June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Deceased JMS teacher remembered

“We are saddened by the loss of one of own teachers,” Clarke County School Superintendent Woodie Pugh said at the start of his report Tuesday afternoon at the Clarke County Board of Education meeting. More...

Woods fire threatens church

Hopewell Baptist Church is shrouded in smoke last Thursday as a woods fire came dangerously close to the Chilton facility. More...

Jackson police investigate burglaries

Jackson Police are investigating two burglaries, one in which a number of jewelry items were taken and the other in which a one-ton air conditioning unit was reported stolen. More...

Special Sections

Community

Pughs to celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Pugh of Tallahatta Springs will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception Saturday, June 30 from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Elam Baptist Church in Tallahatta Springs. More...

It’s A Beautiful Town

The Grove Hill Development Board presented the Grove Hill Public Library with the Community Beautification Award. Lots of landscaping work has been done around the library in recent months. More...

Card of Thanks

The family of Jamari Rashard Pugh would like to take this opportunity to express their sincere gratitude for your many acts of kindness extended to them during their time of bereavement. Thanks again to all of you and God Bless. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke-Washington Auburn Club will have a meeting/dinner Thursday, June 14 at the Jackson Community House. Mark Murphy will be the special guest. All fans, friends and family are invited to attend. RSVP: 251-331-1564 or 334-332-7537. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church of Grove Hill will continue Vacation Bible School Thursday, June 14 and end Friday, June 15 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. More...

Rev. Rhodes reflects on his six years in Grove Hill

Local Methodist minister going to Chickasaw

Pastor’s Corner “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7 More...

Lifestyle

Woods-Lester tell plans for July wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Milton Woods of Alabaster announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Woods, to Earl Lester, son of Denise Lester of Livingston and Earl Lester of Cleveland, Ohio. Miss Woods is a 2004 graduate of Thompson High School. More...

Couple to celebrate 50th anniversary

Robert Wayne Roberts and Myrtle Lois Phillips Roberts will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 16 at their residence. They were married June 16, 1962 by Pastor Burben Fergerson. More...

Extension Service

What’s wrong with my tomatoes?

Early summer has many of us anxiously awaiting the first harvest of a vine ripe tomato from the plants we have cared for over the last several weeks in anticipation of that first fresh tomato sandwich. More...

Car smasher suspect rousted out of bed by Grove Hill law

A Marengo County man was rousted out of the bed early Tuesday morning by Grove Hill police officers and charged with burglary for throwing a concrete block through the window of a car parked at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Monday night. More...

Airport opponent dominates hearing

But most favor proposed $24 million regional airport

While most of the approximately 40 people who attended a public hearing regarding a proposed regional airport, a lone opponent was the most vocal and dominated the question and answer portion of the hearing Tuesday. More...

Councilman Hicks running for mayor

Levon Hicks, a two-term member of the Grove Hill Town Council, announces this week that he will be a candidate for mayor in the Aug. 28 election. More...

County mapping, appraisal dept. cuts 2 positions

A new computer system helped the efficiency of the mapping and appraisal office of the Clarke County Revenue Commissioner’s office so much that Revenue Commissioner Terry Norris recommended that two clerical positions in the office be eliminate More...

Lady’s Landing Road camp burglarized; reward offered for information on case

The Clarke County Sheriff's Department's Criminal Investigation Unit on June 1 was called to a burglary of a camp house off of Lady's Landing Road south of Jackson where several items were taken. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Services for Jack Adams Wed., June 20

Long-time Grove Hill attorney passes away

John Edmund “Jack” Adams Jr. died Saturday, June 16 at his home in Grove Hill. He was 85. He was a longtime Grove Hill attorney, working in the law firm with his father, the late John Adams Sr. More...

Sheppard

Florence Nadine Sheppard, 76, of Thomasville died June 4, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Feb. 25, 1936 in Vicksburg, Miss. She was a homemaker. More...

Stoudenmier

Ruth Zimmerman Stoudenmier 82, of Pine Hill died June 7, 2012 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 7, 1930 in Cedartown, Georgia. She was a member of the Pine Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

Stony Brook? Really?

Just in case you missed it, Stony Brook knocked off LSU in Baton Rogue this past weekend in the Super Regionals in college baseball. Playing LSU in Baton Rogue is as close to playing in a place where the home team always wins. More...

Final All-stars named

Ponytails All-Stars 11 & 12-year-old All-Stars More...

Dunagan earns Pitcher of the Year in ASWA all-state

Clarke Prep School’s Kiley Dunagan was honored as the Pitcher of the Year in the AISA this past weekend. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

An impressive accomplishment: Debt-free town!

The national debt is fast approaching $16 trillion dollars. Politicians and officeholders talk and argue about the debt but they do nothing about it. Indeed, it continues to skyrocket at an average of nearly $4 billion a day. The U.S. More...

Inside the Statehouse

The politics of redistricting

The U.S. Constitution requires each state to redistrict their congressional districts every 10 years. That is why the U.S. Census is taken every decade. Each of the nation’s 435 seats in Congress are required to have the same number of people. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 5-12 include: Reco Farsel Gaston, 47, domestic violence third degree, $231.20 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Joshua Lance Watford, to Brecca Emily Blis Connor; Robert Alvin Dailey, to Vickie Elizabeth McCorkel; Benjamin Carl Marshall, to Carly Renee Watson; Daniel Jason Ganus, to Brittany Lauren Harrell; Taylor Andrew Sturdivan More...