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Ride horses, walk, bike in C’ville

The Town of Coffeeville has received a $100,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) Recreational Trails Program for a proposed multi-purpose track/walking trail behind the Town Hall (in the former high school building).  More...

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Community

MLK march and program in Grove Hill Monday, Jan. 18

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association will sponsor a S.W.A.I.A. Sponsor March/Program in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. More...

Barbaree Estate funds scholarship for JHS, Clarke County students

Thanks to a generous gift from a Clarke County couple, seniors graduating from Jackson High School and other Clarke County high schools could get financial help if they enroll at the University of South Alabama beginning this fall. More...

Armisteads to celebrate 50 years of marriage

Please join Ralph and Maxine Armistead in celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary Saturday, Jan. 23 from 2 until 4 p.m. in the Union Baptist Church Fellowship Hall given by family and friends. Your presence is your gift. More...

Sports

Hobson headed for Coaches’ Hall of Fame

One of the greatest accomplishments anyone can have is to be recognized by their peers.  Clarke Prep School Head baseball coach Darrell Hobson can enjoy just such an honor as he has been selected for the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Hall More...

Bulldogs beat Wilcox Central

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs knocked off a strong Wilcox-Central Jaguar team 56-48 Saturday evening in Grove Hill.  Tavarus Gailyard led the Bulldogs with 18 points. Diago Bernard added nine points. Manuel Davis had eight points.  More...

CCHS Ladies now 17-5 on season

The Clarke County Lady Bulldogs improved to 17-5 as they beat Wilcox-Central 55-35 Saturday night in Grove Hill.  “We played really well and Wilcox can explode at any time and score points,” Head Coach Rhonda Wright said. More...

Lifestyle

Scruggs-Koonce to wed May 6 in Bahamas

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Lundy Scruggs of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Cailey Marie, to Dr. Cassidy Joe Koonce, son of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas David Koonce of Greenhill.  Miss Scruggs is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Simple, satisfying soup for supper

A hearty, flavorful bowl of soup on a chilly night is hard to beat. But if the thought of preparing soup from scratch makes you think “nice idea, but too time consuming,” it’s time to rethink soup making. More...

Schools

Clarke Prep students participate in peewee basketball

CPS students have enjoyed peewee basketball this season. More...

Clarke Prep releases honor rolls

Clarke Prep has released its honor rolls for the second nine-week period of the 2015-2016 school year:  All A’s   More...

Three new teachers join faculty at CPS

Clarke Prep School would like to welcome three new members to the faculty and staff of the Clarke Prep family.  Mrs. Deepa Rawls will be teaching math and life skills in the high school department. Mrs. Rawls is a graduate of Auburn University. More...

Kidnapper from Colorado caught in Coffeeville

It is over 1,400 miles from Longmont, Colorado, north of Denver, to Coffeeville, Alabama.  But the Clarke County town is where a suspected kidnapper and sex assaulter’s run came to an end last Thursday, Jan. 7.  More...

Over 2,000 of county’s solid waste customers haven’t paid

Nearly half of county residents on the Clarke County solid waste program hadn’t paid their bills as of the first of the year, a representative of Republic Services, the county’s solid waste collector, told county commissioners Tuesday.&nb More...

Man pleads guilty to attempted murder

A man pleaded guilty to attempted murder Tuesday as preparations were being made to seat a jury for a trial in Clarke County Circuit Court.  James Baretta Washington pleaded “blind,” that is with no promises of any kind of deal, said More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Baugh - Free Access

Betty Smith Baugh, 82, of Fulton died Jan. 11, 2016 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born May 8, 1933 in Chilton. She was a member of Bassett Creek Baptist Church. She was a retired mental health aide.  More...

Woods - Free Access

Douglas Leo Woods, 82, of Vinegar Bend departed this life Jan. 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born Jan. 8, 1934 to the parentage of the late Earl Franklin Woods and Olivia Collins Woods. He was a native of Deer Park.  More...

Burroughs

Inez Burroughs departed this life on Jan. 6, 2016 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.   More...

Business

Ground broken for LP’s $16 million sheathing addition

Louisiana Pacific’s Clarke County Oriented Strand Board (OSB) mill was chosen as the company’s first to produce its FlameBlock® Fire- Rated OSB Sheathing line. Ground was broken for the new addition Jan. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association will have its annual meeting Saturday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Clarke Preparatory School in Grove Hill. More...

Church News

Church News

New Home Baptist Church near Monroeville will have a special concert featuring the famous Chuck Wagon Gang who will be celebrating 80 years of gospel music Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. More...

Editorial

Missing out in Alabama

I stood in line with a bunch of other would-be multi-millionaires at the Tom Thumb in Molino, Fla. Saturday. Everyone was sure they were going to win the Powerball lottery that night. More...

Political Cartoon

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Picking time revisited

I occasionally get letters from readers. At times what they write is better than what I wrote, but I don’t tell them that. Wouldn’t want to lose this gig. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Residential theft was reported Dec. 31 in the 100 block of Stanley Drive.  A residential burglary was reported Jan. More...