Students participate in ‘Community Read’

Wilson Hall Middle School students in Mrs. Annell Gordon’s eighth grade reading class are participating in the Community Read sponsored by both the Grove Hill and Thomasville Arts Council. This year’s selection is Rocket Boys by Alabama resident Homer Hickam. When the book was adapted for a movie, it was retitled October Sky, which is an anagram of the original […]

You have to pass to be able to play

The Clarke County Board of Education recognizes the value of athletics and other extracurricular activities as they relate to the total education of students. The Clarke County Board of Education also recognizes and supports high academic standards and the necessity of developing a framework to annually assess each student’s athletic and extracurricular progress toward graduating from this school on schedule […]

Students travel to museum

Students from Ms. Tooks’ ninth grade history class at Clarke County High School walked to the Clarke County Museum Wednesday, Aug. 23. They acknowledged and celebrated the local history and heritage from their trip. Photo by Jake Paul

School year promises great things for students

School bells rang out from Clarke County High School Thursday, Aug. 10, marking the first day of the new school year. Four hundred and ten students were greeted by the construction of the new school, expected to be complete in August 2007; enthusiastic, dedicated teachers, four of which are new; portable classrooms; and the same administration. “The school year is […]

New faces at CCHS this year

Clarke County High School is the home to five new faculty members. Three are coaches, one is in the special education department and another teaches reading and history. Johnson Tori Johnson earned her degree in physical education from the University of West Alabama. She is the Lady Bulldogs’ new basketball and softball coach. She also teaches health and physical education. […]

ASCC tells honor roll

Alabama Southern announces summer semester honors list. A number of students have been named to honor lists for the summer semester at Alabama Southern Community College. Students must take at least 12 semester hours of credits to be eligible. Named to the President’s List for achieving perfect 4.0 grade point averages was Shirley J. Thigpen of Clarke County. The following […]


VFW Ladies Auxiliary thanks supporters

Dear Editor, The ladies auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5106 of Thomasville would like to thank all of the Clarke County businesses and friends who purchased ads for our 2007-2008 Ways and Means Program Books. Your ad will help us to promote patriotism in our community and will benefit many. Some of the programs our VFW auxiliary […]

Five Years Later…

Inside the Statehouse

Communist leaders more easily beaten

While the governor’s race along with legislative and local races are center stage in Alabama, this is also a national election year with all 435 members of Congress up for election and 33 Senate seats up for grabs. We do not have either of our two U.S. Senate seats up this year, which makes the governor’s race even more of […]

Area Obituaries

Mullinix Herman LeRoy Mullinix, 85, of Jackson died Sept. 4, 2006. He was born Nov. 30, 1920. He was a native of Damascus, Maryland. He had lived in Jackson for six years. At age 79, he retired as a security guard at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. He spent most of his life as a Montgomery County, […]