2007-11-15

Clarke-Mobile Gas District gets improved credit ratings



Clarke-Mobile Gas District’s credit rating was upgraded last month by two major rating agencies, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. Moody’s bettered Clarke- Mobile’s rating from a “Baa2” to a “Baa1” rating. The next level would be an “A3.” Standard & Poor’s improved the utility’s rating to “investment-grade.” C. J. Arnold of Clarke-Mobile’s ACT management team presented the new ratings at […]

First it was trespassing and now burlgary



Thomasville police arrested a man Nov. 7 for breaking into a trailer where he had previously been arrested for trespassing. Travis Sentel Stubbs went to a trailer on Bashi Road and broke into it while the residents were at home. He had already been arrested once for trespassing at the same residence. When officers arrested Stubbs they found crack cocaine […]

County employees receive three percent raise



The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a three percent raise for county employees. This will not include public officials, said Commission Chairman Joe Hunt. The raise will cost the county a total of $82,790 (utilizing monies from the gas tax fund and general fund combined), said County Administrator Annie Deloise Morris. The raise will not be retroactive to the beginning […]

Leadership workshop held at Ala. Southern



Another Alabama-Tombigbee Leadership Workshop was held Nov. 9 at Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville. John Clyde Riggs of the Alabama-Tombigbee Regional Commission and Nisa Miranda of the University of Alabama Center for Economic Development were among the hosts (bottom left) for the event, which was attended by elected leaders such as Clarke County Commissioner Patricia DuBose and Coffeeville Mayor […]

County wi-fiset for early 2008



The Clarke County Development Foundation continues to work toward the goal of having wi-fi(wireless fidelity) internet access available countywide. SouthernLINC Wireless Integrated Solutions presented a survey on potential service viability to the foundation on Aug. 21. Danny D’Andrea, chairman of the Clarke County Wireless Board, gave an update Tuesday to the County Commission on the proposed system. The initial requirements […]

GIS mapping aids EMA, first responders



At the recent annual meeting of the Clarke County Development Foundation, one of the successes of the organization was the Geospatial or Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping of the county. The project was a joint effort of the foundation, county Emergency 911 and the county Emergency Management Agency, said Roy Waite, county EMA director. The initial grant for the mapping […]

Christmas musical planned for Gilbertown



The Ballet & Theatre Arts Performing Companies of Gilbertown present the sequel to the musical,”Smoke On The Mountain,” “Sanders Family Christmas,” Dec. 2-4, 6-9. It’s Christmas Eve and the Rev. Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers back to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church to celebrate Christmas with an evening of singin’ and witnessin’. The musicians are Nadine Richardson, Kenny Richardson, […]

Coffeeville raises business license fees



The Coffeeville Town Council voted to raise business license fees by $20 during The Nov. 6 meeting. Approval of the new business license ordinance was postponed until the new fees could be added to the proposed new ordinance. Council members gave their approval for a feasibility study for an animal shelter in the county. Council member Terre Hudson and Sheramie […]

Cartridge program raises money for GHES



Grove Hill Elementary School is participating in the nationally known program: “Cartridges for Kids.” This program allows the school to collect items to be recycled and redeem those items for cash to be used in the school. The funds raised from items being collected at this time will be going toward purchasing new desks for GHES students. Help the school […]

Brothers’ fight lands one in jail



A fight between two Jackson brothers turned bloody and led to the arrest of one of the men. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Marcus Earl Belton was arrested and charged with second degree assault /domestic violence following an altercation with his brother, Maurice C. Belton, 38, around 8 p.m., Nov. 9. Burge said dispatch received a call about […]