8,601 courthouse checks since new security personnel started

Larry Davis, security coordinator for the Clarke County Courthouse, told commissioners Monday that Wackenhut Security personnel have done 8,601 screenings since taking over security checks at the courthouse in late October. Personnel found 19 unsecured doors during the period and encountered 54 instances of knives, weapons or mace. Davis explained that not all of the weapons were confiscated. Knives and […]


A concentrated effort

Our Opinions

Thanksgiving is here and so is the Christmas shopping season. This year, more than ever, Clarke Countians should try their hardest to shop Clarke County. The economy isn’t the best, in case you haven’t heard. The more dollars we can keep at home this season helps local merchants provide jobs, feeds local sales tax coffers and overall boosts the local […]

Watching ‘the game’ with Daddy

Gone South

As you are reading this we are on our way down for a Grove Hill Thanksgiving and to watch the Auburn-Alabama game with my father. Though Daddy is still a loyal Auburn fan, he has outlived most of the Alabama supporters who used to make his life miserable when “Bear” Bryant’s teams were beating the Tigers like a rented mule; […]

Breast cancer screenings

Congress Reports

Last week, a federal government task force created a national stir with the release of its recommendations that women between the ages of 40 and 49 should skip their annual breast cancer screenings. The panel’s opinion turned years of medical advice on its head – generating both skepticism about the new findings’ accuracy and cynicism over its motivation. Breast cancer […]

Hunt wins again in 1990

Inside the Statehouse

When Guy Hunt took office as the first Republican governor in January of 1987 not much was expected of him. After all, he had been elected only because of the backlash resulting from the handpicking of Bill Baxley over Charlie Graddick by the Democratic Party leadership. Very few people voted for Hunt because they thought he was the better choice […]

New Era closing

Cap-making facility to be idle by early 2010

New Era Cap Co. will close its Jackson plant by early 2010, putting 322 employees out of work. The Buffalo N.Y. -based manufacturer of Major League baseball caps announced its intent Thursday of shutting down the Jackson plant as well as a Mobile distribution center that employs 70 by February 2010. Jackson Mayor Richard Long said he did not know […]

Child Advocacy board

The Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. board members for 2009-2010 are pictured. The center has two child-focused programs, “Almost Home,” a licensed foster home, and the Regional Child Advocacy Center, both located in Grove Hill. Board members represent the three main counties served by these programs, Clarke, Washington and Choctaw. Front, from left: Mary English, executive director; Lou Boykin, director, […]

Clarke County Executive Committee

Marty Parker, Chairman Robert Baugh, Vice-Chair Dottie Fore, Secretary Rick Harvey, Treasurer Rev. Jim DuFriend United Way Board of Trustees Diane Pruitt, Campaign Chair Members Dr. Vic N. Adkinson George Alford Marlow Anderson Betty Barlow Joe Bedwell Debra Mathews Lou Boykin Mildred Bradley Graham Braswell Linda Breedlove Jim Cox Mayor Sheldon Day Julia Ann Deas Mary English Deloris Fleming Leann […]

Your contributions to these Clarke County Community Partners help these agencies help your friends and neighbors

Alpha Pregnancy Testing Center Sav-A-Life (251) 246-7750 fax (251) 246-7785. Provides free pregnancy tests, peer counseling, adoption information, S.A.F.E abstinence education program, prenatal nutritional information, baby clothing and miscellaneous baby supplies. Bay Area Food Bank (251) 653-1617 fax (251) 653-4208. www.bayareafoodbank.org America’s Second Harvest affiliate distributes food to nonprofit agencies and churches, feeds hungry people as a result of personal […]