March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Supt. Pugh due $6,600 retroactively, AG says

In response to a media question, the Clarke County Board of Education acknowledged at its Thursday, May 22 meeting that the Alabama Attorney General’s office had offered an opinion that Superintendent Woodie Pugh was entitled to retroactive pay More...

United Security Bancshares reports $9.1 million loss

United Security Bancshares, Inc. reported March 16 that it lost $9.1 million in 2011. More...

SET Enterprises ready to start production

Contractors have been busy at the new SET Enterprises steel slitter plant in Jackson over the past several weeks, getting ready for an invitation-only grand opening this Friday, March 30. More...

Birds ‘ n Stuff

Bald Eagles in McIntosh

Eagles are back in the news this spring. Tricia Marshall of the Chatom area, and who once worked in McIntosh, sent us a picture of a Bald Eagle in the nest taken from a public road in McIntosh. More...

Some like Main Street changes, some don’t

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Community

Jackson Citizen of the Year Barbara Hundley honored as Jackson’s Citizen of the Year

The Jackson Rotary Club and friends and family of Barbara Hundley gathered at the Jackson First United Methodist Church Tuesday, March 27, to honor her as Jackson’s 2011 Citizen of the Year. More...

Gloves turn into puppets!

Any mismatched, mateless stretch gloves or mittens stuffed in your kids’ backpacks or in baskets by the back-door hooks? Don’t toss out that blue righthand mitten or the purpleand white striped left glove. More...

From the Nethermost

Little ’ol Grove Hill: A hot spot for the arts

I am too new in Grove Hill to know the strength of the arts community before the turn of the century. To know that earlier story, one would have to go to Irma Brady Carlson, Nanelle Adams, or Joyce Burrage. More...

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Community Calendar

The Southern Magnolia Woman’s Club will again be selling Boston Fern hanging baskets to raise funds for civic donations. The ferns are florist quality and are always big and fluffy. More...

Church News

Men’s Ministry started at Indian Ridge Baptist

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church brought out the month of March with Sunday school and regular order of service. With the pastor bringing a very spiritual sermon each Sunday. More...

Church Announcements

New Home Baptist Church near Monroeville will have a concert and supper Friday, March 30. Chicken and pork plates will be sold for $7 beginning at 5 p.m. Proceeds will go toward the Beulah Camp Building Fund. The singing will begin at 6:30 p.m. More...

Name the place where Jesus was crucified

1. Is the book of Iscariot in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. For how long did Jesus remain after His resurrection before He ascended into heaven? Instantaneously, 1 hour, 3 Days, 40 days 3. More...

Lifestyle

Pritchett, Westbrook to wed March 31

Whitney Mar’sha Pritchett and Peter Rendell Westbrook will exchange wedding vows Saturday, March 31 at Lake Ellis in Chatom. Miss Pritchett is the daughter of Marshall and Terri Pritchett of Thomasville. Mr. 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...

Baugh-Parker to wed April 28 in Grove Hill

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edward Baugh of Whatley announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jodi Elizabeth Baugh to Jonathan Elliott Parker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Fairchild and Jim Parker, all of Meridian, Miss. More...

Hunting over bait, extended season debated by state senators

Bills that would allow deer hunting over bait and an extended season have been approved by a state Senate committee and could come up before the full Senate after legislators return to Montgomery from this week’s spring break. More...

Parks & rec board seeks projects

The Clarke County Parks and Recreation Board has been in disarray for several months but is getting reorganized and working to fund projects, two members told the Clarke County Commission Monday. More...

Clarke County Events

Blood drive to be at local hospital The United Blood Services bloodmobile will be at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Wednesday, April 11 for a blood drive from noon until 6 p.m. Free cholesterol screenings will be available to donors. More...

Jason Powell dies Wednesday morning

Jason Powell was discovered dead at his home on the Hebron Road in Grove Hill Wednesday morning. Powell was in his early 40s. He was the son of Francis and San San Powell of Grove Hill and the father of J. D. More...

Commissioners hold short meeting Tuesday

The Clarke County Commission held one of its shortest official meetings ever Tuesday—less than 10 minutes. However, commissioners had met longer in a work session Monday where they heard a report on the County Parks and Recreation Board. More...

Bobby Brooks named new Jax fire chief

During the Tuesday, March 27 meeting of the Jackson City Council, Jackson Interim Fire Chief Bobby Brooks was named as the new chief for the department following the retirement of Chief Neal Bradley at the end of 2011. More...

Village Pharmacy closes in Coffeeville

Village Pharmacy, Coffeeville’s only drug store, has closed. A sign on the door of the Highway 84 business Wednesday morning said the store had closed and all prescription records had been sent to Walgreens in Jackson. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Powell

Jason DeWitt Powell Sr., 42, of Grove Hill died March 28, 2012 at his residence. He was born June 15, 1969. He was a graduate of the University of Mobile. He was a member of the Grove Hill Baptist Church. More...

Williams

Dell Williams, 92, of Pine Hill died March 31, 2012 at his residence. He was born Jan. 20, 1920 in Brilliant, Ala. He was a retired pulpwood producer. More...

Jones

Derrell T. Jones, 80, of Jackson died April 1, 2012 at his residence. More...

Sports

CCHS beats Choctaw, WCHS

The Clarke County High Lady Bulldogs beat Washington County 7-3 Monday in Grove Hill. Kiana Coates went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored, two stolen bases and two RBI. Shanda Pugh had a hit, two stolen bases and two RBI. More...

Bet the message has been received

Sports Scene

As a kid, if I messed up I knew that Daddy was going to give me a good whipping. One that was good enough that I would never want to get in trouble again. More...

Bulldogs fall to UMS, Leroy in DH

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs dropped both ends of a doubleheader last Saturday in Grove Hill. In the second game CCHS lost 7-2 to Leroy. Matthew Harvey (1-1) took the loss. He pitched two and two-thirds innings and gave up two earned runs. More...

Editorial

Promoting Alabama to a global audience

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As Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, I have had great opportunities to learn about the mutually beneficial trade relationship between the United States and foreign nations. More...

Strange But True

It was noted American science fiction author Philip K. Dick who made the following sage observation: “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” More...

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Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Jacob Anthony Van Dee, to Crystal Nicole Ashley; James Cain Phillips, to Rayanna Louise Gilchrist. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 20-27 include: Aaron Le’ger Jackson, 20, domestic violence third degree, $353.10 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...