August 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Another wreck at Cobb & 43

Another accident occurred at the intersection of Cobb Street (Old Highway 84) and Highway 43 Monday. More...

Clarke BOE meeting Thursday

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet Thursday, Aug. 22 at 4 p.m. at the central office in Grove Hill. More...

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Community

Be mindful of school buses on highways

Stopping or delaying buses could bring jail time

Clarke County and Thomasville public schools started a new school year Monday. Clarke Prep and Jackson Academy started classes last week. More...

An early school bus

School buses have changed significantly since this photo was made of Johnny Frank Beverly in front of his Model T Ford school bus in Coffeeville in the 1920s or ’30s. More...

5K run/walk Oct. 19 will benefit Richie Cumlander

There will be a 5K Run/Walk to benefit Richie Cumlander Saturday, Oct. 19. Registration will be at 7:30 a.m. and race begins at 8 a.m. in downtown Fulton. Prices for adults will be $15 for pre-registration (received by Oct. More...

Sports

Lady Gators open season with JA win

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators opened the volleyball season by beating county-foe Jackson Academy 24-21, 25-16, 27-25 and 25-21 last Thursday. “We won but we just didn’t play very well,” Coach Katelyn Dunagan said. More...

Jamborees scheduled for Friday night

The lights will be shining bright again this weekend when teams across the state hit the football fields to kick-off the 2013 season. More...

Sports Scene

Time for Friday Night Lights

“How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?... Yeah... Coach woulda put me in fourth quarter, we would’ve been state champions. No doubt. No doubt in my mind.” Uncle Rico, Napoleon Dynamite More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Resigning officials: An elected term is a contract to be fulfilled

Elected office terms are for specific lengths of time—two years, four years, six years, etc. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Something in the water in Wilcox

We southerners can lay claim to a rich political legacy. We have enjoyed the most colorful political characters in U.S. political history. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 13-20 include: Ansel Darnell Portis, 35, probation violation-felony, 72 hour hearing, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

T’ville police report, Aug. 12-18

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of Aug. 12-18. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Criminal mischief was reported Aug. 11 at 400 block of West Cedar St. A gunshot was reported, and a window was damaged. Gas drive-off ($10) was reported Aug. More...

New state gun law confusing; hard to enforce

The new state gun law went into effect Aug. 1. Many elected officials and law enforcement officers are still unclear about the new rules. More...

Cell phone fees for E-911 going from 70¢ to $1.60

The Clarke County E-911 Board approved a resolution/ notice Aug. 12 concerning an increase in the flat, statewide fee on all devices, which can access 911. Cell phone fees will increase. More...

Want to serve on utilities board? Now members can get a paycheck

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night a resolution providing salaries for the chairman and members of the utilities board, effective Oct. 1. The members were formally volunteers with no pay. More...

Citizen of Year nominees sought

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

Obituaries - Free Access

Jones - Free Access

Sadie Mae Jones, 80, of Saraland died Aug. 21, 2013.She was born April 20, 1933. She was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. She had worked as a draw twist operator at Cortaulds. More...

Richardson - Free Access

Jerry M. Richardson, 67, of Chatom died Aug. 14, 2013. He was born March 27, 1946. He had worked as the shop foreman for the Washington County Board of Education. He loved to hunt and fish and was loved by all who knew him. More...

Etheredge - Free Access

James “Jim” E. Etheredge, 92, of Sweet Water died Aug. 20, 2013 at Jeff Anderson Regional Hospital in Meridian, MS.He was by vocation a highway engineer and a Baptist minister for about 40 years. He loved the outdoor life and gospel singing. More...

Business

Dollars & Cents

A good education can mean a good retirement

Over the last few decades, numerous studies have revealed that education is the best indicator of lifetime earnings of individuals. More...

Family Dollar opens

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Aug. 17 at the new Family Dollar store on Jackson St. in Grove Hill. More...

Gravel firm inks contract to ship out of Jackson Port

A Panama City, Fla. company has signed a five-year agreement with the City of Jackson to use the Port of Jackson to transport gravel. Cox Aggregate and city officials inked the deal last week. Fifty jobs are expected to be created. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Historical Society will meet Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Church News

Church News

Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church will continue its revival services Thursday, Aug. 22 and end Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Matthew Davis of the St. Peter Baptist Church of Suggsville will be the evangelist. All churches are invited. Rev. More...

Indian Ridge Baptist’s homecoming, revival was big event Aug. 4-9

By Carolyn C. Montgomery Indian Ridge Baptist Church Rev. Johnny Lynum, pastor The Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its annual homecoming and revival service Sunday, Aug. 4 through Aug. 9. More...

Lifestyle

Horton-Dunnam to marry Sept. 14 at Kirk House

Ms. Tonya Willoughby Horton of Jackson announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Cassity Corwren Horton, to Christopher Glenn Dunnam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Dunnam of Coffeeville. More...

Dolbares’ son born June 7 at SBMC

Robert and Hailey Dolbare of Calera announce the arrival of their son Davis Walker Dolbare, born at 10:48 p.m. on June 7, 2013, at Shelby BaptistMedical Center. He weighed six pounds, four ounces and measured 19.75 inches. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Roberts tell birth of daughter

Lee and Brittany Roberts of Grove Hill announce the arrival of a daughter, Maddison Jane Roberts, born Aug. 12, 2013 at 1:07 p.m. at Springhill Memorial Hosptial in Mobile. She weighed seven lbs., one ounce and measured 20 inches. More...