October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

BankTrust executive tapped to lead USBI

United Security Bancshares, Inc. Tuesday announced that it has hired James F. House as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Security and First United Security Bank. More...

Clarke Development Foundation pushing healthcare authority

The Clarke County Development Foundation is promoting the formation of a countywide healthcare or hospital authority to look into healthcare needs for the county and the possibility of a regional hospital. More...

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Community

‘Booman’ nabbed by Drug Task Force

A Jackson man was arrested and charged with three felony drug counts Tuesday afternoon by the Drug Task Force. More...

SET access road bids awarded

During the Oct. More...

Jackson police has busy week

Jackson Police are investigating the report of a gun being pulled during an altercation at the Hardee’s Restaurant, around 11:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, involving four people. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee Chairman Elma Averett announces the meeting Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Senior Center. More...

Church News

Church Notices

The Bethel Baptist Association Mass Choir (southwest district) will have choir rehearsal Thursday, Oct. 27 at Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church in Grove Hill from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All churches are asked to participate. Pastor Cory J. More...

Bayne-Bosarge to marry on Nov. 12 in West Bend church

Amanda M. Bayne and Kevin K. Bosarge announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mrs. Lisa Moss and Terry Bayne. More...

Morning Star Church pays off note

Members of the Morning Star Baptist Church in Whatley joined with Dr. Bobby A. More...

Lifestyle

Banding songbirds at Fort Morgan Park

Birds ’n Stuff

October has been a quiet time for birds in our yard. Elsewhere, quite a lot has been happening. The fall songbird migration in Alabama, which passes east of us, was recorded through banding sessions at the Fort Morgan State Park Oct. 8-20. More...

Angel trumpets

L. J. Wilson poses with some of the angel trumpets that he grew around his home on Highway 84 East in Grove Hill this year. The plant is named for its large trumpet-shaped flowers. More...

Great recipes for upcoming Thanksgiving

Memories & Recipes

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I love to cook and I love to be around family so this is an absolutely perfect time for just that. More...

Weaver remembers, ‘I thought I was dead’

Wesley Weaver, the 19-year-old coon hunter who was trapped in a hole in a wooded area off Good Hope Road near Jackson for four days, says he is still a little fatigued and confused from the ordeal. More...

Defense alleges voodoo at murder trial

The defense attorney representing a man charged with murder suggested in opening remarks Tuesday that the victim may have been practicing voodoo and other “strange acts” that terrorized the people of the Fool’s Acre Road area of Man More...

Jammin’ Pioneers

Jackson’s Fall Festival is Nov. 5: 6A, 2B

There has to be something going on in the area for everyone’s tastes this weekend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McHaney

George William McHaney, 81, of Saraland died Oct. 27, 2011 at Lynwood Health Care Facility. He was born April 13, 1930 in Selma. He was a member of Saraland Baptist Church. He was a retired paper mill receiving clerk. More...

Wilson

James Clyde (Jim) Wilson, 71, died Oct. 24, 2011 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham. He was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Winn in Clarke County. His untimely death following complications from surgery on Sept. More...

Pugh

Willie Clyde (Boolie) Pugh, 73, of Grove Hill died Oct. 26, 2011. He was born June 18, 1938 to the late Minnie Mae Henderson and the late Isaiah Pugh. More...

Sports

Leroy throttles Millry on Wildcat Hill

The Leroy Bears completed their region slate with a 42-14 win over county foe Millry last Friday night on Wildcat Hill. The win secures the top seed and the sixth straight region title for the north Washington County Bruins. More...

Eagles pound Sparta, turn to CPS

The seventh-ranked Jackson Academy football team avenged an overtime loss to Sparta Academy last year by pounding the Warriors by a score of 53 – 7 last Friday night at home. JA’s defense held Sparta to 84 rushing yards on 37 attempts. More...

Sweet Water holds McIntosh to 60 yards

The Sweet Water Bulldogs, playing on the road in McIntosh, accumulated a total of 451 yards of offense while holding the home standing McIntosh Demons to a total of only 60 yards in their 56 – 8 rout of their hosts this past Friday, October 21. More...

Editorial

A good ending, despite questions

Our Opinions

A four-day search that drew hundreds of volunteers from Clarke County, Southwest Alabama and beyond ended well Sunday when a missing 19-yearold coon hunter was found. More...

Judge pegs it

U.S. More...

Bring ’em home

President Obama announced last week that he is sticking with his plan to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq by year’s end. We will be glad to see it. More than 4,000 U.S. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 18-25 include: Kiara Tekoa Lott, 22, no insurance, $296 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Jimmy Gale Dew Jr., to Suzanne Renae McIlwain; Thomas Edward Anderson, to Linda Carol Lewis; Colby Heath Powell, to Mallory Taylor Mathews; Cecil Stabler Jr., to Angelia Necole Mobley; Joshua Logan Browder, to Skyler Mi More...