March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Bill to legalize baiting deer, hogs pending in State Senate

Clarke County hunters have mixed feelings about a bill that is pending in the Alabama Legislature. Some are all for it and others are just as strongly against it. The bill, sponsored by Rep. More...

Thomasville native recognized as Scientist of the Year in D.C.

Ernest Smiley, who grew up in Thomasville, has been recognized with the Black Engineers of the Year Award as Scientist of the Year. More...

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Community

Monroe countians making plans for big ‘Fire in the Field Crusade’

Saturday night just after dusk, believers in Christ stood around a fire in the middle of a field in Monroeville, praying for revival for Monroe County, for Alabama and for the United States. More...

PROMOTING GROVE HILL

The Town of Grove Hill and several businesses went together to buy space on a new billboard erected near Dunn’s Shell to promote the town to travelers on Highway 43. The sign was erected last week.   More...

GOLDEN DRAGON CEO AND GOVERNOR TALK

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Community Calendar

The James G. Gunn Honor Band Concert will be Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m. in the Bedsole Theatre at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Church News

Church News

Rockbar Missionary Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have a Love Benefit Program for Sister Sally Thomas Saturday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. All soloists, groups, and choirs are asked to come and support a good cause. More...

Lifestyle

An Irish stew for St. Patrick’s Day

Here’s a traditional recipe for Irish Stew for St. Patrick’s Day. In Ireland, a stew is usually a community effort — one person may have the lamb, another the potatoes or other vegetables, another the herbs and butter. More...

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Schools

Top 5 Global Scholar in Reading

Top: Emily Baugh, Molly Pettis, Aiden Hester, Katelyn Miller, Keith Rush, Jack Fuller, Justin Wade, Haiden Robinson, Jay Roberts, Amariyah Beavers, Kayden Lambert, Jakeira Dunning, Ginna Walker, Devin Williams, Christopher Welch, D’Untrae Banks More...

Top 5 Global Scholar in Math

Top: Derek Byrd, Trenton Dixon, TaMyus Pugh, Molly Pettis, Emily Baugh, Jack Fuller, Justin Wade, Kaden Etheredge, Jerell Pritchett, Jayla Horn, Autavian Cheeseboro, Ginna Walker, Christopher Welch, Mikayla Ivory, Meygan James, Jeremy Crosby, Kaleb R More...

February Students of the Month

Jayla Horn, Dionoban Robinson, Delton Lanier, Madison Burroughs and Jaylin Welch.   More...

Woman jumps to her death into Tombigbee

Law enforcement agencies are still gathering information on why a Clarke County woman jumped to her death from the Highway 43 Joe C. McCorquodale Jr. Bridge into the Tombigbee River near Jackson Tuesday. More...

Drug arrests continue; dealers and users nabbed

The Clarke County Drug Task Force and deputies of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department are continuing to make arrests for drug usage and drug sales.   Following are a few of the drug arrests. See the arrest report for more.  More...

Correction on McFadden story

Last week’s article on the McFadden family noted the longevity of the McFadden siblings. However, it was incorrectly reported that Billie McFadden, 91, is the only surviving child of James Sherman and Amanda McFadden. More...

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FULTON A BUSY PLACE — It was a busy morning in Fulton Monday with log trucks lined up waiting to be unloaded at Canfor’s Scotch Gulf mill. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bolen - Free Access

Marlin Roy Bolen, 79, of Jackson passed away March 8, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Feb. 19, 1938 to Lloyd and Peggy Bolen. He was a retired supervisor with Bell South Telephone Company. More...

Roberts - Free Access

Laurie Len Roberts, 55, of Coffeeville passed away March 10, 2017 in Monroe County.   More...

Courington - Free Access

Allen Courington, 78, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017 at NHC Place Sumner in Gallatin, Tenn. from complications attributed to Parkinson’s Disease.  More...

Sports

Bulldogs drop both games of double-header

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs managed a pair of hits in their 11-0 loss to Jackson High School last Thursday afternoon. Playing a make up game, from one previously rained out, Ryan Allday and Rashon Horn each had a hit. More...

CCHS loses to THS

Clarke County High School lost 13-6 to Thomasville’s Lady Tigers last Thursday in Grove Hill.  The Lady Bulldogs had 10 hits, but were unable to catch their 4A opponent.  More...

Lady Gators roll through Monroe Ac. tournament

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators swept all four games this weekend in the Monroe Academy Tournament.  They closed out play Saturday with a 9-1 win over host team Monroe Academy.  More...

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Feds will likely deal with prisons

Inside the Statehouse

The premier issue of this year’s legislative session will be whether to borrow a massive amount of money to build new prisons in the state. This initiative appears to be our lame duck Governor Robert Bentley’s primary agenda.  More...

Folding up the Big Top

Gone South

Back in 1871, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circuses joined to create “The Greatest Show on Earth.”  The other day the company announced that it was closing.  One bit of my childhood, gone in the blink of an eye.&nbs More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Thomasville Arrests reported

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of Feb. 27 – March 5, 2017, is listed below. More...

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  Jamaal T. Bryant, 22, was arrested Feb. 26 on charges of criminal mischief.  Fletcher Cox, 30, was arrested Feb. More...