February 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

School board contributes $20,800 to Cobb & 43 light

The Clarke County Board of Education approved Feb. 20 an appropriation of $20,800.00 toward the $125,000.00 proposed traffic light at the intersection of Highway 43 and Cobb Street in Grove Hill. More...

Pair charged with operating meth lab

Two individuals have been charged with having a meth lab and manufacturing the illegal drug. Tanner Spillers was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, first degree, and possession of drug paraphernalia. More...

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Community

ALDOT to begin installation of first 43 traffic light soon

Grove Hill Mayor Levon Hicks reported Feb. 21 that installation of the traffic light for the intersection of Highway 43 and Hebron Road will begin in two weeks. More...

Rotaracts collect toys

The Rotaract Club on the Monroeville and Thomasville campuses of Alabama Southern Community College collected stuffed animals during the months of November and December from students, faculty and sta More...

Pine Hill shooter ID’d

By Arthur McLean More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Tombigbee Republican Club will have its winter meeting Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Gary’s Place Restaurant in Jackson. Some of the local Republican candidates are expected to appear. More...

Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church will host a Ladies Bible Study Saturday, March 1 at 5 p.m. Chilton Baptist will host its revival services Sunday, March 9 through Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. nightly. More...

Editorial

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Editor’s Notes

‘Red Dog’ Republicans

For years loyal Democrats proudly acknowledged they were “Yellow Dogs”—that is, they would vote for a yellow dog if he was a Democrat. Republicans poo-pooed them. My, how times have changed. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Little time in D.C. equals little power

Last week’s column expounded on the two different concepts that members of congress perceive their roles to be in Washington. Our two senators are classic but different examples. More...

Schools

Pettis selected for AU honor band

WHMS sixth grade alto saxophonist, Stephen Pettis was recently selected for the highly competitive Auburn University Middle School Honor Band. He attended the threeday event Feb. More...

Counselor recognized

Feb. 3-7 was National School Counselor Appreciation Week.Wilson Hall Middle School appreciates its counselor, Ms. Kathy Powell (above right) very much! More...

Electronics recycling effort underway

Wilson Hall Middle School is recycling used electronics. The goal is to raise funds for our school while helping preserve our environment by keeping these harmful items out of landfills. More...

New sign will tout industrial park

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to accept a tentative permanent easement agreement for the placement of a sign to promote the county’s Mid-Clarke Industrial Park in Grove Hill. More...

‘Quite a little blow’

The storms that came through the early morning of Feb. 21 produced straight line winds that caused damage in the Helwestern community south of Grove Hill. More...

Byrne holds first meetings as area’s new congressman

Bradley Byrne of Fairhope, U.S. Representative for the First Congressional District, promoted the new emphasis on career tech education at a public meeting Feb. 20 in the Gilmore Senior Center in Grove Hill. More...

Learn to make beer and wine

Are you looking for a new, creative way to use extra fruits from you garden? Perhaps you are just looking for a fun new hobby, or maybe you want to learn what is fast becoming a lost art. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Herring - Free Access

Deidra Herring, 28, of Montgomery died Feb. 20, 2014. More...

Garrick - Free Access

Beatrice Garrick, 75, of Grove Hill died Feb. 27, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.She was born May 2, 1938. She was a native of Scyrene. She had worked for Vanity Fair for 44 years prior to her retirement. More...

Pekins - Free Access

Dorothy W. Perkins, 91, of Thomasville died March 1, 2014 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.She was born April 28, 1922 in Octagon. More...

Sports

Hobson gets 600th career baseball win

The Clarke Prep School Gators went 3-1 in the Gator Classic last week, but none was bigger than their 17-2 victory over Southern that gave head coach Darrell Hobson his 600th career victory last Friday. More...

Diamond Dawgs beat LHS

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs beat the Leroy Bears 5-4 in extra innings last Saturday in the Demopolis Tournament. Justin Hoffman brought in the winning run in the eighth after he was hit by a pitch. More...

Lady Gators are unbeaten

The Clarke Prep Lady Gators are 4-0 on the young softball season following an 11-6 win over Southern Monday afternoon. Megan Brooks (4-0) struck out nine batters to get the win. More...

Lifestyle

Heart Healthy Dinners

With risk factors for heart disease on the rise, it has never been more important to incorporate heart-healthy meals into your family’s diet. More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: A report of harassing communications on Feb. 16 in the Feb. 20 edition incorrectly listed the address as the 300 block of McLendon Lane. More...

Clarke Arrests

Christopher Ryan Pritchett, 30, receiving stolen property first degree, probation violation-felony, $25,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Derick Octavius Jackson, to Victoria Shata Leggett. Joel Gregory Becton, to Michelle Lynn King. John Stanford Sheehan, to Judy Latisa Dionne. Brad Haywood Sims, to Wanda Denise Howell. More...