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July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Facebook solicitation lands man in jail

A 33-year-old man has been charged with soliciting a teenage female over Facebook. Investigators with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department have charged James Brooks Glass, of near Fulton, with electronic solicitation of a minor child. More...

Clarke, T’ville school systems have different views on free lunches

The Thomasville City Schools System will not be able to offer free breakfast and lunch to all students through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). More...

Gov. Bentley to attend Black Belt meet in Thomasville

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will return to Clarke County Wednesday, July 23 to attend the quarterly meeting of the Black Belt Action Commission at the Thomasville Civic Center. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Special Sections

Community

Neighboring sheriffs races: Lolley wins office in Choctaw; Bates to continue in Marengo

A Lolley will again occupy the sheriff’s office in Choctaw County. Scott Lolley defeated incumbent Sheriff Tom Abate Tuesday in the Democratic primary runoff. There is no Republican candidate so Lolley is virtually assured of the office. More...

Pickup runs off 43, strikes power pole and natural gas line

A vehicle passenger was injured Sunday afternoon when the driver lost control on Highway 43 south of Grove Hill. More...

T’ville Mayor Day wants to revamp, strengthen planning commission

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day expressed concern Monday night about future planning for city streets and subdivisions. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Jackson Cultural Arts Center will present Preacher Preach It, a gospel July 18-19 at 7 p.m. and July 20 at 5 p.m. at Dramedy 223 Commerce Street in Jackson. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. It was written by Anthony Ezell. More...

Church News

Church News

Union Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will continue Thursday, July 17 for ages 3 years through sixth grade. Supper will be provided. A family night fish fry will be Friday, July 18 at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 251-275-1245. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

High college tuition pinches families

At the same time the importance of a college education has grown, paying for one has gotten dramatically more expensive for Alabama families. More...

Gone South

Puckett at the beach

POUTIN’ HOUSE SOUTH, SEAGROVE BEACH, FL — On Saturday morning, June 28, 2014, I realized that Puckett had arrived. The evidence was clear enough. Parked next door at More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 8-15 include: Joseph Delaine Taite, 24, probation violation-felony, $250 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Deeds, Marriages

Marriage license applications Wesley Selden Morgan, to Shanna Lynn Dove. Christopher Andrew Perry, to Rachel Faye Norris. Gerald Bruce Goodman, to Sherman Kiel Whitfield. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Domestic harassment was reported on July 5 in the 1000 block of Oak St. Residential burglary was reported on July 6 in the 900 block of McVay Road. More...

Only 1 vote cast Tuesday in Morvin

The turnout was about as light as it could be for Tuesday’s runoff. Only 930 of Clarke County’s estimated 18,888 voters bothered to vote, about 5%. The low turnout was reflected statewide. More...

Albritton wins senate contest

Greg Albritton won the Republican nomination for the District 22 seat in the Alabama Senate Tuesday, winning about 58 percent of the vote districtwide. In Clarke County, Albritton polled 538 votes to Harry D’Olive’s 131. More...

Requests to be heard to rezone GH properties

The Town of Grove Hill has set a meeting of the Planning Commission for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 at Town Hall to discuss the rezoning of two separate municipal parcels of land belonging to Gena Overstreet and Dr. Sid Crosby. More...

Temperatures yo-yo

This photograph was made Sunday afternoon of Sweet Water State Bank’s thermometer on Highway 43 in Thomasville. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Criswell - Free Access

Mary Lee Marks Criswell, 99, of Jackson died July 14, 2014 at her residence.She was born Sept. 15, 1914. She was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church. She was a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair Mills. More...

Cowan - Free Access

Harold J. Cowan Sr., 64, of Thomasville died July 10, 2014 at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation. More...

Henson - Free Access

Loriene B. Henson, 84, of Wagarville died July 16, 2014.She was born Sept. 23, 1929. She was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church of Chatom. More...

Sports

GH Dixie Angels take 3rd place

The Grove Hill 9 & 10-year-old softball all-stars played their way to third place in the Dixie Angels state tournament in Enterprise this past weekend. More...

Kelley happy with Bulldogs progress

The Clarke County High School Bulldog football team had a good showing at the Jackson 7-on-7 camp last week, beating the Aggies, Thomasville, Demopolis and Leroy. They tied Linden. More...

Headed to Troy

The Grove Hill 9 & 10-year-old boys allstar team will be heading to Troy this coming weekend in the AAA Dixie Youth state tournament. More...

Lifestyle

Jacobs-Schreimann wed March 1 at Moore’s Mill Club in Auburn

Miss Taylor Renee Schreimann and Mr. Jon Luke Jacobs exchanged marriage vows Saturday, March 1, 2014 at five o’clock in the afternoon on the lawn of the Moore’s Mill Club in Auburn. The Rev. Wren Aaron officiated the wedding ceremony. More...

Dove-Morgan to say vows this Saturday in Magnolia Springs

Final wedding plans told

Shanna Lynn Dove and Wesley Selden Morgan will exchange marriage vows Saturday, July 19 at 6 p.m. at the Magnolia Springs Manor in Helena. A reception will follow the ceremony. Miss Dove is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Dove of Concord. Mr. More...

Norris-Perry to exchange vows Aug. 2 in Thomasville church

Sheriff Ray Norris of Grove Hill and Blake and Tammy Dannelly of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Faye Norris, to Christopher Andrew Perry, son of Dale and Deborah Perry of Huntsville. More...

Schools

Jackson named new THS principal

Randall Keith Jackson, who served as assistant principal last school year at Thomasville High School, was promoted July 10 to principal at the school. More...