March 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Circuit clerk offices to close Wednesdays

Circuit clerks offices around the state will close to the general public on Wednesdays starting March 20 because of a lack of funding, according to an order from Chief Justice Roy Moore. More...

Man arrested on sexual abuse charge

Clarke County Sheriff's Department's investigators were told on March 3 that a 15-year-old male had been sexually abused by a 56- year-old male. More...

Stolen check passage helps solve burglary

On March 4, it was reported to the Clarke County Sheriff's Department that a residence had been burglarized on Midway Road and several items were taken from the residence. More...

Commission sets special meeting to consider bond refinancing

The Clarke County Commission announced Tuesday it will hold a special called meeting at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 18 to consider a proposed bond issue. More...

U.S. Sen. Shelby visits LP

Claus Rossby (left), production manager at the Louisiana-Pacific OSB mill talks to Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day (center) and U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (right) about the production process. More...

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Community

Thank You

Reaching the age of 100 years is a blessing! Being remembered by so many of my family and friends with visits, flowers, gifts, calls and cards has been such a tremendous gift that I feel humbled and thankful at the same time. More...

Bluegrass music in Chatom

RFD-TV Stars David Davis and the Warrior River Boys will be appearing Friday and Saturday March 15 and 16, beginning with a 12:30 p.m. More...

Watkins completes basic training

Anthony Watkins of Grove Hill recently completed basic training in Fort Sill, Okla. in August, 2012. He was a soldier in the Alpha 1/19 battery during basic training. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Voice for the Animals 5K and 1 mile Fun Run will be Saturday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Fulton. Prices for adults is $20 on Race Day, children under 12, $10, or register on Active.com. For more information call 334-636-5790 or 334-357-0854. More...

Church News

Church News

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

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Support Hwy. 84 work

The acquisition of right-of-way property for the four-laning of U.S. More...

Letting the sun shine

The cartoon on this page of a bunch of fat legislative cats laughing about the very idea of them being subject to the open meeting law wasn’t drawn with the Alabama Legislature in mind or their recent sleight-of-hand maneuvering in passing the More...

Bomb scare gets CCHS students out of class

Juvenile charged with texting threat

County school officials and law enforcement responded March 8 to the potential threat of a bomb at Clarke County High School in Grove Hill. A current CCHS student received a text message from a former student that spoke of a bomb. More...

CCHS again looking for football coach

Massey takes job at Leroy

For the fourth time in five years, the Clarke County High School Bulldogs will be looking for a new head football coach as Jason Massey has announced he is leaving for a new job. More...

Jockeying for use of old CHS starts even before deed made

The use of the former Coffeeville High School property was the topic of discussion March 5 at the Coffeeville Town Council meeting. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

Animal benefit in Fulton this Saturday The sixth annual “Voice for the Animals” 5K and 1 mile Fun Run will be Saturday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Fulton. More...

Prescriptions, other help for senior citizens through state program

Are you a senior adult over the age of 55? Are you a disabled person? If you answered yes to either of these questions, Help is available for prescription drugs, food assistance and more. More...

Firefighters busy with woods fires

Grove Hill firefighters responded to a woods fire on the Hebron Road March 8. Firefighters all over the county have been busy with woods and grass fires in recent days. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McDonald - Free Access

Bryant “Red” McDonald Jr., 88, died March 17, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. More...

Bethea - Free Access

Charles Herbert Bethea Jr., 84, of Thomasville died March 5, 2013 at William F. Green State Veterans Home. More...

Harvell - Free Access

A.C. Harvell, 78, of Satsuma died March 11, 2013 at Eastern Shore Rehabilitation & Health Center in Daphne.He was born June 22, 1934 in Flatwoods, Ala. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church in Thomasville. More...

Sports

Rally falls short for CCHS

A bases loaded rally came up short for the Clarke County Bulldogs as they lost 7-4 to top-ranked 3A W.S. Neal Friday night in Grove Hill. Dax Dozier led CCHS at the plate as he went 3-for- 4 with two RBI. More...

Lady Gators roll through tourney

The 3rd ranked Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat Sumter Academy 6-5 Saturday in the Patrician Invitational Tournament in Butler. Emily O’Bryant had two RBI. Mary Ellen Mc- Connell, Allison Johnson and Lauren Wiggins each had a hit. More...

Sports Scene

Coaches come and go

Make no mistake…the days of 20-plus years of one coach at one school are gone. But that time passed a long time ago. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 6-12 include: Alex Lamar Witherspoon, 40, domestic violence third degree (harassment), $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

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Slow month for Jackson firefighters

February was the slowest month on record according to Jackson Fire Department Chief Bobby Brooks. The department was dispatched to only four calls, Chief Brooks told members of the Jackson City Council at their meeting Tuesday evening. More...

Schools

Lady Liberty to visit Grove Hill, Jackson schools

Lady Liberty is coming to Jackson and Grove Hill. The Liberty Learning Foundation’s Next Great Americans Bus Tour will visit the Jackson Intermediate School at 9 a.m. More...

‘Spring Fling’ a success

The Clarke Prep School PTO held the first annual "Spring Fling" on Thursday, March 7. Students and parents enjoyed lots of booths, including a petting zoo, face painting and magic tricks. More...

Math team places second in AISA District

The CPS math team traveled Feb. 12 to Faith Academy. The high school team placed second in the AISA District. More...