February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Brunson making another run for Clarke sheriff

Kevin Brunson is a candidate for sheriff of Clarke County. He is a Democrat. Brunson was an unsuccessful candidate four years ago, running as he completed a four-year term as the elected county coroner. More...

Rumor of missing filing deadline false

A rumor briefly circulated last week that Kevin Brunson had not filed his ethics papers within the legal time frame and could therefore not be a candidate. More...

THOMASVILLE PAIR BUSTED FOR SELLING DRUGS

Two alleged drug dealers were arrested in Thomasville last week. Lawmen confiscated drugs, cash and two firearms, including one that had been stolen previously. More...

Two alleged drug dealers arrested in Thomasville

Two Thomasville men were arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses last week. More...

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Community

GH softball field named for late Anthony Barganier

The Grove Hill Town Council Tuesday voted to name the softball field at Hudson Park in memory of Anthony Barganier, a longtime supporter of youth sports who died in October 2013. More...

Heather Hill joins Linden law firm

Lloyd & Dinning Law Firm of Linden announces that Heather Robertson Hill is now an associate practicing law with the law firm. More...

DAR SALUTES DECEASED MEMBER

A color guard dressed in period military uniforms from the Revolutionary War, stand at attention at the grave of Tommie Dee Bradford Kennedy Sunday. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Toddtown Community Development Center is sponsoring a Mardi Gras Ball at the Clarke County Community Center (in the old armory) in Grove Hill Friday, Feb. 21 from 8 p.m. until midnight. The DJ, “T & T” will sponsor the music. More...

Church News

Church News

New Hope No. 1 Baptist Church of Thomasville will honor its pastor, Rev. Lee E. Nelson with a Pastor’s Appreciation Service Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. William Jackson, pastor of the Mt. More...

Editorial

How much is Jimmy Carter t-shirt worth?

Q: I worked as a volunteer in the Jimmy Carter presidential campaign of 1980. I have a Jimmy Carter T-shirt that I got at the time that is in almost new condition. Any value? — Steve, Spring Branch, Texas More...

Correction: That’s C. C. Myers

The middle initial of sheriff’s candidate C. C. Myers was incorrect in stories last week. His first name is Clay, by the way. More...

Thru the Past

‘Ta-reckly’ and more

My childhood world was quite different to other people, since I grew up hearing many ancient expressions used every day with ease. More...

Schools

T’ville principals report on recent activities

Principals from all three Thomasville schools gave reports Feb. 13 to the city Board of Education on recent activity. More...

CWEMC crew deployed to help with ice, snow power outages in Georgia

A crew from CWEMC is pitching in to help their fellow cooperatives in Georgia restore power to cooperative members affected by the ice and snow hitting the southeast. More...

Students to hear about Mercedes

The presentation on the Mercedes-Benz Automotive Technician Training Program will be presented Friday, Feb. 21 at all three public high schools in Clarke County. The times for the programs are: 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. More...

Pine Hill lawman shot

A Pine Hill police officer was shot while responding to a call at about 9 p.m. Tuesday night near F. S. Ervin Elementary School. More...

Turkey hunters gunning on restoring fall season

Fall turkey season is on the agenda for the next meeting of the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board and turkey hunters are lobbying for a full restoration of the season. More...

Finney seeks second term as Clarke County coroner

Mitch Finney has qualified to seek reelection as Clarke County coroner. He is a Democrat. A lifelong resident of Clarke County, Finney graduated from Jackson High School in 1986 and Shelton State Community College in 1995. More...

Replacing missing and stolen street signs costly

The Town of Grove Hill replaced approximately 291 street signs during 2013, said Town Clerk Cheryl Hicks. Likely 75 to 100 of the signs being replaced were stolen or missing. More...

Camden resident gets 60 days for role in thefts

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown announced Friday that Corey Sanchez Howard, a Birmingham area resident, and Rickel Powell, a Camden resident, were sentenced in Mobile federal court by District Judge DuBose. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bryan - Free Access

Allie Mae Bryan, 94, of Jackson died Feb. 18, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Mobile.She was born Nov. 3, 1919. She was a member of Perry’s Chapel Methodist Protestant Church of Gainestown. More...

Ogle - Free Access

Elma Ree Hudson Ogle, 83, of Centreville died Jan. 30, 2014.She was a native of Fulton. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in the Atkinson Community. She had worked as a sales clerk in the 5 & 10 stores. More...

Jackson

Elder Tommie Lee Jackson Sr., 85, a native of Thomaston traded this life for eternity on the evening of Feb. 12, 2014 peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family. More...

Sports

CCHS advances to regionals

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs edged Wilcox Central 56-51 last Thursday night in the subregional round of the playoffs in Camden. “We didn’t play our best,” head coach Rhonda Wright said. More...

Bulldogs’ hoops season ends 77-47

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs saw their basketball season come to an end last Friday with a 77-47 loss to Wilcox Central in the sub-regionals in Grove Hill. Laquinton Rhone led CCHS with 15 points and nine rebounds. More...

CPS Gators down Morgan in opener

The Clarke Prep School Gators opened the 2014 baseball season with a 3-0 win over Morgan Academy Monday afternoon in Grove Hill. It was CPS’ first game in the Gator Classic tourney. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 14-18 include: Brittany Ann Brooks, 24, domestic violence second degree, criminal mischief first degree, $47,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applicationsWillie Earl James, to Willie MaeLeonard.Thomas Henry Moss, to Julia AnnetteMorris. Marriage license applications are justthat—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: A residential burglary was reported in the 200 block of East State Street on Feb. 10. A refrigerator and trailer mounts valued at $185 were reported stolen. More...