September 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual Pioneer Day scheduled Oct. 29 at Clarke Museum

The annual Pioneer Days festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27 on the grounds of the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill. The event is sponsored by the Clarke County Historical Society. More...

Truck fire on Hwy. 43

A Dodge Ram truck caught fire Monday afternoon in the northbound lane of Highway 43 just south of Grove Hill. More...

Demolition work begins on old plant

Crews began demolition work Sept. 21 on the old Southwest Alabama Construction asphalt plant north of Grove Hill at Chilton Road (County Road 17) and Highway 43. More...

No arrest report again this week

For the third week in a row, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has been unable to provide a listing of arrests booked in the county jail for publication. More...

County to apply for more ATRIP funds

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to apply for additional ATRIP funding for road projects. More...

Special Sections

Community

Friday is deadline to make nominations for GH Citizen of Year

The Grove Hill Civitan Club is accepting nominations for Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year. More...

Local student receives scholarship

Morgan Lambard of Gainestown is one of 21 students who received the Alabama Farmers Federation Scholarship, which is awarded to high-achieving young men and women from the state who pursue agricultur More...

Wildlife artists sought

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center is hosting their “Heart of Clarke” Fall Festival Saturday, October 13, 2012 in Downtown Grove Hill. The Art Gallery is exhibiting wildlife art and this year’s theme is More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Jackson High School Fantastic Four Class Reunion meeting will be Saturday, Sept. 29 at The Catfish House at 5 p.m. Classes of 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979 are invited. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Oak Grove Baptist Church of the Chilton community will have its revival Thursday, Sept. 27, Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. nightly and Saturday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. beginning with its fifth Saturday night singing followed by preaching and refreshments. More...

Simpkins is new pastor for Grove Hill’s Grace Baptist

Grace Baptist Church in Grove Hill has called Rev. Jimmy Simpkins to be its new pastor. Simpkins has been interim pastor at the church for about six months. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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We kick the can one more time

Alabama voters helped our elected officials (we wouldn’t call them leaders) kick the can one more time last Tuesday. More...

Animal shelter is a big step

Animal lovers in Clarke County have been working for several years now to establish an animal shelter in the county and it moved a step closer to reality Tuesday when the Clarke County Commission voted to contribute $40,000 toward the project as well More...

Schools

WHMS cheerleaders selected

Congratulations to the following young ladies who were named Wilson Hall Middle School Cheerleaders for the upcoming school year: Jacee Anderson, Janeah Finney, Destiny Jack, Sakina Johnson, Kamryn N More...

Principal’s Column

Parents encouraged to work with teachers to help students be successful

As with all our schools we too are off to a great start. I feel blessed to have a wonderful group of students and a dedicated staff of employees. I want to thank all those who came to our annual open house on Sept. 11 and joined our PTO. More...

First Junior Beta meeting scheduled

The Seventh and Eighth Grade Junior Beta Club at Wilson Hall Middle School will hold its organizational meeting and elect officers immediately after school on Wednesday, Oct. 3 and should be over by 4 p.m. More...

$40,000 for animal shelter

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to include $40,000 of restricted capital funds for the establishment of a county animal services shelter on Highway 84 in Grove Hill. More...

Clarke County Commission approves $12.1 million budget

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to pass the $12,183,283.00 fiscal year 2013 budget. More...

Development Foundation meet to honor county’s 200th birthday

The Clarke County Development Foundation (CCDF) will be recognizing Clarke County’s 200th anniversary by “Celebrating 200 years of Community in Clarke County” at the annual meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. More...

Area Events

Bonner, Sewell to hold joint town meeting Congressman Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, will hold a joint Congressional Town Meeting with Congresswoman Terri Sewell, DBirmingham, on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. at City Hall in Jackson. More...

Old Vanity Fair plant, Portis St. property donated to Jackson

During the Sept. 25 meeting of the Jackson City Council, members voted unanimously to accept properties donated to the city. More...

Thomasville mayor proposes additional half-cent sales tax

Saying it would be a sign that Thomasville is serious about working with projects and businesses that want to come to town, Mayor Sheldon Day presented the first reading of an ordinance that will add another half-cent to the city’s sales tax ra More...

Jackson student Kelly Rikard candidate for merit award

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program in Evanston, Ill. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Horn - Free Access

Marshall Horn, 98, of Grove Hill died Sept. More...

Burnett - Free Access

Henry Cole Burnett, 87, of Fairhope, formerly of Thomasville died Sept. 25, 2012 at his residence. He was born Feb. 1, 1925 in Coatopa, AL. He was a member of the Fairhope Baptist Church and former member of Pineview Baptist Church. More...

Deaton - Free Access

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Business

PowerSouth hires two to help with economic development efforts

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative announced today that Caleb Goodwyn and Bryan Parker will join the economic development staff as Economic Development Representatives for Alabama on October 1. More...

Sports

Successful Cougar hunt

The Clarke Prep School Gators caged the Cougars of Southern Academy 50- 15 this past Friday in Greensboro to improve to 5-0 on the season and 4-0 in the region, clinching a playoff spot. More...

Sports Scene

Trying to beat traffic

I am one of the world’s worst folks when it comes to leaving a game. More...

Cardiac Dawgs get victory

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs made the most out of second chances and pulled out an improbable 20-14 double-overtime win over the visiting Jaguars of Hillcrest- Evergreen this past Friday night at H.G. Prim Stadium. More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Grove Hill The following incident reports were recorded by the Grove Hill Police Department: Harassment was reported Sept. 12 at Town Hall. Theft by deception was reported Sept. 14 on East Grove Hill Ave. More...

T’ville police activities and arrests

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of Sept. 19-23. Janet Leann Kelley Floyd, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana second degree, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, arrested Sept. 19. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Marriage license applications Eric Michael Roman, to Donna Lynne Campbell; Curtis Oneal Callen, to Tammy Terrell Collier; Walter Lee Pettway Jr., to Bridgette Cornelia Ramsey; Melvin Devan Calhoun, to Donna Jo Rembert; Richard Adams, to Danielle Conn More...