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Notice given to 232 to be taken off county voters list

A list of 232 individuals who will be removed from the Clarke County voters roll unless they update their voter registration information by Jan. More...

Supt. Bagley to take oath

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley will be sworn in for a second term Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:45 a.m., prior to the 8 a.m. More...

Life Tech escapees captured early Wednesday morning

Two residents from the Life Tech Center in Thomasville were captured Wednesday morning after being run by lawmen during the night and early morning hours.  More...

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Community

Trump will be in Mobile Saturday

President-elect Donald J. Trump is touring the country on a “thank you” tour to bask in the the adoration of his supporters following his upset election on Nov. More...

Tribute to Salitpa chief

Firefighters from across Clarke County attended the funeral of Salitpa Fire Chief Steve Shoultz Tuesday, giving him a fireman’s send-off. The funeral was held at Stave Creek Baptist Church with burial at River Hill Cemetery in Salitpa. More...

Holiday shopping safety tips from Grove Hill PD

Grove Hill Police Chief Woodie Coates and officers of the department wish everyone a Merry Christmas and urges safety during the holidays.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Human Resources regular meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.   More...

Church News

Church Notices

Aimwell Baptist Church will have a Christmas Concert Sunday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. featuring Shannon Knight. Admission is free but a love offering will be taken. Christmas lunch will be served after the concert. Please bring your favorite covered dish. More...

Editorial

Fake news shows how gullible Americans are

A guy from North Carolina got in his car and drove six hours to Washington, D.C. to rescue children he thought were being held hostage in an elaborate child sex ring at a pizza joint. More...

Did Russia tilt the table to elect Donald Trump?

The above gullibility comment about our elections brings us to another scary topic — that Russia attempted to sway our presidential election by hacking and exposing e-mails of the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.  More...

Things that got under the radar

Inside the Statehouse

While the presidential race played out this year, several things happened in Alabama politics that went under the radar.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Voter Purge List - Names to be removed from Clarke County List in January 2017

THE BOARD OF REGISTRARS OF CLARKE COUNTY HEREBY CERTIFIES THAT THE FOLLOWING LISTING CONTAINS THE NAMES OF THOSE PERSONS DUE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE COUNTY VOTER REGISTRATION LIST IN JANUARY 2017 PURSUANT TO THE NATIONAL VOTER More...

Jackson Incident Reports

Here are the calls answered by the Jackson Police Department the past week:  An arrest was made Dec. 5 for public intoxication.  An arrest was made Dec. 5 for contempt of court.  Harassment was reported Dec. More...

Bank robbing joke backfires on DHR worker

What appears to be a crude practical joke backfired on the joker when she was arrested in connection with a bank robbery note given at First US Bank’s Grove Hill office.  Shirley Gamble was arrested and charged with criminal solicitation t More...

Grinch in Grove Hill?

There’s a Grinch among us in Grove Hill, stealing Christmas decorations from downtown businesses.  Wreaths and decorations have been cherry-picked from downtown locations including the Child Advocacy Center, Wilson and Drinkard law office More...

Clarke Farmers Federation receives award

The Clarke County Farmers Federation received the Award for Excellence Dec. More...

Commissioners insist courthouse offices be open Friday, Dec. 23

Clarke County commissioners are insistent that the courthouse and all offices be open all day, Friday, Dec. 23.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dortch - Free Access

Lucy O. Dortch, 90, of Jackson passed away Dec. 13, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center.   More...

Overton - Free Access

Gayle Dolbare Overton, 79, of Jackson passed away Dec. 5, 2016 at Jackson Nursing Home.  She was born Oct. 22, 1937 to Tollie and Neutral Stanley Dolbare. She was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. She had been employed by Greer’s. More...

Hill - Free Access

Doris Kellen Hill, 88, of Grove Hill died Dec. 17, 2016 at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.  More...

Sports

Luker to become CCHS football coach

When the 100th year of football starts at Clarke County High School, the Bulldogs will be under the direction of 5-time state champ coach Stacy Luker. More...

Gators team drop games at Jackson

The Clarke Prep School Gators lost 77-61 to county rival Jackson Academy on the road Monday night.  Cam Bumpers led the team with 14 points. Trey Wade had 10 points. Quinn Finch added seven points. More...

Bulldog squads blast Leroy

Clarke County High, coming off a week layoff, beat the Leroy Bears 73-41 on the road Monday night.   Cliffton Darrington had 27 points and four rebounds. Tavarus Gaillard had 10 points and seven rebounds. More...

Lifestyle

Hobnail glass, first called dewdrop, perfected in 1886

Q: I inherited a small bowl, which my late grandma told me was hobnail glass. What exactly is hobnail glass? — Martha, Portsmouth, Virginia More...

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Schools

Troy University recognizes area ROTC students

Troy University recognizes students who participated in Air Force ROTC during the Fall 2016 semester. More...

Merida named to ‘Who’s Who’ list at Troy University

Jerel Merida of Jackson has been selected by Troy University as a “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”  More...

Dr. Pace retires after 42 years at Tuskegee

Dr. Ralphenia D. Pace recently retired after 42 years of service to Tuskegee University in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences. She has headed the department since 1988.  More...