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February 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke: Whitest county with highest unemployment rate

There is often a misconception that unemployment rates are highest in predominantly black counties because blacks often find it hard to get a job.  Employment figures are not broken down by race, in stats released by the Alabama Department of La More...

Bumpy’s storytelling recognized

Marion “Bumpy” Bumpers is a talented storyteller, in the style of the famous Kathryn Tucker Windham. She regularly contributes her time and talents to read and tell stories to youngsters at the Grove Hill Public Library.  More...

Special Sections

Community

Grant funding will pay for most of new X-ray scanner for courthouse security

A new $24,779 X-ray security screening system for the front entrance of the Clarke County Courthouse will cost the county only $2,779, thanks to a $22,000 grant from Homeland Security. More...

Black history focus for Clarke Historical Soc.’s T’ville meet

In recognition of February being Black History Month, the Clarke County Historical Society will meet at the A. L. Martin Historical Museum in Thomasville Sunday, Feb. 26.  More...

Horton-Masih to wed March 25 in Birmingham

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Horton of Grove Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelsey Lohse Horton, to Nikhil Masih of Deli, India. Mr. Masih is the son of Nirmal Jeet and Gurmet Masih of Sonepat, India. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center will be offering an evening pottery class Monday, Feb. 20, Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday, Feb. 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. The maximum number of students is six with a fee of $75 per person. More...

Church News

Church Notices

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

Editorial

Black Americans can be proud of a remarkable heritage

Editor’s Notes

You have to look closely to find the small tombstone-sized historical marker near the sidewalk at the intersection of Commerce and Bibb Streets in downtown Montgomery. More...

Legislative redistricting, again

Inside the Statehouse

This third year of the quadrennium Regular Session of the legislature has recently gotten a lot more complex. These next four months will be trying times for the Alabama legislature.  More...

White Trash comeback

Gone South

“Well Kernel, hit seems like they’s finally payin’ ‘tention to me and mine, ‘stead of you and yourn.” Attributed to Wash Jones (by me) OK, I made that up, however this past year I could not help but wonder what Was More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 6-13 include:  More...

Thomasville Police

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of  February 6, 2017 – February 12, 2017, is listed below. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Feb. 3-8  Terrylance Jones, to Xavier Alexander Beck.  The Westervelt Company Inc., to Craig L. Scruggs.  The Westervelt Company Inc., to Craig L. More...

Tree losses could be significant

Drought, beetles taking a toll on landowners’ trees

Trees are dying, in Clarke County, southwest Alabama and elsewhere in the state. The question is, why are trees dying? More...

Beech wants Democrats, GOP to work together to get good legislation passed

Millry legislator is chairing House Democrats’ Caucus

Elaine Beech is respected by members of her own Democratic Party as well as by members of the Republican Party. More...

Arrest made in Coffeeville burglaries

A Coffeeville man has been arrested and charged with six counts of burglary in connection with break-ins in Coffeeville and the surrounding community, said Coffeeville Police Chief Mark Leon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dean

Frank Bienville Dean, the youngest child of the late Allar Jones Dean and the late Rudolph Dean Sr., was born Feb.13, 1934 in the Vernal Chapel community of Jackson. He departed this life Feb. More...

Bracy

Mary Bracy, 66, of Whatley passed away Feb. 10, 2017. More...

Kelly

Eartha Lee Kelly, 82, of Jackson answered the Master’s call Feb. 11, 2017 while residing at Jackson Health Care Facility in Jackson.  She was born Jan. 6, 1935 to Allen and Georgianna Cox Williams. She was a native of Coffeeville. More...

Sports

Hoops season ends for Lady Bulldogs

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs battled foul trouble and came back from a double-digit deficit before falling 44-40 to T.R. Miller in sub-state playoff action Monday night.  More...

Put down the phone, go outside

Sports Scene

Maybe as we get older we tend to shift our thoughts about the time of the year that we look forward to seeing.   In my younger days I always loved the fall and the winter. More...

Clarke Prep holds Hit-a-thon and Alumni games

The Clarke Prep School baseball and softball teams held their annual Hit-a-thons and Alumni games this past Saturday. With an overcast sky, there were several graduates returning to help their alma mater get ready for the start of the season. More...

Lifestyle

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Household Tips

* Seat warmers are for more than cold bottoms: The next time you pick up a pizza, turn on your seat warmer to keep your pie from getting cold on the ride home!  * A beaded necklace can make a fun imprint on the edges of your pie crust. More...

Collecting

Cookie cutters can be worth $50-$75 each

Q: My grandmother and two of her sisters were bakers who specialized in cookies. I have about four dozen of their cookie cutters, including several duplicates. More...

Schools

CCHS, WHMS and GHES Beauty pageant winners

K4-1st grade division - 2nd Alternate Alyssa Steele; 1st Alternate and Miss Congeniality Kendal Young; Top Beauty Tamara Mitchell; 3rd Alternate Lilly Kelly; 4th Alternate Morgen Dunigan; and Audienc More...

Wilson Hall Quiz Bowl dynasty continues

A dynasty of sorts has emerged in the halls of Grove Hill’s middle school.  More...