September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Deadline nears for comments on GH hospital’s expansion

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital is still seeking support letters for its application to the State Health Planning and Development Agency for a Certificate of Need for upgrades and additions at the hospital. The deadline for support letters is Sept. 26. More...

‘Heart of Clarke’ and ‘Pioneer Day’ events next month in Grove Hill

Two big public festival events will be held in Grove Hill in October. The Grove Hill Arts Council is sponsoring the annual “Heart of Clarke” Fall Festival on Oct. More...

T’ville school system expects $14.5 million in revenues

The Thomasville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2013 budget during its Sept. 13 meeting. Expected revenues from all fund sources total $14,511,378.00, and expected expenditures total $14,759,265.00. More...

McGraw a certified municipal officer

Pat McGraw, a Grove Hill town council member, has earned the professional designation of Certified Municipal Official after completing 40 credit hours of training conducted or endorsed by the Alabama League of Municipalities More...

Jax police charge T’ville woman with trying to run over boyfriend

Jennifer Paige McClure, 37, of Thomasville was arrested Friday, Sept. 14 around 1:51 p.m. More...

Grove Hill’s Levon Hicks honored by Alabama League of Municipalities

Grove Hill town council member and mayor pro tem Levon Hicks of Grove Hill has earned the professional designation of Advanced Certified Municipal Official. More...

Murder ‘war room’

A muilti-agency task force was set up at the Thomasville City Hall/Civic Center after the murder of Fredia Collins last week. More...

Special Sections

Community

Fulton’s annual gospel singing Saturday, Oct 6

The Fulton Fire and Rescue will be hosting its annual gospel singing on Oct. 6 from 4 – 9 p.m. Featured singers will be: Revelators, Dixie Disciples, Hearts Desire, Donald Pugh, Hanna H. Kelly, Wayne Campbell and other local talent. More...

Correction

Doris Morris of the Coffeeville Head Start program said she did ask the Coffeeville Town Council for assistance but not specifically for $10,000 to $15,000 as indicated in the report of the town council meeting last week. More...

Steamboats topic for meeting

Author to speak at historical society meeting at park on the bank of Tombigbee River

The Clarke County Historical Society will meet Sunday, Sept. 30 at the U.S. Corps of Engineers Service Park on the Tombigbee River near Coffeeville for a program on the river’s old steamboats. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will begin the 2012-2013 year Thursday, Sept. 20 at 11:45 a.m. at Lil’ Cajun Grill in Jackson. During the 2012- 2013 CCERA Yearbooks will be presented and distributed. More...

Church News

Church Notices

New Greater First Baptist Church of Thomasville will end its fall revival Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. Pastor Anthony Kimbrough of Mt. Bethel Church of Frankville will be the evangelist. Rev. Carlton L. Hogue is the pastor. More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

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Clarke Records

Marriage license applications David Wayne Overton, to Sherry Renee Jackson; Robert Brett Rush, to Cynthia Pope Kinman; Catlin J. Jackson, to Cortney S. Harris; David Corey West to Shelby Lauren Davis. More...

No Clarke arrest report

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has a new computer system for booking inmates and keeping track of them. More...

Would-be robber couldn’t drive this Miss Daisy

Reeves Grocery robbery suspect captured Tuesday

The black-hooded would-be robber towered over the smaller Daisy Reeves. With a pistol in hand he demanded that she open the cash register. She didn’t. Instead she flung her hands and screamed repeatedly, “Get out! More...

Statewide amendment passes; turnout here better than expected

Clarke County’s voter turnout for Tuesday’s constitutional amendment referendum wasn’t good when compared to other elections but it was much better than had been expected. More...

T’ville city council meeting planned to discuss hospital there last week canceled

A special Thomasville city council meeting scheduled last Thursday for city officials to meet with a group of investors interested in purchasing the hospital there was canceled. More...

WEST NILE VIRUS

16 cases reported in Alabama but threat may be subsiding as temperatures cool

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is investigating cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) statewide. One person in Montgomery County has died, others have experienced neurological issues, and others have had less serious illnesses. More...

Wet weather causes accidents

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GH council hears complaint about 4-wheelers on streets

The issue of unlicensed vehicles on town streets was brought up Monday night at the regular meeting of the Grove Hill Town Council. More...

Bonner and Sewell set Sept. 27 for joint congressional meet

Congressman Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, will hold a joint Congressional Town Meeting with Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, on Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Jackson. More...

Grove Hill mayoral candidates

Levon Hicks and Gina Skipper face off in October 9 runoff

Hicks says he will be a full-time mayor Levon Hicks says he will be a mayor accessible to the public. Although the Grove Hill mayor is a part time position, he realizes it demands full time hours. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Powell - Free Access

Rusty Powell, 44, of Dickinson died Sept. 21, 2012 at Providence Hospital in Mobile.He was born May 5, 1968 in Thomasville. He was employed with Silver Creek Logging Crew 3. More...

Porter - Free Access

Gwendolyn Ranae Porter, 45, of Jackson died Sept. 23, 2012 at her residence. She was born April 24, 1967. More...

Chevillon - Free Access

Roberta Benson Chevillon passed on peacefully August 24, 2012, near her San Antonio home. She and Manuel (“Frenchy”) Chevillon were devoted parents to their two children and to their children's families. More...

Sports

Bulldogs beat Monroe

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs over came five turnovers to remain perfect in region play as they beat Monroe County 33-14 last Friday night in Monroeville. More...

Gators pluck Eagles

The Clarke Prep School Gators scored on seven possessions as they ran over the Jackson Academy Eagles 50-3 in Jackson this past Friday night in a big county-rivalry game. “It was a very big win,” Coach Billy Hamilton said. More...

Tigers fall to UMS

The Thomasville High Tigers came out on the short end of a 49-42 explosion of offensive fireworks Sept. 14 as they hosted the UMSWright Bulldogs. More...

Editorial

We don’t live in Mayberry anymore

Clarke County has its share of crime, including murder, but the murder of Fredia Collins in her insurance office in downtown Thomasville last week shocked us all to the core. More...

Be careful around electrical lines

While we are urging precautions, we need to remember the roofer that fell from the top of the Clarke-Mobile Gas District office in downtown Grove Hill last week. More...

Dealing with a crazy world

We moan and groan, gripe and complain about our country but when you look at the rest of the world, the United States seems like a pretty good place, despite our problems. More...

Schools

Raising Funds For The Band

The Clarke County High School Royal Band of Blue held its first fundraiser with a “Bucket Drop” on Saturday, September 1, 2012. They would like to thank everyone for their donations. More...

Clarke County school system receives A-plus bond rating

The Clarke County Board of Education approved Sept. 13 the fiscal year 2013 budget. Total expected revenues (from all fund sources) are projected to be $28,162,574.19, and total expenditures are projected at $27,585,218.06. More...

Introducing the Ambassadors

It is a privilege to introduce this year’s CCHS Ambassadors. The Ambassadors are the official representatives of Clarke County High School. More...