September 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Big money for nothing equals scam

Reports of scams have been flooding into the Jackson Police Department through concerned citizens. One of the most recent involves a woman who was contacted by someone posing as a FBI agent. More...

Clarke school board to meet

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet Thursday, Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. at the central office in Grove Hill.  More...

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Community

Trivia Answers

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Clarke’s jobless rate still high and fewer looking for work

Clarke County continues to have some of the highest unemployment in the state. More...

CCHS requests dominate short council meeting

It was a short Grove Hill Town Council meeting Tuesday, held a day later than usual because of the Labor Day holiday.  A boot drop was approved for the CCHS volleyball team to collect money Saturday, Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center will feature Jodie Cain Smith, award-winning author and Alabama native Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 2 until 4 p.m. with an author chat, book club discussion, reception and book signing. More...

Church News

Church News

St. James A.M.E. Church of Choctaw Bluff will continue its Revival Thursday, Sept. 8 and end Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Cornelius McDonald, pastor of John the Baptist Church of Taylorsville, Miss. will be the evangelist for the week. More...

Editorial

Municipalities may need help putting on municipal elections

Our Opinions

It may have always been this way but it seems like there were more problems with municipal elections this year than we remember from previous years. And we’re talking statewide, not just Clarke County. More...

Alabama primed to benefit from Cuba

Other Opinions

The Decatur Daily   When JetBlue Flight 387 touched down in Santa Clara, Cuba, on Wednesday, a new era began for relations between two nations still mired in half-century old politics.  More...

Sessions is tight with Trump

Inside the Statehouse

Throughout this year’s prodigious presidential selection process our junior senator, Jeff Sessions, has been at the forefront. He has become the darling of the extreme right throughout the country. More...

Records

Partial listing of indictments issued by Grand Jury

Following is a list of individuals indicted by the grand jury will bonds that have already been made. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 30- Sept. 6 include: Joey Eugene Bozeman, 52, health violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Aug. 25-Sept. 1  Johnny Wayne Tyler, to Michael K. Tyler.  Merchants Bank, to Dustin O’Bryant.  Dorothy K. Bostrom, to Rheba B. More...

Grand jury issues 164 indictments

Clarke County grand jurors last week returned 164 criminal indictments; 145 felonies and 23 misdemeanors.  More...

Search on for man who escaped from T’ville police

A Thomasville man wanted for several offenses, including a burglary home invasion from Thursday night, and failing to register as a sex offender, is on the run after an encounter Sunday afternoon with Thomasville Police.  More...

Skipper injured in Old 5 wreck

Gray Skipper of Grove Hill wrecked on Old Highway 5 in Fulton Monday afternoon. His pickup was totally demolished, coming to a stop turned on its side next to a big pine tree. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Upchurch - Free Access

Mary Sollie Upchurch, 96, of Dickinson passed away Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. She was born July 4, 1920 to Clifford Buckalew and Mary Bell Walker Buckalew. More...

Garrett - Free Access

Albert Garrett, 91, passed away Sept. 9, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center.  More...

Bernard

Rev. Marion Louise Bernard, 80, better known as “Sister Baby” traded time for eternity on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, while at her earthly residence in Jackson.  More...

Business

Amazon and others to soon start collecting state sale taxes

Beginning Nov. 1, Alabama shoppers making online purchases from Amazon will start paying an eight percent Alabama sales tax. More...

Sports

Thomasville wins crucial road game at W.S. Neal

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team fought back from a poor first half to defeat Class 4A, Area 1 opponent, the W.S. Neal Blue Eagles, 26-20 Sept. 2 in East Brewton. More...

CPS v’ball moves to 8-0 on the season

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators volleyball team rolled to an 9-0 regular season record as they beat Morgan Academy 29- 27, 25-23 and 25-22 in Selma last Thursday.  “We had some big hard battles last week,” Head Coach David Cumland More...

JA Eagles get back on track with Southern win

The Eagles got off to a fast start thanks to a punt return from Alvin Forward that gave Jackson Academy its first offensive possession at the Cougars’ 22- yard line.  From there, the Eagles rode Robby Busby’s tough inside running to More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Paul Revere didn’t make that ride for nothing

 In 1811, London became the first city in the world to reach the milestone population of 1 million.   If you’re like one-third of American men, you’d like a shot at hosting “The Tonight Show.”  More...

Laugh a Little

A man asks a farmer near a field, “Sorry sir, would you mind if I crossed your field instead of going around it? You see, I have to catch the 4:23 train.”  The farmer says, “Sure, go right ahead. More...

‘Avon calling’

Q: I have some Avon containers dating back to the 1980s and ‘90s. They depict famous people and characters such as Ben Franklin and Little Bo Peep. More...