February 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Stealing birthday money armed with BB guns

An 18-year-old Jackson man and four juveniles have been arrested and charged with stealing a minimal amount of money at gunpoint from an individual at the Grove Hill Senior Citizen Center.  Grove Hill police officers responded to a call at the c More...

DHR board has important duties: hires - and can fire - local director

The county Department of Human Resources (DHR) board has been caught up in controversy recently after Clarke County Commissioners disagreed over the appointment of two new members to the body.  More...

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Community

T’ville Lions Club members honored

At a recent Lions Club meeting the Thomasville Lions Club honored their two charted members Lion Edwin Roy Ford and Lion Louris Howard Jackson with Lifetime membership to the Thomasville Lions Club.  More...

Gay marriages likely coming starting Feb. 9

Probate judge’s offices in Alabama’s 67 counties will likely have to start issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples requesting them next week.  More...

New council member sworn in for Coffeeville council

Roger Fore was sworn in Tuesday night as the new member of the Coffeeville Town Council.  He replaces Terri Hudson, who resigned in January. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association’s 2015 annual meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Clarke Prep School in Grove Hill. The association was organized in 1945.   More...

Church News

Church News

Rock Bar Baptist Church of Coffeeville will celebrate its 17th year pastor’s anniversary of Rev. and First Lady Amos and Gwen Hill Sunday, Feb. 8 at 2:30 p.m. Special guest for Sunday evening will be Rev. More...

Retires from circuit clerk’s office

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Blaylock wins iPad

Gathering to recognize Alabama River Cellulose’s successful United Way campaign are (front row from left) ARC employees Renee Staff, Tommy Blaylock (iPad winner), Tim McIlwain, ARC vice preside More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 27-Feb. More...

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Schools

T’ville ACT Aspire test scores show room for improvement

The Thomasville City Schools District released ACT Aspire test results Jan. 27 in math and reading from grades three to eight, of which the school system will be held accountable in future years.  More...

Clarke students need time to adjust to higher standards, says county testing coordinator

Julia Ann Deas, system test coordinator for the Clarke County School District, said that it will take several years for the academic scores of the school system to adjust and improve under the new College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS).  More...

ASCC honors three alumni

As part of homecoming weekend festivities, Alabama Southern Community College honored its Alumni of the Year Friday night at a reception in Monroeville.  More...

How high can you jump?

Clarke County High School’s Rodney Coates glides under the basket for a reverse lay-up in a recent game against McIntosh. More...

War Eagle!

Andrew Hopkins, raptor specialist at Auburn University, shows a bald eagle to the students at Thomasville Elementary last week. More...

GH council will meet at 5:30, not 4:30

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Monday night to change the regular meeting time to 5:30 p.m.  The council had voted in their last meeting to change the time to 4:30 p.m. More...

Local man’s money found in New Jersey post office headed to phone scammer

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has received a lot of calls in reference to scams over the last few weeks. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brown - Free Access

Preston Junior Brown, 88, of Cumming, Ga. entered into rest Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at his residence. He was a native of Tuscaloosa. Mr. Brown had resided in Georgia since 1988. More...

Pruitt - Free Access

Robert Malcom Pruitt, 81, of Thomasville died Feb. 2, 2015 at his residence.  He was born Aug. 7, 1933 in Clarke County. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. He was a retired United States Air Force Master Sergeant.  More...

Smith - Free Access

Clara V. Smith, 86, of Thomasville died Feb. 6, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born March 10, 1928 in Thomasville. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Clarke County downs McIntosh Demons

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs evened their record to 13-13 as they closed the regular season with a 52-29 win over the McIntosh Demons last Friday night in Grove Hill.  The Bulldogs outscored the Demons 23-9 in the second half and did a More...

Lady Bulldogs move to 21-6 on the season

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs ended the regular season with a 21-6 record as they beat the Lady Demons of McIntosh 67-37 last Friday night in Grove Hill.  Kiana Coates had 17 points and seven assists. More...

GH Dixie Youth needs umpires

Anyone wanting to be an umpire for the Grove Hill Dixie Youth leagues this coming season should contact League President Roby Kolb at (251) 360-0159. He will have all of the information about dates and tests. More...

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Editor’s Notes

ISIS has nothing on burning folks alive

The terrorist group known as ISIS is going to pay for the pain they have inflicted on innocent people. It may not be today and it may not be tomorrow, but it is coming. More...

Gone South

How ’bout a hand for the Haggis

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftan o’ the pudding-race! Aboon them a’ ye take your place Painch, tripe, or thairm: More...