January 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Pugh accepts appointment to vacant town council seat

Grove Hill resident Lanessa Pugh has been offered and accepted the appointment to fill the open seat on the Town Council.  Pugh currently is employed as secretary/ bookkeeper with the central office of the Thomasville City Schools System. More...

Two spend Christmas Eve in jail for stabbing assault

A mother and a daughter went to jail Christmas Eve, charged in a stabbing.  More...

Coffeeville appoints new council member

The Coffeeville Town Council accepted Tuesday night the resignation of council member Terri Hudson, who has moved out of the town limits.  Mayor Robert Cox read her resignation letter aloud at the meeting. More...

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Community

Get your pigs here!

Here are some more photos from the pig delivery Saturday for this year’s 4-H Club Pig Squeal program. More...

Deadline for nominations for Child Advocacy Center’s Slayton Award is Jan. 12

In recognition of a life dedicated to serving others especially the children of Clarke, Washington and Choctaw counties, the Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. More...

COLD!

Temps dropping into teens Thursday, Friday mornings

County residents coming back from the holidays were greeted with chilly weather this week.  According to weather forecasts, lows for Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings will drop to 14, 16 and 24 degrees, respectively. More...

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Family Anonymous is a support group for friends and family of people that have an addiction to drugs, an abusive partner and any other addiction. The group helps the family/friends learn to love and let live, without over stressing themselves. More...

Church News

Church News

Spencer Chapel AME Church of Fulton will have worship and praise service as they will honor its new pastor, Rev. Franklin D. Robinson Jr. and Sis. Naomi Hayes Robinson Saturday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. The church is located at 718 N.E. More...

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Editor’s Notes

Consider a donation to DHR’s food pantry

Most of us eat what we want, as often as we want, and — too often — as much as we want. We don’t realize that right here in Clarke County there are people who are hungry and going without food.  More...

Gone South

Dancing in your socks

Back when I was in college  I played the guitar.  There was nothing unique about this. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 29-Jan. 5 include:  Colby Bragg Strong, 24, theft of property first degree, probation violationfelony, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   Two arrests were made on Dec. 21 during a traffic stop. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications  Christopher David Ray, to Kerigan Paige Byrd.  Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages.   Property deeds listed  Dated Dec. More...

Life Tech inmates charged with Choctaw robbery

Two brothers who were inmates at the Life Tech Transition Center in Thomasville have been arrested and charged in the armed robbery of a Pennington store in Choctaw County.  Marion Woodward, 34, and Fabian Woodward, 39, were reportedly out on a More...

Flu bug making rounds

Based on early data, the 2014-2015 flu season could be severe.  Dr. Mark McCutcheon with the Emergency Room at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital said the local ER had one of its busiest days Jan. More...

CCHS Band Director John Conner dies after long fight with cancer

Longtime Clarke County High School Band Director John Conner passed away Tuesday morning after a lengthy battle with cancer.  “It was a shock,” CCHS Principal Debra Dennis said. More...

MLK march and program set Jan. 19

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA) will sponsor the Dr. Martin Luther King March/Program in Grove Hill on Monday, Jan. 19 with lineup beginning at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Wilson Chapel AME Church where Rev. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bradley - Free Access

Orren P. Bradley, 86, passed away Jan. 2, 2015.  More...

Jones - Free Access

Ina May Partin Jones, 69, died Jan. 6, 2015 at her residences in the Perry’s Chapel Community of Gainestown.  More...

Bolen - Free Access

Mary Louise Bolen, 92, of Jackson died Jan. 9, 2015. She was born Feb. 25, 1922. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. She was a member of the 1940 graduating class of Leroy High School. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs down Lady Aggies

The challenge of a weekend road rivalry game didn’t faze the Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs’ basketball team. The visiting squad played fast and controlled the ball on their way to a 64-48 win at Jackson High School.  More...

CCHS loses to JHS in rivalry tilt

A packed house Saturday night at Jackson High School for a rivalry game and the return of Tucker Batley combined to create an atmosphere that left the Aggies almost unbeatable.  The team responded strongly to both situations by blowing past Clar More...

JHS softball holds ‘Hit the Road Jack’ 5K

The Jackson High School softball team recently held its annual “Hit the Road Jack” 5k Resolution Run. The overall male winner was Frank Harwell with Kristian Thomas finishing second. More...

Lifestyle

Dixon-Cassity to wed Saturday in Odenville

Jessica Elaine Dixon and Michael Hunter Cassity will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. at the Christ Church Brand Cove in Odenville.  Miss Dixon is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dixon of Jackson.  Mr. More...

HANDY TIPS TO USE IN YOUR HOME

Frozen Pipes Are No Joke

Q: While we spend a couple of months in Florida, our grandson Ronnie will be house-sitting, making sure the place is taken care of. I asked him to make sure that he leaves a couple of taps dripping anytime the temperature dips below freezing. More...

How to build a disaster resilient house

Extreme weather events in every season now are thrashing, burning, flooding, and flattening many homes into rubble, and such storms are making many homeowners wonder what would happen to their homes if they were in the path of such destructive winds. More...