Bonner Collis “Boo” Wiggins Jr., 83, of Jackson died July 28, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born May 12, 1927 in Fulton. He was a member of the Dickinson Baptist Church. He was a World War II Army veteran. Survivors include two sons, Mike Wiggins, Dickinson, Timmy Wiggins, Jackson; two daughters, Jean Hicks, Butler, Sue Rayfield, Riverside, Calif.; […]

Clarke County Public Schools 2010-2011 Calendar

Aug. 5 Teacher Institute Aug. 6 In-service Aug. 9 First day for students Sept. 6 Labor Day Oct. 8 End of First 9 weeks Oct. 11 In-service Nov. 11 Veterans’ Day Nov. 22-26 Thanksgiving Dec. 17 End of First Term Dec. 17-Jan. 3 Christmas – Jan. 3 In-service Jan. 4 Students return Jan. 17 MLK Holiday Feb. 21 In-service Day […]

Clarke fails to make AYP

The Clarke County public school system did not meet Adequate Yearly Progess standards, according to data released by state education officials Monday. Clarke County High School and Jackson High School failed to make AYP but the other schools in the system did meet the standards. CCHS met nine of 13 goals—a 69.23 percent rate. JHS met 14 of 17 goals—an […]

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 27-Aug. 3 include: Scottie Deontae Brothers, 21, domestic violence second degree, motion to revoke bond, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Terry Bernard Mass, 27, criminal trespassing third degree/ enters/remains, $500 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. Mark Dalton Price, 19, probation violation, arrested by Life […]

Clarke Records

Marriage license ‘applications Jonathan Ritchie Clark, to Katie Elaine Soderquist; Bryan Paul Pugh, to Nicole Lynn Ray; Adam Chase Knight, to T.J. Harley Roby. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated July 22-29 Dickinson Timber Company, Inc., to Clayco, Inc. Willis B. Fox, to Clarke- Washington Electric Membership Corporation. Denise McKenzie, […]


Richard “Dickie” Webb Jr., 67, of Huntington, Texas died in a Houston, Texas hospital June 22, 2010. He was born Jan. 19, 1943 in Sinton, Texas to Richard C. Webb and Ruth Lindeman. His grandparents were the late Judson and Lizzie Webb of Coffeeville and the Lindemans of Texas. He resided in Huntington, Texas for 29 years. He served in […]


Hazel Margaret Brady McDonald, 88, of Texarkana, Texas, died Sunday, July 25, 2010, at her residence. She was born March 19, 1922, in Winnfield, Louisiana. She was a registered nurse, artist. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Texarkana. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Charles Jr. and Theresa Mc- Donald of Texarkana, Texas; one daughter and son-inlaw, […]


Milton Walker Autry, 82, of Vineland died July 30, 2010 at his sister’s residence. He was born Jan. 28, 1928 in Sunny South. He was a retired marine engineer and a local businessman. Survivors include two sons, Robert Milton Autry, Vineland, Hector Autry, Norborne, Missouri; one daughter, Tina Bramel, Santa Ana, Calif.; one sister, Mattie Mc- Clelland, Thomasville. Visitation will […]


Bessie Louise Todd Stewart, 65, died July 30, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was born Jan. 25, 1945 to the parentage of the late Tommie Todd and Lucy Ann Bonner Todd. She was a native of Grove Hill. She accepted Christ at an early age and united with Pine Chapel #2 Baptist Church in the Toddtown Community of […]


Charles Leland Beck, 69, of Jackson died July 28, 2010 in a Mobile hospital. He was born Sept. 2, 1940. He was a carpenter. Survivors include one son, Charles Raymond Beck, Jackson; two daughters, Tammy Lanier, West Blocton, Tonya Pierce, Bessemer; one step-daughter, Charlotte Keith, Wagarville; one brother, Ray Beck, Jackson; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. The service was July 31 […]