December 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Tragic Greene County racing accident could happen here

Sheriff Ray Norris said if illegal Clarke County drag racers need proof of how dangerous the sport is they need look no further than Eutaw in nearby Greene County.  That’s where a street race accident resulted in three spectators’ de More...

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Community

Head Start reopens in Jackson

The construction of a new Gillmore Elementary School building opened the door for many new and exciting possibilities for Jackson students, including an unexpected option.  Because one of the GES buildings was still usable, it presented the perf More...

CHRISTMAS DINNER

CHRISTMAS DINNER — Some members of two Thomasville churches celebrated a different Christmas this year. More...

Robert McGwier working on team to put ham radio transponder in orbit in 2017

Researchers at the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech are preparing to send an amateur radio transponder into a geosynchronous orbit in 2017.  More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

New Home Baptist Church will feature the “Gloryroad Quartet” Thursday, Dec. 31. The singing will begin at 7 p.m. with local singers. Refreshments will be served at 9:30 p.m. and the singing will continue until midnight. Rev. More...

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Our garbage cans are special

Editor’s Notes

Garbage cans are part of the family.  I did not realize that until Grove Hill residents were separated from their Republic cans Saturday when on its final residential pickup, Republic also collected the cans.  More...

Political players lost in 2015

Inside the Statehouse

As we close the final page on the 2015 book, my year-end tradition is to reminisce about the passing away of significant players on the Alabama political stage. More...

Schools

‘Womanless’ winners announced

The 2015 Womanless Beauty Pageant was recently held at Wilson Hall Middle School. The winners included (First Runner-Up, Devonte’ Martin; Top Beauty, Grayson Gibson; and Second Runner-Up, John Clayton Pettis.  Submitted Photo   More...

Students selected for UA honor band

Stephen Pettis, Sam Gordon, and John Clayton Pettis were selected for the prestigious University of Alabama Middle School Honor Band held in Tuscaloosa on Dec. 10-11. More...

Kelley’s sweater is tackiest

Brycn Kelley was recognized for the Tackiest Christmas Sweater at WHMS. He is pictured with India Champion, sixth grade teacher  Submitted Photo   More...

Highlights from 2015

See a month-by-month review of major stories starting on Page 5B.   More...

Daffodils and rattlesnakes

It was the hottest Christmas on record, the Mobile weatherman said, reaching nearly 80 degrees.  Everything is certainly out of whack. Al Kotrola of Thomasville sent in a photo of daffodils blooming in his backyard. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pruitt - Free Access

Mrs. Catherine Louise Jones Pernell Pruitt, 83, of Destrehan, Louisiana departed this life Dec. 28, 2015 at Ochsner Extended Care Facility in Kenner, Louisiana. She was born Aug. More...

Oliver - Free Access

Ed Lee Oliver Sr., died of acute leukemia at his home in Jackson Dec. More...

Pritchett - Free Access

Floyd Brooks Pritchett, 87, of Jackson passed away Dec. 29, 2015 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. More...

Sports

Jackson, CPS headline grid all-state team

Semi-finalist Jackson High School placed four players on the annual Alabama Sports Writers Association All-state football team that was released this past weekend.  Quarterback Demarcus Williams was named as the first team signal caller. More...

CCHS battles Sumter

The Clarke County High School Bulldog basketball team will be hosting the Jackson teams on Saturday, Jan. 2 beginning at 5 p.m. On Tuesday they play their first area game of the season when they host Southside-Selma beginning at 5 p.m. More...

Clarke Prep to battle South Choctaw after holiday break

The Clarke Prep School basketball teams return from the holiday break by traveling to Toxey to take on South Choctaw Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 5.  They return home on Thursday, Jan. 7 when they face Wilcox Academy.  Game time is 4 p.m. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

DEEDS

Property deeds listed  Dated Dec. 17-22  Joseph C. McCorquodale III, to William J. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson  The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   Shoplifting was reported Dec. 22 in the 2400 block of College Ave. An arrest was made.  Officers responded to a call Dec. More...