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May 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Supt. would be appointed if legislative bill passes

If a legislative bill becomes Alabama law, Larry Bagley won’t have to go to the voters if he wants to continue as Clarke County superintendent of education. Instead, he’ll appeal to the five-member county school board. More...

Wagarville log cabin visit set

The Clarke County Historical Society will meet Sunday, May 31 at 2:30 p.m. at the Gibeon Sullivan Cabin in Wagarville. The speaker will be Ellen Williams, who played an instrumental role in the cabin’s restoration. More...

Get a poppy Friday!

Monday is Memorial Day and as has been customary for many years in Grove Hill, the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 116, will be canvassing the town Friday, pinning poppies on people to remind everyon More...

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Community

Clarke Baptist Assoc. sets Sanctity of Marriage rally

The Clarke County Baptist Association is sponsoring a Sanctity of Marriage Prayer Rally /Sunday, May 31 at 12:45 p.m. in the Carleton Park near the courthouse in Grove Hill. More...

Windham birthday party

Join the KathrynTucker WindhamMuseumJune 5 from9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for A Celebration ofMemories in honor ofWindham’s June 2 birthday. More...

Thomasville native interning with Ala. Farmers Federation

Marlee Moore, an Auburn University College of Agriculture student, began a summer internship with the Alabama Farmers FederationMay 11, where she will work with the Department of Public Relations and Communications. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, May 21 at 11:45 a.m. at David’s Catfish Restaurant in Thomasville. Ms. Linda Vice will present the program on Tourism. Also Youth Art will be displayed. More...

Observing Memorial Day

Monday is Memorial Day, a national holiday to remember and honor those who have given their lives in the military service to their country. All governmental offices from the municipal to the federal levels will be closed. More...

Church News

Church News

Witch Creek Baptist Church will conduct its Homecoming and Decoration Day services Sunday, May 24 at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. Church members invite everyone to attend. More...

Lifestyle

Lesley-Kania tell plans to marry in Orange Beach

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pate and Mr. and Mrs. John T. Lesley Jr. of Tuscaloosa have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Julia Lesley, to Daniel Kania, son of Dr. and Mrs. Gary Kania of Thomasville. More...

Evans-Woods to wed May 30 in Chilton church

Kimberly Anne Evans and Victor Calvin Wood announce their engagement. Ms. Evans is the daughter of Elsie Evans of Frisco City and the late James H. Evans. Mr. More...

McIntyre is valedictorian at Patrician Academy

James Cassidy McIntyre has been named Valedictorian for the Class of 2015 at Patrician Academy. Son of George McIntyre and Tracy Billiot, his grandparents are Ouida McIntyre and Mr. and Mrs. J. Henry McCalley. More...

Schools

Over 300 third graders get hands-on art experience

Art Education Classes were provided for public and private school students from Grove Hill, Jackson and Thomasville, May 6-8 in Studio 122 in downtown Grove Hill. The classes are sponsored by the Grove Hill Arts Council. More...

Clarke Prep School’s Class Night activities, May 12

Will Bagley, Kelli Powell, Trey Larrimore and Lauren Wiggins gave the history of the class from preschool through the 12th grade. More...

Underclassmen honored during awards night

The annual Awards Night was held May 12 in Clarke County High School’s Sage Auditorium. More...

On Monday...

Flags and crosses in memory of those who died serving their country will be part of the Memorial Day services in Jackson Monday. The event will be at 10 a.m. at City Hall. More...

‘WE’VE MADE IT!’

Both the CPS and THS graduations were moved inside due to the threat of rain. Jackson Academy’s graduation is Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Lathan Gym and Clarke County High School’s is Friday at 6 p.m. in Prim Stadium. More...

County Administrator Lois Morris retiring after 40 years with county

Clarke County Administrator Lois Morris is retiring. Her last official day will be May 29. The County Commission will vote May 26 to appoint the person to fill the administrator’s position. More...

Over 100 jobs promised for New Era building

The Jackson City Council and Industrial Development Board unanimously approved a lease for the New Era building that could bring more than 100 jobs to the Pine City over the next five years. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Day - Free Access

Joy Louise Day, 84, of Mobile died May 15, 2015 at Lynnwood Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.She was born Aug. 19, 1930 in Tallahatta Springs. She was a member of the Cottage Hill Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Williamson - Free Access

Charles A. “Jack” Williamson, 76, of Thomasville died May 20, 2015 at his residence.He was born May 10, 1939 in Sunny South. He was a retired river boat captain.Survivors include his wife, Betty J. More...

Whisenhunt

George EdwardWhisenhunt, 54, departed this life May 10, 2015 at his home in McIntosh. Hewas born Oct. 4, 1960 to the parentage of the late Charlie Whisenhunt Sr. and the late Susie Viola Flott Whisenhunt. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs end season in Montgomery

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs softball team ended its season May 16 after three games in the 4A state tournament. CCHS was 1-2 in games played in Lagoon Park in Montgomery. More...

CCHS Bulldogs varsity wins jamboree at Sweet Water

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs beat the Sweet Water High Bulldogs May 14 8-6 in a defensive struggle played at Sweet Water. The varsity teams played for the first three quarters, and the junior varsity played in the final quarter. More...

Editorial

Passing must-have prison reform

The hallmark accomplishment of this year’s legislative session will be a comprehensive prison reformpackage. This legislation is the one long-term substantive issue tackled by the super majority Republican legislative body. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Move over, Hooters

Once again, I missed my chance. Back in the 1960s, when I was as full of myself as a young puppy, I had dinner at a Polynesian-themed restaurant in Fort Lauderdale. The food was not memorable - pineapple and coconut were the flavors of choice. More...

Records

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Harassment was reported on May 7 in the 1200 block of College Ave. Criminal mischief was reported on May 11 at the Harper Lake RV Park. A padlock was damaged. More...

Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 12-19 include: Toni Rae Cowan, 24, failure to appear, $741.50 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed Dated May 8-14 Nina Singleton Bowerman, to Lonnie Northcutt. Rona Horton Frelich, to Joel Leonard Horton Jr. Rosie L. Bradley, to Douglas Campbell. Bruce Cogle III, to Jimmy D. Pugh III. Larry W. McCart, to Larry W. McCart. More...