April 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Two charged with robbery in restaurant restroom

Two Jackson men were arrested Sunday morning for strong arm robbery of a patron at the Lil Touch of Cajun Grill. More...

Man arrested for stealing phone wire in Rockville

A Leroy man was arrested in the Rockville area Monday with a large amount of telephone wire in his pickup. He was charged with cutting the wire down for its copper content and selling it for scrap. More...

Cemeteries topic for Historical Society meeting

Kay Paul of Grove Hill will discuss “Southern Folk Cemeteries” at Clarke County Historical Society’s meeting Sunday, April 27, 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Shooting causes uproar in T’ville

Another suspect has been arrested in the shooting incident that took place at Pinehurst Apartments near Thomasville Elementary last week. More...

Walker recognized

Fleaka Walker, a longtime employee of the Clarke County Circuit Clerk’s office (right), was recently recognized by the state for 15 years of service. More...

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Community

Clarke’s Distinguished Young Women program Saturday in T’ville Civic Center

Distinguished Young Women of Clarke County 2014 will be held Saturday, April 27 at the Thomasville Civic Center. Carrie Beverly attends Jackson High School. More...

Cancer survivors feted at reception

The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life Survivors’ Reception was held April 18, the Thursday before the Relay on Friday. More...

C’ville library a labor of love for volunteers

The Coffeeville Town Library is a labor of love for its five board members and town residents. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

VFW Post 5355 Jackson will have a special called meeting Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post in Jackson. All Post members are urged to attend this important meeting to remove the post from trusteeship back to normal operations. More...

Church News

Church News

The Rock Bar Missionary Baptist Church will have its Second Annual Community Prayer Breakfast Saturday, April 27 at 8 a.m. Deacon Johnny Thomas is the chairman. Sis. Bradie Kiel is the chairperson. Rev. More...

Who became Queen of Persia?

1. Is the book of Darius in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What prophet was trapped at a wall by an angel with drawn sword? Daniel, Balaam, Jeremiah, Nathan 3. In Proverbs 21:17, he that loveth wine and oil shall not be “what”? More...

Lifestyle

Grove Hill’s Relay for Life raises $25,477

Held April 19 along Main Street

Grove Hill’s annual Relay for Life was held Friday evening, April 19 along downtown’s renvoated Main Street. The effort raised $ 25,477.89 for the American Canceer Society’s fight against cancer. More...

Staples-Foxall to exchange vows June 15 in Jackson

Mr. and Mrs. Steven W. Sheffield of Jackson and Mr. Mitch Staples of Anniston announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Mary Kay “Mimi” to Michael Robertson Foxhall, son of Dr. and Mrs. More...

Thompson-Pugh to wed April 27 in New Hope church

Sabria Hemingway of Dayton, Ohio announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Twanda Thompson, to Wendell Pugh. Mr. Pugh is the son of Santain Pugh of Lower Peach Tree. Miss Thompson is the daughter of the late Willis Thompson. More...

Schools

BOE waiting on state before buying books

The Clarke County Board of Education approved Tuesday new English language arts textbooks, but school superintendent Larry Bagley said he would wait to purchase the books when the State Legislature decides whether Alabama schools will use the new col More...

T’ville school supt. defends new standards

Thomasville school superintendent Dr. Vic Adkison attended a rally Tuesday in Montgomery in support of “common core” or the new state college and career standards. More...

Clarke schools recommended for national accreditation

The Clarke County School District has been recommended to be accredited through national AdvancED standards. “We believe in the power of education,” said Dr. David Gullatt, the leader of the five-member AdvancEd team. More...

Complex, simple arguments made in clerk’s contest

Summer Scruggs’ eligibility to hold the office of circuit clerk was argued in the first public court hearing on the matter Tuesday in the courthouse in Grove Hill. More...

C’ville firemen learn extrication

An extrication class was hosted April 19 and 20 by Coffeeville Fire and Rescue. Mark Mosley with Holmatro Rescue Equipment was the instructor. More...

Hunter seeks support from commissioners for fall turkey season

Harris Oppenheimer, an attorney from Mobile, who turkey hunts in Clarke County asked the Clarke County Commission Tuesday morning to support a resolution to save fall turkey hunting. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

Event-filled weekend in Grove Hill

An activity-filled weekend is slated in Grove Hill. More...

Bonner to visit Jackson

U.S. Representative Jo Bonner, R-Alabama, will hold a congressional town meeting in Jackson on Tuesday April 30, at the Jackson Senior Center from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m. More...

New security firm OK’d for county courthouse

The Clarke County Commission voted April 17 to contract with Securitas Security Services USA of Mobile for security at the county courthouse. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Allday - Free Access

Jack Edward Allday, Jr., 84, of Sweet Water died April 23, 2013 at his son’s home in Marion Junction, AL.He was born July 30, 1928 in Coffeeville. He was a United States Army Veteran. More...

Mott - Free Access

Juanita “Nita” Cobb Sykes Mott, a resident of Wetumpka, slipped peacefully into eternity on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the age of 85. She will be remembered for her love and faith in Jesus Christ, reading her Bible, helping others, and crocheting. More...

Duke - Free Access

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000191 EndHTML:0000005256 StartFragment:0000002405 EndFragment:0000005220 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/jimcox/Desktop/BETH'S%20STUFF/CHURCH/OTHER%205-2-13Richard Lanier “Dickie” Duke, 62, of Palatka died April 27, 2013 a More...

Sports

Jordan tosses perfect game

Clarke County’s Sally Jordan saw 18 batters come to the plate and all 18 were retired as the freshman pitcher pitched a perfect game in a 10-0 win over county and area foe Thomasville Monday afternoon. Its the first in school history. More...

Lady Gators advance to meet Lowndes

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators swept Southern Academy 11-5 and 7-2 Monday afternoon in the first round of the playoffs in Greensboro. More...

Clarke Prep powers past Wilcox in DH

The Clarke Prep School Gators advanced to the quarter-finals of the Class AA state playoffs with their sweep of Wilcox Academy last Friday in Grove Hill. CPS opened the day by winning 13-7. More...

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Editor’s Notes

Civil War ironclads in the flesh

I was in Columbus, Ga. last Thursday to attend a newspaper workshop. I realized as I looked around the room at all of the young faces that I have suddenly become one of the old dogs in this business. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Joe Mitchell’s crazy email

As the 2013 regular legislative session winds down, let us review some highlights. More...

Records

T’ville Arrests

Week of April 16-20 Thomasville Police Department released the following. Juvak Antwan Washington, driving under the influence alcohol, arrested April 19. Douglas Anthony Tate, driving under the influence alcohol, arrested April 20. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 16-23 include: Shannon Damon Hicks, 24, use/possession drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana first degree, attempt to elude police, possession of a controlled substance, $17 More...

County Deeds

Marriage license applications Mack Arthur Kennon, to Linda Faye Pritchett. Jeremiah Matthew Armstrong, to Cassie Renae Ingram. Cecil Bernard Pugh Jr., to Hillary Jae Bradford. More...