February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke schools given a ‘C’ grade; T’ville’s gets a ‘B’

The Clarke County public school system earned a “C” letter grade from the state in report cards issued by the state last week. More...

Political Announcements

Circuit Clerk Padgett seeking a second term Clarke County Circuit Clerk Summer Scruggs Padgett has announced she will seek reelection to a second term this year. A Republican, she will be running in the June 5 primary. More...

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Community

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  CATTLEMEN OFFICERS —Over 100 attended the annual meeting of the Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association Saturday night. Outgoing President Sammy Fendley presided as new officers were installed. More...

Work on new comprehensive plan for Grove Hill continues

A report on the work toward a new comprehensive plan for the town of Grove Hill was given to the town council Monday night.  Part-time employee Robert Sims is working with the citizen Planning Commission to develop an updated plan.  More...

Millbrook man charged in connection with child sex video on social media

A Millbrook man has been arrested in connection with a video of a child in a sex act with an adult that was widely circulated on social media sites, including Facebook.  Germaine Moore, 44, turned himself in to Millbrook police about 2:30 Tuesd More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Human Resources will hold its regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. Clarke County DHR is located at 22609 Highway 84 in Grove Hill. Frankie B. Woodyard is the finance officer.   More...

Church News

Church News

Rock Bar Baptist Church of Coffeeville will celebrate its pastor’s 20th Year Anniversary of Rev. Amos Hill and First Lady Gwen Hill Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Little interest in county politics

This is an election year. Thirty and 40 years ago and more by this time in the qualifying season, dozens of candidates would have been announced for various county offices.  Not anymore. More...

Shelby could care less

Inside the Statehouse

A few weeks back my column illuminated the career and influence attained by our senior U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. More...

What next, Grove Hill? ‘Vision Grove Hill’ hopes to help provide answers

Grove Hill will participate in a forum series presented by the David Mathews Center. This forum is part of a three year program which the Center has been sponsoring all over Alabama in preparation for Alabama’s Bicentennial. More...

Records

Jackson Police Calls

Calls answered by the Jackson Police Department this past week:  Unlawful entry was reported Jan. 29 in the 1700 block of North College Avenue.  Unlawful entry was reported Jan. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5 include:

Bernard Parker Pickett, 48, illegal possession of alcohol, drug paraphernalia, use or possession first offense, driving under the influence (alcohol), arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept.  Bradley Robert Wade, 19, attempting to elude, arrested b More...

Clarke Deeds

Dated Jan. 26-31

Cynthia M. Powell-Other, to State of Alabama.  Donald C. More...

Breaking News - 2/10/2018 4:53 PM

Qualifying ends; candidates listed - Free Access

Qualifying for elected offices ended Friday at 5 p.m.  Here are the Clarke County candidates:  SheriffDemocrats: Robert Barron Jr., Jack NelsonRepublican: Ray Norris (I) Probate JudgeDemocrat: Helen McRandRepublican: Valerie B. More...

Flu still raging across state

Nearly the entire state, including Clarke County, is continuing to see widespread influenza (flu) activity. Hospitals and doctors’ offices are treating a large number for flu or flu-like symptoms. More...

CLARKE CATTLEMEN HOLD ANNUAL MEETING

Chip Harrigan, incoming vice president for the Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association shows off some of Cattlemen’s Director Alan Moseley’s handcrafted walking sticks that were up for auction to benefit the Cattlewomen’s schola More...

‘Vision Grove Hill’ new group wanting to help town grow

A local citizens’ group has organized as “Vision Grove Hill” to help promote the community.  The David Mathews Center for Civic Life has agreed to help moderate a meeting of citizens to discuss the town’s direction and ne More...

Featured Pet

Penelope is the Clarke County Animal Shelter’s featured pet. She has been at the shelter for several months. She is a young spayed female, up to date on her shots, and is litter box-trained. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pardon - Free Access

Mary Fay Parden, 78, of Coffeeville died Jan. 25, 2018 at DCH Regional Hospital. She was born Oct. 3, 1939 in Fayette County to John Druden and Eunice Ozema Clardy. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Coffeeville. More...

Etheredge - Free Access

Virginia Paul Etheredge, 78, of Thomaston died Feb. 5, 2018 at her residence. She was born June 21, 1939 in Grove Hill to George Clayton and Effie Paul. She was a member of Thomaston Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.  More...

Guy

Lonnie T. Guy, 75, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 2, 2018 at Jackson Medical Center. More...

Sports

CCHS blows past Mobile Chr.

The Lady Bulldogs from Clarke County High completed the regular season with an unblemished record and now have their sights set on post-season and a trip to Birmingham.  Monday night CCHS eliminated Mobile Christian from the area tournament with More...

Bulldogs fall in area tourney

The Clarke County Bulldogs saw their season come to an end Tuesday night with a 44-35 loss to Cottage Hill in the area tournament.  Javon Ivory had 10 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block. More...

CCHS Bulldog football award winners

The Clarke County High School football team celebrated their record season last week with their annual banquet. As in years past, team captains along with the Academic Award and H.G. Prim Award were given. More...

Lifestyle

Chocolate for Valentine’s

This recipe for Chocolate Lover’s Chocolate Cake should be made with high-quality, premium dark cocoa powder for the best results. Think of it as a delicious way to improve your health while celebrating love on Valentine’s Day. More...

Valentine’s on Ash Wednesday; while Easter on April Fool’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a day of lavish indulgences but this year that could be tampered a bit. Feb. More...

Valentine’s around the world

Valentine’s Day is celebrated across the globe. Come Valentine’s Day, candy, flowers and other gifts are exchanged between sweethearts in one of the many traditions associated with the holiday.  More...

Schools

Grove Hill Elementary Honor Roll

All A’s (Kindergarten) Lauryn Baldwin Taniya Bettis Khyliyah Boykin Darren Burroughs A’Drieonna Cheeseboro Brody Crawford Case Crosby Kyria Davis Aiden Dixon Bryce Dumas Antonio More...