November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fulton man critical after Thomasville shooting

Two Thomasville men were arrested for an Oct. 26 shooting in the Choctaw Corner area. The incident left a Fulton man in critical condition. More...

Clarke Prep’s homecoming court

The members of the Clarke Prep School 2012 Homecoming court are, from left: Freshman Maid Madison Marks, Junior Maid Katie Skipper, Queen Kiley Dunagan, Senior Maid Tiffany Pugh, Sophomore Maid Megan More...

Fall festival in Jackson Saturday

The 30th annual Fall Festival will be held in downtown Jackson this Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Woman charged with endangering her unborn child

Kimberly Lane Craddock, 25, of 58 Marks Road in Jackson, was booked Oct. 26 in the Clarke County Jail for chemically endangering a child. The child she endangered is her own child yet to be born. More...

Special Sections

Community

How will you spend your $20.91?

For 2013, Social Security recipients will get a whopping 1.7 percent increase in their monthly checks starting in January. Only a few times since 1975 has that rate of increase been so low. More...

Nov. 1 is last day to apply for absentee ballot for Nov. 6

The last day to apply for an absentee ballot for the Nov. 6 General Election is Thursday, Nov. 1. Absentee applications may be obtained from the circuit clerk offices in the county in which you live. More...

Audition for American Idol judgeship at Sales Ford Lincoln

Sales Ford Lincoln in Grove Hill will host a United Way fundraiser Thursday evening, Nov. 15. Attendees of the “Go Further with Ford Night” will have a chance to compete to win a special VIP experience with American Idol. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold its Masquerade Jewelry and Accessories Sale Monday, Nov. 5 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the lobby of the hospital. Cash and credit cards are accepted. More...

Church News

Church Notices

The New Hope #1 Baptist Church of Choctaw Corner Road, Thomasville will present its first men’s conference, “The 3 M’s of Ministry”….Mission Minded Men Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

T’ville Travelers enjoy Myrtle Beach

The Thomasville Travelers enjoyed a Myrtle Beach Show Trip Sunday, Oct. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 20 through Diamond Tours. More...

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Schools

GHES Education

Red Ribbon Week held at GHES

Grove Hill Elementary School recently celebrated Red Ribbon Week. These GHES fourth graders read the History of Red Ribbon Week on the intercom during morning announcements last Tuesday. More...

GHES nine-week honor roll

GHES All A Honor Roll First Nine Weeks

First GradeAnna Cille AverittTyler ChampionGabrielle KearleyCamryn MitchellGunar NorrisDerrus PoweAalyah PritchettKasen DavisSarah FinneyAlissa NelsonAndre EzellCody Van WinkleTerrance WeaverCatherine White More...

Third graders are busy!

Third graders at GHES have been busy the month of October. On Oct. 11 they attended the Native American Festival at Moundville. They learned about the arts, crafts, and lifeways of Southeastern Indians. More...

Seven local races on ballot

Republicans believe this is their year to win local offices

For years general elections dealt mainly with presidential politics since all politicians in Alabama were Democrats. A Republican presidential candidate was the only reason for a general election in presidential years. But times started changing. More...

Pioneering in Grove Hill

This could be a scene straight out of a Mathew Brady Civil War photograph but it isn’t. More...

Man found guilty of murder

Jurors didn’t buy the idea that Debra Sharp committed suicide; they thought her boyfriend Emmett McCollum murdered her and they returned a verdict to that effect after deliberating for about an hour last Friday afternoon. More...

Former hospital administrator back in an interim position

Wes Nall resigned Oct. 22 as hospital administrator for Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. The resignation was effective immediately. Nall had served as administrator for a year-and-a half. More...

As term nears end, Grove Hill Mayor Newton reflects on satisfaction of helping citizens

“I have always thought that an elected official is just a caretaker of the people’s business,” said Jerry Newton, outgoing mayor of Grove Hill. More...

Theft alleged at closed restaurant

A theft was reported Oct. 22 at the now closed Jackson Steakhouse on Highway 43. According to police spokesman Lem Du- Bose, the owner of the establishment, Barbara Holton, reported that approximately $5,000 had been taken Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Moseley - Free Access

Lelon Turner Moseley, 70, of Jackson died Oct. 29, 2012 at Springhill Memorial Hospital.He was born Aug. 15, 1942. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Jackson. He was a self-employed brick mason. More...

Purvis - Free Access

Lester Ray Purvis, 80, of Coffeeville died Oct. 29, 2012. More...

Roberts - Free Access

Frances Lu Roberts, 85, of Concord, Calif. died Oct. 28, 2012 following a brief illness. More...

Sports

Gators drop hammer on Pickens

The Clarke Prep School Gators put the exclamation point on the regular season as they beat Pickens Academy 56-27 last Friday night for a homecoming win at Hamilton Field in Grove Hill. More...

THS blasts CCHS

The 98th Backyard Brawl proved to be very one-sided as the Thomasville Tigers beat the Clarke County Bulldogs 35-7 in Grove Hill. “We just got beat,” CCHS Coach Jason Massey said. More...

Thomasville looks to JHS

The Thomasville High Tigers provided one of their strongest performances of the season Oct. 26 at the “Backyard Brawl” contest with the Clarke County High Bulldogs. More...

Editorial

Obama endorsements

“A president can’t do everything. Neither the human capacity nor the constitutional authority exists for that. More...

Political Cartoon

The final round is Nov. 6. Make sure you go vote! More...

Inside the Statehouse

Alabama’s vote really doesn’t matter

The nation will elect our 45th president this Tuesday. The word elect is a misnomer. We do not elect our president. They are selected by the Electoral College. This is a travesty. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 24-30 include: Anthony Buen Presnall, 30, of Jackson, child abuse, domestic violence, $47,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Thomasville police report from past week

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of Oct. 23-27. Steven Blake Douglas Gafford, failure to appear, promoting prison contraband, (warrant), arrested Oct. 27. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: More...