April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Town to buy new fire truck

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Monday night to buy a new fire truck. The cost of the new vehicle will be $652,643 and will be constructed by NAFFCO. More...

Pair charged with stealing and using debit card

Two local individuals have been arrested and charged with illegal possession and use of a debit card. More...

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Community

Drivers license offices to be down the first part of next week

Don’t plan on getting or renewing your drivers license next Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29. You won’t be able to anywhere in Alabama. A scheduled database shutdown is planned starting at 5 p.m. Friday, April 25 and concluding at 8 a.m. More...

Commission holds unusual executive session but does not disclose what was discussed

The Clarke County Commission held a rare executive session at the end of Tuesday’s regular meeting.The body rarely evokes its right to a private meeting. More...

4-H hog show and sale May 3

Area residents are invited to the first hog show and sale on May 3 in Fulton as part of the Clarke County 4- H program’s Pig Squeal Project. More...

Sports

Gators to host Crenshaw Thurs.

The Clarke Prep School Gators split a double-header this past Saturday as they prepare for the second round of the Class AA playoffs. The Gators beat Jackson 9- 4 in the second game of the double-dipper in Monroeville. More...

Lady Bulldogs clinch area title

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs clinched first place in the area and secured the right to host the tournament with their 1-0 win over Escambia County last Thursday in Grove Hill. Berry Chapman led CCHS with two hits, including a double. More...

CCHS ends season at Andalusia

The Clarke County High Bulldogs saw their season come to an end with a 5-2 loss at Andalusia Monday afternoon in game three of the first round Class 4A playoff game. The Bulldogs committed five errors that led to three unearned runs for Andalusia. More...

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A big Saturday in Grove Hill

Saturday will be a big day in Grove Hill. First, there’s the “Run the Hill” 5K Race. More...

A lot of people out of work

On the front page you’ll find a story about the latest unemployment figures. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 14-22 include: Earnestine Rena Mosley, 41, theft of property third degree, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Harassment and reckless endangerment was reported on April 14 in the 100 block of Guy Ave. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage licenseapplicationsMarlen Keith Bolen, toTammy Roberts Hartley.Regenal Smith, to LatoyaSchantrell McConnell. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, notnecessarily actual marriages. More...

Butter doesn’t come just from the store

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4,638 without work in region

One thousand and eight people were without jobs in Clarke County in March as the unemployment rate stood at10.8%. That is a slight drop from February when the rate was 11.2% but about even with March of a year ago when it was 10.9%. More...

Festival of Hope draws crowd in Thomasville

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Events

A busy day in Grove Hill Saturday

There’ll be lots to do in Grove Hill Saturday. You can run a race, enjoy good food and fellowship with old classmates and take in a photo exhibit. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackson - Free Access

ohn Nathan Jackson, a native of Thomaston and resident of Jackson, made a peaceful transition to his heavenly hone on Monday, April 21, 2014. Born Jan. 26, 1919 to the late Lula and Alfonzo Jackson, he was 95 years of age. More...

French

Carolyn Taylor Howard French was born March 2, 1945 in Jackson, Ala. to the parentage of the late James Taylor and Lela Mae Finch Taylor. She departed this life April 16, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, Mobile, Ala. More...

Robinson

Mr. Calvin Robinson Jr., a native and resident of Jackson, was born March 21, 1927 to the parentage of the late Calvin Robinson, Sr. and Annie Chaney Robinson. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Pensacola Vet Center staff, along with their Mobile Vet Center outreach vehicle, will offer free readjustment counseling services to interested Veterans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at Jackson City Hall, 400 Commerce St. More...

Church News

Church News

Rockbar Missionary Baptist Church in Coffeeville will hold its annual community prayer breakfast April 26 at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Otto Ward of Fellowship Baptist Church, Chance. Sister Brady Kiel is the chairperson and Rev. More...

Pilots for Christ seeks help to keep program flying

A recent gathering at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson had many of the attendees telling stories of how Pilots for Christ made a difference in their lives. More...

Are there dinosaurs in the Bible?

1. Is the book of Lazarus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Job 40:15-24, what animal is so named that some believe it to be a dinosaur? Tygimoloch, Levaraptor, Memphian, Behemoth? 3. More...

Lifestyle

Drinkard-Faircloth to marry May 17 in Liberty Baptist

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Drinkard of Fulton announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Cameron Drinkard, to William Merrill Faircloth III, son of Rev. and Mrs. William Merrill Faircloth Jr. of Thomasville. More...

Coleman couple to wed May 24 in Tompkins Baptist

Mr. and Mrs. Richard David Coleman of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Michelle, to Mr. Christopher Golden Coleman, son of Ms. Kathy R. Coleman of Jackson and Danny D. Coleman of Mobile. More...

Spring peas, please!

One of the best ways to celebrate the coming of spring is with a basket full of small, very fresh, sweet green peas. You know that peas are fresh when their pods are firm and green, so avoid any that are yellowing or wilting. More...

Schools

Fifth graders visit DeSoto Caverns

On March 20 the Wilson Hall Middle School fifth graders went on a field trip to DeSoto Caverns in Childersburg. The students had a wonderful time exploring the caverns. More...

Reading class attends musical

The reading students in Mrs. Clarke's 7B class enjoyed a field trip to Thomasville on Friday, April 11 to see the Thomasville Tiger Theatre production of Thoroughly Modern Millie. More...

Students attend Scrabble event

Fifth and sixth grade students in the Clarke County Gifted Education Program participated in the Ann West-Davis Memorial Area Gifted Education Scrabble Tournament held at Alabama Southern Community C More...