April 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fiddlers rock the schoolhouse

The old Frankville School “house” was filled to capacity and running over on April 17 for the annual Old Time Fiddler’s Convention sponsored by W.N. Reynolds No. 900. More...

Henson eyes Clarke County Commission seat

Darren Henson is a Democratic candidate for the District 1 seat on the Clarke County Commission. Henson, who has lived in District 1 since he was 8 years old, is running on the slogan, “Let’s make a difference!” More...

Special Sections

Church

Youth Revival

Millry Baptist Church will host a communitywide youth revival Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m. The event will be in the church auditorium with Heath Connor (left), speaker and music by the William Carey University B.S.U. Praise Band. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Friendship Baptist hosting spring revival The annual spring revival at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Leroy continues through April 23, at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. Willie C. More...

Bassett Creek Baptist Church celebrates bicentennial anniversary

The church records read: “And on the 31st of March, 1810, the brethren having consulted each other on the subject, concluded to unite themselves together; and were constituted a church by our beloved brother James Courtney.” And with tha More...

Education

Petite Miss LHS

Winners in the Petite Miss Leroy High School chosen recently are, from left: Isabella King, 1st Grade Beauty; Pressley Rone, 2nd Grade Maid; Sydney Pettis, 1st Grade Maid; Maddie Powell, Kindergarten Beauty; Taylor Koins, Petite Miss LHS; Casey E More...

Girl Scout project supports WSML

The expansion of the White Smith Memorial Library has significantly increased the space available. More...

SW Alabama Hospital Auxiliary accepting scholarship applications

The Southwest Alabama Hospital Auxiliary is accepting scholarship applications from students accepted in a health care field at an approved educational facility. More...

Sports

Round two for CCHS-THS

Bulldogs sweep Dallas County to advance

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs made short work of Dallas County as they swept the Hornets in a double header in Plantersville in the first round of the Class 4A baseball playoffs. More...

Tigers roar past Southside

The Thomasville Tigers swept the Panthers of Southside Selma last Friday in Thomasville to advance to the second round of the Class 4A baseball playoffs. More...

Bears send Raiders packing

It took three games but the top-ranked Leroy Bears advanced to the second round of the Class 2A baseball playoffs as they sent Houston Academy packing at Pop Powell Field. More...

For the Record

Murder cases top ClarkeCo court docket

Two murder cases as well as a number of drug and sex cases were scheduled as the criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court began this week. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 13-20 include: Elston Charles Driver, 46, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Dustin C. More...

Three burned in WashCo house fire

Three people received burns during a residential fire, Friday, April 16, in Wagarville. More...

Vehicle flips, injures four

Four people were injured, April 18, in an early morning wreck on U.S. Highway 43 south of Wagarville. More...

Chancey wants second term on ClarkeCo BOE

Barry Chancey announces that he is seeking re-election to the Clarke County Board of Education, District 3 seat. More...

Stringer vying for Clarke BOE

Rebecca Stringer has qualified as a candidate for the Clarke County School Board District 3 position. More...

Wade is a ‘warrior’ against litter

Mildred Wade, of Stave Creek, is a true warrior and she has declared war on litter. Wade, 68, received the 2009 statewide Adopt-A-Mile award from People Against A Littered State (PALS) for her efforts in keeping her community clean. More...

News

Dr. Furr is new MASA president

Dr. Steven P. Furr of Jackson was installed as president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA) by Surgeon General Regina Benjamin during the group’s annual meeting in Huntsville April 9. More...

McIntosh Police report three drug arrests

Two Washington County men and one Mobile County man face drug charges resulting from separate incidents, according to McIntosh Police Chief Mike Ready. Robert Louis Weaver Jr. 49, of McIntosh and Bobby S. More...

Dixon sworn in as McIntosh Council member

Wilbert Dixon was sworn in as the new District 1, Place 1 council member during the April 13 meeting of the McIntosh Town Council. Dixon replaces late Councilman Joe Middleton, who died in January at the age of 71. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Moms’ Day Out and 4K registration First Baptist Church has open ings for children to participate in Moms’ Day Out and 4K for the 2010 2011 school year. Moms’ Day Out is on Tuesdays and Thurs days from 8 a.m. noon. More...

Editorials

SOUTHERN STYLE

Pausing for Confederate Memorial Day

April is Confederate History Month and the fourth Monday in April is Confederate Memorial Day in Alabama, a state holiday. This year the holiday falls on the date of the original holiday, April 26: the date that General Joseph E. More...

Political Cartoon

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Congress Reports

Frustrations grow

Last Thursday, as Americans were rushing to complete their federal income tax returns before the filing deadline, thousands of tea party members gathered in Washington, D.C. to demand the government live within its means. More...

People

Miss Smith - Mr. Mosley announce engagement

Allison Leigh Smith and Andrew Wesley Mosley, together with their parents, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Miss Smith is the daughter of Mrs. Barbara Smith of Pensacola, Fla. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Mrs. More...

Wilson - Nelson announce plans

Mr. and Mrs. David Wilson of Grove Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Ann, to Cory Allen Nelson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Nelson of Jackson. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Stork Report

Cullen Wayne Deas Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Kyle Deas Sr. (nee Jacquelyn Deas) of St. Stephens announce the birth of a son, Cullen Wayne, April 14, 2010 at 6 a.m., at Jackson Medical Center. He weighed 6 lbs., 5 oz. and was 19-1/2 inches in length. More...