October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Windham sought out state’s best ghost tales

Halloween had to be one of Kathryn Tucker Windham’s favorite holidays. More...

Don’t pull my beard!

Willie from Duck Dynasty showed up at the Coffeeville United Methodist Church’s Trunk or Treat held Saturday, Oct. 26. T.R. Hodge donned the beard and is shown with his cousin Victoria Hodge. More...

Wash. Co. sheriff not guilty of Social Security fraud, rules fed jury

Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer was found not guilty of Social Security fraud Oct. 25 in U.S. District Court in Mobile. Stringer learned of the verdict in the early afternoon. More...

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Community

Toys, clocks and furniture detailed

Q: I have two older toys: a tin mechanical Ferris wheel and a rocket ride. Both are in their original boxes and in excellent condition. I would like to know the value of each so I can sell them. — Connie, Surprise, Ariz. More...

Scammer finally goes to trial

The wheels of justice grind slowly. It was May 2012 that the capture of “Bobby Thompson” was detailed in this column. Thompson had spent the previous eight years scamming people who donated $100 million to the U.S. More...

Talent auditions Oct. 31

The Southwest Alabama Got Talent program will have auditions from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at Clarke County High School in Grove Hill. Applications are free. Admission is $3 to watch the auditions. There is no age limit. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

St. Stephens dig. Persons interested in Alabama history and archaeology have an opportunity to assist in the excavation of a historic former hotel building in old St. Stephens Saturday, Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. No experience is required. More...

Church News

Area Church Announcements

Grove Hill Baptist Church will have a “Candy Fest” Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5 until 8 p.m. There will be games, candy, inflatables, cake walk, hotdogs, cotton candy and fun for the entire family. Admission is free. More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Jackson Police The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Domestic situation was reported Oct. 20 at 200 block of Maple Drive. Menacing was reported Oct. 20 at 100 block of Willis St. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage licenseapplicationsKirksey Ladell Pritchett,to Casandra RenaeGrayson.Arthur Ray Jenks, to SueAnn Moore.Marvin Laron Mosley, toJessica Brown Smith.Randall Scott Jackson, toTheresa Jean Knight.Rodney Oneal Pearson II,to Jessica Brooke Reid. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 22-29 include: James Bernard Hudson, 31, driving under the influence, $1,000 bond, arrested by the Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Jackson Fall Festival's stationary engines

The old timey stationary engines at Jackson's Fall Festial Nov 2 were a big hit...with all the "old" boys at least! The early 20th century engines ran America's grist mills and other machiney. More...

Where’s the Maytag?

Pioneer Day at the Clarke County Museum showed youngsters and adults that some of the simplest household tasks were complicated and labor intensive in olden days, such as washing clothes by hands in More...

Rev. Lesueur selected as Grove Hill Citizen of Year

Rev. W. T. Lesueur has been chosen by the Grove Hill Civitan Club as the 2013 Citizen of the Year. Lesueur, 78, will officially be recognized during the annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Grove Hill Senior Center. More...

First District runoff Tues.

There will be a special Republican runoff to decide the nominee for the First Congressional District Tuesday. The candidates are Bradley Byrne and Dean Young. The winner will face Democratic nominee Burton LeFlore on Dec. 17. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Carleton

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

Reed

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

Reeves

Kate McIntyre Reeves, 83, of Mobile died Oct. 24, 2013 in a local hospital. More...

Sports

Pope, CPS Gators run over Morgan

Clarke Prep School senior fullback Jarrette Pope led a rushing attack that cut through Morgan Academy for over 600 yards as they won 72-41 in Selma last Friday night. More...

Bulldogs fall to Tigers in 99th Backyard Brawl

“We didn’t execute and we just didn’t play well,” Head Coach Junior Kelley said of the 42-13 Clarke County loss to Thomasville Friday night in the 99th Backyard Brawl. More...

Vigor ousted, changes Jackson playoff foe

Monday afternoon there were changes to the playoff pairing involving teams from this area as Vigor was dismissed from the playoffs for using an ineligible player this season. More...

Editorial

Congressional hopeful LeFlore impressive

It is a shame that only about 50 or so people attended the Clarke County Development Foundation’s annual meeting in Coffeeville last Thursday. More...

Fall back Sunday!

Daylight Saving Time ends. Turn your clock back one hour before retiring Saturday night! More...

Inside the Statehouse

Shift to GOP all started back in 1964

The greatest partisan change in American political history has occurred during my lifetime. The transformation of Alabama and our sister Deep South states from an all Democratic region to an all Republican territory has been remarkable and historic. More...