December 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Supt. Bagley gets a raise but pay still below average

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley took the oath of office for a second term bright and early on Dec. 15 — at 7:45 a.m. prior to the 8 o’clock school board meeting. More...

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Community

GHES students enjoy Christmas music from Horton, Chancey

Gary Horton and Ricky Chancey entertained students at Grove Hill Elementary School last Thursday with Christmas music. Chancey has been with Hank Williams, Jr. for 15 years. He plays guitar and harmonica in the band. More...

GH Police Department to get new vehicles

The Grove Hill Police Department will receive four new Ford utility vehicles to patrol the town in after the first of the year.  The council Monday approved buying the vehicles off the state bid list for a total of $149,249.96. More...

UA graduates named

The University of Alabama awarded some 2,270 degrees during winter commencement Saturday, Dec. 10. UA will have awarded more than 257,000 degrees since its founding in 1831 as the state’s first public university.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Toy Bash Kickoff is continuing through Dec. 23rd. More...

Church News

Church Notices

New Testament Tabernacle will hold Winter Campmeeting 2016 beginning Wednesday, Dec. 21 through Saturday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. with Bro. Wilbert Reed. Prayer meetings will also be at 10:30 a.m. daily in McIntosh. More...

Late civil rights activist remembered

Chance & Scyrene

The children of the late civil rights activist, Dr. Frank Smith attended the convocation at Selma University on Wednesday, Dec. 7.   More...

Lifestyle

Souvenir spoons have always been popular collector items

Q: I inherited several spoons from a great aunt. Each is marked “sterling” and engraved with “Lois” and the years 1899, 1900, 1901, 1902 and 1903. What can you tell me about them? — Gloria, Buffalo, New York  More...

Photo

The Grove Hill Baptist Church held its Christmas Cantata during the morning worship service Sunday featuring the choir and special singers. Photo by Gary Horton   More...

LIBRARY CREATIVE WRITING WINNERS

The winners of the creative writing contest for fifth and sixth graders, sponsored by the Grove Hill Public Library are, front row (L to R): Ashley Ballard- Honorable Mention (HM), Alyssa Crutchfield- 3rd place, Powell Agee-HM, Landen Fendley-1st Pla More...

Schools

Area school systems’ enrollments and superintendents’ pay

There were 136 school systems in Alabama in 2015 — 67 county systems and 69 city systems.  The average pay of county superintendents is $119,900, which means Clarke County’s recently approved $108,158 salary is still below the averag More...

Countian earns doctorate at USA

When Dr. Amanda C. Jones thinks about her school days at Thomasville High School, she has many fond memories. “I was blessed with so many wonderful teachers, and I am thankful for each of them!” she said.  More...

THOMASVILLE HIGH STUDENTS VISIT BASF

More than 30 students from Thomasville High School recently visited the BASF plant facility in McIntosh. BASF employees demonstrated science and math concepts through hands-on experiments and answered questions about careers in chemistry. More...

Never too old for trains!

A wind-up toy for Christmas sparked a lifetime love for trains

There was a time when every little boy’s wish list included a model train around the Christmas tree on Christmas morning. Toy trains are still popular but may have lost some of their luster to today’s electronics and other high-tech toys. More...

Praying for Sadie Margaret

The story has captured the hearts of many in south Alabama and elsewhere. Sadie Margaret Richardson, a pretty blue-eyed, blonde 2-year-old has been diagnosed with a massive tumor on her spinal cord.  She and family members were flown to M. D. More...

Seeing Trump

President-elect Donald J. Trump was in Mobile Saturday, Dec. 17 for the last of his nationwide “Thank You” stops following his election on Nov. 8. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnson - Free Access

Walter B. “Walt” Johnson, 78, of Grove Hill died Dec. 23, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. More...

Anderson - Free Access

Franklin Anderson, 85, of Jackson passed away Dec. 24, 2016 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. He was born July 10, 1931 to Walter and Mary Jane Walker Anderson. More...

Dortch

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

Sports

Bama plays bowl on Dec. 31, Auburn Jan. 2

Dec. 23 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Eastern Michigan vs. Old Dominion - 1 p.m., ESPN Nassau, Bahamas Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Louisiana Tech vs. No. 25 Navy- 4:30 p.m., ESPN Fort Worth, Texas Dollar General Bowl Ohio vs. More...

Lady Bulldogs down JHS, boys fall to Aggies

The Lady Bulldogs of Clarke County High School beat the Lady Aggies of Jackson 74-61 last Friday night in Jackson.  Ashley Daffin led team with 26 points. Tonae Gates added 18 points. More...

Use the opportunity to hunt doe deer

When is the best time for hunters to harvest does in Alabama? According to Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Director Chuck Sykes, the answer is simple: When you have the opportunity. More...

Editorial

Best news story ever!

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  More...

Electoral College’s faults show clearly this year

Editor’s Notes

It’s a done deal. The 538 little known members of the Electoral College gathered in each of their state capitols Monday and ratified Donald J. Trump’s upset election on Nov. 8. More...

‘Ain’t Alabama politics fun?’

Inside the Statehouse

Historically speaking, Alabamians have been more interested in the governor’s race than presidential politics.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Thomasville Police Dept. arrests, complaints

Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey released the following arrests and activities for the week of Dec. 12- 18. More...

Jackson Police Dept.calls

Calls answered by the Jackson Police Dept. the past week include:   An arrest was made Dec. 3 for two counts of failure to appear at Griffin and West Ross streets.  Burglary was reported Dec. More...