February 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposal to extend deer season splits Clarke along Hwy. 84

State dog hunters group in C’ville Saturday to get hunters’ comments

A proposed plan to extend deer season into February in southwest Alabama would split Clarke County along Highway 84. Conservation Commissioner N. Gunter Guy unveiled the plan at the Feb. 9 meeting of the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board. More...

Stop to check on couple results in marijuana arrests

A couple pulled over arguing on the side of Highway 43 on the south side of Grove Hill Wednesday morning, Feb. 13 drew the attention of Clarke County Deputy Joe Snell. He stopped to see what was happening and found more than he had bargained for. More...

Wagarville woman gets multiple life sentences for abusing children

A Washington County woman who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of rape, sexual abuse and possession of obscene material was sentenced to seven life sentences. More...

Jackson police bust up teens fighting in downtown Jackson; one 14-year-old male arrested

A 14-year-old male juvenile was arrested Feb. 15 by Jackson Police for assaulting another male teenager while a crowd watched. One juvenile was arrested for assault, third degree. More...

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Community

Child Advocacy Center’s dinner

Ron Baggette, right, chief investigator with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department is this year’s recipient of the Regional Child Advocacy Center’s Eddie Slayton Memorial Award. More...

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mike Williamson, center, was one of three longtime newspaper men honored with the Alabama Press Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented Feb. More...

Delicious pie a perfect ending to any meal

If you’re like most folks, dessert is the exclamation point to the meal! Well, this delicious pie is quite a way to punctuate any menu. Be prepared to receive compliments and even share the recipe. Heavenly Hash Cream Pie More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a workshop addressing the topic of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. More...

Church News

Church News

The Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God of St. Stephens will have a two-night revival Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. More...

Editorial

Congress takes a vacation

A couple of months ago all the news was about the “fiscal cliff” and the country going over the edge because of the failure of the U.S. Congress to deal with spending issues. More...

Political Cartoon

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Editor’s Notes

Thugs, light bills and the Pope

Several news events have caught my attention lately and I need to comment on a few of them: More...

Records

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Domestic situation was reported Feb. 12 at 500 block of East Pearl St. Identity theft was reported Feb. 13 at 100 block of Misty St. Case involved $327. More...

Thomasville Police Report

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of Feb. 11-17. Kelly Smith Andrews, failure to appear on expired tag, (warrant), arrested Feb. 11. Tynesha Chantese Wimbley, domestic violence third degree, arrested Feb. 11. More...

Clarke Arrests

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

Fire destroys Chilton home

Dena and Chuck LeNoir’s home in the Chilton community was destroyed by fire around midday Wednesday, February 13. More...

LPT man missing since Feb. 9

Submerged car found in Alabama River

Clarke and Monroe counties lawmen andffi rescuers have been assisting Wilcox County authorities in searching for a Lower Peach Tree man who has been missing for over a week. A submerged car has been found in the Alabama River. More...

Grove Hill Mayor Hicks has bypass surgery

Grove Hill Mayor Levon Hicks is recovering from open heart surgery performed Monday at Mobile Infirmary. He was recovering in the SICU (Surgical Intensive Care Unit), said town clerk Cheryl Hicks before Tuesday’s meeting of the town council. More...

Choctaw County High School burns Tuesday night

other parts of the building. High school classes have been suspended and the state fire marshal is investigating. There are reports that smoke alarms have been going off in the building but no reason could be found for the alarms. More...

Jackson police arrest man with marijuana, cocaine at traffic stop

A man was arrested Feb. 15 by Jackson Police for possession of marijuana and cocaine. Sheldon Lonzo Johnson, 29, of Jackson, was arrested for possession of marijuana, first degree; and possession of cocaine. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gates - Free Access

Miss Elizabeth Ethel Gates, 88, of Thomasville died Feb. 22, 2013 at her residence.She was born Aug. 8, 1924 in Dickinson. She was a member of Pineview Baptist Church. More...

Pritchett - Free Access

Ruthie Mae Kemp Pritchett, a native of Alma and a resident of the Walker Springs community of Jackson, was born Sept. 11, 1929, the daughter of Mrs. Ludie and Mr. Clausell Kemp Sr. She passed away on Tuesday,  Feb. 19, 2013. More...

Caron

Joseph Edmond Paul Caron, 66, of Salitpa died Feb. 15, 2013. He was born May 10, 1946. He was a member of the River Hill Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army. He had worked as maintenance personnel at Windsor Manor in Jackson. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs move to Dothan

The third ranked Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the state playoffs and the Regional Tournament in Dothan with their 44-37 win over Wilcox- Central last Thursday night in Camden. More...

Bulldogs season ends in Camden

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs saw their season end in the sub-state round of the state playoffs as they fell 60-46 to Wilcox- Central last Friday night in Camden. More...

CPS holds alumni games

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Lifestyle

Hospital staffers teach CPR

administer CPR and the Heimlich Chocking procedure. February is National Heart Month and all students got to practice CPR on the life like dummy. More...

Bradford-Jones set March 16 wedding date

Fred Bradford and Jaimi Bradford, both of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Schaefer Bradford, to Clement Richardson Jones III, son of Ricky and Debbie Jones of Camden. More...

Cook-Minton plan June 1 wedding in Gainesville, Fla.

The Revs. David and Christine Cook of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter Serena Cook to Brandon Minton, son of Rev. Ken Minton and Captain Becky Minton of Zephyrhills, Fla. More...

Schools

DECA members attend state meeting

Clarke County High School DECA students competed Jan. 17 in regional testing. The students who placed in regionals were then invited to the DECA State Competition in Birmingham. More...

Cook plays with AU Symphonic Band

Shelby Cook, a student at Clarke County High School and a member of the school’s band, participated Feb. 7-9 in the 2013 Auburn Symphonic Band. She placed fourth chair in the Eagle Honor Band. More...

CCHS counselor recognized for service

As the school recently celebrated National School Counseling Week, recognition was given to the school counselor Ms. Wedia Love. More...