Man killed when hit by deputy’s car

By Kathryn F. PickardSpecial to The South Alabamian A Toxey man was killed late Thursday night on Highway 43 when he was struck by a Clarke County Sheriff’s Department patrol car. Deputy Richard E. Parnell, 67, of Tibbie, had ended his shift and was on his way from Grove Hill to the Jackson Police Department where he leaves his patrol […]

Old Lock 1 Road dedicated in honor of former Clarke Co. Commissioner Tom Deas

(SA photo by Evan Carden) By Evan CardenSA Editor The Old Lock 1 Park was the site of a dedication ceremony, Friday, in honor of former Clarke County Commissioner Tom Deas. Deas said he was very proud to see the park project nearly completed and felt honored that the newly paved road leading to it was named for him. Commission […]

Thomasville site of annual CCCDF event

The Clarke County Development Foundation (CCDF) will hold its first annual meeting in Thomasville tonight (Thursday). Weather permitting this will be an outdoor event with casual dress. It will be held near the intersections of Wilson Avenue and West Front Street in downtown Thomasville at 6:30 p.m. To get to the celebration site from Highway 43, turn east on Wilson […]

House 65 seat primary set for Tuesday, Oct. 26

Voters in Washington County portions of Clarke and Choctaw counties will go to the polls this coming Tuesday to vote on Democratic nominees to fill a vacant seat in the Alabama Legislature. Then they will go back the next Tuesday, Nov. 2, to vote in the general election. The Oct. 26 special election is necessitated by the death of State […]

Old St. Stephens Days this week

The public has a chance to take a step back in time from now through Oct. 23, when they visit Old St. Stephens, Alabama’s territorial capitol, for a history lesson presented by students from the Clarke County Gifted Program. Re-enactors dressed in late 1700s-early 1800s period dress will tell visitors what life was like, while walking tours are conducted through […]

Assistance registration deadline announced

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced this week that Nov. 15 is the deadline for those wishing to apply for relief assistance from Hurricane Ivan. Ivan slammed into the Alabama-Florida Gulf Coast Sept. 16, leaving a trail of destruction. Many homes and business sustained severe damage as a result of the storm. No more applications for assistance will be […]

No down-payment loans to Hurricane Ivan victims

Storm victims displaced by Hurricane Ivan may qualify for mortgage loans with 100 percent financing and no cap on liquid assets through the Alabama Housing Finance Authority’s Step Up program. The offer applies to residents of the 53 Alabama counties declared federal disaster areas. “We typically restrict participation in the Step Up program to people with less than $10,000 in […]

Rode 25 miles in bike-a-thon

The Jackson Police Department sponsored a bike-a-thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital this past Saturday. The event was conducted by officers Aaron Carpenter (left) and Gary Garrick (right). Six riders were recognized for riding 25 miles. The event raised approximately $2,000. Those recognized (center, L-R) were Jeannie Faith, daughter of Tonya and Howard Faith; Melissa Chancey, daughter of Lisa […]

Grove Hill meeting next Tuesday will address Hurricane Ivan timber losses

In only a few hours, Hurricane Ivan transformed acres of healthy growing timber into acres of broken, splintered and uprooted trees. Forest landowners looking for answers to questions on salvaging their timber, replanting lost trees and protecting the forestland from more damage are invited to attend a meeting sponsored by the Alabama Forest Recovery Task Force, the Alabama Forestry Association, […]

Jobless workers in 65 counties eligible for unemployment assistance

Unemployed workers in 12 additional counties declared disaster areas as a direct result of Hurricane Ivan may be eligible for benefits under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program, according to Phyllis Kennedy, Alabama Department of Industrial Relations director. The additional affected counties are: Chambers, Colbert, DeKalb, Henry, Houston, Jackson, Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, Morgan, Randolph and Russell. There are now a […]