January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Selma to Montgomery march remembered at ADC prayer breakfast

Johnny Flowers served 18 years as a Perry County commissioner and as a teenager witnessed the beating of black citizens trying to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma to march to Montgomery for their civil rights. More...

Scruggs running for circuit clerk

Summer Scruggs, a native of Clarke County, has announced she will run on the Republican ticket for the office of Circuit Clerk on Tuesday, March 13. More...

McCorquodale seeking office of circuit clerk

ence working in nearly every aspect of the circuit clerk’s office. She began in child support, has worked in the juvenile court, in both the district and circuit criminal courts and in the circuit civil division. More...

Jackson police investigate theft of flat screen TV

Jackson Police are investigating the theft of a 32- inch flat screen television from the back porch of a residence located in the 400 block of E. Cleveland Street. The theft was reported around 10:09 p.m., Jan. 5. More...

83-year-old Choctaw woman gets child support

An 83-year-old Choctaw County woman may be the oldest recipient of child support in Alabama history following an October 5 ruling by Circuit Court Judge Gaines C. McCorquodale. More...

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Community

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

Above, a crowd gathered for the Southwest Alabama Improvement Association’s Martin Luthern King Day march and program in Grove Hill Monday. Below, State Rep. More...

Toddtown group names Mardi Gras king, queen

The Toddtown Community Development Center presents their 2011-2012 Mardi Gras King and Queen, Valentino Washington and Michelle R. Stewart. More...

‘Following the Yellow Brick Road’

Students in Mrs. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11:45 a.m. at Gaston’s Grill in Thomasville. The program title is Crime/Protection. More...

Church News

Tompkins Baptist’s Children’s Choir

Tompkins Baptist Church’s Children’s Choir presented its annual Christmas program, “Back to the Manger” on Dec. 18. More...

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational type singing Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Lifestyle

Memories & Recipes

One dish chicken meals great for cold evenings

There have only been a few days of really cold weather this season so far, but soon we’ll be having some cold evenings consistently, until the spring gets here. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 10-17 include: Daryl Lee Ransom, 28, drug court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Travis Eugene Overstreet, to Alanna Brooke Jackson; Cordelro Rashod Dotson, to Shiletha Dawn Anderson. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Historic and unusual races set

• First ever contest for district judgeship • Females crowd Republican circuit clerk ballot • Former commissioners seek return in District 4 • Democrat school board member switches to GOP

Some interesting, unusual and likely historic races have been created for Clarke County voters in the March 13 Democratic and Republican primaries and the Nov. 6 general election. Qualifying for the two political parties ended Friday. More...

GOP dominates statewide ballots

Democrats are in short supply for Alabama state races this year. Only three, including President Obama, are on the statewide ballot for the March 13 primary. More...

T’ville man dies in wreck near Vineland

Second Grove Hill man dies of injuries from Jan. 10 accident

A Thomasville man was killed and others seriously injured in an accident in Wilcox County Saturday. Also, a Grove Hill man involved in a separate accident on Jan. 10 that killed another Grove Hillian died of his injuries Friday. Saturday wreck More...

Parker running for second term on school board

Marty L. Parker of Grove Hill has announced as a Democratic candidate for reelection to the District 1 seat on the Clarke County Board of Education. More...

Morgan seeks full term as district judge

Clarke County District Judge James H. “J. R.” Morgan Jr. has qualified for a full term. Morgan was appointed to the bench by Gov. Robert Bentley on March 1, 2011. He filled a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Bill Kimbrough. More...

GH council OKs $31,402 workers’ compensation bill

The Grove Hill Town Council met Tuesday night. Monday is the regular meeting date but the meeting was put off because Town Hall was shut down Monday for the Martin Luther King holiday. More...

Man arrested in Whatley on domestic violence charges

Friday night, Clarke County lawmen were called to Whatley where a man was threatening his girlfriend. He had a shotgun and had threatened to shoot her and any law officer that responded, said Sheriff’s Dept. Investigator Virgil Chapman. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Morrison

Bertha Vivian Morrison, 93, of Camden died Jan. 16, 2012 at Camden Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 28, 1918 in Magnolia. She was a former secretary and bookkeeper. More...

Goodman

Darren Keith Goodman, 19, of Jackson died Jan. 23, 2012 at his residence. He was born March 9, 1992. More...

Ayers

Jean Gayle Ayres, 80, of Mobile died Jan. 17, 2012 at Springhill Manor. She was born Sept. 7, 1931 in Columbus, Miss. She had worked as a machinist at a chemical plant. Survivors include one sister, Joan McGill, Mobile; a host of nephews and nieces. More...

Sports

CCHS teams win tourney

Clarke County High School swept the championships in the annual County Tournament Monday. The top-ranked 3A varsity Bulldogs held off 4A Thomasville 50-43 to win that championship. More...

Sports Scene

Time to end county hoops tournament

There is a beginning and an end to everything. That is a fact of life. Nothing lasts forever. More...

Thomasville’s Hayes named 4A Lineman of the Year

In a season and a career full of accolades, Thomasville High School’s Tyler Hayes has added one last piece of hardware to the mantle as he was named the 4A Lineman of the Year Wednesday. More...

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Congress Reports

Energy jobs can’t wait

Back in October President Obama chided Congress – specifically the Republican-majority House – for failing to embrace his latest stimulus plan. More...

Gone South

Camp stew recipe feeds a lot of folks!

Today, I am providing you with something really useful. A recipe. More...

Schools

Thomasville High’s Sally White awarded Congress’ Gold Medal

Congresswoman Terri A. Swell, D-Birmingham, presented the Congressional Gold Medal to Thomasville High School senior Sally White on Jan. 11. More...

Honor roll announced for Clarke Prep School

Clarke Preparatory School’s honor roll for the second nine weeks is listed: First Grade All As: Parker Carlisle, Jack Cockerham, Grace Davis, Jack Jones, Gaines Jordan, Tenlee Parden, Jones Skipper, Caleb Smith, Marley VanDee. More...

Hawaiian lesson for second graders

The second grade class at Clarke Prep had a special guest recently. Katie Padgett, who is the daughter of the second grade teacher, visited the class from Hawaii. More...