May 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Boise reaffirms support of Jackson operations

2 paper machines cut at International Falls, Minn. mill

There was good news and bad news for Boise employees and communities last week, depending on locations. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

WHMS Junior Betas holding bake sale Friday The Wilson Hall Middle School Junior Beta Club will hold a bake sale in front of the Past Time gift shop on Jackson Street in Grove Hill Friday, May 10 starting at 8 a.m. More...

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Community

First quarter ’13 best quarter for LP in seven years

Housing has rebounded and with it many wood products industries, including Louisiana Pacific which restarted its Clarke County oriented strand board (OSB) mill last month. More...

Cleaning up Grove Hill!

Grove Hill’s annual cleanup day volunteers found plenty of trash and litter to pick up April 20 during Alabama PALS Statewide Spring Cleanup. Groups of volunteers picked up litter at various places including Jackson St., Cobb St., Mt. More...

Traffic stops net drug arrests in Thomasville

Thomasville Police made drug arrests in the last week in two separate traffic stops on Highway 43. More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational type singing Saturday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

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Editor’s Notes

High school senior’s thoughts from 60 years ago relevant today

The Clarke County High School Class of 1953 held its 60th reunion a few weeks ago. A lof of these individuals did quite well in life and I didn’t realize for a long time that they were classmates. More...

Gone South

Old Timers top Mullet Toss

A couple of weekends ago I went down to my hometown, Grove Hill down in southwest Alabama, to take my 97-yearold mama to lunch with the “Old Timers.” I did this instead of going to the 29th-annual Interstate Mullet Toss at the FloraBama. More...

Schools

JA education built on relationship, says school headmaster

The educational experience at Jackson Academy is built on relationships, said headmaster Suzanne Bailey, “the ability to have an ongoing relationship with that child’s teacher and know that teacher’s efforts will be to communicate w More...

Mozingo-Martin to marry May 25 in Fulton church

Henry and Sue Mozingo of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Savannah Mozingo, to Brandon Martin, son of Frank and Teresa Martin of Fulton. More...

Students shine at DYW

Clarke Prep School is very proud of the accomplishments made by our participants during the 2014 Distinguished Young Woman for Clarke County. More...

Fire scare at LP plant Saturday

When a call went out Saturday morning of a fire at the Louisiana Pacific oriented strand board mill, several area fire departments responded. More...

‘That’s where the money is’

The famous 1930s bank robber Willie Sutton’s answer as to why he robbed banks, “Because that’s where the money is,” may have been on a would-be inept robber’s mind as they tried to break into the Church Street branch of More...

Juvenile robbed in front of Jackson Walmart Sunday

A 16-year-old juvenile was robbed Sunday evening in the parking lot of Walmart in Jackson. Laquario Lequint Jenkins, 21, of 136 Willis St. More...

Ala-Tom RC&D provides funds for a lot of projects

The Alabama Tombigbee Resource Conservation and Development Council (Ala- Tom RC&D) has been receiving a lot of attention lately. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlson - Free Access

Marie Megginson Carlson, 93, of Fairhope died May 9, 2013 at her residence.She was born Aug. 10, 1919 in Thomasville. She was a former accountant at MacMillan Bloedel Inc. More...

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...

Little - Free Access

Geraldine Ann Day Little, 72, of Thomasville died May 6, 2013 at Thomasville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.She was born Feb. 15, 1941 in Thomasville. She was a member of Pineview Baptist Church. She was a former seamstress. More...

Sports

CCHS wins area tourney title

The Clarke County Lady Bulldogs battled their way through the loser’s bracket to win the Class 4A Area II softball tourney with a 6-4 victory over Thomasville. More...

Appeal ousts CPS from title game

Clarke County Democrat The Clarke Prep baseball victory, snatched from the jaws of defeat, was taken away after the AISA ruled Saturday the Gators had violated the pitching rule in game three against Coosa Valley. More...

Lady Gators finish 4th at state

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators finished fourth in the Class AA state softball tourney this past weekend, losing 1-0 to Wilcox Academy in their last game at Lagoon Park in Montgomery. Ivy Bethea and Taylor Bradford each had a hit. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 30-May 7 include: Cedric Jerome Garraway, 44, criminal mischief second degree, $378.23, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Bicycle theft was reported April 25 at the 100 block of Tiggs St. Theft of property was reported April 29 at the 1000 block of Industrial Road. More...

Vietnam scrip money

Q: My dad was in the Vietnam War, and I have a $5 Military Payment Certificate from 1961. I have been offered $50 for it. — Bob, East St. Louis, Mo. More...