February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug Task Force still hard at work

The Clarke County Drug Task Force continues its crackdown on illegal drugs.  Sheriff Ray Norris said recent arrests include Justin McCay Roberts, unlawful possession of marijuana, and Charles Douglas Godwin, possession of a controlled substance. More...

Thomasville man still missing one year later

Jan. 31 marked one year since the disappearance of Hy’Shawn Curry, 28, of Thomasville. Curry is believed to have met with foul play. His car, a BMW, was found in Yellow Bluff, in Wilcox County, on Feb. 8 of last year. More...

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Community

Alabama Cattleman’s Assoc. Executive VP Billy Powell addresses Clarke cattlemen

Cattle farmers in Clarke County, who have battled through an up and down market over the past 12 months, were more than happy to relax, talk shop and enjoy a nice meal Saturday night during the Clarke County Cattleman’s Association’s annu More...

Callier home burns early Saturday

From its outward appearance, the home of the late Dorothy Callier appears to be OK but the interior was gutted by a fire early Saturday morning. Grove Hill firefighters responded to the Callier Street fire at approximately 3 a.m. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Public Library will have a special speaker, Glenn Wills Thursday, Feb. 9 from 6 until 7 p.m. Wills, a Huntsville native has written a book about Alabama’s forgotten and abandoned treasures that remain throughout state. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Amazing Grace Deliverance Church of Thomasville will host a Women’s Conference Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. ending Sunday, Feb. 12 at its regular service. The speakers will be Rev. More...

Seeds from the Sower

God is always near

We live in a busy world. Days are crowded with more things to do than time allows. Instant texting and rapid responses to anything and everything, whether accurate or not, crown every moment of our lives. More...

Sadie Margaret’s flight inspires donation to Pilots for Christ by Leroy church

From Carson Road, Pine Grove United Methodist Church appears to be just another small country church. On the inside, however, there is a congregation with a very big heart.  More...

Lifestyle

Collecting by Larry Cox

Old washboards collectible but not expensive

Q: My mom was raised on a farm in Nebraska during the 1930s and ‘40s. When she moved to Canton, Ohio, after World War II, she brought with her several items, including a washboard. More...

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Motes - Free Access

Annie Mae Motes, 80, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born Oct. 28, 1936 to Drury Columbus “Lum” Wade and Amelia Vastie Bradley Wade. More...

Clarke-Washington EMC readies site on Hwy. 43 for new headquarters

Heavy equipment is preparing a site on Highway 43 north of Jackson for the future headquarters of Clarke-Washington Electric Cooperative.  The cooperative’s home has been on College Avenue in Jackson since the early 1950s. More...

Jackson ‘aggressively’ seeking retail business, says Mayor Paul South

“Jackson is moving forward, just moving kind of slow,” Mayor Paul South told a small crowd that turned out for the annual “State of the City” address Tuesday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Motes - Free Access

Annie Mae Motes, 80, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born Oct. 28, 1936 to Drury Columbus “Lum” Wade and Amelia Vastie Bradley Wade. More...

Dunn - Free Access

Willodean Burleson Dunn, 73, of Pine Hill died Feb. 8, 2017 at her residence. She was born April 10, 1943 in Jamestown, Ala. to Garles W. and Bonnie Lee Burleson. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Pine Hill. More...

Lambard - Free Access

Susie Maxine Bozeman Rush Lambard, 66, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. More...

Sports

CPS JV, JH squads have good seasons

The Clarke Prep School junior boy’s basketball team finished the season with a 13-4 record, marking their fourth straight winning season. More...

Lady Bulldogs in area tournament finals

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs blew away Cottage Hill 84-33 Monday night to advance to the title game of the area tournament.  Playing on their home court in Grove Hill, Ashley Daffin led the way with 20 points and six assists. More...

City ball league extends sign-ups through Feb. 18

The Grove Hill Area Baseball and Softball leagues will continue to allow players to sign up for the upcoming season.  Parents will have to go to Town Hall and will have until Feb. 17. More...

Editorial

State Democratic leaders must go if party to survive

The Alabama Democratic Party needs new leadership if the party is ever going to make a comeback. More...

State budget woes back in the news

Inside the Statehouse

As the third regular session of this quadrennium begins, the paramount focus once again will be on the budgets. Even more specifically, it will be about the General Fund Budget.  More...

What would Carl McIntire say?

Gone South

Amid the controversy surrounding President Trump and his close ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin, could not help but wonder what Carl McIntire would have thought of it all.  Who?  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 31-Feb. More...

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls the past week:  An armed robbery was reported Jan. 30 in the 3000 block of College Avenue.  An accident with no injuries was reported Jan. More...

Thomasville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of Jan. 30 – Feb. 5 is listed below. More...