August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local cellulose mill marks 5 years as a GP company

The employees at Alabama River Cellulose (ARC) are proud to celebrate five years as a Georgia-Pacific (GP) company.  More...

Special Sections

Community

Funding sought for body cameras for GH police

A public hearing was held Monday during the Grove Hill Town Council meeting for the town to apply for a Community Facilities Program grant to purchase body cameras for the Police Department.  More...

Deerfield Trail home burns

Grove Hill firefighters responded to a fire on Deerfield Trail, just off Highway 84 east of town Saturday about 1 a.m. The home of Toshia Ezell was a total loss. More...

Plans are to reopen Jackson Head Start facility by Aug. 17

The Clarke County Head Start day care and instruction program is currently accepting applications.  More...

Sports

Area football teams hit the field

Clarke Prep School’s Gators started practice last Thursday. They worked Friday and then came in on Sunday for their annual camp. More...

Other area schools on the gridiron

County schools Thomasville, Jackson Academy and Jackson High School are also on the practice fields, preparing for the season opening games. More...

Volleyball practice continues

Clarke County starts work with new head coach

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs volleyball team is working towards the new season with new Head Coach Katherine Sparks. “We have 30 girls out but only 14 of those are on the varsity team,” Sparks said. More...

Editorial

LP expansion vindication of tag fee?

The much-complainedabout, much-maligned $25 tag fee ceased to exist Aug. 1 after 10 years. More...

Political Cartoon

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Alabama Fire College’s good work

The junior college corruption scandal, which occurred around 2006, was one of the worst white collar crimes in Alabama’s history. More...

Schools

GHES seeking funding for fluency lab

The Parent-Teacher Organization at Grove Hill Elementary School will be working this school year to develop a Fluency Lab, said principal Kathy Spidle. More...

CCHS blends academics, career tech

“We’re very excited about the upcoming school year,” said Debra Dennis, principal at Clarke County High School. More...

Many staff, faculty changes at WHMS

There are many faculty and staff changes at Wilson Hall Middle School for the 2015-2016 school year.  New faculty includes Bradley Johnson, girls PE; LaRhonda Braggs, special education; Zack Boone, seventh grade history; Jennifer Barron, seventh More...

No sales taxes on school supplies this weekend

Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax-free weekend is this weekend - the weekend before many Alabama schools resume classes.  More...

LP announces expansion for local OSB mill

$16 million project to create 20 new jobs

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation announced Wednesday that it is expanding its Clarke County oriented strand board (OSB) mill by adding a sheathing line that will increase employment at the plant with about 20 new jobs.  The cost of the expansion is More...

Golden Glove boxing in C’ville this Saturday

A Golden Gloves boxing competition will be held Saturday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. in the Skyy South Gym on the former Coffeeville High School campus.  This is a USA Boxing sanctioned event, said Jay Deas, owner of Skyy Boxing.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Moore - Free Access

Frances White Moore, 82, of Grove Hill passed away Aug. 5, 2015 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born Nov. 7, 1932. She owned Fran’s Flower Farm and served as the manager and bookkeeper at Jackson Hospital.  More...

Parker

Willie Owen Parker Sr., 65, of Deer Park departed this life Aug. 2, 2015 in Chunchula at the home of his daughter, Chantez.  He was born June 10, 1950 to the parentage of the late John Parker and Eva Mae Jenkins Parker. More...

Robinson

Mrs. Jo Alice Robinson, 75, of Grove Hill departed this life Aug. 1, 2015 at her residence.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s 4th Annual Congressional Job Fair will be Thursday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Demopolis High School Gym located at 1701 U.S. Highway 80 in Demopolis.   More...

Church News

Church News

Pine Chapel No. 1 Baptist Church will continue its Revival Thursday, Aug. 6 and end Friday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist will be Rev. William Jackson, pastor of the Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church. Rev. More...

Gordon-Davis to marry Oct. 10

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Gordon, nee Brenda Herron, announce the engagement of their daughter Carrie Rebecca to Mr. Bennett Ray Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary R. Davis, nee Debbie Meyer.  More...

Stephens-Prescott to exchange vows Aug. 15 in Camden

Gail and Dale Stephens of Thomasville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Stephens, to Jonas Karl Prescott, son of Dr. James Prescott and Hertha Prescott of Thomasville.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Lifestyle

Mathews Center hosts program

  Representatives from the David Mathews Center for Civic Life of Montevallo held a workshop on “Investing in Healthy Infants and Toddlers” July 29 in the Vivian Gilmore Senior Center. More...

BTPAC in Gilbertown closing; Kimbroughs moving away

The Ballet Theatre and Performing Arts Companies of Gilbertown is closing after over three decades of teaching dance and theatre skills to area youth and adults. More...

Cook tomatoes on grill for this dish

You can’t get the crumbs crusty on the grill, so brown them ahead of time in a skillet. When ready to cook the tomatoes, place them on the grill alongside your meat for a quick heat-through.  Crumb-Topped Tomatoes   More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 28-Aug. 4 include:  T.J. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Domestic menacing was reported on July 27 in the 500 block of East State St.  Passing counterfeit bills was reported on July 27 in the 3000 block More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed Dated July 23-Aug. 3   Paul E. Gibson, to Robert Shane Morgan.  Kathy W. McVay, to David W. More...