August 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

PANTHERS?

A story a few weeks ago on the possibility of Alabama panthers sparked a lot of stories from people who have seen them in Clarke County. These photos were submitted. More...

Grew up in Gosport, murdered in Madison

A man who grew up in Gosport and graduated from Clarke County High School in 1974 was killed at a construction site in Madison, in north Alabama, in an apparent robbery last week.  More...

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Community

Gil McKenzie, president of Jackson hospital passes away

A memorial service for William Gilliard “Gil” McKenzie, 58, of Montgomery was held at the First Baptist Church Montgomery Friday, Aug. 18.  McKenzie, owner of Jackson Medical Center and Evergreen Medical Center, died Aug. More...

Ag, forestry scholarships given

The state’s largest farm organization expects investments of over $150,000 in scholarships to return high yields for 87 Auburn University students pursuing agricultural and forestry degrees.  More...

Local UA students get hands-on experience

Close to 300 University of Alabama students received a hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA’s Cooperative Education Program during summer 2017.  Students who participated include:  Aus More...

Church News

Church News

Midway Baptist Church of Dickinson will continue its Revival Thursday, Aug. 24 and end Friday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Pastor J.C. Wilks of Mount Bethel Baptist Church of Gulfport, Miss. Rev. William Sharp Jr. More...

BIBLE TRIVIA

Abram became Abraham at what age?

1. Is the book of James in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Joshua 10, the sun stood still while Joshua’s army destroyed what people? Amorites, Midianites, Egyptians, Philistines  3. More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Slow breather? Check your age

* You might be surprised to learn that famed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wanted to marry the notorious Marie Antoinette. Of course, at the time he stated this desire, he was 6 years old and she was 7. More...

Collecting

Lots of folks collecting salt and pepper shakers

Q: At an estate sale, I purchased a set of salt and pepper shakers. What attracted me to them is the fact they are only 2 inches high. The shakers are in the design of a boot with spurs. I paid $5 for them and hope I got a good deal. More...

Comics

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How a monument controversy was resolved locally

Editor’s Notes

All of the current furor over Confederate monuments and the horrible violence in Charlottesville, Va. prompted memories of how Clarke County successfully dealt with a war memorial monument controversy 15 years ago.   More...

‘Would you look at that!’

Looking up Monday

Small clusters of people gathered here and there in Grove Hill, across Clarke County, the state and much of the nation Monday and cocked their heads heavenward to watch an unusual occurrence — an eclipse of the sun.  More...

The lights are still out and chaos still reigns in Motes’ third ‘Apocalypse’ book

The saga of a family dealing with chaos following the destruction of the nation’s electrical grid continues with the third book in Jeff Motes’ “Once Upon An Apocalypse” series.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Koch - Free Access

Lyla B. Koch, 84, of Jackson, passed away Aug. 25, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born Jan. 12, 1933 to John L. and Thera Mae Bumpers. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson.  More...

Watters - Free Access

Hester S. Watters, 85, of Grove Hill, passed away Aug. 23, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born Feb. 10, 1932 to Melvin and Mary Smith.  More...

Harrison - Free Access

Herbert Steven Harrison, 59, of Fulton, passed away Aug. 24, 2017 at his residence. He was born July 11, 1958. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He had served in the U.S. Coast Guard. More...

Sports

CPS Gators open the grid season at Pike Lib

The Clarke Prep School Gators tuned-up for their season opening game by traveling to Montgomery last Friday and playing in a 4-team jamboree. More...

Bulldogs begin game preparation with visit to SWHS

After a pair of end of the week scrimmages, the Clarke County High Bulldogs will take a step farther Thursday when they visit Sweet Water for a fall jamboree. More...

Lady Gators sweep v’ball matches

The Clarke Prep Lady Gators swept Escambia Academy Tuesday afternoon in a 3-game match in Canoe. More...

Editorial

Fundamentalists stick by Moore

Inside the Statehouse

When the race for the open Jeff Sessions seat began, it appeared to be a Roy Moore versus Luther Strange contest. Well folks, that’s how it ended last Tuesday. More...

Beware sharks, vending machines

Gone South

Earlier this summer I was standing in waist deep warm Gulf water, June weed gone and it was so clear I could count my toes, when this big guy wades out to me and asks, “Ever see any sharks?” More...

Political Cartoon

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Aug. 10-14  Phillip L. Wright, to Nellie Wright Kyser.  Creola George, to Jacquest T. More...

Clarke Grand Jury issues indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury met Aug. 14-17, issuing 151 indictments. Of these, 136 are felonies and 17 are misdemeanors.  Grand jurors heard 195 presentations to consider for indictments. More...