December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

PILLOWS FOR HOSPITAL PATIENTS

Students in the Grove Hill 4-H After School Program recently made pillows that they donated to Grove Hill Memorial Hospital for distribution to patients this week, the week of Christmas. More...

CHRIISTMAS EVENTS SET IIN AREA

Christmas Eve services set at Catholic church Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill invites everyone to attend the celebration of Mass on Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. Saturday. Mass will also be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Christmas Day. More...

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Community

Shots fired, people injured in fight at VFW clubhouse in Jackson

Jackson Police responded to a report of a fight during which shots were fired, and several people were injured Saturday, Dec. 17, around 11:55 p.m. at a party taking place at the VFW clubhouse on Club Wiley Road. More...

‘A Manger Mystery’ in Coffeeville

The children from Ulcanush Baptist, Coffeeville United Methodist and New Prospect Baptist church, all from Coffeeville presented “A Manger Mystery” Saturday night. More...

Piney Woods Road home burglarized while family in Mobile with sick child

An investigation began on Dec. 5 into a burglary of a residence on Piney Woods Road. It was discovered that the residence was broken into while the family had been in Mobile for several days with a sick child. More...

Sports

Jackson champs!

How many towns can have a parade for TWO state champions? Jackson did last Thursday. More...

Davenport, Hayes, Moseley finalists

The Alabama Sports Writers Association has chosen the three back and three lineman of the year finalists for the 2011 high school football season. More...

CCHS downs Marengo, McIntosh

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs improved to 6-1 on the season as they beat the Panthers of Marengo High 86-44 last Saturday night in Dixons Mills. Jamal Harris had 22 points, four rebounds and three steals. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 13-20 include: Jonathan Lamont Bettis, 31, failure to pay, display of invalid insurance, $746 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Matthew Cory Drinkard, to Emily Megan Stephens; Watson Bernard Waters Jr., to Kendra Lasonya Chapman; Sherick Darnell Brown, to Shenitha Levette Boykins; Darnelle Larhone Manuel, to Alliyah Monae Franks; Charles Arther C More...

Schools

Hudson to teach at LSU Law Center

Louisiana State University Chancellor Jack Weiss has announced that Blake Hudson will join the LSU Law Center faculty as an Associate Professor beginning with the 2012-13 academic year. More...

Sen. Keahey to propose law to allow teachers, education employees to receive gifts

Senate Minority Whip Marc Keahey (DGrove Hill) announced recently that he will be introducing a bill in the coming legislative session that clarifies the ethics law and allows teachers and other education employees to receive gifts from students and More...

Clarke teachers retire

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh presented plaques to retiring teachers Lois Davis (left photo) and Wilma Evans (right photo) during the monthly school board meeting last week. More...

Arrests made in Whatley home invasion and armed robbery

Two men were arrested Dec. 14 and charged with the Dec. 10 invasion and armed robbery of a Whatley resident in his home, according to the Clarke County Sheriff's Department. More...

Cheap teacher gifts OK

The Clarke County Board of Education adopted a resolution at its Dec. 15 meeting offering guidelines for students giving teachers and other public employees gifts. More...

GH Council endorses plan for redistricting

The Grove Hill Town Council Monday adopted an ordinance changing the boundaries of the five single member council districts to better conform to the 2010 census figures. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Criswell

Mildred Marie Criswell, 88, of Fulton died Dec. 24, 2011 at North Mobile Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Eight Mile. She was born Aug. 28, 1923 in Clarke County. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Griffin

Earline Griffin, 85, of Jackson died Dec. 26, 2011 at her residence. She was born July 12, 1926. She was a member of Peniel Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

McFadyen

Amy Elizabeth McFadyen, 93, of Melbourne, Florida, passed away peacefully on Wednesday December 21, 2011. Amy was born July 24, 1918, in Clarke County, to the late Jodie Morgan and Bettis Snodgrass. More...

Business

Golden Copper to locate in Wilcox?

Golden Dragon Precise Copper announced in March that it would build a $100 million, 300 employee plant in Thomasville. More...

T’ville backs $250,000 loan taken earlier this year with undisclosed investors in attempt to save hospital

The Thomasville City Council voted Dec. 12 to back a $250,000 loan by the healthcare authority. The loan will be financed by the Alabama- Tombigbee Regional Commission at an interest rate of 4.75 percent. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Associationwillsponsor its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March/Paradeand program Monday, Jan. 16 from 12 noon-2 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Hebron United Methodist Church will have a candlelight service, Saturday, Dec. 24 on Christmas Eve at 5 p.m. in observance of Christmas. Rev. Brady Baird is the pastor. More...

Lifestyle

Goodmans announce birth of a daughter

Birth Announcement

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Goodman of Scyrene announce the arrival of a daughter, Hailey Elizabeth Goodman, born Dec. 5, 2012 at 12:47 p.m. at Mobile Infirmary. She weighed seven lbs., 10 ozs. and measured 20 and 1/2 inches. More...

Gemzitti is a cookie, trust me!

Memories & Recipes

From time to time my tax clients will bring me a new recipe to try when they come in to pick up their tax returns. More...

A ‘Broken Vessel’ can minister for God, too, diminutive Scott Roberts shows through music ability

The historic Lower Peach Tree United Methodist Church held its annual Christmas candlelight service Dec. 11. More...