February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

GH Mayor Newton says he won’t seek reelection this year

During a discussion period at the end of the Grove Hill Town Council meeting Tuesday night, Mayor Jerry Newton said he would not be a candidate for reelection to a second term this year. More...

Jackson Mayor Long to give ‘state of the city’

Jackson Mayor Richard Long will deliver his annual “State of the City” address Thursday, Feb. 23 at Jackson City Hall. There will be a mix and mingle at 8:30 a.m. and the program starts at 9 o’clock. More...

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Community

Thank You

We would like to take a moment to express our sincere appreciation for all the special efforts that have been made during Darrell’s illness. The outpouring of love continues to amaze us. More...

Card of Thanks

Please accept our deepest appreciation for your prayers, visits, calls, cards, flowers, food, donations and other kind expressions of sympathy during the illness and death of Mary Dell Robinson Prater. More...

Fire on Mt. Zion Road

Grove Hill and Winn firefighters responded around 6 a.m. Saturday to a fire on Mt. Zion Road, just off of Highway 84 west of the Zimco community. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Attention Landowners! There will be a tree giveaway at the Clarke County office of the Alabama Forestry Commission Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8:30 a.m. Quantities are limited, so seedlings will be given on a first-come, first served basis. More...

Church News

Church Activities

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...

Seeds from the Sower

Mark made a new start; you can make one, too

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...

Ahoy, mate! How many decks on Noah’s Ark?

1. Is the Book of Philippians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What prophet came from among the shepherds of Tekoa? Joel, Hosea, Daniel, Amos 3. From Genesis 6, how many decks were on Noah’s Ark? 3, 4, 5, 6 4. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 14-21 include: Javelin Dewayne Henderson, 36, two counts court cost, non-child support, $5,614 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Lonnie L. Johnson Jr., to Shiretha Shamarion Davis; Marcus Neal Bennett, to Amy Veronica Hall; Darryl Dewayne Williams, to Kanica Rashaun McGhee; Gregory Grant Odom, to Emily Hope Pugh. More...

Schools

Clarke Prep’s lunch menu for coming week

Clarke Preparatory School’s menu for the week of Feb. 27-March 2 includes: Monday, Feb. 27-Corndog or steak sandwich, chips, dessert. Tuesday, Feb. 28-Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert. Wednesday, Feb. More...

Gervais

George W. Gervais, Jr., 72, died Feb. 19, 2012. A retired pharmacist, he was a member of the NRA, NAHC, SCV, and the MOS & B. More...

Clarke County Museum repairs

The Clarke County Museum is getting some much needed repairs, including replacement of its upstairs porch. Tommy Phillips and his Phillips Construction crew are doing the work. More...

School board to recognize JHS champs

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. in Jackson High School’s McCorquodale Auditorium. More...

Severe Weather Week

Stay informed with a weather radio, says EMA director

As part of “Severe Weather Awareness Week,” Roy Waite- Clarke County Emergency Management director is encouraging residents to begin preparing for the upcoming spring storm season by purchasing a weather warning device. More...

A cake fit for a cattleman

Clint Bagley, the new president of the Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association, holds a cake with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association logo as Mac Bryant, auctioneer for Frisco City Livestoc More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Reeves

Mary Lou Reeves, 81, of Daphne died Feb. 24, 2012. She was born Dec. 11, 1930. She was a former resident of Jackson. She was a member of the Peniel Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Parden

Gettys E. Parden, 79, died Feb. 21, 2012 after a short illness of Lung Cancer in Elmore Community Hospital in Wetumpka. More...

Ross

June Evans Ross, 61, of Nanafalia died Feb. 21, 2012 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born July 7, 1950 in Selma. She was a member of the Nanafalia Baptist Church. More...

Business

Clarke County Cattlemen hold annual meeting

Despite the rain, it was a good turnout for the annual Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association banquet at Clarke Prep School in Grove Hill Saturday night. More...

Sports

Heartbreaking upsets!

Montgomery teams knock off Clarke County squads

The second ranked Clarke County Bulldogs saw their dreams of a return to the Class 3A finals dashed Friday night as the visiting Trinity Wildcats won 43-41. More...

Sports Scene

So thankful for the return of baseball

You have to understand that I usually get in a funk during the tail end of the winter and it takes the early spring to get me out of it. Folks who know me, know this and know that it runs its course. Monday was like a magic drink or something. More...

Lady Gators open softball season with win

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators opened the 2012 softball season with an impressive 5-2 win over Monroe Academy Monday afternoon. Junior Kiley Dunagan struck out 12 Lady Vols and knocked in two runs in the winning effort. More...

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George Will’s defense of Don Siegelman Inside the Statehouse

Legislators get no respect

Former Gov. Don Siegelman recently gained an unusual advocate in conservative columnist George Will who devoted an entire column to Siegelman’s federal bribery conviction and his desire for an appeal hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. More...

Let’s not give ours any new wild ideas

We imagine that there may be someone among those Alabama lawmakers who passed the nation’s toughest immigration law last year who wishes he or she had come up with one Mississippi legislator’s brainstorm: The Gulf of America. More...