March 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘A Yellow Watermelon’ in Coffeeville Fri., Sat., Sun.

The Town of Coffeeville and the Grove Hill Arts Council are joining forces on a project to restore the old Coffeeville High School for the community’s use. More...

Arts council events set

Join the Grove Hill Arts Council for their third annual “For the Love of Art” spring event in Studio 122 on Saturday, April 5 from 6-9pm with a live auction, raffle drawing for 8X8 paintings, live music, and culinary delights. More...

New hospital for Thomasville?

While hospitals are struggling to survive these days and many are shutting down or cutting back on services, Thomasville appears to be the exception with the city lobbying for and getting a new state-approved Certificate of Need for a replacement to More...

Special Sections

Community

Public meeting on C’ville sewer March 10

The Coffeeville Utilities Board will hold a work session – public hearing on the new sewer system at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 10 at Town Hall. More...

Harrigan to play ‘Scout’ in play

Virginia Ann Harrigan, the 10-year-old daughter of Michelle and Patrick Harrigan of Monroeville, has been named to play “Scout” with the Mockingbird Players of Monroeville their acclaimed production of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-wi More...

Strange But True

 You might be surprised to learn that a polar bear’s skin is black and its fur is colorless. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Relay For Life Captains Team meeting will be Thursday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Church News

Pugh is Indian Ridge speaker for Black History Month program

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church started the month of February, 2014 off on a great note with Pastor Lynum conducting the regular order of service. More...

Church News

The Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God of St. Stephens will have its 28thYear Appreciation service for Bishop Theodore Law beginning Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. nightly and ending Sunday, March 9. More...

Editorial

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Editor’s Notes

How about sales tax holiday on groceries?

Alabama is an amazing state. And I don’t necessarily mean that in a complimentary way. Just a few weekends ago we had a sales tax holiday for storm related items. I thought then we have taken this idea too far. More...

Gone South

Looking for ‘Third-Float Girl’

Fat Tuesday has passed. So has Ash Wednesday. The Lenten Season is upon us. What are you giving up? I’m giving up Mardi Gras. Which is pretty easy to do. It’s over. I didn’t attend. Check that one off my list. More...

Schools

Students receive ‘Sunny Grams’

Academic Recognition Assemblies took place recently. More...

Dinosaurs roam Grove Hill Elementary

K4 Class and the Preschool CAPS program are both learning about dinosaurs. In both classrooms, students are learning about the different types of dinosaurs and information about the dinosaurs. Mrs. More...

Principal’s Remarks

We are “Marching into spring” with many activities at GHES. The saying “Busy as a Bee” definitely applies to our school calendar. It is hard to believe that the third nine weeks end March 8th. More...

Correction for 'Watermelon' play time

The performance of "A Yellow Watermelon," which will be presented March 7 for middle school students, will be at 10 a.m. in the old Coffeeville High School Auditorium. Approximately 300 students are expected to see the play. More...

Car salesman uses elderly man’s stolen ID to buy Jeep

A Pensacola, Fla. man has been arrested and charged with identity theft and elderly exploitation of a Clarke County man. Arrested and charged in the case was Christopher Degenhardt, 44. More...

Fulton’s new lower ISO rating means lower insurance costs

The Fulton Volunteer Fire Department has improved its ISO ratings. Fulton Mayor Mike Norris received a letter, dated Feb. 24, from the ISO (Insurance Services Office, Inc.) service of New Jersey stating that the rating had improved to 5/9 from 6/9. More...

Grove Hill council thanks ALDOT for funding projects

Grove Hill Mayor Levon Hicks reported Monday night that he would be sending letters to state and officials with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) thanking them for funding projects in the town. Letters will go out to Gov. More...

Weathering the storm; pushing ahead

Grove Hill hospital praised for good management in tough times

Doug Sewell, former administrator of the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, and now a consultant, praised the working relationship of the hospital Board of Directors with current administrator Emily Steadham. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Walker - Free Access

Grover Cleveland Walker, 91, of Dickinson died March 6, 2014 at his residence.A survivor includes his brother, Delano Walker, Dickinson.The service was March 10 at 2 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church with Revs. More...

Ott - Free Access

On Saturday March 8, 2014, Rosemary Martin Ott went home to be with the Lord. She was born in Selma on Dec. 4, 1950 to Willie Martin and Mary Martin Crawford. More...

Ott - Free Access

On Saturday March 8, 2014, Rosemary Martin Ott went home to be with the Lord. She was born in Selma on Dec. 4, 1950 to Willie Martin and Mary Martin Crawford. More...

Sports

CCHS blasts SCHS 15-0

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs exploded in the second inning to beat Southern Choctaw 15-0 on a cold, windy Monday afternoon. More...

Gators battle in tournament

The Clarke Prep School Gators tied Macon-East 4-4 in their final game of the Morgan Tournament last Saturday in Selma. The Gators were able to tie the game at 4-4 in the fifth inning before the time limit was called. More...

Bulldogs beat Sweet Water

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs closed out the Tombigbee Classic by being edged 6-5 by Excel last Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs chased across four runs in the final inning but could not break through. More...

Lifestyle

Arts Council schedules summer art camp in June

The Grove Hill Arts Council announces their 2014 Summer Art Camp. Registration forms are available at the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center at 124 Main Street, Grove Hill. More...

‘Frozen’ reaches Disney caliber for princess flicks

“Frozen” (PG) — In Disney’s latest animated musical adventure, Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell) and her big sister Elsa (Idina Menzel) are inseparable as little girls. Anna is a joyous free spirit. More...

Risks of leaving a nursing home

Leaving a nursing home to go into home/community care has to be a great feeling. But a study done at the University of Minnesota shows that medically, it might not be the wisest move. More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: An arrest was made on Feb. 24 at Industrial and Clolonger Road for two counts of failure to appear for traffic violations. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 25- March 4 include: Monica Montrelle Jones, 44, theft of property shoplifting third degree, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Clarke Marriages and Deed Records

Marriage license applications Bradley Beryl Chancey, to Emily Ann Allen. William Vincent Portis, to Rhonda Neshell Portis. Curtis Riley Anderson, to Melonie Nicole Odom. Robert David Goodman, to Virginia Anita Phillips. More...