May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

T’ville man charged in drive-by shooting

A Thomasville man is charged with two counts of attempted murder after firing shots at Rock Point Apartments in Thomasville Friday. More...

High school graduations

 Jackson Academy Thurs., May 17, 7 p.m. Lathan Gymnasium  Clarke Co. High Fri., May 18, 6 p.m . Prim Stadium  Clarke Prep Fri., May 18, 7 p.m. Hamilton Field  Jackson High Sat., May 19, 10 a.m. More...

Rural post offices get reprieve but look for fewer service hours

Some 3,700 post offices, targeted for closing by the U.S. Postal Service, have gotten a reprieve but the tradeoff will be severely reduced hours at 13,000 small post offices nationwide, some to just two hours a day. More...

Coffeeville, West Clarke water systems to merge

After at least four years of negotiations— and talk that goes back even further, the Coffeeville water system and the West Clarke water system have agreed to merge. More...

Truck overturns

A tractor trailer rig carrying pulp from the Claiborne mill overturned on Highway 84 about a mile in Clarke County just west of the Monroe County line Tuesday afternoon. More...

Special Sections

Community

Clarke County High Beauty Review

Miss Blue & White — Front Row: 9th Grade Beauty – Emily Cox, 10th Grade Beauty – Bethany Mozingo. More...

‘Are You Smarter Than A Senior?’

Photos by Jim Cox

The Grove Hill United Methodist Church honored its seniors Wednesday, May 9 with dinner and a “Are You Smarter Than A Senior” competition that pitted the seniors against their dads. More...

Old Coffeeville Elementary athletic field leased to town by Clarke school board

The Clarke County Board of Education agreed Thursday, May 10 to lease the athletic field behind the old Coffeeville Elementary School to the Town of Coffeeville for $1 for a three-year period. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, May 17 at 11:45 a.m. at David’s Catfish Restaurant in Thomasville. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Burning Bush Ministries of Grove Hill will continue its revival Tursday, May 17 through Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker for the week will be evangelist Martha Smith of Mobile. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Gutting our legislative voice

Last fall the chairmen of the Alabama Legislature’s reapportionment committee held a public hearing in Thomasville to get input on proposed redistricting of various political boundaries. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Conservative Alabama would OK lottery

All of the horses are in the barn for the fall derby. They are resting awaiting the opening gun. The official start of the fall campaign begins on Labor Day, which is September 3rd this year and culminates with Election Day on November 6, 2012. More...

Schools

Roberts graduates as dental hygienist

Kayla Powell Roberts graduated Friday, May 11 from Meridian Community College (MCC) with highest honors in dental hygiene. Roberts was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and served as vice president of her class. More...

Loper

Fannie Jane Loper, 89, of Camden, (formerly of Jackson) died May 18, 2012 at Oakland Place Assisted Living. She was born March 15, 1923. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. She was a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair Mills. More...

Saraland man charged with copper thefts at cell towers

After months of deadends in investigating the theft of copper from cell tower locations in Clarke County, sheriff’s deputies got a break last week that resulted in an arrest. More...

Cigarette butt DNA leads to burglary arrest

A year old burglary case was solved using DNA evidence, Chief Investigator Ron Baggette of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department said this week. More...

43-year banking career

Longtime United Security Bancshares, Inc. director Dan Barlow, right, opted not to stand for reelection to USBI’s board this year and was honored at the May 9 shareholders’ meeting. More...

Proposed legislative redistricting cuts House District 65 in Choctaw; stretches it north into Marengo

Clarke County’s two House districts would see changes too under the new Republican-proposed plans. Under a plan developed by State Rep. More...

New USBI president frank in assessing problems at shareholders’ meeting

Shareholders applauded the new president and CEO of United Security Bancshares after he finished his remarks at the annual meeting of the Thomasville-based financial institute held May 9 at Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Loper

Fannie Jane Loper, 89, of Camden, (formerly of Jackson) died May 18, 2012 at Oakland Place Assisted Living. She was born March 15, 1923. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. She was a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair Mills. More...

Tate

Clay King Tate, age 65, a native and resident of the Allen Community of Grove Hill was born November 9, 1946 to the parentage of the late Oliga Tate and Willie Morris Tate. He departed this life Tuesday, May 15, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. More...

Pierson

David Lesher Pierson, 80, of Hobson died May 21, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born April 25, 1932. He was a member of Pine Level Baptist Church of Hobson. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Tech Sgt. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

Check your temper

The importance of sports is sometimes too great in the fine world we live in. Those words did have a terrible taste as they passed through me. It is especially true in the great state of Alabama. It starts early and builds. More...

CPS Athletic Award winners named

Lady Gator sports award winners are (front row l-r) Ivy Bethea, Tiffany Pugh, Kiley Dunagan, Libby Harrigan, Kathryn Gwin, Sydney Reeves, Meg Sheffield and Taylor Bradford. More...

Dawgs hit the gridiron

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Lifestyle

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

A few suggestions to take to the beach this summer

George Gershwin wrote, “Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” With the hot sun blazing across white sands and a cool breeze wafting from the Gulf waters, she says the readin’ ought to be easy, too. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 8-15 include: Jorvelle Lamar Morris, 29, domestic violence third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Wilbur Hatfield Jr., to Regena Denise Bettis; Johnny Scott Stinson, to Sara Gail Richey; Robert Wayne Frost Jr., to Benita Renee Newton.Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessari More...