June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fourth events in Jackson, Tville

Thomasville celebration this Saturday

Thomasville will have its annual Hometown Celebration Saturday, June 30 in Downtown Thomasville. More...

Attempted murder charged against one in gang beating

A man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in the beating of a local man two weeks ago. More...

New Jackson fire station, SET rail spur almost done

Mayor Richard Long, during the Tuesday, June 26 meeting of the Jackson City Council, announced that the new downtown fire station and rail spur at SET Enterprises were both nearing completion. More...

County wants section of Old 5 upgraded to ‘major collector’ route

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to have County Route 27 (Old Highway 5) north of Thomasville reclassified as a “major collector” highway because of the new Golden Copper Dragon manufacturing plant being built along the road jus More...

T’ville hospital patients hit with bills they don’t owe

When Southwest Alabama Medical Center closed its doors in Thomasville last year, employees and suppliers were left unpaid and patients were left without a hospital. Many in this community were left with questions and anger. More...

Jackson Police identify suspect in May 26 strong-arm robbery

Jackson Police have identified a suspect in a strongarm robbery reported May 26 by a resident of a Jackson apartment complex. More...

Enticement charges for Jax man

A Jackson man was arrested June 11 and charged with enticing a child under the age of 16 for immoral purposes. According to Jackson Police Detective Derek Powe, Freddie Thomas, 43, is charged in the incident which allegedly occurred in May. More...

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Community

Getting park in shape for tourney

Grove Hill town workers were on hand at Hudson Park this past weekend, getting the fields ready, removing trash and keeping the entire park in tip top shape for the many players, coaches, teams and fans on hand. More...

Regional 4th events

Thomasville American Legion Barbecue: July 4 The American Legion in Thomasville will be hosting its traditional barbecue at the Legion Post. Barbecue will be available to eat in or take out. There will be entertainment and other activities as well. More...

State’s first car tag debuted in 1912

Many Clarke County vehicle owners have complained loud and long about the imposition of a $25 license plate fee to help pay for the North Clarke Industrial Park property. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Flying Bricks Community Band is busy rehearsing for their third annual Independence day concert. This year it will be held on Saturday, June 30 at 7 p.m. in the Bedsole Auditorium at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Pine Hil Baptist Church will hold a twoday yard sale in the church’s fellowship hall Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, starting at 7 a.m. each day. Proceeds will benefit the youth summer mission project in New Orleans. More...

Bassetts Creek youth take part in bike-a-thon and VBS

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Living Your Destiny

In today’s culture, we don’t often hear the word esteem used very much, but the Bible tells us to esteem and delight in one another. More...

Lifestyle

Heart of Clarke plans started for fall event

Plans are currently underway for the Grove Hill Arts Council “Heart of Clarke” fall festival event on Saturday, October 13, in Downtown Grove Hill. More...

Summer art camp set

July 23rd - July 27th from 9-11:30am for 4th grade - 6th grade students -$75 registration per student, Art Instructors, Johnna Bush & Toni Ice, Basics in Oil Painting with some supplies provided, contact Art Center for supply list, 20 student max More...

Johnson-Slayton to marry July 28 in Grove Hill

Mr. and Mrs. John David Johnson of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Morgan, to Andrew Russell Slayton, son of Ms. Linda Lindsey Slayton of Grove Hill and the late Charles Edward Slayton. More...

Lots of hot tournament action!

The weather was hot but so was the action on the field during the sub-district softball tourney held in Grove Hill this past weekend. More...

McReynolds found guilty of murder

A Clarke County Circuit Court jury found Earnest Charles McReynolds guilty last week of the slaying of John Henry Yelder Sr. The murder occurred in March 2011 at the home of Joylyn Gamble. More...

Fourth events in Jackson, Tville

Jackson hosting event on the 4th at Fairgrounds

The City of Jackson, in conjunction with the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, will host a Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks Show at the Cecil B. McMullan Fairgrounds on Stanley Drive, beginning at 4 p.m. on July 4. More...

Clarke part of Red Hills region

Alabama has a wealth of plant species, much more diverse than many other parts of the world, the director of the Mobile Botanical Gardens told members of the Clarke County Historical Society Sunday in Grove Hill. More...

Boys State attendees from Clarke

The following Clarke County students took part in the 75th American Legion Alabama Boys State program recently. Jonathan Beavers, CCHS, participated in emergency preparedness training exercises. He is the son of Latoya and Timothy Beavers. More...

Skidder burns up

A skidder belonging to Stephens Logging caught fire and burned at a site just off the Hebron Road around lunchtime Tuesday. More...

Wreck fatal for Leroy woman

A Leroy woman died early Saturday, June 23, as the result of a one-vehicle wreck in Washington County. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Crow

John Kenneth Crow, 86, of Thomasville died June 30, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born May 31, 1926 in Thomasville. He was a member of the York Church of Christ. He was a former power house operator and a World War II United States Army veteran. More...

Hudson

Claudie Burl Hudson, 80, of Thomasville died June 28, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Sept. 9, 1931 in Greenwood. He was a member of the Bassetts Creek Baptist Church. He was a member of the Oliver Lodge #334 F & AM. More...

Ingram

William (Bill) Larry Ingram, 64, of Thomasville died June 26, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center Center South in Montgomery. More...

Sports

War Eagle vs. Roll Tide

Golf tournament slated

Auburn-Alabama golfers, get ready! The chance to prove who the best school’s golfers in Clarke County has arrived as there will be a 4-man scramble at the Jackson Golf Course. The 18-hole tournament, on Saturday, Aug. More...

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...

Sports Quiz

1. Name the relief pitcher who was named MVP of the 1959 World Series. 2. Who was the oldest major-league player to hit three home runs in a game? 3. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Arizona zapped; likely Alabama, too

The U.S. Supreme Court invalidated most of Arizona’s immigration law in a decision announced Monday. Alabama’s similar law likely got caught in the crossfire and will likely be nipped as well; as will laws in four other states. More...

Barney would agree

Harvey Updyke must be a cousin to Ernest T. Bass. You know Ernest T., the rock throwing town character on the old Andy Griffith TV shows (“It’s me, it’s me, it’s Ernest T.”) More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 12-26 include: Arthur Kiel Jr., 70, hunting public road, $500 bond, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...