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One of least productive years in congressional history ahead

The 2012 congressional elections will see Republicans hold onto the U.S. House of Representatives and Democrats hold onto the Senate, a University of Alabama political scientist predicts. More...

Fuel prices to remain unstable

Fuel prices will remain unstable in 2012 as pressure from all sides influence the cost of crude oil, according to a University of Alabama engineering professor who follows the petroleum markets. More...

Health care continues to be pain

If you think the health-care reform debate has been intense and confusing so far, take two aspirins and try to follow it through 2012. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Twelfth Annual Frank Arnold presents Winterfest 2012 Thursday, Jan. 12, Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Civic Center Theater in Mobile with numerous gospel groups to perform. Thursday and Friday performances begin at 7 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Watch Night at Dickinson and Fulton will be Saturday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. at Lily Baptist Church in Fulton. Rev. Wiley McMillan is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Chinese plant headed to Sunny South

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The Chinese copper tubing plant had seemed to be in jeopardy at one time but now it is fairly certain that it will be locating in the community of Sunny South in Wilcox County instead of in Thomasville. More...

Cartoon

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Yessir, we’ve got manners

Gone South

A few weeks ago, my friend Jane sent me a Nov. 2 article from The New York Times. The headline read, “A Last Bastion of Civility, the South, Sees Manners Decline.” In certain circles, it created quite a stir. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Willard Eugene Motes Jr., to Lisa Marie Corriston; Arnold Ray Parnell, to Pamela Newsome; Russell Edward J. Hancock, to Elizabeth Bartlett Humphrey. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 20-26 include: Brandon Leroy Foxx, 25, burglary third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Thomasville Arrests

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of Dec. 12-18. There were three accidents, 22 complaints, 10 felony arrests, three misdemeanor arrests, 11 traffic tickets, one warning ticket, 177 special details. More...

T’ville, Wilcox partner on copper industry

The Thomasville City Council and the city’s industrial board Tuesday approved agreements that would partner them with the Town of Pine Hill and the Wilcox Economic Development Authority to buy and develop 265 acres in Sunny South for a new indu More...

President Obama will be reelected in 2012 and other predictions from UA ‘experts’

For the 31st consecutive year, The University of Alabama’s Office of Media Relations offers predictions from faculty experts for the coming year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pugh

Jim "Buster" Pugh, 79, died Jan. 1, 2012 in Birmingham. He was born Jan. 18, 1932. He graduated from Clarke County High School and graduated from Auburn University in 1955. He was a United States Army Veteran. More...

Stanley

Sarah Matilda Hoven Stanley, 68, of Jackson died Jan. 1, 2012 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Nov. 3, 1943. She was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. She was a housewife. More...

Plummer

Robert Albert Plummer, 80, of Valdosta, Georgia, formerly of Grove Hill died Dec. 29, 2011 at his residence. More...

Business

Lakeside Steel sold for $77.5 million but T’ville projects secure

Purchase erases $22.5 million loan at 15 percent interest

Lakeside Steel announced late last week that it has entered into a non-binding agreement to sell its operations to an anonymous buyer for $77.5 million. More...

Sports

All-state players named

SW Alabama has 32 athletes honored

With the closing of the 2011 football season, this area’s high school players have once again been recognized for their hard work on the field as the annual Alabama Sports Writers Association all-state football team. More...

Looking back at sports in 2011

From a state championship, to the agony of defeat and losing coaches, 2011 was a wild roller coaster ride for Southwest Alabama. Who knew that in January that one move would lead to the biggest win in one school’s history? January More...

CCHS wins Demopolis tournament

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs won the Demopolis Holiday Tournament this past week as they beat host team Demopolis 72-57 in the title game. Jamal Harris torched the 5A school for 32 points, seven rebounds and three steals. More...

Lifestyle

Jordan stationed at Keesler

SrA Ashley Jordan, daughter of Kevin (Tammy) Jordan and Faye Norris (Danny) Shaper who is stationed at Keesler AFB in Biloxi Mississippi, is the Outstanding Base Bioenvironmental Engineering Airmen of the Year! More...

Goodman daughter born Dec. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Goodman of Scyrene announce the arrival of a daughter, Hailey Elizabeth Goodman, born Dec. 5, 2011 at 12:47 p.m. at Mobile Infirmary. She weighed seven lbs., 10 ozs. and measured 20 and 1/2 inches. More...