October 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Feds’ endangered Black Pinesnake back in the news

The Black Pinesnake is back in the news. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the comment period on the critical habitat designation for the snake in southern Alabama and Mississippi. More...

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HELPING WITH HURRICANE REPAIRS

Clarke- Washington EMC sent 4 linemen to assist Pea River Electric Cooperative in Ozark, Ala. to help restore power after Hurricane Michael’s landfall. Hurricane relief efforts have now moved to Wiregrass Electric in Dothan. More...

Internet safety program slated

The City of Jackson and the Clarke County Board of Education are partnering to provide parents of Clarke County with valuable information on Internet safety. A community parent night will be conducted Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. More...

GH Council adopts budget

The Grove Hill Town Council adopted a $2.53 million general fund budget for Fiscal 2018-19 Monday night. The budget was a little overdue; it was supposed to be in place Oct. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Oct. 18 at 11:45 a.m. at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. Flu Shots and Wellness Screenings will be available at no charge to members. More...

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Church News

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Rev. Renea Henderson is the pastor. Everyone is invited to come and join.   More...

What to do when in doubt

Ole Preacher’s Mini-Sermon

“Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart. But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped. For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” Psalm 73:1-3   More...

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Strange BUT TRUE

4,000 miles deep!

* If you wanted to dig to the center of the earth, you’d have to go down about 4,000 miles.  More...

Household Tips

* Stretch shoes with a zipper top baggie! Insert a plastic bag into the shoe, where your feet go. Then add water just to fill. Put them in the freezer until solid. The ice expands as it freezes, which stretches the shoe.   More...

Rocking out in Claiborne

Ronnie Hare of Grove Hill found one of the best spots of the entire Old Claiborne Pilgrimage in a rocking chair on the front porch of the Bullard House Saturday. More...

Church St. tree cutting irks some

The cutting of a line of ash trees on North Church Street last week prompted comments — mostly critical — of the cuttings.  The trees are said to have been infected by Emerald Ash Boers, a green beetle that feeds on ash trees and ult More...

DA, judge question Thomasville’s debt

It was an unusual and sometimes hard to follow hearing, with lots of money figures, loans and grants detailed. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Buckalew - Free Access

Agnes Evelyn Sheehan Buckalew, 86, of Thomasville died Oct. 17, 2018 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  She was born Aug. 3, 1932 in McGargle to Edward M. and Addie Sheehan. She was a member of Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville.  More...

Counselman - Free Access

James Anthony Counselman, 68, of Thomasville died Oct. 18, 2018 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. He was born Sept. 22, 1950 in Grove Hill to James Vera and Sara Frances Counselman. More...

Black - Free Access

William Ray Black, 78, formerly of Jackson passed away Oct. 21, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Gallion. He was born Feb. 19, 1940 to William Thomas Black and Gene Miley Walters Black. More...

Sports

Gators punch playoff ticket

The Clarke Prep School Gators punched their ticket for the post-season with a 41-26 win over the Rebels of Lowndes Academy last Friday night in Hayneville.  “I am really proud of this team and the way they never quit,” Head Coach Jim More...

Jackson gets back on track at Citronelle

The Jackson Aggies used a stingy defense and made the most of second half opportunities to beat the Citronelle Wildcats 15-6 on the road last Friday night.  “It wasn’t the pretty win I have seen,” Head Coach Danny Powell said. More...

Eagles blast Warriors 52-6

The Jackson Academy Eagles traveled to Evergreen to play Sparta Academy Friday night and defeated the Warriors 52-6.  The Eagles scored early and often against the Warriors.  Micah Roberts scored touchdowns on a 20-yard, four-yard, 59-yard More...

Editorial

Here and There

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Old rule of campaign politics says a candidate should run their race, stay out of others Everyone is always asking us about the election. Well, here’s a story we heard this week from a voter that is interesting. More...

Are these signs of the End Times?

Gone South

The recent lunar eclipse and the “blood moon” accompanying it, caused some folks to conclude that the End Times were upon us.  More...

Shorty made ball and politics fun

Inside the Statehouse

Since this is Alabama vs. Tennessee week and we have a governor’s race in three weeks, allow me to share the Story of Shorty Price.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of Oct. More...

Thomasville Police

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of October 1, 2018 – October 7, 2018, is listed below.   More...

Jackson Police Arrests

The Jackson Police Department reported the following arrests this past week:   Devon Faile, 20, possession of a concealed weapon, arrested Oct. More...