October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Longtime artist Irma Brady Carlson to be honored Sunday as Artist of the Year

The Grove Hill Public Library has chosen Mrs. Irma Brady Carlson as its 2012 “Artist of the Year.” A tea honoring Carlson will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at the library. More...

Around the Area

‘Heart of Clarke’ festival Saturday in downtown GH The Grove Hill Arts Council’s “Heart of Clarke” Fall Festival is this Saturday, Oct. 13 in the downtown area. More...

Plans made for improvements at Pearce Park Assembly House

The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday to approve six low bidders for planned improvements needed at the Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. More...

Correction

In the Oct. 4 story on the Grove Hill Town Council, the correct price of the cab tractor being purchased for public works is $50,000. More...

Special Sections

Community

Development Foundation celebrates Clarke County’s 200th anniversary

The Clarke County Development Foundation held its annual meeting Oct. 4 in the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Fall has arrived

Here is a typical fall scene. Leon Powell and Gray Smith were busy last Friday raking leaves in the yard of the Grove Hill Baptist Church’s pastorium on Church Street. More...

Trade Day and shrimp in C’ville

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Sports

Blocked kicks key CCHS win

Coaches break football games being won and lost down into three facets: offense, defense and special teams. More...

Gators fall to Monroe Ac.

For the first time in the 2012 season, the Clarke Prep School Gators tasted defeat as they fell 47-14 to Monroe Academy last Friday night in Monroeville. "We threw the game film away," Coach Billy Hamilton said. "We didn't even bother to look at it. More...

Tigers run past Atmore

The Thomasville High Tigers defeated the Escambia County High Blue Devils 48-12 Oct. 5 in a key region win. The Tiger defense had to contend with the talented and elusive Devil quarterback Christopher Johnson. More...

Lifestyle

Gilbertown theater group casting ‘Country Christmas Carol’ musical for holidays

The Ballet & Theatre Arts Performing Companies (BTAPC) was unable to cast the musical White Christmas. BTAPC is now casting a country western Christmas musical titled A Country Christmas Carol. More...

Records

T’ville police activities, arrests

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of Oct. 2-6. Jessie Lee Phillips, theft by deception second degree (warrant), arrested Oct. 2. Jessica Juanita Barron, two counts forgery second degree (warrant), arrested Oct. 4. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 1-9 include: Leroy Deyorn Dale III, 22, probation revocation. Thelma E. Milton, 43, probation violation felony, $5,000 bond. More...

Police Incident Reports

Grove Hill The following incident reports were recorded by the Grove Hill Police Department: Harassment was reported Sept. 27 at 419 Hurd St. Theft of property, third degree, was reported Sept. 27 at 186 Court St. A $200 cell phone was stolen. More...

Boilin’ up good times in C’ville

Ricky Clanton, a Coffeeville firemen, pulls up a steaming basket of boiled shrimp Saturday. He and other firefighters boiled 700 pounds of shrimp to benefit the fire department. More...

T’ville raises sales tax 1/2¢ for proposed new hospital

The Thomasville City Council voted Monday night to approve an additional half-cent sales tax. It was the second reading of the ordinance. Beginning Nov. 1, city sales tax will increase from 9.5 cents to 10 cents on the dollar. More...

County saves nearly $400,000 by refinancing $3 million bonds

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday morning the refinancing of bonds to save the county a total of $388,000. More...

C’ville estimates $176,119 revenues for new fiscal year

The Coffeeville Town Council approved Oct. 2 its fiscal year 2013 budget. Projected revenues total $176,119.96, and expenses total $168,350.00. More...

Fulton Fire Chief Bedwell tells council gospel singing benefit a big success

Approximately $3,800 was raised at the annual Fulton Gospel singing Oct. 6, a fundraiser for Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, councilman and fire chief Danny Bedwell told the Fulton Town Council on Tuesday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Counselman - Free Access

Wilma Irene Counselman, 95, of Thomasville died Oct. 12, 2012 at her residence.She was born Jan. 1, 1917 in Campbell. She was a member of the Bashan Baptist Church. She was a retired grocery store clerk. More...

Dobbins - Free Access

Judy Kate Dobbins, 75, of Thomasville died Oct. 14, 2012 at her residence. She was born June 30, 1937 in Clarke County. She was a retired seamstress from Simplex Industries. More...

Morgan - Free Access

Gerald Dwain Morgan, 75, of Lamison died Oct. 11, 2012 at Trinity Hospital in Birmingham.He was born Jan. 17, 1937 in Sunny South. He attended Lamison Baptist Church. He was a former chief engineer for Weeks Marine Inc. More...

Business

Ribbon cutting for new Grove Hill Subway

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning for the new Subway restaurant on South Jackson St. in Grove Hill. More...

Parden Gas turns 31

Parden LP Gas & Service Co., Inc. of Grove Hill is celebrating its 31st anniversary this month. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee and the Clarke County Chapter of ADC will meet jointly Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Town Hall. All members of both organizations are urged to attend. More...

Church News

Church Notices

St. Peter Baptist Church located in the Allen community will continue revival services Thursday, Oct. 11 and Friday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Who won the first presidential debate? The American people

Who won? Who lost. Who made a good showing? Who didn’t? We aren’t talking about an Alabama or Auburn football game, we’re talking about the presidential debates. More...

Editorial cartoons, and columns should make you think

We try to run a disclaimer on this page that notes that the columns and cartoons and other material represent the views and opinions of the writer or creator and might not (but might too) represent the views of the newspaper and its publisher. More...

Schools

Eighth graders attend expo

The Clarke Prep eighth grade attended the third annual Worlds of Opportunity Career Expo Sept. 27 in Mobile, Alabama. More...

New faces at CPS

CPS is very excited about the new employees this school year. Joining the Clarke Prep School team are:  Candice Rouse - ninth through 12th math and high school physics. Candice is married to Matthew Rouse. More...

Seniors visit ASC college fair

CPS Seniors attended College Fair Oct. 4 at Alabama Southern. More...