June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Donna Gates resigns as animal shelter director; successor being sought

A new director is needed for the Clarke County Animal Shelter. More...

Economic developer updates several projects

The Clarke County Economic Development Office under director Jesse Quillen is pursuing seven industrial projects that collectively total nearly 300 jobs and $180 million in capital investments.  More...

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Community

Correction

An article last week about a long-distant cake purchase was not entirely incorrect but was misleading and needs clarifying.  Kayla Jordan said that the Mike Leveridge of England did order a cake for her from England. More...

“WRECK COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE”

Kristi Smith escaped serious injury when her Honda Civic (inset picture) flipped after catching the edge of a bush hog cutter being pulled by a John Deere tractor, driven by an Alabama Department of Transportation worker. More...

Still no career tech center but money for equip. comes through

Although the career tech center that was planned for the old National Guard armory in Grove Hill fell through because of a lack of funding, Clarke County Superintendent Larry Bagley said he hasn’t given up on the worthwhile program to teach wor More...

Sports

GH Class A all-stars win tourney

The Grove Hill Class A all-stars won the District Tournament in Monroeville this past weekend.  In the championship game Grove Hill beat Monroe 17-4 in four innings.  Last Friday they beat Eclectic 16-5 in four innings. More...

CPS Cheerleaders do well at camp

The Clarke Prep School varsity cheerleaders attended UCA cheer camp at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores on June 3-6. This was their first year to attend cheer camp anywhere other that AISA UCA cheer camp. More...

Locals named to all-state teams

The Alabama Sports Writer’s Association released their annual All-State baseball and softball teams this past weekend.  Headlining the group are two first team performers in the AISA from Clarke Prep.  Pitcher Dillon Smith and second More...

Editorial

Who invited Sheldon Day?

Editor’s Notes

President Trump heard from Clarke County last week. Or specifically, from Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day.  Day was one of only 30 from across the nation invited to the White House on June 8 to discuss infrastructure needs for the nation. More...

Here’s another job for ministers

Gone South

During the presidential campaign, Southern Evangelical Christians were much in the news. Then, once their candidates were elected, they seemed to fall silent. More...

Ivey takes to job ‘like a duck to water’

Inside the Statehouse

Those of us who follow Alabama politics had circled June 6, 2017 as the beginning of the 2018 governor’s race. However, we did not foresee Donald Trump’s election as President in November and the subsequent appointment of our U.S. More...

Schools

Personnel hires and changes for Clarke schools

The Clarke County Board of Education handled a large personnel agenda at its meeting Tuesday. More...

Clarke graduates headed to UA honored at recent alumni event

Ten graduated Clarke County high school seniors headed to the University of Alabama this fall were recognized at a special reception of the Clarke County UA Alumni and Friends Chapter held at the Jackson Golf House June 8. More...

Plenty of pre-Fourth fireworks in the county!

If you like fireworks, there’ll be three separate ones in Clarke County prior to the Fourth of July.  Grove Hill’s show will be Friday, June 30 followed by Thomasville’s on Saturday, July 1. More...

A DIFFERENT WAY TO TEACH HISTORY

Clarke County Museum Director Kerry Dunaway describes what happened on Sept. More...

Bank to close on T’ville hospital deal soon, says Day

The long-awaited Thomasville hospital is a step closer to reality, according to Mayor Sheldon Day.  Day said at Monday’s city council meeting that Servis 1st Bank of Birmingham had notified him, Curtis James’ EB-5 Sunbelt Group and R More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hamilton - Free Access

Vermel Taite Hamilton, 79, passed on peacefully Wednesday, April 26, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born Dec. 17, 1937 to the late William D. Taite and Adelia Mae (Banks) Taite.  More...

Hamilton - Free Access

Vermel Taite Hamilton, 79, of Hopkins, S.C. born to William Taite Jr. and Adelia Mae (Banks) Taite on Dec. 17, 1937, passed on peacefully on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 surrounded by family. Her paternal grandparents were William Taite Sr. More...

Moore

Mary Lee Bumpers Moore, 78, of Jackson exchanged time for eternity Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at her residence.   She was born April 30, 1939 to the parentage of Della Mae Cox and the late Ollie Bumpers. She was a native of Coffeeville.  More...

Business

Forestry remains key player in capital investment and job creation in Alabama

Nearly $1.2 billion in new capital investments in 2016

The forest products industry is one of the strongest industries in Alabama in terms of annual capital investment and employment, according to a report released recently by Governor Kay Ivey and the state Department of Commerce.  More...

GAS WELL

Oil wasn’t discovered in Gosport but a recent drilling operation there reportedly discovered a good quality natural gas. The well is just off County Road 30 north of Highway 84 on property owned by Joy Chapman Welch.   More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Cornerstone Baptist Church began viewing the DVD series on June 6, Martin Luther and the Reformation by Dr. R.C. Sproul. This series contains ten 23 minute sessions. Two sessions will be viewed each Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Barlow Bend United Faith Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will continue Thursday, June 15 and end Friday, June 16 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. The Faith Run on Course with God! Hebrews 12:1. Rev. William Jackson Sr. is the pastor. More...

BIBLE TRIVIA

1. Is the book of Ecclesiastes in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. Which book could be summarized, “God will hold us accountable for all our actions”? Daniel, Hosea, Zephaniah, Haggai  More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

* The declarations that the physical book is dead have been overstated (as we’ve always maintained). More...

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Jackson Police Calls

Calls answered by the Jackson Police Department the past week include:   Speeding was reported June 5 on Highway 43.  Loud music was reported June 5 at Forest Avenue and Cedar Street.  A gas driveoff was reported June 5 at Commerce Str More...

Clarke Jail Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 6-12 include:   Darren Dejuan McReynolds, 45, burglary third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Matthew Ryan Smith, 33, assault second degree, failu More...

Thomasville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of June 5 - 11, 2017, is listed below. More...