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September 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Deceased Holman corrections officer was a CCHS graduate

A corrections officer at Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore died Friday of wounds he received from being stabbed by an inmate on Sept. 1. More...

Newly appointed Greene County probate judge grew up in Jackson

A woman who grew up in Jackson and graduated from Jackson High School is the new probate judge in Greene County, Alabama. Julia Burke “Judy” Spree was sworn in Thursday, Sept. More...

Special Sections

Community

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Town Hall will have a dumpster placed behind the building on Friday, Sept. 23. Now is the time to start your fall cleaning and help make Grove Hill clean and attractive for the upcoming holiday season. More...

Where are state’s best fall colors?

An interactive map on the Alabama Tourism Department’s website allows visitors to see the predicted fall color change for each weekend this fall. More...

Family Counseling Center receives $277,394 grant

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded grants totaling $277,394 to help the Family Counseling Center of Mobile, Washington and Clarke counties. More...

Church News

Church News

The Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church of Jackson will continue its Revival Thursday, Sept. 22 and end Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. nightly. There will be a different evangelist each night, Thursday, Sept. 22, Rev. More...

Dealing with a bad Sunday sermon

One Degree to Another

In an honest moment at lunch after church on a recent Sunday I slammed my hand down on the table and said what I had been thinking for the past half hour. More...

BIBLE TRIVIA

1. Is the Book of Mark in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What kind of physical problem did Timothy have of which Paul advised a little wine? Back, Stomach, Head, Legs 3. In Matthew 6, what did Jesus say not to use when we pray? More...

Editorial

Race doesn’t seem to Grove Hill election issue but a lack of interest is

Our Opinions

There is historical significance in Grove Hill’s runoff election for mayor slated Oct. 4. More...

Denying people’s right to vote

Inside the Statehouse

Folks, I have been observing and participating in the legislative process for over 50 years. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Records

Jackson Police

The Jackson Police Department responded to the following calls the past week: Harassment was reported Sept. 13 in the 1300 block of McKee Drive. Disorderly conduct was reported Sept. 13 in the 100 block of Chestang Quarters. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 13-20 include: Jimmy Peason Lee Jr., 39, failure to appear-contempt of court-failure to appear-traffic, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

Thomasville Police

Arrests and calls of the Thomasville Police Department as released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of for Sept. 12-18 are listed: Felony arrests Danny Earl Urquhart – Probation Violation – 9-15- 16. More...

Moo Moo charged in murder

An argument between Ronald Oliver Bryant and Joseph Lamar “Moo Moo” Thompson ended when Thompson went and got a 12 gauge pump shotgun and shot Bryant in the head Friday night, killing him, said Ron Baggette, chief investigator for the Cla More...

Absentee deadline is Sept. 29

Grove Hill voters will return to the polls Tuesday, Oct. 4 to elect a mayor, either incumbent Cynthia Jackson, who is seeking a full term after being appointed to the position in 2014, or challenger Robyn Blaylock. More...

ASCC merger OK’d by oversight board

A proposed merger of three southwest Alabama community colleges moved closer to reality Wednesday, Sept. 14 when the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) board of trustees voted unanimously to proceed with the consolidation. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Norris - Free Access

Teresa Anne Noble Norris, 61, is resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus after battling a long and courageous fight against cancer, as of Sept. 20, 2016 at her residence in Opine. More...

Coats

Ronnie Coats, 51, a native and resident of Coffeeville departed this life Sept. 17, 2016 at his residence. More...

Bryant

Ronald Olivia Bryant, 46, of Walker Springs, better known as “Ron,” departed this life Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. He was born Oct. 12, 1969 to Bessie Bryant and Rawleigh Pritchett. He was a member of the Jackson High School Class of 1989. More...

Sports

Clarke’s football 100 years old; topic for historical society meeting

Bring your shakers and pom poms to the Clarke County Historical Society meeting Sunday. The topic will be the history of Clarke County football. More...

Sports QUIZ

1. In 2014, pitcher Matt Shoemaker set an Angels record for most victories by a rookie (16). Who had held the mark of 14? 2. Who are the only two Japanese pitchers to toss a no-hitter in Major League Baseball? 3. More...

CCHS graduate working hard at Southern Miss.

HATTIESBURG, MS - With a defense as experienced as new coach Jay Hopson has at the University of Southern Mississippi this season, a true freshman linebacker like JaCorey Morris is going to have wait to for his time. More...

Lifestyle

Trivia Test

1. GEOLOGY: What is pumice made of, and what is its most unusual characteristic? 2. ANATOMY: How much blood does the human body contain, on average? 3. MONEY: How many ridges does a dime have? 4. More...

Laugh a Little

A woman called our airline customer-service desk asking if she could take her dog on board. More...

Cheap Fiesta water pitcher is a reproduction

Q: I have a disc water pitcher made by Fiesta. I purchased it at a flea market for $75 and would like to resell it. I understand these pitchers are now selling for as much as $300 each. Mine is cobalt blue. — Nancy, Reno, Nevada More...

Schools

WHMS resumes Greers’ Apples for Students program

The Greers/Cashsavers “Apples for the Students” program resumed Sept. 1. Wilson Hall has gotten many nice things from this program in the past. More...

PTO officers named, BBQ fundraiser starts

The PTO is selling ribs. Ribs are $20 a slab. Please contact a PTO board member or the school to place an order. All money is due September 30, 2016. Ribs will be delivered on October 7, 2016. Thanks for supporting WHMS! More...

Jr. Beta Club officers elected

The WHMS Jr. Beta Club recently held its organizational meeting for students and parents. The fifty-nine members were given information on the Jr. Beta Club and the requirements to remain a member in good standing. More...