August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Community

Ronald McDonald House benefit in Jackson Oct. 15

Come meet Ronald, enjoy a great meal and support Ronald McDonald House at the same time. For only $30 you will get a delicious and bountiful steak and shrimp dinner including a baked potato, salad, toast and dessert. More...

Greensboro outing

Above, the Arrington-Lowry auction in progress in Greensboro Saturday. Jim and Suzanne Cox attended and he writes about the auction in his column that starts on Page 4A. More...

Free seedlings for joining the Arbor Day Foundation

Everyone from Alabama who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program. More...

Art for seniors

Crystal VanDee, an art teacher representing the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center recently visited the Vivian P. Gilmore Senior Center where she taught a watercolor class. More...

Now Here's a Tip!

 This week we offer a hodgepodge of tips. Here’s one of my favorites: Use kitchen tongs to retrieve an item that’s stuck behind a heavy piece of furniture. It is much easier than trying to move the couch. — JoAnn More...

Scotch Gulf’s Stimpson wins Mobile mayor’s race by 54%

An executive of two of Clarke County’s largest manufacturing plants— Scotch Gulf Lumber’s Fulton and Jackson sawmills—was overwhelmingly elected mayor of Mobile Tuesday. More...

Closings slated for Labor Day

Monday, Sept. 2 is Labor Day, often called the last holiday of summer. It is a holiday for many in Clarke County. Schools will be out for the day and banks and many businesses will close. All governmental offices will be closed. More...

St. Stephens 4-wheeler mud ride is Sept. 7

A 4-wheeler mud ride to benefit the St. Stephens Historical Park will be Saturday, Sept. 7, at the park in Washington County. ATV riders will gather between 8-9:30 a.m. at the park store for registration and a safety meeting. More...

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...

Girls State delegates

Members of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church enjoyed a presentation by each of the 2013 GS Delegates of her experiences at Girls State. More...

County proceeding with building of juvenile detention wing at jail

The JMR Architecture company of Montgomery was approved Tuesday by the Clarke County Commission to bid out construction of a juvenile detention wing for the county jail. More...

TDS Internet users warned of scam e-mail some customers getting

Telecommunications Corp. (TDS(r)) has learned that some customers are receiving scam emails (see below). Known as phishing, the emails are fraudulent attempts to scam customers into providing email addresses and passwords. More...

Fiber in your art

Full Story

Sterling flatware came from Denmark

Q: I have inherited a set of sterling flatware in the Acorn pattern. When was it made, and should I keep it? — Lorene, Lavaca, Ark. More...

Another big gator!

Grove Hill’s Nick Gibson had one of the tags for the recent Alabama alligator season. More...

Clarke school supe asks Jackson to help build new Gillmore Elem.

Clarke County Schools Superintendent Larry Bagley addressed the Jackson City Council Tuesday night asking for their cooperation in building a new elementary school. More...

T’ville trying to make headway on finishing city water plant

With a break in the summer rains expected for the week and coming days, construction crews at Thomasville’s water treatment plant are trying to make as much headway as they can, public works superintendent Kevin Heartsill told the Thomasville C More...

BULLYING

Area educators, parents discuss the problem at a recent forum in Grove Hill

Bullying often starts young and has its roots in home and family life, several school counselors and others attending a bullying forum in Grove Hill Aug. 22 agreed. More...