January 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sales taxes holding steady in 3 county municipalities

Jackson’s and Thomasville’s sales taxes grew in the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Grove Hill’s figures are a bit harder to analyze because delinquent taxes that are being caught up have skewed the totals. More...

Rhondel Rhone seeks sixth commission term

Rhondel Rhone has announced that he is seeking a sixth term on the Clarke County Commission representing District 5. Rhone is the senior member of the county commission and was first elected in 1992. More...

Moye seeks reelection to Clarke Commission

Tyrone Moye is seeking re-election to the District 4 seat on the Clarke County Commission. Moye is the manager of Jackson Memorial Funeral Home. More...

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Community

Ar rests made in burglaries

Arrests have been made in connection with the burglaries of several homes and camp houses in Clarke and neighboring counties. More...

Commission establishes healthcare authority

The regional hospital committee established by the Clarke County Development Foundation is now an authority. The Clarke County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the formation of the Healthcare Authority of Clarke County Alabama. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 3-10 include: Marlon Marchez McMillian, 28, drug court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Sports

Big Easy in the Big Easy!

Tide National Champs for the 14th time!

Back in November when it looked like the stars were aligning for Alabama to have another opportunity to play for a national championship, Suzanne starting hinting that it would be a wonderful thing to get to go. More...

CCHS sweep area contest

By Ross Wood Sports Editor The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs opened the 2012 leg of their hoops area schedule with a 64-7 win over Excel on the road on Jan. 5. More...

Sports Scene

Complete domination in title tilt

Disclosure: I am not an Alabama football fan, but the performance they put on in last Monday night’s BCS Title game against LSU is the most dominating performance I have ever seen in a championship game. More...

Lifestyle

4 SIMPLE STEPS TO TRANSFORM Chicken as Usual

Chicken is a popular choice for family dinners — but no matter how much your family enjoys it, serving it the same way over and over again can stir up cravings for something new. More...

Memories & Recipes

Enjoyed a holiday cruise

As some of you know, my family and I went on a cruise during the holidays. I had really looked forward to the "cruise food" and it proved to be worth the wait. More...

Living large in smaller spaces

The American home may be shrinking, but not the Great American Dream. Americans are still living large, just doing so in smaller spaces. More...

Bumpers

Sidney L. Bumpers, 86, of Butler died Jan. 14, 2012 at Willow Trace Nursing Center in Butler. He was born May 16, 1925. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. More...

Circuit clerk’s decision not to run creates interest in job

When the Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee met in early December, officeholders up for election this year and candidates were given an opportunity to speak. More...

GOP says Sheffield can’t run

There’s a short story entitled “The Man Without a Country.” Milton Estes Sheffield might be called “The Man Without a Party.” Both the Democratic and Republican parties have denied him access to their ballots as a probat More...

2010-11 Sales Tax Collections

Grove Hill$1,098,5209% tax Jackson$4,125,1029% tax Thomasville$4,919,6589.5% tax More...

Walker is GOP circuit clerk candidate

Sherry Fleaka Walker, 41, has announced that she will be a Republican candidate for Clarke County circuit clerk in the March 13 primary. More...

Stallworth a candidate for circuit clerk

Berneta Stallworth has announced she will seek the office of Clarke County Circuit Clerk as a Democratic candidate once again. Stallworth ran for this position in 2006. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Smith

Jeanette Knight Smith, 81, of Grove Hill died Jan. 8, 2012 at her residence. She was born Aug. 1, 1930 in Grove Hill. She was a  former seamstress. More...

Woodson

Ernest Franklin Woodson Sr., 83, born March 28, 1928, died Jan. 14, 2012 at Jackson Medical Center after an extended illness. A native of Jackson, Mr. More...

Horne

Lovie Lee Horne, age 75, a native and resident of Whatley was born to the parentage of the late Walter Lee Horne and Ida Rodgers Horne on July 17, 1936. More...

Business

The Lamar

Brick veneer gives a look of solid permanence to the Lamar, a compact home with a spacious great room at its heart. An arched window filled with glass blocks adds a unique dash of grace and charm to the front facade. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

State of Alabama Department of Mental Health will have a meet and greet meeting Thursday, Jan. 12 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the James E. Arrington City Hall Complex located at 400 Commerce Street in Jackson. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Sisters of Strength meeting will be Friday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Assembly of God in Grove Hill. Sister Jolen Kolb will be the speaker. The church is located at 2166 Allen Road. Come enjoy a night of fellowship and worship. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Alcohol a big ‘non issue’

Both sides in the Grove Hill alcohol debate are disappointed. The wet proponents are disappointed because alcohol sales sparked only one new business in town and the tax income for the first full fiscal year is only a modest $51,000. More...

Progress on Main Street

Work has finally started on the Main Street revitalization project in Grove Hill. The project has been six years in the making and ballooned into an elaborate and expensive $600,000 project before being scaled back to the $250,000 budget. More...

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Schools

“Paint and Play” held at Studio 122

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center held a “Paint and Play” birthday party on Saturday for Laura Grace Wilson of Grove Hill. More...

UWA announces fall academic honors

The University of West Alabama announces more than 400 outstanding undergraduate students named to the President's List and the Dean's List for the Fall 2011 academic semester. More...

Wilson Hall Middle School names honor roll

Wilson Hall Middle School second 9-week honor roll Fifth Grade All As: Shelby Cumlander, Daisjah Cunningham, Morgan Keel, Braxton Powell. More...