May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Many Clarke County teachers, support personnel retiring

Personnel matters were the chief concern of the May 21 meeting of the Clarke County Board of Education.  A number of long serving retirees were honored. More...

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JHS val, sal speak

Jackson High School Valedictorian Dalton Brunson and Salutatorian Shelby Bradley addressed the crowd at commencement Saturday at Legion Field. Photos by Barry H. Hendrix More...

Legislators’ opinions differ on special session

With only five days left in the legislative session, two of Clarke County’s legislators differ on the odds of getting a budget passed.  More...

Celebrating June birthdays

Happy Birthday! More...

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Calvary Independent Baptist Church will celebrate its 24th year Homecoming Sunday May 31 at 11 a.m. Following the service lunch will be served in the fellowship hall. Rev. Jim Jackson is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Kicked can is about kicked out

Alabama’s been kicking the can down the road for years now. More...

Same sex marriage to be law

This has been an eventful year. Thousands of tourists have flocked to Alabama to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March for Civil and Voting Rights. More...

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 19-26 include:  Zavier Juan Williams, 18, attempted-theft of property second degree, $500 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept.  Marmony Michelle Mitchem, 21, probation v More...

Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   Domestic violence was reported on May 12 on Murphy St.  Domestic harassment was reported on May 14 in the 300 block of Commerce St.  Domest More...

Records

Property deeds listed Dated May 14-21  Jerry Scott Gates, to Lauren Huckabee.  Thomas Dean Dumas, to Iris Smart.  Thomas Dean Dumas, to Iris Smart.  Parham & Parham Inc., to Beverly K. More...

Hunting on industrial park lands discussed

The Clarke County Commission discussed Tuesday leasing portions of the North Clarke Industrial Park for hunting.  The recommendation to lease the land was previously made by commissioner Jackie Ray Rush. More...

Happy CCHS grads

Clarke County High School’s graduates of 2015 toss their caps high into the air following commencement exercises at Prim Stadium Friday evening. More...

Hail and wind storm hits county

A severe thunderstorm system moved through Clarke County Wednesday afernoon, May 20, downing trees and knocking out power. It hailed too, with hail about the size of dimes and nickels. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Scoggins - Free Access

Marilyn Elizabeth Crowe Scoggins, 91, died May 20, 2015 at her residence. She was born July 12, 1923 in Lawley, Ala. and has resided in Leroy since 1959. She was a retired teacher from the Clarke and Washington County School Systems. More...

Daniels - Free Access

Frances Eva Daniels, 11-years-old, died May 28, 2015. More...

Scott - Free Access

Clara Lee Scott, 70, of Coffeeville died May 29, 2015 at her residence. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and sang in the choir. She and “Bob” (her spouse) were married 49 years. More...

Sports

2015 alligator hunter registration June 2

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open registration for the state’s 10th annual regulated alligator hunts June 2 at 8 a.m. More...

McNair brings the Wing-T to Jackson Academy

When the Jackson Academy football team hits the field in August, a familiar face from Clarke County will lead the charge.  The Eagles announced last week that former Thomasville High School head coach and Clarke Prep offensive coordinator Bill M More...

Church News

MOBILE DELTA OUTING

The upper youth from Grove Hill United Methodist Church and guests went on a cruise of the Mobile-Tensaw Rivers Delta Friday, May 22. More...

Who held baby Jesus in the Temple?

1. Is the book of Luke in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. What just and devout man held the baby Jesus when Mary and Joseph presented Him at the temple? Cyrenius, Ham, Simeon, Zara  3. More...

Church News

Peniel Baptist Church of Jackson will have a convention style singing Saturday, May 30 at 6 p.m. Finger foods will be served after the singing. The church is located at 1730 McVay Road. Rev. Carey Howard is the pastor. Everyone is invited.  More...

Lifestyle

Bowden-Luker to marry June 27 in New Brockton

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Bowden of Enterprise announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Brooke Bowden to Jesse Wayne Luker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Luker of Thomasville.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Gibbons-Schmidt to wed June 13 in T’ville church

William and Lynn Gibbons of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Dallas Lee Gibbons, to Matthew Ryan Schmidt, son of Gary and Marie Schmidt of Thomasville.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Aletha Hunt of Thomasville and More...

Walker-White to marry June 6 in Salitpa church

Carrie Ann Walker of Bashi and James Harold White Sr. of Salitpa will join their lives together in holy matrimony Saturday, June 6, 2015, at two o’clock in the afternoon at River Hill Baptist Church in Salitpa.  The Rev. More...