April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

GH traffic signals to be on flashing mode at night

Have you ever been caught at one of Grove Hill’s traffic signals in the wee hours of the morning with no one else around and said to yourself, oh what the heck, and ran the light? More...

Clarke County Events

School board meets Thursday The Clarke County Board of Education will hold a work session and a regular monthly meeting Thursday, April 19. The work session is at 2 p.m. and the regular meeting is at 4 p.m. More...

Drug task force makes arrest

A Jackson man faces multiple drug charges following an afternoon raid at a residence Wednesday, April 11. More...

Grove Hill to seek $350,000 grant for sewer work

Grove Hill will apply for a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant to upgrade the sewer system in the Wilson Hall Middle School side of town. More...

Lakeside Steel seeing changes under new owner

With the purchase of Lakeside Steel by Chicago, Ill. - based JMC Steel completed, some changes are coming to the operations here in Thomasville. More...

Special Sections

Community

Brown-Moncrief to marry May 12

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Brown of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Wendy Maureen Brown, to Reagan Matthew Moncrief, son of Ms. Martha E. Taylor of Savannah, Ga., and the late Ronnie Moncrief Sr. More...

Grove Hill’s spring cleanup week starts Saturday, April 21

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce along with Alabama PALS (People Against A Littered State) and the Clarke County Citizens Against Litter Committee will be conducting a spring clean up campaign during the month of April. More...

Hats off for CAA this month

During the months of April and May, Community Action Agency is asking that you and your organization wear the Hat Badge with Community Action Agency each Friday for the months of April and May 2012. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Starting a new business and have tax questions? Mark your calendar and attend the Alabama Department of Revenue's free New Business Workshop scheduled Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in Butler. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Magnolia Assembly of God Sisters of Strength will be hosting its monthly S.O.S. meeting Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m. All ladies are invited to come. Sister Janet Horn will be hosting. Rev. Alvin Kolb will bring the word. More...

Seeds from the Sower

Be busy but do good works too

Some work was being done at a mental hospital. So a patient selected a wheelbarrow, and started to push it around the job site upside down. “Look at that nut!” shouted the foreman. “I’m not crazy,” said the patient. More...

Who lobbied against stoning the apostles?

1. Is the book of Amaziah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Acts 5, who convinced the Jerusalem council not to stone the apostles? Haggai, Shebna, Gamaliel, Levi 3. More...

Lifestyle

Granddaughter of local couple making a name for herself in modeling

Josilyn Williams grew up in Dothan

Josilyn Williams, 18-year-old daughter of Marquita and Charles Medley of Dothan, left for New York City after she graduated from Northview High School in June. More...

Extension Service

Drying your food; most asked questions

Of all the ways to preserve food, drying is the simplest. Removing water from the food prevents the growth of bacteria and mold, and slows down spoilage causing enzymes. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Science fiction: Imagination often becomes reality

The Reality of Science He says that he likes good science fiction. Good science fiction – to be separated from what might be called science fantasy – looks at the world in which we live and asks “What would happen if?” More...

Giving 110% to game

J. R. Kelley threw out the first pitch of the season at Saturday’s opening day activities for Dixie Youth ball in Grove Hill. He’s been playing since he started in T-ball as a toddler. More...

‘Voodoo’ murder suspects avoid trials with guilty pleas

Two defendants in the so-called “voodoo” murder of a man in southern Clarke County in 2010 pleaded guilty Monday as preparations were being made to seat a jury to hear the case. More...

Lower Peach Tree man gets 15 years for drive-by shooting that injured 9-year-old in 2010

A man has pleaded guilty to first-degree assault for his part in a driveby shooting that injured a nine-year-old in Lower Peach Tree in 2010. More...

A. L. Martin Museum opens

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GOP rules allow crossovers

While Clarke County voted more Republicans than ever on March 13— 4,294—there were still 3,307 who voted Democratic ballots and these Democratic voters could be the key to victory in the Republican runoff for Clarke County circuit clerk b More...

Jackson police officer, C’ville woman collide in wreck last week

Both drivers treated at hospital and released

Jackson Police Officer Ben Marshall was injured in a two-vehicle collision, Thursday, April 12, near the intersection of College Avenue and High Acres Drive. More...

Correction

A recent Clarke County arrest report misstated the charges against Jonathan Brett Bates. The correct charges were possession of marijuana, second degree, and possession of a controlled substance. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Phillips

Cecil Gray Phillips, 78, of Thomasville died April 18, 2012 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Jan. 27, 1934 in Coffeeville. He was a member of the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran. More...

Phillips

Janie Marie Phillips, 86, of Thomasville died April 17, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was born April 15, 1926 in Marengo County. She was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. She was a former machine operator. More...

Hilt

Ilene Hilt, 81, of Jackson died April 20, 2012 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Feb. 24, 1931. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. More...

Sports

Opening Day

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Lady Gators stage big comeback

Down 5-0 going into the sixth inning, the Clarke Prep School Lady Gators took advantage at the plate and scored six runs over two frames to win 6-5 over the Wilcox Academy Lady Wildcats Monday afternoon. More...

Sports Scene

It will never love you back

You can have a favorite sport or a favorite team or school and you can show your affection each and every day for them. Case in point. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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What Others Say

Hardly the way to reduce government

For a state Legislature that routinely claims it wants to shrink the role of government, a bill creating covenant marriages is an odd excursion. The bill, approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, will soon go to the full Senate. More...

Article

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.” Steve Jobs More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the ClarkeCounty Jail during the week of April 10-17 include:Terry Neim Ross, 31, probation violation, $7,500 bond, arrested by ClarkeCounty Sheriff’s Dept.Staciann P. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Wesley White, to Sandra Michel McLaughlin; Joe Nathan Rembert, to Yolunda Thames; Richard Jennings Hobson, to Crystal Renee Smith; Jimmy Ronal Dunagan, to Deborah Kay Gaddis. More...

Schools

Judson students receive scholarships

Some 53 Judson College students have received scholarships this academic year as part of a $94,000 grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation of Atlanta. More...