April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

FIGHTING LITTERBUGS

Getting full fines could be incentive for law enforcement and community service also seen as a possible deterrent

Area law enforcement officers met with the Clarke County Citizens Against Litter Committee April 5 to talk about enforcement of anti-litter laws and ways to encourage people not to litter. More...

Woman loses life in fatal wreck

A Jackson woman died in the early morning hours Tuesday, April 10, as the result of injuries she received Monday, April 9, in an automobile crash that occurred shortly after noon on U.S. More...

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Grafton a client but also one of CCARC’s biggest advocates

Through the services provided by Clarke County Arc (CCARC) Matthew Grafton has achieved many of his personal goals and has become an advocate for others with developmental disabilities. More...

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Community

Wear purple Friday to show support for military children

April is “Month of the Military Child,” a time to honor youth impacted by the deployment of parents or other loved ones. Alabama 4-H is encouraging everyone to wear purple on Friday, April 13 to show their support for these children. More...

Square foot gardening

William Scott of the Chilton community is gardening in squares this year. He got the idea from the book, “All New Square Foot Gardening” by Mel Bartholomew. More...

Gilmore one of two SEC Community Service Leader Award winners

Receives a $10,000 post- graduate scholarship

Leigh Gilmore, a senior on the University of Alabama track and field and cross country team, has been named one of the 2011-12 Brad Davis Southeastern Conference Community Service Leaders of the Year. More...

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Community Calendar

Activities for Library Week April 12-14 at Grove Hill Public Library include a Read in the Park Friday, April 13 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Bring your own lunch, chair and favorite book to the Carleton Park. Drinks will be furnished. More...

Church News

Area Church Announcements

AOH Church of God of Winn will celebrate its pastor’s 12 year anniversary for Elder James and Carolyn Richardson Wednesday, April 11 through Friday, April 13 at 7 p.m. nightly and ending Sunday, April 15 at 2:30 p.m. More...

Living Your Destiny

God will bring us through

Everyone has times in life when they feel like they are going through the fire, so to speak, or they feel overwhelmed with everyday life. More...

Seeds from the Sower

Every problem can be an opportunity

The sure way to miss success is to miss the opportunity, and every problem is an opportunity. One day a railroad clerk received a box of watches to be delivered to a store. Because of a mistake, the watches were rejected. More...

Lifestyle

USM bell choir in Jackson

The University of Southern Mississippi hand bell choir, Carillon, will present a concert Sunday, April 15, 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. More...

Spiderwebs glisten in dew

On recent foggy mornings, tiny spiderwebs glisten in the dew along Clarke County roadsides and in the woods. More...

Prostate awareness seminar offered

Through a collaborative effort of four entities, a free prostate cancer awareness seminar will be offered Wednesday, April 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Clarke County Health Department located at 22600 Highway 84 East, Grove Hill. More...

Schools

Kristen Brunson recognized at UWA’s Honors Day program

The University of West Alabama recently recognized outstanding students for their academic achievements and leadership roles at the institution’s annual Honors Day. More...

Jackson student selected to attend Presidential Inaugural Conference

T’Keiyah Jazz-Shaey Powe of Jackson has been selected to attend the Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C. Jan. 19-23. More...

Court and paving all same week

Next week is the spring criminal jury term for Clarke County Circuit Court, one of the busiest weeks of the year at the Clarke County Courthouse when parking in the normally sparse Grove Hill is at a premium. More...

High price for cool temps in courthouse

The price to ensure comfortable temperatures in the Clarke County Courthouse isn’t cheap. Tuesday, county commissioners agreed to a service agreement with Carrier totaling $18,674 a year for five years to keep up the units in the courthouse. More...

Cllarrke Countty Eventts

Spring Jubilee at CCARC Saturday The Clarke County Arc’s (CCARC) Annual Spring Jubilee “Smokin’ in the Pines,” will be Saturday, April 14, at the organization’s grounds in Jackson. More...

Jackson gets softball light grant

Mayor Richard Long, during the Tuesday, April 10 meeting of the Jackson City Council, announced the city had received a $25,000 recreation grant to help with the $49,000 estimated cost of installing lights at the new softball field adjacent to the mu More...

Jackson police work accident, investigate other matters

The Jackson Police Department reported that a Leroy man received what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries in a collision, Sunday, April 8, near the intersection of J.W. Andrews Highway and U.S. Highway 43. More...

Libby Harrigan wins essay contest

Harrigan wins state Farm-City essay contest

Young artists and writers from around the state were honored April 2 for their entries in the Farm-City poster and essay contests during the annual Alabama Farm-City Awards Luncheon in Birmingham. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cassity

Betty Lou Cassity, 78, of Thomasville died April 13, 2012. She was born Oct. 30, 1933 in Thomasville. She was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. More...

Payne

Arnell Chapman Payne, 89, of Jackson died April 10, 2012 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born June 15, 1922. He was a member of Peniel Baptist Church and the Jackson Rescue Squad. More...

Etheridge

Hazel Nell Haskew Etheridge, 72, of Grove Hill died April 7, 2012. She was born April 20, 1939. She was a member of the Grove Hill Baptist Church. She served in several church and community organizations. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs beat JHS

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs edged the Jackson Lady Aggies 3-2 on March 29. Shanda Pugh went 1- for-3 with an RBI. Sally Jordan went 1-for-2 with a run scored. Lindsay Paul went 1-for-3. Lindsay McKenzie went 1-for-2. More...

Sports Scene

Ole’ Bubba done got a green coat

How could you not watch the Master’s Sunday and not root for a golfer named Bubba? More...

Clarke Prep downs Lady Saints

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators traveled to Butler Monday and beat Patrician 5-0. The win gives CPS three in a row. Libby Harrigan went 1- for-3 with an RBI. Ivy Bethea went 1-for-4 with an RBI. Emily O’Bryant had a hit. More...

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Inside the Statehouse

Alabama won’t be a player in November

Last month’s Republican Primary was exciting because for the first time in decades we were relevant in the presidential contest. More...

Fighting litter

The fight against litter is a never-ending battle and sometimes those who fight the fight and champion the cause seem to be on the losing side. More...

Records

Court Dockets

The criminal jury term for Clarke County Circuit Court starts Monday. The full dockets for the two circuit judges are listed. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 3-10 include: Yancy Xavier Dumas, 28, four counts negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $983.78 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

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Marriage license applications Justin Kelley Sims, to Natalie Elizabeth Anderson; Timothy James Cox, to Keri Brittany Walker; Steven Charles Meitzler, to Shelley Batley. More...