January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

VFW post declared a nuisance but only a $3,000 one

A jury ruled that the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5355 in Jackson was a nuisance to a neighbor but the monetary judgment awarded was only $3,000. More...

E-911 digital interface would deliver info to cell phones

The Clarke County E- 911 Board is considering a digital messaging interface system that was recommended by Harold Everhart of the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department. More...

Commissioner Averett to seek third term

Elma Averett will seek a third term as Clarke County Commissioner for District 1. More...

Commissioner DuBose will not seek fourth term

Patricia DuBose announced this week that she will not seek a fourth term to the District 3 seat on the Clarke County Commission. More...

Newspaper classified ad likely a scam

A classified ad that ran one time in the Clarke County newspapers offering a John Deere tractor for sale is apparently bogus and could be some kind of fraud scheme. More...

Grove Hill council agrees to pay $62,500 to get Cobb St. signal

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Tuesday night paying half the cost of a $125,000 traffic signal, which will be installed at the intersection of Highway 43 and Cobb St. More...

Scrap theft arrest

An arrest has been made in the theft of scrap and the burglary of an old homeplace off the Gainestown Road near Dale’s Body Shop. More...

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Community

Remembering MLK at Grove Hill events

Mobile Commissioner Merceria Ludgood speaks at ADC’s annual MLK breakfast of civil rights goals not yet achieved

Merceria Ludgood, Mobile County Commissioner for District 1, said the African American community needs some “divine dissatisfaction.” More...

Monday gathering celebrates MLK

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA) sponsored its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration with a program Monday at the Clarke County Courthouse Square in Grove Hill. More...

Jackson named Azalea Trail Maid

Jordan “Baylee” Jackson, daughter of Erica Jeffrey of Mobile and Kevin Jackson of Jackson, has been named as a member of the Azalea Trail Maid Court. She is the granddaughter of Linda and Coma Jackson, also of Jackson. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Arts Council and the ARC of Clarke County are hosting a Winter Soup Fest, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Studio 122. Soup, crackers and a drink will be sold for $8. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will have a bluegrass special Sunday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. The featured musician will be Leroy Mack, formerly of the Andy Griffith television show and several of his local bluegrass musician friends. More...

Student with local family ties makes top ACT score

Catherine Olivia Feltner, daughter of Mark and Kim (nee Switzer) Feltner and a senior at University High School in Baton Rouge, La., earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Fraudulent use of a credit card was reported on Jan.14 at Walmart. A stolen credit card was used to purchase $405 in merchandise. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 14-21 include: Ethan Jairus Autrey, 23, driving under the influence controlled substance, $1,500 bond, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

Clarke Deeds, Marriages

Marriage license applications Judson William J. Lambard, to Brenda Overstreet Andrews. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Historical society to hear about lighthouses

The Clarke County Historical Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 at Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Parks & rec Ok’s projects totaling $54,900

The Clarke County Parks and Recreation Board on Jan. 14 approved civic and rural projects as well as put funding on hold for a project that just can’t seem to get off the ground. The board approved projects totaling $54,900. More...

Grand jury says county jail needs more room

The Clarke County Grand Jury was in session last week. One hundred seventy-three criminal indictments were issued out of 209 cases presented. More...

Sale of assets of bankrupt T’ville hospital to city finalized

Bankruptcy Judge William Shulman approved the asset purchase agreement between Clarke County Healthcare and the City of Thomasville Tuesday, Jan. 14 in Mobile. More...

Dukes running for commissioner of District 3

Brian Dukes, 33, of Salitpa, has announced his candidacy for Clarke County Commission in District 3. “I wish to serve and reflect the views of the citizens of District 3 and look forward to that opportunity,” Dukes said. More...

Mark Leon tosses hat into ring for Clarke sheriff

Mark Leon, 48, of Jackson, has announced his decision to seek the position of Clarke County sheriff on the Republican ticket. Leon graduated from Shelton State Alabama Fire College in 1996. More...

Pole truck wrecks on Hwy. 178

A Mack truck pulling a load of peeled poles overturned on Highway 178 heading towards Fulton Thursday morning. More...

Trailer breaks

A trailer hauling blocks of pulp from the Georgia Pacific Cellulose mill at Claiborne buckled and broke about midday Monday at the Highway 84-Jackson Street intersection. More...

Jewelry theft arrest

A homeowner reported to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department on Jan. 16 that several gold chains, silver rings and necklaces had been stolen from his residence sometime between April and June of 2013. The items were valued at $1,500. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kidd - Free Access

Freddie Lee “Mickey” Kidd, 78 died Jan. 22, 2014.Survivors include his wife, Evelean Kidd; one son, Fred (Gennetta) Welch, Thomasville; four daughters, Emria Kidd, Oakland, Calif., Regina Kidd, Katrina Kidd, both of Chance, LeKesia Kidd, Birmingham. More...

Knight - Free Access

Johnnie C. Knight, 93, of Thomasville died Jan. 24, 2014 at Thomasville Health Care & Rehabilitation Center.He was a member of the Thomasville Church of God. He was a World War II Veteran. He was a retired millwright from MacMillan-Bloedel Inc. More...

Allison

Homer Lawrence Allison Jr., 75, of Grove Hill died Jan. 14, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Sports

CCHS sweeps JHS

The Clarke County High School basketball teams were unkind guests Saturday night as they swept the varsity and girls games from the Jackson Aggies. More...

CCHS V’ball Award winners

The Clarke County High volleyball and JV teams had their banquet last week. More...

Lady Bulldogs beat Atmore

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs edged Escambia County 31-28 last Thursday night in Atmore. Necole Moore led the team with eight points. Tamera Caves added seven points. Jordan Hollins had six points. More...

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Local politics cranking up

What might have been a lackluster political year is gearing up to be interesting. The big surprise is longtime County Commissioner Patricia DuBose’s decision not to seek a fourth term. More...

Inside the Statehouse

GOP targets sheriffs’ races

It looks like our good doctor Gov. Robert Bentley will escape a serious challenge to his reelection bid this year. The GOP primary, which is tantamount to election in a statewide race in the Heart of Dixie, is less than five months away. If Gov. More...

Schools

Career tech opportunities in county schools

The Clarke County Schools System continues to develop its career tech program. The State Department of Education approved Dec. More...

Local students earn UA degrees

The University of Alabama awarded some 2,150 degrees during winter commencement Saturday, Dec. 14 on campus. With this graduating class, UA has awarded more than 234,000 degrees since its founding in 1831 as the state’s first public university. More...

LBW announces honor rolls for past semester

Dr. Herbert H.J. Riedel, LBW Community College President, has announced academic honor students for the 2013 Fall Semester. More...