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February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Former owners of Thomasville donut shop charged with sex crimes

A couple who had owned a donut shop in Thomasville until closing it and moving to Monroeville to open one have been arrested on charges of sexual abuse and incest. The Monroe Journal reported last week that Monroeville police arrested Jaycee L. More...

Snowstorm review

‘If people had just stayed off the roads, it would have been better’

If people had just stayed off the roads during the recent ice and snow storm, there would have been fewer accidents and fewer headaches.  That was the consensus of a group of various governmental agencies that gathered Monday to talk about the m More...

Special Sections

Community

MCVAY LANDMARK STORE CLOSED

The McVay community lost a longtime landmark last month when Reeves Grocery closed. The store was over 50 years old and was started by the late Jimmy Reeves. It was owned by his nephew Brian Reeves when it closed. More...

iSpice plant progress: ‘Hearing more good than not good’ now

Clarke County commissioners quizzed Jesse Quillen, the county’s economic developer about the progress of the iSpice plant in Jackson Monday.  Quillen was frank. More...

Coon hunt and show at Jackson VFW Feb. 17

The UKC Clarke-Washington County Coon Hunters 28th Annual St. Jude Coon Hunt will be Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17 at the VFW Club in Jackson located on the Club Wiley Road.  The Friday night hunt will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Rev. Renea Henderson is the pastor. Everyone is invited to come and join.  Pine Chapel No. More...

Editorial

Citizens’ group, town seeking same goals

Our Opinions

The Grove Hill Planning Commission has been working in recent months to upgrade the outdated comprehensive plan for the town — a guidebook so to speak for growth and development in areas ranging from economic development to infrastructure to cu More...

Siegelman got a bum deal

Inside the Statehouse

I have written about the legendary Capitol reporters who used to cover Goat Hill. More...

Tax tokens were products of the Great Depression

Through the Past

Ever seen a token (a coin made from cardboard, brass, bronze, aluminum, pressed cotton fiber, or plastic)? More...

Records

Drug arrests from

December & January

Arrests made by Clarke County law enforcement agencies   More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. More...

Jackson Police Calls

Calls answered by the Jackson Police Department this past week are listed:  A medical emergency was reported Feb. 5 in the 600 block of Oak Street.  A medical emergency was reported Feb. More...

Demos challenge GOP incumbents

Rematches of circuit clerk and commission races are set

Rematches are set for a county commission office and the circuit clerk’s post in the November general election. Most of the contested local races will be in November. More...

Hutto critical of commissioners not supporting successful grant

Things went smoothly at the Clarke County Commission meeting Tuesday until the end of the meeting when Commissioner Stan Hutto asked for some time to talk about a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) the county recently received.  More...

DHR ‘zero, zero help,’ fumes Sheriff Norris

“My department gets zero, zero help from DHR,” an irritated Sheriff Ray Norris told Clarke County commissioners. “It is the worst organization in the state and you can put that in the paper.”  More...

Fulton’s new Dollar Gen. ready between 4th, Labor Day

The word’s been out for a while but it is official now: Fulton is getting a Dollar General.  Danny and Sandy Bedwell have sold property at the intersection of Highway 178 and Henley Cemetery Road for a store. More...

Stallworth running again for circuit clerk

Political Announcements

Berneta Stallworth has qualified for the office of Clarke County Circuit Clerk as a Democratic candidate.  She was an unsuccessful candidate for the office six years ago.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Daniels - Free Access

Harold Lynn Daniels, 59, passed away Feb. 14, 2018 in Arab. More...

Deas - Free Access

Lucille Morgan Deas, 97, of Coffeeville, passed away Feb. 15, 2018 at Jackson Health Care Facility.  More...

Jackson

Mrs. Ida Mae Washington Jackson, 71, a native and resident of Gainestown, departed this life Feb. 12, 2018 at USA Medical Center in Mobile.   She was born June 20, 1846 to the parentage of the late Jettie Lou Fox Washington and Leo Washington. More...

Sports

CCHS advances to Regionals

The Lady Bulldogs from Clarke County High School continued to keep their unbeaten streak alive as they beat Straughn 71-39 Monday night in sub-regional play in Grove Hill.  The win pushed the Lady Bulldogs record to 28-0.  More...

CPS opens baseball season with victory

The Clarke Prep School Gators opened the 2018 baseball season by winning a pair of games in the annual Gator Classic Saturday. More...

Bulldogs open baseball at Leroy

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs will hit the diamond next Monday as they get started with the 2018 baseball season. Chris Young returns to the helm as head coach and will be joined by new assistants Ashley Allen and Linc Luker. More...

Lifestyle

Trivia Test

1. SCIENCE: What is the threadlike conductor in an incandescent lightbulb called?  2. MOVIES: Who played the lead in the 1980s movie “Moscow on the Hudson”?  3. GEOGRAPHY: What is the official language of Mozambique?  4. More...

Strange BUT TRUE

* If you’re planning to visit the Hawaiian island of Kauai, you might want to trek up to Mount Waialeale. More...

Puzzle

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