August 3, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson Police Dept. HQ to be named for officer killed in line of duty 52 years ago

Soon, the Jackson Police Department’s Commerce Street facility will forever honor the memory of a man who died while protecting and serving the people of the Pine City.  More...

Roy Moore to visit as Senate race heats up

Alabamians will go to the polls in less than two weeks to vote in special U.S. Senate primaries for Democratic and Republican candidates.   More...

Special Sections

Community

Troy IMPACT students

Troy University recognizes new students who have completed IMPACT orientation and enrolled in classes for the Fall 2017 semester.  Local students who completed IMPACT include: Jahmyiah Pollock of Grove Hill. More...

FUSB credits loan growth for uptick

First US Bancshares, Inc. (FUSB) (the “Company”) recently reported net income of $416,000, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 and $820,000, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2017. More...

BIG RIG OVERTURNS

A Florida tractor-trailer rig overturned on Highway 84 east of Grove Hill Thursday afternoon, July 27 at the intersection of Wizard Road. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Human Resources regular board meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.  Grove Hill Public Library has books available for this summer’s reading list for area schools. More...

Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church’s Homecoming will be Sunday, Aug. 6 at 9 a.m. Sunday school, worship at 10 a.m. and lunch at 11:30 a.m. At 1 p.m. Glory Road will be in concert. There will be no night service. Revival services will be Monday, Aug. More...

Editorial

Moore can out religious anyone

Inside the Statehouse

There is a proven theory espoused by political scholars that has prevailed in southern political history for decades. The premier political scholar, Dr. V. O. More...

You can’t make this stuff up

Gone South

From time to time folks ask me where I come up with this stuff? Now they might really be asking why a grown man with degrees from two Southeastern Conference Universities can’t find something more productive to do with his time. More...

Congress’ role when it comes to war

Center for Effective Government

The Trump Administration, like its predecessors, has shown an apparent appetite for the use of force overseas. The “mother of all bombs” dropped on Syrian troops, saber-rattling toward North Korea, proposed deployments of U.S. More...

Records

Thomasville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of July 24, 2017 – July 30, 2017, is listed below. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 25-31 include:   Timothy Wayne Baugh, 35, possession of a controlled substance, domestic violence third degree, harassment, burglary third degree, unauthorized use of vehicle, More...

Jackson Police Calls

Jackson Police answered the following calls this past week:  Theft of property was reported July 24 in the 300 block of Commerce Street.  A dog call was reported July 24 on Meadowbrook Lane.  A burglary was reported July 24 in the 2000 More...

Crossover voting outlawed

A new Alabama law is aimed at keeping apples as apples and oranges as oranges, to use a fruit analogy, when it comes to voting. The Alabama Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that prohibits crossover voting in primary contests. More...

Absentee deadline near

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the Aug. 15 special election is Aug. 10. Absentee ballots may be obtained at the Clarke County Circuit Clerk’s office in the courthouse in Grove Hill. More...

Sawmill accident fatal for worker

A Thomasville lumber mill worker died of his injuries Friday from a Thursday morning accident.  Thomas Earl Smith, 32, a kiln operator at Thomasville Lumber Company was apparently electrocuted during operations at the mill on Thursday morning.&n More...

‘True Grit’ creator has Clarke County roots

Western movie connoisseurs who loved True Grit and the character of Rooster Cogburn, whether played by John Wayne in the 1969 movie or by Jeff Bridges in the 2010 remake, can thank a Clarke County descendant for the character and the book of the same More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Smith - Free Access

Thomas Earl Smith, 32, of Thomasville died July 28, 2017 at USA Medical Center.  He was born June 4, 1985 in Thomasville. He was an electrician at Thomasville Lumber Company.  More...

Savage - Free Access

John Lee Savage Jr., 60, of Foley and previously of Jackson, passed away Aug. 5, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Ambrose

Hosea Ambrose, 91, of the Manila community departed this life July 30, 2017, at Jackson Health Care. Mr. Ambrose was born Dec. 28, 1925.   More...

Sports

Three weeks away...

Gators open season on Aug. 25

Clarke Prep School is looking towards a road trip in three weeks that will take them to Troy to face Pike Liberal in their season opening game.  The Gators, with construction of a new stadium going on in the background, had their annual 3-day ca More...

CCHS will visit SWHS Aug. 24

Clarke County High School has three weeks to prepare for a season-opening fall jamboree at Sweet Water on Aug. 24. The two teams have played in the spring and fall for a few years now. More...

Great stories told by Wilson Hall High alumni

Sports Scene

This past weekend I had the privilege to attend a majority of the three-day Wilson Hall High School Reunion. Better yet, I was able to share a good portion of the time with Carson, my college daughter, in attendance as well.   More...

Lifestyle

Collecting

1930s GE radio worth about $100

Q: I bought an old radio at a church sale and wonder how much it is worth. I paid $150 for a 1935 “tombstone” General Electric table radio in walnut finish. It has five tubes, three knobs and its original grille cloth. More...

Trivia test

1. GEOGRAPHY: Which is the largest of the U.S. National Parks?  2. MYTHOLOGY: Whose kidnapping was said to trigger The Trojan War?  3. AWARDS: Who was the youngest person to receive a Nobel Prize?  4. More...

Comics

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Schools

Supt. Bagley lays out challenges, encourages teachers as new year begins

Clarke County public school teachers and support personnel gathered at Clarke County High School for Teacher Institute and In- Service training Tuesday morning, one of the steps leading up to students returning to the classrooms on Aug. 7.  More...

Clarke County Public Schools Calendar 2017-18

Teacher Inst. Aug. 1 Teacher In-Service Aug. 2-4 First day for students Aug. 7 Labor Day Sept. 4 End 1st 9 weeks Oct. 6 Columbus Day Holiday Oct. 9 In-Service Oct. 10 Veterans Day Nov. 10 Thanksgiving Nov. More...

Clarke Preparatory School Calendar 2017-18

First day for students (half) Aug. 9 Labor Day Sept. 4 In-Service Oct. 2 Columbus Day Holiday Oct. 9 In-Service Oct. 10 Veterans Day Nov. 10 Thanksgiving Nov. 20-24 Exams (half days) Dec. 13-15 Dismiss for Christmas Dec. 18 Resume from break Jan. More...