October 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Crawford independent candidate for sheriff

Frankie Crawford would like to put his 33 years of law enforcement experience to work for the citizens of Clarke County as their next sheriff.  Crawford is running as an independent candidate and will be on the ballot Nov. 4. More...

GH council adopts tight budget; $200 year-end surplus predicted

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night the fiscal year 2015 budget.  Expected expenses total $1,933,705.00, and total revenues are $1,933,905.00.  Projected tax revenues total $1,206,165.00 including $965,000 in retail sales tax, More...

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Community

Man wounded when shot; assault charges filed

A Grove Hill man was arrested for shooting a friend in the leg last Thursday.  George Franklin “Trey” Reynolds was charged with second degree assault for shooting J. D. More...

Chance & Scyrene

Morrissette works for Navy in Washington, D.C.

Happy Birthday!  More...

Buster Hough kept a lot of folks from ‘messing up’

A lot of people in their 30s, 40s and 50s, and even 60s maybe, who used to “run the roads” have Buster Hough stories. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Homecoming Week will continue at Clarke County High School, Thursday, Oct. 9 and Friday, Oct. 10. Events include: Throw It Back Thursday; and Fierce Friday Spirit. Thursday: Homecoming Parade at 4:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

St. Peter Baptist Church of Grove Hill in the Allen community will continue its revival Thursday, Oct. 9 and Friday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. William Jackson, pastor of the Mt. More...

Lifestyle

Barnes-Middleton to say wedding vows Nov. 8

Elizabeth Claxton of Jackson and Donnie Barnes of Fulton announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth Barnes, to Steven Allen Middleton, son of Terry and Brenda Middleton of Jackson.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Elizab More...

Authors with local ties signing books in Grove Hill and C’ville

Buy a book and make a run in Grove Hill, Oct. 18

Readers and runners can look forward to events being hosted by the Grove Hill Arts Council Saturday, Oct. 18.  Robert “Buddy” Lancaster will be autographing copies of his novels from 8 a.m. More...

Hands-on experience for Garrick, others at UA program

More than 200 University of Alabama students during fall 2014 are receiving a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Progam.  More...

Schools

Alan Sealls visits Grove Hill

Students from Clarke Prep attended a special event sponsored by the Grove Hill Public Library. More...

Mr. and Miss CPS selected

Clarke Prep School announced the Mr. and Miss CPS elections this week. Mr. and Miss CPS for 2014-15 are Lillian Paul and Hayden Walker. More...

Shoes collected for mission trips

The CPS SGA has been collecting shoes as an outreach for mission trips and individuals. More...

Giving back is second nature for GH’s Citizen of Year

“I do it because I want to do it and I was taught to do it. More...

Old MOP Church burns — again

The old Miracles of Prayer Church on Highway 43 on the south end of Grove Hill was deliberately burned by Grove Hill firefighters last Thursday evening, Oct. 2. More...

Gator hunter Troy Landry coming to Jackson’s Fall Festival

Deadlines for vendor participation in the annual Fall Festival in Jackson are fast approaching.  Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carolyn Carpenter said space is still available for vendors, but they must be reserved by Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barbaree - Free Access

Frank Barbaree, 91, of Jackson died Oct. 13, 2014 at Jackson Medical Center.   More...

Thompson - Free Access

Beatrice Carpenter Thompson, 83, of Chatom died Oct. 4, 2014 at her residence. She was a native and lifelong resident of Chatom. She was a member of the Pine Level Baptist Church.   More...

Nichols - Free Access

Saundra Rebecca Nichols, 72, of Jackson died Oct. 5, 2014 at Jackson Medical Center.  More...

Sports

JA Eagles pound out 600 yards in loss

Though Jackson Academy was not able to pull out the win on Friday night, Head Coach Danny Adams said the Eagles came out of the 40-31 loss to region leading Sparta Academy with plenty of confidence.  The ground game specifically made strides, Ad More...

Lady Gators win area title

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat county and area rival Jackson Academy 26-24, 25-19 and 25-21 Monday night to lay claim to the area title.  More...

Sammie Coates ya’ll!

Leroy native and Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates had a steallar night against LSU this past Saturday, catching a touchdwown pass. More...

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Newspapers are the ‘tie that binds’

What do you care most about in life?  Most of us would put family at, or near, the top of such a list. Friends would be there. So would our jobs or businesses, our livelihoods. Our homes. Maybe our pets. Our hobbies and pastimes. More...

Gone South

Eating ‘eatin’ dirt’

Some years ago Roy Blount, Jr., clearly the funniest Southern writing today - except maybe for Jim Cobb and John Shelton Reed and Rick Perry (you gotta admit, that guy is a hoot) - wrote about being at a fancy New York literary soiree shortly after T More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 30-Oct. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications  Riccardo Marquis Hampton, to Kendra Lanaye Cade.  Monroe Causey Jr., to Carolyn Jeanette Pacley. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  A juvenile was arrested on charges of domestic violence, second degree, on Sept. 28.  An alarm was reported on Sept. More...