August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

All smiles as schools begin new year

The old thought is that children don’t like school but you can’t think that looking at these smiling kids at recent open houses at Grove Hill Elementary and Clarke Prep in preparation for Monday’s first day of classes. More...

GH Planning Commission rejects rezoning requests

Restoration Hall back to square one to locate group home site

The Grove Hill Planning Commission heard two separate rezoning requests July 29.  One request by Gena Overstreet was to have her three-acre property on East Cobb St. More...

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Community

New uniforms for CMC personnel

CMC Gas announces the recent arrival of new uniforms for all service and construction personnel. More...

Greer’s converting Grove Hill grocery store to CashSaver

The Greer’s Market in Grove Hill is undergoing some big changes. The store is converting to Cash- Saver, a cost plus 10 percent grocery.  More...

Citivan Club seeking nominees for Grove Hill Citizen of Year award

The Grove Hill Civitan Club is accepting nominations for Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year.  Nominations should include a resume and must be accompanied by a letter explaining in detail the nominee’s activities and how these activitie More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Arc of Clarke County will have a paper craft class on Friday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. with instructor J. Nisbet- Hoyle. The cost is $7 and this week’s project is to make a wreath with cones rolled from sheet music. More...

Church News

Church News

Mackey Branch #2 Baptist Church will continue its revival Thursday, Aug. 14 and end Friday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Darin Rodgers of Greenhill Baptist Church of Shubuta, Miss. will be the evangelist for the week. Dr. More...

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Heavy rains, town’s first traffic signals and new stockyards

Heavy rains — the most in the state’s record-keeping history, Grove Hill’s first traffic signals and the opening of the Clarke County Stock Yards all happened 75 years ago this month in August 1939.  More...

Gone South

‘Miss Lib’ gets bill from IRS

Before I get started let me say that my Mama, a longtime employee of the Department of Agriculture, taught me that to be a good American I had to follow the rules set down by the elected representatives in Washington and the agencies that act on thei More...

Schools

Teachers praised as new school year gets started

“Although the summer seemed short for many of us, we did as much as we could trying to get your schools ready,” said Larry Bagley, superintendent of the Clarke County Schools System.  More...

Open house at Grove Hill Elementary

An Open House was held Aug. 6 at Grove Hill Elementary School. Parents and children were able to meet their new teachers and bring school supplies. More...

Schools have to be smart money managers, says Clarke Supt. Bagley

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley proposed a special legislative session during his visit July 23 to an event in Chatom.  More...

Sex charges among 236 indictments

Several sexual crimes were among the 236 criminal indictments returned by the Clarke County Grand Jury last Thursday, Aug. 4.  More...

Free breakfast and lunch for county public school students this year

The Clarke County Schools system will provide free breakfast and free lunch for all students each day with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  More...

Lightning zaps 911 equipment

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday an emergency appropriation of $60,000.00 to replace essential radio equipment for the county E-911 system.  More...

County to assist T’ville in cleanup of Campbell’s Landing

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to work with the City of Thomasville on the cleanup of the Campbell’s Landing.  The landing and adjoining 80-acre Bashi Creek Park are located near the Morvin community, 18 miles northwest of Thom More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackson - Free Access

Frank Hansel Jackson, 84, of Thomasville died Aug. 17, 2014 at his residence. He was born Nov. 30, 1929 in Thomasville. He was a member of Pineview Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. More...

Sellers - Free Access

Earnest George Sellers, 69, of Thomasville died Aug. 11, 2014 at his residence. He was born May 5, 1945 in Coffeeville. He was a retired maintenance superintendent for Scotch Plywood Company.  More...

Chapman - Free Access

Leland “LT” Tom Chapman, 75, of Winn died July 31, 2014 at Thomasville Nursing Home.  He attended Berry’s Chapel Elementary School and Coffeeville High School where he graduated. He was a baptized member of Perry’s Chapel A.M.E. More...

Sports

First game one week away

Area schools are in their second week of drills in preparation for the first game of the season. More...

CPS jamboree game schedule

5 p.m. CPS vs Morgan 7 p.m. Marengo-PA 5:30 p.m. More...

Lady Gators v’ball hopes to bounce back in 2014

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators missed the state tournament last year for the first time in many years, but second year head coach Katelyn Dunagan feels this year’s team could make the return.  More...

Lifestyle

Chavies-Barfield to marry Aug. 23 in Monroeville

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Smith of Monroeville and Mr. and Mrs. Jason Chavies of Prattville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Ashtin Chavies, to Arthur Cameron Barfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Courington couples to celebrate 50 years of marriage Aug. 23

Two special couples will soon celebrate 50 years of marriage. Danny Ross Courington and Joan Nall Courington, along with Raymond Jerry Courington and Joan Shepherd Courington were married in Jackson on August 23, 1964.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. More...

Jackson and Thomasville Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Criminal mischief was reported on Aug. 4 in the 300 block of East Clinton St .  Auto burglary was reported on Aug. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications  Dearius James Thompson, to Deshala Chanchez Jackson.  Woodie Earl Pugh Jr., to Sandra Chapman Dickinson. More...