March 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Alcohol bills rushed into law in record time

A remedy to rectify an unconstitutional law allowing alcohol sales in small Alabama towns, including Grove Hill, flew through the Alabama Legislature last week and was signed into law by Gov. Robert Bentley.  More...

CPS student creates shoe ministry

A student at Clarke Preparatory School has created a ministry devoted to donating shoes to needy third world people.  More...

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Community

Benefits told of ‘Active 911’

Harold Everhart, assistant fire chief with the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department, made another stop Monday night in Grove Hill to sing the praises of the “Active 911” software program.  He spoke to the regular meeting of the Grove Hi More...

GROUNDBREAKING SET

Formal groundbreaking for T'ville hospital to be March 28

The Thomasville Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that the groundbreaking for the new Thomasville Regional Medical Center will be held at 10 a.m. on March 28 in the city’s South Industrial Park near Highway 43.  More...

GP buying Rocky Creek sawmill in Monroe County

Georgia-Pacific announced last week it has concluded an agreement with RoyOMartin for the transfer of RoyOMartin’s Mexia, Alabama, Rocky Creek lumber operations to Georgia-Pacific. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, March 19 at 11:45 a.m. at The Fish House in Jackson. The program will be on Finance, and information will be presented by the Tombigbee Agency on Aging. More...

Clarke’s unemployment nearly twice as high as state average

While the state’s overall unemployment rate continues to drop, Clarke County’s and many of its neighbors in south and southwest Alabama remain high - some nearly or more than twice as high as the state’s rate.  Gov. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Are Shelby and Sessions traitors?

You have to give the junior U.S. senator from Arkansas some credit; he must be a heck of a salesman. More...

Making sunshine brighter, better

As the 2015 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature gets started, there are many important issues facing our lawmakers. We don't envy them. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 10- 17 include:  George Franklin Reynolds III, 29, probation revocation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Roland Dale Cunningham, 39, cruelty to animals, More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed  Dated March 5-11  Mattie Lee Perine, to Henry Lee Perine Jr.  Henry Lee Perine Jr., to Henry Lee Perine Jr.  Jimmy Ray Wallace, to Willie Alton Motes.  Gena M. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   Found property was reported on March 5 in the 900 block of East Clinton St.  A fight was reported on March 9 in the 2000 block of College Ave.&n More...

First kudzu; now kudzu bugs invade

They look like ladybugs without their red makeup. A grosser resemblance, from a distance, might be that of a fat brown or gray tick.  But they are neither. More...

Local judge still not issuing any marriage licenses

Despite a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court that contradicts a federal district court ruling on the subject of marriage, the Clarke County probate judge is standing by her decision not to issue any marriage licenses - straight, gay or any other kin More...

Phone number may look local but it’s still a scam

Scammers are getting more and more sophisticated.  In Thomasville, local citizens have been getting phone calls that they have delinquent city court fines. More...

Annual Fulton run, walk benefits animal causes

The annual 5K Run and Pet Walk benefiting the Voice For The Animals Campaign will be held Saturday, March 21 in Fulton.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McLendon - Free Access

Winnie Lou “Win Lou” McLendon, 84, a native of Clarke County passed away March 9, 2015. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth (Chris) Wright; four grandchildren, Christopher, Collin, Colby and Carson Wright; numerous nieces, nephews, other r More...

McLendon - Free Access

Earl Winston McLendon, 78, of Jackson passed away March 12, 2015 at his residence.  More...

Dearmon - Free Access

Margaret Ann Dearmon, 63, of Millry passed away Feb. 17, 2015 at her residence. She was born Feb. 24, 1951 in Mobile to the late James B. Thompson Sr. and Margaret Parnell Thompson. More...

Sports

SPORTS QUIZ

1. When was the last time before 2014 that the Kansas City Royals had a winning streak of at least 10 games?  2. Name the last College World Series game to go 15 innings before Virginia and Texas Christian did it in 2014.  3. More...

Cancer Roundup at GHES

Students at Grove Hill Elementary School had a good time outdoors Tuesday, for a good cause, during the “Cancer Roundup.” The Roundup was the school’s way of sharing a message of ho More...

Main Street program discussions slated in Grove Hill, Thomasville

Representatives from the “Main Street Alabama” program will talk to officials and community leaders Thursday in separate sessions in Thomasville and Grove Hill.  More...

Church News

Women’s Conference at Jackson’s First Baptist

Rooted, the Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church of Jackson will host a “Beautifully Rooted Women’s Conference” Saturday, April 18th, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  More...

Church News

Truevine Baptist Church will continue its Youth Revival Thursday, March 19 and end Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. nightly. All youth are invited to come with your talent to be a part of this great event Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

Helping the Easter Bunny

Artist Sherry Barnes’ handpainted china Easter Eggs in big demand

Everyone knows Santa Claus has elves to help him get toys out to kids at Christmas. More...

Hop Into Spring with Easter Desserts

From full-course brunches to simple sit-down dinners, Easter celebrations are a time to enjoy family, friends and the delicious tastes of spring.  However elaborate the festivities, a rich and creamy dessert is the perfect finale to any Easter g More...

Moore-Fendley to wed April 18 at ‘Cotton House’

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Moore Jr. of Grove Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Whitney Michelle Moore, to Justin David Fendley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Griffin Fendley of Fulton.  More...

Schools

Students attend DECA conference

Clarke County High School students attended the Alabama DECA Development Conference in February. More...

Parenting Day set March 19

The Clarke County Schools District has scheduled a special Parenting Day event from 2 to 6 p.m. on March 19 at all seven schools in the county system.  More...

New Dance Lines, Color Guards introduced

The new Dance Line at Clarke County High School for the 2015-2016 school year was recently introduced. More...