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One-fifth of Clarke residents live below poverty level

More than one-fifth of Clarke County residents live below the federal poverty line, according to a recent report by “Alabama Possible,” a statewide nonprofit group.  Clarke’s rate is 22.2 percent.  Clarke isn’t alone More...

Back-to-School sales tax holiday is July 21-23

With schools opening earlier and earlier, the annual statewide Back-to- School Sales Tax Holiday has been moved up as well. This week the tax-free sale for school supplies will be Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23. More...

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Community

Stray dogs still concern GH citizens

The main order of business for the Grove Hill Town Council at the meeting last Thursday was stray dogs and the efforts to thwart roaming packs. More...

Sheriff moving more offices to courthouse

Sheriff Ray Norris relocated his office from the jail complex to the courthouse in 2015. More...

Shelby Sellers receives $1,000 scholarship from Alfa Foundation

Shelby Sellers of Grove Hill, a graduate of Clarke County High School, received a $1,000 scholarship from the Alfa Foundation. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Depot Reunion Committee is planning their first Teen Conference for youth ages 13-19; Monday, July 17 at Jackson Municipal Pool. Conference sessions will begin at 5 p.m.  More...

Church News

Church News

Union Missionary Baptist District Association’s 103rd Annual Session of the Women’s Convention Auxiliary will be Friday, July 14 at 5 p.m. and Saturday morning, July 15 at 9 a.m. More...

Indian Ridge Baptist honors Leona Packer on 91st birthday

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church had a great month of church services during the month of May 2017.  More...

Courington sings with MSC group in New York

How do you get to sing at Carnegie Hall? Ask any of the 41 members of Mobile's Singing Children's concert choir and they will tell you, "Practice. Practice. More...

Lifestyle

Zucchini season inspires fresh dishes

I call summertime zucchini season because it is so abundant in farmers markets and backyard gardens. Anyone who has grown zucchini knows that a little planting goes a long way. More...

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PUZZLES

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Tax abatements granted for $6 million mill upgrade but policy changes coming

A tax abatement application was approved for a $6.1 million upgrade for Canfor’s Scotch Gulf sawmill at Fulton by the Clarke County Commission Tuesday but there was discussion the day before as to how to handle abatements in the future. More...

Stolen road signs costly aggravation, safety threat too

The illegal removal of road identification signs around the county continues to be not only a costly problem but a safety issue as well.  Commissioner Jackie Ray Rush said Monday he was in the southwest part of the county on personal business re More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Williams - Free Access

Edna Frowner Williams, 69, of Gainestown answered the Master’s call July 8, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary.    She was born July 8, 1948 to Rev. E.C. More...

Chapman - Free Access

Thomas Dwaine Chapman, 57, of Ocala, Fla. passed away July 4, 2017 at Legacy House Hospice in Ocala, Fla.  He was born Dec. 11, 1959 to Lovie Chapman and Gust Thrash. He was a native of Toddtown   More...

Andrews

Albert Coley Andrews II, 32, passed away July 3, 2017.  More...

Sports

Summer work-outs lead up to season

The Clarke Prep Gators prepared Tuesday for a 7-on-7 clinic that was being held in Livingston on Wednesday. More...

I remember summer vacations

Sports Scene

Hey! Do ya’ll remember that little ole’ thing we used to have called summer vacation? For the younger generation, what would happen was school would end in May and then, for about two or three months, nothing happened. More...

Travel team 2nd runner-up

The BLAST fastpitch travel ball team won 2nd runner up at the Brookwood Midnight Madness - 2nd Annual Summer Tournament for Autism, July 1st. More...

Editorial

‘Motoring to Atlanta’

Gone South

“My Uncle Ichabod said, ‘Speakin of the city, it ain’t no place for women, gal, but pretty men go thar." W.C. Fields, "The Fatal Glass of Beer” More...

Political Cartoon

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How about a senator named Mo?

Inside the Statehouse

The race for our open U.S. Senate seat is evolving. Folks, we are in a brief 33- day sprint to the primary on August 15. The winner of the Republican Primary will be our next junior U.S. Senator. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 4-11 include:  Antonio Laneal Yelder, 19, unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Clarence Edward Perine, 58, harassmen More...

Thomasville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of July 3-9, 2017 is listed below.  Felony arrests Cowan, Daniel Lee – Possession of a Controlled Substance – 7-5-17   More...

Jackson Police Calls

Jackson police answered the following calls July 2-9:

A medical emergency was reported July 2 in the 800 block of Depot Road.  An accident with no injuries was reported July 2 in the 700 block of Nichols Drive.  Loud music was reported July 2 in the 500 block of East Pearl Street.  A welf More...