July 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

$886 million

Local agriculture, forestry industries’ financial impact on Clarke County

Clarke County's agriculture, forestry and related industries have a $886 million economic impact and generates 7,167 jobs, according to a new study by the Alabama Agribusiness Council. More...

T-Town mayor has area ties

Walt Maddox’s grandparents from Jackson

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox was recently named the 2013-2014 president of the Alabama League of Municipalities. More...

Arrest in T’ville motel burglary

A Thomasville man was arrested July 11 in the burglary of the Relax Inn on Highway 43. John Pettway, 21, of Thomasville, was booked for burglary, first degree. More...

Special Sections

Community

Nominations for USDA’s local FSA seats is Aug. 1

Wyatt Hendry, County Executive Director, for USDA’s Farm Service Agency, in Clarke and Washington Counties, reminds farmers and landowners that local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee nominations began June 17. More...

Park and rec board provides funding for county projects

The Clarke County Park and Recreation Board was created to provide grants to area agencies for projects throughout the county. More...

Gosport project funded

The Clarke County Parks and Recreation Board approved a $20,000 project for the Gosport Community Improvement, Inc. at its meeting July 2. The project involves a bathroom addition to an existing pavilion. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The White Smith Memorial Library will feature Mary Saliba of Monroeville Thursday, July 18 at 11 a.m. The author will be discussing her new cookbook. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church Choir will continue its revival Thursday, July 18 and end Friday, July 19 at 7:15 p.m. nightly. The speaker will be Rev. Robert Pearl of the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Huntsville. Mt. More...

Editorial

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Editor’s Notes

A tragedy that won’t go away

I am sorry that Trayvon Martin was shot and killed. I am sorry that George Zimmerman did it. More...

Inside the Statehouse

‘Coal is good for Alabama’

When Barack Obama first ran for president, he campaigned on a pledge that his tenure in office would be a new day in American politics. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 9-16 include: Kendrick Lekeiif Thomas, 21, domestic violence third degree, $500 bond, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

Jackson and Thomasville Police Incident Reports Jackson Thomasville

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: DUI was reported July 6 on Forest Ave. at Cleveland St. Child custody dispute was reported July 8 at Walmart. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications John Christopher Motes,to Lois Marie Fuller.Dave McKenzie, to MableEleanor Smith.Phillip Holt Newton, toGwendolyn YvonneCriswell.Jesse Kyle Deas Sr., to Jennifer Zeola Fuller.Roy Edward James Jr., toTeneechin Gabriel Pri More...

Saggy pants warning made

Grove Hill council discusses ban but puts issue off until next meeting

The Grove Hill Town Council tabled approval of the saggy pants ordinance Monday night to add a warning for a first violation. The new version of the ordinance may be voted on at the next council meeting, Aug. 5. More...

Pulling gun barrel fatal for man

Shooting believed to be an accident

A shooting fatality in the Gainestown area Friday, July 12 is believed to have been an accident. More...

Man charged with multiple area burglaries

Clarke County sheriff’s deputies and other lawmen have been busy responding to thefts and burglaries in the Grove Hill, Dickinson and Fulton areas the past week, Sheriff Ray Norris said. More...

Cell phone, sex offender arrests

Sheriff Norris reported the arrest of an individual regarding a stolen “smart” cell phone. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bailey - Free Access

Sandra Joyce Clay Bailey, 63, of Goodway died July 11, 2013 at her residence.She was born July 19, 1949. She was a native of Selma but had lived in Goodway for the past five years. More...

Horton - Free Access

Jerry Hugh Horton, 72, of Jackson died July 27, 2013.He was born May 4, 1941. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. He was a member of the Jackson Golf Association. He worked as a maintenance coordinator for Boise Paper Mill. More...

Odom - Free Access

Willie Randall Odom, 55, of Grove Hill died July 13, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Mobile.He was born Nov. 5, 1957 in Fulton. More...

Sports

Powell tapped as ASCC softball coach

Alabama Southern Community College President, Dr. Reginald Sykes, has named Brooke Powell as the head softball coach for the Eagles. “This means a lot to me,” Powell said of getting the chance to come close to home and work. More...

Bulldogs in 7-on-7 passing camp

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs played in a 7-on- 7 passing camp last week as they gear up for the start of the 2013 football season. More...

Enter Outdoor Alabama magazine photo contest

Are you a photographer with an eye for natural beauty? If so, then Outdoor Alabama magazine would love to see your photos. The magazine’s 2014 Photo Contest is underway, with photos being accepted through October. More...

Lifestyle

Newton-Langley to marry Aug. 10 in Dixons Mills

Jeff and Melanie Newton of Sweet Water announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Madalyn Moore Newton, to Jesse Ryan Langley, son of James “Boog” and Tammy Smith of Sweet Water. More...

Parnells to celebrate 50th anniversary Sunday

The children of Rev. James “Skeeter” Parnell and Mary Ann Parnell, invite everyone to attend a 50th wedding anniversary celebration honoring their parents Sunday, July 21at the Dickinson Baptist Church from 1 - 4 p.m. More...

Walkers to celebrate 50th anniversary

The children of Johnny Charles and Carol Walker invite everyone to attend a 50th wedding anniversary celebration honoring their parents. Johnny Charles Walker and Carolyn Gates were married July 25, 1963. More...