April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Democrats can appoint candidate

Even though Marc Keahey has resigned, the Alabama Democratic Party can still appoint a nominee to run in the Nov. 4 general election. Since he was the only Democratic candidate he is technically the nominee even though the primary has not been held. More...

Helicopter delivers season’s first ball

Air Evac’s medical helicopter delivered the game ball for Grove Hill’s opening day ceremonies Saturday. More...

Two die when vehicle strikes wild boar early Tuesday near Catherine

State troopers have reported that two people died after crashing into a wild boar before daylight Tuesday. Sgt. More...

Special Sections

Community

Low bids for Coffeeville sewer project total $3,067,947.19

The Coffeeville Utilities Board received bids April 3 for the proposed sewer system. More...

Grove Hill returns to state for sales tax collections

The Grove Hill Town Council approved the following items in their Monday meeting:  The town will switch the company collecting its sales tax revenue from RDS (Revenue Discovery Systems) to the Alabama Department of Revenue. More...

GH Library plans events for April 16

The Grove Hill Public Library will observe National Library Week Wednesday, April 16. Starting at 10:30 a.m. an entertaining program entitled “A Morning with Nanelle” will be performed. More...

Sports

Opening Day fun!

Grove Hill’s Dixie Leagues started season Saturday
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Gators earned 20th win, beat JA

The Clarke Prep School Gators earned their 20th win of the season as they beat county rival Jackson Academy 2-1 Monday afternoon. The game was knotted at 1-1 going into the seventh frame. More...

Lady Bulldogs beat THS, UMS

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs blanked the Lady Tigers of Thomasville 6-0 last Thursday in Thomasville for a big area win. Sally Jordan handcuffed the THS batters as she allowed just one hit and struck out five. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Thanks, Marc ... we’ll be calling

State Sen. Marc Keahey’s announcement that he will not seek reelection this year, even though he had earlier qualified, is a surprise to some while others say they aren’t. Surprise or not, his decision is regrettable. More...

Addressing our town’s eyesores

A few weeks ago when we ran pictures of some of Grove Hill’s dilapidated buildings and eyesores, we didn’t know many of the town’s elected officials were thinking the same way we were—that some of this stuff needs to be cleane More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: A residential burglary was reported on March 31 in the 1400 block of Walker Springs Road. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 1-8 include: Xavier Eugene McClain, 22, DUI (two counts), driver without current valid operating license, careless operation of a vessel, $2,422.50 total bond, arrested by Jackson More...

Clarke Records

Marriage licenseapplicationsAlan Dale Turnage, toGeraldine Hegwood. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Targeting dilapidated buildings

The Grove Hill Town Council is eyeing local dilapidated buildings for cleanup and has been considering ways to address the issue. More...

Keahey’s decision not to run again surprises many

State Sen. Marc Keahey surprised many when announced on the Senate floor of the Alabama State House in Montgomery last Thursday, the last day of the legislative session, that he would not be a candidate for re-election this year. More...

Three years probation in bank theft case

A former First United Security Bank employee has pleaded guilty to theft charges and paid over $235,000 in restitution to the bank. She was given a three year (36 months) probationary sentence and will serve no jail time. More...

Commissioners agree to hire two workers for road & bridge dept.

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to add two more employees to the Road and Bridge Department. The employees are being added as the department will need more help with bush hog work this summer. More...

Career fair a big success

The TCC (Thomasville-Clarke-Choctaw) Career Expo was held April 3 in the Clarke County Community Center in Grove Hill (formerly the National Guard Armory). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Stokes - Free Access

John Thomas Stokes, 34, of Jackson died April 10, 2014 at his residence.He was born Feb. 18, 1980. More...

Moss - Free Access

Margaret M. Moss, 69, of Coffeeville died April 10, 2014.She was a member of the Ulcanush Baptist Church. She was a retired security guard with Olin Corporation. More...

May - Free Access

MayEllaouise Williams May, 92, of Jackson died April 9, 2014 at her residence.She was born Jan. 27, 1922. She was a member of the River Hill Baptist Church. More...

Business

Prime Timber & Ala. River frontage

 Located in an area known for producing large deer, as well as quality turkey, duck, dove, and squirrel hunting. More...

Beautiful Home and Guest House

This home has it all! From space and privacy to amenities and location, you will not believe all that it has to offer! More...

HANDY TIPS TO USE IN YOUR HOME

Faulty Faucet Causes Homeowner Headache More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Thomasville campus of Alabama Southern Community College will celebrate National Poetry Month with a program on Thursday, April 10 at noon in the Kathryn Tucker Windham Library and Museum. More...

Church News

Church News

St. Paul Baptist Church of Salitpa will celebrate its 138th church anniversary on Sunday, April 13 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Kevin Jackson and the Mt. Olive No. 1 Baptist Church family of Rockville will be the special guests. Rev. More...

Pilots for Christ program seeks funds to keep flying

During Monday night’s informational meeting, many in the crowd at Jackson First United Methodist Church provided stories of how Pilots for Christ made a difference in their lives. More...

Plant sale a big part of Spring Jubilee set Saturday

Lots of plants and flowers will be on sale at Jackson festival

As The Arc of Clarke County’s 16th annual Spring Jubilee approaches, participants in the gardening program are hard at work preparing for the plant sale. More...

Lifestyle

Dabit-Bedsole to wed April 27 in Panama City

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis of Valley Grande and Mr. and Mrs. Zuheir Dabit of Selma announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Aida Zuheir Dabit to James Howard Bedsole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bedsole of Thomasville. More...

Here’s a tip for starting new plants

When starting plants from seeds, you can use an old cupcake pan. Use paper liners or coffee filters to line the cups. Add soil and seeds. Water as necessary. More...

Weddings planned for this Saturday

Garrick-Crager Allison Elizabeth Garrick and Charles Justin Crager will exchange marriage vows Saturday, April 12 at the Chatom United Methodist Church. Miss Garrick is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Daniel Garrick of Chatom. Mr. More...

Schools

Students attend leadership event

Holden Smith and Mary Hannah Newsom (below) recently participated in the Capstone Leadership Academy at the University of Alabama. More...

New Jr. Beta Club members inducted

CPS recently inducted many new members to the Jr. Beta Club. More...

Art Fair winners recognized

Winners for the CPS art contest were: 1. Grades K5-1: Hailey Herring (painting and color drawing), Cooper Thorn (color drawing) and Rhys Sokoll (painting). The first grade class won the group work division. 2. More...