2015-07-23 E-Edition

Travel softball players doing well

Several girls from Clarke County were part of the 14-under softball team that won the USFA Beachside Blast tournament recently. Breanna Crim, Thomasville; Taylor Sullivan, Jackson; Anna Claire Bush, Grove Hill; Brianna Brunson and Lexi Roberts, both from Jackson play for a travel team out of Mobile. They went 2-1 in pool play and they won three games in the […]

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New baseball, volleyball coaches at CCHS

The Clarke County High School athletic programs are seeing a change in some of the head coaching positions while the summer break continues. At the latest board meeting Brad Johnson was named head baseball coach. He takes over for Junior Kelley, who stepped down. Kelley will retain the jobs of head football coach and athletic director. “I just felt that […]

Students learn tough lessons during drug free program

Grove Hill Police Department hosts ‘It Takes A Village’

The Grove Hill Police Department hosted a special “It Takes A Village” program July 18 in Clarke County High School’s Sage Auditorium. A host of community leaders, law enforcement officers, and experts on drug abuse warned the students gathered against the use of addictive substances. The actions of parents also didn’t escape the attention of many of the program’s speakers. […]

Nostrom resigns as tech coordinator for Thomasville city school system

Kelly Norstrom has resigned as Career Technical Education Coordinator with the Thomasville City Schools district to take a similar position in Tuscaloosa. Nortstrom was instrumental in promoting career tech opportunities for students in the city and preparing graduating students for the workforce. In a partnership with Danielle Morton of Clarke County Schools and Dawn Dixon of Choctaw County Schools, Norstom […]

Did Mayor Day’s letter prompt Gov. Bentley to lower state flags?

To honor Chattanooga shooting victims

Did a letter from Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day to Gov. Robert Bentley prod the governor to lower state flags to half mast in memory of the five Marines and a sailor killed in Chattanooga last week? Day called on Bentley to lower the flags Tuesday morning. “I respectfully request Governor Robert Bentley to issue an executive order asking everyone in […]

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Taking jury duty seriously

A Clarke County Circuit Court criminal jury term recently concluded. It was a ho-hum week with only one jury seated and it was settled before the trial was ever started. Circuit Judge Gaines Mc- Corquodale was wrapping up when I stopped by his courtroom. I had remembered seeing a lot of folks lined up before his bench Monday to try […]

BP settlement won’t fix problems

The week leading up to the Fourth of July had a lot of fireworks. In fact, my guess is that when we look back at the year 2015, we will look to that week as the most momentous of the year. It was like bang, bang, bang. The declaration by the Supreme Court that same sex marriage is the law […]