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Clarke United Way elects officers, sets campaign goal of $100,000

The United Way of Clarke County Board recently met to announce its new executive officers.  For the upcoming year, Rick Norris will serve as chairman, Julia Ann Deas will be the community impact chair and Lynn Allday will be the treasurer.  More...

Phillips running for mayor

Tommy Phillips is a candidate for mayor of Grove Hill.  Phillips is a local businessman, owning and operating Phillips Construction, and a member of the Grove Hill Volunteer Fire Department.  More...

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Community

Black Dallas police officer fears race war

A former Thomasville police officer now working with the Dallas Police Department fears that a race war is in the making that will pit African Americans against law enforcement officers.  Ironically, the officer, Victor Rankins, is black.  More...

Game Check program to be talked in Jackson

After three years of insufficient reporting into the voluntary Game Check program, Alabama’s Conservation Advisory Board has recommended mandatory reporting of deer and turkey harvest via the Game Check system starting with the 2016-17 hunting More...

Can Superman help this Lois Lane?

Landowner wants county to vacate short dirt road; contends it is her property and road not wanted or needed

A Clarke County landowner is asking the county to vacate a short dirt road that runs through her property, saying she never agreed for it to become a public road in the first place.  Betty Heaton addressed the county commission’s work sess More...

Church News

Church News

New Greater First Baptist Church of Thomasville will host its District Women’s Convention to all churches in the Bethel Baptist Women’s Auxiliary Thursday, July 14 at 10 a.m. Rev. Carlton Hogue is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Blame Dog Days

Our Opinions

The temperatures are in the mid to upper 90s. The heat index is even higher. More...

A little empathy for our fellow man and where he’s coming from

Editor’s Notes

I’ve struggled with what to say on the tragedies of last week — two black men being killed by police officers in separate incidents in Baton Rouge and near Minneapolis and then the killing of five Dallas police officers in what appears to More...

A White House race like no other

Inside the Statehouse

As if we have not been inundated enough with politics this year, hold on to your seats. Over the next few weeks that is all you will hear, read or see. More...

Records

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated June 30-July 7

Timothy Baugh, to Christopher C. Baugh. El-Myra S. Cleiland, to Martha E. Davis. Cheryl G. McCraw-Other, to The Westervelt Company Inc. Cheryl A. Gillmore, to The Westervelt Company Inc. Cheryl A. Gillmore, to the Westervelt Company Inc. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 5-12 include:  Wilbert Antwon Welch, 24, terrorist threat, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, theft of property second degree, $1,500-$2,500, contempt of court-failure More...

Jackson Incident Reports

Jackson Police investigated the following incidents this past week:  Theft of property was reported July 5 in the 100 block of Willis Street.  A welfare check was requested July 5 in the 200 block of Jones Circle.  Identity theft was r More...

‘Active911’ provides police, firemen more detailed information

Clarke County’s 911 has gone “Active.” But you thought the emergency service had been active for years? More...

Gainestown Landing approach said to have sufficient signage

A week or so before a car ran into the Alabama River at Gainestown Landing, killing two people, another vehicle went into the river.  More...

Cooperative district buys land for hotel; room fee to pay tab

The first ever economic development cooperative district in Clarke County was approved Tuesday when Circuit Judge Robert Montgomery granted the request from Thomasville officials that will allow a Hampton Inn to locate on the south side of the city.& More...

Pugh seeks council re-election

Lanessa Pugh is seeking a full term as the Grove Hill Town Council member representing District 2.  Pugh was appointed to the seat in January 2015 when the incumbent, Cynthia Jackson, was elevated to be mayor following the death of Mayor Levon H More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leonard - Free Access

  Barbara Jean Leonard, 77, of Grove Hill passed away July 12, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Jan. 30, 1939 to Fred and Mary Allen. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. More...

Carter - Free Access

John L. Carter Jr., 78, of Jackson passed away July 13, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Dec. 12, 1937 to John L. Carter Sr. More...

Lipscomb - Free Access

William Robert “Bobby” Lipscomb, 80, of Grove Hill passed away July 18, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Sports

Stephens, McNair headline T’ville Hall of Fame

The Thomasville Sports Hall of Fame announced its second class of inductees this week naming six new members. More...

Dozier wins state turkey calling award

Wayne Dozier, center, of Grove Hill, won the State Senior Award, named for the late Ben Rodgers Lee; the Regional Senior Open Award, named for the late Bob Dixon; and the State Open Gobbling Award, named for the late Mike Halter, at the Legends Alaba More...

GH Pee Wee football sign-ups July 23, 30

The Grove Hill Pee Wee football season is upon us and sign-ups are being held during the month of July.  The first was held July 5 and the other two dates are July 23 and 30. Those are on Saturdays and will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

Clarke Prep grad Bagley ‘comes alive’ as U.S. Army Apache helicopter pilot

Andrea Bagley's road to a career in the military was not one that she had planned. In fact, as she began her senior year in high school, she had not made any decisions about her future. More...

Stephens getting submarine training

GROTON, Conn. - A 2015 Jackson High School graduate and Jackson, Alabama native is serving in the U.S. Navy training to serve aboard nuclear powered, submarines throughout the fleet. More...

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Schools

MSU’s Camp Jigsaw offers activities for autism boys

Camp Jigsaw is a camp for adolescent boys with autism on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.  This camp allows individuals the opportunity to build social skills, enjoy leisure activities, and build lasting friendship More...