October 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Arts Council formally separates from town government

The Grove Hill Town Council formally approved Monday night the independent status for the local Arts Council. More...

T’ville hospital deal still not done

The closed Thomasville hospital, Southwest Alabama Medical Center, remains unsold despite owner Anne Thompson’s assurances that she has a buyer. Several closing deadlines have passed, the latest being Oct. 1 with no sale being completed. More...

Development Foundation meet in C’ville

The Clarke County Development Foundation will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 24 in the old Coffeeville High School from 6 until 9 p.m. A “Low Country Boil” will be the dinner menu. Tickets are $30 singles and $50 for couples. More...

Gravel being shipped from Jackson port via ’Bigbee

Gravel has started moving through the Port of Jackson on the Tombigbee River. Cox Aggregate of Panama City, Fla. signed a five-year agreement with the city in August to use the port. More...

Special Sections

Community

Internet safety meeting Oct. 24 in Thomasville

A special meeting for parents with students in grades 3-12 will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday night, Oct. 24 at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Food distribution for eligible families and individuals

The Community Action Agency of South Alabama will be sponsoring a food distribution in Clarke County. Individual families can register at the Clarke County office, 133 Court Street from Monday, Oct. 28 until Friday, Nov. More...

‘Yellow Watermelon’ to be turned into play to benefit old CHS

On Oct. 18, a group of people dedicated to raising funds to restore Coffeeville High School hosted a luncheon at the senior center in Grove Hill. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grove Hill will host a Counterfeit Money Workshop Thursday, Oct. 24 at Town Hall. There will be two workshops to help businesses. Send as many employees as possible. More...

Church News

Area Church Notices

Oak Grove Baptist Church of Chilton will have its Fall Festival and Psalms 23 Horse Ministry Saturday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. The theme will be Learning to Trust. There will be a supper of hamburgers and hotdogs and fall festival activities to follow. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

First District race becomes a slugfest

The special election for the First Congressional District was ho-hum but the runoff, set for Nov. 5, is shaping up to be a humdinger. Tuesday, the CBS Evening News carried a report on the race that pits Bradley Byrne and Danny Young. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Gone South

A Tea Party at the beach

The other day I watched grown women dressed in evening gowns go for a sunset swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Let me explain, if I can. More...

County works to get out of water system business

Systems would merge with others

The Clarke County Commission will likely vote at its next meeting, Nov. 12, to stop operating water systems. County attorney Bruce Wilson spoke on the issue at Monday’s administrative meeting. More...

Bond issue for new Gillmore Elem. gets early approval

The Clarke County Board of Education approved Oct. 17 an introductory resolution to finance the construction of a new Gillmore Elementary School building in Jackson. The construction project is estimated to cost $7.1 million. More...

Way on up there!

Clarke County High School cheerleader Casen Young is tossed high into the air by her bases (Carson Wood, Mariah Williams and Shannon Meridia) during the Bulldogs 33-0 win over Wilcox-Central last wee More...

Pioneer Day this Saturday

The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host its 14th Annual Pioneer Day and Antique Tractor Show Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Jackson police officers capture Iowa fugitive at local motel

A wanted fugitive from Iowa was apprehended Oct. 17 by Jackson Police officers. Ney Tullos McDaniel, 60, of Spencer, Iowa, was arrested and booked into the Clarke County Jail until extradition. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Reed - Free Access

Infant Courtney Christine Reed died Oct. 20, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Carleton - Free Access

Merle Lewis Carleton, 89, of Birmingham died Oct. 20, 2013. More...

Reeves - Free Access

Kate McIntyre Reeves of Mobile died Oct. 24, 2013 in a local hospital. More...

Sports

Playoff hopes hinge on Backyard Brawl

Since 1917 the schools in Clarke County have met on the gridiron 98 times. The same amount of games has been played between Jackson- Thomasville, Clarke County- Jackson and the Backyard Brawl between CCHS and THS. More...

Gators battle but fall to EA

The Clarke Prep Gators stood toe-to-toe with the Class AAA Cougars of Escambia Academy for most of the game before falling 26-14 last Friday night at Hamilton Field. More...

Bulldogs shut out Wilcox-Cen.

Using a business-like approach, the Clarke County High School Bulldogs blanked the Jaguars of Wilcox-Central 33-0 last Friday night in Camden. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 15-22 include: Hailey Lynn Cordell, 20, theft of property third degree, $500, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Dog bite was reported Oct. 13 at 100 block of Austin Road. Aggravated assault was reported Oct. 15 at 200 block of Gilmore Lane. More...

Schools

T’ville schools contract with TPD for security

The Thomasville City Board of Education approved Tuesday night a contract with the Thomasville Police Department to provide a police officer for school security at a total cost of $900-per-week (regular school day and school activities). More...

SCA officers chosen

Student Council Association officers were recently elected. More...

Native author Ted Dunagan visits WHMS eighth graders

The eighth grade students at Wilson Hall enjoyed meeting award-winning author, Ted Dunagan, as he visited with them for about an hour on Oct. 18 during the first period. More...