November 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Grove Hill honors the ‘Muskateers’

Next to each plate at the dinner honoring this year’s Grove Hill Citizens of the Year were tiny Three Musketeers candy bars. More...

County jail inmate dies at hospital

A Clarke County Jail inmate died at the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Sunday, apparently of natural causes.  Edward Burrell was being held on a Jackson municipal court charge.  More...

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Community

Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Are you one of the 17 to 21 million nationwide who suffer from it?

This issue is dated Thursday, Nov. 12. That means we have a FRIDAY THE 13TH this week.  More...

Atmore man loses life when he wrecks fleeing police

An Atmore man fleeing law enforcement officers lost his life in a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning.  According to reports from the Jackson Police Department, Timothy Monroe Hayes Jr., 22, of Atmore, was killed when his 2014 Toyota Corolla More...

Criminal jury cases set next week

A special criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court is slated for next week, beginning Monday, Nov. 16. Here are the dockets for the two judges. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Library’s Creative Writing Contest Awards Reception will be Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.  More...

Church News

Church News

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church will have a gospel singing Saturday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. featuring the Chastains. Bro. William Allison invites everyone to attend.  More...

Editorial

Shop at home this holiday season

Editor’s Notes

It is hard to believe that Christmas is only about six weeks away.  We will be buying gifts and other things for the holidays over the next several weeks. This is a reminder to shop at home as much as you can.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

‘Friends and neighbors’ factor

Inside the Statehouse

As a young boy I would sit for hours contemplating and analyzing the next governor’s race. At that time the governor could not succeed himself. He was limited to one four-year term. More...

Ex-preacher’s sex abuse case set for trial

A former pastor accused of the sexual abuse, torture and rape of several minor girls is set for trial next week during a special term of Clarke County Circuit Court.  Mack Charles Andrews was arrested in October 2013 and charged with multiple co More...

Commissioners want residential driveway turnouts

Missing on some resurfaced county roads

Concerns were expressed by some Clarke County commissioners about asphalt aprons, or turnouts, on some newly resurfaced county roads at Tuesday’s meeting.  Commissioner Rhondel Rhone mentioned a residence on County Route 19 that was skippe More...

Presidential candidates dominate March 1 ballots

No local Democratic or GOP primary contests

There won’t be any contested county primary races in Clarke County on March 1 and only two contested county races in the Nov. More...

McDonald’s honors vets with breakfast

Local McDonald’s restaurants honored veterans on their day, Nov. 11, with a free breakfast. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nettles - Free Access

Cameron Jahmal Nettles, 24, of Cleveland, N.C., made his transition on Nov. 6, 2015 at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.  He was born March 28, 1991 to Frederick and Pamela Johnson Nettles. He was employed with Dole Food Manufacturing.  More...

Caves - Free Access

Martha Louise Caves, 88, better known as “Pick,” a native of the Rockville community and resident of Detroit, Mich., departed the life Oct. 30, 2015 at St John Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights, Mich. She was born Jan. More...

Burrell - Free Access

Edward Lee Burrell, 62, was called home to receive his heavenly reward on Nov. 8, 2015. He was born Feb. 9, 1953 in Choctaw Bluff. More...

Sports

Gators beat Knights 59-33

The Clarke Prep School Gators used old-fashioned long drives on offense and bend but don’t break defense to beat the Knights of Northside Methodist 59-33 in the first round of the AISA Class AA state playoffs in Grove Hill.  The first poin More...

Tip of the hat to the hard workers

Sports Scene

It’s hard to believe that it has been 12 weeks since the start of the high school football season.  The anticipation of the fans and players for the start of the season seems to make the wait take forever. More...

Season ends for Bulldogs

The Clarke County High School football Bulldogs saw their season come to an end last Thursday night in a 43-0 loss at Leeds in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs.  More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Property damage was reported Nov. 2 at College Avenue and Walnut St.  Officers responded to a call Nov. More...

Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Oct. 29-Nov. 5  Carolyn G. Daffin, to John Thomas Daffin.  Todd Vereen, to Vereen Acres LLC.  Hertha Maria Prescott, to Brad S. More...

Schools

Elementary students participate in historic field trips

CPS elementary students have been very busy this past week. The second, third and fourth grade students each took a field trip to different parts of the state. More...

Clarke Prep band members to play at All-Star game

Clarke Prep School is honored to have four band members recently selected to the AISA All-Star Band. The members will participate in the performance at the AISA All-Star football game held in December. Congratulations! More...

Blindness doesn’t slow ‘Mr. Ricky’s’ passion for art, CPS students learn

Middle school students at Clarke Preparatory School were recently treated to an art lesson by “Mr. More...