March 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Moye and Taylor in runoff for Dist. 4 commission seat

Moye ........................527Taylor.......................245Hunt .........................227Robinson.................128 More...

Bradley Baugh dies of shooting injuries Monday

Bradley Baugh died Monday of gunshot injuries he suffered Feb. 24 when his mother, Cynthia Rush shot him at their home in Whatley. She also shot and injured her husband, Larry Rush, before killing herself with a knife. More...

County gets better price for jail inmates’ healthcare

A new agreement for providing healthcare for county jail inmates has been reached with the current provider and county officials believe it is a better deal than the old one. More...

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Community

Seeing Drew home

Thousands line Hwy. 43 to honor Coast Guardsman

U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Drew Knight made his final trip back home to Thomasville Sunday and thousands lined Highway 43 from Creola to Thomasville to pay tribute to him. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

Of Saints, sinners, and everything in between

It is a good thing that we, as a species, have the attention span of a cocker spaniel on crystal meth. A month ago Jeremy Lin was the greatest basketball player no one had ever heard of. More...

Gators topple Rebs in area tilt

The Clarke Prep School improved to 4-3 on the season as they beat South Choctaw Academy 3-0 last Tuesday in Toxey. Ty Ackerman shut out the Rebel hitters over seven innings. He struck out six and walked three. More...

Lady Bulldogs drops games to Butler, Millry

The Lady Bulldogs of Clarke County fell 3-0 to Choctaw County last week in Butler. Shanda Pugh and Lindsey McKenzie each had a hit for CCHS. More...

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Citizens stepping up to protect their property

In recent weeks we have had several stories on local burglaries and home invasions. Suspects have been caught in the act of stealing or inside someone’s home. More...

Sunshine laws protect your right to know

There’s a special week for everything these days. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 6-13 include: Shawe Reed Minter, 36, driving while license suspended, no seat belt, $409 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Jerry McMillian Jr., to April Byrd Wise; Adam Wesley Tolbert, to Fallon K.C. Wade; Jason Thomas Bjelke, to Raven Danielle Phillips; Willie Edward Williams, to Kayla Nicole Eubanks. More...

Santorum wins Clarke, state

Clarke Countians and Alabamians went with Rick Santorum for president in the Republican presidential primary Tuesday. Santorum received 1,533 votes in Clarke County, or 36.5 percent. More...

J. R. Morgan wins big in district judge’s race

Morgan .................2,584Paul..........................473 Clarke County District Judge J. R. More...

County buying Grove Hill armory for $125,000

Clarke County Commissioners considered the purchase of the Grove Hill National Guard Armory for $125,000 to be a good deal for the county. More...

Box-by-box counts

Clarke County Democratic and Republican Primaries, March 13 More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Small

Edna P. Small, 96, of Saraland died March 16, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Saraland. She was a homemaker. More...

Bedwell

Jewel O. Bedwell, 73, of Coffeeville died March 1, 2012 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was a member of the Center Point Baptist Church of Coffeeville. She was a waitress at the Coffeeville Dairy Bar. More...

Baugh

Thomas Bradley “Brad” Baugh, 21, of Whatley died March 12, 2012 at USA Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1990. He was a member of Pine Hill Chapel. He was an ironworker with Burkes Mechanical. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Voice of the Animals Campaign will host the 5th annual 5K and 1 mile Pet Trot Saturday, March 17 at 8:30 a.m. which will also include entertainment by DJ Dr. Feelgood, a pet costume contest, raffle and bounce house. More...

Church News

Church Activities

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational type singing Saturday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Pritchett-Westbrook tell plans to marry March 31 in Chatom

Marshall and Terri Pritchett of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Mar’sha Pritchett, to Peter Rendell Westbrook, son of Sherry Westbrook and Peter John Burroughs of Thomasville. More...

Helping the animals

Ivy Lynn Gates of Jackson saved up her money and made a $100 donation to the Clarke Regional Animal Care and Control Shelter, a task force designed to create an animal shelter for Clarke County. More...

Lifestyle

Clarke, Washington youth encouraged to raise chickens

The Clarke and Washington counties Extension offices have teamed up to create the 4-H Chick Chain. What, in the world, you may ask, is the Chick Chain? More...

McCully-Rush to marry May 19 in Jackson church

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Searcy Slayton Jr. of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. James Leland McCully of Silverhill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kalan Leigh McCully, to Jonathan Kyle Rush, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Wil Gilmore, other Rural Medical Scholars to be recognized April 27

Wyman (Wil) Gilmore, of Grove Hill, AL, a 2011-12 University of Alabama Rural Medical Scholar, and other members of The University of Alabama Rural Medical Scholars Program (RMSP) class XVI will be recognized at the 16th Annual Rural Scholars Convoca More...

Schools

Neals contribute tree for Gillmore Elementary

In recognition of the NEA Read Across America emphasis on Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax and it’s ecology message, tree planting ceremonies were held recently at Joe M. Gillmore Elementary School in Jackson. The trees were donated by Mr. and Mrs. More...

Weekly CPS menu

Clarke Preparatory School's menu for the week of March 19-23 includes: Monday, March 19-Popcorn chicken, corn nuggets, baked beans and dessert. Tuesday, March 20-Tacos or taco salad, dessert. Wednesday, March 21-Hamburgers, tots, dessert. More...