March 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Walking sticks for cattlemen

Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association President Clint Bagley holds walking sticks made by association director Alan Moseley as auctioneer Todd Dearman encourages bidders Saturday night at the g More...

LP officials open stock market to mark company’s 40th year

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) (NYSE: LPX) Chief Executive Officer Curt Stevens rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, March 4, celebrating the company’s 40th anniversary and what looks like the beginning of the hou More...

Drug arrests made in Jackson

Multiple drug arrests were made March 2 by Jackson Police in three separate cases. Larry Jeffrey King, 49, of Saraland, was arrested for possession of crack cocaine and booked into the Clarke County Jail. More...

Car, truck collide on Hwy. 43

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Big drug bust in Thomasville

Thomasville Police seized 100 packets of synthetic marijuana representing 1,000 grams of the banned substance in a traffic stop last week. Police arrested Mohammed (Mo) Al-Qatesh in the stop. More...

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Community

Hospital bridge benefit winners

The annual bridge tournament, sponsored by the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, was held Feb. 28 in the Senior Center. More...

Golden Spoon Award

David’s Catfish House restaurant won the Golden Spoon Award at the annual banquet of the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce held Feb. 28 at Thomasville Baptist Church. More...

First United Security news

New USBI director teaches business management at UA

United Security Bancshares, Inc. announced that A.J. “Lonnie” Strickland III has been elected as a director of United Security Bancshares Inc. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke Prep is hosting a Spring Fling, Spaghetti Supper and a 4-Wheeler Giveaway Thursday, March 7 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Black History Month observed at Indian Ridge Baptist Church

Pastor Lynum came before the congregation and gave a powerful sermon on Feb. 3. On the third Sunday Rev. Charles Young was the guest speaker and gave a very inspiring sermon which was enjoyed by everyone present at the church. More...

Church News

The Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God of St. Stephens will continue its 27th year appreciation honoring Bishop Theodore Law and first lady, Mary L. Law, March 7-9 at 7 p.m. nightly. More...

Happiness that lasts!

“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered; Blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.” Romans 4:7, 8 (NKJV) More...

Lifestyle

Bell-Jones to marry June 22 in Auburn

Mr. and Mrs. George Bell of Hoschton, Georgia announce the engagement of their daughter, Christie Dianne Bell, to William Paul Jones, both of Auburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Jones of Grove Hill. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Pugh-Jackson to wed April 6 in Toddtown

Loudella and Jessie Pugh of Toddtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jerilyn, to Rodney T. Jackson. Mr. Jackson is the son of Jean and Nathaniel Jackson of Jackson. More...

Steadham-Hare tell plans for April 6 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Steadham of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Jo to Bradford “Brad” Sealy Hare, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hare of Thomasville. More...

Schools

Students receive AMSTI lessons

Second graders have been learning about balancing and weighing with AMSTI kits. Mr. More...

Kickoff held for reading program

Grove Hill Elementary School will be participating in the Mobile BayBears Reading Program through April 5. This program has motivated over 250,000 students to read and achieve their goal since 2002. More...

GHES students collect Pennies for Patients

The Student Council Association at Grove Hill Elementary participated in the Pennies for Patients program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. More...

Slap to public schools, aid to privates?

Law gives families tax credits to leave failing public schools

Families can receive tax credits of up to $3,553 to leave a “failing” Alabama school and move to another school under the new Alabama Accountability Act of 2013, which Gov. Robert Bentley was expected to sign Tuesday. More...

Slap to public schools, aid to privates?

Educators have mixed takes on law

There was mixed reaction from educators to the new Alabama Accountability Act passed by legislators last week. More...

Phony W2 form scam discovered in Jackson

A Jackson man was arrested March 1 as the ring leader of a scheme to create phony tax returns. Davion Jimmy Moore, 33, of Jackson, was arrested for two counts of forgery, second degree, and booked into the Clarke County Jail. More...

Ga. sex offender arrested in T’ville

A convicted sex offender and a fugitive from Georgia has been located in Thomasville and arrested. More...

Phone scam warning given

The Jackson Police Department is warning citizens concerning a recent phone scam in which residents are tricked into buying pre-paid credit cards. Individuals and businesses are being called with different stories, said Det. Brian Clark. More...

Democratic legislators critical of ‘sleazy’ way GOP passed bill

Republicans significantly altered and rushed through bill

“Passage of this law (the school accountability act) provides school systems across the state with the tools they need to implement innovative ideas and escape from the tired, cookie-cutter approach that has plagued education in Alabama for dec More...

Grove Hill council talks replacing damaged, missing street, traffic signs

The Town of Grove Hill is spending $2,000 for some 25 street and safety signs as the first part of a six-month program to replace damaged and missing signs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Manning - Free Access

Robert “Bob” Leslie Manning, 75, of Thomasville died March 4, 2013 at his residence.He was born March 8, 1937 in Mobile. He was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran. He was a former automobile parts salesman. More...

Pearson - Free Access

John “Eric” Pearson Jr., 18, of Myrtlewood died March 5, 2013 in Demopolis.He was born Aug. 28, 1994 in Meridian, Miss. He attended Forest Hill Baptist Church. He was a full time student at the University of West Alabama. More...

Jones - Free Access

Jack Joseph Jones, 72, of Jackson died March 6, 2013 at Jackson Health Care Facility.He was born Sept. 13, 1940. He was a native of Andalusia. He was a maintenance manager for Boise. More...

Sports

Title hopes fall short for CCHS

The Clarke County High Lady Bulldogs fell short in their bid to capture the schools first girl’s title in 20 years as they lost 53-39 to Oneonta last Saturday in the Class 4A finals in Birmingham. More...

Gators beat Eagles

The Clarke Prep School Gators came behind and then slammed the door shut as they beat county foe Jackson Academy 18-8 Monday afternoon in Grove Hill. More...

Clarke Prep downs Jackson Academy

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators downed county foe Jackson Academy 9-1 Monday afternoon in Grove Hill. Kiley Dunagan (5-1) pitched all seven innings, scattered two hits and struck out 13 to get the win. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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GOP: ‘Father Knows Best’

Republican-majority legislators, with the blessings of the Republican governor, deceived not only fellow lawmakers (they were just Democrats anyway, they would argue) but more importantly all Alabamians too when they rammed through a socalled school More...

Inside the Statehouse

A tale of two budgets

We in Alabama are only one of a handful of states that do not work off of one unified budget. We have two budgets. We have a General Fund Budget like all states. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 26-March 5 include: Mohammed N. Al-Quatesh, 40, trafficking-illegal drugs, $750,000 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Jonathan Carmichael Skipper, to Tabitha Sha’re Andrews. Brent Grey Newton Jr., to Ashley Paige Leonard. Jeffrey Tyrone Dickinson, to Tita Nalani Ross. Thomas Dewayne Squires, to Carla Amanda Marshall. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Shoplifting was reported Feb. 26 at Walmart. Pond pebbles were stolen. Criminal trespass, first degree, was reported March 2 at 700 block of McVay Road. More...