October 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Thieves and drug dealers have it made now, says DA

“Oct. 1, 2013 will be remembered as a day that dramatically changed the way our criminal justice system operated in Alabama. More...

Hwy. 43 lawnmower theft caught

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has arrested a Tuscaloosa man for the theft of several zero turn lawnmowers along Highway 43 in the county. More...

Firefighters respond to fire Monday

The Grove Hill Volunteer Fire Department responded Monday afternoon to a fire involving an old school bus and two trailers at the end of a private drive off Highway 84 East. More...

Special Sections

Community

Browns, Motts flock to Oak Grove

Like swallows returning to Capistrano, each October Brown and Mott descendants wing it for a tiny church in an isolated Clarke County pine forest to catch up on family happenings. More...

Pioneer Days on Oct. 26 features new atractions

The annual Pioneer Days festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 on the grounds of the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill. The event is sponsored by the Clarke County Historical Society. Admission is free. More...

Congressional candidates expected at Development Foundation meet

The Clarke County Development Foundation (CCDF) will hold its annual meeting Oct. 24 in the auditorium of the old Coffeeville High School. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Brunson Family Reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in the Chilton community. Bring lunch and lawn chairs. The Running for Richie 5K event will be at 8 a.m. on Oct. 19 in downtown Fulton. More...

Church News

Church News

Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Walker Springs will continue its revival services Thursday, Oct. 17 and end Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. More...

Editorial

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Editor’s Notes

‘Daddy, tell me again how the U.S.A. collapsed?’

The family sat huddled in their darkened house. A kerosene heater provided a bit of warmth and dim light. The doors were bolted and the father, John, had a rifle by his side. It was dark outside. More...

Gone South

‘You gotta have leaves’

Where I grew up, down in South Alabama, we didn’t pay much attention to leaves changing color in the fall. Most of our trees didn’t change. Pines and live oaks stayed green. Sweet gum and cypress and poplar turned quickly and fell fast. More...

Schools

New teachers at CCHS

New teachers include Coach Eberne Myrthil, Coach Brad Johnson, Kather ine Looney, Alisha Moore and Coach Rhonda Wright. More...

Attendance a big focus for 2013-14 school year

Clarke County High School has seen a great and busy start to this school year. More...

Tacky! Tacky!

Juniors Kelsey Hixon, Tori Kearley, Emily Cox, Kaylee Moore, and Dustin Steadham are shown during Tuesday Tacky Day. More...

Help with Obamacare

Agents with ALFA Insurance will be able to help Clarke County and Washington County residents in applying for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare.” More...

Bargainer remembered as active in youth sports and schools

Grief compounded when cousin killed in wreck just days later

Tragedy struck Grove Hill this past week as one of its community leaders was lost. Compounding that death was the death of a relative killed in a wreck just a few days later. More...

Ghost Walk this Saturday; Pioneer Day next Saturday

There’s lots to do in the coming weeks in the area. Ghost Walk is this Saturday in Thomasville followed by Pioneer Days in Grove Hill Oct. 26. More...

$13.9 million in ATRIP funds

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday celebrated the total of $13,920,000.00 the county has received from three rounds of the ATRIP (Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program). More...

Celebrate Beef Month

Alabama & Clarke County Cattle Farmers Saluted

The Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association held its annual meeting March 2 in the Clarke Prep School gymnasium. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carlson - Free Access

Carl Wilhelm Carlson Jr., 96, of Fairhope died Oct. 19, 2013 at his residence.He was born Oct. 30, 1916 in Fulton. He was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. He was a United States Army veteran. More...

Champion - Free Access

Alton Dannie Champion, 62, of Thomasville died Oct. 14, 2013 at his residence.He was born July 22, 1951 in Grove Hill. More...

Deas - Free Access

Helen Howerton Deas, 93, of Thomasville died Oct. 20, 2013 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Jan. 13, 1920 in Black Rock, Arkansas. She was a homemaker. More...

Sports

CCHS Bulldogs to face key game at Wilcox

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs saw their record drop to 2-5 overall and 2-3 in the region with their 45-20 loss to UMSWright this past Friday at H.G. Prim Stadium in Grove Hill. More...

Late rally not enough for CPS

The Clarke Prep School Gators fell behind early and then fought their way back before losing 35-26 to the Volunteers of Monroe Academy last Friday night at Hamilton Field. More...

Sports Quiz

1. How many consecutive full major-league seasons did Stan Musial hit at least .300? 2. Earl Weaver is third on the list of most wins by a majorleague manager who never was a major-league player (1,480 wins). Who are the top two? 3. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 08-15 include: Zachery Lamar Williams, 20, probation violationfelony, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Theft of 16 metal 55 gallon drums was reported Oct. 7 at 4400 block of Industrial Road. Property damage-accident was reported Oct. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage licenseapplicationsWarren Cletis Johnson Jr., to Mary NellSanford.Mack Ray Estes, to Tami K. Shauger.Donald Wayne Barnes, to Karen RutledgeDozier.Roger Glenn Megginson, to ChristinaLewis Ivey.Marriage license applications are just More...