April 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local Civitans disbanding; club placed holiday flags, did citizen of year, more

Other county civic clubs have folded; a sign of a greater community disconnect?

Every major holiday — Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day to name a few — U.S. flags appear as if by magic in front of participating Grove Hill businesses.   More...

Here & there around the county

It has been a week for bad weather. All schools in the county dismissed for the day Monday ahead of an approaching storm system. More...

Special Sections

Community

Welcoming “Sprout Kids” to Grove Hill

Molly Powell Gilpin and Chelsea Sellers Powell teamed together to open Sprout Kids clothing store. They specialize in clothes, shoes and accessories for boys and girls. More...

Drowning victim finally identified over a month after her disappearance

The body of Anita Boman was finally positively identified Friday, March 31, two weeks after her body was pulled from the Alabama River and over a month after she went missing on Feb. 26.  More...

Pepper Jelly Festival to be held in Thomaston April 29

The Alabama Rural Heritage Center and the Town of Thomaston invite you to its annual Pepper Jelly Festival Saturday, April 29.  This event centers around the restoration of the Marengo County High School grounds. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Edmund M. Gilchrist Family Reunion will be Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at Union Baptist Church on the Allen Walker Road in Grove Hill. Please bring a covered dish. Everyone is welcome.   More...

Church News

Church News

Mackey Branch No. II Baptist Church will have its Annual Choir Day, Sunday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m. All choirs/groups are asked to represent with an A&B selection. La’Sonya’ Coston is the choir president. Ethel Evans is the secretary. More...

Protecting the flock

Seeds from the Sower

There is, perhaps, no more reassuring picture of God’s presence and protection than that of a shepherd leading and protecting his flock. More...

Series of forums will focus on local communities’ youth

Community Foundation of South Alabama and David Mathews Center for Civic Life collaborating on forums

The Community Foundation of South Alabama will conduct a series of community forums regarding the future of youth in local communities in collaboration with the David Mathews Center for Civic Life.  More...

Lifestyle

Collecting

‘Peanuts’ game worth, well...

Q: I have a board game titled “Peanuts: The Game of Charlie Brown and His Pals.” Although my brother and I played the game a couple of times, it is in excellent condition. What is it worth? — Sam, Kileen, Texas   More...

SENIOR NEWS LINE

Reversing aging with exercise

We’ve known for a long time that exercise is good for seniors. Now scientists have been able to isolate just why that is — right down to the cell level — and determine what type of exercise is best. More...

Household Tips

* To “hang” a sturdy file sorter inside a low cabinet, use stick-on hooks. You can use it to store cutting boards or pot lids. More...

Murder cases on trial dockets

Two murder trials are on the Clarke County Circuit court criminal jury trial docket for the week of April 17. More...

ARC’s Jubilee this Saturday; in new venue at Jax Fairgrounds

The annual Arc of Clarke County Jubilee has a new location and hopes to bring a new feel to the 19th annual celebration.  The event, which will take place Saturday, April 8, has moved to the Jackson fairgrounds from The Arc of Clarke County&rsqu More...

Jackson Councilman Goolsby passes away

A two term-plus city councilman and an involved Jackson citizen died Saturday afternoon, April 1. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Courtney - Free Access

Debra Faye Courtney, 58, of Campbell died April 2, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Feb. 19, 1959 in Mobile. She was a member of Elam Baptist Church in Thomasville. She was a homemaker.  More...

Chastain

Tommie Henley Chastain, 96, of Jackson passed away March 30, 2017 at her residence. She was born Nov. 25, 1920 to Thomas Thurman Henley and Ida Corley Henley. She was a member of Jackson First Baptist Church and the Jackson Garden Club. More...

Durden

Lebron White Durden, 77, of Monroeville passed away March 21, 2017.  More...

Sports

Clarke Prep runs record to 19-5

The Clarke Prep School Gators split their two games in the Southern Tournament this past Friday in Greensboro.  They beat host-team Southern Academy 9-1 on Saturday.  Dilon Smith got the win. More...

Lady Bulldogs beat Cottage Hill

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs returned from Spring Break ready to roll as they beat Cottage Hill 4-3 with the game winning run coming in the seventh frame.  More...

Sports QUIZ

1. Pitcher Wandy Rodriguez set a Texas Rangers record in 2015 for consecutive batters retired (34). Who had held the team mark?  2. How many times did Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan lead a league in shutouts?  3. More...

Editorial

Southerners and their food

Gone South

The South excelled in two things which the French deem essential to civilization: a code of manners and a native cuisine. More...

When the U.S. economy went to war

Dollars & Cents

This week marks the centennial of this country’s entrance into the Great War, known now as World War I. Described as “the war to end all wars,” the United States entered the conflict on Good Friday, April 6, 1917. More...

A Strange appointment to senate

Inside the Statehouse

Lots of folks are still mad about our lame duck governor Robert Bentley naming Attorney General Luther Strange to Jeff Sessions Senate seat.  If the sitting attorney general of a state openly states that he is investigating the governor for misf More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 28- April 3 include:  Joshua Willard Fuller, 34, probation violation (new charge-felony), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Craft Maurice Creer, 40, crimi More...

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  A medical emergency was reported March 27 in the 100 block of Midway Street.  A suspicious person was reported March 27 in the 100 block of Walker Springs Road.&nbs More...

T’ville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of March 27 – April 2, 2017, is listed below. More...