June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Dentist arrested for Medicaid fraud; partner pleads to similar charge

A dentist with practices in Grove Hill and Butler has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud charges and his partner has been indicted on similar charges.  More...

Sentences of 12 and 17 years imposed in separate sex cases involving children

Two individuals were sentenced on sexual charges related to children last week in a criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court.  A jury had been selected and the trial was about to start when Grady Walker opted to plead guilty to the char More...

Thomasville’s Hometown Celebration this weekend

Thomasville is kicking off the Fourth a bit early with a “Hometown Celebration” Saturday, June 28 that will include a fireworks show. More...

Correction

Verifying ballots, not recounting

Last week’s story on the election contest brought by Maurice Paul in the Democratic primary race between Paul and Elma Averett for the District 1 seat on the county commission said the absentee ballots in that race were “recounted.” More...

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Community

Good turnout for bluegrass show

The Claire Lynch Band performed a concert Sunday afternoon in the Sage Auditorium at Clarke County High School. More...

ASAP crew killed in Mississippi accident

Two ASAP ambulance workers were killed in a fiery twovehicle wreck in Greene County, Miss. Tuesday, according to a WKRG-TV report.  ASAP is a Mississippi-based company also operating ambulances in Clarke and Washington counties, Alabama.  More...

New T’ville council member

Bill Davis is sworn into the District 3 seat on the Thomasville City Council Monday night by city attorney Edmon McKinley (right). Behind Davis is his wife, Susan Davis. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Hometown Celebration Cozy Quilters “Quilt Exhibit,” will begin Friday, June 27 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, June 28 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Thomasville Civic Center Gallery. Admittance is free. More...

Church News

Spring has been busy at Indian Ridge Church

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church has been having great church services over the last several months with Rev. Lynum preaching.  More...

Church News

Rockbar Missionary Baptist Church will have a Women’s Conference Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Overseer Patricia Lee of the Living Water Full Gospel Church of Buckatunna, Miss. More...

Lifestyle

Mr., Mrs. Hicks celebrate 65th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Kirvin Hicks will observe their 65th wedding anniversary Monday, June 30.  Kirvin Hicks and Celia May Martin of Grove Hill were married June 30, 1949.  Mr. More...

Fun at Summer Art Camp

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Couple to say vows July 5 in Grove Hill

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Ritchie of Spring Hill, Tenn., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebekah Joykah, to Steven Everett Jenks, the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Schools

Students honored for academic achievements CCHS honor roll for school year

Clarke County High School has released its honors rolls for the 2013- 2014 school year:  All A’s Ninth Grade Jacee Anderson Jacob Hodge Shelby Sellers Casen Young  10th Grade Hannah Gates Emily Hucka More...

ASCC announces scholarship winners

Dr. Reginald Sykes, president of Alabama Southern Community College, recently announced recipients of scholarships for 2014. More...

Honor students at Troy University

Troy University has recognized honor students from Clarke County for the 2014 Spring Semester /Term 4.  The Chancellor’s list honors students who have earned a 4.0 Grade Point Average during that term.  Local students who made the Cha More...

Verbal jabs at commission meeting

Clarke County Commissioner Tyrone Moye accused fellow commissioner Jackie Ray Rush Monday of hurting the image of the commission with an accusation made at the May 13 meeting. More...

Local man charged in Mt. Vernon fatal wreck

A Grove Hill resident was arrested June 19 for his involvement in a fatal wreck in Mt. Vernon.  Alabama State Troopers reported that Thomas Ray “T. More...

Mower thief gets 10-year sentence for gun violation

A Tuscaloosa man arrested in Clarke County in September 2013 for stealing zero turn lawnmowers got into even bigger trouble when he stole an AR-15 type firearm.  That’s because Marshall Mayhew had numerous prior convictions and was prohibi More...

Commissioners struggle with road-bridge priorities and need for more manpower

Members of the Clarke County Commission continue to struggle with the priorities for work by the Road and Bridge Department and the need for more employees to perform that work.  The department is currently having trouble hiring truck drivers. More...

Job openings are advertised

Several ads from area businesses and industries are in today’s paper, seeking applicants for job openings.  Greer’s is holding a job fair at its Grove Hill grocery store Tuesday, July 1. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Stutts - Free Access

Thomas W. Stutts, 70, died June 25, 2014. Survivors include one son, Melvin Davis, Decatur; one daughter, Theresa Stutts, Gary, Indiana. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 1 from 2 until 6 p.m. at New Greater Baptist Church. More...

Morgan - Free Access

James Emory Morgan, 87, of Linden died June 23, 2014 at DCH Regional Medical Center.  He was born Nov. 21, 1926 in Florida. He was a member of the Hoboken Baptist Church. He was a retired road equipment operator.  More...

Newton - Free Access

Jewel Webb Newton, 69, of Thomasville died June 27, 2014 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Sept. 11, 1944 in Fulton. She was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. She was a retired garment manufacturing floor manager.  More...

Sports

Colleges making their way to CCHS

College football coaches have been making their way through Clarke County High School’s football field house this summer .  With at least one junior football player that has been offered by Division 1 schools, including an SEC offer, the More...

9 & 10 softball wins sub-district

The Grove Hill 9 & 10-year-old softball all-stars beat Gilbertown and Butler in the subdistrict to capture the title. They will play Thomasville on Thursday at 8 p.m. in Demopolis. More...

Sub-district runner-up

The Grove Hill 11 & 12-year-old all-stars battled at sub-district, beating Chatom and Gilbertown to make it to the title game, but lost twice to Gilbertown to finish as runner up. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Pistols or swords at 10 paces?

In olden days, gentlemen sometimes settled their differences with duels— pistols, swords or other weapons of choice. Duels between politicians and elected officials were not uncommon in the early United States. More...

Gone South

‘Dear Mr. Congressman’

One of the benefits of studying history, apart from the entertainment value, is the realization that whatever is going on now has gone on before - pretty much.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June16-24 include:  Willie Lydell Jenkins, 24, assault second degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Richard Adam Cobb, 27, theft of property th More...

Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Harassment was reported on June 11 in the 100 block of Grove Drive.  A missing person was reported on June 16. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications   Benjamin Chad Doggett, to Chelsea Elizabeth Grimes.  Eddie Dejuan Handy, to Sonya Turikka Spencer.  Mickey Lynn Rayford Jr., to Mary Ashley Carlisle.  Deandre Ramone Portis, to Patricia Ann Bradley. More...