2016-01-14 E-Edition


Famous Arkansas politician had Clarke connections

Former governor, senator Dale Bumpers died Jan. 1 at age of 90

Three Bumpers brothers and their wives moved to Cecil, Arkansas sometime in the latter 1800s. After about a year and a half one of the Bumpers wives, Julia, was noticed counting her gold in the backyard. Asked what she was doing she answered, “I hope we have enough money to take us back to Alabama.” They apparently did because Robert, […]

Here’s a Tip

* I was painting recently and had a half-can left over when I was done. To preserve the paint, I cut out a circle of wax paper and laid it directly on the surface of the paint, then sealed the can properly. This keeps a layer of scum from forming. Just remember to remove it before you shake or stir […]

Commissioners want to keep hand in hiring

A new employee handbook and pay scales provoked a bit of intense discussion among some Clarke County commissioners at Monday’s work session, the first meeting of 2016. The county has been working to revise and upgrade its employee handbook and attorney Hope Hicks, who specializes in labor issues, has been working with the county on the changes. She has advocated […]

Clarke Prep’s annual deer hunt scheduled Jan. 15-17

The 15th annual CPS deer hunt will be held on January 15-17. For more information about the hunt, contact the school office at 275-8576. Information may also be obtained on the school website www.clarkeprepschool.us.

Miss Gator Pageant with elementary and high school participants is Jan. 23

Clarke Prep School will be having their annual Miss Gator Pageant on Saturday, January 23. The elementary pageant will begin at 2 p.m. The middle school division will begin at 6 p.m. with the high school division following at 7 p.m. The pageant will be held in the school gymnasium. Admission for the pageants is $5 per person.

What are you afraid of?

* It was 20th-century British journalist, travel writer and literary critic Dame Rebecca West who made the following sage observation: “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.” * The infamous Ouija board may be surrounded […]

Now how many UA championships is that exactly?

Alabama won another national championship Monday night, defeating Clemson 45-40 in a nail biting game in Glendale, Arizona. So that makes 16, right? Well, it depends on who’s doing the tallying. Alabama claims 15 national titles from various organizations. Some of the claims are stronger than others, the football experts say. There’s nine Associated Press titles in a poll that […]

A warm and wet December

December was a weather sucker punch right between the eyes. During November four Alabama cities saw their wettest November day on record, and 82 day-specific rain records were broken. That was a warm up . December 2015 was the warmest December recorded since 1895 in Alabama with 116 daily record highs. But, warmth in a normally cold month is not […]