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July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local funds for new iSpice industry total $1.6 million

At its June 23 meeting, the Jackson City Council allocated an additional $400,000 to the new iSpice Foods, Inc. plant that will locate in the old New Era Cap building. More...

Fireworks in Jackson and BBQ in T’ville

Jackson will host a fireworks show Friday, July 3 at the Fairgrounds in North Jackson starting at 9 p.m. Prior to that, beginning at 5 p.m., there will be other activities, including inflatables for the kids. More...

Special Sections

Community

Mixture of closings for holiday

Because the Fourth of July falls on a Saturday this year, there will be a mixture of closings observing the holiday. More...

Grove Hill hospital board approves budgets for FY16

Board members of the Clarke County Healthcare Authority approved June 25 two separate Fiscal Year 2016 budgets. More...

Stifflemire retires

Drug Court Referral Program Director Patti Stifflemire was honored by family and friends June 26 with a reception at her office near the County Courthouse in Grove Hill. More...

Sports

9 & 10 all-stars still battling in tournaments

Grove Hill’s 9 & 10 all-stars are one win away from being the third team from this town to advance to the Dixie Youth state baseball tournament Grove Hill fell 7-5 Tuesday night to Monroeville, forcing a game Wednesday. More...

Stabler Tackling Challenges camp a success

Clarke County High alumni, former lineman at the University of Alabam and current Kansas City Chief Manager of Player Engagement B.J. Stabler held his annual Tackling Challenges football camp this past Saturday in Grove Hill. More...

Illegal to shoot black bear in Alabama

After allegedly shooting at a black bear seen in Heflin, Ala., on June 16, 2015, a local man has been charged with breaking the state’s bear protection laws. More...

Editorial

What a week for news!

Boy, oh, boy. If you like the news, last week was a week for it. I’m going to touch lightly on some of the news — a light touch, hopefully, because some of the subjects are touchy! Big court rulings More...

Macon County’s Airbus and Mercedes

Last week’s verdict that VictoryLand be allowed to reopen is justice served. The people of Macon County voted for a constitutional amendment to allow for electronic bingo. More...

Here’s the flag we need to be the most concerned about flying. Happy Birthday, USA!

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Clarke County Revolutionary vets recognized

Ken Smith, Beverly “Bebe” Deas Garrett and Dalton James “Jimmy” Smith, Ken’s father, pose next to the latest additions to the Clarke County Revolutionary War soldiers monument, their ancestors Benjamin Dees and Jesse Em More...

No marriage licenses policy continues locally, despite court’s ruling

The policy of not issuing any marriage licenses in Clarke County — to straight or gay couples — remains in place even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Friday in favor of same-sex marriages nationwide. More...

Oh, my leg!

Sharon Smith dropped a bunch of kids off at The Medicine Chest Monday afternoon to get sodas and ice cream but one apparently had trouble getting out of the car. More...

Their ancestors helped form a nation

It was an appropriate program, given that it occurred the week before the Fourth of July. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McNeil

Christine Franks McNeil, 62, died June 28, 2015. More...

Nettles

Marzetta Burrell Nettles, 85, of Hybart, Ala. departed this life on June 23, 2015 at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery. She was born Dec. 17, 1929 to the late Leo and Catherine Burrell. She was a faithful member of the Wayman Chapel A.M.E. More...

Sashinger

Artherine White Sashinger, 84, a lifelong resident of Frankville, traded time for eternity on June 24, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Dec. 5, 1930. She was a faithful member of Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Music and Arts Camp will be Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jackson. The event will be sponsored by the church and the ARC of Clarke County. For more information call 251-246-3000. More...

Church News

Church News

Walnut Grove Baptist Church of Morvin will have its Colorama Program Sunday July 5 at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Lenoise Richey, Pastor of Jackson Street MBC of Jackson and will be accompanied by his choir and congregation. More...

Gilchrist – Passmore to marry July 25 in Grove Hill church

Mr. and Mrs. Stevie Gilchrist of Grove Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katrina Marie, to Robert Ethan Passmore. Mr. Passmore is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Passmore of Antioch. More...

Mitchell-Turner to wed July 25 in Jackson church

Mr. and Mrs. John Keith Mitchell of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Morgan, to Mr. Will Turner, son of Jennifer Overstreet of Jackson and Dean Turner of Chatom. Miss Mitchell is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Lifestyle

Flying Bricks Band performs

The Flying Bricks Community Band presented its “American Visions: Independence Concert” June 27 in the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Old-Fashioned Baked Beans for your Fourth cookout

An heirloom recipe for not-too-sweet baked beans. This makes a big enough batch for a July 4th bash or a pot-luck party. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 23-30 include: Taylor Anne Coston, 20, failure to appear, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Identity theft was reported on June 12 in the 200 block of Gillmore Lane. Menacing was reported on June 17 in the 100 block of Grove Drive. More...

Records

Property deeds listed Dated June 18-24 Estate of Oliver R. Head Jr., to Hamilton Timber Company. Woodco LLC, to McNider Marine LLC. John Derrill Larrimore, to Rodney Calvin Mullins. Milton Estes Sheffield, to Johnny Sheffield. More...