May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Scarehorse’ in the collard patch

Scarecrows are common sights in gardens but you never see a “scarehorse.” However, that’s exactly what you will find in Elizabeth Jackson’s collard patch. More...

Skipper is candidate for Grove Hill mayor

Gina Skipper has announced she is running for mayor of Grove Hill. Following are her remarks regarding her candidacy. “I would like to publicly announce my plans to seek election for mayor in the upcoming August election. More...

Robbery suspect struck by Jackson police car flees

A woman believed to be responsible for a strong-arm robbery, May 26, at a Jackson apartment complex, fled police, May 27, after being struck by a patrol car. More...

Gifts up to $25 now OK for teachers and officials

The Alabama Legislature has amended a state ethics law so that students can give their teachers gifts—as long as they cost $25 or less. More...

Tougher law enacted for scrap metal thefts

Metal and scrap metal thefts have been rampant in the last few years and that prompted the State Legislature to enact tougher laws for violators this year. More...

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Community

Gilmore siblings graduate University of Alabama

Three Gilmore siblings recently graduated from the University of Alabama. Wil Gilmore graduated with a Masters in Science in Human Environmental Sciences degree. He is planning to continue his studies, pursuing a medical degree. More...

New hours for VA office in Grove Hill

As of June 1 the Veterans Affairs office will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 until 4:30 p.m. Will be in Monroeville on Thursdays and Fridays. Phone 251-575-9832. More...

Williams-Gates to marry this Saturday

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Williams and Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Roberts announce the engagement of their daughter, Keri Williams, all of Thomasville, to Justin Gates of Grove Hill, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Doug Gates. More...

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Community Calendar

The second annual Alabama River Employees Reunion will be Saturday, June 2 at the home of Eric (Gator) and Patricia Gould in Excel. An afternoon barbecue sponsored by Georgia Pacific’s Alabama River Cellulose Mill is planned. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Jones Chapel Church of Christ of Coffeeville will hold a gospel meeting beginning Friday, June 1, Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m. nightly and Sunday, June 3 at 10 a.m. The speakers for the meeting are as follows: Revs. More...

Biblical foods at C’ville church

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How many times did an angel deliver Peter from prison?

1. Is the book of Titus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Isaiah 45, whom did God ask, “Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it”? Gideon, Peter, Cyrus, Elijah 3. More...

Lifestyle

Indian Ridge church is busy

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church has been busy as a bee this month with its regular order of service and other occasions too. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 22-29 include: Darren Levon McCaskey, 42, criminal trespass third degree, theft of property third degree, $1,000 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications William Bradley Kirk, to Amanda Gaye Morris; Robert Gregory Kinman II, to Baylee Windham Kinman; Jesse Clay Etheredge, to Brianne McGuire Rowland; James Bruce Jernigan, to Penny Lynn Dungan; Timothy Jacob Brent, to Angel More...

Chavous home burns - Free Access

 The large and beautiful home of Clyde and Jan Chavous on Wayside Road, just off of the Allen Road, burned Sunday afternoon. The Chavouses were out of town as was their daughter, Beth Chavous, who lives nearby. More...

Gov. Bentley in Jackson Thursday to announce bridge funding - Free Access

Money to be made available to replace two bridges on County Road 15 on the southside of Jackson; roads that are heavily used by the public and industry. More...

Ready or not, it is hurricane season!

Sales taxes to be abated July 6-8 for storm supplies

Alabama's first annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will be held July 6 through July 8, 2012. More...

Assault charged in beating

A man was arrested and charged with assault for severely beating another man and a woman has been charged with tampering with evidence because she cleaned up the fight scene before lawmen arrived. More...

Farmers’ Market returns

The Grove Hill Farmers’ Market returns next Thursday, June 7. More...

Storm batters T’ville

A sudden afternoon storm with heavy rain, hail and strong winds hit Thomasville Tuesday, downing trees and power lines and causing roof damage. Mayor Sheldon Day described most of the damage as being just east of downtown near Browder Veneer. More...

T’ville police discover meth lab and make arrest last week

While investigating a criminal mischief complaint over the weekend, Thomasville Police uncovered a meth lab. The lab was discovered at a residence on Hwy. 154. Lawmen arrested James K. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rocker

Willie M. Rocker, 84, of Jackson died May 23, 2012. More...

Whatley

From the small Southwestern town of Whatley (named in  honor of his family) to posts throughout the world, including two tours of duty in Vietnam, a southern Alabama boy has made an indelible mark upon all posts or communities in which he has se More...

Lee

Franklin Delano Lee, 81, of Carlton died May 30, 2012 at his residence. More...

Sports

Anthony Madison camp set for June

The third annual Anthony Madison football camp will be June 30 at D.F. Anderson Stadium at Thomasville High School. The camp will be for kids age 8-18 and will start at 9 a.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the THS cafeteria. More...

Grove Hill Darlings All-Stars named

The Grove Hill Darlings (Coach Pitch) All-stars were named last week. More...

Grid camp in Leroy June 8-9

Former Leroy Bear player and coach as well as NFL star Emanuel King, along with former NFL player Etric Pruitt will be putting on a football camp at Leroy High School on June 8-9. The camp will run from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. More...

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Editor’s Notes

Real community newspapers don’t give up on their communities

The news last week that Alabama’s three largest daily newspapers— the Mobile Press-Register, the Birmingham News and the Huntsville Times (as well as the Times-Picayune of New Orleans) —will change from publishing seven More...

Inside the Statehouse

An ‘A’ for effort? Really?

At the conclusion of each annual session of the Legislature I am invariably asked to grade the legislators’ performance and assess the accomplishments of the session. More...

Schools

Wilson Hall Middle School Top 10 classes

Fifth Grade Top Ten Students in 5th Grade were: Morgan Keel, Reagan Roberts, Shelby Cumlander, Carly Carpenter, Deondre' Pugh, Abby Autry, Braxton Powell, Bradley Wade, Rylan Allday and Tamia Dixon. More...