2011-08-04 E-Edition

Students hitting the books again

Clarke County teacher institute Monday, Aug. 8

Clarke County public and private school students will soon begin the new school year. Jackson Academy classes start Monday, Aug. 8. Clarke Preparatory School’s classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 10. Clarke County public schools and Thomasville city schools resume classes Monday, Aug. 15. Clarke County public school teachers as well as Clarke Prep teachers will hold teacher institutes Monday, Aug. 8. […]

Students hitting the books again

Statewide sales tax holiday is this weekend, Aug. 5-7

Alabama’s sixth annual sales tax holiday will be this Friday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 7. The state is waiving its four cents sales tax on certain school supplies, computers and clothing. Many local governments are also participating by waiving their taxes as well. Locally, Clarke County is waiving its 1-cent county tax. The county’s incorporated municipalities are also participating. […]

Students hitting the books again

Clarke Prep School’s new headmaster from Georgia

Clarke Prep School will be under the direction of a new headmaster when classes resume next week. Actually, Marc Mickleboro has been on the job for a few months as the school prepares for the upcoming school year. Mickleboro comes to CPS from Whitewater High School in Fayette County, Georgia after retiring with 32 years in education. The last 12 […]

Football a hot item now

Clarke school system makes AYP standards

CCHS and JHS do not make goals but closed CHS does

The Clarke County public school system met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) requirements in the 2010- 11 school year but remains on a school improvement list because of previously not making AYP. However, Clarke County High School and Jackson High School did not make AYP this year, or 100 percent of AYP goals and are listed as School Improvement schools. It […]

Grove Hill council districts are way out of balance

Grove Hill’s council districts are out of balance and will require a lot of work to adjust to fit the 2010 census, Bobby Downey told the council Monday night. The town, like other elected bodies, must readjust districts to conform to the most recent census. Grove Hill has more time than the county or state since its elections aren’t until […]

WHHS Class of ’48 graduate


Kailyn SeRay “Ray Ray” Allen, 24, died July 22, 2011. He was born Aug. 7, 1986. He was a native of Mobile. The son of Freda and Pervien Allen, the family recalls that he was always full of life. They signed him up for baseball at the age of 4 which created an unconditional love of sports. He was a […]


Lydia “Honey” James, 89, of Prestwick died July 21, 2011. She was born March 16, 1922 in Castleberry. She was the daughter of the late Lilly B. and Johnson Hardy, Survivors include her daughter, Celestine James Fikes, Sunflower; two granddaughters, Jennifer F. Black and Lydia Fikes, both of Sunflower; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lizzie Jackson, Sunflower; nine caregivers, Clinton (Eugene) Collins, […]