February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

HOSPITAL FIRE SCARE

Smoke and the smell of smoke at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital drew firefighters last Thursday. They found a faulty fan motor in the attic that was smoking and pulling smoke through the AC and heating ductwork to a lot of the hospital. More...

Special Sections

Community

Harrigan shares her message with CPS seniors

Clarke Prep School students were blessed to have CPS Class of 2012 graduate Libby Harrigan speak at chapel on Wednesday, January 25.  More...

Community Calendar

Clarke County Cattlemen’s Annual Meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 4 at Clarke Prep School in Grove Hill. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 6:30 p.m. More...

HUNTING CAMP BURNS UP

A camper trailer used as a hunting camp burned Sunday. Grove Hill firefighters responded to the mid-day fire along with Clarke County deputies. The camper, in the Mt. Zion community, was a total loss.   More...

Church News

Church Notices

Morning Star Baptist Church of Whatley will have a Power of Prayer Love Benefit Program for Mattie Davis Franklin, who has been battling cancer Sunday, Feb. 5 at 2:30 p.m. This will be a program of praying and singing. More...

Historian and author visits

Dr. Ed Bridges, retired director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History, was the guest speaker for the Clarke County Historical Society’s meeting Sunday.  More...

Wilson- Bosarge to marry Saturday

Ellie Hardy Wilson and James “Bo” Emery Bosarge will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. at Grove Hill United Methodist Church. A reception will be immediately following at the H.W. More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Football’s ‘down!’ kinda like a golfer’s ‘fore!’

* Have you ever wondered why a “down” in American football is called that? In the early days of the sport, when the ball carrier was tackled, he was supposed to yell “Down!” to avoid getting hit by other players.   More...

Household Tips

* The best time to shop for your 4th of July and Christmas tableware is after Valentine’s Day. Red is abundant and very well-priced. More...

SENIOR NEWS LINE

Senior citizens: Drink coffee, live longer

Coffee, specifically the caffeine in it, helps reduce the chronic inflammation that occurs in our bodies as we age, according to a recent study out of Stanford University. More...

Schools

Thomasville city school board members honored at meeting

Members of the Thomasville City Board of Education were honored by superintendent Dr. Vic Adkison, principals, faculty and staff at the Jan. 24 board meeting. More...

Clarke Prep School beauty pageant winners

Clarke Prep School held their annual beauty pageant recently. More...

CPS Honor Roll students

1st grade A’s- Brayton Furrow Colt Garrick Blaine Horton Lily Luker Harrison O’Bryant Zachary Thompson Hudson VanDee  A/B’s- Daxton Hudson Bridgette Kline   More...

Renewed crackdown on drugs

“We are tired of burying our children,” Sheriff Ray Norris said regarding a renewed crackdown on drugs in Clarke County. Norris said the Drug Task Force has been reorganized with more resources and more manpower. More...

Man OK after being struck by vehicle in Zimco

A vehicle struck a man walking along U.S. Highway 84 in the Zimco area about 6 p.m. Sunday evening.  Fortunately, the man, Lindsey Coleman, was not seriously injured. More...

Could T’ville Mayor Day be headed for a job in D.C.?

At the end of Monday night’s council meeting, Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day dispelled rumors that he has taken a job in state government in Montgomery. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Peavy - Free Access

Hugh Peavy, 76, of Big Sandy, Texas passed away Jan. 25, 2017.  More...

Pritchett - Free Access

Brenda Gaddy Pritchett, 59, of Sweet Water died Feb. 1, 2017 at her residence.  She was born Aug. 27, 1957 in Demopolis to Hollis Dennis and Sara Lou Gaddy. She was a member of Beaver Creek Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.  More...

Wilkerson - Free Access

Harold Wesley Wilkerson, 72, of Thomasville died Feb. 2, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 15, 1944 in Thomasville to William Grady and Bertha Lee Wilkerson. He was a retired log truck driver.  More...

Sports

CPS ends basketball season

The Clarke Prep School Gators ended their season in the first round of the Class AA Area 2 tournament, falling 50-43 to South Choctaw.  “It was a very emotional loss,” head Coach Will Florence said. More...

NBA Hall of Famer in the CPS house

Sports Scene

If someone were to text me and tell me that a former Major League baseball player or NFL player was at a game I would not be shocked. Especially when the game was being played at Clarke Prep.  But in this case. More...

Lady Bulldogs prepare for area tourney

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs beat Mobile Christian 58-50 Monday night to earn the area title and the right to host the 3A Area 1 tourney.  They finished with a 5-1 mark, tied with Bayside, but won the coin-toss to host the tournam More...

Editorial

Legislators return to Montgomery

The Alabama Legislature convenes for its annual session Tuesday, Feb. More...

Bentley still at it, whatever ‘it’ is

Gov. Bentley, you ain’t nuthin’ but a hound dawg.  The investigation of Gov. More...

Gov. Bentley ain’t George Wallace

Inside the Statehouse

During the past couple of months everywhere I go people continually ask me why in the world the Alabama Legislature could not simply put the issue of whether they could vote for or against a lottery on the November ballot.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Additional grand jury arrests made

Below are more criminal indictment arrests as issued by the last Clarke County Grand Jury.  Quintin Jerell Whigham, attempting to elude, burglary third degree (unoccupied), Sorna violation.  Ronald Cordel Nicholson, two counts sorna violati More...

Thomasville Police Report

The Thomasville Police Department made the following arrests and calls the week of Jan. 23-29.   More...