June 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Albritton and D’Olive in State Senate runoff

A former state representative and former probate judge will vie for the District 22 State Senate seat in the July 15 Republican runoff.  Greg Albritton of Range polled 3,591 votes, or 32% of the vote in the eight-county district with 94% of prec More...

Grove Hill to help pay to pave portion of Old Hwy. 5 in town

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night a Memorandum of Understanding to combine its paving project for a piece of Old Highway 5 (County Road 27) with a larger county project.  More...

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Community

Thomasville native named Alabama Teacher of Year

Thomasville native Ann Marie Corgill has been named Alabama Teacher of the Year. More...

Woman accused of putting baby in storage bin found, arrested in Saraland

U.S. Marshals have arrested a Saraland woman accused of wrapping her baby in plastic and putting it in a storage bin.  Chastity Ballinger, of Saraland, is charged with capital murder and abuse of a corpse after her arrest by the U.S. More...

Grove Hill mayor remains in hospital

Grove Hill Mayor Levon Hicks remains in a Mobile hospital after suffering chest pains on May 24, said Town Clerk Cheryl Hicks.  It is reported that his heart was out of rhythm. More...

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Truevine Baptist Church Annual Basketball Tournament will be Saturday, June 7 at the Clarke County High School Gym from 9 a.m. until 11 Registration. Tournament begins at 9 and continues until the last teams have played. More...

Church News

Fulton Baptist hosting VBS starting June 9

Vacation Bible School will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on June 9-13 at First Baptist Church in Fulton.  The parade will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 8 with the kickoff program following.  For more information, call 1-334-636-5305. More...

Church News

The Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God of St. Stephens will continue its Pentecost 2014 Thursday, June 5 and Friday, June 6 at 7 p.m. The service speakers will be Thursday, June 5 and Apostle J.E. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications  Nicholas Jamal Finch, to Whitney Chernise Hampton.  Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 27- June 3 include:  Beonca Jamine Ely, 21, possession of a controlled substance, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Harassment was reported on May 25 at Stanley Drive and Windrush Apartments.  Failure to register as a sex offender and failure to pay was reporte More...

SHIFTING FROM BLUE . . . .TO RED

63% of voters pick GOP ballot over Democratic

The states are designated as “Blue” for Democrats and “Red” for Republicans by the national political pundits. More...

Averett, Taylor win commission nominations

The two contested Clarke County Commission races were often tight as the votes were being tabulated at the courthouse Tuesday night.  In the end, incumbent Elma Averett prevailed by just 10 votes in the District 1 race and political newcomer Bil More...

Stuck on tracks, lumber truck hit by train

No one was injured Friday morning when a Norfolk Southern train hit a tractor-trailer truck at the north railroad crossing in Fulton.  The truck, belonging to Zernicke Trucking of Abrams, Wisconsin, was hauling lumber, traveling south on Main St More...

Mobile man dies in one-car wreck on 43

A Mobile man was killed Wednesday, May 28 in an accident on Highway 43 two miles south of Grove Hill.  Larry Darnell Bennett, 58, of Mobile, was killed when the 2009 Dodge that he was driving left the roadway and struck a tree, according to Stat More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackson - Free Access

Mrs. Edna Mae Moore Jackson, age 89, a native of Sunflower and a resident of Moss Point, Miss., was born June 2, 1924 to the parentage of the late Ezekiel Moore Sr. and Jane Robinson Moore. She departed this life June 1, 2014 in Moss Point, Miss. More...

Knight - Free Access

Cass “B.” Knight, 84, of Coffeeville died June 8, 2014 at his residence. He was born April 24, 1930. He was a member of Union Chapel United Methodist Church in Coffeeville. He was a U.S. Army Veteran. More...

Smitherman - Free Access

Ben Charles Smitherman, 27, died May 27, 2014.  He was born May 24, 1987 in Selma. He had a passion for bull riding. He loved to hunt and fish but most of all he loved his family and friends. More...

Sports

Gator hunt registration has begun

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) opened registration for the state’s ninth regulated alligator hunts June 3. More...

ASCC to hold tryouts

Alabama Southern Community College is holding open tryouts on June 11 for the softball and baseball teams. Softball tryouts begin at 1 p.m. and baseball tryouts begin at 11 a.m. Tryouts will take place on the Monroeville campus. More...

Sports Scene

This state has some talented ball players

For 20 years I have traveled to various spots in the state and sat in a room with fellow sports writers, discussing the best players in each sport.  If you didn’t know better, by the time the meeting was over, you would swear that some of More...

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A sure prediction: GOP winners conservative, Christian, hate Obama

We don’t know which state Republican candidates prevailed Tuesday but we know one thing. He (or she) was a conservative, a Christian and despises, even hates, President Obama and his policies.  More...

He loses war, country but gets a holiday

If you rattled the front door of the Clarke County Courthouse or Grove Hill Town Hall Monday you were probably surprised to find it locked.  You didn’t know it was a holiday, did you?  And what great day of significance was that? More...

Schools

Foster is honors grad at Monroe County High

Javara Quensha Foster, a senior at Monroe County High School has a 99.3 average and scored 24 on the ACT.  More...

Grove Hill Elem.’s annual awards ceremony

Citizenship 4K and Kindergarten Jack Fuller, Gavin Moore, Briana Moss, Ashari Pugh and Ellen Stephens First Grade Alyssa Allday, Skylar Cody, Trenton Dixon, Lucas Kelly and Delton Lanier Second G More...