2017-08-31

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Clarke Prep battles but falls 28-6 to Pike Lib




The Clarke Prep School Gators battled and kept the game close but fell 28-6 to the Patriots of Pike Lib in Troy last Friday. “The game was still 14-6 with about seven minutes left in the game,” Head Coach Billy Hamilton said. “But we had a low snap on a punt and they got the ball on our 15-yard line. […]

Working for Trump: Someone has to do it

National Review

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took the highly unusual step over the weekend of publicly explaining why he won’t resign. He responded to Yale classmates who had written an impassioned open letter urging him to quit in protest over what they called (ridiculously overstating their case) President Donald Trump’s “support of Nazism and white supremacy.” There was no reason for Mnuchin […]

CCHS Bulldogs run, pass their way past Sweet Water




The Clarke County High School Bulldogs tuned-up for the season opener with a 27-3 win over Sweet Water last Thursday night in a jamboree in Sweet Water. “I thought we played very physical and the kids played hard,” Head Coach Stacy Luker said. “I saw that our conditioning held up well and it didn’t look like we got as tired.” […]

Lady Gators win War on the Floor tourney




The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators volleyball team rolled over Tuscaloosa Academy 25- 15, 25-16 and 25-12 Monday afternoon in Grove Hill. Jonnah Rager was 7-8 serving with an ace, five kills, two tips and a block. Colby Wimberley was 9-10 with two aces and five assists. Jolee Tucker was 14- 17 with three aces and two kills. Tayla Wood […]

CPS drops season opener on road in Troy



Clarke Prep School suffered a tough 28-6 defeat at Pike Lib last Friday. The Gators kept in close until PLA added two TDs in the closing minutes to push the lead out of reach. Here William Averitt (1), Reece Powell (7) and another Gator drag down the PLA ball carrier. See 2B for more on the game. Photo by Peyton […]

CCHS handles Sweet Water in scrimmage



Clarke County High School’s Javon Ivory (13) hauls in, one handed, a pass that went for a 99-yard touchdown against Sweet Water last Thursday in a jamboree. The varsity Bulldogs won their half 14-3 and the junior CCHS squad blanked the SWHS JV 14-0. Clarke County opens with Jackson Thursday. See Page 2B for more. Photo by Gary Horton

Houston residents with Clarke ties say to pray for Texas city




Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans and now Hurricane Harvey has done the same to Houston. The city and larger metro area has been swamped by up to 50 inches of rain in just a couple of days. Harvey blew in down the Texas coast from Houston as a Category 4 storm. The system stalled, dumping tons of rain. Now it […]

Consumer expectations important

Dollars & Cents

Expectations play a major role in all aspects of life. All of us have expectations with respect to our personal and professional lives. In most instances, they dictate the course of our actions. One area of expectations — our confidence in the economy in our role as consumers of goods and services — Is vitally important in shaping the dimensions […]

Church News



Rock Bar Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have Praise and Worship service Saturday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. The special guests will be Lincoln Park Ministries of Sumrall, Miss. with Rev. Robert Thomas as pastor. Rock Bar’s Annual Homecoming will be Sunday, Sept. 10 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Gregory Sanders and the Pleasant Chapel Baptist Church of Silas as […]