July 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Estimated cost of regional airport shrinks dramatically

The estimated cost of the proposed Southwest Alabama Regional Airport has been lowered from $24 million to $12.8 million, according to officials with the Aeronautics Bureau of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). More...

SUV flips; driver OK

The driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe going northbound on Highway 43 Monday afternoon lost control, flipped over numerous times and rested in a ravine just north of the Toddtown Road (mile marker 66.6 More...

Special Sections

Community

Top Ten

Full Story

Local teen vying for Dirt Cheap jingle scholarship

Autumn Williams is one of 18 contestants in the Dirt Cheap Jingle Scholarship contest. The Grove Hill teen is seeking votes and support as she vies for the $2,500 scholarship to assist her in attending the University of Alabama this fall. More...

Broadband workshops in Jackson

The Economic & Community Development Institute is partnering with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind on a project funded by the U.S. More...

Sports

Open house held for Skyy South boxing gym

Full Story

Combo T’ville/Grove Hill all-stars do well in tourney

The Thomasville 13 year old Dixie Junior Boys All- Stars traveled to Fairhope last week to participate in the 2013 District Tournament. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Grace Baptist Church will host Vacation Bible School beginning Saturday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 17 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. for ages 4 years old to sixth grade. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Editor’s Notes

Fort Sinquefield to Wind Creek

A couple of Saturdays ago I stood on the site of old Fort Sinquefield a few miles east of Grove Hill and watched frontiersmen reenactors and their Creek Indian counterparts talk about the confrontation there 200 years ago. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Who can lead the GOP?

Alabama and the Deep South have now become the heart and soul of the Republican Party in America. We are the most reliable base of support for any GOP presidential candidate. More...

Getting out of water business

Consolidating smaller systems into larger ones will likely save customers money on water bills

Clarke County needs to get out of the water business due to the cost and expenses involved, county utilities superintendent Jack Greer told the County Commission Monday. More...

Laptop computers stolen from police cars in Fulton

A thief or thieves who stole two laptop computers in Fulton sometime Saturday night were either mighty brave or mighty stupid, or maybe both. The laptops were stolen from two Fulton police cars. More...

Missing boater found safe

Tuesday morning, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department was called for assistance with a missing fisherman on the Alabama River in Monroe County. The man had gone out Monday and did not return home that evening or night. More...

‘Right here in River City’

The cast of the upcoming musical “The Music Man” is shown above rehearsing last week in the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Baugh - Free Access

James Sidney Baugh Jr., 37, of Grove Hill died July 8, 2013 at his residence.He was born Oct. 15, 1975. He was a member of Bassett Creek Baptist Church. More...

Moore - Free Access

Mary V. Moore, 89, of Whatley died July 2, 2013 at her residence.She was born Sept. 28, 1923. She was a member of Amity Baptist Church. She was a seamstress with H.A. Satin.Survivors include two sons, W.W. More...

Goodman - Free Access

Robbie Joe Goodman, 64, of Chilton died July 9, 2013 at his residence.He was born Aug. 31, 1948 in Grove Hill. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was a former floral designer. More...

Business

Wind Creek seeks more than gamblers

Eight- screen theater, bowling alley and more being added to Atmore complex Wind Creek Hotel and Casino in Atmore is a mecca for gamblers but the Poarch Band of Creek Indians are investing millions to make it an even greater attraction for gamblers More...

Jackson port being readied for pellet mill?

In a joint meeting of the Jackson Port Authority and Industrial Development Board Wednesday, July 3 progress was made on efforts to secure a wood pellet plant in Jackson. More...

No Huddle House but lot clearing continues

Grove Hill businessman George Jones is clearing property at the intersection of Jackson Street and Highway 84 with an eye for development. More...

Church News

Church Notices

New Union Missionary Baptist Church of Coffeeville will continue its revival Thursday, July 11 and Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Joseph Harper of Hopewell Baptist Church of Linden will be the evangelist. Rev. Donald Reed is the pastor. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 3-9 include: Howard Randall Price, 54, possession of controlled substance, manufacturing of a controlled substance, $107,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Jackson and Thomasville Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Harassing communications were reported July 1 at 100 block of Dacy Road. Domestic situation was reported July 2 at 100 block of Stanley Drive. More...