May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

DHR board working to hire new director

The board of directors of the Clarke County Department of Human Resources interviewed May 8 an applicant for the vacant directorship.  It was the first board meeting since the resignation of former director Lou Boykin and the appointment of thr More...

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Community

E-911 approves paging procedures for wrecks to rural fire departments

The Clarke County Commission, acting as the E-911 Board, Monday formally approved a procedure where select county fire departments will be paged to wrecks in their area.  More...

County participates in EMA drill

Roy Waite, director of the Clarke County Emergency Management Agency, takes a question from County Engineer Danny Overton May 7 during a statewide EMA drill. More...

B’ham company gets bid to plant trees and spray

Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to accept the $66,780 low bid from Forestall Company of Birmingham for planting pine seedlings and chemical spraying in the North Clarke Industrial Park.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

Grove Hill Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, entitled “A Hero in Every Story.” Registration will be held at the library through May 15. The program dates will be Monday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 2. More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor.   More...

How to live by faith

“Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.” Hebrews 10:38   More...

Ministry’s fundraiser named for Scott Wilson

A fundraiser last month in Bowling Green, Kentucky was named for and paid tribute to the late Scott Wilson who came up with the idea for the charity cooking competition five years ago.  Wilson, a local chef who grew up in Grove Hill, died sudden More...

Lifestyle

Couple, family and friends enjoy engagement party at Thomasville Civic Center

Krista Lee Andrews and Rentz Miller Lewis Sr. agreed to join their hands and unite their hearts forever. More...

Harvell-Kelley to marry Aug. 8 at Scotch park

Glen and Amanda Harvell of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Raegan Harvell, to Hunter Kelley, son of Kevin and Heather Kelley, also of Grove Hill.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Wayne Gates of Whatley and the late More...

Howell-Moseley tell plans to wed June 13 in Leroy

Scott and Amy Carol Howell announce the engagement of their daughter, Callie Rae Howell, to Dustyn Ray Moseley, son of Chris and Brenda Moseley of Jackson.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Warren Marks of Jackson, George and Wanda Walker More...

Schools

CPS students inspired by chapel service

The CPS students enjoyed the last chapel service for this school year on Wednesday, May 6. The students enjoyed music from the Pineview Baptist Church youth praise and worship and received an encouraging message from FCA leader Dennis Hayford. More...

Author Dunagan visits school

Coffeeville native and book author Ted Dunagan gave a wonderful presentation for the CPS students.  More...

Teachers of the Year honored

The Clarke Prep School SGA recently selected the Teacher of the Year for the 2014-15 school year. The winners for this year are Ms. Donna Davis (middle school), Michelle Baldwin (high school) and Patricia Jackson (elementary school). More...

CPS student receives national VFW award

Virginia Hodge of Coffeeville, a seventh grader at Clarke Prep School, was honored May 7 during a ceremony in the school cafeteria.  The student received a state first place award from the Veterans of Foreign Wars for her essay entry into the P More...

Commissioners explode on DHR nominee retry

The appointment of a board member for the County Department of Human Resources reignited simmering political disagreements Tuesday among Clarke County Commissioners.  More...

Psychiatrist arrested for texts, prescription writing

A psychiatrist who works a part-time schedule for Grove Hill Memorial Hospital and Medical Clinic has been arrested and charged with issuing excessive prescriptions to a patient.  Dr. More...

Man pleads guilty to shooting dog

A hunter agreed to pay out a total of $2,000 in restitution and will be on a year’s probation for shooting another hunter’s dog.  Roland Dale Cunningham pleaded guilty in Clarke County District Court May 6 to cruelty to animals for t More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Newton - Free Access

Tommy Mikeal Newton, 68, of Fulton died May 13, 2015 at his residence.  He was born Jan. 8, 1947 in Bashi. He was a member of the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a member of the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church.  More...

Whisenhunt - Free Access

George Edward Whisenhunt, 54, departed this life May 10, 2015 at his home in McIntosh. He was born Oct. 4, 1960 to the parentage of the late Charlie Whisenhunt Sr. and the late Susie Viola Flott Whisenhunt.   More...

Foxx

Joe Allen Foxx, 64, departed this life May 7, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.  He was born March 14, 1951 in Alma to the parentage of the late Henry James Foxx Sr. and the late Virgin Williams Foxx. He attended Alma Junior High School. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs headed to state tourney

2015 South Regional Champions

Highlighted by a 13-inning performance, the Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs swept the South Class 4A Regional this past Thursday and Friday in Gulf Shores. More...

CCHS in spring grid game Thursday

The Clarke County High School Bulldog football team has completed spring drills in preparation for a tilt with Sweet Water Thursday night.  The spring game will be played at Victory Field in Sweet Water and will start at 6 p.m. More...

LBW Saints have good season

Lurleen Burns Wallace-Andalusia entered the state playoffs this past weekend in Ozark as the number one seed in the Southern Division. More...

Editorial

Why I appreciate America’s veterans

Guest Columnist

There are many reasons that I think very highly of our American veterans. Each time I hear the “Star Spangled Banner” or see our flag proudly flying, I am reminded of our great freedoms. More...

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Requiem for Spring Break - Part II

“The meanness has grown faster than we thought it would,”  Mike Thomas, Bay County, Fla. Commissioner   More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 5-12 include:  Brannon Velador McCoy, 21, domestic violence third degree (harassment), $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Lovelle Tucker, 32, di More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed  Dated May 1-7  Trustmark National-As Trustee, to Royal David Stackhouse III.  Jonathan H. Smith, to Jeremy Henson.  Barbara A. Davis, to Thomas E. More...

Woman Is Fit, But Can Barely Stand

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old female. More...