Letters To The Editor

Proud of C'ville's Summerfest and fireworks display

Dear Editor, We want to commend Mayor Faye Cotten, the Coffeeville Town Council, and all the volunteers and others who helped to make the first Summerfest such a huge success this past Saturday. There were a variety of activities for all ages-music, food concessions, arts and crafts, kids’ games and blowups. The fireworks show that evening was most impressive. We […]

Church of the Week-

Jackson Church of Christ

Starting the journey takes first step

It has been said that the joumey of a 100 miles begins with a single step. My family and I have been making a lot of first steps lately; first worship service, first church supper, first Bible school, first communion service, first time in Sunday school, etc. Starting in the month of July we will be having our first “camp […]


Bethel Baptist homecoming Bethel Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m. with Endless Praise singing followed with preaching and dinner at the noon hour. Bring a covered dish and worship with them. Rev. Warren Shewmake is the pastor. Truevine to have homecoming and revival Truevine Baptist Church of Dickinson will have its annual homecoming and revival […]

Much has been made of ad that was meant to be simple thank you Dear Editor,

Outside of Alabama and Auburn Football, I never knew that one ad in a newspaper could or would be so misconstrued by certain individuals. Jim Cox’s column in The South Alabamian was correct and to the point. However, Superintendent of Education Gerald Stephens’ letter is more misleading than any ad I could have run. I do not believe that Mr. […]

Family reunions unite generations

Families of generations are now preparing to gather together to reminisce after months, and in some cases years of being apart, to celebrate what has now become sacred to us, family reunions. As we assemble, we begin to appreciate, absorb and act upon the legacies that our forefathers and foremothers left behind for us to treasure. This whole experience is […]

Alabama Scene

More than a parking ticket for Siegelman and Scrushy

On Wednesday former Gov. Don Siegelman, in one of his frequent interviews outside the Federal Courthouse in Montgomery, turned a clever phrase: “This jury won’t give me as much as a parking ticket.” On Thursday Siegelman found out differently. In a decision which was nothing short of astonishing to most of the observers of this trial, the former governor was […]

North Clarke all-stars head to district tournament

The North Clarke 14-year-old all-stars lost 10-2 to host team Jackson last Sunday but still advanced to the district tournament in Daphne this coming week. DeAndre Love and Austin Reeves collected the two hits mustered by the North Clarke team. Love took the loss in three innings of work. Brett Skelton pitched the final four innings. Ervine got the complete […]

You can learn alot from a shed snake skin

Few creatures inspire a thrill or, for many, a chill more readily than snakes. The snake’s public relations woes are well documented in the writings of many early civilizations, most prominently in the Christian Bible. Though more common worldwide than most people realize, snakes tend to be secretive by nature and are relatively rarely seen. This “out of sight, out […]

Press box burns

stand at Hudson Park burned Saturday night. According to firefighters the building was in flames when they arrived and nothing was salvaged. Fortunately equipment owned by Clarke County High School had already been moved out for the summer. Firemen had no idea what might have caused the blaze and town officials said the building was not insured. It is expected […]