November 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Grove Hill Council mulls department appointments

Four appointed employee positions with the town of Grove Hill were discussed at a work session of the town council Tuesday but no recommendations were made. The council is slated to consider the appointments at the Monday, Nov. 19 council meeting. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

Fulton kicks off season with parade this Saturday The annual Fulton Christmas parade,will be Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. The theme is Toyland. Lineup begins at 1 p.m. at Spencer Chapel AME Church. The entry fee is $5. More...

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Chapter of the Alabama Democratic Conference will be having a call meeting Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. Tyrone Moye is the chairman. More...

Jackson officials praise efforts of responders to Boise chemical leak

Jackson Mayor Richard Long and members of the city council praised the efforts of first responders to the chemical spill Sunday at the Boise Inc. paper mill. The chemical spilled was chlorine dioxide. More...

Special Sections

Community

New hours for Social Security office

Effective Nov. 19 the Jackson, Alabama Social Security Office will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday. In addition, beginning Jan. More...

Local, visiting artists enjoy weekend art class

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center hosted a weekend art class titled “Plein Aire & Figure Study” on Nov. 10-11 . The conference began Friday night at the Basement Art Group’s location in the home of Frances Ohme. More...

86-year-old’s novel published; book signing Friday at museum

Grove Hill author Marcus E. Cumbie will be signing copies of his new book, “All Roads Got Forks,” Friday, Nov. 16, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Coffeeville’s Area Wide Crusade prayer meeting will end Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Coffeeville High School Auditorium. Dave Walton will be the evangelist for the week. For more information contact Roscoe Wentworth at 251-276-3574. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Editor’s Notes

Election’s over; let’s all get along and work together

Nov. 7, 2012 dawned as every day has since time began. The United States didn’t come to an abrupt end with the reelection of President Barack Obama. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Election is over and nothing changed

The 2012 Presidential Election year is now history and nothing has changed. There is absolute status quo in Washington. You have the same president, the same Democratic majority in the Senate and the same Republican majority in the U.S. More...

Schools

Science Fair 2012 winners named

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Wearing red to fight drugs at CCHS

CCHS participated in Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31. The students were encouraged to wear certain color shirts during the week to show “One School Banding Together Against Bullying and Drugs.” More...

Commissioners sworn in

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Chlorine leak at Boise mill

A chlorine dioxide leak at the Boise paper mill in Jackson caused mill employees to be evacuated. More...

Citizen of Year honored

Sherry Clark Hamilton (second from left) was honored Nov. 8 as Grove Hill Citizen of the Year. More...

Amendment to remove racist language from constitution fails

Alabama voters approved 10 of 11 statewide constitutional amendments on Nov. 6. The lone amendment defeated would have removed segregationist and racist language from the constitution. More...

Man arrested for burglary of Jackson business over weekend

A suspect was arrested in the weekend burglary of a business in Jackson. Edward McReynolds, 34, of Jackson, was arrested and remained in the custody of Jackson Police Tuesday night. He was to be later transported to the Clarke County Jail. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dickinson - Free Access

Clayton Dickinson, 60, died Nov. 17, 2012.He was born Jan. 15, 1952 to the late Ethel Mae and Jimmie Dickinson Sr. He joined the Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. More...

Morton - Free Access

Funeral service for Winifred Cleiland Morton, resident of Montgomery, AL and former resident of Jackson, AL, was conducted November 18 in the chapel of Lathan Funeral Home. Internment was at Pine Crest Cemetery. Dr. Russell Dean, son-in-law of Mrs. More...

Dickinson - Free Access

Clayton Dickinson, 60, died Nov. 17, 2012.He was born Jan. 15, 1952 to the late Ethel Mae and Jimmie Dickinson Sr. He joined the Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. More...

Sports

Gators are headed to Troy

CPS beats Autauga 22-20 in semi’s

The Clarke Prep School Gators were undaunted by facing a 5-star prospect as they held the Autauga Academy Generals in check to win 22-20 and punch their ticket for the AISA Class AA state title game on Friday. More...

Sports Scene

It’s a crazy world we live in

I like to call Southwest Alabama the Cradle of Champions. It is a true and fair assesment of the schools and teams we have in this part of the world. More...

Turnovers doom THS in CHHS loss

The Thomasville High School Tigers couldn’t overcome seven turnovers and multiple penalties in a 39-22 playoff loss Nov. 9 to the Charles Henderson High Trojans. More...

Lifestyle

Lou Boykin to be honored on retirement Thurs., Nov. 29

A reception honoring Lou Boykin, Clarke County Department of Human Resources Director, will be Thursday, Nov. 29 at the DHR office on Highway 84 East in Grove Hill from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Ms. Boykin has been the county director for six years. More...

Morning Star recognized

Morning Star Baptist Church celebrated its 142nd church anniversary Sunday, Oct. 28. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 6-13 include: Edward Murphy Mosely, 31, running stop sign, driving under the influence, $1,427 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Thomasville Arrests

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of Nov. 8-11. Christopher Allen Barger, burglary third degree (warrant), criminal mischief third degree (warrant), arrested Nov. 8. More...