August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke Health Department warns of fines for illegal dumping of household garbage

The Clarke County Health Department has recently received several complaints regarding dumping of household garbage.  More...

Special Sections

Community

Municipal races are this Tuesday

Here’s a rundown of municipal races in the county this coming Tuesday, Aug. 23. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. More...

Despite opposition, merger of community colleges approved with the new name of Coastal Alabama Community College

On Wednesday, Aug. More...

Alabama health dept. says 25 cases of Zika virus across 16 counties

Twenty-five cases of the mosquito-spread Zika virus have been reported in Alabama, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. The latest case is in Mobile County. Fifteen more Alabama counties have reported Zika cases. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Ladies and Senior Adult Fitness Workshop will be held Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. in Fulton. Learn how to use equipment properly, learn how to plan and get the most from your workout, receive nutrition tips. More...

Church News

Eight Bible passages every Christian should memorize

One Degree to Another

Though I didn’t come to faith in Christ until I was in college, I grew up going to church multiple times a week. More...

Area Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join.   More...

Indian Ridge Baptist activities noted

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church has had great church services with our pastor bringing great sermons to inspire our souls. The month of April was a great month for us. More...

Lifestyle

Trivia Test

1. ADVERTISING: The character of Elsie promoted which company’s brands? 2. ANATOMY: What human organ contains special cell clusters called the islets of Langerhans? 3. More...

Juror’s boasting got her

* It’s still not known who made the following sage observation: “Thousands of years ago, cats were worshiped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.” More...

Laugh a Little

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young Engineer fresh out of Texas A&M, "And what starting salary were you looking for?" The Engineer said, "In the neighborhood of $150,000 a year, depending on the benefits More...

G & D’s big gator

Jessica Guy was the tag holder for the G & D Outdoors team of Grove Hill that brought in this whopping alligator from the Alabama River near Lower Peach Tree Saturday morning. The gator measured 12 feet five inches and weighed 562 lbs. More...

Jurors called to hear criminal cases next week in circuit court

Jurors have been called to Grove Hill for the criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court that starts Monday., Aug. 22. On the heels of the criminal cases, the civil jury term starts the next Monday, Aug. 29. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McCorqudale - Free Access

Mary Etta McCorquodale, 88, died Aug.  19, 2016 at Jackson Healthcare Facility.  More...

Reeves - Free Access

Alice Virginia “Ginger” Reeves, 76, of Leroy, passed away Aug. 19, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born to Garrie Lee Wheat and Annie Rebecca Walker Wheat on March 26, 1940 in Wagarville. More...

Glass - Free Access

Carol Virginia Thompson Glass, 89, of Thomasville died Aug. 18, 2016 at her residence.  She was born April 11, 1927. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.  More...

Sports

Gators have first grid contest on school grounds

Last Friday Clarke Prep hosted Lowndes Academy in a scrimmage. It was played on the field behind the school. More...

Clarke Prep downs EA

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat Escambia Academy 25-14, 25-17, 23-25 and 25-20 last week in Canoe.  More...

Softball team with area girls wins title

The West Alabama Wild completed its summer season with a tournament win in the open division at the USSSA Gulf Coast National Championships on July 23rd in Gulf Shores. More...

Editorial

No one wants to hurt feelings in local races

Our Opinions

We all just about go to war over the presidential race — fighting for or against the Donald or Hillary. We don’t mind speaking our minds on national politics.  But when it comes to municipal politics, most of us are pretty mum.  More...

Rose-colored glasses can cloud our vision

Editor’s Notes

I know I’m just the grouchy old newspaper publisher but I was disappointed in the candidate’s forum Tuesday night.  Oh, the candidates all said what they should — they are for the hospital, for the library, the park and everyth More...

Stop Faulker’s takeover

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,  This is to the people of Clarke and Monroe counties:  More...

Records

Thomasville Police Report

The following information for the Thomasville Police Department was released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of August 8, 2016 - August 14, 2016 is listed below. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated July 14-Aug. 10 Valerie Bradford Davis— Other, to Jean Marc Prescott. Willie King, to Bank of New York Mellon. Willodean Jenks, to Willodean Jenks. Billy Howard Jones, to Roland D. Pruitt. More...