January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County administrator says she understands her role in local government

Morris details some of the issues raised by Sheriff Norris last week

From statements made at the Jan. 7 and 8 meetings of the Clarke County Commission, it would appear county government is in conflict. New county commissioner Jackie Ray Rush complained Jan. 7 that the commissioners do not talk about issues. More...

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Community

New supt. calls 2013 ‘a year of transition’

Larry Bagley, the new Clarke County school superintendent, will attend his first county Board of Education meeting, since being sworn in, Thursday at 4 p.m. at the central office in Grove Hill. Bagley spoke Jan. More...

Watkins graduates at Ft. Sill

Army Pvt. Anthony J. Watkins has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, in Lawton, Okla. Watkins is the son of Annie and Tommy Watkins of Highway 84 East, Whatley. He is a 2012 graduate of Clarke County High School. More...

Correction

New Clarke County Circuit Clerk Summer Scruggs took office on Tuesday, Jan. 15, not Monday, Jan. 14. A story on the contest challenging her election last week reflected the Jan. 14 date. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Jan. 17 at 11:45 at Gaston’s Grill in Thomasville. The program title is Finance and will be presented by the Clarke County Educator’s Federal Credit Union. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational type singing Saturday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of Job in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Luke 17, when Jesus healed 10 men of leprosy, how many returned to thank Him? 0, 1, 3, All 3. What woman restored to life by Peter was known for helping the poor? More...

Lifestyle

Howard-Smith to marry Jan. 26 in Union Baptist

Mr. and Mrs. Carey Howard of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, to Mr. Holden Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith of Jackson. Miss Howard is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Howard of Hawthorne, and Mr. More...

To attend presidential inaugural conference

T’Keiyah Powe has been selected to attend the Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington, D.C. Jan. 19-23. More...

Liven up kid’s sandwich with this peanut butter, bacon combination!

Update the lunchbox classic with this quick and simple recipe, and your kid’s lunch will be anything but boring! Peanut Butter Baconwich More...

Schools

Thomasville school board recognized for service

The members of the Thomasville City Board of Education were honored Tuesday night at their monthly board meeting in the library of Thomasville High School. More...

Oil painting classes offered

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center presents Oil Painting Classes by Johnna Bush for eighth graders through adults. Learn the techniques in oil painting with a master. The class fee is $45 a person for each Tuesday night class. More...

Counselman retirement reception

There was a good turnout for a retirement reception honoring Tony Counselman (center, talking with well-wishers) at Clarke County High School Sunday afternoon. More...

Shooting fatality said an accident

A former Grove Hill resident died Monday night in Pine Hill from a gunshot wound to the chest. Scott Brunson is from Grove Hill but was currently residing on Green Street in Pine Hill suffered the deadly shot late Monday afternoon. More...

Elected officials skip public oath taking ceremonies

New circuit clerk, returning judges at their jobs with little fanfare

Three Clarke County elected officials began new terms this week with little fanfare and no public ceremonies. Two of the officials are Republicans, Probate Judge Valerie Bradford Davis and Circuit Clerk Summer Scruggs. The other, District Judge J. More...

MLK events scheduled this weekend and Monday

A number of events are planned to recognize the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., slated as a national holiday Monday, Jan. 21. More...

Local woman writes book detailing Bible’s numbers

Grove Hill resident Anita G. Long has complied “The Complete Book of Biblical Numbers,” a listing of the numbers and their location in the Bible. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Powell - Free Access

Thomas Larry Powell, 62, Thomasville, died Jan.  16, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born January 7, 1951 in Fulton. He was equipment operator with Hamilton Timber Company. More...

Shaw - Free Access

Joyce Faye Walker Shaw, 60, of Dickinson died Jan. 14, 2013 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born November 26, 1952 in Grove Hill. She was a homemaker. More...

Swanner - Free Access

Evelyn Ann Swanner, 73, of Pine Hill died Jan. 18, 2013 at her residence.She was born Dec. 11, 1939 in Wilcox County. She was a member of the Pine Hill Chapel of The Apostolic Faith. She was a former grocery store owner in Sunny South. More...

Sports

Lady Gators get championship rings

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators were presented their state championship rings at a ceremony in front of the entire school Tuesday afternoon. It was CPS’ sixth title dating back to 2004. More...

Gators beat JA

The Clarke Prep School beat county foe Jackson Academy 38-29 last Friday to get their second win on the season. Jacob Allen had 18 points. Rush Wiggins added 11 points. Monday night the Gators lost 59-41 to Morgan Academy in Selma. More...

CCHS drops THS

The Lady Bulldogs from Clarke County High improved to 18-1 as they beat Thomasville 56-10 last Friday night. LaJessica Rivers had 15 points and three steals. Rachel Brownlee had nine points, six steals and seven assists. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Dealing with global warming

A cold and gray January is a good time to talk about global warming. The year 2012 was the hottest year on record for the contiguous United States. We saw expansive droughts and killer tornadoes. More...

Talking it out

Clarke County has more elected Republicans than its ever had—or at least in anyone’s memory. We may have had a few more in the dark years at the end of the Civil War, back in the 1860s. More...

Records

Thomasville police reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Thomasville Police Department: Harassment was reported Jan. 7 on Meadow Brooke Drive. Domestic violence, first degree, and domestic violence, second degree, was reported Jan. 8 at 83 Hemlock Lane. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Frankie Elijah Motes, to Ariel Leigh Rotton. Hayden Douglas Pugh, to Beverly Ann Newton. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Arrests

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