January 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Looking Back at 2013

WEATHER—Tornadoes and heavy rains in February damaged homes in Salitpa (below) and washed out roads across the county. More...

3-year-old child run over and killed on his birthday

Samuel “Sammy” Kayne Scott, three-years-old, was killed in an accident at a residence near Pine Hill Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. More...

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Community

Look at that line!

Clarke County property owners were lined up from Revenue Commissioner Terry Norris’ office all the way to the front door of the courthouse Monday to pay their ad valorem taxes. Tuesday, Dec. More...

Steen concludes 30-year banking career

A retirement reception for Robert Steen (right, above) was held at the main office of First United Security Bank Friday afternoon, Dec. 20. More...

County, state offices will be on ballots for voters to decide in ’14

It is a new year and an election year to boot. In 2014 Alabama voters will elect a governor and several other state officials and judges, all state legislators and a number of county officials. County races More...

Church News

Morning Star Baptist to hold pre-anniversary banquet Jan. 18

Morning Star Baptist Church of Whatley will have a pre-anniversary banquet honoring the Pastor Bobby England Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Grove Hill Senior Citizen Center. The attire is evening formal or Sunday’s best. More...

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Editor’s Notes

A new year...ready or not!

A new year is upon us. It seems like only yesterday that we were saying goodbye to 2012. What happened to 2013? More...

Gone South

Kudzu here to stay so learn to live with it

Like the weather, everybody talks about kudzu, but no one does anything about it. More...

Schools

Monroe Intermediate students honored

These Monroe Intermediate School students were recently recognized for academic excellence by the Monroe County School Board. More...

Lindsey - Free Access

William Royce Lindsey, 88, of Whatley died Dec. 31, 2013 at USA Medical Center in Mobile as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident that day. More...

Hospital still working on expansion designs, looking at financing

The administration of Grove Hill Memorial Hospital continues to work on the design for phase one of the facility’s renovation. Phase one involves improvement to the Emergency Room and Operating Room. More...

Lawmen work Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 to make arrests in burglaries

Clarke County lawmen worked Christmas Eve and Christmas Day investigating two suspects in a string of recent burglaries. More...

20-year-old arrested for recent theft of firearms

In recent weeks, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has had several complaints from residents in the Allen Road and Piney Woods Road area south of Grove Hill of firearms being stolen from vehicles. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Odom

Grace Lee Odom, 93, of Jackson died Jan. 3, 2014 in Mobile.She was born Sept. 23, 1920. She was a member of the Forest Avenue Baptist Church. Her top priorities in life were her faith, her family and her friends. More...

Downey - Free Access

Elizabeth Anne Downey, 74, of Putnam died Dec. 30, 2013 in Putnam.She was born Sept. 16, 1939 in Groves, Texas. She was a member of the Putnam Baptist Church where she was the church pianist. She was a retired elementary school teacher. More...

Scott - Free Access

Samuel “Sammy” Kayne Scott, 3, of Pine Hill died Dec. 27, 2013. He was born Dec. 27, 2010 in Selma. More...

Sports

Pope AISA BOY finalist

Clarke Prep School’s Jarrette Pope was named a Back of the Year finalist for the second straight season. He was also named first team all-state RB for the AISA. More...

Lady Bulldogs down St. Luke’s

The Lady Bulldogs of Clarke County High School beat St. Luke’s 41-39 last Saturday in the second day of the Clarke County Christmas Tournament in Grove Hill. Shanda Pugh had 10 points and three steals. More...

Photo

CCHS’ Eric Moore lays in two points. The Bulldogs lost 69-40 to Williamson but beat Monroe County 60-55 on Saturday night. More...

Lifestyle

Annie Oakley lunchbox, thermos worth $845!

Q: When I was in grade school during the 1950s, I carried my lunch in an Annie Oakley and Tag lunchbox. I still have it and the original thermos. I read in your column recently that older lunchboxes have become quite valuable. Is mine? More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Leaving the scene of an accident was reported Dec. 20 at the Dollar Tree on College Ave. There was $1,000 damage to a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. More...