April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Circuit clerk election contest hearing set for Tuesday

Summer Scruggs has been on the job as Clarke County’s circuit clerk since early January. She was elected in a tight race in November. More...

Regional airport by 2020?

A consultant with the Clarke County Airport Authority said Tuesday that the proposed $24 million Southwest Alabama Regional Airport could be built by 2020. More...

McDonald’s waits for ALDOT’s OK for service road

Construction on the new McDonald’s restaurant in Grove Hill has been slowed while the contractor, Omar Inc. of Wilmer, waits for the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to approve the design for the service road and the traffic plan. More...

Traffic stops net drug arrests

Weekend traffic stops resulted in two individuals being arrested on drug charges by Grove Hill police officers. Sunday night, Officer Robbie Tillman responding to a suspected drunk driver, stopped a car on Highway 43. More...

Husband injured in domestic incident at Jax school

A domestic altercation between an estranged couple April 10 resulted in the husband being sent to the hospital with severe head injuries. No charges have yet been filed in the case. More...

Special Sections

Community

Living History at Kimbell House

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Flying Bricks Honor Band has student musicians

The Thomasville Arts Council is sponsoring its second annual “Flying Bricks Honor Band” on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20. This year there will be both a junior high band and a high school band. More...

Montgomery goes HIPPY

The HIPPY Clarke County Staff visited with State Senator Marc Keahey during the annual HIPPY Day at the State House in Montgomery on March 13. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

36th Annual Fiddler’s Convention will be Saturday, April 20 at the Old Frankville School building featuring country/bluegrass music in Frankville, AL. There will be old fashion “Pit” barbecue plates for sale. More...

Church News

Church News

AOH Church of God of Winn will celebrate its pastor’s 14th Year Appreciation honoring Asst. Overseer James Richardson and First Lady, Sis. Carolynn Richardson. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Editor’s Notes

Heroic actions triumph evil

How do you comprehend evil? I’ve tried to figure the Germans out during World War II when an otherwise intelligent and industrious people blindly followed the madman Hitler in torturing and roasting Jews simply because they were Jews. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Medical woes, money woes

As the 2013 regular legislative session winds down, the continuing saga of balancing the beleaguered General Fund Budget will be issue number one. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 9 – April 16 include: Kemkeshia Lashaye Watkins, 22, disorderly conduct, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Suspected $50 counterfeit bill was reported April 1 at Heather’s Tobacco on College Ave. Bill was discovered to be genuine. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Ronnie Dewayne Walker, to Lisa Yvonne Deas. Jamie Lee Rush, to Cassandra Faye Flint. Doanld Lyray Hosea, to Lavesha Wyshea Dailey. Richard Patrick Chesser, to Rhonda Lenae Ferguson. More...

GH readies for 5K run with Boston in prayers

As Grove Hill runners prepare for the town’s annual “Run the Hill” 5K race Saturday. April 27, their thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. More...

Clean up litter this Saturday!

Litter cleanups are slated in Grove Hill and other parts of the county Saturday. Anyone wanting to participate in the Grove Hill effort should come to the Chamber of Commerce office and get free trash bags and gloves. The day starts at 8:30. More...

Lawmen think rash of thefts part of larger operation

The investigation into the theft of pickups, trailers, riding lawn mowers and other big items continues and as it does the size of the theft ring appears to be growing too. More...

Future of Jax VFW Post topic for meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post Post 5355 Jackson will have a special called meeting Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post in Jackson. More...

Local contractor favored for painting job at town hall

The following items were addressed during Monday night’s meeting of the Grove Hill Town Council:  The council approved the $625 bid from Tommy Lee Chapman/Chapman Home Builders of Grove Hill to paint the copy room, bathroom and small hallway More...

County municipalities plan cleanup efforts

Most municipalities in Clarke County will dedicate April 20 for cleanup activities.  The Town of Coffeeville cleanup program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are asked to meet at Town Hall where supplies will be available. More...

Printed books still popular at Jackson’s White Smith Library

The printed word is still important at the White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson. Patrons at the Jackson library prefer printed books over E-books, said library director Debra Grayson. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Marshall - Free Access

Thomas Clyde Marshall, 53, of Jackson died April 16, 2013. He was born May 5, 1959. He was an excellent craftsman. More...

Taite - Free Access

Juanita “Jenny” Taite, 76, of Grove Hill died April 22, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 7, 1937. She was a member of the Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church/Mother Board. She had worked for the Clarke County Commission for 38 years. More...

Strong

Jared David Strong, 25, of Tuscaloosa died April 12, 2013. More...

Sports

Lady Gators prep for playoffs

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators suffered a tough 3-2 loss at the hands of Wilcox Academy as the regular season starts winding down. Allison Johnson had a hit and a run scored. Mary Ellen McConnell scored the other Lady Gator run. More...

CCHS closes out baseball season

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs ended the 2013 season Monday with an 8-1 loss to Jackson. Hunter Spidle had a solo home run. Nick Bishop added a double. Dax Dozier had a hit. Zack Webb took the loss. More...

Pugh signs with Judson

Clarke Prep School’s Tiffany Pugh signed a softball scholarship with Judson College Monday afternoon as her parents Angela and Dwight, seated, look on. More...

Lifestyle

Coate-Walker to marry April 27 in Jackson home

Maggie Coate and Scott Walker, both of Jackson, will be married in the presence of family and friends April 27, 2013 at the Jackson home of the bride-elect’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Crim. Ms. Coate is also the daughter of the late H. T. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Like ice cream, book tastes vary too

He says that it is clear that we do not all have the same taste for what to read. That’s neither a surprise nor a problem. More...

Weekend weddings planned

Bradford-Pugh Hillary Jae Bradford and Cecil Bernard “Bo” Pugh Jr. will exchange marriage vows Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Bradford of Scyrene. A reception will follow . More...

Schools

Archery Team competes in state competition

CCHS Archery Team has done a wonderful job at several recent competitions. CCHS ranked 19 of 38 high school teams that competed in the six regional competitions statewide when they competed at Alma Bryant High School. More...

Band members honored at banquet

On March 14, the Clarke County High School Royal Band of Blue officially ended its 2012-2013 band season with its annual band banquet. More...

Students attend leadership program

On Feb. 25, members of the Student Government Association and Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America attended a leadership conference entitled, “Story” to inspire high school students to create a significant life story. More...