Sports Scene

The football sun rises and sets in Southwest Alabama

For the better part of 15 years I have had the opportunity to sit in a room with other sports writers and select the state’s allstate sports teams. In that time I have learned many things about schools and players not in Southwest Alabama. I think being able to be part of that process has made me a better fan […]


Don’t give up on praying

A deacon arrived at church soaking wet. “What happened?” asked the preacher. “I met a bear on a log that crossed the stream, and I jumped into the water.” “Why didn’t you pray?” “Prayer is for prayer meeting,” he said, “not bear meeting.” But Daniel prayed in the lion’s den, Jonah in the belly of the fish, Peter on the […]

New Year’s Church Events

Spencer Chapel AME Church of Fulton will have a Community Night Watch Friday, Dec. 31 beginning at 9 p.m. Rev. David Tubbs is the pastor. Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church will have its New Year’s Eve celebration Friday, Dec. 31 at 9:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bishop Eddie C. Pugh Sr., pastor of The Living Church of God […]

Making and breaking vows for New Year’s

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are appropriate occasions to reflect on the past and the future — the vows we make and keep — and the vows we make — and break. They are very decisive in our journey of faith. A vow is simply our faith in action. It is our obedience to spiritual truth. In all […]


Drug court graduates

Goodies for New Year’s and the bowl games!

No Fail Cheese Straws By Carolyn Andrews Chance – Peach Tree 2 sticks softened butter 16 oz. sharp cheese 1/4 tsp.cayenne pepper 2 c. self-rising flour Grate cheese. Combine with remainder of the ingredients and mix well. Put in cookie press and squeeze on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 12- 13 minutes. Pigs In Blanket By Vonceil Newsome […]

Unemployment about the same

Alabama Department of Industrial Relations Director Tom Surtees announced recently that Alabama’s November unemployment rate is 9.0%, a slight increase above October’s rate of 8.9%. “We saw a small increase, but our unemployment rate continues to remain well below the na- tional average and our Employment Service Division is reporting more active job orders than at any time in the […]

Clarke County Unclaimed Property Owners

The list below is divided by Clarke County towns. If your name is listed, contact the Alabama Treasurer’s Office at 1-888-844- 8400 Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may also search and file via the website www.moneyquestalabama.com or the Treasury website at www.treasury.alabama.gov. AllenBlunt WilsonCarr LeslieColeman Doris SFerguson Willie CGarrett Eunice GGarrett Eunice GGilchrist LillieGotch Clifford InsLeggett […]

All-state players named

Southwest Alabama has 47 athletes honored

Success breeds success and that statement rings true in Southwest Alabama as 47 young men were honored by the Alabama Sports Writers Association on the allstate football teams released on Sunday. There was a first for the area as three players made the exclusive Super 12 team, considered to be the top 12 players in the state, regardless of class […]