September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners debate, let road work areas stand

The Monday work session of the Clarke County Commission had extensive discussion— and some disagreement among commissioners— about the county engineer’s proposal to change from three to two work districts for the road and bridge dep More...

Clarke Historical Society buys Barrow’s property for $10,000

The Clarke County Historical Society isn’t sure how it will use the old Barrow’s Fine Furniture building and property it is purchasing in Grove Hill but the deal was too good to pass up. More...

Special Sections

Community

Trivia test

1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the former name of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport? 2. TELEVISION: Who played Eliot Ness on the original TV show “The Untouchables”? 3. More...

Jackson city council OKs nearly $7.5 million budget

The Jackson City Council, Tuesday, Sept. 28, passed a balanced budget of nearly $7.5 million for the 2011/12 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. More...

Jackson planning Fire Prevention Week activities

Fire Prevention Week 2011 focuses on preventing home fires. The campaign also urges people to protect their homes and families with lifesaving technology and planning. More...

Sports

Recognizing Lady Gators’ title

State Representative Elaine Beech and State Senator Marc Keahey, along with Marc Keahey II, present Clarke Prep School Headmaster Marc Mickleboro with a proclamation praising the Lady Gators State Ch More...

Jackson beats Leroy in annual tilt

For several minutes it looked as though the Jackson Leroy clash would come down to the last person holding the ball as the two teams scored 21 combined points. More...

Eagles unseats 1A champs Coosa

Jackson Academy’s football team had been looking forward to a rematch with last year’s 1A State champions, Coosa Valley, who defeated JA by a score of 14 – 12 last year. More...

Editorial

Candidates must get early start on 2012

The political scene is quiet in Clarke County but if it is going to heat up it is going to have to soon. State primaries have been moved from June to March for 2012 to match the presidential primary date. More...

Roads are terrible

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Recently I returned home for a funeral and I was shocked by the conditions of the Gosport Landing Road. More...

Sticking Coffeeville

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 20-27 include: Tevin John Anderson, 20, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Demonta Smith, 23, parole violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Daryl L. Johnson, to Tiara R. McCall. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Sept. More...

Schools

CCHS students off to good year

The 2011-2012 school year is off to a great start. I feel welcome. My classes are going well, and school spirit is in abundance. More...

Helping feed Clarke public school teachers

State Representative Elaine Beech and State Senator Marc Keahey present Clarke County Superintendent Woodie Pugh with a check that was used to help pay for the meals for the system’s teachers o More...

CCHS Homecoming 2011

2011 Clarke County High School Homecoming Court

The members of the 2011 Clarke County High School Homecoming Court are, left to right: Freshman Maid Shayla Gwin, Sophomore Maid Shannon Merida, Junior Maid Melanie Washington, Senior Maid Mary Ray C More...

Purse snatchers gets snatched

Two individuals believed to have been involved in several purse snatchings in the area were apprehended after a manhunt in the Helwestern community Sept. 21. More...

Coats sworn in as new police chief

Woodie Coats, left, was sworn in as Grove Hill’s police chief during a ceremony at the Vivian Gilmore Senior Citizen Center Sept. 23. More...

$12.3 million budget OK’d

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approved a budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year that is only slightly higher than the previous year’s and does not include any employee raises. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hutto

Thomas Lindsey "Lynn" Hutto, 60, of Thomasville died Sept. 29, 2011 at his residence. He was born July 24, 1951. He was a member of Pineview Baptist Church. He was a maintenance consultant with International Paper Company of Pine Hill. More...

Maness

James David Maness, 69, of Arlington died Sept. 26, 2011 at DCH Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 13, 1942 in Arlington. He was a member of the County Line Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a saw mill mechanic. More...

Kinman

Martha Elizabeth Kinman, 88, of Whatley died Oct. 1, 2011 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born March 6, 1923. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Grove Hill. She was a clerk with the United States Postal Service. More...

Business

Dollars & Cents

Smartphones require smart security precautions for use

Smartphones are spreading like a raging wildfire. By the end of this year, estimates are that half of the American people will be using them to access the Internet, run different applications, and make phone calls. More...

TDS says $4 million Internet upgrade delayed but still coming

In January 2010, TDS Telecommunications announced that it had received a $3.9 million federal stimulus grant to expand broadband Internet services to TDS customers in Grove Hill. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Senior Center. More...

Church News

Remembering St. Peter’s ‘Big Meeting’ as October rolls around

How sweet it is to have wonderful October memories of your childhood still etched in your mind. I have been most fortunate to remember when the members of the St. More...

Indian Ridge Baptist starts scholarship in memory of ‘D’ Hunt

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its regular order of service Sunday, Sept. 18 with Bishop Eddie Ray Foreman of Atlanta, Georgia delivering the sermon. He was home attending his 31st class reunion. More...

Jackson Church of Christ members go to Honduras

In 1962, a man by the name Luis Medina had a “dream” of building a church building for a congregation of the Lord’s Church between the city of Mateo and the villages in Honduras. More...

Lifestyle

Retro casseroles back in fashion — and good as ever!

Everything old is new again! Retro fashions and furnishings are all the rage, so I thought it was time to bring back a retro casserole dish. A casserole describes both the container and the contents. More...

Fer guson-Maddox marry Aug. 13 in Orange Beach

Courtney Elizabeth Maddox and Charles Baron “Chase” Ferguson were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at a seven o’clock sunset ceremony on the beach of Nordic Villas in Orange Beach. The Rev. More...

Caleb McVay chosen for People to People program

Caleb McVay, a student at Jackson Middle School has been chosen by People to People International Education program for a chance to travel and study in England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland in the summer of 2012. More...