November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

T’ville cop resigns for stealing tips

A Thomasville Police officer has resigned from the force after allegations came out that he took a tip jar from the bar area of Gaston’s Grill last week. More...

Florida trucker arrested in another diesel stealing scam

It was just a few weeks ago that a trucker was arrested by Clarke County lawmen for using a device to roll back or slow diesel pumps in order to steal diesel from local stations. Last Thursday, Oct. More...

Special Sections

Community

Community Calendar

Coffeeville’s Trade Day will be Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the lawn of Coffeeville Town Hall. Set-up begins at 7:30 a.m. Booths are $10 and $15 with electricity (first come, first served). More...

Scenes from Heart of Clarke festival

Bob Chaney provided music for the Heart of Clarke festival held on Grove Hill’s Main Street Saturday while John Hogarth was one of several artisans on hand to share their talents with visitors. More...

Help with Medicare, prescriptions legal issues available at local events

People who are eligible for Medicare can receive free help in choosing among Medicare medical and prescription drug plans for 2012 at enrollment events on Monday, Nov. 14, in Pine Hill, on Wednesday, Nov. 16 in Thomasville, on Thursday, Nov. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Pineview Baptist Church will host the Secret Church simulcast from the Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham Friday, Nov. 4 from 6 p.m.-12 midnight. More...

Indian Ridge Baptist busy during October

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church has been rolling along during the month of October with the pastor carrying out the church service the first Sunday in October. On the second Sunday, Rev. Mack Wright delivered a spiritual sermon. More...

C’ville United Methodists’ Trunk or Treat

The Coffeeville United Methodist Church held its annual Trunk or Treat Saturday afternoon and a number of ghosts and goblins showed up for treats. These pictures are courtesy of the church’s pastor, Linda Fos. More...

Lifestyle

Fall Festival fun set in Jackson Saturday

Jackson’s Annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, will be this Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in downtown Jackson. More...

Household Tips: Easy pumpkin pie spice

 Need pumpkin pie spice? Mix 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves for each teaspoon needed.  “I try to keep a backpack of ‘just in case’ items in my car trunk. More...

Hicks receives associate degree in Kentucky

Latranza M. Hicks, (Cocoa), the daughter of Eddie and Merilyn (Cookie) Hicks of Grove Hill is receiving her Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Brown Mackie College in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. More...

Schools

School board OKs improvement plan

Math team formed to deal with low math scores

The Clarke County Board of Education held a short meeting Oct. 24. More...

Leadership Clarke County

The Clarke County Leadership Class of 2011 is in the midst of its classes and recently took a tour of the county, stopping to visit at the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill where this photo was made More...

Lions Club’s student leaders

The Grove Hill Lions Club sponsored these four students to attend the threeday program which included keynote speakers on leadership topics, hands-on leadership exercises led by college students, gro More...

T’ville has 51% black population

Mayor Day not sure about that; doubts overall population count

Thomasville lost population between 2000 and 2010, according to the new census figures but perhaps the most significant statistic from the new population figures is the fact that the north Thomasville municipality now has a majority black population. More...

Voodoo discounted as murder verdict retur ned

A Clarke County jury deliberated for about two hours last Thursday, Oct. 27, before finding Sylvester Leggett guilty of murder in the baseball bat beating of Maury Jenkins on Feb. 17, 2010. Jurors found him not guilty of a charge of assault. More...

Haunts at Town Hall

Monday was Halloween and the youngsters weren’t the only ones getting in on the fun. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Overstreet

Fletcher Britton Overstreet Jr., 68, died Nov. 4, 2011 at his residence. He was born July 29, 1943. He was a native and resident of Alma. He was a member of Jones Chapel Congregational Methodist Church. More...

Smith

Glen Nelson Smith Sr., 66, of Jackson went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Nov. 5, 2011 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. More...

Richardson

Woodie Richardson, 81, of Leroy died Nov. 5, 2011 at his residence. He was born April 22, 1930. He was a member of Leroy Baptist Church and served in the U. S. Army. He was a retired supervisor with Vanity Fair and owner of Leroy Motors. More...

Sports

First round pairings

(All first-round games are scheduled Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. Pairings are listed in bracket order. More...

Moseley throws for 4 TDS

Clint Moseley threw for four touchdowns in his first start at home last week as Auburn beat Ole Miss 41- 23. The sophomore from Leroy was 12-of-15 passing for 160 yards and the four touchdowns. More...

Lady Gators fall in v’ball finals

The hopes and dreams of a second consecutive Class A state volleyball crown came up just short for the Lady Gators of Clarke Prep School as they lost in five games to Edgewood last Saturday in Montgomery. More...

Editorial

7,000,000,000

Our Opinions

There are now seven billion folks on this little orb. The earth hit that milestone on of all days, Oct. 31, 2011. Scary, huh? More...

Big race next door

Neighbor Mississippi holds elections Nov. 8 (the Magnolia State holds elections in odd years, not even like Alabama). Republican Gov. Haley Barbour can’t seek re-election. More...

Costly sales pitch

You shouldn’t tell tales. Bob Tyler Toyota of Pensacola learned that Monday as a jury returned a $7.5 million judgment in favor of Eastern Shore Toyota of Daphne. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 25- Nov. More...

Keaheys announce daughter’s birth

Sen. Marc Keahey (District 22), Mrs. Keahey, Marc II and Scarlette welcomed their newest addition to their family, Laren Louise Keahey born Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 at 3:04 p.m. She weighed eight lbs., five ozs. and measured 21 inches. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Connor David Smith, to Jodie Yvonne Stringer; George William Spence Jr., to Teresa Rebekah Williams; Milton Lee Butler Jr., to Karla Joan Danna; Kevin Kelly Bosarge, to Amanda Marie Bayne; Tyler Brandon Garza, to Cassie More...

Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day 2011

Grove Hill • Saturday, Oct. 29

It was a beautiful October day for Pioneer Day Saturday as guests toured the 1800s Mathews Log Cabin and the Turner Log Crib as well as the museum in the 1800s Alston-Cobb-Bumpers Home and the museum More...