February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke County spared again

For a second week in a row, tornadoes and bad weather roared across southwest Alabama. And for a second week in a row Clarke County missed serious damage.  The threat was predicted early. More...

Byrne vs. Young rematches 2013 First District contest

The First Congressional District race coming up Tuesday is a rematch of the 2013 special election: Bradley Byrne vs. More...

$5,000 reward offered for guns stolen Feb. 2

Billy McConnell said, “One of these guns probably isn’t worth much but my daddy gave it to me and you can’t put a price on it. I want it back.” More...

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Community

Citizens complain about county roads; commissioners dislike editor’s column

Two county citizens — one appearing at Monday’s work session and one at Tuesday’s official meeting — complained of road conditions to the Clarke County Commission. More...

Temporary ER operational at GH hospital

Will serve patients while new $4.5 million ER is built

The temporary emergency room at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital is now operational and work should begin immediately on the demolition of the old ER and construction of a new state-of-the art $4.5 million facility. More...

Democratic and Republican Primary Sample Ballots

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Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center will present its 2016 Black History Celebration Thursday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. so guests may view exhibits in Studio 122. More...

Church News

Church News

Truevine Baptist Church of Dickinson will celebrate its Annual Black History Program Sunday, Feb. 28 at 8 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Courtney Dotson of Auburn, former native of Chance. The church is located at 5130 Brooksville Road. Rev. More...

Foster – Stevens to say vows July 2 in Memphis, Tenn.

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Foster of Memphis, Tenn., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lucy Corinne, to William “Will” Goetzmann Stevens, son of Dr. and Mrs. Norman Stevens of Jackson. More...

Comics

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Lifestyle

Gas station collectibles are popular

Q: My family owned several gas stations throughout the 1940 and ‘50s. I have two signs that I think might be valuable: a pump plate for “Bulko” gasoline, and a double sided porcelain sign for Chevron gasoline. Am I right? More...

Ladies have Adam’s apples too

* If you’re an aficionado of barbed wire, be sure to head to LaCrosse, Kansas, during the first weekend of May. Collectors gather there every year for the Antique Barbed Wire Swap and Sell Festival.  More...

Scandal back, full of shocks

Q: I am so thrilled that “Scandal” is back from winter hiatus. Can you give any hints as to what to expect now? — Kristin H., via email More...

Schools

Students dress for careers

Eighth grade students at Wilson Hall Middle School recently dressed as if they were working in a chosen career. The students are taking a Career Preparedness class this semester and will get one-half high school credit for it. More...

Two honored in AU Honor Band

Congratulations to Shambriel Henry (above right)(bass clarinet) and Stephen Pettis (alto sax) for their participation in the Auburn University Middle School Honor Band on Feb. 4- 6. More...

Students attend Thomasville theater

Seventh and eighth graders from Mrs. Pettis' and Mrs. Clarke's reading classes enjoyed a field trip to Thomasville recently. More...

Dollar Gen. appears to be coming to C’ville

It looks like Dollar General is going to locate a store in Coffeeville.  Reports are that the store will be built on Highway 84 on the property where Henry Dunagan used to live across from the GoCo convenience store.  Joe James, a local car More...

C’VILLE HEAD START DRIVE-IN

Man rams building and leaves scene

A junior college student accidentally ran into the Head Start center at Coffeeville Saturday afternoon, Feb. 20 causing considerable damage to the building. More...

Reward offered for missing T’ville man

Lawmen believe a missing Thomasville man is dead and have a suspect in jail but have not been able to charge him.  Hy’Shawn Curry, 28, of Thomasville has been missing since January 31.  His car, a BMW, was discovered in Yellow Bluff i More...

Gillmore Elementary School’s Donald recognized as Clarke Teacher of Year

Kristin Donald, a first grade teacher at Gillmore Elementary School in Jackson, was recognized Feb. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Frink - Free Access

Juliet Lafaye "Big Faye" Williams Frink, 52, went on to be with the Lord Feb. 17, 2016 at her Sunflower residence. She was born March 1, 1963 to Irene Bettis and Reaf Lang. She was a member of Mt. More...

Criswell - Free Access

Carolyn L. Criswell, 76, of Jackson passed away Feb. 20, 2016.  She was born May 19, 1939 to T.V. Hutto and Marjorie Roberts Hutto. She was a member of Bassett Creek Baptist Church. She was a retired secretary with ALFA.  More...

Franklin - Free Access

Thomas Gerald Franklin Sr., 82, of Mobile entered into rest Feb. 15, 2016 at a local hospital. Mr. Franklin was a member of the Elder of Covenant Church of Mobile. More...

Sports

CCHS one win away from Birmingham

The fourth-ranked Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs overcame a sluggish start to beat Straughn 46-40 Monday morning in the first round of the South Regional in Dothan.  Ashley Daffin led CCHS with 14 points. More...

CPS dominates in Gator Classic

The Clarke Prep School Gators baseball team plowed through the Gator Classic to run their record to 3-0, capped with an 8-0 win over Patrician Saturday.  More...

Bulldogs battle on diamond, come up short

The Clarke County High Bulldogs dropped to 0-3 on the season with a 6-2 loss to Demopolis High School this past Saturday on the road. Jake Anderson went 2- for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead the team at the plate. More...

Editorial

Vote Kasich; he’s not an idiot

Editor’s Notes

We will vote for presidential nominees Tuesday. I realize Donald Trump is leading in Alabama but he is an idiot and a scary one to boot. Don’t vote for Ted Cruz either. He’s an idiot too only a little lesser so. More...

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Retirement reading

Gone South

Years ago my graduate school mentor, G. Melvin Herndon, announced that he was retiring. At first, the news was a little hard for me to accept. More...

Records

County Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Feb. 11-16   Merilyn T. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  A medical emergency was reported Feb. 15 in the 100 block of Elm St.  Theft of property was reported Feb. More...

Big crowd turns out Saturday for Child Advocacy Ctr. benefit

Ralph Garrick honored with Eddie Slayton Award

During Saturday’s Honor Thy Children banquet, Child Advocacy Center Director Mary English stressed the importance of community support to keep the organization’s programs running strong. More...