2015-11-19 E-Edition

Grove Hill Library essay winners

The Grove Hill Public Library held an essay contest for students recently. Over 75 fifth and sixth graders from Clarke Prep School and Wilson Hall Middle School participated. Twelve finalists were recognized at a program at the library Nov. 12. Winners, above include, from left, Avery Harrell, third place; Gaines Jordan, first place; Alex Steadham, second place; and Maddie Dungan, […]

Clarke Prep’s season ends in semi-finals

The season came to an end for the Clarke Prep School Gators 49-12 at the hands of Edgewood last Friday night in Prattville. It was a semi-final game in Class AA of the AISA. “The scoreboard may not show it but we lined up and we hit them pretty good,” Head Coach Billy Hamilton said. “The guys never quit and […]

Tall ship El Galeon to visit Mobile

El Galeon, a full-scale replica of a 16th Century Spanish galleon, will be docked in Mobile—at GulfQuest National Maritime Museum—from Nov. 20 – 29. With daily tours providing access to interpretive displays and information about how 16th century galleons were designed, built and used by Spain to explore the New World, El Galeon tells the story of the first ships […]


While the turkey takes center stage on Thanksgiving, surrounding the centerpiece with a variety of delicious side dishes can take your turkey day to the next level. Here are a few popular sides to round out your table:  Potatoes: While mashed potatoes and gravy are always a holiday hit, other serving options, such as roasted potatoes, scalloped potatoes or […]

Bags and bags of litter, old tires collected since July

Bill Hearn supervises inmates for part-time collection of litter and old tires throughout the county. He and the inmates work four days-a-week (Monday through Thursday) on dirt and paved roads. The newest report on litter collection by Hearn and his crew has been released by the Clarke County Road and Bridge Department, and county residents continue to throw out an […]

Coffeeville High Class of 1954 in Washington

Jimmy Deas of Prattville regularly shares old photos and other information of Coffeeville from years gone by. This is a photo of the Coffeeville High School Class of 1954 in Washington, D.C. in April 1954. Front row: Charles Montgomery, W. B. Brunson, Grover Hodge, Bus Driver, Alton Anderson, Robert Williamson, and Earnest Roberts. Back row: Maxine Tucker, Betty S. Beverly, […]

Monroeville man guilty of attempted jury tampering

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Jonathan Lawrence Oneal, 42, of Monroeville, was sentenced to three years of probation for attempted jury tampering. Oneal was sentenced by United States District Callie V.S. Granade and in addition to the prison term, sentenced Oneal to pay a fine of $3,000. Oneal pled guilty to […]

Aggies push past Eufaula to quarters

The Jackson High School football team faced a tough test in the first half of Friday night’s second-round game against Eufaula, but a 21-point third quarter helped the Aggies pull away for the 48-21 win. The early stages of the game set the tone for a physical battle that continued throughout the night. In the end, the Tigers could not […]

AISA Championship pairings, AHSAA playoff games

AISA CHAMPIONSHIPS(Friday at Troy University) CLASS AAABessemer Aca. (12-0)vs. Monroe Aca. (13-0), 7 p.m. CLASS AAEdgewood (12-0)vs. Marengo Aca. (10-1), 3:30 p.m. CLASS AAbbeville Chr. (11-1)vs. Chambers Aca. (10-2), noon AHSAACLASS 7A SEMIFINALSMcGill-Toolen (11-1) at Central-Phenix City (9-3)Hoover (10-2) at Spain Park (11-1) CLASS 6A QUARTERFINALSBessemer City (8-4) at Benjamin Russell (11-1)Opelika (12-0) at Spanish Fort (12-0)Clay-Chalkville (12-0) at Minor […]