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December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Coroner Finney working as deputy

County coroners have unusual duties aside from investigating deaths in Alabama. State law says the coroner takes over for the sheriff if the sheriff can’t fulfill the duties of the office unless there is a supernumerary sheriff. More...

New Jackson police chief a 28-year vet of law enforcement

Jerry Taylor, Jackson’s new police chief is a 28-year veteran of law enforcement. More...

Events

Christmas parade in Jackson Friday   Jackson’s Christmas Parade will be Friday, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Community

‘Gruesome murder’ in Washington County

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is still gathering information after an odd sequence of events over the weekend and Monday night led to capital murder charges for a McIntosh man.  Sheriff Richard Stringer said Steven Ray Parnell rem More...

Economic developer touts accomplishments, looks forward to 2017

Sipping coffee at The Square Cup, one of the new small businesses in the town center of Grove Hill, Clarke County Economic Development Director Jesse Quillen said education, entrepreneurship and retail can help steer the county to greater economic su More...

MISSING TEEN SOUGHT

The Jackson Police Department is searching for information on the whereabouts of a teenage girl who was reported missing over the weekend. Reagan Alexis Nolan, 14, was reported missing by her father from the 100 block of Wiggins Road Saturday, Dec. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Lathan Funeral Home will observe its Annual Candlelight Memorial service Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the service. The service is open to the public. More...

Church News

She’s just ‘Piddlin’ in the Kitchen’

Charity Dailey Hudson describes herself as a small-town, southern girl who loves to “piddle” in her kitchen. Her husband, Jim, is the resident family cook, but she is the baker. More...

Church Notices

Bassett Creek Baptist Church will have a concert Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. featuring The Nelons of Georgia who have been in the Bill Gaither videos. They will sing Christmas music. Rev. Adam Pate is the pastor. Everyone is invited. More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Most not far from birthplace

* Statistically speaking, you probably live within 320 miles of the place you were born. More...

Comics

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Puzzles

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Regional airport project suddenly has a new life

A proposed regional airport thought to be dead has suddenly come alive again, so quickly that participating governmental entities are scrambling to reappoint members to its governing authority to ensure that the authority is legal to handle upcoming More...

New Fulton road will route public traffic out of sawmill’s way

The Delta Regional Authority announced two grants Tuesday involving Clarke County projects.  The first is a $105,000 grant to help the Clarke County school system renovate the old National Guard armory in Grove Hill for use as a Workforce Traini More...

A CONFUSED FIG TREE?

George Jones, a Jackson resident and Grove Hill businessman, shows fig leaves with a fruit from one of his trees. He said the tree shed its leaves but grew more again with fruit. More...

DONATING TO GOOD CAUSES

The Southern Magnolia Woman’s Club recently made donations to various organizations. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gregory

A loving and devoted mother to her family, Mrs. Laura DeLone Morgan Gregory died peacefully this past Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the age of 93. Mrs. Gregory was born July 11, 1923 in Wilcox County to Jessie and Beckie (Champion) Morgan. Mrs. More...

Duke

Dora Ruth Duke, 89, of Thomasville died Nov. 30, 2016 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born March 7, 1927 in Citronelle to Boyd and El Dora Turner. She was a member of First Baptist Church Fulton. She was retired from Vanity Fair. More...

Baxter

Tina Renece Baxter, 46, of Coffeeville joined the Lord Nov. 30, 2016.  More...

Sports

Clarke Prep beats PA for big hardwood win

The Clarke Prep Gators lost 55-28 to the Morgan Senators last Thursday in Selma.  Austin Day had 10 points. More...

State AHSAA champs crowned in Auburn

The Alabama High School Athletic Association crowned the state champions in their seven classes this past week. More...

Lady Bulldogs fall in 2 OT

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs battled hard but fell 91-90 in double overtime to Wilcox- Central in Camden last Saturday night.  Ashley Daffin had 36 points, five steals and four assists. More...

Editorial

Lock up those who defy mandated burning ban

After significant rainfall over the weekend, the long-imposed statewide burn ban was lifted. More...

Parade crowd too close, too much candy wasted

Grove Hill had a good Christmas parade last Thursday (actually, it was about like all the rest, but good).  We did notice a couple of things to consider before next year’s parade.  More...

A warning call: ‘Quit talking about Trump’

An irate caller last week who initially wouldn’t identify herself but finally did share just her last name threatened the editor-publisher: “You’d better quit all that talking about people.” “What people we asked,” More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 29-Dec. More...

Thomasville Police Report

Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey released the following information from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of Nov. 28- Dec. 4. More...

Jackson Police Calls

The following calls were answered by the Jackson Police Department this past week:  A 911 hang up was reported Nov. 28 in the 100 block of Hoven Springs Road.  An alarm was reported Nov. More...