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Segregate jail by severity of crime, suggests grand jurors

The Clarke County Grand Jury indicted fewer people on criminal charges than it usually does in last week’s session, returning 170 indictments out of 198 cases presented.  The vast majority of the indictments, 147 were felonies, while 27 we More...

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Community

Log truck takes a roll at Fulton Junction

A loaded log truck rolled up on its side Tuesday afternoon as it was turning from the southbound Highway 43 onto Highway 178 headed for Scotch-Gulf Lumber Co. More...

Commissioners concerned about municipalities’ commitments to projects

Members of the Clarke County Commission expressed concern Monday about financial commitments from the various municipalities for a county economic developer position and the county animal shelter.  More...

Summer afternoon storm

Winds from a severe afternoon thunderstorm brought down a tree Aug. 8 on Asbury Road near Orange Hill Road. The tree hindered the travel of people trying to get to a nearby wedding ceremony. More...

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Calendar

The Parden Family Reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Coffeeville.   More...

Church News

Church News

Mackey Branch No. 2 Baptist Church of Whatley will continue it’s revival Thursday, Aug. 13 and end Friday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. nightly. Dr. Darin Rogers, pastor of the Green Hills Missionary Baptist Church of Shubuta, Miss. will be the speaker. More...

Editorial

‘Mr. George’ shows how to do it

The old Chick-a-dee building was torn down last week, making three in a row of dilapidated buildings belonging to local businessman George Jones to be cleaned up.  True, it took new dilapidated building ordinance and a new building inspector, Ro More...

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Alfac was started in Enterprise

There is a very iconic company founded in Alabama that has made state, southern, national and international history. It is an insurance corporation known as Aflac.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. More...

Grand jury indictments are detailed

Following are some of the criminal indictments issued by the Clarke County Grand Jury last week.  An indictment is a formal accusation of wrongdoing and does not mean that the person is guilty of the charge. The same is true of initial arrests. More...

911 stats for July detailed

Becky Neugent, Clarke County E-911 coordinator, reported Monday her agency’s statistics for July:   Total 911 calls: 1,720;   Total administrative calls: 1,870;   Total calls: 3,590;   Total emergency wireless: 1,443;&nb More...

Commissioners ‘at each other’s throat’

Clarke County Commission Chairman Tyrone Moye called for peace Tuesday morning among commissioners after a conflict between commissioner Jackie Ray Rush, and Moye and commissioner Rhondel Rhone.   More...

Hospice worker charged with credit card theft

A former hospice worker has been charged with elder abuse, unlawful use of a credit/debit card and other charges related to a former client.  Brittany Michelle Tindle, 29, of Chatom has been indicted by the Clarke County Grand Jury in connection More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Warren - Free Access

Benjamin “Ben” Hartwell Warren IV, 99, of Northport passed away Aug. 12, 2015 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. More...

Conerly - Free Access

Richard “Dick” Pugh Conerly of Webster Groves, Mo., died peacefully at the age of 91 on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 having lived a long and exemplary life as a beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend and trusted advisor to many.  More...

East - Free Access

Charles Randall East, 58, of Thomasville died Aug. 12, 2015 at his residence.  More...

Sports

Lady Gators open volleyball season

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators volleyball team got valuable experience in the Elite Eight tournament this past Saturday at Macon-East Academy in Montgomery.  More...

Sparks working with CCHS vball squad

The Lady Bulldogs of Clarke County High School start the 2015 volleyball season with a new coach as Katherine Sparks takes over the program.  “The girls are working so hard and they want to be even better players,” Sparks said. More...

West Ala. Wild second in National Champ tourney

The West Alabama Wild allstar team, with players from Clarke County High, Clarke Prep and Thomasville High, finished in second place in the USSSA 14 and under softball National Championship tournament.  The tournament was played in Gulf Shores J More...

Lifestyle

Card of Thanks

Words hardly seem adequate to express our heartfelt gratitude for the love and support shown to our family during our time of loss. We appreciate each and every prayer, phone call, visit, card and also the many food items brought to our home. More...

Stephens-Prescott to wed at Gaines Ridge in Camden

Kimberly Ann Stephens and Jonas Karl Prescott will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Aug. 15 at 5:30 p.m. at Gaines Ridge Dinner Club in Camden.  Miss Stephens is the daughter of Gail and Dale Stephens of Thomasville.  Mr. More...

Everything you “should have known”

about your property before applying for home equity loan

According to the mail and the 20 to 35 calls received each week on four business lines for our small Pennsylvania communications conglomerate—the world is full of wonderful lenders who cannot wait to help fund property, start-up, cash flow, exp More...

Schools

Thomasville school system has new career tech coordinator

Randall Fullington was approved Aug. 3 as the new Career Technical Education Coordinator for the Thomasville City Schools district.  He recently served as principal of Highland Home High School.  More...

The very first day of school for these kindergarteners

  Local schools started the new school year Monday and these youngsters in Julie Hoven’s kindergarten class at Grove Hill Elementary School were enjoying the day Monday afternoon. Hoven worked with the children on rules and procedures. More...