December 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Coffeeville residents told local post office hours likely to be cut

Coffeeville has seen its school closed and lost its drug store. The news isn’t getting any better. Now the town’s post office will likely reduce its retail hours to 8 a.m. to noon, beginning Jan. 12, 2013. More...

GH council holds special meeting to name planning commission members who then meet to OK Hwy. 43 project

The Grove Hill Town Council held a special called meeting Dec. 6 to appoint members of the town Planning Commission. More...

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Community

Flying Bricks, Dickens Carolers in concert

The Arts Council of Thomasville will present the Flying Bricks Community Band and the Dickens Carolers at their annual Christmas Concert on Saturday Dec. 15 at1 p.m. in the Bedsole Auditorium of the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Herod book signing Friday

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center will host a signing of Grove Hill resident Jim Herod’s third book of fiction titled Etched on Friday, Dec. 14 between 12:30 and 3:30 p.m. More...

Commissioners approve plans for former armory to become Clarke County Community Center

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a plan for the former National Guard armory on Highway 84 East in Grove Hill. The armory will be renamed the Clarke County Community Center. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will have its annual tree lighting Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. followed by refreshments. More...

Church News

Grove Hill Baptists’ program

The Grove Hill Baptist Church choir performed their Christmas musical program Sunday evening under the direction of Music Director Randy Boone. More...

Church Notices

Jackson First Assembly of God will be hosting a “A Visit to the North Pole” Friday, Dec. 14 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. More...

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Problem intersection needs attention with development coming

Developer Lamar Harrison is moving quickly, clearing the property formerly owned by the Dunn family at the intersection of Highway 43 and Hebron Road for development. More...

Through The Past

Famous lawyers practiced law at Old Clarkesville

Since we have set the scene for the town of Macon, with the few identifiable log houses, the courts of Clarke County would be re-located from Clarkesville, in 1832, to what we now know as Grove Hill. More...

Schools

CPS coach, students honored as all-stars

The annual AISA all-star football game had great representation from Clarke Prep School as Head Coach Billy Hamilton as well as Rush Wiggins, Ivy Bethea, Trey McKinnley, Rachel Gavin and Kirk Hill we More...

SGA gathers boxes for Operation Christmas Child

The Clarke Prep SGA recently sponsored Operation Christmas Child. The school goal was to complete 25 boxes. The CPS Gator family gave enough items to send 63 boxes!!! More...

Clarke Prep news briefs

 Jordan Brooks, a seventh grader at Clarke Prep, was recently selected as the winner of the local and district VFW Patriot's Pen essay contest. Jordan will now advance to the state level competition. Congratulations Jordan!! More...

Commissioners debate courthouse renovations

Probate judge says renovations to her office important and needed

Clarke County Probate Judge Valerie Bradford Davis asked the County Commission Monday for help in renovating her office. More...

Accident injures several Sunday

An accident Sunday afternoon at the intersection of Highway 43 and Hebron Road in Grove Hill sent several people to local and Mobile hospitals. More...

Problems continue with ambulances; 911 board wants meeting

Members of the Clarke County 911 Board expressed concern Monday over the response of the two ambulance companies in the county. Board member and county commissioner Rhondel Rhone had visited the dispatch center and witnessed a Nov. More...

Night hunter hits game warden’s truck as he flees on Choctaw Bluff Road

Conservation Officer Robbie Tillman received an unexpected jolt when he attempted to stop a vehicle whose occupant was apparently night hunting Friday night, Dec. 7. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Phillips

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

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 member of the Liberty Baptist Church. She was a former waitress. More...

Lang

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

Alabama Gang parade grand marshals

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Sports Scene

Heisman Offensive Player of Year

Call it sour grapes, call it one-tracked thinking, call it being a homer... I could care less either way. But please, for the sake of college football, change the name of the Heisman Memorial Trophy to the Heisman Offensive Player of the Year Award. More...

CCHS Lady Bulldogs roll on

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs, ranked number six in Class 4A, improved to 6-0 on the season as they beat Wilcox-Central 60-29 last Friday night in Camden. Rachel Brownlee led CCHS with 16 points. Lucy Arnold added 14 points. More...

Lifestyle

Thomasville dedicates tax revenue to development

The Thomasville City Council approved a resolution dedicating a portion of the city’s newly leveraged half-cent sales tax to the Industrial Development Board. More...

Jackson council concerned about faulty street lights

The Jackson City Council considered the following items during a brief meeting Tuesday night:  Mayor Pro-Tem Paul South reported that approximately $8,800 has been raised through the Salvation Army bell ringing campaign. More...

Correction

In the Dec. 6 article on the Coffeeville Town Council meeting, the tree which was considered by the council to be cut down was the tree at the nutrition center – not the tree at the library. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 5-11 include: Waymon Clyde Scott, 58, no seat belt, driving while license revoked, $428 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage licenseapplicationsAndrew Dejuan Bonner,to Paris Shuntarrica Armstead. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, notnecessarily actual marriages. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: DUI was reported Dec. 2 in the parking lot of the Lil’ Touch of Cajun Grill. Auto burglary was reported Dec. 3 on Highway 43 at Club Wiley Road. More...