July 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New Bassetts Creek bridges open this week on County Road 15

The new bridges for County Road 15 in Jackson opened for traffic Monday evening, Clarke County Engineer Danny Overton said Monday.  Final inspection of the two bridges was expected Monday morning.  Traffic will be routed to the new bridges More...

Drug awareness rally is Saturday in Grove Hill

Youth in Grove Hill are invited Saturday, July 18 to Clarke County High School’s Sage Auditorium to participate in a Just Say No Rally to encourage and educate kids about the evils of drug abuse.  More...

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Community

County engineer says county’s roads, bridges in good shape

As the new bridges on County Road 15 in Jackson were opened Monday evening, Clarke County Engineer Danny Overton reflected Tuesday on the current condition of roads and bridges in the county.  More...

Juveniles arrested for shooting into homes and Clarke County High

Four juveniles, ages said to be 16 each, were arrested last week and charged with discharging firearms into occupied dwellings, Grove Hill Police Chief Woodie Coats and Assistant Chief Daniel Gibson reported this week.  More...

Old house coming down

A crew has been working steady the last week or so tearing down the old house at the intersection of Jackson Street and Highway 84. More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist Church of Whatley will have Vacation Bible School continuing Thursday, July 16 and ending Friday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. The title for VBS is Adventures at Sea – Diving Deeper for God’s Treasures. Classes are for all ages. More...

Hicks-Brooks to wed Aug. 8 in Jackson

Cindy and Winky Hicks of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Marie Hicks, to Jason Ray Brooks, son of Donna Jackson of Jackson and Lamar Brooks of Thomasville.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Lee and Bird More...

Lifestyle

Breakfast, lunch leave man dazed

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 71, with high blood pressure, COPD, diabetes and spinal stenosis. I smoke. After I eat breakfast or lunch, I rapidly fall into a daze during which I can hardly hold my head up. More...

Boys & Girls Club fundraiser needs 2,500 pair of shoes

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Thanks to all who supported the 5-K run

On behalf of the children, staff and myself here at the Boys and Girls Club. I would like to extend a very heartfelt “Thank You” to the following businesses and individuals who supported our 1st annual 5-k run on May 30, 2015. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 7-14 include:  Latonya Malone, 23, harassment or harassing communications, $511.40 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Jackson, T’ville Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Domestic assault was reported on June 28 on Valentine St.  Domestic assault was reported on June 29 in the 100 block of Jones Drive.  Reside More...

County Records

Property deeds listed  Dated July 2-8  Michael E. Whitehead, to John David Phillips IV.  Murphy Clarke, to Deep South Hauling LLC.  Susan L. Drinkard, to William C. More...

New law toughens drag racing penalities and allows for spectator fines as well

A new state law will allow law enforcement officers to arrest not only drivers at illegal drag races but organizers and spectators as well.  Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris said drag racing is bad in rural areas of the county, especially in the More...

Watermelon salad for breakfast?

An early morning accident Tuesday proved fatal for about 40 watermelons being hauled on a trailer that was being pulled by an SUV driven by Phillip Downey of Grove Hill. More...

Harper Lee fans flock to Monroeville for ‘Watchman’ release

It was a hot, still and quiet night on the square in Monroeville Monday. The clock dials in the white tower of the old courthouse were lighted and stood out against the black sky. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sellers - Free Access

Nathaniel “Na” Sellers, 79, slept peacefully and went home to be with the Lord on July 14, 2015.  He was born April 1, 1936 in Coffeeville to the late Peter Edward Sellers and the late Susie D. Pace Sellers.   More...

Smith - Free Access

Rev. Robert “Bobby” Henri Smith, 85, of Chatom passed away July 13, 2015 at Washington County Hospital.  More...

Milstead - Free Access

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Sports

CCHS Bulldogs participate in 7-on-7 event

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs football team was among four teams participating Tuesday afternoon in a 7- on-7 exhibition at Leroy High School.  More...

Local swimmers earn honors

Marlee Odom (below) and Jay Roberts (above), both of Grove Hill recently competed with the Jackson Waverunners swim team. More...

GH 9-10 team heads to Decatur to play ball

Grove Hill’s 9 & 10-yearold Dixie Youth all-star team will begin play this weekend in the state tournament in Decatur  The winner from the state tournament will advance to the Class AAA World Series in August.  More...

Editorial

Atticus Finch is the lucky one

For thus hath the Lord said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he seeth. Isaiah 21:6. Indulge me for just a bit. I have to weigh in on the new Harper Lee book, Go Set a Watchman. More...

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When Paul Hubbert was in charge

A good many of you let me know that you agreed with my column last week when I suggested that stealing from the Special Education Trust Fund budget to resolve the dilemma in the General Fund is not the solution needed during the looming extraordinary More...

Schools

ASCC honor roll

Local students have been named to honor lists for the fall semester at Alabama Southern Community College. Students must take at least 12 semester hours of credits to be eligible.  More...