November 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Shots at floor hit 2 in feet at Mt. Zion party Saturday

Lawmen responded to a call of a disturbance and shooting at the Mt. Zion community house on Mt. Zion Road west of Grove Hill around 10 p.m. Saturday. An argument had resulted in a man firing a shot into the floor that hit two people in their feet. More...

School board members sworn in

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4-H collects food for DHR program

Students from the Grove Hill After School 4-H Club delivered 15 bags of food Nov. 16 to the Department of Human Resources. More...

Clarke County Deeds

No Marriage Licenseswere recorded for theweek of Nov. 8-13 Property deeds listed Nov. 8-13 Andrew Carl Smith, to Alabama Power Company. April Champion, to Alabama Power Company. James J. Ott, to James Chad Ott. More...

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Community

On-line list offers 11,000 veteran-friendly schools

G.I. Jobs magazine has re- leased its annual survey and has rated 1,739 schools as being veteran-friendly. More...

Council pays final invoice for downtown project

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Monday night to pay a final $28,939.39 invoice to complete the downtown revitalization project. The invoice is from Lewis Environmental for asphalt work. More...

Reception honoring Lou Boykin is Nov. 29

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

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Community Calendar

The Clarke County Historical Society will conduct its regular monthly meeting Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Horeb Baptist Church in Whatley. More...

Church News

Indian Ridge Baptist celebrates 131st year

By Carolyn C. Montgomery Indian Ridge Baptist Church Rev. Johnny Lynum, pastor The Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its 131st year church anniversary Sunday, Nov. 4 with the regular order of service. Rev. More...

Thanksgiving related passages in the Bible

1. In which book’s 5:18 (KJV) does it state, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God”? 1 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 1 Peter, 1 John 2. What items of food and drink did Jesus give thanks for at the Last Supper? More...

Lifestyle

Tommie Dee Kennedy feted on 99th birthday; old Bradford home opened to visitors

Tommie Dee Bradford Kennedy celebrated her 99th birthday at the Dickinson Baptist Church’s fellowship hall Sunday afternoon and many turned out to extend best wishes. Kennedy always has a rhyme on her birthday. More...

Parden-Younge to marry Dec. 1 in Asbury church

Mr. and Mrs. Garry Parden of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Lesley Alison Parden, to Matthew Wilson Younge, son of Carolyn Younge of Fruitdale and the late Buddy Younge. More...

Tillman-McDonald tell plans for Jan. 19 Grand Bay wedding

Kimberly Tillman and Tommy Tillman announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elizabeth Tillman, all of Mobile, to Clinton Dorsey McDonald III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dorsey McDonald II, all of Monroeville. More...

Schools

Reading Class attends play

Mrs. Clarke's 7B Reading Class was excited to get the opportunity to see the William Gibson play "The Miracle Worker" presented on stage in Thomasville by the Thomasville High School Tiger Theatre on Nov. 8. More...

Meet the school nurse

We are so happy to introduce you to our new school nurse at WHMS. More...

WHMS band plays at Merchants Bank

The WHMS Seventh and Eighth Grade Intermediate Band was recently invited to perform for the Merchants Bank’s 50th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday morning, Oct. 25. More...

Recount: Davis wins again

A day of recounting Monday verified Clarke County Probate Judge Valerie Bradford Davis’ close win in the Nov. 6 election and even added a few votes to her margin over Democrat challenger Paul Bradford, a former county commissioner. More...

Whatley resident catches burglars

Whatley resident Bob Spidle’s home and vehicles had been burglarized twice. More...

Gillmore Elementary parent says child made to eat trashed ice cream

Lonnie Dixon, the father of a second grade student at Gillmore Elementary School in Jackson, and Kristie Taylor, the student’s aunt, spoke Nov. More...

Commissioners Ok tax abatements for new Grove Hill Tie & Timber

The Clarke County Commission approved Nov. 14 a tax abatement request from a new industry in Grove Hill. Debra Mathews, executive director of the Clarke County Economic Development Partnership, made the request for Grove Hill Tie and Timber. More...

Future of C’ville post office topic for meeting on Dec. 6

The future of the U.S. Post Office in Coffeeville will be discussed at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the town nutrition center. There has been talk of the post office reducing hours or closing completely, said town clerk Summer Scruggs. More...

Son threatens mom, barricades himself in mobile home

Sunday afternoon a mother and son got into a domestic dispute that resulted in the son putting a rifle to the head of his elderly mother before barricading himself in the family’s mobile home. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ambrose - Free Access

Chief Bruce Anthony Ambrose, 40, of Grove Hill died Nov. 18, 2012.He was born April 5, 1972. He was the son of Thresa and Johnny Ambrose of Grove Hill. More...

Beduerftig - Free Access

Gerhard Paul Beduerftig, 71, of Havest, Ala. died Nov. 24, 2012.He was born Aug. 31, 1941. He was a graduate from the University of Alabama with a B.S. More...

Patrick - Free Access

Andrew Glenn Patrick, 53, of Jackson died Nov. 24, 2012 in Mobile.He was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church. More...

Sports

CPS falls in title game

For the first time since the AISA moved their championships to Troy’s Veteran’s Memorial Stadium, the Gators from Clarke Prep School tasted defeat in the title game, falling 41-29 to the Wildcats of Edgewood Academy last Friday. More...

SWHS beats Aliceville

A simple three minute stretch before halftime was all Sweet Water needed to slam the door on Aliceville as the Bulldogs won 54-7, advancing to the quarter-finals, last Friday night on the road. More...

Sports Scene

Could have played for Lombardi

I think we live in a world that loves to compare the past with the present. I get in wonderful discussion with friends like Allan Floyd and Rick Harvey about players from yesteryear versus those playing right now. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Glad to hear L-P’s decision to restart mill

Louisiana-Pacific’s vice president of OSB Jamie Barnes has been to Clarke County several times since the company’s OSB mill closed in 2008, each time bearing bad news that the mill wasn’t reopening. More...

We have to keep pushing for 84 work

While the Louisiana-Pacific news was good, not so good was the news that there are no available funds to do any major work toward four-laning U.S. Highway 84. More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Discharging a firearm in the city and reckless endangerment were reported Nov. 8 at the 1300 block of Coffeeville Road. DUI was reported Nov. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

What is your favorite book?

She says that if someone had asked her as a child to name her favorite book, she would have said The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein. In high school, she was enamored of Wuthering Heights with Heathcliff’s romantic appeal. More...