July 5, 2007 RSS feed / News

Merchants Bank opens Mobile branch

Merchants Bank opened a new bank office in Mobile Friday, June 29. This is the bank's fifth location, its first outside of Clarke County. The temporary office is located at 877 Hillcrest Road in the Hillcrest Plaza in West Mobile. More...

County asked to raise water rates

Jack Greer, Clarke County Utilities superintendent, asked the county commission last week for increases to water consumption rates for the county water system. "Our suppliers have increased the cost of water to us," he said. More...

Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge office relocates outside Gilbertown

The Choctaw National Wildlife Refuge announces that the administrative office has been relocated to the refuge. A facility has been constructed at 509 Wildlife Road outside of Gilbertown. More...

BOE receives information on need for HIPPY program

"My children grew up with two parents, and it was hard….I can only imagine the problems of a single-parent family trying to put food on the table (and) manage a household," Judy Graham told Clarke County Board of Education members June 20. More...

Gulf Coast Cancer Centers to offer skin screenings

Gulf Coast Cancer Centers will hold a free skin cancer screening for the public at its Monroeville office, located at 200 Rumbley Road on Thursday, July 19 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Gulf Coast Cancer Centers' physician Dr. William C. More...

ASCC students end first year of honors program with trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City

Students at Alabama Southern are now invited to explore a new learning opportunity. Seven students who participated in the first full year of the Honors Program recently participated in a trip to Washington D.C. and New York City. More...

Century Plant blooms in McIntosh

A once in a lifetime event recently took place when a Century Plant, at the McIntosh home of Hubert Bolen bloomed. Bolen could not recall exactly the year he put the plant out, but said he is "reasonably sure" it was between 1965 and 1970. More...

Tip leads to Jackson drug bust by deputies

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office of Criminal Investigations received a tip that a package containing narcotics was being delivered to a residence at 634 Vine Street in Jackson. More...

Grady Bedwell named CBAA vice chairman

The Community Bankers Association of Alabama announces the election of Grady L. Bedwell of Jackson to the position of vice chairman of its board of directors. More...

Clarke County E-911 Board raises tariff on phones

The Clarke County E-911 Board voted June 25 to raise the tariff on household land-line phones from 75 cents to $2-per-month. The tariff on businesses will increase from $1.88 to $2-per-month. More...

County named in contractor's lawsuit against LP

RWS Construction, Inc. of North Carolina filed suit June 8 in Clarke County Circuit Court against Louisiana Pacific Corporation (LP) and Clarke County. More...

New scoreboards installed

Jackson city employee Tim Day works on installing one of the new scoreboards at Jackson's Little League and Dixie League fields. New scoreboards were also recently installed at the New Era Softball field. More...

Alabama Southern nursing students conduct free health assessments

Students from Alabama Southern's nursing program volunteered their time recently to provide free health assessments at Wal-Mart in Monroeville. More...

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at ASCC receives commendation

Members of the Alabama Southern Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Upsilon Chapter, received special commendation recently for fulfilling all requirements for the distinction of being named a "Three Star Chapter" by Phi Theta Kappa International. More...

Alabama's State Seal originated in St. Stephens

The Alabama State Seal has a long history dating back to the beginning of the state just down the road in St. Stephens. Most residents of southwest Alabama know that St. Stephens served as the state's territorial capital in the early 1800s. St. More...