October 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke spared but neighbors hit hard

Roland Cooper, Bladon Springs parks closing

Five state parks, all in south Alabama, are closing due to legislative budget cuts for the 2015-16 fiscal year.  More...

Ghost Walk is this weekend in T’ville

The 10th annual “Ghost Walk” festival will be held this Friday and Saturday, Oct. More...

Special Sections

Community

Jackson Fire Prevention Parade

Held Wednesday, Oct. 7 as part of Jackson’s Fire Prevention Week activities
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Republic regains county’s solid waste contract

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a new three-year solid waste collection contract with BFI/Republic Services. The new contract will begin Nov. 1.  Republic’s low bid was $3,824,502.00 for the three-year period.  More...

Getting ready for chicken competition

Dalton Boykin of Wilson Hall Middle School in Grove Hill and Jacob Stallworth of Jackson Middle School are displaying their chicken showing and grooming skills they learned at the 4H Chick Chain Showmanship Workshop. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Oct. 15 at Grove Hill United Methodist Church. Flu shots will be available. A country dinner will be prepared by Winnie James.  HIPPY Health Fair will be Saturday, Oct. More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor.  More...

Editorial

Here’s to good butter beans, Glenn

Editor’s Notes

Glenn Wood’s death last week after suffering a heart attack and undergoing surgery in Mobile upset this community. Glenn was only 60 — my age. More...

Might Byrne run for U.S. Senate?

Inside the Statehouse

Many of you liked last week’s column detailing our Senior Senator Richard Shelby’s ascent to the U.S. Senate in 1986. Sen. Shelby has represented us in the U.S. Senate admirably for close to three decades now. More...

‘Representative government’

Center on Congress

With a presidential election year fast approaching, we’re in for a lot of public talk about the state of American democracy. More...

Criminal trials start Monday

Attempted murder, drugs, robberies and burglaries, rape and other sex cases are just some of the offenses set on a criminal trial docket for Clarke County Circuit Court that starts Monday at the courthouse in Grove Hill.  Here are the dockets fo More...

First animal shelter director resigns and a new one hired

Donna Gates was approved Tuesday morning by the Clarke County Commission as the new director of the county Animal Shelter.  She replaces Shonda Gardner, who resigned Oct. 1 after being approved for the position on Sept. 8.  More...

Clarke driver’s license office may be busier

Clarke County’s driver’s license office in Grove Hill was spared closing in a sweep that saw 31 offices close across the state due to budget cuts.  The closing of offices in the neighboring counties of Choctaw, Washington and Wilcox More...

A spooky Pioneer Day this year?

The annual Pioneer Days festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 on the grounds of the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill.  The event is sponsored by the Clarke County Historical Society. Admission is free.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Edge - Free Access

Nellie Hinson Edge, 90, of Jackson passed away Oct. 13, 2015 at Jackson Medical Center.  She was born Nov. 18, 1924. She served as the director of the Jackson Nutrition Center for 17 years and was a seamstress at Vanity Fair.  More...

Lowery - Free Access

Marshall A. Lowery, 67, of Jackson passed away Oct. 13, 2015 at his residence.  More...

Skipper - Free Access

Lt. Col. Hal Roache Skipper, 81, of Grove Hill passed from this life Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at his residence.  More...

Sports

Clarke Prep rolls past SCA Rebels

The Clarke Prep School Gators started slowly, but caught fire with 27 secondquarter points in a 39-6 victory over the Rebels of South Choctaw last Friday night at Hamilton Field.  The Gators enjoyed big play drives as they scored on either the f More...

CCHS pounds MCHS 41-0 for big win

With their backs against the wall, the Clarke County High School Bulldogs exploded to a 41-0 region win over Monroe County last Friday night in Monroeville.  The Bulldogs needed a region win on the road to keep their playoff hopes alive and the More...

THS secures playoff spot

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team defeated the W.S. Neal High Eagles 17-7 Oct. 9 at D.F. Anderson Field.  It was a great total-team victory that secured the No. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Jackson Police Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   Officers responded to a call on Oct. 5 for an accident with no injuries in the 2800 block of College Ave.  Officers responded to a call on Oct. More...

Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Oct. 1-8  Aletha Hunt, to Charles A. Sims.  Lois Batley, to Lois Batley.  The N.R. Royall III Trust, to Tucker B. Royall.  Tucker B. More...

Schools

Baugh receives LAMP award

Ann Baugh, Library Media Specialist for Clarke County High School, accepted the Herman Moore LAMP Award of Exceptional Service at the annual Alabama Library Expo at the Daphne Civic Center on Sept. 28.  More...

CCHS DECA officers

DECA officers include (in no particular order) Jasmine Denton, president; Shelby Sellers, vice president; Jazmine Stabler, secretary; Mary Beth Gates, treasurer; Dharanie Stewart, reporter; Jarion Moore, chaplain; Damien Welch, parliamentarian; Ayann More...

DECA students earn honors at spring Orlanda, Fla. trip

CCHS DECA Students from Clarke County High School earned one of the organization’s highest honors in April at DECA’s International Career Development Conference in Orlando, Fla. More...