April 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Thank Ol’ Abe for more time to pay taxes

If you have procrastinated and not finished your income taxes you have a few extra days this year, thanks to Abraham Lincoln.  More...

Special Sections

Community

Card of Thanks

The family of Robert E. Brooks Sr. thanks you all for the prayers, food and thoughtfulness shared with us during his illness and at his death. Our thanks to Rev. More...

Hampton Inn for T’ville?

Ground was broken for Thomasville’s new hospital one year ago this past week but not a shovelful of dirt has been turned.  But last week the Thomasville Industrial Board heard Mayor Sheldon Day say that a new Hampton Inn hotel planned adja More...

Frankville will welcome top fiddlers this Saturday

39th Annual “Old Time Fiddlers Convention”

The 39th annual “Old Time Fiddler’s Convention” in Frankville is scheduled for Saturday, April 16, at 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by W.N. Reynolds Lodge No. 900. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Upcoming Art Class. Come out to Studio 122 and learn the art of pottery with Master potter, Mike Williamson on Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15 with classes beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 11 a.m. each day. More...

Church News

Church News

Elam Baptist Church will have revival services beginning Sunday, April 17-Wednesday, April 20. Sunday morning services begin with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Sunday night services will begin with Church Training at 5 p.m. More...

Gilmore-Terry to wed May 7 in Grove Hill

Mr. and Mrs. Wyman O. Gilmore Jr. of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Patricia Leigh Gilmore, to Gordon Morrow Terry, son of Mrs. William Jefferson Terry of Mobile and the late Dr. More...

Turner-Smith wedding is at Pearce Park Saturday

Tamara Turner and Jamael Smith will exchange wedding vows Saturday, April 16 at 5 p.m. at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson.  Miss Turner is the daughter of Gladys Turner of Coffeeville and the late Johnnie F. More...

Lifestyle

Controlling fire ants in the vegetable garden

Homeowners breaking ground in gardens this spring may find the plot is teeming with life coming out of the winter season — a different kind of life than they would like to see. More...

Roasted peppers, onions perfect topper for salmon

Roasted salmon is a heart-healthy option for dinner. For an easy relish topper, peppers and onions are roasted with the salmon in the same pan. Salmon Steaks with Tricolor Pepper Relish More...

Bible Trivia

1. Is the Book of Genocide in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Luke 8, Jesus caused swine to rush into what body of water? River Jordan, Dead Sea, Nile, Sea of Galilee  3. More...

Schools

Thomasville school system proposing new non-resident policy for students; public hearing is Tuesday, April 26

The Thomasville City Schools District is seeking feedback from parents and the community regarding the proposed new policy for the admission of non-resident or out-of-district students. More...

CPS students recognized for art fair

CPS students showed off their artistic skills at the district art fair held at Faith Academy. Students who placed first in their division will be competing at the state fair on April 22. More...

‘Girls State’ delegates selected at CPS

The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary recently held interviews at Clarke Prep to select this year's Alabama Girls State delegate. Selected by the faculty to be interviewed were (L to R): Aubrey Mott, Sara Wilson, and Leah Bagley. More...

Feds indict Butts for wire and mail fraud

Federal agents arrested a Grove Hill woman early Tuesday morning. Tanya Butts appeared in federal court in Mobile that afternoon and was charged with an indictment of eight counts of wire and mail fraud.  More...

Love Road speed limit reduced

Love Road residents have complained about vehicles speeding on the road between Highway 43 and 84 and Clarke County Commissioners voted Tuesday to reduce the speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph in an effort to curb the problem. More...

Citizen scolds commissioners; gets scolded back

A citizen scolded Clarke County commissioners at the work session Monday for not working together. One of the commissioners returned the scolding, saying it was a personal attack and out of line.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Williams - Free Access

Mary Ruth Reed Williams, 89, a native of Cortelyou, made her earthly transition Saturday, April 9, 2016 at her Sunflower home surrounded by her family.  She was born Aug. 7, 1926 to Henry and Maglene Curtis Reed of Cortelyou.  More...

Jones - Free Access

VisiWillie Yvoone “Billie” Batley Jones, 89, of Jackson passed away April 16, 2016.  More...

Reed - Free Access

Willard Melvin “Skeet” Reed, 88, of Thomasville died April 14, 2016 at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born Nov. 26, 1927 in Surginer. He was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. More...

Sports

Opening Day for baseball, softball

Saturday the Grove Hill Dixie Youth baseball and USSSA softball leagues held their annual opening day ceremonies. Games were held on every field with 21 local teams playing. Above photo J.R. More...

CCHS sweeps So-Selma

Jordan records 100th win, 1000 strike-out for career

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs swept Southside-Selma Tuesday afternoon in Grove Hill.  In the first game Sally Jordan struck out seven batters to put her career total at 1006 as CCHS won 15-0. More...

Bulldogs fall to Excel

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs pounded out 10 hits, but three errors led to four unearned runs in a 7-4 loss to Excel Monday afternoon on the road.  Rashon Horn went 3-4 with a double and a RBI. Derrick Davis went 2-3 with an RBI. More...

Editorial

Remembering some great players

Editor’s Notes

“All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.”  “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare More...

Indians pushing impeachment

Inside the Statehouse

There appears to be very little interest in promoting an effort to impeach Gov. Robert Bentley.  More...

Too much secrecy in government

Center on Congress

We have a secrecy problem. This may seem odd to say during an era in which the most intimate details of individuals’ lives are on display. Yet government is moving behind closed doors, and this is definitely the wrong direction. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 5-12 include: Antonio Martz Westbrook, 28, public order crimes-failure to pay/Capias, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated March 31-April 6   Bentley B.D. Lolley, to Melissa Ann Parker.  H & H Real Estate Investments, to Shannon Tucker.  John Elo Willman-Other, to Alton G. Wilkerson.  Roland L. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   Officers responded to a call April 4 for suspicious circumstances in at Club Wiley and Coffeeville roads.  An arrest was made April 4 for posses More...