September 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

State throws in the towel on Tanya Butts’ criminal indictments

On the heels of Tanya Butts being found not guilty in federal court in Mobile of theft charges, the state of Alabama has nol prossed, or dismissed, its indictments against her. More...

Majority of county’s public school students attend Jackson schools

The majority of students in the Clarke County public school system, 64 percent, attend one of the four schools in Jackson while 36 percent attend one of the three Grove Hill schools. More...

Special Sections

Community

Hospital board welcomes two new members

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s Board had their first meeting with its two new members last Thursday. More...

Community Calendar

VFW Post 5106 and its Auxiliary will meet Monday night, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at the post home. All members are asked to please attend their meeting.   More...

Bagley to compete on History Channel’s Forged in Fire series

Sandflat native and Clarke Prep School Graduate Will Bagley will be competing on Forged in Fire on the History Channel on Sept. 13. The shop will air at 8 p.m.   Bagley is self-taught and has been doing this for almost eight years. More...

Sports

Eagles lose to Rebels

If it could go wrong for Jackson Academy during Friday night’s 45-21 loss at South Choctaw Academy, it did.  The Rebels took advantage of six Jackson Academy turnovers to build a 25-0 halftime lead and hold off a second-half comeback.  More...

Lady Gators take second in tourney

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gator volleyball team finished second in the first annual War on the Floor volleyball tournament in Grove Hill. The Lady Gators fell to AAA Glenwood in the finals. More...

Roland Cooper opens in time for Labor Day

Roland Cooper State Park near Camden, Ala., will reopen for the first time in almost a year on September 1, 2016. The park opens under a concessionaire contract with an Arizona based management company, Recreation Resource Management (RRM), Inc. More...

Lifestyle

Laugh a Little

A man got hit in the head with a can of Coke, but he was all right because it was a soft drink.  ***  A thief stuck a pistol in a man's ribs and said, "Give me your money." The gentleman, shocked by the sudden attack, said, "You cannot do More...

Cook up some delicious burgers this weekend

This Labor Day weekend, take your backyard barbecue staples from basic to bold with knock-out burgers, grilled fruit “steaks” and festive red, white and blue-colored desserts. More...

Grilled Watermelon Steaks with Walnut Gremolata

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 8 minutes Servings: 8   More...

Schools

Stephens a member of National Society of High School Scholars

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that JaDeisha Stephens of Coffeeville, a student at Clarke County High School, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.  More...

Mayor Jackson gains 2 votes in final tally

Grove Hill Mayor Cynthia Jackson picked up two votes when the provisional votes were opened and counted Tuesday. The final count gave her 241 votes, or 49 percent. That was six votes short of the 247 needed to have won the Aug. More...

Blaylock not quitting GH mayor’s race

Robyn Blaylock said rumors that she might forfeit the runoff are untrue and she will continue the race to its conclusion.  She said there are nearly five weeks until the Oct. More...

Canfor relocating U.S. headquarters to Mobile

The headquarters of the parent company of Scotch-Gulf Lumber mills in Fulton and Jackson will relocate to Mobile later this year, it was announced last week.  More...

Social Security office in Jackson to close 10 days for renovations

The Jackson Alabama office located at 4249 North College Ave. will be temporarily closed beginning Friday, Sept. 2 for renovations.  Work to be done include enhanced interviewing stations and an additional public restroom. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Day - Free Access

James Glen Day, 63, of Chilton died Aug. 29, 2016 at his residence. He was born Nov. 23, 1952 in Grove Hill to Moody Glen Day and Judy Earline Hall Day. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Chilton. He was a former truck driver.  More...

Coxwell - Free Access

Sidney Earle "Sid" Coxwell, born Jan. 1, 1935 in Jackson to Jenkins and Maggie Neal Pugh Coxwell, died August 31, 2016 at 81-years-old in Amite, Louisiana on the same day, 42 years after he met the love of his life, his wife, "Cookie."   More...

Calhoun - Free Access

John Floyd Calhoun, 92, of Grove Hill passed away Aug. 31, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center.  More...

Business

Dollar General for Coffeeville

A formal groundbreaking was held Monday afternoon for the new Dollar General store in Coffeeville. Site work began last week at the location on Highway 84 across from the Go-Co convenience store. More...

Family Security Credit Union tells plans to buy Pine Hill bank

Family Security Credit Union headquartered in Decatur, Alabama, and the Bank of Pine Hill, headquartered in Pine Hill, Alabama have entered into a definitive agreement for Family Security Credit Union to purchase substantially all of the assets, and More...

Church News

Church News

St. James A.M.E. Church of Choctaw Bluff will have Homecoming Sunday, Sept. 4 at 2:30 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. James McGhee, pastor of the Pine Grove Baptist Church of Bailey, Miss. A Revival will begin Monday, Sept. 5 through Friday, Sept. More...

Seeds from the Sower

God is the Creator-Ruler

He who created all things rules everything! Kingdoms that were once great and powerful can no longer be found on a map. Nations that were once feared and wealthy are now weak and impoverished. More...

Editorial

Gambling interests killed lottery bill

Our Opinions

You’ve heard of snake-eating snakes? Well, that is kind of what happened in Montgomery last week. A snake ate a snake. More...

Going bonkers over football? That’s OK!

Other Opinions

College football is a great game. More...

Labor Day big for politics

Inside the Statehouse

With Labor Day approaching it signifies that the long hot summer will soon be coming to an end. It seems that the summers are getting hotter and hotter.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. More...

Jackson Incident Reports

Jackson Police officers answered the following calls during the past week:  A domestic situation was reported Aug. 22 on Kimball Street.  A request to assist a motorist was reported Aug. More...

Records

Property deeds listed  Dated Aug. 18-23  Joyce Counselman, to Joyce Counselman.  William L. Hicks, to Linda Barnes.  John R. More...