January 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commission votes to dip into capital improvement fund

Commissioner Rush wants to spend more on Road & Bridge needs

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to use up to half of the county’s Capital Improvement Fund as needed.  The fund currently includes approximately a total of $1.2 million, said county administrator Lois Morris, and comes from stat More...

Sheriff wants notification when 911 called of death

Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris asked Monday that he be contacted by the county E-911 when there is a death report.  His comments came before the monthly meeting of the County Commission, serving as the 911 board.  A memo had been put in t More...

Special Sections

Community

Retired educators to meet Jan. 15

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Jan. 15 at 11:45 a.m. at Gaston’s Grill in Thomasville.   More...

Hospital Auxiliary to hear DHR rep

The Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will meet Wednesday, Jan. 21 in the hospital’s boardroom beginning at 9 a.m.  Lisa Dunagan from Clarke County Department of Human Resources will be the program presenter. More...

Voice for the Animals event set in Fulton

The Voice for the Animals 5K and Pet Walk will be Saturday, March 21 at 8:30 a.m. More...

Church News

Stave Creek Baptist hosting benefit for Pilots for Christ

Many people in Jackson are familiar with the impact Pilots for Christ can have on families battling cancer and other serious illnesses.  Time and time again the program has made it possible for patients to make frequent trips to Houston, Texas a More...

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor.   More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Cold last week but it has been colder

The thermometers dipped to about 11 or 12 here last  Thursday. It was cold.  The low in Mobile was 17, breaking the record of 18 set for that day in 1886.  It may have broken records here, too, for Jan. More...

Gone South

Cold enough for you?

While everybody talked about the weather, nobody seemed to do anything about it.  Attributed to Mark Twain   The weather is here. I wish you were beautiful.  Jimmy Buffett   SEAGROVE BEACH, FLA.—  More...

Inside the Statehouse

Tuscaloosa County home to lots of state’s top leaders

Throughout Alabama political history, certain cities, counties and enclaves have had a proclivity for having an inordinate number of their citizenry serve in Alabama politics. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Police Incident Reports

Jackson and Thomasville

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  An arrest was made on Dec. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications  Scotty Birch Brown, to Rachael Renee Utsey.  Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Dec. 31-Jan. More...

Pickup stolen during quick Taco Bell stop

It was a bad week for Terre Harrell of Grove Hill last week. First, she lost her father, Bill Heiden, on New Year’s Day after a long bout with cancer. She spent most of the week preparing for a memorial service that was held Jan. 8.  More...

Grinch steals decorations in Grove Hill

The ladies at Whidden’s Income Tax office on Jackson Street all thought one of the group had taken down the Christmas decorations when they arrived for work Tuesday, Jan. 6 (the office doesn’t open on Mondays).  More...

More timber to be cut from North Clarke Industrial Park

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday the sale of timber from another section of the North Clarke Industrial Park.  Sumter Timber of Demopolis provided the highest price for the timber with $570,542.50.  The clear-cutting of the tim More...

Work release inmate critical after accident on 4-wheeler

A work release inmate is in critical condition in a Mobile hospital after wrecking a four-wheeler Jan. 4.  More...

Prayer breakfast slated in Grove Hill

All are invited to the Clarke County ADC annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 8 a.m. The breakfast will be conducted at the Clarke County Community Center, the old Armory, in Grove Hill on Highway 84.   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Duke - Free Access

Earline Hilda Dixon Duke, 86, died Jan. 13, 2015 at Willow Trace Nursing Facility in Butler.  More...

Fenderson - Free Access

James Milton Fenderson of Toddtown traded time for eternity Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at North Baldwin Hospital. He was born April 6, 1941 to the late Rev. Andrew James and Clintone Parestine Bumpers Fenderson of the Winn community. More...

Moss - Free Access

Minnie Howze Moss entered into life April 26, 1930 and entered into rest Jan. 6, 2015. She was 84 years of age. Born in Marengo County in the Pleasant Hill community, Minnie was one of 14 children born to Dea. Namon and Luverta Portis Howze.  More...

Sports

Lady Gators get big win over JA

Jackson Academy kept things close for most of the game, but a late surge lifted Clarke Prep past the Lady Eagles with a 43-31 win.  Kacee Jordan, who finished with 27 points, hit a shot for Jackson Academy to pull them to within 30- 29 with 3:49 More...

CPS Gators put scare in JA Eagles

After trailing for most of the first half, the Jackson Academy Eagles shifted into overdrive for the final two quarters to take a 55-41 win over rival Clarke Prep.  The game began with fireworks from outside. More...

Lady Bulldogs are 3-0 in area play

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs moved to 3-0 in area play as they beat the Lady Tigers of Thomasville 61-31 last Friday night in Grove Hill.  Shanda Pugh led the team with 23 points, five rebounds and four steals. More...

Lifestyle

Classics REINVENTED

FAMILY FEATURES — When you are looking to serve up a taste of yesteryear, look no further than your pantry for a staple you can incorporate into meals, including snacks, breakfast, dinners and even desserts. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Fiction, non-fiction favorites

He says that Santa Claus dropped off a copy of Heretics and Heroes by Thomas Cahill under his Christmas tree. More...

GHES students give to DHR food pantry

Students at Grove Hill Elementary School collected canned goods, dry goods, cleaning and paper supplies to meet critical needs for the Clarke County Department of Human Resources. More...

Schools

CPS students enjoy Christmas party

Students in the high school and middle school grades enjoyed a break from their classes during their annual Christmas party on Dec. 16, 2014. More...

Jackson earns teachers award

Mrs. Patricia Jackson was recently named Veterans of Foreign Wars Teacher of the Year for 2015. Mrs. More...

CPS pageant Jan. 26

Clarke Prep School will hold the annual Miss Gator Pride pageant on Jan. 26. The elementary pageant will begin at 2 p.m. in the gymnasium. More...