July 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Builders co-founder Gartman dies at age 82

Co-founder of the Clarke County Kingdom Builders, Don Gartman died early Sunday, July 12, in a Mobile Hospital. He was 82. A native of Sunflower, Gartman co-founded the faith-based volunteer organization with Norman Burton of Grove Hill. More...

First swine flu hits ClarkeCo

Clarke County has reported its first case of swine flu, local Emergency Management Agency officials have confirmed. No details are known about the individual, including age, sex, place of residence or how the flu was contracted. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Opening for Moms' Day Out There are a limited number of openings remaining in the Mom's Day Out 4K program, at the First Baptist Church in Jackson. Classes are 8 a.m. - 12 noon, 6 months through 4 years of age. More...

150th anniversary celebration Sunday at Stave Creek Baptist

Stave Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 150th anniversary Sunday, July 19 beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Jamie Taylor will be the guest speaker. with Rev. Bob Dean leading the music. More...

Macedonia Baptist plans homecoming/revival

The Rev. Keith Howell along with the Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church of Laurel, Miss., will be the guest speaker and special guests for homecoming at Macedonia Baptist Church, Sunday, Aug. 9 at 3 p.m. More...

Editorials

Saying goodbye to friends is part of life

Editor's notes

Life is full of loss. It seems the older I get, the more people I know are leaving this world. It's something we all must face at some point in our lives. More...

Heavy responsibility for Senate Democrats

When Al Franken took his seat as a Democratic senator from Minnesota, Democrats won a coup. He became the 60th Democratic senator, giving the party an all-important filibuster-proof majority. More...

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People

Cell phones, texting an obsession for many

Random Ramblings

Most people I know have a cell phone either in their pocket or in their purse. I see numerous people with a cell phone in a holder on their belt or a blue tooth attached to their ear. More...

Attend reunio n

The July 4 holiday is a traditional time for family reunions. The Toddtown Community Family Reunion "Keeping Our Herigage Alive" 2009 banquet took place at the Bienville Club in Mobile on July 3. More...

Donates to Locks of Love

Catherine Kennedy recently had her hair cut at Comb and Shear and donated it to Locks of Love. The 14 year old is the daughter of John and Sue Kennedy of Leroy and is a ninth grader at Leroy High School. More...

Man in hot water after lifting cocoa mix from Jackson Shell station

A Frisco City man was arrested Sunday, July 12, after he allegedly stole 10 pounds of hot chocolate mix from the Jackson Shell station. More...

Jackson's Cornell Outlaw turns 99

When asked last week how he felt to be 99 years old, Cornell Outlaw, of Jackson, responded, "I don't know. More...

Pellet plant opening delayed

Clarke County's economic developer said the poor economy had stalled the new wood pellets plant to be built in Jackson but she told commissioners Tuesday that she is still hopeful that the facility will be built. More...

News

Escapee caught after stealing ClarkeCo deputy's car

A state inmate overpowered a Clarke County deputy, jumped into his patrol car and raced away from the county jail early Monday morning. More...

Health screenings conducted

Jackson Home Health recently conducted the first of several health screenings at the Jackson Nutrition Center. Jackson Medical Center has increased its efforts to support the community by offering health screenings to community organizations. More...

Leroy teacher challenges school board transfer

Kathy Sturdivant, sixth grade teacher at Leroy High School, has contested a transfer from the sixth grade to the second grade. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

ASU alumni banquet announced The Clarke County Alumni of Alabama State University will be hosting its annual banquet on Friday, July 17, 7 p.m. at the Recreation Center in Jackson. More...

Sports

Former JHS student real life 'Rocky'

There have been quite a few amateur fighters step foot in the ring locally but few have enjoyed the success of former Jackson resident Rocky Overstreet. More...

All-Stars win Dixie Youth South State

With stellar defensive play behind him, Zach Watford pitched the rarest of gems, a perfect game, as Grove Hill beat Auburn 5-0 Sunday afternoon to capture the Dixie Youth South State 15-16-yearold title. More...

Jackson 11-year-old District 3 champions

The Jackson 11-year-old All-Stars won the District 3 championship, Thursday, July 2 in Gilbertown. Jackson 15, Bay Minette 1 Eastwood Thomas pitched a complete game one-hitter while striking out seven. More...

For the Record

Clarke County deeds pubished

Property deeds listed Dated July 2-9 Joyce M. Andrews, to George R. Megginson. Christopher M. Cochran, to Lamar C. Johnson. Morgan Barnes A. Rogers, to Reginald H. Cooper Sr. Ronnie L. Williams, to Grace Robinson. Ronnie L. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 7-14 include: Camilla Denise Allen, 43, violation probation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...