December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Area’s unemployment still among state’s highest

Unemployment dropped nearly 1.5% in Clarke County from September to October. However, at 14.6% unemployment that’s still 1,448 Clarke countians out of work out of a workforce of 9,951. More...

Christmas parades in county

Christmastime is here and with it an abundance of parades and other activities. Here are some of the events around the county. Grove Hill Grove Hill’s Christmas parade is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. Lineup is in front of CCHS starting at 3:15. More...

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Community

Garrick retires

Jackie Chapman Garrick was feted with a retirement reception at the Grove Hill Town Hall Tuesday. She has retired after having worked for over 36 years for the town. More...

Clarke Democrats to start qualifying candidates for March 2012 primary races

The Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Monday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vivian Gilmore Senior Center in Grove Hill. The local party will begin qualifying candidates for the 2012 primaries. State Sen. More...

Jackson police investigate theft of trailer, equipment

Jackson Police are investigating the Nov. 26 theft of a trailer and piece of heavy equipment from separate locations. Sgt. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce has selected Thursday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. as the date for the annual Christmas parade. Line up for the parade will begin at 3:15 in front of Clarke County High School. More...

Church News

Church News

Hebron United Methodist Church will have its annual Christmas party Sunday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. Bring a covered dish and gift to exchange. Grace Chapel will present its Cantata at Hebron on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. More...

Editorial

Thank God for blessings and Black Fridays, too

Editor’s Notes

President Obama’s traditional presidential Thanksgiving message failed to mention God and the Republicans and Religious Right are raising holy youknow what. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Up the creek with a paddle

Gone South

Read the other day where they have just begun a $23 million project to turn 2.5 miles of the Chattahoochee River near Columbus, Ga., and Phenix City into the longest whitewater course in an urban setting in the by-gum world. More...

Records

Clarke County Deeds and Marriages

Marriage license applications More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 21-29 include: Derrick Earl Hunt, 36, two counts negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, failure to appear, $2,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Murder trial nixed before it ever starts

A 14-member jury was seated and ready to hear opening arguments and testimony in a murder trial Tuesday but never heard a word as Circuit Judge Robert Montgomery declared a mistrial. More...

Tax notices late but coming

“The only things certain in life are death and taxes,” is an old saying. More...

Miles College’s roots

The Clarke County Historical Society dedicated a marker at Williams Temple CME Church in Thomasville Sunday afternoon. More...

Keahey recruits Chinese

State Sen. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Robinson

Rev. Bobby L. Robinson, 80, died Nov. 27, 2011 at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson, Maryland. More...

Newton

Gerald Gray Newton, 68, of Dickinson died Nov. 30, 2011 at his residence. He was born Oct. 15, 1943 in Sweet Water. He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church. He was a retired electrician. More...

Kidd

Thomas O’Neal "Rack" Kidd, 71, of Winn died Dec. 29, at Jackson Medical Center. More...

Sports

Aggies are Tuscaloosa bound

Fourteen weeks ago the Jackson Aggies made it their mission to make it back to Tuscaloosa. On Friday night they punched their ticket as they beat the Bulldogs of UMS-Wright 26-14 in the semi-finals of the Class 4A playoffs. More...

Super Six games are set

Six new state football champions will be crowned at the Super 6 state football championships Dec. 1-2 at the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium. No defending champion made it through from the original playoff field of 192. More...

Lady Gators beat Morgan

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat the Lady Senators of Morgan Academy 41-29 Monday night in Grove Hill. Libby Harrigan paced CPS with 16 points. Meg Sheffield added 11 points. Katherine Gwin had eight points. More...

Lifestyle

Sandflater writes a book

Amanda McClure has Clarke County roots. She grew up in the Sandflat community. Her father is Ronnie McClure and her mother is Sharon Smith. More...

Toddtown group donates turkeys

Toddtown Community Development Center (TCDC) donated two turkeys to Clarke County Adult Retardation Center (CCARC) for the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Bean soup mix makes great gift

Stretching your budget to cover holiday gifts and deciding what to give are common problems at this time of year. Inexpensive ingredients from your local grocery store can solve both your budget and gift-giving dilemmas. More...