June 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Montgomery murder suspect arrested at T’ville apartment

A Montgomery man wanted for murder in a Memorial Day weekend slaying in the capital city was found in Thomasville and arrested June 2.  Reo Shabar Davis had apparently fled to the Cedar Pointe Apartments where he was staying with his girlfriend. More...

Another church fills an empty store

Another empty Grove Hill store building has been converted into a church. First Baptist Church of God No. 2 held services Sunday in the old Andrews IGA grocery store building on Main Street. Rev. More...

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Community

$200,000 in unpaid solid waste accounts worry commissioners

Clarke County’s contract with Republic Services, the company that provides solid waste services in the county, is set to renew soon with a consumer price index increase but county commissioners Tuesday expressed some concerns about the cost of More...

Masons donate to hospital

Members of the Macon Lodge No. 7 F&AM of Grove Hill recently donated some of the proceeds from their many fundraisers to the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

County considers $200,000 commitment to iSpice plant

The Clarke County Commission is considering a $200,000 commitment to the new iSpice plant that is setting up shop in the former New Era Cap building in Jackson.  Jesse Quillen, Jackson's economic developer, asked for the commitment during Monday More...

Calendar

Calendar

A Farmers Market will be held Saturday, June 13 and Saturday, June 27 at 7:45 a.m. in downtown Thomasville.   The Clarke County Board of Human Resources meeting will be Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.   More...

Church News

A church on every corner Almost!

The addition of the First Baptist Church of God No. 2 in the old Andrews IGA building to the Grove Hill church scene (see it on front page) prompted thoughts about how many churches are in Grove Hill and the immediate area.  More...

Church News

Fulton Baptist Church will continue Vacation Bible School Thursday, June 11 through Family Night, Friday, June 12. VBS is for children ages 5-finished 12th grades. More...

Not just fire but also ...

1. Is the book of Philemon in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. In Matthew 8, what prophet’s words did Jesus claim to be fulfilling as He was healing people? Iddo, Esaias, Gad, Medad  3. More...

Lifestyle

Card of Thanks

Thanks to everyone for your generous help and participation in the benefit for Faye Jones at the Courthouse Square Deli.  Special thanks to Rita, Janet and Cathy and all the other ladies who work there for making it possible.  We are very g More...

Myer-Isom wed in Arab church

Ashlyn Elizabeth Isom and Kent Jacob Myer were wed Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Arab First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Steve West was the officiating minister of the five-thirty in the afternoon ceremony.  More...

Andrews-Lewis to wed June 27 in Sweet Water

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Capital murder arrest made in Hwy. 69 slaying

A Coffeeville man has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a man who lived not far from him.  Ruben Wayne Williams, 54, was found dead on the right of way of Highway 69 a few miles north of Coffeeville between 1 More...

No drugs at party and high school grads told to pour out booze, says organizer

Commissioners concerned about events at county’s community center

The Clarke County Commission heard Monday from the organizer of a May 22 party at the county’s Community Center, housed in the former National Guard armory on Highway 84 West, where Grove Hill Police officers were called out to deal with proble More...

US labor board ratifies union at Sunny South copper plant

GD Copper USA’s Wilcox County plant is now officially a unionized facility.  The National Labor Relations Board issued a certificate of recognition May 28. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackson - Free Access

Tommie Lee “Junior” Jackson Jr., 57, of Jackson died June 4, 2015.  More...

Williamson - Free Access

Ruth Gill Williamson, 80, died June 12, 2015. Ruth was born Aug. 9, 1934 in Hebron and lived the first 6 years in Pine Hill. More...

Lee - Free Access

Elizabeth Joann Lee, 79, of Montgomery, formerly of Jackson died June 12, 2015 at Crowne Healthcare in Montgomery.  She was born July 12, 1935. She was a member of the Rockville Baptist Church for many years.  More...

Sports

Wilder to defend title Saturday in Birmingham

Unbeaten Heavyweight World Champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., risks his perfect record and title against Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (23-2, 17 KOs), of Raymondville, Texas, this Satu More...

Tackling challenges football camp June 27

Former Clarke County High School and University of Alabama offensive lineman and now current Kansas City Chiefs Player Engagement Manager, BJ Stabler, will be holding his sixth annual Tackling Challenges Youth Football Camp on Saturday, June 27 at H. More...

18Under Tombigbee all-stars win two tournaments

The Tombigbee All-Stars took first place in the USSSA 18U Alabama All-Star Pre-Area 1 South Tournament in Semmes Saturday. More...

Editorial

A 1-year collapse might be answer

The Republican Party dominates Alabama government. The Alabama Legislature has a supermajority, controlling both the House and the Senate. The governor is Republican. More...

Political Cartoon

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Gambling in Alabama

As I was walking out of the Statehouse recently someone asked me, “Do you think we will have gambling in Alabama”. My response was simple. We already have gambling, the state just does not derive any revenue from it.  More...

Records

Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 26-June 2 include:  Anthony Termail Robinson, 28, probation violation-felony, menacing, failure/refuse to display insurance, two counts negotiating a worthless negotiable instr More...

Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   A property dispute was reported on May 31 in the 200 block of Samantha Drive.  An arrest was made on May 31 for criminal mischief first degree i More...

Records

Property deeds listed  Dated May 27-June 3  Ronald M. Baggett, to Jeremy Boyette.  George W. Skipper-As Trustee, to Roy G. Cowan.  Kevin Smoker-As Trustee, to Nathan N. Mashburn.  Karen Rossey, to James H. More...