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CPS FIRST BACK TO CLASSES

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James running for District 5 CWEMC trustee position

Joel L. “Joe” James of Coffeeville is running for the District 5 trustee seat on the Clarke Washington Electric Membership Cooperative board. More...

Grove Hill council districts changed; voters list inside

The Grove Hill municipal voters list is included in today’s newspaper (Pages 1B and 2B). The list contains the names of 1,031 Grove Hill voters eligible to vote in the Aug. 28 municipal election. More...

Fulton council approves bids for sewer project, sidewalks

The Fulton Town Council approved low bids Tuesday night for projects to improve the town’s infrastructure. Cardinal Contracting of Creola was approved for its $1,037,545.00 low bid for the collection system for the sewer system. More...

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Community

Plans underway to revitalize Campbell’s Landing

The Thomasville City Council approved a memorandum of intent Monday night to revitalize and upgrade Campbell’s Landing (also known as Bashi Creek Park) in the Morvin community. More...

Fulton VFD competes at state

The Fulton Volunteer Fire Department competed in the Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments State Firefighter Competition Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa. More...

State hunting, fishing licenses on sale Aug. 27

The sale of recreational hunting and fishing licenses for Alabama’s 2012-2013 seasons begins on August 27, 2012. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Elementary School will have open house and a “Meet the Teacher,” event Thursday, Aug. 16 from 2 until 4 p.m. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Mackey Branch No. 2 of Whatley will continue its revival services Thursday, Aug. 16 and Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Darin Rogers, pastor of the Green Hill Baptist Church of Shubuta, Miss. More...

Editorial

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Gov. Bentley: Cut way to prosperity

“Brothers, count it all joy when trials come into your life.” That was Gov. More...

Fat Alabamians

While Alabama’a budgets may be lean, its people aren’t. In fact, we are the fourth-fattest state in the nation and there’s little indication that many of us are doing much about it—such as eating better or exercising. More...

McKee - Free Access

Willie Margaret McKee, 91, of Summerdale died Aug. 15, 2012. She was born Oct. 3, 1920. She was a former resident of Clarke/Washington counties. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. She was a homemaker. More...

Fairhope man charged with murder had dealings here

What started out as an investigation into a bad check turned into capital murder, Chief Investigator Ron Baggette of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department explained this week. More...

Sheriff Norris says he hasn’t been arrested

Rumors are circulating that Sheriff Ray Norris has been arrested. But Norris was in his office this week, and at the Clarke County Commission meeting Monday and Tuesday. More...

Fatality shows need for better Linc, cell service

Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris is talking with officials of Southern Linc regarding the lack of coverage in portions of the county. An Aug. More...

Boise suing county, Jackson for overpayment of sales taxes

Clarke County will contest a lawsuit filed in Montgomery County by Boise White Paper, LLC of Jackson concerning the overpayment of sales tax. More...

Camp house burns last week

Local fire departments last week fought a fire that burned a camp house on Highway 154 near Coffeeville. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Martin - Free Access

Grady Miller Martin Sr., 81, of Nicholsville died Aug. 14, 2012 at Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga. More...

Spidle - Free Access

Harry Robert Spidle, 82, of Whatley died Aug. 17, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.He was born July 30, 1930. He was a member of the Christian Valley Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army. More...

McManus - Free Access

William Raymond “Son” McManus, 85, of Sweet Water died Aug. 14, 2012.He was born June 28, 1927 in Surginer. He was a World War II United States Navy Veteran. He was a member of the Dixons Mills Baptist Church. More...

Sports

CPS captures Elite Eight tourney title

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators swept through the field to win the Elite Eight AISA volleyball tournament this past Saturday in Montgomery. It took winning two-ofthree games as the Lady Gators beat Lee-Scott Academy 25-20, 18-25 and 17-15. More...

Pugh signs with LBW

Clarke County High School outfielder Brandon Pugh recently signed to play baseball with Lurleen B. Wallace junior college in Andalusia. More...

Photo

The members of the Elite Eight championship team are, front row (l to r): Taylor Bradford, Meg Sheffield and Kiley Dunagan. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 7-14 include: Michelle Denise Reid, 36, domestic violence third degree, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Grand jury indictments

Indictments returned by the recent ClarkeCounty Grand Jury include the following individuals: Kathea Geneva Adams, attempted murder,possession of controlled substance, certainperson forbidden to carry firearms, obstruction of government operations.Jo More...

Town of Grove Hill Voters List

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Schools

State school superintendent to speak Friday in Thomasville

State school superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice will speak at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 17 as part of the Thomasville City Schools’ “institute” program for faculty and staff. The event will be held in the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

4-wheeler ride at St. Stephens

A 4-wheeler ride to benefit the St. Stephens Historical Park is planned Saturday, Aug. 25, at St. Stephens Park in Washington County. “We had more than 125 riders in the 4- wheler ride we hosted in July,” St. More...