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March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrating Dr. Seuss

Students, faculty and staff throughout schools in Clarke County got in the spirit Monday for the annual Read Across America Day honors the late children’s author Dr. Seuss’ birthday. More...

DHR’s Boykin takes director’s position in Conecuh County

Lou Boykin, director of the Clarke County Department of Human Resources, has turned in her resignation. Her last day working at the county office was Feb. 27. She will take over the DHR directorship in Conecuh County. More...

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Community

$5,000 A WEEK FOR LIFE!

Silas woman wins Publishers’ Clearing House Sweepstakes

SILAS — What does a single mom of three girls do the next day after being awarded Publisher’s Clearing House grand prize winner of $5000 a week for the rest of her life? Well, Tamar Howard of Shady Grove said she went to church. More...

Harrigan appointed to hospital board; Stifflemire confirmed as new fire chief

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night Chip Harrigan as a new member of the board of the Clarke County Healthcare Authority. More...

Jackson police officer suspended after wrecking vehicle, being charged with DUI

Jackson Police Officer Chad Morris has been placed on administrative leave following an incident on Wednesday, Feb. 25. According to reports from the Jackson Police Department, Morris was involved in a traffic accident at about 11:15 p.m. More...

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Calendar

Alabama River Credit Union’s Annual Membership Meeting will be Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Monroeville Community House at 271 Park Drive in Monroeville. There will be an election of new officers, refreshments and door prizes. More...

Church News

Church News

New Home Church will have a singing Thursday, March 5 featuring “The Chuck Wagon Gang” along with “The Gospel Melodies”. “The Gospel Melodies” will open at 6:30 p.m. More...

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Republican high court’s alcohol ruling insensible

Gov. Robert Bentley has reversed himself on his no-tax stance, saying the state has no choice but to raise taxes to balance a $700 million budget shortfall over the next few years. More...

Gone South

Living with dogs

“They are nice to have. A dog.” F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Jackson, T’ville Police Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Child abuse was reported on Feb. 23 in the 500 block of East Pearl St. Officers responded to a call on Feb. More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed Dated Feb. 19-25 Regions Bank-Other, to Hamilton Timber LLC. John F. Day, to Robbie Kennedy. Scarlett K. Bledsoe, to Fannie Mae. Betz Farm LLC, to James Jackson. Betz Farm LLC, to David Bryant. Ann R. More...

WET OR DRY?

Will Grove Hill, other municipalities have to stop alcohol sales due to Supreme Court ruling or can legislation fix the problem?

The Alabama League of Municipalities is drafting legislation to correct municipal option alcohol laws after the state Supreme Court struck down the law that allowed alcohol sales Friday. More...

‘No guns in church’ bill will likely have hard time passing

A Clarke County legislator is sponsoring a bill that would make it illegal to carry a gun in a church without permission, even if you have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Rep. Thomas Jackson, DThomasville, is sponsoring the bill and Rep. More...

Dale Harris, Lynda Malone retire from hospital board

The board of the Clarke County Healthcare Authority announced Feb. 26 that two long-serving members, Dale Harris and Lynda W. Malone, had recently retired from the board. More...

Serialized baseball story starts this week

There are baseball heroes — and then there are legends. Dizzy Dean stands among the legendary players who have truly left their mark on America’s game. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Darrington

John Edward Darrington Sr., 77, departed this life Feb. 25, 2015. He was born Jan. 13, 1938 in Choctaw Bluff to the parentage of George Darrrington Jr. and Estelle Rocker Moorer. More...

Jackson

Rev. King David Jackson Jr., a native of the Barlow Bend community, traded time for eternity on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 while at his Gainestown residence. More...

Lee

Hathaway McBride Lee, 86, passed away peacefully Feb. 19, 2015 while at her home in Enterprise surrounded by her children. She was born Jan. 31, 1929 to Charlie and Maggie Tucker McBride. More...

Sports

Bulldogs down Excel to get first win

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs split a double-header with Sweet Water and Excel last Friday in Grove Hill. CCHS beat Excel 6-5 in the second game of the DH. Jacorey Snell went 2- for-3 with an RBI. Dax Dozier went 2-for-3 with two RBI. More...

Lady Gators split games in tourney

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators softball team went 202 in the Morgan Pepsi Invitational Tournament this past weekend in Selma. “It was a good tournament,” Head Coach Billy Hamilton said. More...

Clarke Prep beats Abbeville Christian

The Clarke Prep School Gator baseball team closed out the Morgan Pepsi Invitational tournament with an 8-3 loss to county-foe Jackson Academy in Selma. Jason Creech had a rocky start, allowing six earned runs on eight hits to take the loss. More...

Lifestyle

Two Revolutionary War vets’ names added to marker

The names of two Revolutionary War veterans who lived in Clarke County have been added to a monument to honor soldiers of the Revolution on the grounds of the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill, to the delight of their descendants. More...

Pickard-Hancock to wed April 11 in Grove Hill church

Rev. Gary and Kathy W. More...

Do you know where Zacchaeus lived?

1. Is the book of 2 Thessalonians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Song of Solomon 8, what is so powerful that many waters cannot quench it? Hope, Love, Salvation, Peace 3. More...

Schools

Kindergarten performs at PTO

Members of the Kindergarten class at Grove Hill Elementary School performed Feb. 19 at the Parent-Teacher Organization meeting . More...

Teacher of the Year

Music teacher Cindy Rush (left) was also recognized as Grove Hill Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year by the 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, Holly Kelly, at the recent PTO meeting. More...

Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Each year National Educator Association (NEA) sponsors “Read Across America” Day in honor of author Dr. Seuss’s birthday. This year’s Read Across America Day was March 2. More...