January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Barnes is GOP candidate for school board

Sherry Arnette Barnes has qualified with the Republican Party and is seeking the position of Clarke County School Board District 1. More...

Superintendent Pugh running for second term

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh has qualified for a second term as a Democratic candidate. He has no Democratic opposition but will face a Republican opponent in the Nov. 6 General Election. More...

Clarke’s unemployment drops significantly from Dec. 2010 to Dec. 2011

Clarke County’s unemployment rate has improved over two percentage points from December 2010 when it was 15 percent to December 2011 when it was 12.6 percent. More...

Thomasville Council discusses rental issues

Despite a plea by Mayor Sheldon Day, Thomasville’s rental owners and managers are of mixed opinions about what should happen with Thomasville’s apartment and rental home market. More...

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February 1862 was a bleak month for South

Yankees capture important Tennessee forts; a push was on for reenlistments, new troops

February can be a bleak and cold month. It was in 1862 as the new Confederate States of America turned one year old. More...

Two countians named to dean’s list at Samford’s Cumberland School of Law

Some area residents have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. They are: Stephen Nathaniel Gordon of Grove Hill. William Franklin Mc- Corquodale II of Jackson. More...

Judson dean’s list told

Judson College has announced the dean’s list for the fall semester, 2011. Eligible students must have completed a minimum of 15 hours with no incompletes and earned a grade point average of at least 3.7. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Wilson Hall Middle School is hosting a booksigning by Ted Dunagan, one of our native sons on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 8:30 a.m. More...

Church News

Church Events

Bassetts Creek Baptist Church will have a singing Sunday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. featuring the Glory Road Quartet. Refreshments will be served following the singing. West Bend Baptist Church will have a fifth Sunday singing Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. More...

Good foot washing doesn’t hurt, Rev. Lynum tells Indian Ridge congregation

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its regular order of service Sunday, Jan. 22. The service got off to a great start with the deacons leading the congregation in a very spiritual devotion. More...

Seeds from the Sower

Make a new start with God in 2012

While a little boy was praying, his sister kept tickling his feet. Finally he said, “Stay here, Lord, while I take care of my sister.” But he never came back. However, Mark did. He became Paul’s assistant. More...

Records

T’ville arrests for past week

Thomasville Police Department released the following arrests for the week of Jan. 16-21. Earnestine Carter, theft of property third degree, (warrant), arrested Jan. 16. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 17-24 include: Emily Marie Lawson, 24, drug court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listedJan. 10-17Charles R. Brown, toRussell K. Wilson.John Lynn Jr., to JohnLynn Jr.Alonzo Stallworth, toDozier Holdings, LLC.Elaine S. Hodge, toRoxie H. Sellers.Kevin C. More...

County gives $250,000 for railroad spur for SET plant

Lodging tax dollars will repay borrowed funds

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday agreed to contribute $250,000 to help construct a new rail spur to serve a new Jackson industry that is expected to open later this year. More...

Vivian Gilmore first recipient of Child Advocacy Center’s Slayton Memorial Award

Vivian Gilmore is receiving the first Eddie Slayton Memorial Award for her years of volunteer service and support of the Regional Child Advocacy Center. More...

Paul seeking return as district judge

Clarke County’s first district judge is seeking election to the post 35 years after initially holding the position. Billy Max Paul of Grove Hill is running for the judgeship in the Democratic primary March 13. More...

Civil jury term for Clarke Circuit Court, Grand Jury next week

A civil jury session of Clarke County Circuit Court is schedule next week. Only a handful of cases are on the dockets of Judges Gaines McCorquodale and Robert Montgomery. More...

Jackson continues contract with local veterinarians

By Evan Carden The Jackson City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 24, voted to continue the city’s contract with local veterinarians at the Pine City Vet Clinic for treating dogs picked up by the city’s animal control officer. More...

Warrant issued for Mississippi man

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Mississippi man in connection with the theft of a track loader that occurred in Jackson Nov. 26. According to Jackson Police Detective Derek Powe, Richard Salmon, 37 is sought for the theft. On that date, Sgt. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bennett

Edgar Duke "Jack" Bennett Jr., 75, of Fulton died Jan. 25, 2012 at his residence. He was born Feb. 9, 1936 in Sweet Water. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. He was a former shop foreman. Survivors include his wife, Nettie P. More...

Syphrit

Vivian Estelle Kittrell Syphrit, 99, of Jackson died Jan. 30, 2012 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born Sept. 12, 1912. She was a native of Leaksville, Miss. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. More...

Goodman

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

Sports

Lady Gators fall to Sparta

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators lost 50-28 to the Lady Warriors of Sparta last Friday in Evergreen. Kathyrn Gwin led the Lady Gators with 10 points. Meg Sheffield added seven points. Libby Harrigan had six points. More...

Lady Bulldogs beat Lady Aggies

Clarke County High School’s Lady Bulldogs beat Jackson’s Lady Aggies 61-42 last Friday in Grove Hill. In the game CCHS had 34 steals. More...

Top ranked Dawgs beat JHS

The top-ranked Class 3A Clarke County High School Bulldogs beat Jackson 67-45 last Saturday night in Grove Hill before a packed house. Corderrio Hasewood paced the Bulldogs with 25 points and 10 rebounds. More...

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Healthcare authority’s task should be more than just hospital

The creation of a Clarke County Healthcare Authority is a good thing. The Clarke County Development Foundation has pushed for the authority and the County Commission has approved it and its members. More...

Tornado horrors

The wind blew and the rain fell in Clarke County early Monday morning but thankfully we were spared any bad weather. Central and north Alabama were not as lucky. More...

Schools

School board meets at Jackson High Thursday

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet at Jackson High School, in the McCorquodale Auditorium, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. More...

CPS lunch menu next week

Clarke Preparatory School’s menu for the week of Jan. 30- Feb. 3 includes: Monday, Jan. 30-Popcorn chicken, corn nuggets, baked beans, dessert. Tuesday, Jan. 31-Beef stew, rice, butter beans, dessert. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Ala. Policy Institue

Charter schools and performance pay for teachers ways to better education

Monday, Jan. 16th marked the remembrance of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...