October 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial honors Lance Horner

Jim Horner and Jacob Horner look at the memorial to their son and father after unveiling it at the U.S. Corps of Engineers’ Service Park last week. More...

Three charged in armed robbery

An armed robbery followed by a manhunt resulted in the arrest of three individuals Sunday. The Clarke County Sheriff's Department was called out to County Road 49 in the Lower Peach Tree area on Sunday morning in reference to a robbery. More...

Sex offender arrested

The Clarke County Sheriff's Department's Investigation Unit received a tip that a convicted sex offender has been involved with a minor child. More...

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Community

Vietnam ‘Moving Wall’ in Jackson

The government shutdown may keep people away from some of the Washington, D.C. national landmarks, like the much-visited Vietnam Memorial. But the shutdown isn’t hindering the visit of a half-size replica of that popular memorial to Jackson. More...

Schools’ career tech programs partnering with local businesses

The Career Technical Departments from both Clarke County Schools and Thomasville City Schools are partnering this year with a joint Advisory Council filled with leaders from all over the county. Members of the committee met Sept. More...

Memorial recognizes Lance Horner’s heroism

Monument unveiled for conservation officer

It was an idyllic setting with the leaves starting to turn and fall and the Tombigbee River glasslike serene in the background. It was a bit warm but there was that feeling of fall in the air. More...

Sports

Big plays doom CCHS

“They hit us in the mouth,” Head Coach Junior Kelley said of the 47-19 loss his Clarke County Bulldogs suffered at the hands of T.R. Miller last Friday. “The big plays really hurt us,” he added. More...

CPS homecoming queen and court

Clarke Prep School celebrated Homecoming with a 57- 8 win over Southern Academy last Friday night. More...

CPS Gators roll over Southern

The Clarke Prep School Gators rolled to 524 yards of total offense as they pounded Southern Academy 57-8 last Friday for a Homecoming victory at Hamilton Field. CPS scored three times in the first quarter to put the game out of reach early. More...

Editorial

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Obamacare not end of the world

The Affordable Health Care Act went into effect Oct. 1. The world didn’t end although the U.S. More...

Good place to live

Dear Editor, It was interesting to read your report on the prediction by the University of Alabama’s Center of Business and Economic Research. More...

Governor enjoys getting out of Capitol

Bentley brings ‘Road to Economic Recovery Tour’ to Grove Hill Tuesday

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley visited Grove Hill Tuesday as part of his "Road to Economic Recovery Tour." "My favorite time of the week is to get out of Montgomery...and come to different parts of the state," he said. More...

Fatal wreck on 84

A collision Monday on U.S. Highway 84 in the Whatley area was fatal for a Jackson man. Cecil Lee, 77, died when his 2001 Chevrolet Blazer collided with an empty log truck driven by Honoree Lockett Jr. of Demopolis. More...

Sex, theft cases on Circuit Court jury trial dockets

The criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court is set for next week, beginning Monday, at the Clarke County Courthouse. More...

Rape arrest made

Sheriff Ray Norris reported that the Criminal Investigation Unit has made an arrest of James “Junior” Jackson, 32, of Grove Hill for rape, first degree. It was discovered that Jackson forcibly raped a minor child. More...

Jackson man arrested for sex crimes in Thomasville

A Jackson resident has been arrested in an ongoing investigation of multiple sex crimes in the City of Thomasville and surrounding areas. Mack Charles Andrews Jr., 53, of Jackson, was arrested Sept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Roberts - Free Access

Gusteran Sullivan Roberts, 97, a native and resident of McIntosh, died Sept. 27, 2013 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Nov. 10, 1915 to the late Nonie and Gibb Roberts. More...

Spinks - Free Access

William Kenneth Spinks, 64, of Thomasville died Oct. 5, 2013 at UAB Hospital. More...

Jackson - Free Access

Nollie Jackson Sr., 99, of Jackson died Sept. 26, 2013.He was born to the late Pearlie Williams and Orie Jackson on Sept. 17, 1914 and raised by his aunt and uncle Elizabeth and John Calyon. More...

Business

McDonalds to open by Thanksgiving

The Grove Hill location of McDonalds should be open the week before Thanksgiving, said Michelle Orwig, who with her husband, Bob, will manage the restaurant. More...

Grove Hill’s business growth promoted

Cheryl Horton, executive director of the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce, is looking for local citizens to be ambassadors to promote the town. She spoke Sept. 26 at the annual chamber banquet in the local senior center. More...

Chamber of Commerce officers

The new officers for the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce include Kerry Reid, vice-president; Sharon Carleton, board of directors; Emily Steadham, president; Cheryl Horton, secretary; and Sharon R More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Candlelight Prayers For Richie”...at Hudson ParkThursday, Oct. 3 at 7:45. Richie Cumlander is battling cancer. This event is to lift Richie, Debbie and family in prayer. Bring your flashlight for the Candlelight Prayer. More...

Church News

Church news

Choctaw Bluff Church of God Pentecostal will celebrate its 52nd Church Anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 2 through Friday, Oct. 4 with intercessory prayer at 6:30 p.m. and worship at 7 p.m. More...

Grove Hill United Methodist group tours Stennis Center

Members and guests of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church toured the J.C. Stennis Space Center, (SSC), a NASA rocket testing facility, Thursday, September 26. More...

Records

Records

Marriage license applications Lamisha Camille Parker, to Tchodjowiye Esol Kpemoua. Latonya Marie McReynolds, to Nathan Octavius Brown. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Police Incident Reports

Thomasville The following incident reports were recorded by the Thomasville Police Department: Resisting arrest and disorderly conduct were reported Sept. 23 on Smiley Road. Alarm complaint was reported Sept. 23 at 1975 Old Highway 5 North. More...

Schools

Coffeeville’s new budget cuts $22,000 to balance

The Coffeeville Town Council approved Tuesday night the fiscal year 2014 budget. Expected revenue totals $191,795.24, and expenditures total $170,792.54. The town has made approximately $22,000 in cuts for this budget, said Mayor Robert Cox. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 17-24 include: Alice Marie Dickinson, 57, failure/ refuse to display insurance, $179.90 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...