March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local bank employee arrested

An employee of First United Security Bank was arrested Monday and charged with the theft or embezzlement of bank funds. More...

County helps fund Cobb St. light

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to provide $10,000 toward the installation of the traffic light at the intersection of Highway 43 and Cobb St. in Grove Hill. More...

Arbor Day tree planting

An Arbor Day tree planting ceremony was held Feb. 7 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Fifth grade students from Clarke Prep and Wilson Hall Middle School wrote essays on the importance of trees. More...

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Community

Coffeeville encouraging signups for sewer service

Burns Whittaker, senior project manager with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood of Montgomery, spoke at a public meeting held Monday evening at Coffeeville Town Hall to answer residents’ questions about the estimated $3.9 million sewer system. More...

Work starts on new traffic light

The Alabama Department of Transportation started work on new traffic lights for the Hebron Road/Jackson Street and Highway 43 intersection Tuesday, drilling for poles that will support the lights. More...

Hwy. 84 Club burns Monday

The Highway 84 Club, across the river from Coffeeville in Choctaw County, burned in the pre-dawn hours Monday. The fires started about 3 a.m., destroying the nightspot and a nearby camper trailer. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Third Annual “Flying Bricks” honor band concert will be Saturday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Bedsole Theatre in the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Zion Branch Baptist Church of Gosport will have its Coming Out Celebration For The New Annointed Voices Saturday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Woody Bullard is the pastor. More...

Lifestyle

HANDY TIPS TO USE IN YOUR HOME

Prune Trees Before Spring Buds Appear Q: I’d like to trim back some of the branches on trees around my property before the growing season starts, but my wife argues that I should hire a tree service. What’s your take? More...

Spring brings bountiful vegetables

The beginning of spring brings the hope of a new gardening season—and the promise of a bountiful crop of new vegetable varieties to grow in the garden. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 4-March 11 include: Rafael Antoine McMillian, 33, solicitation of a child by computer, rape first degree, incest, sodomy first degree, $87,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sher More...

E-911 stats for January, February told

From Staff ReportsThe Clarke County Commission met Monday morning asthe E-911 board. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applicationsWilliam Phillip Ruck, to Bobbie Lynn Porter.Archie Samuel Keel, to Elizabeth BrookeHayles.Albert Daffin Hodge, to Rhonda Lee Webb.Justin Layne Smith, to Apryl Danielle Keene.Timothy Allen Estes, to Candice LeannBoykin.Mar More...

Fire victim home; Was it accidental or deliberately set?

Clarke County lawmen believe the severe burning of a Leroy teenager Feb. 28 was an accident but have filed a complaint against the likely assailant. More...

‘A Yellow Watermelon’ comes home

Ted Dunagan’s novel “A Yellow Watermelon” draws on his childhood years growing up in the Center Point community near Coffeeville in the 1940s. More...

Woman killed in car-train collision at Walker Springs crossing Monday

Betty JoAnn Hannon Arient, 61, of the Walker Springs community, was killed Monday night when her 2005 Buick was hit by a train at the railroad crossing in Walker Springs. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sullivan - Free Access

Gerline T. Sullivan, 89, of Wagarville died March 13, 2014 at her residence.She was born Aug. 13, 1924. She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church. More...

Roberts - Free Access

Bobby Glenn Roberts, 57, died Dec. 21, 2013. He was a loving, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. More...

Kelly - Free Access

Johnnie Louise Kelly, 92, of Jackson died March 12, 2014 at her residence.She was born Dec. 11, 1921. She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church where she had served on several committees and was secretary and treasurer for 50 years. More...

Sports

Lady Gators whip Sparta Academy

The Lady Gators of Clarke Prep broke out the whipping sticks as they beat Sparta Academy 21-0 Monday afternoon in Evergreen. More...

Clarke Prep beats Warriors

The Clarke Prep School Gators beat the Warriors of Sparta 5-2 Monday afternoon in Evergreen. Hayden Nichols came on to pitch in relief of starter Jason Creech in the first inning, to get the win. More...

Turkey season opens Saturday

The spring season for hunting wild turkey in the state starts this Saturday and will run through Wednesday, April 30. More...

Editorial

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How about 133 sets of education standards?

The Alabama Senate is considering a bill this week that would allow school systems in the state to use or not use the “common core” standards being used across most of the country. More...

Chief justice right on constitution rewrite

It is a scary thing when we agree with Chief Justice Roy Moore and Justice Tom Parker but we do on at least one subject. The two judges say the article-by-article approach of rewriting the Alabama Constitution isn’t legal. More...

Schools

Science Fair winners recognized

Clarke Prep held the school wide science fair on Feb. 12. More...

Students win at district

Clarke Prep fifth graders Caden Gates and Camilla Rouse won at the district science fair on February 20, 2014. More...

Students create anti-bullying posters

The CPS middle school students recently participated in an anti-bullying poster contest. A winner was chosen from each grade and then one overall winner from grades fifth to eighth was selected. More...