September 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Quick response to truck fire

The Grove Hill Volunteer Fire Department quickly responded Tuesday afternoon to a truck engine fire on the northbound lane of Highway 43. More...

Antiques recovered in Gainestown burglary Gov. Bentley visits Golden Dragon Copper

Sometime in April 2013, the Lambard family home in Gainestown was burglarized of several antique items. More...

Special Sections

Community

Boater survives going over Demopolis dam’s spillway

A Wilcox County man survived going over the Demopolis Lock and Dam’s spillway Sunday and being stranded on rocks below the dam for more than three hours. Leonard Jordan of Arlington was conscious when he was rescued but said his ribs hurt. More...

Former Linden QB killed in accident on Hwy. 43; 12-year-old dies also

From Staff Reports A former Linden High School quarterback who had signed to play at the University of West Alabama was killed along with a 12-year-old Demopolis student Sunday on Highway 43 south of Linden. More...

GH Council Ok’s parade permit for CCHS homecoming

The Grove Hill Town Council attended to several small items of business at the Tuesday night council meeting, postponed one day because of the Labor Day holiday. More...

Sports

CCHS falls to JHS

Things did not go according to plan for the Clarke County High School Bulldogs as they fell 37-6 to the 5A Jackson Aggies in the 99th meeting of the two county schools. “This loss is on me,” CCHS Head Coach Junior Kelley said. More...

Sports Scene

Drop the hammer, AHSAA

I’m dying to hear the excuses or the so-called “explanations” that will come from Walker and Cullman High School officials and fans in the coming days. More...

CPS Gators roll over Rebels 52-22

The Clarke Prep School Gators scored 24 points in the first quarter as they rolled to a 55-22 win over Lowndes Academy last Friday night in Hayneville. “We played well at times,” Head Coach Billy Hamilton said. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 3 include: Kelly Dee Bates, 37, two counts violation probation-felony, $52,407 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Property damage was reported Aug. 26 at 500 block of East Spruce St. Harassment was reported Aug. 26 at Legion Field. Runaway juvenile was reported Aug. More...

Clarke Deeds & Marriages

Marriage license applications Walter Louis Tunstall, to Deborah Rankins. Lloyd Johns Jr., to Lashay Dakita Hall. Allen Levon Bonner, to Arsie Monique Creighton. Joseph William Jeffrey, to Carolyn Bradford Andrews. More...

United Way sets goal of $129,000 for fall campaign

A reception was held Aug. 29 to announce the new Clarke County campaign for United Way of Southwest Alabama. The event was held in the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Arrests in camp burglary

A camp house burglary on Monday, Aug. 26 followed by an automobile accident a week later, on Labor Day, with shots being fired all combined to lead to the arrest of two suspects and the issuing of a warrant for a third who fled lawmen. More...

Register soon for congress race

The deadline to register to vote and be eligible to participate in the special primary to fill the vacancy in the First Congressional District is Friday, Sept. 13. More...

Fort Mims’ 200th Anniversary

The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Mims was observed this past weekend at the site in Baldwin County. The event was part of the Creek Indian War of 1813-14 and occurred on Aug. 30, 1813. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pugh - Free Access

Paula Jean Pugh, 53, of Grove Hill died Sept. 1, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.She was born Sept. 27, 1959. She was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. She was a security guard with BASF. More...

Byrd - Free Access

Martha Ann Knight Byrd, 72, of West Bend died Sept. 8, 2013 at Jackson Medical Center.She was born Aug. 29, 1941. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Village Pharmacy in Coffeeville. More...

Kelley - Free Access

Nell Rhee Kelley, 87, of Grove Hill died Sept. 7, 2013 at Jackson Medical Center.She was born Feb. 26, 1926. She was a member of Union Baptist Church. She was a retired secretary with Blossman Gas. More...

Business

Stock Prices

AT&T (T)................33.32Boise Inc. (BZ)..........8.58Dollar General(DG).....................53.88Family Dollar Stores, Inc. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke Prep Band will have a spaghetti lunch, eat in or carry out with tea and cake in the CPS Cafeteria Sunday, Sept. 8 from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. Large lunch plates will be $6 and small lunch plates will be $4. More...

Church News

Church News

Benefit Fish Fry for Richie Cumlander on Friday, Sept. 6 at 12 p.m. at Magnolia Assembly of God. Plates will be $8. We will also deliver. Call 251-275-2375 or 251-360-0159 to place an order. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Not a good idea for commissioners to do business with county

Commissioner Jackie Ray Rush is in the culvert pipe selling business and routinely sold pipe to the county as the lowest bidder before he took office. Now, he is suggesting that he be allowed to sell to the county as before. More...

Gone South

Hot air and grease — great southern energy!

Recently The Anniston Star editorialized about the alternative energy efforts being undertaken in the region. Well, as our late Pres. Richard Nixon was fond of observing, I’ve got this to say about that. More...

Schools

GHES Education

New teachers, staff welcomed

The 2013-2014 school year is off to a great start. The students are settled in their classes, routines and procedures have been established and their educational adventure has begun. More...

T’ville school system holds first budget hearing for ’13-14

The Thomasville City Schools System held its first of two hearings for the fiscal year 2014 during the Aug. 27 school board meeting. More...

VIPS needs volunteers

GHES is eager to get the Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) program started for this school year. More...