October 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

3 commissioners out so no quorum and no meeting Tuesday

Clarke County Commissioner and Chairman Bill Taylor sat in the middle of the commissioners’ podium all alone Tuesday morning as the meeting hour of 9 o’clock came. More...

Congressman Byrne to be in Grove Hill and Jackson Oct. 19

Congressman Bradley Byrne will be in Clarke County on Wednesday, Oct. 19.   He will visit Clarke County High School at 10 a.m., talking with students and teachers. More...

Special Sections

Community

Bank work progressing

Work is progressing on Grove Hill’s Merchants Bank addition. Work is also progressing on Dr. Huey Kidd’s new clinic and the addition to the McDonald’s complex on Highway 43. More...

Wagon train passes through

It looked like the frontier days when a wagon train passed through Clarke County over the weekend and Monday, headed to Mississippi.  They camped out near Whatley Sunday night.  More...

Five-vehicle pileup on 43

A five-vehicle pileup on Highway 43 just north of the Jackson Police jurisdiction Tuesday afternoon damaged vehicles and slightly injured several people, although no one appeared to be seriously hurt. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Coffeeville Library will hold its annual KTW Storytelling Event Saturday, Oct. 15 from 2 until 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the stories about “Early Farm Life. Refreshments will be served afterwards.   More...

Church News

Church Notices

Peniel Baptist Church of Jackson will have a Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 15 from 4 until 6 p.m. There will be games, hayrides, hotdogs and more for children through sixth grade. The church is located at 1730 McVay Road. Bro. More...

Anglican minister John Cheeseman to speak at Grove Hill’s Cornerstone Church

The Cornerstone Baptist Church will co-host with First Baptist Church, Monroeville and First Baptist, Frisco City the return of Anglican minister, John Cheeseman, for a series of meetings, at 6 p.m., October 23, 24 and 25 in Grove Hill at the church More...

Lifestyle

Trivia Test

1. HISTORY: Where did Lyndon Johnson take the oath of office following President Kennedy’s assassination?  2. LANGUAGE: What does the word “gesundheit” mean when it follows a sneeze?  3. More...

Laugh a Little

There was a man named George driving in his car in the middle of the night, on a highway. He drives until he sees a stop sign, and slows down, but keeps going. A police officer sees this and pulls George over. George: Is there a problem officer? More...

Comics

Full Story

Few local races on Nov. 8 ballot

School superintendent and one commissioner race only local races

There are a lot of names on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot but few contested races.  More...

Amendment 14 would ratify 600-plus previous incorrectly passed laws

There are 14 constitutional amendments on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot. Alabama’s 1901 constitution is the longest in the nation. It has 892 amendments. If all 14 of those on the ballot pass Nov. 8, there’ll be 906. More...

Several shots fired but no one hit on Callier Street

Shots were fired on Callier Street in Grove Hill Sunday evening, Oct. 9 but no one was hurt and no arrests have been made. Police Chief Woodie Coats said a witness reported around 9:30 p.m. More...

Rollerblading on Columbus Day

Eddie Foster regularly rollerblades around Grove Hill on quiet days. Monday, Columbus Day and a holiday, was a good day and he had some company as well, his granddaughter, Shelby Mott, 9, on Main Street downtown. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nichols - Free Access

Captain James “Jim” Leon Nichols Sr., 68, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.  More...

Coleman

Thomas Gerald Coleman Sr., 79, of Fairhope, passed away October 10, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Kinman

Robert Gregory Kinman, 74, of Whatley died Oct. 3, 2016 at his residence.  He was born July 24, 1942 in Mobile to Quincy Kinman Sr. and Martha Elizabeth Gregory Kinman. He was a maintenance mechanic with Alabama River Pulp.  More...

Sports

Brownlee named SIAC Pre-season POY

BIRMINGHAM — Rachel Brownlee of Tuskegee University was voted the 2016 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Preseason Women’s Basketball Player of the Year. More...

CCHS pounds Excel for region win

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs made quick work of Excel Panthers 41-6 last Friday night for a key region victory and huge homecoming win at H.G. More...

Gators have tough battle with EA

The Clarke Prep School Gators suffered a tough 35-0 loss to Escambia Academy in a key region game last Friday night at Hamilton Field.  The top-10 ranked Cougars scored twice in the first frame and then added a TD in each other quarter to get th More...

Editorial

Hillary Clinton not the lesser of two evils but the qualified candidate

Editor’s Notes

I am voting for Hillary Clinton for president on Nov. 8. There. I’ve said it. More...

Alabama liberal on highest court

Inside the Statehouse

Our junior U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions has risen to national prominence in this pivotal presidential year. His arch conservative senate voting record and impeccable pedigree as one of the most rock solid Republicans in the U.S. More...

Politics as it used to be

Gone South

“Politics in Alabama was a dirty business, if it was done right.” Fuller Kimbrell, Jim Folsom’s finance director, reflecting on Alabama politics in the 1950s Over the last few weeks I’ve been doing a little “reflecting& More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Jackson Police Incident Reports

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  A suspicious person was reported Oct. 3 on Midway Street.  Leaving the scene of an accident was reported Oct. More...

Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Sept. 28-Oct. 6 Cindy Emch, to Annette Steadham. Deborah Eubanks, to Annette Steadham. Rene Bishop, to Annette Steadham. Jerry James, to Annette Steadham. Christina Hilton, to Annette Steadham. More...