August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Proposed C’ville bridge detailed

Plans for a proposed bridge over the Tombigbee River at Coffeeville presented Tuesday night were very similar to plans shown at a 2009 meeting. Interested citizens and landowners turned out for the hearing at the Nutrition Center. More...

Scotch Gulf’s Stimpson in tight Mobile mayor’s race

The Mobile mayor’s race pitting incumbent Sam Jones and Sandy Stimpson has become a heated race and the Aug. 27 race is expected to be close. More...

What roads to maintain?

County attorney cautions that county can’t maintain private driveways

Clarke County Commissioner Tyrone Moye is asking for a work session to set priorities on what county roads need to be maintained. More...

Letters received for T’ville MLK St. project

City Attorney Edmon McKinley announced at the Thomasville City Council meeting Monday night that the city had 100 percent of the donation letters needed for the Martin Luther King Street improvement project. More...

Juveniles charged with burglary

Three juveniles were arrested Aug. 9 by Jackson Police after one burglary and other attempted burglaries. A 14, 15 and 16-year-old juvenile were arrested. It is believed that the attempted break-ins began on Aug. More...

Special Sections

Community

County to buy new brush cutters

Commissioner Rhone wants them used every day

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday the purchase of two new brush cutters. Commissioners have expressed concern in the past about the backlog of cutting work needed on county roads. More...

Memorial service for Croom Finlay Friday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Laura Croom Rivers Finlay, 80, of Gainestown died unexpectedly Tuesday, Aug. 13. More...

Fulton purchases video security system

The Fulton Town Council voted Monday to purchase a new video surveillance system for in-and-around Town Hall. The low bid of $1,711.73 for an eight-camera system came from Record and Sound Shop. More...

Sports

Hit! Pass! Kill!: Volleyball has started

Young CCHS v’ball squad

It will be a tough task for the Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs to make a return trip to the Class 4A state volleyball tournament. More...

CPS plays JA Thursday

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators won the state championship last year, but three key players from that team as well as the head coach are gone as they start the season Thursday at Jackson Academy. More...

Southern Academy karate competes

This past Saturday, a team of seven martial artists from Southern Karate Academy traveled to Spanish Fort to compete in the Battle of Mobile. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

A hospital on every Main St.

“A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.” Attributed to Pres. Herbert Hoover More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Gone South

Doing politics right once more

It was the late Fuller Kimbrell, Gov. James E. “Big Jim” Folsom’s finance director, who summed up the whole thing about as neatly as anyone could. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 6-14 include: Doug Horn, 26, failure to appear, $248 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Theft of lost property was reported Aug. 5 at the U.S. Post Office on College Ave. A cell phone was lost but was eventually returned to the owner. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Christopher James Washington Jr., to Gladdesha Lashell Pugh. Dantriel Montre Cowan, to Vanita Evett West. Johnny Wayne Pugh, to Jaclyn Annette Browder. John Randal Jones, to Lesley Ann Graves. More...

T’ville jewelry store robbed

It took less than two hours from the 911 call for lawmen to capture the two men accused of robbing Tim Watt’s Jewelers in downtown Thomasville at gunpoint Friday. James Spencer Webster, Jr. More...

State board bends rules, grants T’ville 49 hospital beds

Thomasville’s hopes for a hospital aren’t dead yet. More...

Congressional candidates running for 1st District seat

Here’s the list of qualified candidates to fill the vacant First Congressional District seat created by the resignation of Jo Bonner. The candidates had an abbreviated qualifying period due to advance notice of Bonner’s resignation. More...

Arrest made for rape and abuse of children

A Whatley man has been arrested and charged with raping and sodomizing two small children. The Clarke County Sheriff's Department Criminal Investigation Unit charged Jamie Lambert of the Whatley community with the crimes. More...

Drug arrests made in Jackson

Two teenagers were arrested Aug. 10 by Jackson Police for possession of synthetic marijuana. More...

Minister’s son charged with sodomy of 12-year-old in Jackson church

A 19-year-old Jackson man, Trenton Barnes, turned himself in to the Jackson- Police Department Wednesday and was arrested for sodomy. The incident involves a 12-year-old girl who was first reported being raped Friday afternoon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Powell - Free Access

Tracy Edward Powell, 40, of Thomasville died Aug. 5, 2013 at USA Medical Center.He was born Feb. 20, 1973. He was a member of the New Life Pentacostal Church. He was a former iron worker. More...

Atchison - Free Access

Linda Faye Sullivan Hyde Atchison, 66, of Wagarville died Aug. 11, 2013.She was born April 23, 1947. More...

Gibbons - Free Access

Virginia Mel Gibbons, 92, of Deatsville died Aug. 17, 2013. She was formerly of Coffeeville from 1948-1966. More...

Business

Family Dollar is now open

The new Family Dollar was constructed months ago and stood empty for weeks, waiting inventory and employees. For the past week the store has been stocked and it opened Wednesday morning. More...

Smart to review your insurance once a year

Whether it’s homeowner or auto insurance, it’s smart to check your coverage once a year to make sure it’s what you need — and at the most economical cost. More...

Five straight profitable quarters for United Security Bancshares

Submitted United Security Bancshares, Inc. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

A new movie series is being introduced at the Thomasville Civic Center. “Third Thursday Theater,” Aug. 15 will be held at 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month beginning in August. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Mackey Branch No. 2 Baptist Church of Whatley will continue its revival services Thursday, Aug. 15 and end Friday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. More...

Lifestyle

Pope-Corley to wed Sept. 7 in Pine Hill

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Charles Pope of Vineland announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelley Lorraine Pope, to Terry Brian Corley Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Brian Corley of Ovilla, Texas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Howell-Deas to say wedding vows Sept. 7

Mr. and Mrs. Darren Deas of Spanish Fort announce the engagement of their son, Kayne Graham Deas, to Megan Anita Howell, both of Gulf Shores. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill Oden of Blountsville. More...

Where did Moses get water from a rock?

1. Is the book of 3 Kings in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. “Satan” is found 15 times in the Old Testament, with 11 in which book? 1 Chronicles, Job, Psalms, Zechariah 3. More...

Schools

Local UA grads told

The University of Alabama awarded some 1,604 degrees during summer commencement Aug. 3 on the campus. With this graduating class, UA will have awarded more than 232,000 degrees since its founding in 1831 as the state’s first public university. More...