May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Republicans only choices for District 22 State Senate

Clarke County and the rest of southwest Alabama have always been represented by Democrats in the state Legislature. But the times, they are a-changin’ to borrow from the Bob Dylan song from the ’60s. More...

Retiring teachers

Retiring teachers and support personnel were recognized by Superintendent Larry Bagley at the May 15 meeting of the Clarke County Board of Education. More...

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Community

Retiring teachers, personnel represent 266 years of service to Clarke schools

Twelve Clarke County school employees, 10 teachers and two support personnel, are retiring this year and they were recognized at the county school board meeting on May 15 and presented with plaques by Superintendent Larry Bagley.  More...

Graduation ceremony held at Clarke County High School

Commencement exercises for the Clarke County High School Class of 2014 were held May 16 at H.G. Prim Stadium. More...

CPS holds commencement exercises

Clarke Preparatory School held its commencement exercises May 16 for the Class of 2014 at Hamilton Field. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Summer Reading Program will be held every Wednesday in June at the Grove Hill Public Library. Registration for the program will continue Thursday, May 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Clarkesville A.O.H. Church of God will honor its pastor, Elder Lucille Henry on her ninth year appreciation, Friday, May 23 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Overseer Frank Mitchell Jr. of Jackson A.O.H. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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County, loggers should work for common interests

The timber industry is vitally important to Clarke County. More...

Asst. administrator

We don’t see what the big fuss is all about over the prospect of advertising for an assistant Clarke County administrator.  Longtime administrator Lois Morris has not said when she is retiring but she will one day. More...

Records

Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Domestic harassment was reported on May 12 in the 200 block of East Boyles St.  Domestic harassment and harassment was reported on May 12 in the More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 13-20 include:  Ronald Cordell Nicholson, 25, domestic violence third degree, arrested by Jackson Police Dept.  Christopher Lenard Hudson, 26, public intoxication, $1,000 More...

Records

Marriage license applications  Nicholas Ryan Lowe, to Allison LaShae Hutto.  Kenneth Conrad Vick III, to Taylor Diane Brooks.  Samuel Thomas Chapman Jr., to LaJoyce Ann Jemison.  Joseph Baxter Collins, to Ashley Renee Wallace.&nbs More...

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Memorial Day events planned

Monday is Memorial Day, a national holiday to remember those who gave their lives defending our nation.  A special Memorial Day service and concert is planned by the First Baptist Church of Jackson, starting at 10 a.m. More...

A law to pull up britches for Grove Hill?

The Grove Hill Town Council discussed during its May 16 work session reintroducing an ordinance prohibiting saggy pants in public.  More...

What a bear!

The driver of a 2008 Chrysler Sebring was injured Sunday night when the vehicle hit a black bear on Highway 43. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ludgood - Free Access

Norine Ludgood, age 47, a native of Carlton, made a peaceful transition on May 7, 2014 at her Jackson home. She was born on April 22, 1961 to the late Clarence and Mary Bush Ludgood. More...

Bivens

Services in loving memory of Mr. Michael Andrew Bivens, age 59 of Deer Park, will be held Saturday, May 24 at New Light Baptist Church in Deer Park with Rev. Larry Bolton, pastor and eulogist. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service. More...

Capers

Ms. Abradean Capers, age 66, was born May 5, 1948 in Walker Springs to the parentage of the late Abraham Capers Jr. and Zilphia King Capers. She departed this life May 12, 2014 at her home in Phenix City.  More...

Sports

Spring football rolling along

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Harvey inks with LBW-Andalusia

Clarke County High School senior Matthew Harvey signed a baseball scholarship with Lurlene B. Wallace College in Andalusia. Harvey was a pitcher and catcher for the Bulldogs. More...

Lady Gator sports award winners

Award winners for the Clarke Prep School Lady Gators at their recent awards banquet are (front row l-r) Gailyn Smith, Anna Morgan Duke, Mary Hannah Newsom, Jenna Baugh, Natalie Overstreet and Maribet More...

Lifestyle

Walker-Squires to marry June 14 in Huntsville

Brad and Michelle Walker of Arab announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lauren Walker, to Christopher Squires, son of Dale and Patricia Squires of Grove Hill.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Betty Lowe and Barbar More...

Ashton Shepherd to perform for BayBears’ Memorial Day celebration

Country artist Ashton Shepherd will perform at the Mobile BayBears Memorial Day Celebration Monday, May 26 at the Hank Aaron Stadium.  Shepherd will perform at the Hank Aaron Stadium before the BayBears take on the Jackson Generals at 4:05 p.m. More...

McIlwain-Davis set May 31 date for wedding

Ms. Ramona Reeves McIlwain of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Aaron McIlwain of Tibbie announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Carrie Elizabeth, to Mr. Robert Christopher Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Schools

Band wins big at Solo and Ensemble Competition

Fifteen members of the WHMS Band traveled April 26 to Semmes Middle School to compete in the Alabama State Solo and Ensemble Festival. More...

Drug education bus makes a visit

The fifth grade class was privileged to visit the DeBakey Drug Education Vehicle May 5 on campus at Wilson Hall Middle School. More...

Students honored for Watermelon essays

Wilson Hall Middle School eighth grade students enjoyed a play written by Cathi Buckalew Gunter, based on “A Yellow Watermelon,” the best-selling book by Ted Dunagan. More...