February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Landowners’ program and tree giveaway

There will be a short seminar held at the Clarke County office of the Alabama Forestry Commission on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm. More...

Commisisoners say county workers have right to have weapons in private vehicles

A new Clarke County employee handbook is being prepared and county commissioners discussed it Monday and approved it Tuesday with one exception. More...

Deep freezer murder case makes cop show

A reporter and cameraman were in Grove Hill Monday to talk to Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Investigator Ron Baggette about the Anthony Hopkins murder case. More...

Mardi Gras parade Friday in Jackson; ball that evening

Jackson will conduct its second annual Mardi Gras parade and ball, hosted by the Jackson Women’s League this Friday, Feb. 17. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. at Gillmore Elementary School and conclude at Jackson City Hall. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Young adult fiction ain’t the same

He Says.... More...

CPS lunch menu for Feb. 20-24

Clarke Preparatory School’s menu for the week of Feb. 20-24 includes: Monday, Feb. 20 - Holiday Tuesday, Feb. 21-Vegetable soup, peanut butter and jelly, crackers, dessert. Wednesday, Feb. 22-Tacos or taco salad, dessert. Thursday, Feb. More...

Special Sections

Community

Rish-Nelson to marry June 23 in Columbus, Miss.

Wanda and Robert Rish of Thomasville announce the engagement and of their daughter, Abbey Lauren Rish, to Christopher Ryan Nelson, son of Alisa and Christopher Nelson of Columbus, Miss. More...

Eubanks-Williams to wed March 17 in Gainestown

Dawn and Mike Eubanks of Meridian, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Nicole, to Willie Edward Williams. the son of Renee and Geary Williams of Jackson. More...

Hovens to celebrate 50 years

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoven of Grove Hill will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception given by their children and grandchildren Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Tompkins Baptist Church. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Central Baptist Church in Dixons Mills and Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro, Tenn. want to reach out to the deaf people in our community by establishing a ministry for the deaf. Sunday, Feb. More...

Church News

Church Activities

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational type singing Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Living Your Destiny

Forgiveness is like a door on your heart

In life, we all have unfair things that happen to us. We can choose to hold on to the hurt, become bitter and angry, and let it poison our future; or, we can choose to let it go and trust God to make it up to us. More...

Pine needle baskets

Pine needle basket making artist Kay Paul, left, instructs a class at the Grove Hill Cultural Art Center’s Studio 122 recently in the art of the unusual craft. Ten students participated. More...

Lifestyle

Birds ‘ n Stuff

Rufous hummers seen; Ruby-throated hummers will be here by March

Mike Williamson called on January 25 to tell of two Rufous Hummingbirds at his feeders in north Grove Hill. He said his hummers come in the fall and stay until late winter and have done so for six or seven years. More...

Barbara Hundley shares gardening tips with members of the Community Study Club

In January the Community Study Club met with Robyn Blaylock and Carolyn Daffin in the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. A lunch was planned especially for a mid-winter’s meal set the mood for a convivial affair. More...

Mardi Gras in Thomasville

Downtown parade Saturday morning was followed by a Mardi Gras ball that evening. Photos by Beth McLean More...

Schools

State school superintendents are opposed to charter schools

Clarke Supt. Woodie Pugh tells local school board

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh told school board members that state school superintendents and public education leaders are opposed to the creation of charter schools in the state, fearing that the schools will take money away More...

Groundbreaking is Thurs., Feb. 16 for new Jackson Head Start building

Jackson Mayor Richard Long announced, during Tuesday’s meeting of the Jackson City Council, that a groundbreaking ceremony will be conducted at the site of the new Head Start building Thursday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. More...

‘Just doing my job,’ says probate judge of ‘meddling’ charge

Trying to assist new absentee manager, Davis says

Probate Judge Valerie Bradford Davis, a candidate in November’s General Election, has been accused of being too close to the absentee voting box and of visiting in the office too much. More...

18,161 on voters’ list in county

A 20-age section of Clarke County’s registered voters is in this week’s edition. The list contains the names of 18,161 voters across the county, according to Probate Judge Valerie Bradford Davis. More...

Commissioners may use county jail for juvenile detentions

The Clarke County Commission is considering allowing the Clarke County Jail to house juveniles on a temporary basis. More...

Fatal accident in Thomasville

Tina Moss was the driver of this Ford Focus that ran into the rear side of an empty log trailer of a Lower Dixie Timber log truck around 6 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in Thomasville. More...

Black History Month program recognizes accomplishments of three local citizens

“Education: Celebrating the Past, Evaluating the Present, & Plotting the Future,” is the theme of this year’s Black History Month program at Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum Library on the Thomasville Campus of Alabama Southern Com More...

Cigar a better choice?

Proud new daddy said to have picked wrong smoke to celebrate new arrival

A man celebrating the birth of his child was arrested at Jackson Medical Center Friday, Feb. 10, after he decided to celebrate by lighting what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette. More...

Commissioners spat over when to vote on issue

Monday’s discussion of housing juveniles in the local jail turned a bit cantankerous at Tuesday’s meeting when toward the end of the meeting county attorney Bruce Wilson asked for guidance on how to continue on the matter since it was not More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Moss

Tina Louallen Moss, 39, of Dickinson died Feb. 11, 2012 at USA Medical Center. She was born April 8, 1972 in Talladega. She was a member of the Dickinson Baptist Church. She was an assistant manager with Marvin’s Building Supply Company. More...

Etheridge

Billy Mack Etheridge, 75, of Sweet Water died Feb. 12, 2012 at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Miss. He was a born Aug. 29, 1936. He was a member of the Nanafalia Baptist Church. More...

Jackson

Michelle Denise "Shelly" Jackson, 49, of Linden died Feb. 11, 2012 at DCH Regional Medical Center. She was born April 12, 1962 in Platbury, N.Y. She was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. She was an office manager for Dr. More...

Business

Burke’s Mechanical locating in T’ville South Industrial Park

The Industrial Development Board of The City of Thomasville has finalized the sale of ten acres located in the Thomasville South Industrial Park to Burkes Mechanical Inc. More...

Sports

CCHS marches to sub-state

Bulldogs use strong second half to beat WCHS

Playing their best basketball in almost a month, the second ranked Clarke County High School Bulldogs blew past Washington County 70-52 to capture the 3A, Area 1 tourney title Monday night in Grove Hill. More...

Sports Scene

Let’s run the picket fence at them...

“All right, boys, this is the last shot we got! We’re gonna run the picket fence at ‘em! Jimmy, you’re solo right! Everett, Merle should be open on the other side of that fence! More...

Lady Bulldogs run past Bayside Academy

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs pulled away from the Lady Admirals 48-39 of Bayside Academy to claim the 3A, Area 1 tournament title last Saturday night in Grove Hill. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Cuban embargo has lasted too long

It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy enacted an economic embargo against Cuba, forbidding U.S. trade with the then new Communist island nation led by Fidel Castro. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Just spell the name right

Most political observers were shocked and somewhat in awe when State Senator Scott Beason chose to challenge veteran congressman Spencer Bachus in a Republican primary. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 7-14 include: Dustin Taylor Sullivan, 20, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, $11,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applicationsFredrick D. Nettles, to Cynthia D. More...