Local print subscribers can now sign up for free online access to this website.
Please click here to proceed.

February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury returns 198 indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury was in session last week and returned 193 criminal indictments. Grand jurors considered 228 cases, returning 185 felony indictments and 24 misdemeanors. Eleven cases were carried over. More...

Jimmy Carter’s Plains, Ga.

Plains, Ga. is a little town of 776 souls, according to the 2010 census. One of those souls is Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States who was born there in 1924. More...

Special Sections

Community

GH Council districts to be increased due to annexation

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night a first reading of an ordinance to revise two council districts. The change is being made before the Municipal Election, which will be held in August. More...

Man drowns in Tombigbee near C’ville dam Tuesday

Local lawmen and Coffeeville volunteer firefighters recovered the body of a man who had drowned in the Tombigbee River Tuesday morning. More...

EMA director appointed to T’ville council

The Thomasville City Council approved the appointment of Roy Waite to fill the unexpired term of late District 1 Councilwoman Grace Megginson at its Jan. 25 meeting. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

New Hope No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church of Thomasville will celebrate its annual choir anniversary Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 14. All the choirs will be recognized during the 11 a.m. morning service. More...

Church News

A LEAP OF FAITH

Betheas take up painting and woodworking so they can stay at home and care for son

Looking at the amazing images that Angie Bethea paints, no one would ever believe that she is not a trained artist. In fact, Bethea has never even had an art lesson. More...

Church News

Lighthouse Fellowship Church of Grove Hill will have a benefit singing for Lilly Parnell Saturday, Feb. 6 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. The featured singers will be The Revelators, Dixie Disciples and other local talent. Bro. More...

Smiths to celebrate 60 years

Family and friends of Naomi and Melvin Smith are invited to their 60th wedding anniversary celebration Saturday, Feb. 6 from 2-4 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church at 1939 Midway Road in Thomasville. More...

Lifestyle

Comics

Full Story

Puzzles

Full Story

See Bissett on Lifetime

Q: Can you tell me what Josie Bissett has been up to? — Cara T., via email More...

Deputy and sheriff share unique bond

Donald Jackson retires as full-time courthouse security officer

Sheriff Ray Norris and Deputy Donald Jackson have a lot in common — they are both big men who love people and love to laugh and joke. More...

Jurors can’t agree in robbery case

A mistrial was declared Jan. 28 in a robbery case of a Vineland man accused of robbing six Mexican migrant workers in Thomasville in 2014. More...

Purple martins have arrived in the county!

Ed Guy called Monday morning to report that he had a purple martin at his Cammack Drive home the latter part of the previous week. Tuesday morning, Bennie Overton called and said he saw one at one of his gourds on the Pineywoods Road Monday. More...

A Sunday School blessing

We turned into the church’s parking lot just a minute or two after 6 a.m. and were waved into a parking space. It had been strongly suggested that we be early if we wanted a good seat. “You’re number seven,” I was told. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackson - Free Access

Lee Mae "Katie" White Jackson, 101, of Carlton, transitioned from this life on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 while at her residence. More...

Wimberley - Free Access

WimberleyJessie Eugenia Wimberley, 78, of Jackson passed away Feb. 2, 2016.She was born May 8, 1937 to William Milton James and Mary Margaret Odom. She was a member of the Rockville Baptist Church. She was a seamstress at Vanity Fair. More...

Denson

Annie Ruth Denson, 63, a resident of the Gosport community of Whatley passed away peacefully Tuesday morning Jan. 26, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Oct. 5, 1952 to the late Josephine and Willie Denson in Claiborne. More...

Sports

CPS FCA group award at Senior Bowl function

Clarke Prep School was just one of many area schools to travel to Mobile last Wednesday for the annual FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meetings during Senior Bowl week.The Gators though, did raise more money than any other school, and were awa More...

Coach Greene: ‘We will set goals for playing and winning championships’

The members of the Clarke County High School Quarterback Club and other fans had a chance to meet and hear from new Head Coach and Athletic Director Toby Greene last week. More...

Ball sign-ups set for Feb. 5 & 6

Sign-ups for the Grove Hill Dixie Youth baseball league and USSSA softball league are Feb. 5 from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost will be $40. More...

Editorial

Georgia a lot like Alabama

Editor’s Notes

I suppose I could write about the Iowa caucuses but frankly I am tired of hearing about Iowa. Elsewhere in today’s paper you can read about the Coxes’ weekend trip to Plains, Ga. More...

How LBJ became ‘Landslide Lyndon’

Inside the Statehouse

There are a good many stories about elections of the 1940s and 1950s where votes were bought and elections stolen. The most brazen and blatant stealing of an election occurred in the 1948 race for the U.S. Senate in Texas. More...

Drinking with both hands in China

* It was American journalist and poet Max Eastman who made the following sage observation: “People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.” More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 2 include: Nickey Lashowdre Washington, 30, driving with suspended license, $626.50 bond, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Jan. 21-27 Ernest C. McCorquodale Jr., to Joseph C. Mc- Corquodale III. Ernest C. McCorquodale Jr., to Joseph C. Mc- Corquodale III. Ernest C. McCorquodale Jr., to Joseph C. Mc- Corquodale III. Joseph C. More...

POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Assault was reported Jan. 19 at College Ave. and Cedar St. Officers responded to a call Jan. 19 for reckless driving on Walker Springs Road. More...