June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Washington County lawmen shoot, kill Missouri man in stolen pickup Saturday night

A chase through Washington County exceeding speeds of 100 miles per hour ended in the death of a Missouri man and the arrest of his 19-year-old female passenger.  More...

MAKING ROOM FOR A PURPLE COW

Crews are busy at the old Stephens pallet mill site and woodyard on the south side of Grove Hill, clearing the property for a Purple Cow convenience store that will be built there. More...

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Community

Celebrate the 4th with fireworks and more at Battleship Memorial Park

If you attend all the Clarke County pre-Fourth of July events and then want something to do on the actual Fourth, drive down to Mobile for the USS Alabama’s celebration at Battleship Memorial Park on Mobile Bay.  Gates will open for on-fie More...

T’ville mayor touts economic prospects

In his economic development report for Monday’s Thomasville City Council meeting, Mayor Sheldon Day said at least four industrial prospects will visit the city over the next four to six weeks. More...

Grove Hill native hired as new police officer in Thomasville

The Thomasville City Council voted to hire a new police officer after a recent hire decided to accept a job at Alabama State University in Montgomery.  On June 12, the council approved the hiring of Selma Police Department Officer Gerral Pinksto More...

Church News

Church News

The Cornerstone Baptist Church will be viewing the DVD series began Tuesday, June 13, 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...

BIBLE TRIVIA

1. Is the book of Mark in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Genesis 32, who was “greatly afraid and distressed” about a reunion with a brother he had wronged? Joseph, Jacob, Cain, Peter  3. More...

Editorial

Lee B. Williams: An extraordinary man

Editor’s Notes

Lee Bowling Williams was a true southern lawyer: Softspoken (well, most of the time, some of his daughters told me he could raise his voice at certain times) with a bit of a drawl, he was genteel and courtly. More...

Taking the miracle out of the strip

Gone South

Took a trip down memory lane the other day. More...

When LBJ won by just 87 votes

Inside the Statehouse

In Alabama politics many times appointments to political offices filled by an acting governor have an adverse effect on that appointee if and when they seek election to that office for a full term. More...

Over a foot of rain falls on parts of Clarke

Tropical Storm Cindy was a big rainmaker for Clarke County — a real big rainmaker.  Clarke County Emergency Management Agency Director Roy Waite reported rainfall totals for the week of Monday, June 19 through Saturday, June 24 to Clarke More...

Municipalities will celebrate 4th ahead of the holiday

Clarke County residents will have three opportunities to celebrate the Fourth of July prior to the Fourth this year. Grove Hill, Jackson and Thomasville are all hosting pre-Fourth activities and fireworks.  Grove Hill   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Vernon - Free Access

Louetta M. More...

Day - Free Access

Rev. Moody Day, 84, began his eternal life on June 28, 2017 after a five-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.  More...

Megginson - Free Access

Harold David Megginson, 91, of Thomasville died July 1, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born June 9, 1926 in Thomasville to George David and Clara Belle Megginson. More...

Sports

Gator basketball teams getting summer work

Clarke Prep School hosted South Choctaw and Wilcox Academy girls teams as well as the Wilcox boys team this past Monday in a play date for the basketball teams. More...

Camp, July recreational hoops league started by new CCHS coach

The first Mark Dukes Clarke County High School basketball camp got started on a strong note Monday with almost 90 kids age 7-years through high school in attendance. New Head Coach Mark Dukes was excited about what he saw. More...

GH Ozone all-stars one step from state

The Grove Hill Ozone 11- 12-year-old all-star baseball team is one win away from making a trip to the state tournament. The Grove Hill team has beaten Eclectic 4-2 and Selma 5-2. More...

Lifestyle

Does your cheeseball measure up?

The Clarke County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee is looking for contestants to enter the annual Alabama Heritage Cooking Contest sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA Farmers). More...

Here’s a Tip

* Need a quick travel cup or kids’ sippy cup? Use a plastic cup, then cover it with a square of plastic wrap secured with a rubber band. Finally, insert a straw through the plastic. There you go!  More...

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 20-26 include:   Jessica Noel Carter, 28, failure to appear, contempt of court-failing to appear traffic, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Waylon Lee Stri More...

Jackson Police

Jackson Police answered the following calls this past week:   Burglary was reported June 19 in the 2700 block of Highway 43.  A requested escort was reported June 19 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue.  A suspicious person was More...

Thomasville Police

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of June 19, 2017 – June 25, 2017, is listed below. More...