July 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Thomasville applies for its own hospital

The City of Thomasville wants to apply pressure to the owner of the former hospital in negotiations to buy assets and property. The Thomasville City Council voted Monday night for the city to apply for its own right to operate 49 hospital beds. More...

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Athletic directors tout importance of sports

The two athletic directors in the Clarke County Schools System spoke Tuesday to the Board of Education. It was the first in a series of reports they will make twice-a-year to the school board. More...

Jackson City Council approves airport runway improvements Tuesday night

The Jackson City Council handled the only item on the agenda Tuesday night by entering into a $35,875 contract agreement with Volker, Inc. for engineering work. The project improves the safety area of one of William E. More...

Warning to golf carts and ATVs

Golf carts and all-terrain vehicles on Grove Hill streets and sidewalks have become a problem and are a safety hazard, Grove Hill Police Chief Woodie Coats and the police department said in a public statement this week. More...

Sports

Major coaching changes at CCHS

The coaching shake up at Clarke County High came to an end for the 2013-14 school year as new baseball, girl’s basketball and softball coaches were named at a special board meeting Tuesday afternoon. More...

State wildlife director Sykes to be on WJDB Saturday

Major changes in the Alabama hunting and fishing regulations will take effect this fall. More...

Event to meet new CCHS boy’s coach set for Aug. 3

The Sixth Man Booster Club for Clarke County High is having a meet and greet event for new boy’s basketball coach Eberne Myrthil on Sat., Aug. 3 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. It will be held at the CCHS cafeteria. Club president Rev. W.T. More...

Church News

Church News

Union Missionary Baptist Church #2 of Coffeeville will have its annual revival services, Monday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. More...

Lifestyle

Master Mediterranean Grilling

FAMILY FEATURES A bundant plates of fresh vegetables, delicate fish from the nearby sea and splashes of olive oil are all hallmarks of traditional meals found in the Mediterranean. Spicy Mustard Chicken Kebabs More...

Martindales celebrate 50th anniversary with Alaskan cruise

Rev. and Mrs. Richard Martindale (the former Roselyn Harrison) of Thomasville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2013. More...

Former Barlow Bend resident to celebrate 100th birthday

Mrs. Isabell Robinson Rivers, a native of Barlow Bend, will celebrate her 100th birthday Saturday, July 27 from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Plateau Community Center at 850 Edwards Street in Mobile. More...

Storm downs trees, crushes cars

A mid-afternoon storm with heavy rain and hail blew through Grove Hill and other parts of the county Tuesday, downing trees and power lines. More...

40-foot fall injures LP worker

An employee at Louisiana Pacific’s oriented strand board mill south of Thomasville suffered extensive injuries Wednesday evening, July 17 when he fell about 40 feet. More...

Remembering Judge Kimbrough

Lynn Kimbrough and her son Will unveil a portrait of their husband and father, the late Judge Bill Kimbrough, during a ceremony in the main courtroom of the Clarke County Courthouse Monday morning. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Haddon - Free Access

Betty L. Haddon, 82, of Grove Hill died July 27, 2013 at Jackson Health Care Facility.She was born Nov. 5, 1931. She was a member of Bassett Creek Baptist Church of Grove Hill. She was a retired clerk at Mobile Infirmary Medical Records Department. More...

Blackledge - Free Access

Jamie Lee Blackledge, 36, of Jena, LA died July 24, 2013.He was born Sept. 3, 1976. He was a former resident of St. Stephens. He served in Iraq and attained the rank of Warrant Officer I. More...

Horton

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...

Business

Dunn’s changes to Shell gasoline

Dunn’s Exxon, a fixture in Grove Hill for over a decade, has converted to Shell gasoline and diesel products. More...

Dollars & Cents

Jacking DC’s wage may be well intended but with disastrous results

Some people never get it. They make rash decisions without considering the consequences of their actions. The latest example of irrational thinking is the recent action by the city council in the District of Columbia (D.C). More...

Back to school sales tax holiday will be Aug. 2-4

Alabama’s back to school sales-tax holiday will be held from 12:01 a.m. Aug. 2 to midnight Aug. 4. Locally, Clarke County, Grove Hill, Jackson and Thomasville are waiving their sales taxes for the event. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

“The Music Man,” July 26, 28 and 29 in the Thomasville Civic Center. See the ad below for details. Coffeeville Library will conclude children’s week, Friday, July 26 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. The program is titled, Dr. More...

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Royal baby bumps trial fuss

The 24-hour news monster goes from one extreme to another, gobbling up and spewing out whatever happens to be the most current event. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Gov. Bentley likely shoo-in

Whether you realize it or not the 2014 Election is upon us. The call to arms began in June. That is when campaign fundraising could officially begin. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 16-23 include: Mantrell Devantae McConnell, 18, possession of marijuana second degree, $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Burglary and theft arrests made

A man who attempted to unlawfully enter a Toddtown community home was arrested Wednesday, July 17. Lodged in the Clarke County Jail on attempted burglary, second degree charges was Kendall Daffin. More...

Sex offenders arrested past week

Sheriff Ray Norris reported that the sheriff’s department has made two arrests this past week involving registered sex offenders. More...