2014-01-16 E-Edition

Students showcased during Elite Night

Dollars & Cents

Should wealthy pay so much?

In a letter written in 1789, Benjamin Franklin observed, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While the former is certain 100 percent of the time, the latter is not necessarily so. This is borne out in a recent study published by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). CBO is a nonpartisan federal agency […]

CPS blood drive to be held Jan. 22

The Clarke Prep SGA will be teaming up with the American Red Cross on Jan. 22 to host a blood drive. The blood drive will be held in the gym from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a sign up sheet at the school in the office for anyone who wants to participate. If you would like to […]

Miss Gator Pride Pageant held at Clarke Prep

CPS loses to JA Eagles

The Clarke Prep School Gators lost 52-31 to Jackson Academy last Friday night in Grove Hill. Hunter Walker had six points, three rebounds and a steal. Zach McCorquodale added six points. Trey Larrimore had four points, two rebounds and a steal. Charles Kane had three rebounds, two steals and an assist. Matthew Parnell added four rebounds. “We have played our […]

CCHS pounds Tigers

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs, ranked seventh in Class 4A, won their opening area game of the season as they beat Thomasville 55-8 on the road. Jordan Hollins led CCHS with 13 points, five steals and two assists. Tamera Caves added nine points and five rebounds. Necole Moore had six points and four rebounds. Shanda Pugh and LaJessica […]

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Kenric Lemont Dotson, to Paulette Latricia Carstarphen. Ronnie Wayne Overstreet, to Sandra Gail Dunagan. Stacy Renea Barnes Jr., to Tabatha Monique Jackson. William Luther Wright IV, to Alicia Lynn Meredith. Justin Micah Bush, to Shaquatta Edgar. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds, Dec. 19-Jan 7 Estate of George Harrison, […]

Cornbread & Buttermilk

Southern vices? Really?

The South ranks near the bottom of every statistical measure known to man except for one category: We top the list when it comes to the seven deadly sins. At least that’s what some Kansas State researchers allege. I take those findings with a healthy dose of salt, which is how most of us take our grits, eggs and ham. […]

Greasepit Grammar

Never choose a gift with aforethought

The Redneck Academy of Linguistics met around the greasepit at Wade’s Dixieco to discuss a passage in a book Miss Lulabelle had read. It described one character as choosing a gift “with aforethought.” “I’m guessing the phrase ‘with malice aforethought’ either was misunderstood . . . or just trampled over the writer’s good sense,” said Suzanne Barnhill, the RAL’s chief […]