October 27, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Delayed Egg McMuffins

Employees of the Grove Hill McDonald’s arriving at 4 a.m. to open discovered the building filled with smoke. Grove Hill firefighters were called and could not discover a fire. More...

Special Sections

Community

GOP commissioners complain about Demo commissioner’s mileage

A reimbursement check for mileage to Commissioner Rhondel Rhone for $881.48 drew criticisms from Commissioners Stan Hutto and Jackie Ray Rush and set off a firestorm between the three at Monday’s work session, a firestorm that continued into Tu More...

Moye’s insistence gets Co. Rd. 15 included in traffic stripping project

Nothing is routine about Clarke County Commission meetings. More...

Halloween safety trips for trick or treaters

Parents want to know the best way to keep their kids and teenagers safe on Halloween as the ghoulish, yet fun, night approaches.  More...

Sports

Miller dashes CCHS playoff hopes

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs held an early lead before T.R. Miller exploded for 35 straight points to take the 49-35 region win last Friday night at H.G. More...

Gators beat Pickens, make playoffs

The Clarke Prep School Gators locked in the fourth seed for the playoffs with a 43-37 win over Pickens Academy last Friday night at Hamilton Field.  More...

World Series will be great fun for baseball

Sports Scene

For the first time that I can ever remember, Major League baseball trumped college football on a Saturday in the fall. More...

Lifestyle

Laugh a Little

An old lady was speeding down the highway while she was knitting.  A cop sees this and speeds up alongside her vehicle.  "Pullover!" the cop says  "No!" the woman replied, "They're mittens!"   More...

Hull’s Dogwood detailed

Q: I have inherited three pieces of Hull pottery in the Dogwood pattern. According to my older sister, the pieces were probably purchased during the early 1940s. What can you tell me about this type of pottery, and is it worth keeping? More...

Good Housekeeping Recipe

Classic Spaghetti Bolognese End your day with a bowl of hearty classic spaghetti bolognese. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 18-25 include:  Jamesin Tarrares Rich, 33, unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Brandon J. More...

Court Docket

The criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court starts Monday. Listed are the dockets for the two judges. The cases may or may not come up in the order they are listed.  Judge C. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Sept. Oct. 13-20

Tony Ray Sheffield, to Randal S. Sheffield.  Gail P. Bagley, to William G. More...

Pioneer Day

Beautiful weather expected for Pioneer Day

The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host its 17th Annual Pioneer Day Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free living history event features costumed re-enactors demonstrating early life in southwest Alabama. More...

Reappraisal notices arrive with tax bills right behind

Property tax notices usually arrive by the first of October but Clarke County notices were a little late this year. They were preceded, by just a few weeks, by property value notices, the result of reappraisals of county properties.  More...

Congressman visits CCHS, new career center

Congressman Bradley Byrne visited Clarke County High School classrooms Wednesday morning, Oct. 19 and also toured the old armory where a new career tech center will locate. Above, the Fairhope Republican speaks to Paul Stanley’s history class. More...

Group wants meeting on hiring practices

A delegation was at the Clarke County Board of Education meeting Oct. 20 expecting to be on the agenda. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barnes - Free Access

Marilyn Gates Barnes, 54, of Dickinson died Oct. 26, 2016 at her residence. She was born Aug. 14, 1962 in Jackson to Willie Samuel and Vera Murl Gates.  More...

Counselman - Free Access

Terry Joe Counselman, 74, of Thomaston, died Oct. 29, 2016 at his residence.He was born Jan. 15, 1942 in Mobile to Truman E. and Edna H. Counselman. He was a graduate of the University of North Alabama and a veteran of the U.S. Army. More...

Nichols - Free Access

Janiece Vernon Bryant Nichols, 81, of Thomasville died Oct. 29, 2016 at her residence. She was born March 6, 1935 in Mobile to Charles Aubrey and Vera Bryant. She was a retired accountant. More...

Business

Bullard Automotive buys Sales Ford of Grove Hill

The Bullard Automotive Group in Mobile is buying Sales Ford Lincoln in Grove Hill.  Sales Ford employees were informed of the pending sale last week. This week, Jim Sales elaborated on the decision to sell.  More...

First US Bank parent company changes name to First US Bancshares

Stockholders and investors who may have been looking for United Security Bancshares, Inc. stock updates under the old Nasdaq symbol of “USBI” may have been puzzled when nothing came up.  More...

Big Mike’s has the best steak in Alabama!

Big Mike’s Steakhouse in Thomasville was officially presented the plaque for the Best Steak in Alabama by the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association last Thursday. From left: Dr.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Oct. 30 Week  The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host an old-fashioned bake sale Friday, Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. until and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of delicious home baked goods. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Oak Grove Baptist Church in the Chilton community will host a Trunk and Treat, Saturday, Oct. 29 from 3:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. There will be games, blow up slide, treats and hay ride. There will also be a chicken fry with all the fixings! More...

Editorial

Saluting timber

Our Opinions

We’ve made a cliché out of it, but forestry is the backbone of our economy here in Clarke County and southwest Alabama. Alabama forests generate over $21 billion in timber production and processing revenue and provide over 122,000 jobs. More...

Voting in the U.S.A.

Editor’s Notes

Donald Trump isn’t doing the country any good by repeatedly harping that the election is stolen from him, that the system is crooked and the voting process is a sham. More...

Jim Martin was a John the Baptist

Inside the Statehouse

The year was 1962. John Kennedy was President. Camelot was in full bloom. The Congress was controlled by Democrats only because the South was solidly Democratic. The Southern bloc of senators and congressmen were all Democrats. More...

Schools

Clarke students get Kids Chance Scholarships

Kids’ Chance Scholarship Fund helps students whose parent or parents have been killed or permanently disabled in an on-the-job injury to attend college or technical school. More...

Robo-Dawgs robotic club started

WHMS is proud to announce the new 2016-2017 Robotics Club, the Robo- Dawgs.  Robo-Dawgs are participating in the BEST Robotics Competition in Thomasville. They have to design, build and promote their robot during the competition.  More...

Homecoming Kings and Queens

Congratulations to the following students who were elected King and Queen of their grades by their classmates! More...