January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

SW Alabama short nearly 5,000 workers, survey reports

In order to keep pace with demand, employers across the eight counties spanning southwest Alabama estimate a need for 4,851 skilled workers during the next 12 months.  That figure, reported in the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council& More...

Motor Knocked Out of Car

  MOTOR KNOCKED OUT OF CAR — A 2015 chrysler wrecked on Highway 154 at the 8-mile marker near Coffeeville Monday morning around 5 o’clock. Conrad Vick of Coffeeville was the driver. More...

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Community

Commissioners differ over idea of having late afternoon meetings

Clarke County commissioners have mixed feelings on a proposal to have one afternoon or evening meeting a month in an effort to encourage more citizens to attend and participate.  The commission has for years met at 9 a.m. More...

Talks to be held on proposed career tech center for county

Larry Bagley, Superintendent of the Clarke County Schools District, reported Jan. 21 that he will meet with Dr. More...

Animal shelter’s operations manual approved

Still a lot of decisions to be made regarding procedures, operations of yet-to-open facility

A general operations manual was approved Tuesday for the new Clarke County animal shelter but it is still apparent that a lot of details for running the Grove Hill facility, that hasn’t yet opened, remain to be worked out.  More...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

The Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. is holding its 10th annual “Honor Thy Children” Dinner & Auction fundraiser, Saturday, Feb. 20 at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson. More...

Church News

Church News

Whatley First Assembly of God will begin its revival Wednesday, Jan. 27 through Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist will be Rev. David Bagley who will bring a singing group. More...

Celebrate 50th

Ralph and Maxine Armistead were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Jan. 23 in the Union Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. A large number of family and friends turned out to congratulate the couple. More...

Smiths to celebrate 50 years

Family and friends of Naomi and Melvin Smith are invited to their 60th wedding anniversary celebration Saturday, Feb. 6 from 2-4 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church at 1939 Midway Road in Thomasville. More...

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NCIS losing Agent Dinozzo

Q: Is Michael Weatherly really leaving “NCIS”? — Katie P., via email A: After 13 seasons of playing Special Agent Tony Dinozzo on the No. 1 crime procedural, Michael Weatherly is indeed turning in his badge. More...

Economic developer staying busy; commissioners allow him credit card

The county’s new economic developer told commissioners Monday that he’s been busy the first four months he’s been on the job, detailing some of his activities.  More...

New CCHS coach from Cottonwood

“I am excited and ready to get to work at Clarke County,” was the first thing new CCHS Bulldogs Head Football Coach Toby Greene said when asked about his being hired.   More...

A real hairy burglary in Jackson

Investigators with the Jackson Police Department, with the help of security cameras and tips from the public, have identified a pair of shoplifters.  According to reports from the JPD, Jackson resident Tiffany Scruggs and Mobile native Lashundra More...

Wreck on Cobb Street

WRECK ON COBB STREET — Clarke County Board of Education employee Gwen Powell of Leroy had slowed or stopped to turn in at the board’s office on Cobb Street in Grove Hill last Friday morning when she w More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Denson - Free Access

Annie Ruth Denson, 63, a resident of the Gosport community of Whatley passed away peacefully Tuesday morning Jan. 26, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Oct. 5, 1952 to the late Josephine and Willie Denson in Claiborne.   More...

Washington - Free Access

Missionary Claudia Mae Washington, 81, of McIntosh  died peacefully at home surrounded by family Jan. 25, 2016. More...

Williams - Free Access

Lori Ann Brown Williams, 51, of Rockville made her earthly transition at her residence Jan. 22, 2016 surrounded by her family.    More...

Sports

Baseball & Softball seasons kick off

  Clockwise: Brad Johnson works with the CCHS baseball team; Billy Hamilton preps the CPS Lady Gators; Jordan Collins takes a big swing for the Gators; Chris Young pitches to a Lady Bulldog on Monday afternoon. More...

Thomasville downs CCHS

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs suffered a 63-53 area loss to Thomasville last Friday night in Grove Hill. The loss dropped CCHS to 1-4 in area play. More...

Lady Bulldogs beat THS team

Clarke County High School’s Lady Bulldogs clinched another area championship Friday night when they beat Thomasville 51- 40 in Grove Hill.  The fourth-ranked team moved to 5-0 in area play and 29-2 over all.  More...

Editorial

In the ditch playing kick the can

Editor’s Notes

It seems like we hardly make it through one hair-pulling, hand-wringing legislative session before we start another one. More...

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Ethics: You can’t have enough

Gone South

We all want our public officials to be ethical.  We all assume that some public officials won’t be unless we make them.  That is why most states have an Ethics Commission. 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:  Domestic assault was reported Dec. 24 in the 600 block of Pearl St.  Passing counterfeit money was reported Jan. More...