October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters will also decide 11 state constitutional amendments Nov. 6

The backside of the Nov. 6 General Election ballot is filled with 11 constitutional amendments. More...

Around the Area

Pioneer Days celebration set this Saturday The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host its 13th Annual Pioneer Days and Antique Tractor show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. More...

Sawdust truck wrecks on 84

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C’ville Old Timers & Storytelling Session

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Community

Merchants Bank celebrating its 50th anniversary

It was 1962. The average annual salary was $5,556. A new home cost $12,500 and a new car $3,125. Gas was 28 cents a gallon. More...

Halloween treats available at Grove Hill Town Hall

Grove Hill Town Hall will welcome Halloween trick or treaters from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. More...

Bradford Cemetery on state cemetery register

Dates to 1800s

The Bradford Cemetery off Old Damon road toward Chance, was recently added to the Alabama Cemetery Register by the Alabama Historical Commission. Edward Walters received the approval letter from Anne Woffard, cemetery Program director. More...

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Community Calendar

The Kathryn Tucker Windham Story Club will sponsor a “Tales From The Crypt” Storytelling Event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 at White Smith Memorial Library, 213 College Ave. in Jackson. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Tabernacle of Praise Church of Grove Hill will celebrate 20 years in ministry of Minister Genet Horn, Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Bethel Baptist Church will have a benefit singing for Pastor Leland and Ann James Saturday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Judge Robert Vance only real choice for Chief Justice

How Alabama ever ended up with two extremists as chief justice nominees after the spring primary is beyond us. More...

Hoodwinked by a dead letter writer

Letters to the editor have always been a public forum for people to express their opinions. Those opinions can be criticisms, praises, suggestions, prodding … a variety of things. They are meant to help or promote a community or issue. More...

Schools

WHMS Education

Together we aspire, together we achieve
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WHMS prepares for robotics event

Seventh and eighth graders are eagerly preparing to compete Saturday, Oct. 27 in the 2012 BEST Robotics competition at the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell Center. This year’s theme is WARP 20. More...

Funding received for supplies

Larry Bagley, principal at Wilson Hall Middle School, recently received a $585 check from State Sen. Marc Keahey for teacher supplies and classroom expenses. More...

Jurors to decide: suicide or muder

Debra Sharp died of a gunshot wound under her chin on Oct. 24, 2009 at her home off of Highway 69 near Jackson. The death was initially called a suicide but after a long investigation her boyfriend, Emmett McCollum, was charged with murder. More...

CCHS homecoming court

The Clarke County High School Homecoming Court was presented at half time during the game against Wilcox Central last Friday evening. More...

Domestic fuss leads to shooting at Jackson gas station Saturday

A McIntosh man is in stable condition after being shot Oct. 20 during a domestic incident at the Murphy Oil gas station in Jackson. More...

Jackson council considering bond issue

The following items were addressed during a short meeting Tuesday night of the Jackson City Council: More...

JHS baseball coach hiring likely coming after football season

Thomas Schultz, representing the Jackson High School Diamond Club baseball boosters, asked Clarke County School Superintendent Woodie Pugh Jr. Oct. 18 the timetable for a new baseball coach. More...

Thomasville working to get MLK Street renovation project going

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day is hopeful that discussions with residents regarding the Martin Luther King St. improvement project will conclude in the next few weeks. More...

Light agenda this week for Clarke Commission

The following items were approved in a brief meeting Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Luker - Free Access

Wallace Bruce Luker, 61, of Thomasville died Oct. 27, 2012 at his residence.He was born Jan. 12, 1951 in Selma. He was a member of the Pineview Baptist Church. He was a former truck driver. Survivors include one brother, David C. More...

Jones - Free Access

Merilyn Jones, 80, of Madison died Oct. 27, 2012 at Madison Manor Nursing Home. She was born April 6, 1932. She was a resident of Tuscaloosa prior to moving to Madison. She was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church. More...

Buckalew - Free Access

Johnny Clyde Buckalew, 76, of Thomasville died Oct. 25, 2012 at Thomasville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 16, 1936 in Thomasville. He was a former mechanic at MacMillan Bloedel Inc. More...

Sports

Lady Gators are state champs!

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CCHS ready for Backyard Brawl

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs made short work of the Jaguars of Wilcox- Central with a 40-12 homecoming win last Friday night. A furious second quarter that saw CCHS score 27 points, helped push the game out of reach before the break. More...

Tigers eye Clarke County

It’s hard to argue with a 62- 20 win. The Thomasville Tigers were clearly the superior team in their Oct. 19 road win over region opponent, the Monroe County High Tigers, in Monroeville. More...

Records

Clarke County Deeds

Marriage license applications Gabriel Peck Jr., to Tina Dianne Pugh; Travis Franklin Powell, to Candice Hare Richardson; Jamie Allen Fontan, to Emily Kate Jay; Joshua William Perry, to Jessica Danielle Parker; Timothy Daryl Kelly, to Rhonda Lynn Flow More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 18-23 include: Erik Levelle Robinson, 21, of Jackson, possession of a forged instrument second degree, burglary second degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Thomasville Arrests

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of Oct. 15-20. Willie Andrew Thomas, theft of lost property first degree, (warrant), for Montgomery County, arrested Oct. 19. More...