June 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

DNA evidence links man to burglary of Whatley business

A man arrested and lodged in the Clarke County Jail recently on charges of raping a child had hardly made bond and been released when he was picked up again.  This time Leroy Cunningham Davis was arrested for the October 2013 burglary of Shorty& More...

Free bluegrass concert Sunday afternoon

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.  Lynch is the 2013 International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year. More...

Celebration with fireworks set in T’ville June 28

Jackson to host fireworks on July 4

Thomasville is kicking off the Fourth a bit early with a “Hometown Celebration” Saturday, June 28 that will include a fireworks show.  Then Jackson will host a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, a Friday evening.  More...

Special Sections

Community

T’ville city schools to emphasize pre-engineering

Thomasville City Schools is considering offering pre-engineering career tech classes beginning in August, Kelly Norstrom, career tech director, told the school board on June 10.  More...

Woman dies in fall from pickup at Service Park near C’ville

A Millry woman died in a fall from the back of a pickup at thee Service Park campgrounds near Coffeeville June 10.  Beverly Carpenter, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene by Choctaw County Coroner Rocky Bumpers. More...

CPS grad Isaiah Clark receives scholarship from Georgia-Pacific

Isaiah Clark, a graduate of Clarke Preparatory School of Grove Hill is a 2014 Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholar.  The Georgia-Pacific Foundation Scholarship Program for Employees’ children awards $2,000 per year for up to four years of fu More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Arc of Clarke County will have a gouache painting class with Erin Baldree Friday, June 20 from 6-7 p.m. The cost is $5 and the supplies will be provided. All ages are welcome. More...

Church News

Church News

The Magnolia Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints will host the Old Magnolia Chapel Centennial celebration. The chapel was dedicated on June 21, 1914 and the commemoration will begin Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

State should switch to blanket primary

They’re called party primaries, but in Alabama the parties don’t pay for them. The taxpayers do. It’s time to reconsider the structure of these elections, especially if they are to continue being conducted with public funds.  More...

Here’s A Quote

“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.” Novelist Tom Clancy  “You may do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” Colette   More...

Free meals coming for all Clarke public school students

All students, kindergarten through high school, in the Clarke County Schools system will receive free breakfast and lunch daily through a new federal program.  The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) through the U.S. More...

Callers can soon text for 911 help

By the end of the summer, cell phone customers may be able to send text help messages to the Clarke County E-911 system.  With the recent technological upgrade to the 911 system, dispatchers can now receive text messages for help, Becky Neugent, More...

GH council appoints Jackson residents to hospital board

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night three additional members to the board of directors of Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  More...

State county commission assoc. director praises road program

Clarke County has received approximately $13,920,000.00 in all for 11 road projects from three phases of ATRIP (Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program).  More...

Future of Fulton Post Office to be discussed

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a meeting at 5:15 p.m. on July 7 at Fulton Town Hall on the future of the local post office.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Huggins - Free Access

Sylvia Faye Huggins, 70, of Grove Hill died June 19, 2014. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson. More...

Roe - Free Access

Vernon Levoy Roe, 78, of Jackson passed away peacefully June 21, 2014.He was a retired Quarter Master Chief of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of River Hill Baptist Church. More...

Jones - Free Access

Jewel Alene Welford Jones, 66, of Grove Hill died at the Monroe Manor Nursing Home on June 19, 2014.    More...

Sports

GH All-stars continue this week

Grove Hill’s softball allstars will make the trek to Chatom this Friday to play in the sub-district tournament.  The Darlings 7 & 8-yearold all-stars will play Butler on June 20 at 5 p.m. More...

Overstreet named AISA all-state

Clarke Prep School’s Natalie Overstreet was named first team outfield for the AISA. More...

Sports Scene

Call it kickball, not soccer

Kick ball. Yes. That is what I call it.  Call me pompous if you feel like it…call me a typical American, I can live with either description. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 10-17 include:  James Alexander Gailes, 32, use/possession drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana first degree, $21,000 bond, arrest More...

Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   Harassment was reported on June 2 at Cottonwood Estates.  A civil dispute was reported on June 2 in the 100 block of Timber Lane.  Domestic More...

Schools

WHMS students recognized during honors program

Students from Wilson Hall Middle School were honored during the annual awards program on May 21.  All A’s  Fifth Grade  Thomas Reid, Cassidy Van Winkle and Tiauna Waters  Sixth Grade  Bryanna Bolden, La’Miyah Bra More...