November 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Gym bleachers’ upgrades to cost around $145,000

In the first meeting since the election, last Thursday, Nov. More...

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Community

Scholarship established to honor Rev. Frank Smith

On Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. the children of the late Rev. Frank and Etta Pearl Smith will be in attendance at the chapel service at Selma University to donate funds to establish an academic scholarship honoring the legacy of Rev. Frank Smith. More...

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A fire at the Thomasville Burger King around 8 o’clock Tuesday morning caused extensive damage. No flames were visible outside of the building but smoke poured from under the eaves and filled the interior. More...

GH Council reappoints personnel department heads

Municipal committee appointments made and reaffirmed as well

All of the department heads were reappointed by the Grove Hill Town Council at Monday’s regular meeting. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

VFW Post 5106 and its Ladies Auxiliary will have its monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. Please note that the meeting time has been changed from 7 to 6 p.m. All members are asked to please attend.   More...

Church News

Church Notices

The Coffeeville First Baptist Church will host Nichols Reid during its morning worship Sunday, Nov. 27. Reid will be showing a video and talking about his recent mission trip to Africa. More...

Editorial

Saluting our farm-city partnerships this week

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Dickinson Day a great event for community

Dear Editor,  On behalf of the Dickinson Beautification Committee, I wish to express appreciation to all who supported the first “Dickinson Day,” held Saturday, Nov. 12.  More...

Shelby’s perfect political career

Inside the Statehouse

Our senior U.S. Senator Richard Shelby will begin his sixth six-year term in January. He is an Alabama treasure. Over the past 30 years as our Senator he has brought millions of federal dollars home to Alabama.  More...

Records

Jackson Police

Jackson police officers answered the following calls this past week:  An arrest was made Nov. 12 for simple assault.  Criminal trespass was reported Nov. More...

Clarke Arrests

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

Democrat, Republican judges swear in divided county commissioners

The political and personal divisions of the Clarke County Commission was evident last week when it took two judges and two oath-takings to swear in three re-elected commissioners.  More...

$2.2 million budget cut doesn’t mean $2.2 million surplus funds

When the Clarke County Commission passed its budget for Fiscal 2017, some commissioners bragged on it, saying it had been slashed some $2.2 million from the previous year’s budget.  This year’s budget is right at $12.4 million. More...

Historical marker to recognize Mt. Nebo’s ‘Death Mask’ stones

A historical marker commemorating the Mt. Nebo “Death Mask” Cemetery tombstones will be dedicated Sunday, Nov. 27 by the Clarke County Historical Society.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Henderson - Free Access

Frank Riley Henderson, 73, of Jackson passed away Nov. 24, 2016 at Providence Hospital.He was born Dec. 20, 1942 to Frank Riley Henderson Sr. and Becky McKinley Henderson. He had been employed in the grocery business most of his life. More...

Davis

James Edwin Davis Sr., 86, of Jackson passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center. More...

Mathews

Gladys Ryser Mathews, 103, of Grove Hill passed away Nov. 18, 2016 at her residence.  More...

Sports

Aggies send the Saints marching home

Friday night’s 35-9 win at St. Paul’s was more than just a chance for the Jackson High School football team to catapult themselves into a Class 5A home semifinal match up with Beauregard. It was redemption. More...

Thomasville’s season ends with Handley loss

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team was defeated by the Handley High School Tigers 36-16 Nov. 18 at D.F. Anderson Field. More...

CCHS off to a 2-0 start

The Clarke County High Lady Bulldogs had a battle on their hands last Friday night in Beatrice as they came away with a 49-46 win over J.F. Shields. Ashley Daffin was on fire with 31 points, five steals and two assists. Keondra Caves had six points. More...

Lifestyle

BIBLE TRIVIA

How many chariots did King Solomon possess?

1. Is the book of Jonah in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Luke 3, whose voice was of one crying in the wilderness? Joseph, John the Baptist, Andrew, Paul  3. More...

Why do bad things happen?

Seeds from the Sower

If God is good, why do the godly have grief? If God is fair, why do the faithful fail? If God cares, why does He allow Christians to have cancer? If God is powerful, why are innocent people murdered?  And why are the ungodly prosperous? More...

Laugh a Little

Down in Mobile the other day I sat down on a bench in Beneville Square next to a homeless man. We started up a conversation and I asked him how he got in the shape he was in.  More...

Schools

Second graders vote in mock election

On Tuesday, Nov. 8 the 2nd grade at Grove Hill Elementary School conducted a Mock-Election for the entire school. The students learned about voter registration, ballots, and campaigns. More...

Oct. & Nov. Students of the Month

Students of the Month for October are as follows: Front row (L to R) Alyssa Steele and Jordynn McCants. Back row: (L to R) Candi Savage, DeTavious Portis and Derek Byrd. More...

GHES honor roll students

All A’s-kindergarten   More...