March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Courthouse entrance and lawn likely to be off limits to smokers

A smoking ban on the grounds of the Clarke County Courthouse moved a step closer to reality Monday as county commissioners authorized the county attorney to prepare a resolution prohibiting such.  More...

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Community

Bank of Pine Hill closes after nearly 70 years

Family Security buys assets and accounts, moves them to T’ville office

The lights are still on in the evening and a pristine U.S. More...

PICKUP FLIPS BUT DRIVER OK

Caleb House was fortunate not to be severely injured, or worse, when his pickup flipped and landed upside down Monday. House works for his stepdad, Don Bradford, driving a skidder with a logging crew. More...

A COMPLETE LOSS

A predawn fire last Thursday morning consumed the mobile home residence of Josh and Jody Freeman at the Pines Mobile Home Park at the old drive-in theater on Highway 43 south of Grove Hill. More...

Calendar

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

A Tent Revival will be Friday, March 17 from 3 p.m. until and Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. until on the Gainestown Road across from Dale’s Body Shop in Jackson. There will be preaching, testimonies and worship bands. More...

Editorial

Fake news? Or not?

Gone South

“Yankees have this volitionless, almost helpless capacity and eagerness to believe anything about the South not even provided it be derogatory but merely bizarre enough and strange enough.” William Faulkner More...

Dealing with online sales taxes

Inside the Statehouse

My tradition for over two decades has been to give my children money for Christmas. Under this system there is no returning of items. They get what they want or need. There is no way that I would know what style of clothing, color or size they like. More...

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Records

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Dept, answered the following calls this past week:  A traffic hazard was reported March 6 in the 200 block of Clolinger Road.  Harassment was reported March 6 in the 300 block of Commerce Street.  A welfare check was More...

Thomasville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of March 6, 2017 – March 12, 2017, is listed below.   More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated March 1-March 6  Jeremiah Nettles, to Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation.  James M. More...

Commissioners want road funds but hesitant to back new taxes

Clarke County commissioners talked again Monday and Tuesday about a possible statewide gas tax for road improvements and whether or not they should issue a resolution supporting such.  More...

Road ends at river

Clarke County commissioners were told Monday that they have too little property or right of way at the Gainestown Landing to alter the approach of County Route 2 so it doesn’t run directly into the landing and the river.  More...

When a skidder was a snow plow on Grove Hill streets

Big snow blanketed county in March 1993

Tuesday the clouds looked a little like snow and a freeze warning was predicted for the middle of the week for at least two-thirds of the state. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pugh

Charlie Pugh, 73, of Eight Mile departed this life March 8, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Mobile.   He was a native of Grove Hill. He was born Aug. 29, 1943 to the parentage of the late Blond Pugh and the late Stella Chapman Pugh.  More...

Cox

Mary L. Cox, 76, traded time for eternity March 8, 2017. More...

Davis

Rebecca Jean Chaney Davis, 74, exchanged time for eternity March 10, 2017.  More...

Sports

Lady Gators take two of three with Wilcox

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators won two games out of three against Wilcox Academy last week to run their record to 16-3 on the season.  Last Thursday CPS split the double-header in Camden, winning game two 11- 6.  More...

CCHS beats THS

The Clarke County High Bulldogs are riding high on a two game winning streak against two of the better teams in Southwest Alabama.  The Bulldogs scored six runs in the first two innings to beat previously perfect Sweet Water 6-5 on the road.&nbs More...

Clarke Prep rolls over Wilcox, Meadowview

The Clarke Prep Gators went 4-0 this past week as they swept Wilcox and Meadowview.  The Gators pounded Meadowview 12-0 on Friday in Selma.  Patrick Dunn allowed one hit over five innings to get the win. More...

Lifestyle

Collecting

John Wayne comics could be valuable

Q: I have two John Wayne comic books, both very old. Can you tell me how much they are worth and where I can go to sell them? More...

Strange BUT TRUE

Official St. Patrick’s Days

* It was 20th-century American author and playwright Rose Franken who made the following sage observation: “Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.” More...

Trivia test

The Yankees didn’t get this one!

1. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is the world’s slowest mammal?  2. HISTORY: Which was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi that did not fall to the Union Army during the Civil War?  3. More...