August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Covington lawmen arrest Clarke work release escapee in Florala

A Clarke County inmate who escaped from a Department of Corrections work release program was taken into custody in Florala Thursday night. More...

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Community

New 3D printing to be on display

The SoZo Group invites the public to “Rethink Manufacturing with 3D Printing”, on Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

UW kickoff in T’ville Thursday

Thomasville will host the kickoff event for the annual United Way fundraiser Thursday, Aug. 29 at the Thomasville Civic Center starting at 11:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served at 12 p.m. More...

Archaeological finds detailed

Members of the Clarke County Historical Society Sunday heard Matt Gage and Gene Ford of the Office of Archaeological Research in Moundville talk about various projects, including Clarke County sites More...

Sports

CPS opens with Lowndes Acad.

The second-ranked Clarke Prep School Gators open the 2013 football season on the road at Lowndes Academy this Friday night. “They are a much improved team from last year,” Coach Billy Hamilton said. More...

CCHS preps for JHS

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs officially start the season this Thursday night (tonight) when they host longtime county foe Jackson High at H.G. Prim Stadium. More...

SW Alabama hits the gridiron this week

All of the posturing, all of the hard summer work-outs and humid fall camp days are over as the football season officially kicks off for the bulk of the teams in Southwest Alabama. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 20-27 include: Bridget Anderson Hoven, 49, three counts negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Shoplifting was reported Aug. 19 at AT&T Store, 1900 block of College Ave. Case involved a $650 cell phone. More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listedAug. 12-20Clara Andrews Hagan, toBraden W. Mims.Brenda J. Moody, to LeroyLawrence.Warren C. Johnson Jr., toMary Warren Sanford.JP Morgan Chase Bank-National Association, toShawn H. More...

Schools

Clarke schools’ numbers down as new Gillmore Elem. pursued

The Clarke County school system is projected to have 3,069 students total as opposed to average daily membership of 3,152 last year, Chief Financial Officer Carmen Rotch told board members at their Aug. 22 meeting. More...

Hospitals pursued on two fronts

Thomasville hospital assets sold to Selma company

Anne Thompson and Clarke County Healthcare, LLC (Clarke), have sold the Southwest Alabama Medical Center (SWAMC, the assets of the closed Thomasville hospital) to Du Bois L. Gilliam and DGKG Acquisition, LLC, of Selma. More...

Hospitals pursued on two fronts

GH hospital expanding board along with expansion plans

The Board of Directors of the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital voted Aug. 22 to explore the option to expand the membership of the board to include members not living in Grove Hill. More...

Commissioner wants to sell culvert pipe to county

Members of the Clarke County Commission discussed Monday whether commissioner Jackie Ray Rush could submit a bid to provide pipe for the county. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chapman - Free Access

Minister Bertha Mae Chapman, 80, died Aug. 31, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Davidson - Free Access

Rollie Davidson, 48, of Tallassee, AL died June 26, 2013 at a Montgomery hospital. More...

Jones

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...

Business

McDonald’s going up

After months of delay, the new McDonald’s restaurant is coming out of the ground at the corner of Highway 43 and Hebron Road, across from Dunn Shell. More...

B & H Parts Co. like family, says departing worker

Renee Sullivan has been there 33 years

Renee Sullivan has been at B & H Parts Co. in Grove Hill off and on for 33 years. The store and the Horton family that owns it are her extended family. More...

Weyerhaeuser to reopen truss plant in Castleberry

Plant closed when housing market collapsed; will reopen with 100 employees by end of 2014

Weyerhaeuser announced Aug. 23 it will begin plans to re-start production on its Trus Joist(r) TJI(r) joists and Microllam(r) LVL lines in Castleberry, near Evergreen effective immediately. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Parden Family Reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Coffeeville. The Levi S. Harrison Family Reunion will be Monday, Sept. 2, Labor Day, at the Chilton Baptist Church. More...

Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church will host a 5th Saturday night singing Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Guest singers are invited to attend. Finger foods will be served after the singing. Rev. William Gibbons is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Grove Hill Council erred in voting to pay volunteer boards

Our hat is off to the many citizens who serve on boards and committees in Grove Hill as well as in other municipalities and at the county and higher levels too. More...

Editor’s Notes

Departed newspaper friends’ collections go to the highest bidders

A hat rack next to the back door loaded with dozens of bolo ties prompted a smile and a fond memory of longtime Greensboro newspaperman Ed Lowry. More...