September 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

GH municipal election totals certified by council

The Grove Hill Town Council held a special noon meeting Tuesday to canvas and approve voting totals from the Aug. 28 municipal election. More...

Antioch wreck

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Old Lock 1 park closed for repairs

The U.S. Corps of Engineers park and boat landing at Old Lock No. 1 near Salitpa has been temporarily closed by the Corps for drainage and other repairs. The gates are locked and dirt has been dumped across the access road to block it. More...

Gator hunting on the Alabama River

Grove Hill man and friends nab a 300 pounder

Adam Anderson of G&D Outdoors in Grove Hill caught a nine-and-a half-foot gator Aug. 25 near the Yellow Jacket sandbar on the Alabama River. The creature weighed over 300 pounds, he said. More...

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Community

Gates wins Read & Win contest

Betty Gates of Whatley is the winner of last week’s Read & Win Contest, the last of this contest for a while. Play our football contest now and win. Pick the games correctly (or most correctly) and win a cash prize. More...

Desert Storm reunion set for 778th Maintenance Co.

The veterans of Desert Storm/Shield’s Detachment 1 Alabama National Guard 778th Maintenance Company of Jackson and Monroeville hold in high regards the personal sacrifices that they and all soldiers and their families, past and present, have ma More...

Mystery murder dinner theater to benefit ASCC

Two dates set for Monroeville production, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11

Alabama Southern Community College Foundation presents "Monroe's Mystery, Murder & Mayhem," an audience-participation murder mystery dinner theater will be held Oct. 4 and Oct. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Horeb Baptist Church will have its homecoming Sunday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. Lunch will be at 12 p.m. and Glory Road will sing in the afternoon. Dickinson Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, Sept. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Springfield Methodist Protestant Church , in the Sandflat community, will be selling spaghetti plates and hosting a Southern gospel singing with the Revelators Saturday, Sept. 8. Supper will be served at 5 p.m. Take out plates will be available. More...

What was put in deaf man’s ear to heal him?

1. Is the book of Job in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What did the crowds repeat during Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem? Hallelujah, Hosanna, Amen, Messiah 3. More...

Lifestyle

Kelly-Hope to wed Sept. 22

Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Kelly of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Marie, to Andrew James Hope. Mr. Hope is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hope of Fulton. Miss Kelly is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 28— Sept. 4 include: Rufus Jermaine Grayson, 25, motion to revoke bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage licenseapplicationsPhillip Joseph Lee Aucion, to Ashley ElizabethSmith;Robert E. Smith, to Patricia Ann Ikner. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, notnecessarily actual marriages. More...

Choctaw nightspot shooting extends into Thomasville

An early morning shooting Saturday at a defunct Choctaw County nightspot wounded two people and sent two Thomasville residents to jail. More...

Keeping the area on the go

ALDOT division engineer details area projects

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Eighth Division office, headquartered in Grove Hill, is busy with numerous projects to improve roadways in Clarke County. More...

U.S. marshals arrest Jax fugitive at gunpoint

Jackson Police, this week, reported the capture of two fugitives sought for separate crimes in the city. Denisha Harris, 23, was apprehended at gunpoint, Aug. 27, by U.S. Marshals at the University of West Alabama in Livingston. More...

Sheriff aids stranded boaters

Sheriff Ray Norris said the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department’s Marine Unit was called out to rescue stranded boaters in the Coffeeville area Tuesday evening. More...

Corrections

In last week’s Thomasville city council article, it should have stated that the half-cent sales tax raises $550,000 to $600,000 a year for city schools, said Mayor Sheldon Day. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dean - Free Access

Ruth King Dean, 83, of Jackson died Sept. 9, 2012 at Jackson Medical Center.She was born Aug. 16, 1929. She was a member of the Rutledge United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Hill - Free Access

Bernice Horton Hill, 95, of Grove Hill died Sept. 5, 2012 at her son’s residence.She was born Dec. 14, 1916 in Fulton. She was a member of the Pineview Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Cobb - Free Access

Frank Wilburn Cobb, 87, of Grove Hill died Sept. 4, 2012 at Springhill Memorial Hospital. More...

Sports

Aggies blank Bulldogs 30-0

The Jackson High School Aggies jumped out to a huge first half lead and cruised to a 30-0 win over Clarke County in the 97th meeting between the two schools this past Friday night at Simpkins Stadium-Legion Field. More...

Gator defense holds PA

The Clarke Prep School Gators got all the scoring they would need in the first quarter as they beat rival Patrician 8-6 Friday night in Butler. It was a region win for the Gators that improved them to 2-0 on the season as well as 2-0 overall. More...

Tigers pull away from SW Bulldogs

Fans of both the Thomasville Tigers and Sweet Water Bulldogs got their money’s worth Aug. 31 with an exciting regular season opener at D.F. Anderson Field in Thomasville. More...

Editorial

Football is only a game

Quick, look out the window. Your favorite football team won its season opener sometime over the weekend and all is right with the world. Even if your team lost, the sun still came up. You still have to go to work. More...

Political Cartoon

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Inside the Statehouse

Small town boys do well

Writers and historians have done extensive research over the years seeking to ascertain how our nation’s leaders reached their pinnacle of power. These exhaustive studies have delved into the personas from every angle imaginable. More...

Schools

Thomasville school system’s enrollment projected at 1,502

The first of two public hearings for the fiscal year 2013 budget of the Thomasville City Board of Education was held Aug. 30 during the school board meeting. More...

Grove Hill Elementary School

The first student to qualify for the drawing was Maggi Gates, a fourth grader. She is reading for Alabama! More...

‘Be A Champion’ reader

Grove Hill Elementary School is getting their students excited about reading by accepting the AEA (Alabama Education Association) Be a Champion and Read challenge. Entering your child in the contest is simple! More...