March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Make fire plugs visible, fireman urges commissioners

Keep down weeds and put reflective markers on all plugs, are Mike Furr’s suggestions

Mike Furr, a firefighter for over 30 years with the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department, spoke March 25 to the Clarke County Commission about the need to make “fire plugs”/hydrants throughout the county more visible for first responders. More...

Unemployment in Seventh District a concern for Sewell

The number one issue for the Seventh Congressional District is unemployment, said Congresswoman Terri Sewell. There have been generations of poverty and unemployment, she said. The U.S. More...

Criminal jury trials next week

The criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court is scheduled for next week. There is a possiblity that several cases could go to trial. Below are the full dockets for Judges Robert Montgomery and Gaines McCorquodale. More...

Pine Hill business burns

Fire destroyed the Hicks Chevron on Hwy. 5 in Pine Hill Friday afternoon. The fire started in one of the truck bays while employees were at lunch. The cause of the fire is not known at this time. More...

State school supes called to meeting in Montgomery

T’ville school board meets

School superintendents in the state have been put on notice for a special called meeting April 5 by the state Board of Education. More...

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Community

‘Easter snap’

The azaleas, daffodils and other flowers have been pretty this year but they were threatened by this week’s cold spell when temperatures dipped into the upper 20s in some places. More...

Bradford-Pugh to wed April 20

Denise Hodge of Gainestown and Reginald Bradford of Camden announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hillary Jae Bradford, to Cecil Bernard “Bo” Pugh, Jr. Mr. Pugh is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Former Grove Hill resident will compete in National History Bee finals June 1

Daulton Newton, a native and former resident of Grove Hill, recently placed second out of 93 contestants who competed in the National History Bee regional finals. The regional rounds were held in Atlanta, Georgia on Feb. 18. More...

Church News

Spiritual growth is goal of new GH Baptist pastor

Dr. Tony Meinhardt, new pastor at Grove Hill Baptist Church, is positive about bringing the message of the Lord to the modern world. “I’m always optimistic when I have the Lord involved,” he said. More...

Church Notices

The Grove Hill Community Easter Sunrise Service will be at 6:30 a.m. in the Grove Hill Cemetery Easter Sunday, March 31. The Grove Hill Baptist Church will host a pancake breakfast after the service. Everyone is invited. More...

Quilting workshop a hit at ASCC

The Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum Library hosted an “Alabama in the Making” exhibit Guided Tour and Folk Artist Quilting Workshop March 11 at Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville. More...

Records

T’ville arrests detailed

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of March 11-15. Michelle Denise Reid, receiving stolen property first degree, arrested March 11. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 19-26 include: James Lawrence Hill, 32, probation violation-felony, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Domestic situation was reported March 16 at Walmart. Criminal mischief was reported March 18 on County Road 2 at a logging road. More...

Illegal dumpers being targeted

Residents illegally dumping trash in Clarke County need to be aware. Health officials are seeking prosecution of illegal dumping. More...

Jury rules $320,000, not $80,020 for property

A Clarke County Circuit Court civil jury deliberated for a sometimes boisterous two hours before awarding $320,000 to Anderson Brothers Properties, Inc. More...

Congresswoman Sewell says she is working to keep Saturday mail deliveries

Terri Sewell, U.S. representative for the Seventh Congressional District, announced Monday that she is cosponsoring legislation to halt plans by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to eliminate Saturday delivery. More...

Truck-train collision at T’ville plant

An 18-wheeler pulling a flatbed trailer was struck by a train at the EnergeX Tube finishing works north of Thomasville Tuesday afternoon. More...

E-911 spending $326,000 to upgrade to digital

The Enhanced 911 (E-911) system in Clarke County will soon be receiving a renewed enhancement. The system will change from analog to digital, said Becky Neugent, E-911 coordinator. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

O'Gwynn - Free Access

Irma Hepstall O’Gwynn, 90, of Jackson died March 28, 2013 after a long and full life. More...

Pugh - Free Access

William Thomas Pugh, 89, of Thomasville died March 25, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.He was born April 13, 1923 in Nanafalia. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. More...

Spence

June Lanita Spence, 61, of Jackson died March 4, 2013. She was born Jan. 18, 1952. She was a member of the Walker Springs Baptist Church. She was a nurse at Jackson Healthcare. More...

Sports

Tiger Prowl race on May 11

Tiger Prowl 5K Run/Walk, 8:30 a.m. on May 11 in downtown Thomasville. Pre-registration $15 for adults by April 22; $20 day of race; $10 for children under 12. 1-251-769-0182 or 251-769-8671. More...

Sports Scene

Spring has sprung

Spring...that wonderful time of the year where we move from the cold, dark dankness of winter into the bright and vibrant arena of new growth. There is always renewed hope in the Springtime of the year. Plants bloom, the bees buzz and birds chirp. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

“Paint Parties” with Sherry Barnes in Studio 122 Friday, March 29 from 6 until 9 p.m. Students choose from a selection of the artist’s pictures painting a 16x20 acrylic. More...

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Pine straw and flag poles

Springtime is here. The azaleas and daffodils are blooming, grass is greening up and growing and everything is starting to have that fresh look. More...

Sausage and justice

The old saying goes that if you like sausage, don’t visit a sausage factory and watch the stuff being made. The same can be said, with a little twist, of justice. More...

Schools

Six new members join WHMS Beta Club

Six new members were added to the rolls of the Wilson Hall Middle School Junior Beta Club at a special induction ceremony on Tuesday, March 19. More...

Students earn Beta honors

The theme of the 2013 Alabama State Junior Beta Convention was “The Heart of Beta.” Wilson Hall Middle School’s club won the hearts of the judges and the 4,000 members in attendance to win the Songfest competition, beating out ten o More...

Lady Liberty promotes ‘Super Citizens’ program

Liberty’s Legacy Super Citizen Program presented an assembly for the WHMS fifth graders on March 18. More...