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April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Attempted murder cases, abuse of corpse on jury trial dockets

Attempted murder charges and the abuse of a newborn corpse are among the cases slated for the criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court beginning Monday, April 20. More...

In the path of prom folks

An early morning Saturday accident resulted in serious damage to a vehicle and the death of a bear. The accident occurred at 3:15 a.m. on Highway 43 between Leroy and Wagarville when a 2014 Kia, driven by Christopher D. More...

Special Sections

Community

Savings on refinanced school bonds will go to Gillmore project

The Clarke County Board of Education approved Tuesday the issuance of $2,805,000 in 2015 capitalized warrants, which includes a refinancing of previous warrants (2004 school bonds). More...

Listen up, guys

Men, if ever there was a reason to get exercise, lowering your chance of death from cancer is a good one. You’re not invincible, and exercise can help. More...

Depot Day scheduled May 2 in Jackson

The Depot Reunion Committee of Jackson is getting ready for the fifth Annual Depot Reunion Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The descendants of J.D. Weaver and Bertha Dee West will gather Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Assembly House in Jackson. Please bring any family memorabilia to share. More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

A farce or a force?

Seeds from the Sower

A little girl said, “Mom, I’m not going to pray anymore.” “Why not?” she asked. More...

Editorial

The Civil War, then and now

Last Thursday, April 9 marked the 150th anniversary of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Union Gen. U. S. Grant. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Aunt Gertrude’s medicine

“ . . . chortling over genealogy anywhere is poppycock.Yet the man who professes tocare nothing about his forebears is only a little less vainthan he who bases all his actions on blood precedent.” More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 7-14 include: Bradley Scott Bailey, 32, domestic violence third degree (harassment), domestic violence third degree, $2,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Lost property was reported on April 6 in the 2000 block of Catherine St. Harassment was reported on April 6 in the 500 block of East Pearl St. More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed Dated April 2-8 Alice Virginia Wheat Reeves- Other, to Alice Virginia Wheat Reeves. Frank Motes, to Clarke- Washington Electric Membership Corporation. George R. Gates, to Clarke- Washington Electric Membership Corporation. More...

Thank him for state’s turkeys

Fred Pringle of Jackson has been manager of the Fred T. Stimpson Wildlife Sanctuary for over 40 years. More...

Mayors endorse full-time county economic developer

Jackson Mayor Richard Long and Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day asked the Clarke County Commission Monday to hire a full-time economic developer for the county. More...

Congresswoman frustrated by political partisanship

The U.S. Congress is obviously dysfunctional, said Congresswoman Terri Sewell. “It frustrates me the four days I go to Washington (D.C.). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Norris - Free Access

Mary Elizabeth Norris, 89, entered into rest April 14, 2015 at a local hospital.She was born Aug. 20, 1925. She was a native and lifelong resident of Coffeeville. She was a member of the Ulcanush Baptist Church. More...

Holloway

Alice Gibbs Holloway, 102, died April 5, 2015. She was born May 10, 1912 in Vinegar Bend, Ala. More...

Henderson

Kavell Demontrey “Trey” Henderson, 22, of Deer Park, Ala. died April 2, 2015. He was born Feb. 5, 1993. He was a member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Gators clinch area title

The Clarke Prep baseball Gators continued their roll as they picked up their ninth straight win, beating Jackson Academy 5-4 last Friday in Jackson. Tristan Sims went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Grey Tucker went 2 for 4 with an RBI. More...

Lady Bulldogs beat Monroe Co.

The Clarke County School Lady Bulldogs remained perfect in area play as they beat Monroe County 12-0 last Wednesday in Monroeville. Sally Jordan struck out seven and gave up one hit to get the win. More...

Clarke Prep JV softball places 3rd in state

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators junior high softball team finished third this past Saturday at the state JH tournament Macon-East. “I thought we played really good on Friday,” Coach Katelyn Dunagan said. More...

Lifestyle

Spice up dinner with delicious Gulf shrimp

Preparing the same old meals week after week can make dinnertime dull. Add some spice to your menu with the fresh flavor of a new protein - nutrient-rich Gulf shrimp. Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the United States. More...

Story of how Tuscaloosa and Tide overcame killer tornado in 2011

This coming April 27 will mark the fourth anniversary of a horrific tornado that destroyed much of Tuscaloosa, edging the University of Alabama campus and killing 53 people, including six UA students. More...

USA freshman in scholars society

Mallory Brianne Butts of Jackson has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). A freshman at the University of South Alabama, she is the daughter of Sherry and Jerry Butts of Jackson. More...

Schools

Hunting Easter eggs

The Clarke County High School Beta Club sponsored their first annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 1 at H.G. Prim Stadium. This was the final community service event for the Betas in the graduating Class of 2015. More...

English 11 Honors project winners named

After having read two American literature classics, “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, Mrs. Grant’s Honors English 11 class completed a “shadow box” activity. More...

Third Nine-week honor roll released

Clarke County High School has released its honor roll for the third nineweek period of the 2014- 2015 school year. All A’s Ninth GradeDaffin, Ashley LytrailElmore, Isaac WilliamFinney, Janeah LeanneJordan, Olivia HarrisMcLain, Katelynn Sarah More...