August 24, 2017 RSS feed / 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...

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...

FIREFIGHTERS FUNDS

State Rep. Elaine Beech, D-Chatom, (center front) attended the Clarke County Firefighters Association’s meeting Thursday evening, Aug. 17 and passed out annual state appropriations to each of the county’s fire departments. More...

Economic developer tells commissioners that he’s optimistic about projects

Economic developer Jesse Quillen told Clarke County commissioners Monday that two projects are soon coming to a head. More...

Hearing panther’s scream and then seeing one too!

Several years ago, one spring night in April, Randy and I had settled in to watch American Idol. We were all comfortable in our lounge chairs with a nice breeze coming in through the opened windows. More...

Three from CCHS attend Boys State

Three delegates, Will Elmore, Quinton Morris and Jac Cox, recently attended the Eightieth American Legion Alabama Boys State. More...

County’s labor force continues to decrease; jobless rate now 10.2%

Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted July unemployment rate is 4.5%, down from June’s rate of 4.6%, and well below July 2016’s rate of 5.8%. More...

Creek War historian to speak Sunday at to Historical Society

A Creek Indian War historian will be the guest speaker at the Sunday, Aug. 27 meeting of the Clarke County Historical Society.  Mike Bunn is director of operations at Historic Blakeley State Park in Baldwin County. 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...

Correction

In the Elvis story last week, Gloria Huggins’ maiden name should have been Newsom, not Green. Her dad was Carl Newson but Mr. Green was also a Carl.  Jim Cox knows better. More...

Chilton’s big black panther

Through the Past

Forgive this ancient history of panthers in Chilton, but thought the story was relevant to the modern, as opposed to the country, way of thinking on these animals. More...

Clarke public schools start budget hearings for 2017-18 year

Clarke County public schools’ yards were vacant Monday as the eclipse passed over. But students did see the eclipse, by NASA live screening in each school.  Superintendent Larry Bagley told the school board of the plans at the Aug. More...

AN HONOR GUARD FOR RAY HARRELL

Retired State Trooper Ray Harrell, 83, of Grove Hill died Aug. 16 after an extended illness. An Alabama State Trooper Honor Guard performed at the graveside service at Magnolia Lawn Cemetery. More...

Mobile Mayor Stimpson wins 59% of vote Tuesday

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson was easily reelected to a second term Tuesday, garnering 59 percent of the vote. Former two-term Mayor Sam Jones, who Stimpson defeated four years ago, failed to make a comeback, receiving only 41 percent of the vote. More...

Seeing the Eclipse

Robert Pickard of Grove Hill was in Andrews, N.C. Monday for the total eclipse. He made these photos as well as one shown on the front page along with his observations of the eclipse. More...

Finney anniversary reception is Sept. 3

Fifty years ago on Sept. 2, 1967, Martha Roe and Lem Finney exchanged marriage vows at Magnolia Assembly of God in Grove Hill. Rev. James Ballard, pastor, officiated the celebration. The couple will celebrate their golden anniversary Sunday, Sept. More...