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January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local hospital board names new chairman, other officers

New officers were chosen Jan. 22 for the board of the Clarke County Healthcare Authority, which supervises the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital and its two clinics. John E. More...

Commissioner challenges replacing black with white on Clarke DHR board

An appointment to the county board for the Department of Human Resources (DHR) has sparked concern by one county commissioner over adequate representation for African Americans. Dr. More...

Special Sections

Community

Depressed oil prices, less drilling blamed for pipe plants idling, laying off workers

Over 200 workers to be affected at EnergeXTube’s two locations in Thomasville

EnergeX Tube gave notice to the City of Thomasville Friday that it plans to idle both of its heat-treating and end finishing plants and lay off the employees in Thomasville on or after March 24. More...

Honoring Debbie Jones

A reception was held Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Fulton for the recently retired local postmistress Debbie Jones. More...

T’ville teachers, transportation workers honored

The Thomasville City Board of Education honored its current Teachers of the Year during a reception Tuesday night. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Utilities Board and Town Council will met at special times on Feb. 2. The Utilities Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. at Town Hall, and the Town Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church invites everyone to a Fifth Saturday night singing on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Come join in the congregational singing. Rev. William Gibbons is the pastor. More...

Old wooden churches detailed

Martha L. Dickson of Pace, Fla. was the speaker at the Clarke County Historical Society’s meeting Sunday. More...

Editorial

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Education Matters

House Speaker Hubbard misses mark on schools

Some of us can recall when Art Linkletter did a segment on his radio show called “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” He would ask questions of children and in their wonderful innocence they would give answers that often made us laugh. More...

Gone South

A Kinky Christmas gift

No, this is not about the Mrs. Santa Clause outfit advertised in “Costumes for all occasions.” This is about what my 22- year old son gave me for Christmas. A little background. . More...

Schools

Honor rolls released for second nine week period at WHMS

Wilson Hall Middle School has released its honor rolls for the second nine-week period of the 2014-2015 school year. All A’s More...

Perform in Samford Honor Band

Sam Gordon (sixth grade trombone), Chandler Long (seventh grade trumpet) and Stephen Pettis (seventh grade alto sax) all played an excellent concert as members of the Samford University Middle School More...

Youth speaker and author coming

As a leading youth speaker and author, Patrick George has been conducting assemblies and workshops that produce results. His programs are highly-interactive, high energy learning experiences. More...

Probate judges in a quagmire over ruling on gay marriage

Probate judges’ offices in Alabama’s 67 counties are where people go to get marriage licenses and where some go to get married. The ruling Friday by U.S. More...

Shot dog angers hunters

A Leroy resident is charged with second-degree animal cruelty after killing a dog on property he had leased for hunting in the Zimco area. More...

More teacher cuts likely as student population continues to decrease

Clarke County School Superintendent Larry Bagley expressed concern to the school board Jan. 22 that the school system could lose $500,000 in state funding for the 2015-2016 school year. More...

Butts refutes charges, claims misappropriations too

A partner in a Jackson hospice company who has recently been indicted on criminal charges for theft regarding company funds was first sued in a civil complaint. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dixon

Victor Rone Dixon, 59, died Jan. 22, 2015 at Latohatchee Rehab Center in Greenville, Miss. More...

Stanley

Melvin Stanley, 78, of Jackson died Jan. 15, 2015. He was born April 26, 1936, and was a lifelong resident of Jackson where he was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church as well as Kingdom Builders. More...

Jones

Kenneth Clarke Jones, 69, of Coffeeville entered into rest Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at his home. He was born Aug. 12, 1945. Mr. Jones was a native and resident of Coffeeville. More...

Sports

Clarke Prep teams to face Marengo in Meridian

The Clarke Prep School Gators battled county-foe Jackson all night, but came up on the losing end of the score 73-54 last Friday night in Grove Hill. More...

Bulldogs hoops teams set sights on area tournament

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs knocked off 5A Wilcox-Central 63- 54 Saturday night in Grove Hill. Chaunce Chapman paced the Bulldogs with 18 points. Jacorey Morris added 13 points as he converted nine of 13 free throws in the game. More...

County natives Slater,Thornton lead Tuskegee to SIAC title

A pair of Clarke County natives helped take Tuskegee its second Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship in three years when the Golden Tigers beat Albany State 47-41 at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. Thomasville native Michael J. More...

Lifestyle

134,205 Alabamians have signed up for Obamacare coverage

Nearly 7.2 million consumers nationwide selected a plan or were automatically re-enrolled in the Federally Facilitated Marketplace for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, as of Jan. More...

Counselman Farm a Century Farm

The Counselman Farm near Coffeeville has been designated as an Alabama Century Farm by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries. More...

Wins in recent pageant

Victoria Tucker of Jackson recently participated in a pageant in Grove Hill. She was chosen best dressed, prettiest smile and people’s choice in the 16-19 age group. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 20-27 include: Walter Morgan Jr., 38, domestic violence third degree (reckless endangerment), $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: An arrest was made on Jan. 5 for shoplifting at Walmart. Wire fraud was reported on Jan. 7 in the 100 block of Bell Place. More...

Grand Jury Indictments

Here are more grand jury indictments, not previously published: Gabriel Bernard, throwing deadly/danger/objects, arson second degree, making terrorist threat. Robert Jarrell Bettis, promoting prison contraband. More...