May 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Jaws’ used to free truck driver

Jackson firefighters and others worked to free the driver of a 2002 Mack log truck that flipped Monday on the Walker Springs Road near Walker Springs. More...

$6.9 million bid for new Gillmore Elementary approved

The Clarke County Board of Education approved Wednesday morning a $6,961,000.00 bid from Sharpe Construction of Pensacola, Fla. for the construction of the new Gillmore Elementary School in Jackson.  More...

Lawmen, firemen up almost all night with stranded yacht

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department and the Coffeeville Fire Department are getting pretty good at aiding stranded boats on the Tombigbee River.  But what started out as a supposed minor assistance Sunday afternoon turned into about a n More...

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Digging up sawmill history

Former Alabama State Senator Ann Bedsole of Mobile (and Gosport, she’ll tell you) and Marie Gates pose in front of the large flywheel and other remains of the steam engine that ran the old M. W. Smith Lumber Co. sawmill at Whatley. More...

CPS nearing goal for uniforms

The Clarke Prep Band is almost ready to order uniforms! The band is in the final days of raising money and is less than $1,000 away from purchasing about 20 uniform coats to be worn at football games this fall with black dress pants and shoes. More...

RELIC Step Team offers ministry

TLOTP Non-profit Organization, with the help of St. Peter Baptist Church, are proud to present the newest team of praise, step, and spoken word, the RELIC Step Team. More...

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Community Calendar

Clarke County High School Ag Department is having a fern and potted plant sale. The prices range from $6 to $12, depending on size. The sale will last until all of the plants are gone. Come by the Ag Dept. More...

Church News

Sending up lots of prayers

A National Day of Prayer program was held May 1 in the front of the Grove Hill Town Hall. Area pastors and community leaders gave prayers for different segments of the town, state and nation. Rev. W.T. Lesueur prayed for the schools; Rev. More...

Church Notices

Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church of Grove Hill will have its Pre-Mother’s Day Program Friday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. The special guest will be Pastor Cory J. Pruitt of Mt. Enon Missionary Baptist Church of Dayton, Ohio. Other special guests will be Rev. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 29-May 5 include:  Thomas Eddie McReynolds, 48, possession of marijuana first degree, assault second degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Jarred Lee More...

Jackson and Thomasville Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  An arrest was made on April 27 by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department for a pickup on warrants for failure to appear from the Jackson Pol More...

Clarke Deeds and Marriages

Marriage license applications  Ecoma Banks Jr., to Cheryl Lynn Osborn.  Marvin Dwayne Culver, to Jennifer Lynn Caesar.  Bradley Jay Parnell, to Mallory Blaine Pope.  Daniel Crayton Motes, to Laura Ivy Bethea.  William Merrill More...

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Clarke Prep wins state title! - Free Access

The Clarke Prep Gators are the AISA Class AA baseball champions. They won the third game of a tourney against Coosa Valley Wednesday in Montgomery to win. The score was 3-2. More...

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County has nearly as many voters as adults eligible to vote

Four Alabama counties have more voters on their rolls than they have voting age population.  Clarke County isn’t one of those counties but does have a very high number of voters as compared to its adult population.  The Clarke County More...

Bridge jumper reported but one not found

Whether or not a man jumped from the Joe Mc- Corquodale Bridge into the Tombigbee River on Friday, May 2, remains a mystery.  According to the Jackson Police Department, the search was called off Friday afternoon after several law enforcement ag More...

Fulton motorcycle wreck fatal for Thomasville man

A Thomasville man was killed May 2 in a motorcycle accident in Fulton.  James Michael “Mickey” Courtney, 59, of Thomasville, lost control of his Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle while traveling west on Highway 178, and ran off on the north More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bumpers - Free Access

Jerry Glenn Bumpers, 66, of Coffeeville died April 24, 2014. He was born Aug. 25, 1947. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Coffeeville as well as the Masonic Lodge. More...

Yawn - Free Access

William Ehlert Yawn, 70, of Mobile died April 21, 2014 in Mobile. He was born Nov. 15, 1943. He was a member of the Ulcanush Baptist Church of Coffeeville. Hew as a carpenter for Campbell Roofing. More...

Adams - Free Access

Darius Jamal Adams of McIntosh transitioned from this life on Friday, May 2, 2014 at USA Medical Center in Mobile. Born June 16, 1996 to Sexton and Sylvia Leggett Adams, Darius was 17 years of age at the time of his death. More...

Sports

Gators force game 3 in title series

With their backs against the wall, the Clarke Prep School Gators found a way to score five runs in the seventh frame, and then withstand a Coosa Valley rally, to win game two of the series 8-4 Tuesday night.  The win forced the decisive game thr More...

Clarke Co. headed to softball regionals

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs earned a spot in the South Regionals as they finished as the runner-up in the 4A, Area 1 tournament last week.  The Lady Bulldogs came into the tourney title game unbeaten, but lost twice to UMS on Fri More...

C-W Auburn Club to meet

The Clarke-Washington Auburn Club will have their annual meeting Thursday at the Community House in Jackson.  The doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:15 p.m. More...

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A historic first for Clarke County’s DYW

THUMBS UP: Congratulations to  Brianna Thomas for winning the title of Clarke County’s Distinguished Young Woman in the program held in Thomasville a couple of weeks ago. More...

Gone South

Scots and Southerners

Read a few weeks ago as to how, come September, Scotland will vote on whether it will remain as part of the United Kingdom or if it will secede and take off on its own.  More...

Schools

Students recognized at honors program

The first of two Honors Programs was held April 29 at Clarke Preparatory School for students in the middle and high school grades. More...

Clarke Prep ‘Teachers of the Year’ honored

ReNae Wood (above left) and Jenny Hobson were recognized as “Teachers of the Year” for Clarke Preparatory School during the April 29 honors program. More...

Norman places third in AISA reading event

Clarke Prep fourth grader, Rebecca Norman, recently participated in the annual AISA Reading Contest. Students are categorized into grades 3-5 and 6-8. More...