August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Hot Dogs’

Temperatures in the 90s in the Clarke County Animal Shelter and high humidity problems too

The temperatures have been steadily in the 90s to upper 90s, even over 100 a few times in recent weeks. It is hot.  The Clarke County Animal Shelter has been dealing with the un-air conditioned dog kennel section of the facility.  More...

Pre-K class this year at GHES

A new pre-kindergarten program at Grove Hill Elementary School has 16 students who looked like they were happy to be starting school Monday. Shown with the students are (in the background) teacher’s aide Shawn Hodge and teacher Julie Hoven. More...

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Community

Rush Medical now a partner in T’ville hospital project

A concerned Thomasville citizen wanted an update on the proposed Thomasville Regional Medical Center. He got one from Mayor Sheldon Day at Monday’s Thomasville City Council meeting.  More...

County seeks road, bridge project funds

The Clarke County Commission issued resolutions Tuesday seeking funding for road and bridge projects in the county.  More...

Battling fire a second time

Grove Hill and Antioch volunteer firemen responded to a fire off of Fish Hook Road in the Antioch area Monday morning. The mobile home had blazed back up from a fire that firemen had fought Sunday. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Human Resources regular board meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. the public is invited.   More...

Church News

Can Prayer Save America?

During the Civil War, a friend of Abraham Lincoln was a visitor at the White House. “One night I was restless and could not sleep….From the private room where the President slept, I heard low tones. More...

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church will continue its Revival services Thursday, Aug. 11 and end Friday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. nightly. You are invited to attend.   More...

Editorial

Come listen to Grove Hill’s mayoral, council candidates

Our Opinions

Grove Hill citizens will have an opportunity to hear from the four candidates for mayor and the two running for the District 5 council seat at a forum Tuesday, Aug. 16 sponsored by the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce.  More...

Special session starts Monday

Inside the Statehouse

As anticipated, a special Legislative Session has been called by Governor Robert Bentley. The Session is set to begin this Monday, Aug. 15.  Dr. More...

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 2- Aug. 9 include:  Stephen C. More...

Thomasville Police

The Thomasville Police Department activities of the past week, Aug. More...

Jackson Police

The Jackson Police Department responding to the following calls this past week:  An accident with injuries was reported Aug. 1 at College Avenue and Love Street.  Interfering with custody was reported Aug. More...

Chip truck takes down traffic signal

Witnesses said a tractor-trailer rig ran the red light at the intersection of Highway 43 and Cobb Street (Old 84) about midday Tuesday. More...

3 branch banks to close

First US Bank announced Monday that it will close three branch offices in Clarke County, including the oldest physical structure that ties the bank to its oldest roots in the county.  The branches include the downtown Jackson office on Commerce More...

Chamber’s annual meet, candidates’ forum is Aug. 16

The annual meeting of the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce will be held  Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at the Vivian Gilmore Senior Center. The event will begin with refreshments at 6:00 p.m. followed by the program at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Grove Hill PD’s new look

The Grove Hill Police force will have a much different look when you see them out in public. For the first time since Rowdy McGhee was Chief of Police, the officers will be in a different uniform. Gone is the gray, replaced with a dark blue. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Moore - Free Access

Marie Schultz Moore, 90, of Grove Hill passed away Aug. 15, 2016 at Crown Health Care in Mobile.She was born Feb. 5, 1926. She was a member of the Magnolia Assembly of God in Grove Hill. More...

Pugh - Free Access

Charles Alfred Pugh, 90, of Thomasville died Aug. 3, 2016 in Pensacola, Fla. He was born Sept. 5, 1925 in Holtamville. He was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. He was a retired millwright with MacMillan Bloedel Inc.  More...

Sims - Free Access

Robert Milton “Bunk” Sims, 82, of Pine Hill died Aug. 5, 2016. He was born Sept. 9, 1933 in Sunny South. He attended Pine Hill Church of God. He was a retired procurement logging foreman with MacMillan Bloedel. More...

Sports

CPS v’ball rolling along

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators traveled to Montgomery and played in the annual preseason round robin AISA tournament.  It was held at Macon-East Academy.  The opened by falling 21-25 to a tough Bessemer team. More...

‘Big Daddy’ honored by Alabama Wildlife Fed.

James “Big Daddy” Lawler of Camden was recently awarded the Conservation Communicator of the Year Award at the 2016 Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards banquet. More...

T’ville peewee football sign-up Aug. 12

Thomasville will have peewee football and cheerleading registration on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Gates Drive Park.  The fee is $45 per child. Football registration is open to boys 9-12 years old. More...

Lifestyle

Getting ‘long in the tooth’

 When Mozart was young, he traveled to Rome to hear Gregorio Allegri’s “Miserere” performed by the papal choir. This piece was performed only once a year, and the pope had forbidden its performance anywhere else in the world. More...

Laugh a Little

Two ropes walk into a bar and ask the bartender for a beer. He tells them to get lost because he doesn't serve ropes in his bar.  The two ropes leave and try to figure out what to do since this is the only bar in town. More...

FEED YOUR FITNESS

Whether you’re a competitive sprinter chasing a new record or an everyday gym hound looking to get the most from your workout, seafood is among the best foods to support an athletic lifestyle. More...