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General Sheet Metal employee arrested on theft charges

The Thomasville Police Department has arrested Sonya Fendley Gray and charged her with theft by deception first degree in connection with funds stolen from a local business.  Gray is accused of stealing from General Sheet Metal. More...

Wet start for C-W Fair

A rainy weekend and a dismal Monday made for a wet start for the Clarke-Washington Counties Fair. Jackson city crews were out early Monday, pumping water from the low-lying fairgrounds into a nearby storm drain. More...

Wilcox principal runs for Clarke superintendent

Dr. Lenoise Richey Jr., has announced his candidacy for Clarke County Superintendent of Education.   Richey resides in the Antioch community and is principal of Wilcox Central High School in Camden.  More...

Special Sections

Community

First US Bank opens Tuscaloosa office; bank’s focus on loans in metro markets

The parent company of First US Bank partly blamed a decrease in third quarter earnings over last year to deceased loan activity due to the economy and said a new focus will be on loans in metropolitan markets that have a greater potential for commerc More...

Where did 103 countians find work in month’s time?

Clarke County’s unemployment rate fell 1.2% in September, from 12.9% to 11.7%, while the overall state rate diminished a more modest .2%, from 6.2% to 6%.  Still, Clarke County continues to have the second highest unemployment in the state More...

New Grove Hill town clerk named

Priscilla Collinsworth was approved Monday night by the Grove Hill Town Council as the new Town Clerk. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center’s Open House will be Thursday, Nov. 5 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Please come and see the new exhibits featured in the gallery. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. More...

Church News

Church News

Amity Baptist Church of Whatley will hold is annual Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. More...

Editorial

Thinking things through

Editor’s Notes

You have to wonder; do our elected officials, their appointees and the longtime bureaucrats in Montgomery ever sit down and consider the possible consequences of their actions, real or perceived?  I don’t think they do.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Getting on to pickin’ time

Gone South

I got cotton in the bottom landIt’s up and growin’ and I got a good standMy good wife and them kids of mineGonna get new shoes come pickin’ time. More...

Schools

CCHS Robotics Team places in Mobile

The Clarke County High School robotics team participated Oct. 24 at the Jubilee BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) competition in the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell Center in Mobile. More...

Chick Chain show and auction set at C-W Fair

The 4th Annual Clarke/Washington 4H Chick Chain Show and Auction will be held Saturday November 7th at the Clarke-Washington Fair in Jackson. The show begins at noon. More...

Parent-teacher conferences highlight of ‘Parenting Day’

“Parenting Day” was recognized Oct. 27 at Grove Hill Elementary School. Parents were invited to the school to meet with teachers and get reports on their student’s progress. More...

Candidates are slow to qualify for ’16 races

The 2016 election season is shaping up to be a quiet one.  The deadline to qualify for offices up for election next year is this Friday at 5 p.m. More...

Owner of small pet dog has to fight off pit bull

Grove Hill has leash law but it has never been enforced

The Grove Hill Town Council again heard Monday night of a pet attacked by a dog in the town limits. Town resident George Ricketts complained to the council about a pit bull attacking his daughter’s Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier) on Oct. 23. More...

Certification issue frustrates state teacher of year enough to quit

A year after being named Alabama’s Teacher of the Year and less than a year after being one of four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year award, Ann Marie Corgill has thrown up her hands and resigned after being told she is unqualified More...

‘Swamp People’ celebrity coming for Fall Festival

Another “Swamp People” celebrity and alligator hunter will be a guest at this year’s Fall Festival in Jackson.  Bruce Mitchell from The History Channel’s “Swamp People” will put in an appearance at the 33rd an More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Roberts - Free Access

Ernest Kenneth Roberts Sr., 80, of Coffeeville died Nov. 4, 2015 at his residence. He was born Dec. 19, 1934. He was an active member of Jones Chapel Church of Christ. He was a member of the Coffeeville Fire Dept. More...

Tarleton - Free Access

Inmon Grey “Skeeter” Tarleton, 78, of Jackson passed away Nov. 7, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Aug. 1, 1937. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was retired from Boise Cascade in Jackson.  More...

Mott - Free Access

Douglas Everett Mott, 81, entered into rest Oct. More...

Sports

Bulldogs battle their way into postseason

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs battled their way into the Class 4A playoffs as they beat the Leroy Bears 26-7 last Friday night in the final game of the regular season.  The Bulldogs needed a win over the Bears to fill in the final spot More...

Late defensive stand propels CPS

The Clarke Prep School Gators used a punishing ground game and a huge late defensive stand to turn away the Senators of Morgan Academy 34-28 last Friday night at Hamilton Field in Grove Hill.  The Gators churched out 341 yards on the ground in t More...

GH Dixie Leagues elect new officers

The Grove Hill Dixie Youth baseball and softball leagues held their organizational meeting last week.  Daniel Fendley is the new president for the upcoming year. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 27-Nov. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson  The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   A rape was reported on Oct. 23. The incident remains under investigation.  Domestic harassment was reported on Oct. More...

Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Oct. 22-28  Willie R. Scott, to Willie R. Scott.  Stacie J. More...