April 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Phony money passers arrested

Chief Investigator Ron Baggette of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department along with U.S. Secret Service agents out of Mobile arrested Jamie Overton Thompson from Lower Peach Tree and Kimberly Windham from Gallion, Ala. More...

Auxiliary donates equipment to GH Memorial Hospital

The Ladies Auxiliary of Grove Hill Memorial Hospital has donated new equipment to the facility. A new defibrillator ($8,800) was bought for the emergency room, said Emily Steadham administrative assistant. More...

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Community

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse. More...

GH readies for spring cleanup

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Monday night to rent a dumpster for the April 20 annual Spring Cleanup. More...

Easter Sunrise

Grove Hill’s Easter Sunrise Service was held in the usual and traditional place—the town’s cemetery— as the sun peeked across the eastern horizon. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Violin Lessons with Jonathan Williams in Studio 122 on Thursday evenings starting in April and May from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Lessons begin on Thursday, April 4, 11, 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Pine Hill Baptist Church will be hosting a “Spring Revival Week” beginning Saturday, April 6 through Wednesday, April 10. The services begin with a gospel singing Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. featuring the Promise Trio of Nashville, Tenn. More...

Night egg hunt held in Grove Hill

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Fulton kids enjoy Easter egg hunt

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Lifestyle

Parden-Harris to wed April 21 in Knoxville

Tom and Janet Parden of Coffeeville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Allison Annie, to Justyn Michael Harris. Mr. Harris is the son of Mike and Christy Harris of Philadelphia, Miss. More...

Waite-Agee to marry April 13 in Chatom

Mr. and Mrs. Hank Ross and Mrs. and Mrs. Kelly Waite, both of Chatom announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Waite, to Jamie Agee. Mr. Agee is the son of Mike and Pat Agee of Thomasville. More...

New Arrival

Walkers’ son born March 4

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Walker, (nee Lisa Deas) of Thomasville announce the arrival of son, Braylyn Kelley Walker, born March 4, 2013 at 11:59 a.m. at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He weighed seven lbs., six ozs. and measured 19 ½ inches. More...

Schools

Kindergarten students enjoy Easter egg hunt

K3 and K4 classes enjoyed a fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt on the CCHS Baseball field together! The field was covered in eggs and was so exciting to the three, four, and five year olds! More...

Students visit civil rights institute

In conjunction with a study of the 1950s and the integration of public schools, the 3rd and 4th grade students in Clarke County Schools’ Gifted program traveled to Birmingham to attend Children’s Theater and tour the Birmingham Civil Righ More...

Students recognized at assemblies

Academic Recognition Assemblies were recently held at GHES. More...

Subway burglary inside job; other burglary arrests made

The Clarke County Sheriff's Department has made arrests in several burglaries recently. More...

Task force still confident of animal shelter

Members of the Clarke County Animal Services Task Force are confident that work will begin on a county animal shelter in 2013. The task force met March 21 in the annex of the Clarke County Courthouse. More...

Man flees on riding mower and foot but tracking dog gets him

Clarke County lawmen responding Monday to complaints of a man causing mischief and bothering people in the Walker Springs area found the man but when he ran they spent four hours tracking him down and arresting him on a number of past felony warrants More...

Man pleas and gets 18 years for robbery

There have been several guilty pleas entered and sentences issued during the criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court this week but there have been no jury trials. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Middleton - Free Access

Charles Walter Middleton Sr., 84, of Coffeeville died March 29, 2013. More...

Anson - Free Access

Frank Gregory Anson, 46, of Las Vegas, NV died April 1, 2013 at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. More...

Morris - Free Access

King Saul Morris, 82, of LeRoy, AL died March 31, 2013.Survivors include one son, Walter Morris, Jackson; three daughters, Lois Morris, Jackson, Clara Mae Morris, Phillipa J. More...

Sports

Gators split doubleheader

The Clarke Prep School Gators split a double header last week, beating Patrician and falling to Autauga Academy. The Gators blanked Patrician 10-0 as Hayden Nichols (4-2) tossed a no hitter and struck out eight. More...

Lady Bulldogs win tourney

Clarke County High School traveled to Butler County this past Saturday and won the McKenzie Invitational Tournament. They knocked off host team McKenzie 14-3 in the title game. More...

Sports Scene

You can’t ‘unsee’ it

The morbid society that we live in can easily recall any and all gruesome sights that we have seen in our lifetime. Images of war, destruction from Mother Nature as well as carnage from wrecks and fires. They all spark something in our mind. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Take my land, please

Widget, Inc. wants to build a new factory in Bubbaville, Ala. so it can make new and improved widgets. They promise Bubbaville officials that they will employ hundreds and contribute millions to the local economy. More...

Editor’s Notes

State Rep. Joe Mitchell, D-Mobile, has caught heck, and deservingly so, for a racially charged e-mail reply to a man who had written lawmakers defending gun rights. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 26-April 2 include: Crystal Tuwnn Jones, 36, possession of a controlled substance, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Harassment was reported March 21 on Nichols Drive. Harassment was reported March 21 at Grove Apartments. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Thaddeus John Zerion Douglas, to Thamus Levert Toole. Douglas Jeremy Davis, to Christy Latoya Carstarphen. William Jackson, to Jessie Ree Jackson. Bradley Thomas Walker, to Tasha Renae Bradford. More...