May 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ashton’s ‘lil’ ol’ show’ to benefit old CHS

It is going to be a homecoming of sorts for country music star Ashton Shepherd when she performs a concert— a “lil’ ol’ show” as she called it—to benefit the old Coffeeville High School in the school’s audito More...

Commissioners’ contrasting views

Chairman optimistic about county’s future, opportunities

Elma Averett, the chairman of the Clarke County Commission, is very optimistic about the future economic development of the county. He has represented District 1 since 2006. He will face reelection in 2014. More...

Clarke Prep ladies do well in county DYW

Distinguished Young Women of Clarke County, awarded scholarships to high school girls throughout the Clarke County area this past Saturday night. Over $10,000 in scholarship money was awarded. More...

Accident at DuBose and Jackson

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Confiscated copper

Two men arrested for copper theft

Two men have been arrested in Clarke County and charged with the theft of copper from a work site in Monroe County. More...

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Community

Household Tips

 Want a refreshing, lowcal beverage that’s seriously inexpensive and feels lavish? Fill a pretty glass pitcher with ice water and add some sliced cucumber. It looks straight out of the spa, and it’s pretty tasty, too. More...

Three groups, one free concert Friday, May 3 at T’ville Civic Center

Residents of Thomasville and the surrounding area have the opportunity of seeing three groups representing some of the finest musicians, vocalists and performers at the University of Mobile in a concert at Thomasville Civic Center Friday, May 3 fom 6 More...

Bailey, Wilson elected to AREA board

Stan Wilson of Chatom and Jack Bailey of Wagarville were elected to the Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives’ Board of Directors April 11 during the association’s 66th annual meeting in Montgomery. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be having its annual spring jewelry sale Thursday, May 2 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday, May 3 from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Set up will be in the hospital’s lobby. All jewelry will be $5 and $10. More...

Church News

Jackson group will help open Christian Praise Fest in Gilbertown Saturday

A Jackson band will be one of the openers Saturday for the Christian Praise Fest at the Heritage Amphitheater in Gilbertown Sportsplex. More...

Church News

“Women on a Mission” Ministry of Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church of Suggsville will be hosting its First Annual Women Conference Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. Rev. Willie Mae Rice is the pastor. More...

Brunson-Hill to marry in Vineland

David and Charity Brunson of Coffeeville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Isabell Brunson, to Cody Ethan Hill, son of Morris and Barbara Hill of Pine Hill. More...

Lifestyle

Trivia Test

1. MOVIES: Who won the Best Actor Academy Award for his role in “Forrest Gump”? 2. TELEVISION: On what show did the Coneheads get their start? 3. FOOD & DRINK: What is a cauliflower’s origin? 4. More...

Williams graduates from UWA

Erin Emily Williams graduated from the University of West Alabama with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Commencement exercises will take place Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. at Pruitt Hall Gymnasium in Livingston. More...

Cumlander-Braswell to marry June 1 in Mobile ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Cumlander of Mobile announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katelyn Elizabeth, to Stephen Jonathan Braswell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Braswell of Mobile. More...

Breaking News - 5/4/2013 4:58 PM

LP fire contained; no major damage - Free Access

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Breaking News - 5/4/2013 12:31 PM

Fire reported at LP mill - Free Access

Nature of fire not known

Area fire departments were called to the Louisiana Pacific oriented strand board mill just south of Thomasville Saturday morning, reportedly for a fire. We do not know what kind of fire or to what extent it is. More...

Scruggs still circuit clerk, judge rules

Summer Scruggs has been on the job as Clarke County circuit clerk for nearly four months but under a cloud of uncertainty due to the filing of an election contest challenging her eligibility to hold the office. More...

Commissioners’ contrasting views

New commissioner not happy with finances, communication

Clarke County’s newest commissioner and the lone Republican in the five-member body dominated by Democrats, is troubled about the financial state of the county government. More...

CPS junior wins Clarke County DYW title

Lake Lolley, center, won the Distinguished Young Women title for 2014 in Thomasville Saturday night. More...

Opponent to hospital’s plans pulls back a little

Gill McKenzie, owner of Jackson Medical Center, has partially withdrawn his opposition to Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s application for a Certificate of Need (CON) to modernize and upgrade its facility. More...

‘Crazy stuff’ nationwide but good stuff in SW Ala. says Congressman Bonner

Working his way through day two of a 14-city town meeting schedule, U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner stopped by the Jackson Senior Center Tuesday to meet with a house-full of citizens. More...

84 accident

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Obituaries - Free Access

Knight - Free Access

Leroy Webster Knight, 93, of Thomasville died May 4, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary.He was born Jan. 1, 1920 in Thomasville. He was a long time youth baseball coach, hunter and fisherman. More...

Chastain - Free Access

Dock L. Chastain Jr., 95, of Jackson died May 5, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 4, 1917. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. He was a self-employed timber man retiring in 1980. More...

Harrison - Free Access

Claudy N. Harrison Jr., 83, of Grove Hill died May 3, 2013. More...

Sports

Clarke Prep sweeps Crenshaw

The Clarke Prep School Gators took to the road for the quarter-finals and swept Crenshaw Christian in a double-header in Luverne last Thursday. More...

Sports Scene

Tim Tebow bill needs to go away

The state legislature has been discussing a bill as of late that would allow home school kids to participate in extra-curricular activities. More...

Grove Hill’s Run The Hill

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Gone South

One last roll at Toomer’s

It was chilly, like a fall morning, except the leaves were coming out green, not turning red, and the air was moist instead of autumn dry and crisp. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

A designated shooter

South Carolina’s state Senate, having no more pressing matters on its hands, has approved a bill permitting guns in bars. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 23-30 include: Karl Johnson, 30, reckless driving, driving under the influence, $1,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

County Deeds

Marriage license applications Brian Scott Walker, to Margaret Coate Tipton. Brandon Marquese Johnson, to Porsha Shanae Turner. Marshae Deon Lucyies, to Laneika Vonshae Ivory. Michael Kane Hepstall, to Heather Lynn Dumas. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Suspicious circumstances were reported April 22 at Grove Apartments. Simple assault was reported April 23 at 100 block of Evan Lane. More...

Schools

Teachers meet Dr. Jean

Lindsey Crosby, Taraethia Sullivan, and Cathy Phillips, First Grade teachers at Grove Hill Elementary School, attended Dr. Jean Feldman’s “No More Worksheets!!!! More...

Students enjoy Gulf Shores beach

The GHES kindergarten classes enjoyed a day of fun and learning while they visited the Gulf Shores Zoo and the beach. They observed a variety of animals in their habitats. More...

Fourth graders attend Battle of Selma

We all have heard the phrase “history in the making,” but how many of us can say that we have heard “history in the remaking”? More...