July 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Barbecue in T’ville, fireworks in Jackson and more!

The annual and longrunning American Legion Barbecue is again on tap for the Fourth of July in Thomasville.  Cookers will be working all night preparing barbecue pork and chicken. Lunch servings with “fixings” start at 11 a.m. More...

Democrat will be on Nov. ballot for State Senate seat

Susan Smith of Atmore is a Democratic candidate for the District 22 seat in the Alabama State Senate.  Smith was appointed to be the Democratic Party’s nominee by the state party after incumbent Sen. More...

Special Sections

Community

Jackson gets new postmaster

Postal Service veteran started in ’83; relocates to Jackson from Rome, Ga.

The Jackson Post Office recently welcomed a new member to its family when Robin Lee assumed the role of postmaster.  More...

Grove Hill Arts Council seeking a new director; Ice resigns for Miss. job

Toni Ice, director of The Grove Hill Arts Council, has resigned her position to accept a grant writing coordinator position with a mill-related corporation in Mississippi.  More...

New Coastal Gateway economic developers promoting SW Alabama

Will Ruzic and Jess Nicholas have joined executive director Dr. John Johnson to form a new team of regional economic developers at Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance (CGEDA).  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County School District will administer the Alabama High School Graduation Exam at CCHS. Any former students who would like to take the exam should report to the school by 7:45 a.m. More...

Church News

Grove Hill Baptists’ fun tailgating

Grove Hill Baptist Church sponsored a tailgating event Sunday evening outside of Clarke Prep’s Hamilton Field. More...

Church Notices

Spencer Chapel A.M.E. Church of Fulton will celebrate its Annual Youth Choir Day Sunday, July 6 at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Terrance Williams, assistant pastor of the Greater Salem A.M.E. Zion Church of Panola, Ala. More...

Lifestyle

Baugh-Barnes to wed July 26 in Demopolis

Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Baugh of Grove Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amy Christine, to Jason Vince Barnes, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Barnes of Thomasville.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Thibodeaux-French to say vows July 26 in T’ville Baptist

Ms. LaShaye Thibodeaux of Thomasville announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Kaitlyn Alexandria Thibodeaux, to Christopher Dylan French. Mr. French is the son of Mr and Mrs. More...

Adams-Jenks to marry Sat. in Grove Hill Baptist Church

Rebekah Joy Adams and Steven Everett Jenks will exchange wedding vows Saturday, July 5 at 2 p.m. at the Grove Hill Baptist Church. More...

Schools

Area school boards meet

Pre-engineering program established at Thomasville High

The Thomasville City Board of Education approved June 26 the change from agri-science to pre-engineering.  The board formally approved an agreement with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), Inc. More...

Area school boards meet

Clarke school system buying three new buses for coming year

The Clarke County Board of Education will purchase three new school buses for the coming school year.  The vehicles, approved at the June 26 board meeting, will be purchased from Transportation South of Pelham at a cost of $78,961.00 each. More...

GP to spend $27M to fluff its fluff line

Georgia-Pacific will spend $27 million to upgrade its fluff production process at the Alabama River Cellulose (ARC) mill in Perdue Hill.  Rick Kimble, director of public affairs at the mill, told the Monroe County Commission last week about the More...

Coastal Gateway says four prospects looking at T’ville

Approximately four potential economic development projects were identified for Thomasville during the June 18 board of directors meeting of the Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance in Monroeville.  Coastal Gateway serves five c More...

Grove Hill hospital records healthy admission numbers

New budget totals almost $47 million

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital is celebrating good admission numbers from May.  Elaine Averett, the hospital’s chief financial officer, reported that overall admissions reached 126 (also 133 in March and 90 in April).  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pickard - Free Access

Johnny Creg Pickard, 60, of Rocky Face, Ga. died June 23, 2014 in Cartersville, Ga. He was born July 10, 1953 in Meridian, Miss. He worked for Dalton Paper Products for the past 24 years. He served six years in National Guard.  More...

Lewis

Mrs. Omelia Lewis of Grove Hill died July 1, 2014.  Services in loving memory of Mrs. Lewis are incomplete. More...

Kirksey

Jakobe Chanlor Kirksey, of Chatom, transitioned from this life June 17, 2014 at USA Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Mobile. He was born Oct. 27, 2002 to Johnathan Daniels and Tyra Kirksey in Jackson. He was 11 years of age.  More...

Sports

Moore hired as new CCHS hoops coach

It did not take Clarke County High School long to find a new basketball coach as former Linden head coach Roosevelt Moore was approved by the board of education last Thursday.  “I am excited about coming to Clarke County,” Moore said More...

Heading to state

The Grove Hill 9 & 10-year-old softball all-stars lost to Linden Tuesday night to finish as the runner-up in district. In the district tournament they beat Thomasville 10-3 Thursday night. More...

Horn attends hoops camp

Darius Horn, a junior at Thomasville High School, attended the Anthony Grant basketball camp in Tuscaloosa in mid-June. While there, Horn participated in one-on-one drills as well as tournaments. More...

Editorial

Greasepit Grammar

Short days

“Students at the Swampscum Finishing School and Welding Academy this fall will get out of class 10 minutes earlier each day,” announced the Swampscum Daily Ooze. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Gone South

Downsizing the accumulations

The dogs didn’t know what to think.  There we were, packing up stuff and carrying it out.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 24-July 1 include:  Charles Avery Motes, 46, assault third degree, $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Darrell Ezell, 28, contempt of court, $42 More...

Clarke Deeds, Marriages

Marriage license applications  Hodrick Vacarro Dotson, to Kameka Nicole Welch.  Joseph Marlow Bennett, to Stephanie O. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Neglect or abuse of a disabled adult was reported on June 22 in the 500 block of East Pearl St.  Harassment was reported on June 24 in the 100 bl More...