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October 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Bicyclist struck and killed on Hwy. 43

Matthew McGilberry, 25, reportedly rode his bicycle regularly to work at the Jackson Sonic from his home north of town. More...

NEW STATION ALREADY NAMED

The new Fulton Fire Station that will be built behind the new town hall (in the old bank building) has been named in honor of longtime firefighter Morris Allday. The Fulton Town Council issued a proclamation of the honor on Oct. More...

CORRECTION

The court hearing on the financing of bonds for the city of Thomasville, initially set for Oct. 5 as reported last week, was changed to Oct. 12, this Friday. It will be before Judge Gaines McCorquodale.   More...

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Community

ACCIDENT

Motorists had called in a blue SUV driving erratically early Tuesday morning. Grove Hill Police Officer Joe Allen stopped and checked Deborah Cumlander driving a blue Chrysler Aspen and let her go. More...

Washington Co. man arrested with stolen Monroe Co. Kubota RTV

On Oct. 4, Clarke County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Ron Baggette informed the Washington County Sheriff’s Department that a four wheeler reported stolen in Clarke County had been taken to a residence in Leroy.  More...

Three countians among graduates at University of Alabama on Aug. 4

The University of Alabama awarded some 1,342 degrees during its summer commencement Aug. 4.  Among the graduates were:  Austin Dement of Thomasville, B.S. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Alabama Democratic Committee will meet Thursday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall in Grove Hill.   More...

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Church News

Church News

St. Peter Baptist Church of the Allen community will continue its Revival Services Thursday, Oct. 11 and end Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. nightly. The Evangelist for the week will be Rev. More...

The real value of a Christian’s faith

Pastor’s Sermon

SCRIPTURE: Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17   The value of a tea bag may never be appreciated until it drops into a cup of hot water. More...

Records

Clarke Deed Records

Property deeds listed Dated Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Adams & Whittington LLC, to RSYA LLC.  J.C. & S. LLC, to George E.W. Jones.  Robert Vernon Thompson, to Johnnie Lee Cox Jr.  Victoria R. Walton, to Gwyn Walton Shovelski.  Albert J. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of Oct. More...

Released drug dealer back at it, but turns himself in

A Scyrene man who was arrested in early 2017 and served a 16-month sentence for selling drugs went right back to selling when he was released this past summer, said Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris.  More...

Democrats politick in Clarke County

A Democratic Party rally in Grove Hill Saturday evening drew a number of state candidates. Above left, Walt Maddox, the party’s nominee, for governor, talks with Jack Hunt of Thomasville. More...

Still hope for athletes’ prep school in old Coffeeville High School

Despite rumors floating around on social media, the Gulf Coast Prep School Sharks still have plans to honor their November agreement to bring the school to Coffeeville.  School President Dan Todd, along with Coffeeville Mayor Dwight Pugh state t More...

Ida Burge raised her children sewing and making quilts

When Ida Sue Presnall Burge’s husband was killed in a car wreck in 1929, she became not only a 41-yearold widow but a 41-yearold mother with five young children to care for. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Merrill - Free Access

Juanita Elizabeth Merrill, 77, passed to glory Oct. 6, 2018 after her battle with breast cancer in Mobile.  Juanita was born in Robertsdale on Aug. 16, 1941 to Narvie and Pearl Poole Gates.   More...

Primm - Free Access

Winston Clyde Primm, 89, passed away Oct. 4, 2018 at the VA Hospital in Montgomery.  He was born April 9, 1929 in Wilcox County in Coy to Mrs. Irene Packer Primm and Will Primm.  More...

Simmons - Free Access

Joan Simmons, 87, of Jackson passed away Oct. 9, 2018 at her residence.  More...

Sports

Thomasville shuts out Jackson

The Jackson Aggies were unable to hit paydirt as they lost 22-0 to the Thomasville Tigers in the 90th meeting between the two schools. More...

JA loses to Crenshaw

Jackson Academy Eagles played Crenshaw Christian Academy Cougars at home on Friday night and lost 28-0.  This was a win the Eagles needed to have a chance to host the first round of the playoffs according to Head Coach Jacob Webb. More...

CCHS falters in fourth quarter with Escambia

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs allowed three fourth quarter touchdowns to take a 34- 12 region loss to the Blue Devils of Escambia County last Friday night in Grove Hill.  “We have got to get better,” Head Coach Stacy Luker s More...

Editorial

Here and There

Our Opinions

Will we heed the warnings on climate change? More...

Nostalgia ain’t what it used to be

Gone South

My generation is on a nostalgia kick. This is what happens when a cluster of codgers have outlived their usefulness and have time on their hands to look back on the days when they were young. More...

Perception too often reality

Inside the Statehouse

In politics, perception is reality. It is perceived and therefore factual that a Democrat cannot win a statewide race in Alabama.  More...

Schools

Clarke Prep news

OBSERVES HER SISTER’S CLASS — Clarke Prep School had one of their junior classes observed by University of South Alabama senior Carson Wood. More...