March 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Drew Knight buried Saturday

A Patriot Guard motorcycle honor guard of veterans led the funeral procession of Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew “Drew” Knight from the Thomasville Baptist Church down Highway 43 to Evergr More...

G.O. Loans opens

A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning, March 20, for G.O. Loans and Pawn located at the intersection of Hwy. 84 and Jackson Street in Grove Hill. More...

Jackson Police Dept. investigate burglaries and thefts past week

The Jackson Police Department investigated thefts and burglaries the past week. On March 14, around 6:05 p.m., a residence in the 100 block of Miller Street was burglarized of a 19-inch flat screen television and an X-Box game system. More...

Neal Bradley honored for service to Jackson Fire Dept. Knight’s funeral

Recently retired as chief

Jackson Mayor Richard Long Sunday named the several football coaches who followed the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant at Alabama, all unsuccessfully, until Gene Stallings came along. More...

Special Sections

Community

Fulton goes to the dogs Saturday

‘Voice of the Animals’ event raises money for needy animals

The fifth annual Voice for Animals 5K and other activities saw a big turnout this past Saturday in Fulton. Organizers of the event were very pleased with the number of runners as well as folks who brought their pets with them. More...

Eli Gold, Fannie Flagg among authors at writers symposium

The Alabama Writers Symposium celebrates its fifteenth anniversary in Monroeville, Alabama Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28, 2012. More...

Mr., Mrs. Gene Allday to celebrate 50th years of marriage March 24

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Allday of Jackson will celebrate their golden anniversary at a reception on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 2 until 4:30 p.m., in the fellowship hall of Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center has an upcoming class. Throw Clay on the pottery wheel with Mike Williamson from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 22 and Monday, March 26. The class fee is $75 a student with all the material supplied by the artist. More...

Church News

Church Activities

Mt. Zion Baptist Church will have a farewell celebration for its pastor, Cory J. Pruitt Saturday, March 24 at 6 p.m. Bethel Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have a deacons ordination for Len Roberts Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. Friends are invited. More...

Lifestyle

Attend state DAR meet

The Daughters of the American Revolution conducted its annual state conference Mar. 6-8 at the hotel of the Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center in Auburn. More...

Now here's a tip!

 What’s the best way to keep sheet sets together? Tuck all the pieces in a matching pillowcase, of course.  Need to hull strawberries? Try using a straw. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 13-20 include: Jenny Marie Jordan, 28, drug court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Mikeal Byron Finch II, to Kayla Brooke Dyess; John Mark Elmore, to Marlene Crystal Grayson; Willie Mike Davis, to Bonnie Davis; Peter Rendell Westbrook, to Whitney Mar’sha Pritchett; Mark Anthony Lynn Jr., to Britt More...

Food/lodging health ratings announced

Clarke County’s Weekly Food/Lodging Establishment Ratings during the period of Feb. 6-March 16 GOCO’s #6, Coffeeville, 85. Coffeeville Dairy Bar, 87. Ramey’s #13, Jackson, 87. May’s Corner Exxon, Jackson, 88. More...

Grove Hill house burns Tuesday

A house fire on Third Avenue Tuesday morning virtually destroyed the small brick home. More...

GH council stalls on OK’ing study of drainage problem

The Grove Hill Town Council approved three appropriations to local civic and educational entities Monday but stalled on a motion to fund a civil engineering study of a drainage problem in town. More...

Municipal elections will be Aug. 28

The primary races are over except for two runoffs in Clarke County. More...

Clarke County Events

Clarke Board of Education meets Thursday The Clarke County Board of Education will meet today ( Thursday, March 22) at 4 p.m. at the central office in Grove Hill. More...

CPS lunch menu told

Clarke Preparatory School’s menu for the week of April 2-April 5 includes: Monday, April 2-Beef stew, rice, butterbeans, dessert. Tuesday, April 3-Popcorn chicken, baked beans, corn nuggets, dessert. More...

Salitpa water customers vote 42-1 to merge with Jackson city system

Forty-two of 43 water customers of the Salitpa Water System present at a meeting Monday night voted to merge the rural system into the city of Jackson’s water system. The meeting was held at River Hill Baptist Church in Salitpa. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Knight

Leonard Knight, 83, of Grove Hill died March 23, 2012 at Thomasville Nursing Home. He was born May 11, 1928. He retired from Courtaulds in Axis after 35 years. More...

Morgan

Infant Weston Alan Morgan of Sweet Water died March 19, 2012 at DCH Regional Medical Center. More...

Weatherly

Paul Bunion Weatherly Sr., 86, of Vineland died March 21, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. More...

Sports

Lady Gators tear through Sparta

The fourth ranked Clarke Prep School Lady Gators blanked Sparta 10- 0 last Friday in Evergreen for a big area win. Kiley Dunagan pitched all five innings to get the win. She struck out eight and walked two. Dunagan added a hit. More...

Sports Scene

You either love or hate March Madness

Kinda like broccoli, you either love it or you don’t. And those that do wonder how someone could not and visa versa. That is what March Madness is like. More...

Bulldogs drop Bayside series

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs suffered a tough loss in the area race last week as they were swept by the Admirals of Bayside Academy. On Thursday the Bulldogs lost 1-0 to Bayside in Daphne in game one of the series. More...

Editorial

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Inside the Statehouse

Get off the truck and go home

I have a cadre of political friends around the state with whom I love to visit and talk politics. More...

Mandating common sense

“I heartily accept the motto, — ‘That government is best which governs least.’” Henry David Thoreau, “Civil Disobedience,” 1849. More...

Schools

WHMS Betas attend, win at state convention in Huntsville

Fifty-eight Junior Betas, five sponsors, and 12 parentchaperones travelled to Huntsville to the Werner Von Braun Center for the Alabama Junior Beta Convention March 15-16. More...

Hank Hung the Moon

Members and friends of The Grove Hill Methodist Church traveled to Montgomery to the Alabama Archives and History Thursday, March 15 to hear a lecture by Rheta Grimsley Johnson (above), author of a n More...

CPS Beta Club inductees

The Clarke Prep School Beta Club added 14 new members during an induction ceremony on March 14. More...