May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

WHAT A CABBAGE

Daryl Newsome (center), Addie and John Tyler show a cabbage that measured 36 inches across. “My grandmother, Emma Newsome, wouldn’t use anything else but Bonnie Plants. More...

Animal shelter has housed 206 dogs since January

The Clarke County Animal Shelter is a busy place. More...

Here & there around the county

SUNDAY IS MOTHER’S DAY. Remember yours...get her something nice, a gift or flowers...take her out to eat or maybe do the cooking for her. If nothing else, just take time with her and tell her you love her. Mothers are special. More...

Special Sections

Community

Faust named to Elmira’s dean’s list

Elizabeth Faust of Jackson has been named to the Elmira College Dean’s List for the Winter 2017 Term. More...

Horn receives USA degree

Schiquetta Rena Horn of Whatley who is a 2012 graduate of Clarke County High School graduated from the University South Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Health Science on Saturday, May 6.  She has been on the Dean’s L More...

Voting places cited for ADA violations; county working to meet requirements

Clarke County is working with the U.S. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Human Resources regular board meeting will be Thursday, (today), May 11 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. More...

Church News

Indian Ridge honors oldest member

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church had a good service during the month of March with our pastor’s great sermons.  During the month of March Mrs. Mary Fuller celebrated her birthday. More...

SAYING A PRAYER

The National Day of Prayer was observed last Thursday, May 4 in Grove Hill with a packed room at Town Hall. Among those praying were (pictured from left) Marc Keahey, George McIntyre Jr. , Rev. Darryl Perryman, James Wheeler and Rev. More...

Cotten-Thomas to wed May 27 in Jackson church

Mr. and Mrs. Greg Cotten of Jackson are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cammie, to Kristian Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Thomas of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Bret Lehr of Birmingham.  More...

Schools

Clarke County HIPPY holds 10th graduation

HIPPY Clarke County celebrated 10 years of service with the graduation of 66 children at Grove Hill Elementary School on Thursday, May 4. More than 220 HIPPY parents, children and guests attended the reception and graduation ceremony. More...

Clarke Preparatory School

CPS graduation on May 19

Clarke Preparatory School will hold graduation ceremonies for 29 seniors on Friday, May 19 at Hamilton Field starting at 7 p.m. Baccalaureate will be Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. at Grove Hill Baptist Church.  Sara Wilson is the Valedictorian. More...

CCHS students busy with community projects

The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, Student Government Association and the Grove Hill LEO Club members shared holiday joy with several local organizations during the holidays. More...

Clarke DHR has $11.8 million economic impact

The Clarke County Department of Human Resources (DHR) spent nearly $11.8 million in the county in 2015 on services for citizens and DHR employee salaries and DHR operating expenses.  More...

Coden man dies in crash on Highway 43 in Leroy

A Coden man died in a one-vehicle accident in Leroy Sunday afternoon.  Michael Scott Smith, 55, was killed when the 1999 Chevrolet C1500 truck he was driving left Highway 43, struck a concrete pole, crashed into a tree and overturned. More...

FOR THE LOVE OF ART

With the sun setting over the courthouse in the background, the local band “Sunny Vaiden” played classic rock and country tunes for the patrons of the Grove Hill Arts Council’s “For the Love of Art” street dance Saturday More...

Commissioner says serving on boards gets in way of work

A request by Clarke County E-911 Director Becky Neugent to attend a state board meeting was denied by the Clarke County Commission Tuesday. The day meeting did not entail a fee or an overnight stay and lunch was being provided. More...

Arson charged

Two men have been arrested and charged with arson in connection with the burning of a barn on the Asbury Road in Grove Hill.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Autry - Free Access

Bessie Mae Shepherd Autry, 90, of Coffeeville passed away May 4, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary.She was born Aug. 15, 1926 in Coffeeville. She was a graduate of Livingston State Teacher’s College. More...

Counselman - Free Access

Annie Pearl Counselman, 98, of Coffeeville passed away May 11, 2017 at a family residence in Jackson. More...

Brock - Free Access

Marlene McDonald Brock, 100, of Thomasville died May 8, 2017 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1916 in Thomasville to Ruben C. and Alice G. McDonald. She was a retired registered nurse.  More...

Sports

Clarke Prep Gators fall in Class AA finals

The dreams of a state title came to an end in the AISA Class AA championship series for the Clarke Prep Gators as they were swept by Macon-East Tuesday morning.  Playing at Patterson Field in Montgomery, the Gators lost 6-0 in the second game of More...

Lady Gators bow out at state

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators were eliminated from the Class AA AISA state softball tournament last Thursday, dropping both games they played.  The Lady Gators opened with a 6-5 loss to Lowndes Academy at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.  More...

Bulldog grid work continues

The Clarke County High football team continues their preparation for May 18 and their visit to Bibb County for a spring jamboree. They have 10 days in the spring period to get work completed. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Puttin’ and poutin’

Gone South

The legislature of the state of Alabama never ceases to amaze me. Especially when it comes to passing innovative laws to get around other laws. And of all the laws gotten around innovatively, liquor laws are the most innovatively gotten around. More...

Churches adopt business practices

Dollars & Cents

Churches continue to face challenges. To compete for membership, many have adopted practices during the past 25 years that cut across several business disciplines. And the pace has accelerated since the turn of the century. More...

Records

Jackson Police Calls

Jackson police answered the following calls the past week:  Jamari Cox, 27, was arrested April 28 for driving under the influence.  Damien Howard, 29, was arrested April 30 on charges of domestic violence third degree and disorderly conduct More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 2-8 include:  Brandon Antonio Jackson, 21, probation revocation (technical violation), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Emily Marie Lawson, 29, promoting p More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated April 27-May 4  Old Towne Square LLC, to Kriti LLC.  Willie Mae Nobles, to Walter V. Martin.  Fannie Mae, to Tyler M. Prescott.  Allison Lashea Lowe, to Andrew Hunter Parnell.  David C. More...