Sandflat and Ms. Joy Kiracofe of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Alexia Kiracofe, to William Allen Ross, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Ballard, Jr. of Pine Hill. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 6-13 include: John Edward Bell, 28, driving under the influence (alcohol), arrested by Choctaw County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Jimmie Harrison Lewis, to Courtney Evon Means; Stuart Russell Etheredge, to Georganna Traweek Tucker; Samuel James Coleman, to Bonnie Leigh Hamiter; Thomas Russell Kirkpatrick, Sarah Ellen Hayse. More...

Now here's a tip!

 “I love to have sauteed, sliced mushrooms, and I use my egg slicer to get perfect slices. It’s very handy and much easier to use than doing it with a knife.” — K.P. More...

$3.5 million asphalt plant for Grove Hill

A $3.5 million asphalt plant will be located in Grove Hill before the end of the year. The Clarke County Commission agreed Tuesday to sell 9.78 acres of land in the Mid-Clarke Industrial Park to Hosea Weaver and Sons for the plant. More...

Seizure blamed for accident

James “Bubba” Baugh Jr. apparently had a seizure of some sort as he sat in his car at the intersection of Highway 43 and Baugh Road in the Greenwood community Saturday evening. More...

Basketball coaches want 10-month salary contracts

Clarke County basketball coaches attended the county board of education meeting Sept. 7 to request that they be put on a 10- month contract instead of the 9.5-month contract they are on now. More...

Kansas man charged with diesel theft

A Kansas man has been arrested and charged with stealing diesel fuel from the Go-Co Exxon in Coffeeville. He had apparently just stolen fuel at the Go-Co in Silas when he was arrested. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Odom

Marion Ryser Odom, 77, of Jackson died Sept. 14, 2011 at her residence. She was born Dec. 24, 1933. She was a member of McCanns United Methodist Church. She was a retired clerk with Macs Drugs & Family Pharmacy. More...

Morgan

Clara Ophelia Morgan, 103, died Sept. 12, 2011 in Camden Nursing Facility. She was born Nov. 7, 1907 in Pine Hill. She was a member of the Pine Hill Church of God. She was a homemaker. More...

Brunson

James Walter "Bud" Brunson, 74, of Saraland died Sept. 14, 2011. He was born Aug. 9, 1937 in Clarke County. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and brother and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. More...

Business

Dollars & Cents

Fiscal leadership sorely needed

Our nation’s fiscal crisis begs for leadership. This brings to mind the sterling example of Amadeo Peter Giannini Wayne Curtis during the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will begin its 2011-2012 year of meetings Thursday, Sept. 15 at 11:45 a.m. at the Jackson Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant in Jackson. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational type singing Saturday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Garrison Keillor could be KTW in a seersucker suit

Alabama lost a treasure in June when Kathryn Tucker Windham died at the age of 93. She had a wonderful soft melodic voice and fascinating stories rolled out of her effortlessly like water from an overflowing well. More...

Political Cartoon

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Gone South

The speech that was never delivered

I have been sitting on this story for years. But with the recent interest in Asa Carter, George Wallace’s racist speechwriter who later changed his name and became a famous novelist, I figure now is as good a time as any. More...

Schools

School board estimates spending nearly $27 million next year

The Clarke County Board of Education adopted its budget for the 2011-12 year Sept. 7. The system anticipates $28,607,834.71 in total revenues and $26,913,086.79 in total expenditures leaving an ending total fund balance of $3,115,493.13. More...