September 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

An early frost?

Spider lilies started popping up last week, a sure sign of fall — which officially arrived Wednesday. The lilies seem to be a little early this year; they usually don’t appear until October. More...

Delta grant dollars fund industrial renovations for iSpice Jackson plant

The Delta Regional Authority announced Sept. More...

County political parties to open qualifying for March 1 primaries

Next year’s primaries will be March 1 in order for state voters to participate in the presidential primary.  As a result, qualifying periods for candidates have moved up considerably for state and local offices.  The Clarke County Dem More...

GH police seeks two new vehicles

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Monday night to allow the police department to apply for grant money to purchase two new vehicles.  The grant from the U.S. More...

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Community

A collision at Jackson St. and 84

A Ford Focus driven by James Aaron Kelly, of Texas, and a Nissan Maxima driven by Kiondre Lynum of Grove Hill, collided at the intersection of Highways 84 and Jackson Street, near the Gulf Station (Fast Track) in Grove Hill Monday around 12 noon. More...

Fulton gospel singing will be Sat., Oct. 3

Fulton Fire and Rescue’s Annual Fall Gospel Singing will be Saturday, Oct. More...

T’ville’s EnergeX pipe mill may be closed for now but not moving, says Day

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day denied rumors that JMC Steel was planning to pack up the two EnergeX pipe heat treating and finishing mills located in Thomasville and move them closer to other JMC facilities.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

VFW Post 5106 and its VFW Auxiliary’s monthly meeting will be Monday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. All members are invited to attend their monthly meetings and meet the all new officers for the new year. More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist Church of Whatley will continue its revival Thursday, Sept. 24 and end Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. with praise and worship having a different evangelist each night. More...

Editorial

Merry Christmas... and vote for me

Editor’s Notes

It is hard to believe that we are gearing up for the 2016 political races in this state and it isn’t even October yet.  More...

A lesson in kudzu

Gone South

Imagine how happy I was to get my latest copy of Smithsonian magazine and find in it Bill Finch’s piece on kudzu, “Legend of the Green Monster.” Finch, of Mobile, is a gardening columnist for the Mobile Press Register and executive More...

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Carter - Free Access

Lola Dortch Carter, 92, of Jackson passed away Sept. 29, 2015 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. She was born Oct. 28, 1922. She was a lifelong member of River Hill Baptist Church where she served for many years as the church secretary. More...

T’ville coach/teacher fired after arrest for sex with student

The Thomasville City Board of Education accepted Monday night the resignation of Barry “Buck” Williams, the boys basketball coach and physical education teacher.  Williams resigned after being arrested Sept. 16.  More...

Washington County deputy said justified in fatal shooting

A Chatom man was shot and killed Friday when he pulled a gun on a Washington County deputy following a traffic stop.  The deputy fatally shot Scott Beech of Chatom, 57, during a confrontation on County Road 34 near St. More...

Jackson economic developer hired to be county developer

Jesse Quillen was approved Tuesday by the Clarke County Commission as the new county economic developer.  Quillen currently serves as economic developer with the City of Jackson. He will begin his work for the county on Oct. 1. More...

Judge McCorquodale to seek re-election

Circuit Judge Gaines C. McCorquodale has announced that he will seek re-election as Circuit Judge, Place 1, for the First Judicial Circuit. The Circuit is comprised of Clarke, Washington, and Choctaw counties. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bender - Free Access

Ronald Lee Bender, 66, of Dickinson died Sept. 24, 2015 at his residence. He was born Dec. 31, 1948 in Camden. He was a member of the Bassett Creek Baptist Church. He was a former truck driver.  More...

Fendley - Free Access

Lucile Clarke Fendley, 96, of Fulton died Sept. 22, 2015 at her residence.  She was born April 25, 1919 in Fulton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fulton. She was a homemaker.  More...

Pugh - Free Access

Cecil Bernard Pugh, 72, of Thomasville died Sept. 27, 2015 at his residence. He was born July 6, 1943 in Daphne. He was a maintenance mechanic with MacMillan Bloedel Corp.  More...

Sports

World soccer champs play in Birmingham

My first thoughts were, “I wonder what Bear Bryant would have thought?” The announcer’s voice bounced off of the walls of old Legion Field that the attendance there at the World Champion U.S. More...

‘Old Grey Lady’ strives to stay in the game at 88

“The Old Grey Lady” looked pretty good, given the circumstances.  It had been at least 25 years since I had been in Birmingham’s Legion Field until this past week’s visit by the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team.  More...

CCHS rally falls short in Bayside loss

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs battled but their late surge came up short in a 30-24 loss to the Bayside Admirals in Daphne last Friday night.  “We had our chance but we just could not capitalize,” Head Coach Junior Kelley sa More...

Records

Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Sept. 11-16  Betty Ray White, to Ernie Hylon Ray Jr.  Allan Rembert, to Kimberly Leslie Patton.  Laqusha M. Powell, to Kimberly Leslie Patton.  Pamela S. More...

Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 15-22 include:  Kenneth E. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson  The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Officers responded to a call on Sept. 14 for fireworks in the 300 block of Chesley Ave.  Officers responded to a call on Sept. More...

Schools

Kick-off program held for Super Citizen program

The Next Great Americans program for fifth graders returned Tuesday to Wilson Hall Middle School.The educational program is sponsored by Liberty’s Legacy and through support from Grove Hill Mayor Cynthia Jackson and the Town Council. More...

WHMS Jr. Beta Club elects officers for school year

An organizational meeting of the WHMS Jr. Beta Club was held on Thursday, Sept. 17 and the officers for the 2015-2016 school year were elected. The new Jr. More...

Firehouse Sub owner shares franchise business info with CCHS students

The fourth-block Entrepreneurship class at Clarke County High School received a rare treat Monday afternoon.  Jim Chandler, who owns three Firehouse Sub restaurants in Mobile, brought food and equipment to CCHS to demonstrate live how to make on More...