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June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mississippi escapee captured on Hwy. 84 in Coffeeville Tuesday

Three Clarke County lawmen captured an escapee from Mississippi Tuesday morning in Coffeeville.  Waylon Lee Strickland escaped from Greene County, Mississippi lawmen. His identification showed a Montgomery home address. More...

Jurors side with defendant in 2012 night hunting case on Choctaw Bluff Road

Out of two lengthy dockets of theft and drug cases and even one attempted murder charge, the only case tried before a jury during last week’s criminal term of Clarke County Circuit Court was a night hunting case.  The jury deliberated abou More...

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Community

Grove Hill to update over 500 light fixtures with energy-efficient LED bulbs

Cost for upgrades is $11,698.50

Improving and updating the lighting at Town Hall, the Senior Center and the Police Department was one of the items of business for the Grove Hill Town Council Monday. More...

WILSON HALL REUNION—

The Wilson Hall High School alumni committee is working towards the annual reunion that will be held July 28-30. There will be a Meet and Greet, a Brunch, Banquet as well as a worship service and dinner.  More...

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to dump lots of rain on area

Clarke County has already had more than its share of rain in recent weeks but a tropical disturbance, officially named Cindy on Tuesday, crossing the Gulf is likely to bring even more.  A flash flood watch is in effect through 7 p.m. More...

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Community Calendar

Movie Thursdays in June will be held in Downtown Thomasville at 8 p.m. Concessions will be available. Before each showing a contest for the kids will be held. More...

Church News

Church Notices

The Cornerstone Baptist Church is continuing the Tuesday night viewing of Martin Luther and the Reformation series by Dr. R.C. Sproul. This series contains ten 23 minute sessions. Two sessions will be viewed each Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. More...

Editorial

Our first taste of hurricane season

Editor’s Notes

It is about 6:30 Wednesday morning and it is raining hard. Of course, it has been raining, and raining hard, for weeks now but this rain is because of a tropical storm.  More...

Ignorance no excuse for stupidity

Gone South

I have waited a while to comment on the newspaper report, hoping that you would forget the names of those involved, because who-done-it is not the point. I’ll get to the point later. According to the local press, here's what happened. More...

Redrawn lines still play politics

Inside the Statehouse

The much-anticipated 2018 election contests have been pushed back by about three months due to the unanticipated race for Jeff Sessions’ senate seat. This ongoing contest will occupy the news through late September. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 13- 19 include:  Joshua Deshun Stabler, 29, terrorist threat, unlawful possession of marijuana first degree,C criminal mischief first degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff More...

Jackson Police Calls

Complaints answered by the Jackson Police Department this past week are listed:  A request to assist a citizen was reported June 13 in the 200 block of Dawson Drive.  A traffic hazard was reported June 13 in the 2700 block of College Avenue More...

Thomasville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of June 12-18, 2017, is listed below. More...

No BBQ in T’ville on the 4th

They say all good things must come to an end and more and more of that is happening with civic clubs closing and other longtime efforts and programs going by the wayside.  The latest is Thomasville’s American Legion Fourth of July barbecue More...

Redistricting reduces Clarke’s state senate representation from 3 to 1

That is, if the current plan gets through latest court challenge

For the first time in years, Clarke County will all be in a single state senate district.  More...

“WHAT’S IN YOUR WALLET?”

Courthouse security officers Francessa Washington and Matthew Younge are shown with the new X-ray scanner that has been installed at the front door of the courthouse. More...

Etheredge resigns as JHS principal

The Clarke County Board of Education had just met and acted on a number of personnel items just over a week ago — new hires, resignations, and such — but a special-called meeting was held Monday afternoon to attend to one agenda item:&nbs More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ellisor - Free Access

Sarah Pamelia “Pam” Ellisor, 73, of Coffeeville passed away June 19, 2017 at her residence. She was born July 13, 1943 to Ned and Minah Lee Myrick. She had been employed as a teacher’s aide with the Clarke County Board of Education. More...

Garrick - Free Access

Marjorie Foulk Garrick, 94, of Fairhope left this life to be with her Lord Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Thomas Hospital.  More...

Hamilton

Vermel Taite Hamilton, 79, of Hopkins, S.C. born to William Taite Jr. and Adelia Mae (Banks) Taite on Dec. 17, 1937, passed on peacefully on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 surrounded by family.  Her paternal grandparents were William Taite Sr. More...

Sports

Excitement in the air with CCHS boys basketball

Clarke County High School basketball is excited about the new man roaming courtside for the boy’s team.  Just how excited? More...

Grove Hill Ozone District champions!

The members of the Grove Hill Ozone District championship team are, front row (L to R): Raquan Kelly, Trace Phillips, Landen Fendley, TyKwon Armstrong, Pace Young and Connor Bumpers. More...

Dukes’ hoops camp set for June 26-29

The Mark Dukes Clarke County basketball camp will be June 26-29 from 8 a.m. through 12 noon.  It is for kids age 7-years through high school. More...

Lifestyle

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A record beard for the Smithsonian

* It was 19th-century journalist and women's rights advocate Margaret Fuller who made the following sage observation: "A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."  More...

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