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Jackson council hears from prospective bar owner

The Jackson City Council considered Tuesday the first reading of a proposed alcohol class 1 lounge license for a new sports bar. Barbara Foster was raised in St. More...

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Community

Mathews to celebrate 100th birthday Feb. 23 at her home

Mrs. Gladys Ryser Mathews will be honored by her children on the occasion of her 100th birthday Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 with cake and refreshments to share with friends and family. More...

Irma O’Gwynn celebrates 90th birthday on Feb. 20

Irma H. O’Gwynn of Jackson will celebrate her 90th birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 20. A native of Dickinson, she was born to Mary Virginia and Robert C. Hepstall in 1923. In 1940, she married the late Curtis B. O’Gwynn. Mrs. More...

Recognizing Black History Month

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The Clarke County High School baseball program will be selling season passes for all varsity, junior varsity and middle school games. The cost of the pass is $75 per family. They can only be used for home games, not including the playoffs. More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational type singing Saturday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Seeing a positive side

I've disciplined myself to always see the positive in life. That perspective has become my way of life. Problem comes; then positive perspective follows. More...

Lifestyle

Here’s the beef...just add potatoes for great meal

A juicy seasoned sirloin tip roast is the centerpiece of this delicious meal. With a side of roasted potatoes, it’s sure to be a family favorite. Roast Beef with Horseradish Cream More...

Rea-Fendley to marry March 23 in Tuscumbia

Keslie Carter Rea and James Macran Fendley have chosen Saturday, March 23, 2013 for their wedding. The ceremony will be held at 5:00 in the afternoon at First United Methodist Church, Tuscumbia with Pastor David Lee and retired Probate Judge W. More...

Baker-Steadham will wed Feb. 23 in Liberty

Pam and Larry Baker of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dianna Elizabeth, to Hagen Anderson Steadham. Mr. Steadham is the son of Tammy and Harvey Steadham of Fulton. More...

Schools

Students selected to attend conference

Based on their academic achievements and leadership potential, the following Clarke Prep School students were recently selected to attend the 2013 Junior National Young Leadership Conference in Washi More...

ALFA essay winners chosen

ALFA recently chose the winners for their annual ALFA Farm City Essay Contest. Winners are Lake Lolley (senior high division) and Victoria Hodge (junior high division). More...

Spelling bee winners recognized

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Parks and rec board wants to fund projects in county’s rural areas

The Clarke County Park and Recreation Board has made some changes in the way funds would be distributed, emphasizing rural areas in an attempt to encourage projects. More...

$2 million in LP funds, tag taxes will go to pay down bond issue

Debt service will be lower when tag taxes end in 2015

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday the refinancing and restructuring of the 2006 bond issue that funded the North Clarke Industrial Park. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Richardson - Free Access

William Clavin “Billy” Richardson Sr., 86, of Seaboard, AL died Feb. 13, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary. More...

Clemmons - Free Access

Joe Dale Clemmons, 78, of Thomasville died Feb. 11, 2013 at DCH Northport Medical Center.He was born Nov. 20, 1934 in Millport. He was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. He was a former assistant traffic manager. More...

Gates - Free Access

William Blanchard Gates, 83, of Dickinson died Feb. 12, 2013 at his residence.He was born July 25, 1929 in Quincey, FL. He was member of Salem Baptist Church. More...

Sports

CCHS falls to Escambia Co.

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs lost 65-53 to Escambia County in the area tournament Monday night in Atmore. Jalan Burroughs had 17 points. Jamal Harris had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Gainel Alvarez added nine points. More...

Lady Bulldogs lost to UMS

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs fell 63-53 to UMS-Wright in the area tourney title game last Saturday in Mobile. Rachel Brownlee had 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists. LaJessica Rivers had 10 points and four assists. More...

Bulldogs duo signs

Two Clarke County High School Bulldog football players signed letter’s of intent last Wednesday to play football for Stillman College in Tuscaloosa. More...

Editorial

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Learn about Obamacare

Like it or hate it, the fact is the Affordable Care Act, most often dubbed Obamacare, is law and is being implemented. More...

Editor’s Notes

Well, we’ve survived another unusual winter storm. Some Clarke County residents did have damage from the tornado winds, though. Especially hard hit were a group of houses down on the Old Lock One Road in Salitpa. More...

Records

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Domestic incident was reported Feb. 4 at 900 block of Cleveland Circle. Domestic incident was reported Feb. 6 at 1,000 block of Center St. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 6-12 include: Shamika Evans, 29, assault third degreedomestic, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Thomasville Police Report

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of Feb. 6- 10. William Earl Roberton, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, public intoxication, arrested Feb. 6. More...