June 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

T’ville police assist with Packers Bend heroin bust

In what is the “first and only” heroin case in Monroe County since the drug task force’s inception in 1999, a joint investigation between the 35th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force and Thomasville Police Department’s narcotics More...

Coffeeville working on old school

The Coffeeville Town Council approved Tuesday night the installation of three glass panels in the entrance area at the old high school building.  The panels will be used to help make the front lobby and hallways more secure. More...

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Community

Andrea Bagley graduates U.S. Military Academy

Cadet Andrea Leigh Bagley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Bagley of Thomasville graduated from the United States Military Academy May 28.  She is a  2010 graduate of Clarke  Prep School.  More...

Parade kicks off VBS in Fulton

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Stabbing at Grove Apts. in Jackson

A series of incidents at The Grove Apartments on Saturday night led to a Jackson man being stabbed and later arrested.  Jackson Police Department Detective Brian Clark said officers received a call Saturday night that someone had been stabbed an More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Chapter ASEA (Alabama State Employees Association) meeting will be held Thursday, June 12 from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. Chris Edwards, chapter representative will be the guest speaker. All members are urged to attend. More...

Church News

VBS at Grove Hill Baptist

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Church News

Thomasville Church of Christ of Thomasville will continue its gospel meeting Thursday, June 12 and end Friday, June 13 at 7 p.m. nightly. More...

Lifestyle

Ault-Rittenberry to marry in Pine Hill Baptist Church

Ricky and Sharon Ault of Sunny South announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Ault, to Gary Wesley Rittenberry, son of Darlene Wise of Tuscaloosa and the late Gary Rittenberry.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Elsie Fi More...

Brasell-Smith to wed Sept. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Brasell of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Chelsy Marie, to Nathan Reid Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Smith of Thomasville.  The bride elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Kelleys recently celebrate 60th anniversary in Bradenton, Fla.

Boyce (B.G.) and Joann Kelley recently celebrated their 60thwedding anniversary with a party given by their children at the Bradenton Country Club in Bradenton, Fla.  The couple met at church and were married on May 29, 1954. B.G. More...

Schools

Clarke Prep program honors elementary students

An awards program to honor first through fourth grade students at Clarke Preparatory School was held May 21 in the school gym. The awards were as follows: First Grade All A’s Max Anderson, Molli Blay More...

Free bluegrass concert is June 22

Bluegrass female vocalist of year Claire Lynch coming to Grove Hill

The Claire Lynch Band will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, at Clarke County High School’s Sage Auditorium in Grove Hill. Admission is free.  More...

T’ville commits $650,000 a year for new hospital

A final letter of intent between Thomasville and the developers of a new hospital was approved by the city council Monday night. The letter includes an annual $650,000 contribution to go toward debt incurred in building the hospital. More...

Sex offender violations, rape and sodomy charges made by Clarke lawmen

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Investigations Unit was busy last week rounding up convicted sex offenders involved in sex offender violations and other criminal offenses, Sheriff Ray Norris said.  More...

Joyner backs Albritton for Senate because D’Olive’s wife from Russia

A runoff is slated July 15 between Greg Albritton and Harry D’Olive for the Republican nomination for the District 22 State Senate seat.  Danny Joyner of Brewton, who placed fourth in the five-man race, June 3, is endorsing Albritton but h More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Powell - Free Access

Martha Jane Gilley Powell, 91, of Jackson and Leroy passed away peacefully on May 30, 2014.  She was born May 7, 1923. She had been a resident of Jackson Health Care Facility for the past seven years.  More...

Bryant - Free Access

Shirley Ruth Bryant, of Grove Hill, passed away peacefully June 9, 2014 at Specialty Hospital in Meridian, Miss. surrounded by her family.   More...

Pogue - Free Access

Savannah Arrington “Ms. Savannah” Pogue entered into rest peacefully on Monday, June 9, 2014 at her Wagarville home surrounded by her family. Born on Sept. 26, 1916, she was 97 years of age. More...

Sports

Area players honored with all-state

The state champion Clarke Prep School Gators were honored by the Alabama Sports Writers Association this week as three players were named first team and head coach Darrell Hobson was named the league’s coach of the year.  Catcher Hayden Ni More...

Sports Scene

Lessons learned from Daddy still with me

Several years ago I rode to the annual Hole Shot boat races at Campbell’s Landing with Daddy. More...

Grove Hill all-stars start play this weekened

Grove Hill’s Dixie Youth all-stars will take to the field this week as the tournaments begin.  The 7 & 8-year-old (Machine pitch) all-stars will be hosting the district tournament Friday, June 13. More...

Editorial

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T’ville folks persistent in quest for hospital

Thomasville’s efforts to secure a hospital — and a brand spanking new $30 to $40 million facility at that — continues to edge forward, if you can believe Mayor Sheldon Day and others working on the project.  A hospital for the More...

‘Life is a funny road’

The following is on an old promotional postcard from the early 1900s.  “You get a square deal when you deal with Geo. S. McCarty, the Cigar Man” of Chattanooga, Tenn. More...

Records

Incident Reports

Jackson  The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   Tampering with a vehicle was reported on June 2 in the 1500 block of College Ave.  A traffic hazard was reported on June 2 at Industrial and Clol More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 3-10 include:  Albert Curtis James, 21, contempt of court, sex offender-failure to register, $11,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Kendell Ladone More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications  Dimitri Vandolph Lockett, to Jessica Jobeth Thomas.  Tyrone Derrell Mobley, to Carlynda Dickinson.  Steven Andrew Wiggins, to Brea Carleton Gunter.   More...