December 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Retired trooper laid to rest

Retired Alabama State Trooper Tommy Wood was buried Sunday. Wood, 67, of Grove Hill, died Thursday, Dec. 19. More...

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Congresswoman Sewell hopes to see more cooperation between Democrats and GOP

While visiting Grove Hill Dec. 19 for an Obamacare enrollment workshop, Democratic U.S. Representative Terri Sewell addressed some other national issues. The Congress recently passed a federal budget for fiscal years 2014 and 2015, brokered by Sen. More...

Bonner recognized

The Alabama Farmers Federation recognized former U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner, RMobile, with the inaugural Cultivator Award during the organization’s annual meeting in Montgomery Dec. 6. More...

IRS offers year-end tax tips to Alabamians

The Internal Revenue Service will start accepting and processing 2013 tax returns Jan. 31, 2014. The delay is to allow time to update, program and properly test all systems after that process was interrupted by the government shutdown in 2013. More...

Church News

Church News

Morning Star Baptist Church of Whatley will have its Watch Night from 10 p.m. until midnight on New Year’s Eve. Come out to a night of worship. Let’s review and reflect on the year that God has brought us through. More...

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Gone South

Wisconsin handles the problem nicely

“It is a test of a good religion whether you can joke about it.” G. K. Chesterton In a season that should be merry and bright, some folks always seem determined to find something to get upset about. More...

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Savoring the bouquets

Last week, I stuck out my chin and accepted the brickbats my critics had thrown at me during the year. This week, I’m savoring the bouquets. More...

Schools

Womanless pageant held

WHMS students and teachers had some special Christmas entertainment on the last day of school before the holidays! After exams, we had a little fun with a boy's beauty review. More...

Teacher of the Year chosen

Wilson Hall Middle School is excited to announce Mrs. Clara Kennedy McMillian, as the WHMS Teacher of the Year. More...

Reading Class remembers Richie

“Fifteen Minutes” by Karen Kingsbury and “The Auburn Tigers” by Parker Holmes were given to the Wilson Hall Middle School library by the seventh grade reading class of Beverly More...

Christmas Memories

Christmas memories were solicited from readers and several people responded.

1959: Rockin’ Christmas By Annell Cumbie Gordon More...

Signed up without a problem

Thomasville jewelry store owner Tim Watts said he signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act website, healthcare. gov, quickly and without any problems. More...

Unemployment continues high in Clarke, adjoining counties

A band of southwest Alabama counties continue to have some of the highest unemployment in the state, despite recently released November figures that show unemployment has dropped slightly in every county in the state since October. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tarleton - Free Access

Keith Werner Tarleton, 57, of Jackson died Dec. 24, 2013 in Mobile.He was born Sept. 22, 1956. He was a talented musician, artist, writer and outdoorsman. More...

Wilkerson - Free Access

Willie Lee Wilkerson, 79, of Jackson died Dec. 23, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born May 30, 1934. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Chilton. She was a retired seamstress from Vanity Fair. More...

Powell - Free Access

Robert Lee Powell, 71, died Dec. 21, 2013 in Mobile. He was born Dec. 31, 1941.Survivors include one son, Robert Powell, Chicago, Ill.; one daughter, Robbin Wasp, Mobile.The service was Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. More...

Sports

CCHS-JHS game of 1941 recalled

Jim Fore of Coffeeville has a treasure—a football program for the Jackson High School vs. Clarke County High School game of Nov. 20, 1941. Seventy-two years ago that was Thanksgiving Day, the third Thursday of November. More...

Sports Scene

‘That Guy’ my daddy Tommy Wood Sr.

There are times when you feel like you probably have all of the answers that the world can throw at you. I don’t feel like there are problems, only solutions. More...

CCHS tourney is Dec. 27-28

The annual Clarke County High School Christmas Basketball Tournament will be held Dec. 27 and 28 in Grove Hill. The schedule includes: Friday, Dec. 273 p.m. – St. Lukes girls vs. Thomasville girls4:15 – Monroe County boys vs. More...

Lifestyle

Late Santa Letter

Dear Santa, This year I would like you to bring me  a new monster high bike  new dance shorts  a dark pink tutu for dance  a new Barbie dream house  a wing and slide play set  hoop earrings  a pink guitar  high heel shoes and a white pageant More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 17-20 include: Kendell Ladone Daffin, 51, probation revocation, $2,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed Dec. 12-17 Boyd K. Phillips, to Lois Marie Fuller. Patsy Ruth Spinks, to Patsy Ruth Spinks. Dung Van Nguyen, to Wendy O. Joiner. Andrew Champion, to Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Levert Jackson Duke Jr., to Curtis R. Anderson. More...

Jackson Police Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: There was damage to a police vehicle Dec. 12 due to a deer running into it on Highway 43 at Huckleberry Road. Harassment was reported Dec. 14 at Grove Apartments. More...