September 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

$350,000 grant funds sewer for Wilson Hall area

The Town of Grove Hill has received a $350,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) to improve the sewage system in the Wilson Hall community. More...

Simple ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ vote on complex issue Tuesday

On Sept. 18, the only item on the ballot for Alabama voters is whether to support a state constitutional amendment to borrow $437.4 million from the Alabama Trust Fund (ATF) to aid the General Fund Budget. More...

Lumberman Stimpson to run for Mobile mayor

The executive vice president of Scotch-Gulf Lumber has announced that he will be a candidate next year for mayor of Mobile. Sandy Stimpson had been considering a run for months and made it official to family and supporters Friday in Mobile. More...

Jackson Fire Prevention Court

The 2012 Fire Prevention Court was announced this week by the Jackson Fire Department. More...

Special Sections

Community

Clarke joins Washington County for a combined United Way campaign

Clarke and Washington Counties kicked off their combined annual United Way campaign on Sept. 6 at the Chatom Community Center. The two counties are part of the Southwest Alabama United Way. More...

Prescription card offers discounts for county citizens

The Clarke County Commission is endorsing a Coast-2- Coast RX (Prescription) Card that can be used by uninsured residents for discounts on medicine. More...

Amstar letter prompts concern at 911 meeting

An Aug. 17 letter from the paramedics supervisor with Amstar Medical Services, received by County Commission Chairman Patricia DuBose, was discussed Monday during the monthly meeting of the 911 Board. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Chapter of the Alabama Democratic Conference’s monthly meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. Tyrone Moye is the chairman. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Jackson First Assembly of God will be hosting “Show Your Colors Night” at Jackson High School on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

An awful mess but vote ‘Yes’

Alabama’s governor and legislators, riding in the lead locomotive and tooting the whistle like mad, are high balling the train down the track to a collapsed trestle and a major calamity. More...

If you don’t vote you can’t complain

Despite the importance of Tuesday’s constitutional amendment referendum, voter turnout will likely be extremely low. Issues, no matter how big or small, usually don’t have the pull that real-life candidates do. More...

Breaking News - 9/14/2012 12:02 PM

Arrest made in Thomasville murder case - Free Access

A press conference has just concluded in Thomasvill detailing the arrest of a man for the murder of Thomasville businesswoman Fredia Collins Monday, Sept. 10 at her insurance office in the downtown business district. More...

Roofer falls after being shocked

A Choctaw County roofer was shocked and then fell 25 to 30 feet in a mishap in the middle of Grove Hill Monday morning. More...

Animal shelter proposed for old District 1 shop

The Clarke County Animal Services (CCAS) task force is ready to move forward with a county shelter once funds are put in place. Fulton Mayor Mike Norris, a member of the task force, addressed the Clarke County Commission Monday morning. More...

Head-on collision injures three last week on Hwy. 43

A head-on collision that occurred Thursday, Sept. 6, around 7:09 p.m., on U.S. More...

Jackson chamber meeting is Sept. 20

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will conduct its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m., at the Pearce Park Assembly House. Chamber members and potential members who received invitations are encouraged to attend. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Collins - Free Access

Alfredia G. Collins, 61, of Pine Hill died Sept. 10, 2012 in Thomasville.She was born May 28, 1951 in Selma. She was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church, attended Yellow Bluff Baptist Church and the Pine Hill Chapel of The Apostolic Faith. More...

Fendley - Free Access

Mildred Mae Fendley, 86, of Thomasville died Sept. 13, 2012 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.She was born March 3, 1926 in Thomasville. She was a member of the Springfield Methodist Protestant Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Pope - Free Access

Angela Rose Pope, 52, of Hoover died Sept. 7, 2012 at DCH Regional Medical Center. She was born June 5, 1960 in Demopolis. She was a member of the Bashi United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Sports

Gators beat Rebels

The Clarke Prep School Gators locked down a playoff spot as they ran their record to 3-0 on the season as well as in region play by beating the South Choctaw Rebels 29-0 last Friday night at Hamilton Field. More...

Bulldogs blank Escambia

A strong second offensive surge to go along with a stingy defense allowed the Clarke County High School Bulldogs to get a 19-0 region win over the visiting Blue Demons of Escambia County at H.G. Prim Stadium Friday night. More...

Sweet Water rolls over Leroy

The Sweet Water Bulldogs took advantage of five Leroy turnovers as they ran away with a 45-0 region win this past Friday night at Nolan Atkins Stadium Victory Field. More...

Records

Records

Marriage licenseapplicationsSteven Wykeil Grayson, toKimkeshia Lashay Watkins;Russell Grant Newton, toJamie Nicole Yarbrough;Christopher Earl Welch, toCarol Elizabeth Cassity;Joseph Arnold Holden, toCortney Dianne Overton;Andrew James Hope, toAllison More...

Schools

Gator band does the school proud

The Clarke Prep Band performed the National Anthem and supported the CPS football team during the Sept. 7 home game. Gene Clarke is the band director . More...

New students join CPS family

I don't know if I could have scripted a better scenario for the opening of Clarke Prep for the 2012-13 school year. Enthusiastic teachers and smiling students arrived on that first day. More...

Preschool welcomes new teachers

Here at the Clarke Prep Day Care and Preschool, we are growing by leaps and bounds. More...