November 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Bradford running for probate judge in ’12

Former Clarke County Commissioner Paul Bradford this week announces his plans to seek the office of probate judge. He will be running on the Democratic ticket when qualifying begins in December. The primaries will be in March 2012. More...

Whatley Post Office targeted for closing

The U.S. Postal Service is gathering comments on the possible closing of the Whatley post office. More...

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Community

Free help is available from the ATRC

Get help with Medicare, prescriptions, legal issues at local events More...

Card of Thanks

The family of Bernice Fowler Campbell gratefully acknowledges the many expressions of sympathy shown to us by the prayers, words of condolence, food, flowers and the nursing care at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

They’re Out There!

This rattlesnake had 12 rattles and was nearly six feet long. It was killed by James A. Elliott near his home in Manila with his trusty Massey Ferguson. More...

Sports

GH Pee Wee teams win titles

The Grove Hill Midgets came from behind to beat the Jackson Midgets 28-26 to capture the league championship this past Saturday in Jackson. More...

JA Eagles storm into semi-finals

The sixth-ranked Jackson Academy football team advanced to the semi-final round of the AISA 1A playoffs last Friday night with a convincing win over Ashford Academy by a score of 41 – 13, a game in which not one single punt was attempted by eit More...

Sweet Water outlasts Keith Bears

The Sweet Water Bulldogs amassed 406 yards of offense on their way to a 48 – 26 win over the Keith High School Bears this past Friday, November 4, in the first round Class 1A playoffs. More...

Editorial

Shop at home

Our Opinions

“Shop at home.” “Support the local economy.” “Keep your tax dollars at home.” We’ve heard it all and preached it all. More...

On the other hand...

The above is one side of the coin. Here’s the other side of that coin. First, we must congratulate Gina Skipper on being named Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year. The honor is very deserving. At the banquet last week Mrs. More...

Andy Rooney

When Andy Rooney ended his regular stint as a commentator for CBS’ 60 Minutes the 92-year-old, in true character, curmudgeonly lamented that if you saw him eating in a restaurant not to bother him and don’t ask for an autograph. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 1-8 include: Thelma E. Milton, 42, four counts probation violation, three counts, theft by deception second degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Diesel thefts continue in county

Diesel scammers continue to plague area truck stops and stations. The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department is investigating diesel thefts at Dunn’s Exxon in Grove Hill and the Go-Co Exxon in Coffeeville that occurred Saturday night. More...

Mack truck stolen and sold for scrap

Clarke County Sheriff’s Department deputies have arrested Timothy Burroughs and charged him with first degree theft for stealing a late model Mack truck and selling it to J & E Scrap in Grove Hill for scrap metal. More...

Citizen of the Year

Gina Skipper, center, was honored as Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year Thursday, Nov. 3 at a banquet at the Vivian Gilmore Senior Center. More...

Cars stolen from T’ville dealership

Four vehicles were stolen from the sales lot at Sheffield Motors in Thomasville sometime overnight Saturday. The Thomasville Police Department and the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department are investigating. More...

Love Road residents concerned about dust from new plant site

A resident of Love Road, Grove Hill, near the site where a new asphalt plant is planned, asked the Clarke County Commission for help in keeping the dust down from the operation during construction and once it is operating. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bell

Louie G. Bell, 94, of Mobile died Nov. 8, 2011. He was a native of Coffeeville. He was the oldest member of Loop Lodge #895 F&AM. More...

Hinson

Robert Wright Hinson Jr. of Mobile died Nov. 6, 2011 after a courageous 6-year battle with cancer. He was a loving husband, father and son. He was a member of the Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local 119. More...

Jordan

Betty Ann Jordan, 59, of Arlington died Nov. 11, 2011 at her residence. She was born Jan. 13, 1952 in Selma. She was a member of the Magnolia Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She was a homemaker. More...

Business

Capstone president now also CEO

Locally owned Capstone Bank has announced the appointment of Robert W. Kuhn, as Chief Executive Officer of the bank. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County Chapter of Alabama Democratic Committee’s monthly meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at the Grove Hill Town Hall. Members are asked to please attend. Tyrone Moye is the chairman. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Magnolia Assembly of God Church will have preaching, praying, singing and shouting. Sisters of Strength will meet Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. All ladies are invited and all churches. For more information call 251-275-3630 or 251-275-2375. More...

Dement-Bedwell to marry Nov. 19 in Pineview Baptist

Ashley Nicole Dement and Dannon Tyd Bedwell will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville. A reception will immediately follow in the fellowship hall at Pineview Baptist Church. More...

Bayne and Bosarge to wed Nov. 12

Amanda M. Bayne and Kevin K. Bosarge will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at the West Bend Baptist Church. Miss Bayne is the daughter of Mrs. Lisa Moss and Terry Bayne. Mr. Bosarge is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Lifestyle

Plan ahead for Thanksgiving dinner

Extension Service

Are you planning on preparing a Turkey for Thanksgiving? Planning ahead can make the traditional Thanksgiving meal safer and less stressful. More...

Appraising an old stamp collection

Q: We have an old stamp album with specimens from the 1930s and earlier. How do we find a reputable stamp collector so the collection can be appraised? — Sue, Guttenberg, Iowa More...

Schools

School board meets in Jackson

The Clarke County Board of Education meets Thursday, Nov. 10 at Jackson Middle School as it begins a tour of holding meetings at county schools. The meeting is at 4 p.m. More...

Graduates Talladega school

Montana Wimberley, the daughter of Chris and Sabrina Wimberley of Saraland and Christian Wimberley of Eight Mile and local grandparents Nell and Charles Hickson of Grove Hill graduated from Talladega School for the Blind in Talladega in May 2011. More...

CCHS Class of 1981 gathers

The Clarke County High School Class of 1981 celebrated its 30th year reunion the weekend of Oct. 14. More...