December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fulton council seeks law to control vicious dogs

The Fulton Town Council approved Monday an ordinance for controlling vicious dogs in the town limits. More...

A patriotic sendoff

Chief Bruce Anthony Ambrose, 40, had a full military funeral Saturday, recognizing his long career in the U.S. Navy. Ambrose died Nov. 18 just days away from retirement. More...

Jackson policeman assaulted after night hunting accident

A 17-year-old male juvenile was arrested by Jackson Police Dec. 2 for multiple charges after an incident at Jackson Medical Center. More...

No one injured in Hwy. 43 wreck

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Community

Soldier returns home to Thomasville

Adam Knight recently, returned back from Afghanistan for the U.S. Army. He and his troops returned to Fort Carson, CO where they are currently stationed. More...

ALA-TOM gives to HIPPY

Mike Rotch, council member with ALATOM RC&D, Sharon Jones and Jane Sellers of HIPPY, and State Sen. More...

Coffeeville Christmas Parade

Saturday, Dec. 1

This Alabama fan was happy and the Tide still had Ga. to play! More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce has selected Thursday, Dec. 6 at the date for the annual Christmas parade. The parade will start at 4 p.m. at Jackson Street and Cobb Street by the Clarke County Historical Museum. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Rock Bar Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have a love program for Sister Schlita Young and family Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. All churches, choirs, groups, duets and soloists are especially invited. All donations will be greatly appreciated. More...

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Domestic messes worse than ever

A few weeks ago, Clarke County law enforcement officers responded to a call in the southern end of the county of a son fighting with his mother. The son had threatened the mother and she had left the home and he had barricaded himself inside. More...

Citizens lose with insurance monopoly

Alabama is one of the least competitive states for health insurance, according to a study released Wednesday by the American Medical Association. The stark conclusion should disturb Gov. Robert Bentley. More...

Schools

Students experience the spirit of Christmas

The season each child awaits each year is finally here. If you don’t believe the spirit of Christmas still exists, you need to visit the 410 or more excited boys and girls at Grove Hill Elementary. More...

Feast draws big crowd

Each year, the Grove Hill After School Adventure host a Thanksgiving Literacy Night for parents and students. This event incorporates an array of activities engaging in math, science, cultural awareness and social diversities. More...

Book Fair at GHES

Ms. Wilson is inviting all students and parents to our Scholastic Book Fair. Our theme this year is “Every Reader Is a Star.” The book fair will run through Dec. 7, 2012 from the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Preparing for the recount

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35-year murder sentence issued

McCollum was sentenced Tuesday to 35 years in the state penitentiary for the murder of Debra Sharp. Judge Robert Montgomery imposed the sentence. District Attorney Spencer Walker and a relative of Sharp’s had requested a life sentence. More...

‘Puffing’ bro beats sister; she stabs him in head

A domestic incident between a juvenile brother and sister Dec. 1 sent the brother to a Mobile hospital. More...

Grant writer Galbraith gets 3 months

T’ville Mayor Day, Commissioner Rhone testify for Galbraith

A Mobile grant writer and manager who did extensive work for local governments in Clarke County was sentenced in federal court Friday for her role in a Bayou La Batre corruption case. More...

Coffeeville hires temporary part time police officer

The following items were addressed at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Coffeeville Town Council:  The council approved hiring Patrick Champion as a temporary part time police officer. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Phillips - Free Access

Walter L. “Skeeter” Phillips Jr., 69, of Jackson died Dec. 4, 2012.He was born July 30, 1948. He was a native of Leroy and resident of Jackson for the past 14 years. He was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. More...

McKinley - Free Access

Juanita Fay McKinley, 51, of Sweet Water died Dec. 7, 2012 at Choctaw General Hospital in Butler.She was born Sept. 26, 1961 in Grove Hill. She was a former member of the Liberty Baptist Church. She was a former waitress. More...

Lang - Free Access

Gilbert Ray Lang, 68, of Decatur died Dec. 10, 2012 in Marengo County.He was born April 13, 1944 in Meridian, Miss. to Uban Clarence Lang and Alice Beatrice Kemp Lang. More...

Sports

Washington County punches ticket

The ticket was ready to be punched for a pack of Bulldogs, the rest was answered on the gridiron as Washington County gained a measure of revenge in beating Sweet Water 41-33 last Friday night in the Class 2A semi-finals at Victory Field. More...

Clarke Prep beats Monroe

The Clarke Prep Lady Gators beat Monroe Academy 37-28 Monday night in Grove Hill. Natalie Overstreet had 11 points and two rebounds. Kiley Dunagan added 10 points and two rebounds. Taylor Bradford added seven points and two rebounds. More...

Gators fall to Monroe Vols

Clarke Prep School lost 50-23 to Monroe Academy Monday night in Grove Hill. Jacob Allen had 16 points. Trey Larrimore added four points. Charles Kane had three rebounds. Med Everett added two boards. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 28-Dec. 4 include: Glendora Denise Bettis, 45, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applicationsTerry Savalas Houston, to Letitia Renae Dumas.Matthew Wilson Younge, to Lesley Alison Parden.Ferrell B. Mills, to Linda E. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Attempted burglary was reported Nov. 27 at the 1000 block of Bolen Drive. More...