August 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Later mail delivery; hours could be cut too

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. More...

Jury awards couple $75,141 in ALDOT right of way case

There was one jury trial during the civil term of Clarke County Circuit Court last week. More...

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Community

Children found safe

Photo by Scott FlachAmStar EMS More...

Reception held at T’ville library

The Thomasville Public Library hosted a reception July 25 for the participants of the Summer Library Program, “Dig Into Reading.” With grateful appreciation, the library would like to thank their partners for donating prizes. More...

Ag outreach workshop

The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is sponsoring a community outreach workshop for agricultural producers Thursday, Aug. 15 in Coffeeville to explain programs that can benefit farming operations for 2014. More...

Sports

Football in full swing in SW Alabama

CPS Gators are in full pads

After three days of conditioning work, the Clarke Prep School Gators were out in full pads Monday as they prepare for the 2013 season. More...

CCHS works on conditioning

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs had morning workouts and conditioning, followed by an afternoon filled with different agility drills, plus offensive and defensive work. More...

Aggies ranked fifth in poll

The Jackson Aggies were on the practice field Monday morning, the first official day for the start of fall practice, looking towards their second year in 5A. Over 100 players bounced between six conditioning stations. More...

Lifestyle

Clarke-Washington Auburn Club meets

The Clarke-Washington Auburn Club recognized its 2013-14 scholarship winners and incoming freshmen Thursday night at its Annual Meeting and Freshmen Sendoff in Jackson. More...

Alpha Woman’s Resource Center first annual race

The Alpha Women’s Resource Center’s first annual 5k event took place Saturday, Aug. 3rd. The route started at the Jackson High School Football field. More...

GH Civitans seek Citizen of Year nominations

The Grove Hill Civitan Club is accepting nominations for Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year. More...

Schools

Thomasville school safety issues talked at recent summit

The Thomasville City Schools (TCS) System held a special security summit Aug. 1 at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

CCHS principal’s goal is 100% graduation

“We are excited about our new school year,” said Debra Dennis, principal of Clarke County High School in Grove Hill. “We are preparing for the return of our students.” More...

Grant funding benefits WHMS students

New playground equipment has been installed on the campus of Wilson Hall Middle School in Grove Hill, said Carolyn Taite, principal. There are new swings, backstops for the softball field and tetherball equipment. A new pavilion will also be built. More...

Grove Hill hospital files challenge to T’ville request

Clarke County has too many hospital beds now, challenge says

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital has filed a protest to the city of Thomasville’s proposal to amend the Alabama State Health Plan to allow it to add 49 hospital beds to the county’s inventory for a new hospital. More...

GH hospital is in receipt of revised CON

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital has received its revised Certificate of Need (CON) that will allow it to renovate and expand the facility. More...

Hits pole 10 ft. up

A 2000 Toyota SUV traveling south on Highway 43 hydroplaned in a heavy rain Sunday afternoon on Highway 43 on the hill between Hebron Road and the Allen Road. More...

Coffeeville police chief promoted to full time

The Coffeeville Town Council votedTuesday night that Police Chief Mark Leon be promoted to full time. In addition, the police chief’s term was increased from one year to four years. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Etheredge - Free Access

Larry Lavaughn Etheredge, 58, of Jackson died Aug. 8, 2013. He was born April 28, 1955. He was a member of the River Hill Baptist Church. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Marine Corps. He had worked as a mechanic for BFI. More...

McKenzie - Free Access

Mance Malone “Bullet” McKenzie Sr., 78, of Salitpa died Aug. 10, 2013 at his residence. More...

McNeely - Free Access

Jerry L. McNeely, 67, of Jackson died Aug. 11, 2013.He was born Dec. 24, 1945. He was a 1965 graduate of Jackson High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. He was self-employed with Jackson Realty Company. More...

Business

OSB boosts LP second quarter profits

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP) (LPX) reported Tuesday results for the second quarter of 2013, which included the following:  Total sales for the second quarter of $573 million were higher by 34 percent compared to the year ago quarter. More...

Boise reports small loss

Boise Inc. (BZ) on Aug. 1 reported a net loss of $(2.2) million, or $(0.02) per diluted share, for second quarter 2013, compared with net income of $13.7 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the same period in 2012. More...

Practical Money

How to replace your important documents

If your wallet has ever been lost or stolen, you know what a pain it is to replace your driver’s license. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Rockville Community Outreach will have a community meeting Saturday, Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. at the Old School House site south of Jackson. Anyone interested in assisting with the construction of a new basketball court is welcome. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Indian Ridge Baptist Church will continue its revival services Thursday, Aug. 8 and end Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Credell Bolden, pastor of the Cedar Fork Baptist Church of Suggsville will be the evangelist. More...

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Inside the Statehouse

A few qualified officeholders

Last week we predicted that all three of our top constitutional officeholders will win reelection to a second four-year term in next year’s election. The election will be in June next year. More...

Congress Reports

Congressman Bonner’s farewell

This is the last column I will write as your congressman. As such, I hope you’ll permit a few reflections on the journey, as well as acknowledge some of the seeds that have been planted along the way. More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Leaving the scene of an accident was reported July 26 on Commerce St. at Depot Rd. DUI was reported July 26 at Magnolia St. and Commerce St. More...

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 30- Aug. 6 include: Candae Nicole McReynolds, 20, possession of marijuana second degree, $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Grand jury issues 236 criminal indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury met last week and heard 284 cases for possible criminal indictment from the district attorney and local law enforcement agencies. Out of those, 236 “true bills,” or indictments were issued. More...