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August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Female jail inmate dies; apparently of natural causes

A Macon County woman arrested last week in connection with a scam and extortion of local residents was found dead in her Clarke County Jail cell before daylight Tuesday morning. More...

County OK’s plan with muncipalities for funding economic development

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a three-year binding intergovernmental contract with four municipalities to fund the county economic development office. More...

Matt Drinkard joins Wilson & Drinkard; new office in T’ville

Wilson & Drinkard has announced the association of Matthew C. (Matt) Drinkard with the law firm effective Sept.1. More...

Rotary honors James

Steve James (left), a conservation officer with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and a member of the Jackson Area Rotary Club, received an award named in his honor Aug. 19 from Rotary District Governor Michael Chambers. More...

Special Sections

Community

Reward offered for info in T’ville Comfort Inn robbery

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who robbed the Comfort Inn in Thomasville Thursday night. More...

Last of the old Gillmore Elementary

The last of the old Gillmore Elementary building came down last week. The Jackson school opened in 1964 and served for over 50 years until a successor was built and opened nearby. More...

‘Breakfast in the Classroom’ available at all county schools

The Child Nutrition Program (CNP) in the Clarke County Schools district is expanding its “Breakfast in the Classroom” program to all seven schools. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Historical Society will hear about Alabama’s prehistoric whales at its next meeting, Sunday, Aug. 30 at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. The speaker will be Dr. James Lamb with the Black Belt Museum. More...

Church News

Church News

New Home Baptist Church will have a concert Friday, Aug. 28 featuring “The Singing Echoes” of Cleveland, Tenn. “The Rockmen” will open the service at 6:30 p.m. and “The Singing Echoes” will perform at 7 p.m. More...

Editorial

Why is everyone so mad?

Editor’s Notes

Donald Trump brought presidential politics to Alabama when he flew in to Mobile last Friday in a much publicized appearance that made news everywhere. More...

Shootin’ for our Savior

Gone South

OK, that title may be a little over the top, but hey, there is a diet book of Biblical devotions called Slim for Him, so I figured the bar was set pretty low already. More...

Political Cartoon

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Schools

School year off to great start

The faculty and staff are excited about the new school year and the wonderful students who attend Wilson Hall Middle School. According to Mrs. Kathy Powell, Guidance Counselor, there are currently 294 students in grades five to eight. More...

Football season begins Sept. 8

The 2015 Wilson Hall Middle School Bulldog football season begins Sept. 8 with a road trip to Leroy. Other games include Sept. 14 - at Jackson; Sept. 21 - Thomasville; Sept. 28 - Leroy; Oct. 13 - Jackson; and Oct. 19 - at Thomasville. More...

Dotson noted for teacher awards

Congratulations to Mrs. Coquesa Gildersleeve Dotson! She was chosen as WHMS Teacher of the Year and Clarke County's Secondary Teacher of the Year. More...

A penny for the hospital starts Sept. 1

An additional one-cent sales tax, approved by the Grove Hill Town Council, begins Sept. 1. More...

Investigators want to hear from car buyers

Theft by deception arrest made at Jackson’s Pine City Motors

The Jackson Police Department is interested in talking to anyone who bought a car from Pine City Motors in the past two years. This is part of an ongoing investigation into the business that already resulted in one arrest. More...

Clarke schools losing students in middle schools

The Clarke County Board of Education held its first hearing Aug. 20 on the 2016 fiscal year budget. The county schools district is estimated to have 2,745 total students for 2015-2016, a decrease from 2,870 last year. More...

WHMS is 50 years old this year

Built in 1965 as Grove Hill’s black high school after fire destroyed old school building

The old Gillmore Elementary School in Jackson has been completely demolished and replaced with a new building nearby. The old school was built in 1964 and was overcrowded, outdated and, in some places, in need of extensive repairs. More...

USDA grants fund local projects

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Alabama on Aug. 12, accompanied by U.S. Representative Terri Sewell, who represents a portion of Clarke County. More...

Scholarship recipient

Auburn University student and scholarship recipient Marlee Moore of Thomasville was honored at the Alabama Farmers Federation 2015 Scholarship Recipients Luncheon Aug. 22 at the Ham Wilson Arena in Auburn. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Walker

Mrs. Jeannette Hazzard Walker, 84, died Aug. 20, 2015. She was a native and resident of the Salitpa Community of Jackson. She was born April 7, 1931 to the parentage of the late Fonzie Hazzard and the late Bessie Austin Hazzard Cushion. More...

McGaster

Ella Mae McGaster, 65, a native of the Barlow Bend community, traded time for eternity on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital. More...

Bradley

Carl Russell Bradley, 63, of Jackson, passed away Aug. 22, 2015. More...

Sports

Bulldogs, Aggies set for 100th game

Thursday night will mark the 100th time that Clarke County High School and Jackson High School will meet on the gridiron. Despite the constant difference in the size of the two schools, the underdog CCHS teams battle the Aggies to the final horn. More...

Gators headed to Tuscaloosa

The Clarke Prep School Gators, ranked number 10 in the ASWA AISA poll, will open the season Thursday night as they travel to Tuscaloosa to take on the Class AAA Knights. More...

Clarke County beats Hillcrest

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs downed Hillcrest Evergreen 28-20 at H.G. Prim Stadium Friday night in a jamboree tune-up contest. “Hillcrest had some really good looking athletes,” CCHS Head Coach Junior Kelley said. More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Three counts of theft by deception were reported on Aug. 10 in the 3000 block of College Ave. Criminal mischief was reported on Aug. More...

Clarke Arrests

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

Clarke Deed Records

Property deeds listed Dated Aug. 13-19 Jean J. Bumpers-Other, to Jean J. Bumpers. John Vaughn Womack, to Jack Sims. Mark H. Warren, to Alabama 1031 Property Exchange Inc.-Other. Lillian Lucille Holly, to Sheryl H. Holly. Paul E. Gibson, to Paul E. More...