July 14, 2016 RSS feed / 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...

Clarke County gets $15,159 for emergency food, shelter programs

Clarke County has been awarded federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program for Phase 33.  Clarke County has been chosen to receive $15,159 to supplement Emergency Food and Shelter programs in the area.  More...

Correction

The special Hurricane Preparedness issue last week incorrectly identified Clarke County EMA Assistant Director John Ramsey. The story was written by Jim Cox who said he had no excuse for the error. He apologizes to John Ramsey.   More...

Cattle producers make hard decisions during droughts

Drought forces cattle producers to make tough decisions. Without an adequate supply of feed and water and cost effective ways of supplying the herd, producers will need to reduce cattle numbers.  More...

Quite a jolt at Dumas residence

Lightning struck the chimney at Dale and Leigh Dumas’ home on Lavender Road on the east side of Grove Hill about mid-afternoon Saturday during a thunderstorm. The top of the chimney was knocked off, scattering bricks around the yard. 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...

Linda Newton retires

Linda Newton was feted with a retirement luncheon July 7 as she retired from the Grove Hill Healthcare clinic with 43 years of service to her credit. She is shown with Dr. More...

Prevention safety tips for Zika virus offered

Precautions include most of the things you do anyway to warn off mosquito bites

The Zika virus is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Its most common symptoms are fever, rash, joint pain, conjunctivitis (red eyes), muscle pain and headache. More...

Heavy rain gets awning

A sudden thunderstorm hit Thomasville and parts of northern Clarke County Sunday afternoon causing minimal damage the most significant of which was this awning at the Shell Station on Highway 43. More...