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September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke Prep Homecoming Court

The Clarke Prep School Gators celebrated homecoming with a nail-biting 41-40 win over Patrician this past Friday night. The homecoming court was presented at halftime. More...

County working to get juvenile facility ready

The Clarke County Commission is seeking to satisfy regulations and finally open the new two-bed, short-term juvenile facility in the County Jail. The actual construction was finished some four months ago. More...

Corrections

Last week’s review of “Gruesome,” a new novel based on a real Choctaw County murder in 1959, misidentified Circuit Judge William G. Lindsey as Wallace Lindsey, who was a cousin of Judge Lindsey’s. More...

Special Sections

Community

Mullins is new arts ctr. director

Michelle Mullins has been selected as the new arts director for the Grove Hill Arts Council. A native of Decatur, she and her husband, Cal, live in the Dickinson community. More...

Citizen of Year nominees sought

The Grove Hill Civitan Club is accepting nominations for Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year. More...

Keahey endorses Smith in State Senate race

State Senator Mark Keahey this week announced his endorsement of Susan Smith in the race for the State Senate District 22. Keahey who has held the seat for the last four years is not seeking re-election. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The second annual Back to School Bulls and Barrels Bash will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 25-27 at the Thomasville arena, 880 Old Highway 5 South. Admission is $13, age 6 and under free. There will also be a Cowboy Chili Cookoff free to the public. More...

Church News

Church News

The New Greater First Baptist Church will end its revival Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Dr. Sherman Young of the First Baptist Church (Carver) of Bessemer will be the speaker. Randy Barnes is chairperson. Rev. Carlton L. Hogue is the pastor. More...

Where is this book?

1. Is the book of Bartholomew in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Psalm 119, unto what or whom does the entrance of God’s words give light and understanding? Unbelievers, Harlots, Idolaters, Simple 3. More...

Lifestyle

POWs, MIAs honored in Friday ceremonies

Events were presented Sept. 19 in recognition of National Prisoners of War / Missing in Action Recognition Day. The Grove Hill event was held Friday morning in front of Town Hall. Jim Whidden, a U.S. More...

United Way details funding allocations

The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA), which represents Clarke, Mobile and Washington counties. Just under $120,000 was raised in Clarke County for 2013. The goal is $125,000 for 2014. More...

Thomasville McFaddens to be honored

There will soon be a new addition to McFadden Park in Thomasville. A bust of James and Amanda McFadden will be placed near the entrance to the park. More...

Schools

Grandparents eat with Thomasville Elementary School students

Grandparents Lunch was held Sept. 5 at Thomasville Elementary School. More...

Peace Poster contest slated

The Grove Hill Lions Club is hosting the International Peace Poster Contest in conjunction with the Grove Hill Arts Council. Cash prizes to be awarded by the Lions Club will be $50 for first place and $25 for second place. More...

Be A Champion

The Alabama Education Association is proud to announce the fourth Annual Be A Champion and Read Contest. The goal of the program is to get students and parents excited about reading. More...

New child virus found in Mobile

No cases reported at local hospital

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is investigating clusters of children with suspected Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68). As of Sept. More...

Newspapers topic for Sunday meet

Former Auburn University journalism professor Ed Williams will be the guest speaker at the Clarke County Historical Society’s meeting at Grove Hill Town Hall Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m. More...

Wreck fatal for countian

A single-vehicle crash Sept. 18, claimed the life of a woman from the Winn community. More...

Suspect in burglaries, and arson arrested; another still sought

A woman has been arrested and charged in connection with burglaries in the Chance area. A male accomplice is still being sought. The woman is also to be questioned in a house fire where a burglary occurred. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Allday - Free Access

Mary Lou Phillips Allday, 91, passed into eternity Sept. 24, 2014.  She was born May 13, 1923. Mary Lou loved the Lord, and was a long time member of Peniel Baptist Church. She was married to Alex Gunn (Gunny) Allday Sr. for over 50 years. More...

Allen - Free Access

Maydine Allen, 71, of Dickinson died Sept. 24, 2014.She was born May 26, 1943. She was a member of the Lily Baptist Church of Fulton. More...

Henson - Free Access

Wilma Rae Henson, 84, of Frankville died Sept. 26, 2014 at the Washington County Nursing Home. More...

Sports

Late game heroics preserve CPS win

The Clarke Prep School Gators battled the Saints from Patrician last Friday night and needed a big play on defense to preserve the 41-40 Homecoming win at Hamilton Field. More...

Bulldogs sink the Admirals 46-20

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs piled up over 450 yards in total offense as they sank the Admirals of Bayside Academy 46-20 last Friday night in Grove Hill. More...

THS get big h’coming win

It was a joyous Homecoming for everyone involved with the Thomasville High School Tigers program as the football team dominated the Southside Selma High Panthers 41-8 Sept. 19 on Anderson Field. More...

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Editor’s Notes

Does AGs’ squabble indicate more fire?

You can’t make up the crazy things that go on in Alabama politics and state government. More...

Gone South

I get awarded

A couple of Fridays ago I drove to Auburn to accept an award from the university’s Journalism Advisory Council. You may have seen something about it in The Star. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 16-23 include: James Donald Brooks, 43, domestic violence second degree, $10,000 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 Sept. 15 for disorderly conduct in the 2400 block of College Ave. Theft was reported on Sept. 15 in the 100 block of Grove Drive. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Jason Lee Vail, to Deanna Nichole Cunningham. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Sept. More...