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Voters must decide on borrowing from state savings

Alabama voters will choose Sept. 18 whether to support a state constitutional amendment to borrow $437.4 million from the Alabama Trust Fund (ATF) to aid the General Fund Budget. That is $146 million-a-year over the next three years. More...

Kimbrough remembered as a fair judge and a good father and family man

Bill Kimbrough’s friends remembered him this week as a fair judge but also a person with a sense of humor and a loving family man and father. Kimbrough, Clarke County’s immediate past district judge, died Saturday in Tuscaloosa. More...

Bids to be let for sheriff’s boat

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday that bids will be sent out for the purchase of a 2013 Xpress H22B Center Console Bay Boat for the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department. The county received a U.S. More...

NOTICE OF ELECTION OFFICIALS

Statewide Amendment Election, Tuesday, September 18, 2012

STATE OF ALABAMA CLARKE COUNTY In accordance with the memorandums, judgment and decree of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division, Myron S. Thompson, United States District Judge, in Civil Action No. More...

Variance approved for fewer parking spaces for new Grove Hill Family Dollar store

Area residents opposed to store attend hearing

Residents from the Pugh Street area in Grove Hill expressed opposition Aug. 22 with a proposed new Family Dollar store on South Jackson Street and Pugh Street. However, the property has been zoned Business 1 since 2002, said town clerk Cheryl Hicks. More...

Grove Hill mayor’s race—Aug. 28, 2012

Town Hall Elem. School Absentee Total Levon Hicks 151 27 9 187 Gina Skipper 181 12 9 202 TerrryStifflemire34 4038 More...

Too many snakes!

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Community

Books for father and son

Joe Parden and his son, Ethan Parden, watch as Hardy Jackson autographs copies for them of his newest book, “The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera.” The Pardens were among a large c More...

Coates completes basics

Army National Guard Pfc. Shandrel A. Coates has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia,S.C. More...

Promoting jobs

The Job Corps held an orientation session Aug. 23 at White-Smith Public Library in Jackson. Job Corps is a federally funded, residential, educational and job training program for youth ages 16-24. More...

Sports

JA Eagles shut out Eastwood Christian

The Jackson Academy varsity football team began defense of their 2011 AISA 1A State Championship last Friday in a strong way with a 42 – 0 shutout victory over newcomer and region foe Eastwood Christian Academy in Montgomery on the new home fie More...

Tigers have lessons to learn

Thomasville High School head football coach Jack Hankins Jr. knew what his team was facing Aug. 24 when they traveled to play 6A power, the Daphne High Trojans, in a preseason game. More...

Lady Gators still unbeaten

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators’ volleyball team remained unbeaten on the season as they beat Marengo 25-15, 19-25, 21-25, 25-17 and 15-9 last Tuesday in Grove Hill. More...

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Too much hurricane info is good info anyway, we suppose

By the time you read this hopefully Tropical Storm Isaac, or Hurricane Isaac, whatever it is, will have passed through with little harm or inconvenience for Clarke County and Southwest Alabama. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Labor Day in Alabama

This week we celebrate Labor Day. Like Memorial Day, it is a uniquely American holiday. Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer. It has been a long, hot summer here in the Heart of Dixie. More...

Schools

Clarke schools see slight loss in elementary students

Total county enrollment pegged at 3,170 with majority of students attending schools in Jackson

Carmen Rotch, chief financial officer with the Clarke County Board of Education, presented the first hearing on the fiscal year 2013 budget Aug. 23 during the school board meeting at Jackson Intermediate School. More...

Hicks, Skipper make runoff for Grove Hill mayor

Beckham, Reid win council seats

There will be a runoff in the race for mayor of Grove Hill. Unofficial totals from voting Tuesday show that Gina Skipper received 202 votes (48%) and city councilman Levon Hicks gained 187 votes (44%) to ensure a runoff. More...

Former restaurant owner arrested on burglary charges

A Grove Hill woman has been arrested and charged with burglary in the theft of jewelry and other items from a neighbor’s home. More...

Isaac not as big a storm as many had expected

Clarke County got off easily with Tropical Storm Isaac, reclassified as a hurricane just before it made landfall in Louisiana Tuesday. More...

Isaac prompts Thomasville to declare state of emergency

The Thomasville City Council voted Monday night to declare a state of emergency for the city due to the possible affects of Hurricane Isaac. The water board also declared a similar emergency response. More...

Leroy’s Lowman Plant celebrates safety milestone

PowerSouth employees at Lowman Power Plant proved their awareness and dedication to safety by completing a third full year without a lost-time injury on July 13, which means no employee missed work due to an injury suffered on the job. More...

Sales tax seminar in Grove Hill Sept. 6

Starting a new business and have tax questions? Mark your calendar and attend the free New Business Workshop hosted by the Grove Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Alabama Department of Revenue. The workshop will be held at 2 p.m. through 4 p.m. More...

Mobile home fire

Grove Hill and Helwestern firefighers responded to a fire at the mobile home residence of Joe Langley on the Mathews Cemetery Road south of Grove Hill Tuesday evening. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tiggs

Mr. Eddie Lee Tiggs, age 81, a native of Manila and a resident of Jackson, was born March 27, 1931. He departed this life August 24 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, Mobile, AL. More...

Jones

April Tyrell “Terry” Beck Jones, 42, of Jackson died Aug. 27, 2012. She was born April 26, 1970. She was a member of the Jackson AOH Church of God. She was a homemaker. More...

Baugh

Barbara Johnson Baugh, 78, of Linden died Aug. 23, 2012 at Marengo Nursing Home. She was born July 17, 1934 in Selma. She was a member of Forest Hill Baptist Church. She was the owner of Baugh Timber Company. More...

Business

T’ville mayor says ‘tremendous interest’ in city

The City of Thomasville has received a bevy of inquiries from prospective businesses and housing developers in the last few weeks. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Parden Family Reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Coffeeville. The Levi S. Harrison Family Reunion will be Monday, Sept. 3, Labor Day, at the Chilton Baptist Church. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Cedar Point Baptist Church located in the West Bend community of Coffeeville will have its annual Choir Night Saturday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. More...

Preacher with Indian Ridge roots preaches sermon at church

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church was blessed to have Rev. John Davis to deliver the sermon on Sunday, Aug. 12. He is the pastor of the Pilgrim Community Church of Los Angeles, Calif. He is married to Beatrice Scott Davis. More...

Lifestyle

Taite-Nguyen to wed Oct. 21 in Gulf Shores

Mr. and Mrs. Edison Taite of Dickinson are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Brittany Lasha Taite of Birmingham, to Mr. Somali Nguyen, son of Jasmine Kam of Fultondale. More...

Edamame a strange name but a pretty good snack

Edamame has made its way across the ocean to the United States and is rapidly becoming a popular item in American kitchens. Edamame, which are soybeans, are widely eaten by the Japanese. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 21-28 include: Rudolph Lanier Jr., 35, failure to register vehicle, court cost, non-child support, $2,130 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

T’ville Police Dept. details arrests and activities of past week

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of Aug. 22-25. Curtis Terrell McCall, assault second degree, arrested Aug. 22. Somoin Isadore Price, failure to appear, insurance violation, (warrant), arrested Aug. 23. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Anthony Campbell, to Lauren Marie Sullivan; Jeffery Statham, to Terrie Marie Harris; Rodger D. Dunagan, to Kathy H. Autry; Mark Clayton Hudson, to Dianiashia D. Pitts. More...