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Martin Luther King observances slated

A number of observances are slated on Martin Luther King’s birthday this coming Monday, Jan. 16.  Wilson Chapel A.M.E. Church will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration, “Unity in 2017” Monday at 6:30 p.m. More...

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DOLLAR GENERAL IN COFFEEVILLE — The new Dollar General store on Highway 84 in Coffeeville is completed as is the concrete parking lot and an asphalt street. Remaining to be done is installing store fixtures and merchandise. More...

Local author turns out second book

Local author Jeff Motes has written a second “Once Upon an Apocalypse, Book II: The Search” to go with the first, “The Journey Home,” written last year. More...

Retired state archives director to speak on new book at Clarke County Historical Society meeting Jan. 29

Alabama begins its bicentennial celebration this year. Alabama became a territory in 1817 and a state in 1819.  More...

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Community Calendar

The Flying Bricks Community Band will begin rehearsals again Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. in the band room at Thomasville High School. The band, which is sponsored by the Arts Council of Thomasville rehearses each Monday night. More...

Church News

GH Church of Christ now meeting with Jones Chapel Church of Christ

The Grove Hill Church of Christ has merged with Jones Chapel Church of Christ in the Center Point community near Coffeeville. Services are no longer being held at the Grove Hill church. More...

How much do you love the Lord?

Pastor’s Devotion

“15 So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Tend My lambs.&rdquo More...

Church Notices

Spencer Chapel AME Church of Fulton will have a business of importance meeting Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

Here’s a good reason to neuter your cat

* It was American linguist, philosopher, historian and social critic Noam Chomsky who made the following sage observation: “Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. More...

Strange BUT TRUE

* Some researchers estimate that, if left to their own devices, a single breeding pair of cats could produce a whopping 354,294 offspring within five years.  * It’s been reported that saloons once offered free lunches — and made sure More...

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Schools

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GOOD SPELLERS AT CPS — CPS students in grades 4-8 recently competed in the school spelling bee. More...

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CPS WRITING WINNERS — Clarke Prep School has announced the local post winners for the Patriot’s Pen Writing Contest. This contest is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. More...

Racism, black commissioner says of all white committee picks

Commissioners level accusations of blame at each other for county administrator’s resignation

The appointment of a three-member all-white hiring committee to interview applicants for the vacant Clarke County administrator’s job drew accusations of racism from black county commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting as well as a lot of fing More...

Disagreement on road striping results in item being tabled

A disagreement Monday over a countywide striping project led to it and a leveling and patching project for two county roads being tabled on Tuesday for two weeks at the recommendation of the county engineer. More...

Alabama Southern no more; Coastal Alabama Community College created by merger

The consolidation of three southwest Alabama community colleges is complete. The name of the new entity is Coastal Alabama Community College. An advertisement in this issue gives more details and shows the college’s logo. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

In Memory

In Loving Memory of Mr. Kiondre Lynum Born March 28, 1993— Died Jan. 4, 2016

You’'re gone but not forgotten More...

Adams

Alton Dwight Adams, 63, of Mobile departed this life Dec. 26, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.   He was a native of Jackson. He was born Aug. 7, 1953 to Levester and Loretta Bracy Adams in the Salitpa community of Jackson  More...

Callier

Dorothy Robinson Callier, 83, of Grove Hill departed this life to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016 at her residence.   More...

Sports

Bama native Swinney leads Clemson to title

With a 35-31 win, the Clemson Tigers unseated the University of Alabama as college football’s National Champion. Alabama entered the game as the top-ranked school in the country, riding a 26-game winning streak. More...

Despite temps, runners hit streets for first race

Thanks to temperatures in the 20s at race time, runners in the annual Hit the Road Jack race to benefit the Jackson High School softball team needed little motivation to get moving. More...

Landowners can apply for help against wild hogs

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist Ben Malone announced that producers interested in Alabama’s Wild Pig Damage Management Program should apply by January 20, 2017. More...

Editorial

Disagree with Sessions’ politics but he’s no racist

Alabama’s own Jeff Sessions this week is up for confirmation hearings in the U.S. Senate where he has served for over 20 years.  More...

A lot of people want to be state’s new senator

Speaking of Jeff Sessions, as soon as he is confirmed as the new U.S. attorney general he will resign his seat in the U.S. Senate and Gov. Robert Bentley will appoint someone to serve until the next election in 2018.  More...

R.I.P. Gov. Albert Brewer

The passing of former Gov. Albert Brewer last week at the age of 88 prompts reflection on what Alabama might have been had he been elected governor instead of George Wallace in the toxic election of 1970. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

T’ville Police Arrests

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of Dec. 26, 2016 – Jan. 1 is listed below. More...

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls the past week:  A suspicious person was reported Jan. 3 in the 600 block of Davis Avenue.  A medical emergency was reported Jan. More...