October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Pioneer Day is Saturday at museum

Visitors to Pioneer Day Saturday will get to see how their ancestors did things 100 and 200 years ago. The 18th annual Pioneer Day will be held at the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill. Hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. More...

Colder temps are on the way

The spider lilies popped up about mid- September. More...

Special Sections

Community

Lots of sweet taters!

Andrew Paul used Ace Hardware’s forklift to unload 1,000 boxes of sweet potatoes from a tractor-trailer rig at the old Wiggins Furniture location Saturday morning. The sweet potatoes are an annual fundraising project of the Grove Hill Masons. More...

Fund set up for Dixons Mills fire victim

Gwendolyn Lockett of Dixons Mills lost her home and all of its contents in a fire on Oct. 13. The employee of Dumas Church Furniture in Grove Hill has no insurance. She is a single mother with two children. More...

Clarke Extension Service, 4-H program recognized

County’s 4-H program has grown to over 1,200 kids

Clarke County Cooperative Extension Service employees, 4-H Club students, parents and volunteers gathered with state Extension and 4-H leaders at the Clarke County Commission meeting Tuesday as the local office was recognized for its work and present More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The VFW Post 5106 and its Auxiliary’s monthly meeting will be Monday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. All members are invited to attend their meetings.   More...

Church News

Church News

The Cornerstone Baptist Church will hold services Oct. 29 through Nov. 1. Preaching will focus on the five solas of the Protestant Reformation: solo Scriptura, sola gratia, sole fide, solus Christus and soli Deo gloria.  More...

Editorial

Agriculture still Number One

Congress Reports

Last week, we received some really positive news about the growth of the manufacturing industry in our area. More...

Things that go bump in the night

Gone South

From ghoulies and ghosties And long-leggedy beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us! Traditional Scottish Prayer I love Halloween. Loved it since I was a kid. More...

A new mayor in Birmingham

Inside the Statehouse

There have been quite a few political happenings in the Heart of Dixie during October. Birmingham has elected a new mayor. 36- year-old Randall Woodfin defeated two-term mayor William Bell.  More...

Records

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Oct. 12-18  Samuel J. Simmons, to Jane K. Simmons.  Elise Rae Monk, to Raymond F. Miller.  The Bumpers Living Trust, to DABO LLC.  Douglas Campbell, to Robert Campbell.  Charlotte E. More...

Jackson Police

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls the past week:  Suspicious circumstances were reported Oct. 16 in the 2700 block of College Avenue.  An accident with no injuries was reported Oct. More...

Thomasville Police

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of  October 16, 2017 – October 22, 2017, is listed below.   More...

State jobless rate said lowest ever

Alabama’s rate falls to 3.8%; Clarke’s rate 6.7%, still high compared to other counties

Alabama’s unemployment is at its lowest since such data have been collected.  The September 2017 rate was 3.8 percent, down from August’s rate of 4.2 percent and well below September 2016’s rate of 6 percent.  The last ti More...

Criminal cases set for jury trials

Criminal jury cases are set for trial in Clarke County Circuit Court starting Monday. More...

4-H Dairy Show and Chick Show at Fairgrounds

Dairy show is this Monday   The 2017 Clarke County 4-H Dairy Show will be at the Clarke-Washington Fairgrounds in Jackson Monday, Oct. 30.  The show begins at 6 p.m. More...

Events

GH annexation meeting Monday   A public hearing will be held Monday, Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Long - Free Access

Gladys Voncile Long, 84, of Sweet Water, died Oct. 24, 2017 at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.She was born March 29, 1933 in Clarke County to Lamar Austin and Willie Mae Williams. More...

Morgan - Free Access

Carolyn Ann Morgan, 67, of Grove Hill passed away Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.She was born July 13, 1950 to Arthur James and Mabry Grey Walker. She enjoyed spending time with her family. More...

Presnall - Free Access

Carey Gene “Pete” Presnall, 80, of Whatley passed away Oct. 30, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center. More...

Sports

Gators punch ticket for playoffs with win

The Clarke Prep School Gators earned a spot in the Class AA playoffs as they beat the Pirates of Pickens Academy 35-14 last Friday night in Carrollton.  More...

Defense, run game leads Bulldogs

Bulldogs enter top 10 for first time since 2008

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs used a crushing run defense and bruising ground game to knock off Mobile Christian 21-14 last Friday night in Grove Hill.  The Leopards had been ranked number one just two weeks ago and now, behind the CCHS More...

Luker earns 200th win as head football coach

Clarke County High Head Coach Stacy Luker reached a personal milestone when his Bulldog squad dispatched Mobile Christian 21-14.  The region win at H.G. Prim Stadium put the 200th notch in the win column for the longtime coach.  More...

Lifestyle

Trivia test

1. SCIENCE: What is the first element on the Periodic Table?  2. MYTHOLOGY: What was the name of King Arthur’s sword?  3. ASTRONOMY: Which planet in our solar system has the most moons?  4. GEOGRAPHY: Which U.S. More...

Strange BUT TRUE

Why pockets were invented

* Those who study such things say that many ancient Greeks carried coins in their mouths — clothing of the time lacked pockets, you see.  * In late 19-century America, parts of New England had a rather unusual Halloween tradition. More...

Sweet treats not too sweet

These colorful treats from the Woman’s Day Kitchen may sound super sweet, but a few key ingredients keep them balanced: cream cheese for tanginess, pretzels for a salty kick and dried cherries (or cranberries) for a touch of tartness.   More...

Schools

September Students

GHES Students of the Month for September. Back row from left to right: LaKyn Hinson, Ginna Walker, Jack Fuller. Front row from left to right: Lillian Kelly and Ki'Amber Campbell.   More...

October Students

Students of the Month for October are as follows: Back row: (L to R) Tate Crosby, Devin Williams, Kethan Lynum. Front row: (L to R) Andrew Coleman, Alayshia Cheeseboro   More...

Honor roll for 1st nine weeks

GHES 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll Kindergarten All A’s Lauren Baldwin Taniya Bettis Darren Burroughs A’Drieonna Cheeseboro Brody Crawford Case Crosby Kyria Davis Aiden Dixon Bryce D More...