2013-12-26 E-Edition

Road and boat launch at Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge reopened

Starting in September the entrance road to Choctaw National Wildife Refuge has been closed for maintenance. The maintenance has been completed and the road and boat launch are now open as of Monday, Dec. 2. A complete listing is available at refuge kiosks and by visiting www.fws.gov/choctaw. For questions, please contact the main refuge office at the Sam D. Hamilton […]

Repairs slated for roofs of school gyms in T’ville system

Bids will be opened Jan. 16 for repairs to the gym roofs at Thomasville High School and Middle School. Dr. Vic Adkison, Thomasville school superintendent, has previously called the roof problems an emergency priority. The system has been awaiting the plans from Aho Architects of Hoover since late June. Part of the delay in the architectural design was due to […]

T’ville league basketball set

Registration for basketball will be held Thursday, Jan. 8 and Friday, Jan. 9 at the Recreation Department, located at 2285 Bashi Road, the old Lower Dixie Timber building, from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. This program is offered for both boys and girls. These are coed programs; the age eligibility is 7 yrs. old to 14 yrs. old; the birthday […]

CCHS tourney is Dec. 27-28

The annual Clarke County High School Christmas Basketball Tournament will be held Dec. 27 and 28 in Grove Hill. The schedule includes: Friday, Dec. 273 p.m. – St. Lukes girls vs. Thomasville girls4:15 – Monroe County boys vs. Thomasville boys 5:30 – CCHS girls vs. Williamson girls7 p.m. – CCHS boys vs. Williamson boysSaturday, Dec. 283 p.m. – Thomasville girls […]

Sports Scene

‘That Guy’ my daddy Tommy Wood Sr.

There are times when you feel like you probably have all of the answers that the world can throw at you. I don’t feel like there are problems, only solutions. For as long as I can remember I have been instilled with the feeling that I should help people who are in need, no matter who they are. I got […]

CCHS-JHS game of 1941 recalled

Jim Fore of Coffeeville has a treasure—a football program for the Jackson High School vs. Clarke County High School game of Nov. 20, 1941. Seventy-two years ago that was Thanksgiving Day, the third Thursday of November. Since the Civil War, Thanksgiving had been celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November but in 1939 President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved it to […]

Powell wins painting

Praise for Grove Hill municipal employees

Dear Editor, The men and women who work for the Town of Grove Hill do a great job. I’m sure they don’t receive the thanks they deserve for what they do and probably work for less than adequate salaries. I want, in particular, to thank the men who pick up the limbs and other yard material that I put out […]

Faith, family and food!

My father, Howard, was in the Air Force, and my mother, Angeline, was a homemaker. They didn’t have a lot of money to buy Christmas presents for my three siblings and me. One thing they did give us was lots of love, great food and faith in God and in the future, no matter how bleak things might look in […]