March 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sen. Shelby in Thomasville this Saturday

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Tuscaloosa, will be in Thomasville Saturday, March 3. The meeting is at 4 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Wagarville couple charged with sexually abusing 8-month-old

A Wagarville woman was sent to the Clarke County Jail after she and her boyfriend were charged with sexually abusing their eight-month old daughter. Another child was apparently also a victim. More...

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Community

Company offering free weather alerts in state

Clarke County EMA Director Roy Waite told county commissioners Tuesday of a new weather alert service being offered free of charge by Huntsville, Ala.-based Baron Services, Inc., a weather technology company. More...

Pictures from the Past

This is a fine looking Thomasville family from sometime in the early 1900s. More...

Did You Know?

 It was noted American wit and columnist Franklin P. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Spring Fling—Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s annual bridge benefit will be held on Thursday, March 1 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Vivian P. Gilmore Civic Center. Buy a ticket for $25. More...

Church News

Church Events

Union Missionary Baptist Church of Coffeeville will observe its pastor’s 8th year appreciation for Rev. Vayton Chapman and Shirley Chapman Sunday, March 4. Rev. Clayton Davis Jr. More...

Indian Ridge Baptist Church members observe Valentine’s Day, busy February

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church has been moving along during the month of February with Sunday school each and every Sunday morning with Deacon Leonard Martin being the superintendent. After Sunday school the regular order of service was led by Rev. More...

Lifestyle

Ritzi Rooster ribbon cutting

The Ritzi Rooster, Grove Hill’s newest business, held a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday morning. More...

Snakes Alive!

Opp’s 52nd annual Rattlesnake Rodeo March 31 will headline Travis Tritt and Gretchen Wilson

The City of Opp will welcome the world again on Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 for the 52nd annual Rattlesnake Rodeo. More...

‘100 Alabama Road Trips’

Alabama Tourism today launched a three year campaign, “100 Alabama Road Trips” with the release of the first 10 trips. The campaign focuses on driving itineraries that travelers can experience over two or three days. More...

Schools

JHS football team recognized by board

The Jackson High School football team and coaching staff were recognized by the Clarke County Board of Education during its regular monthly meeting, Thursday, Feb. 23, conducted in the JHS auditorium. More...

Charter schools need a chance to prove their worth

The Alabama Education Association and state and local school boards, usually at odds with one another, finally have something they can be united against: Charter schools. More...

Santorum’s snobs and Wallace’s pointy-heads

Speaking of education, presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s far-out-there opinions continue to amaze us as does his popularity with voters. More...

T’ville man aboard crashed helicopter

Thomasville native Drew Knight was among the crew members of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter that crashed in Mobile Bay Tuesday evening. Knight is the son of Becky and Ken Knight of Thomasville. More...

No tornado, but still destructive

No one hurt when storm rips roof off Jackson Head Start

Straight line winds, not a tornado, caused the damage that ripped the roof off of the Jackson Head Start facility Friday morning, Clarke County EMA Director Roy Waite told county commissioners Tuesday. More...

Another stolen 4-wheeler recovered

Clarke County law enforcement officers continue to turn up stolen 4-wheelers. This scene was in the Midway community late on the afternoon of Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rush

Cynthia Renee Rush, 44, of Whatley died Feb. 24, 2012 at her residence. She was born Oct. 9, 1967 in Thomasville. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church. She was a cashier. More...

Clolinger

George Oliver Clolinger, 77, of Jackson died March 3, 2012 at Providence Hospital. More...

Clolinger

George Oliver Clolinger, 77, of Jackson died March 3, 2012 at Providence Hospital. More...

Sports

Gators are State Champs!

The Clarke Prep School Gator powerlifting stands atop all the schools in the AISA as they captured the Overall and Class 2A state crown last Thursday at Pickens Academy Last year the CPS team won the Class 2A and this year behind record breaking lift More...

Bulldogs roll to 5-0 on the diamond

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs moved to 5-0 on the season as they beat Sweet Water 5-1 in the first day of the Tombigbee Classic in Grove Hill Monday. Tyler Hutto had a hit and two RBI. More...

Lady Gators remain perfect

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators remain perfect on the season as they beat Southern Academy 6-3 Monday afternoon. Kiley Dunagan went 3- for-4 with a double and an RBI. Meg Sheffield was 2- for-3 with a triple and two RBI. More...

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Through The Past

John Glenn’s orbit and Werner von Braun’s carpet

Where were you on February 20, 1962? You know—the day John Glenn orbited the earth for the first time— the day man left “the surly bonds of earth,” to quote Ronald Reagan, and took flight into the unknown. More...

Inside the Statehouse

From reporter to state senator and now state labor commissioner

As the 2012 Legislative Session evolves, I am reminded of my days as a legislative page during the early 1960’s. George Wallace was governor and the Capitol Press Corps was remarkable. Television had not yet become the premier medium. More...

Records

Grand jury indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury returned 236 criminal indictments at its recent session in January. Here is a partial list of some of the indictees. Others will be named as they are arrested. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 21-28 include: Roderick Damekco Gamble, 33, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Darius Lanier Miller, 30, parole violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...