October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Keep southwest Alabama counties in same legislative districts, area citizens urge

The sentiment of most of those who spoke at a legislative reapportionment hearing in Thomasville last week was that they would like to see Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties retained as a unit in any redrawing of state House and Senate districts More...

Larry Bagley running for superintendent

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Larry Bagley of Grove Hill has announced that he will be a candidate for the office of Clarke County Superintendent of Education in 2012. More...

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Community

SET not sitting still

Work continues on the new 65,000 sq. ft. SET Enterprises’ steel processing and service center on Clolinger Road in Jackson. More...

State cracks down on synthetic marijuana

Gov. Bentley’s executive order authorizes law agencies’ actions

Agents from the Alabama Beverage Control (ABC) Board were busy Friday, Oct. 14, confiscating what has been deemed “synthetic marijuana” from store shelves following an emergency order by state officials. More...

Jackson men charged with felony assault

Four Jackson men face felony assault charges following an incident that occurred Oct. 8 at a downtown eatery/night spot. More...

Sports

Hospital Auxiliary golf tourney

The team from Gilmore Law Office finished in first place last Thursday at the annual Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxilliary golf tournament. More...

Tigers beat Neal, gear up for JHS

The Thomasville High School Tigers celebrated homecoming in a big way this past Friday, October 14, when they downed the W. S. Neal Blue Eagles 42 – 8 before an enthusiastic crowd at D. F. Anderson Field. More...

SW Bulldogs sink Pirates’ ship 61-3

The Sweet Water Bulldogs gave their 2011 Homecoming crowd a lot to celebrate this past Friday, October 14, when they blasted the visiting Fruitdale Pirates 61 – 0. More...

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Sales tax overworked

Overall, Alabamians pay less in taxes than their counterparts in just about every other state, yet complaints about "high" taxes still abound. More...

Gone South

Aunt Roscoe was a survivor

A couple of Sundays ago I turned on one of the pro-football games that fill the airwaves and much to my surprise all those big, macho, hunka man players were accessorizing in PINK. Yessir. Towels, gloves, even shoes. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 11-18 include: Ronald Earl Green, 51, burglary third degree, destruction of burial, motion to revoke bond, $16,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Records

Marriage license applications Adam Steele Hepstall, to Elizabeth April Scruggs. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Oct. More...

Man struck and killed on Hwy. 43 in T’ville

A Dixons Mills man was struck and killed as he crossed Highway 43 in Thomasville last Thursday night, Oct. 13 around 8 p.m. More...

Six years after grant, Main Street project a go

Six years after receiving a grant to rework or “revitalize” Grove Hill’s Main Street, a bid for the work has been approved. More...

GH Citizen of Year Gina Skipper urges citizens’ involvement

Gina Skipper says the Grove Hill Arts Council is proof that that successful projects can be accomplished when people work together. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Morton

Cecil Benjamin Morton Jr., 70, of Jackson died Oct. 23, 2011 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. He was born Sept. 11, 1941. He was a native of Mobile. He attended First United Methodist Church of Jackson. More...

Parden

Donnie Lee Parden, 74, of Coffeeville died Oct. 20, 2011 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born Aug. 12, 1937. He was a member of Ulcanush Baptist Church. He was manager with Koppers Timber Treatment. More...

Odom

Ronald Clifford Odom, 61, of Jackson died Oct. 23, 2011 at Jackson Health Care Facility. He was born March 20, 1950. He was a member of Good Springs Baptist Church. More...

Business

Dollars & Cents

Will the U.S. Postal Service be privatized?

The dire financial condition of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) — it barely avoided default at the end of September — has revived a long-standing debate about its future. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Oct. 20 at 11:45 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Grove Hill. All members are asked to please bring their canned goods and school supply items to the meeting. More...

Church News

He practiced what he preached

It was my joy to lead the singing for a very great pastor. Hearing him preach was a treat. He was eloquent. One day I asked, “What’s your secret?” “I always practice what I preach,” he answered. Not everyone does. More...

Sign Sermon

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Church Announcements

Wagarville Holiness Church will have a revival Monday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:15 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be Rev. Brent Boutwell. Rev. David Goldman is the pastor. More...

Lifestyle

Memories & Recipes

Now this is real ‘Bama Salsa’ ... Roll Tide!

The University of Alabama Homecoming parade was awesome, albeit very lengthy! I took Erin, who rode the International Miss float, to Tuscaloosa Saturday, Oct. 8. Of course, she looked beautiful as did all the other pageant title holders. More...

Bexley-Garza to say wedding vows Nov. 12 at Champion House

Murray and Melanie Rodgers of Grove Hill and Howard C. More...

Hicks-Shaw plan Nov. 27 wedding in Evergreen Baptist

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Squires of Gainestown announces the engagement of their daughter, Samantha LeAnn Hicks, to Richard Jacob “Jake” Shaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Shane Shaw of Rockville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Schools

CPS favorites

The class favorites announced at the Clarke Prep School Homecoming last Friday night were, (l to r); K4- Molli Blaylock and Lee Driver; K5- Laura Katherine Newsom and Marc Keahey II; 1st grade- Tenle More...