September 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

School board members debate fight, discipline

Clarke County school board members debated a fighting and discipline incident during a Sept. 15 work session, never naming the students or the school, but the incident sounded a lot like one that occurred at Jackson Middle School a week earlier. More...

Coats is new GH police chief

Swearing-in for new chief set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 at Senior Center.

Grove Hill Mayor Jerry Newton Monday appointed longtime policeman and acting police chief Woodie Coats to be police chief to succeed Leo Frazier who has retired. In addition, Newton appointed police officer Daniel Gibson as assistant chief. More...

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Community

COFFEEVILLE VOLUNTEERS WORK TO CAN LITTER

Above, volunteers working to raise anti-litter awareness in Coffeeville Saturday (L-R) are Carlissa Williams, Avenisha Williams, Carolyn Thigpen, Ambra Thigpen and Ashley Williams. More...

JPD detective warns of thefts, scams

The Sept. 17 theft of a local woman’s purse prompted Jackson Police Acting Detective Derrick Powe to encourage citizens to lock their vehicles and secure valuables that may be left inside their automobiles. More...

$7 billion toll road, rail line?

If it materializes, it’d be a boom for Clarke County, southwest Alabama and the entire western side of the state. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County High School’s Homecoming Parade will be Thursday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. Line-up will begin in front of CCHS at 3:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Creels Chapel United Methodist Church will host 2nd Mile in concert Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited. More...

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C’ville’s money

Several years ago, during one of the Clarke County Board of Education’s threats to close the schools at Coffeeville, the town council there enacted a half-cent sales tax to benefit the elementary and high schools. More...

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 13-20 include: John Christopher Rone, 24, escape second degree, probation violation, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Michael E. Lewis, to Katina D. Manley; Michael J. Pugh Jr., to Latosha Nashae Pritchett; Joshua Kee Stephens, to Morgan Kaitlan Ramsey. More...

Schools

School board agrees to clean up CHS property titles before decision made on former school’s future

The Clarke County Board of Education is considering how to convey the Coffeeville High School building and campus to the Town of Coffeeville or some other entity now that the school is closed and no longer being used. More...

Check for CCHS

State Representative Elaine Beech, DChatom, and State Senator Marc Keahey, D-Grove Hill, recently presented Clarke County High School Principal Debra Dennis with a check to be used for teacher suppli More...

T’ville city school board OK’s $14.1 million budget

The Thomasville School Board approved the system’s budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year Sept. 20. Counting all funding sources, the schools expect to receive $14,171,154. More...

Planting pines to cost more

The new Alabama immigration law isn’t the only potential threat to planting pine trees in the state, done mostly by migrant workers. More...

One dead in Choctaw nightspot shooting

A shooting in the pre-dawn hours Sunday at a Choctaw County nightspot involving more than 60 rounds fired from an AK-47 assault rifle and a 9mm handgun has left a former Southern Choctaw High School basketball standout dead and two others hospitalize More...

Local Catholic radio station starts broadcasting in October

Archbishop Thomas Rodi Monday heralded a new Catholic radio station that will broadcast from Grove Hill. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Steadham

Hazel Jean Steadham, 73, of Thomasville died Sept. 22, 2011 at her daughter’s home. She was born Dec. 28, 1937 in Liberty. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. She was a cosmetologist. More...

Davidson

Frances Alice Davidson, 76, of Thomasville died Sept. 24, 2011 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born Oct. 6, 1934. She was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She was a retired registered nurse. More...

Davis

Nellrie Williams Davis, 87, of Leroy, died Sept. 18, 2011 at the Jackson Medical Center. She was a faithful and devoted member of the St. Union Missionary Baptist Church in Leroy, where she served until her health failed. More...

Sports

JHS beats UMS 40-14 in region tilt

The Jackson Aggies ended 25-years of frustration at Erwin S. Cooper Stadium as they beat the UMS-Wright Bulldogs 40-14 last Friday night. In 1985 Jackson earned a 15-6 win over the Bulldogs. More...

JA Eagles spoil SCA Homecoming

Jackson Academy’s football team put a damper on South Choctaw Academy’s homecoming last Friday by pummeling the home Rebels by a score of 48-6 in a non-region matchup. More...

Sweet Water Bulldogs fall to Linden

The Sweet Water Bulldogs saw their season record fall to 2-2 and their region mark to 1-1 this past Friday, when the undefeated Linden Patriots defeated them 25-14 in a key region match-up for both teams. More...

Lifestyle

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Books offer views on adolescence

She says, “No Way! Adolescence is tough” in response to her senior citizen friends when they lament, “Oh, to be young again!” Girls can have it far too rough during their teen years. More...

Jerry Brown here Sunday to talk about his new book

The Mitcham War will be the topic of the Clarke County Historical Society meeting Sunday, Sept. 25 at 2:30 p.m. (Please note the location has been changed to the Vivian Gilmore Senior Nutrition Center in Grove Hill.) Dr. Jerry E. More...

Birds ’n Stuff

Hummingbirds migrating southward through Clarke

The annual southward migration of Rubythroated Hummingbirds has reached- Clarke County this September. Numbers at our feeders increased from three or four birds last month to two or three dozen birds beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11. More...