October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

71-year-old pleas guilty to murdering wife in T’ville home

A 71-year-old Thomasville man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 2010 murder of his wife of 50 years and received a 15- year sentence. More...

Coaches to get $17,473 in supplement increases

A revised coaching supplements schedule was approved by the Clarke County Board of Education at its Sept. 29 meeting. Coaches are paid supplements for coaching sports over and above their regular salaries. More...

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Man runs off 43 and wrecks

Robert Johnson of Jackson was observed weaving on Highway 43 near Grove Hill by a motorist. More...

Coffeeville council OKs new budget: $165,250

The Coffeeville Town Council adopted a $165,250 budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year at its Tuesday meeting. Mayor Robert Cox said the town came in about $8,000 under budget for the just concluded fiscal year. More...

Correction

In last week’s write-up about the annual meeting of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce it was reported that Marilyn Berry is manager of Aarons. She is acutally the sales manager. Also, the meal was catered by Gary’s and not Lake Marie. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Bedwell Family Reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 8 at W.V. Bedwell’s home on County Road 9 Sandflat. Bring a covered dish and lawn chairs and enjoy the day. Call 334-636- 2696 for more information. More...

Church News

Church Notices

St. Peter Baptist Church of the Allen Community of Grove Hill will continue its revival Thursday, Oct. 6 and end Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. Darryl Perryman of the Little Rock Baptist Church of Camden. More...

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Laws need to be reviewed periodically

It has been observed that the fewer laws Congress and/or the Alabama Legislature passes in a session the better off we are. It is probably a valid observation. There are tons of laws on the books now that should be repealed. More...

Gone South

Hide the catalogs from the kids

This is the catalog season. The days get shorter, the nights cooler, the leaves turn, the catalogs arrive. More...

Schools

Shamburger receives scholarship

The Dickinson-Fulton Community Unity II Organization recently presented Dominique Shamburger, a 2011 graduate of Clarke County High School, with the Lula Mae Williams Memorial Scholarship Award at a Community Youth Day Program held at the Midway Bapt More...

Mobile woman flees captors amid gunfire

A Mobile woman fled two abductors at the Sand Flat Road and Highway 43 intersection Monday night as shots were being fired at her. More...

Clarke could be split more in legislative redistricting

Reapportionment hearing Oct. 13 at T’ville Civic Ctr.

Clarke County is split now between two state house districts and two state senate districts. That split could become more pronounced next year when legislative districts are realigned to conform to the 2010 Census. More...

School supe finds law mandating $200 a month to him for travel

The Clarke County Board of Education has authorized Superintendent Woodie Pugh to draw $200 a month for in-county travel expenses in accordance with a 1973 local law. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Campbell

Jimmie Bernice Fowler Campbell, 90, of Grove Hill died Oct. 6, 2011 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 1, 1921 in Ellen. She was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church in Grove Hill. She was a homemaker and seamstress. More...

Courington

Bruce Robinson Courington, 48, of Coffeeville died Oct. 2, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Nov. 27, 1962. He was a member of Jones Chapel Church of Christ of Coffeeville. Survivors include his father, Bruce E. More...

Hall

Rev. Billy Frank Hall, 80, of Jackson died Oct. 1, 2011 at Providence Hospital. More...

Sports

JHS Aggies cruise past Red Raiders

The Jackson Aggies scored on the first play from scrimmage as they beat the Red Raiders of B.C. Rain 47-14 for a big homecoming and region win last Friday night at John D. Simpkins Stadium- Legion Field. More...

Lady Gators knock off PCA

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gator volleyball team finished as the runnerup in Prattville this past weekend at an invitational tournament. The Lady Gators beat Hooper in pool play to set up a match with previously unbeaten Prattville Christian. More...

Loss ends Bears long ranked streak

Two streaks will come to an end after the Leroy Bears 20- 14 loss to the Leopards of Mobile Christian last Friday night in Mobile. More...

Lifestyle

Clarke retired educators begin new year Sept. 16

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association began the 2011-2012 year of meetings Thursday, Sept. 15. This meeting was held at the Jackson Steakhouse and Seafood Restaurant in Jackson. More...

Briggs-Davis to repeat vows in B’ham Oct. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy R. Briggs of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Toni LaShea, to Darius Dewayne Davis, son of Ms. Sheila Davis of Birmingham. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Drive-through flu shot clinic is Oct. 6 at Grove Hill armory

Clarke County agencies will come together to offer residents a special drive-through influenza clinic on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Alabama National Guard Armory in Grove Hill from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The armory is located at 22511 Highway 84. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 4 include: Sylvester Lee Brown, 40, six counts theft of property third degree, $6,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Jason Scott Busby, to Holston Adair Maroney; Wesley Madison Burge, to Brittany Ann Allen; Charles Omer Vallee Jr., to Shelly Petty Vallee. More...