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April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

New equipment OK’d for Grove Hill Fire Dept.

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday to pay half the purchase of new equipment for the town’s Volunteer Fire Department. More...

Grove Hill’s Relay for Life is May 1 on Main Street

The annual Grove Hill Relay for Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society, will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 1 on Main Street downtown. More...

CCHS Old Timers reunion Saturday

The Clarke County High School Old Timers will meet in the CCHS Cafeteria on Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite covered dish, register and pay $3 for expenses. More...

Open house and photo exhibit at GH Arts Center

The Grove Hill Arts Council will hold open house at its Main Street location from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23 to feature artists’ new works. More...

Blue Bell Ice Cream all recalled

If you are one of the many people who like a bowl of Blue Bell Ice Cream after supper, you’re going to have to do without for a while. More...

Special Sections

Community

Walking for the Relay in T’ville

The 20th annual Relay For Life was held April 17 in the Thomasville Civic Center due to the threat of rain. More...

Lots of new asphalt

The state and county has been doing a lot of paving of state highways and county roads lately. Here, a Mobile Asphalt crew works on Highway 43 between Grove Hill and Jackson recently. More...

Clarke’s DYW program Saturday in T’ville

The Distinguished Young Women of Clarke County 2016 program will be held Saturday, April 25 at the Thomasville Civic Center at 7 p.m. There will be no tickets sold at the door. The program is already sold out. Participants are profiled: More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Coffeeville Spring Clean Up will be Saturday, April 25 at 7 a.m. Participants will meet at town hall to pick up supplies. Students will receive certificates of community service. More...

Church News

Indian Ridge Church News

The month of March, 2015 was a great month for the Indian Ridge Baptist Church. Our pastor did a great job of bringing us a series of great sermons throughout the month. More...

Church News

Grove Hill Baptist Church will have a Country Music Hoe Down Friday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. You’re welcome to wear country attire. Donations will be accepted for the Guatemala Mission Trip. More...

Mullins-Wilkerson to marry May 2 in Asbury Baptist Church

Shelby Jean Mullins and Alton Grady Wilkerson will exchange marriage vows Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the Asbury Baptist Church. Miss Mullins is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Mullins of Grove Hill. Mr. More...

Lifestyle

Living to be 100

California, Costa Rica, Greece, Italy and Japan all have something in common. They all have a city with large numbers of people who reach age 100. More...

Garden tips

 When starting plants from seeds, you can use an old cupcake pan. Use paper liners or coffee filters to line the cups. Add soil and seeds. Water as necessary. More...

The Gashouse Gang

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Schools

ASCC Phi Theta Kappa chapter tops

Officers and advisors from Monroeville and Thomasville campuses attended Phi Theta Kappa’s International Convention in San Antonio, Texas from April 14-19. More...

Intermediate Band members enjoy spring trip

The Wilson Hall Middle School Intermediate Band just returned from a Spring Band Trip to Foley and Gulf Shores. More...

New Jr. Beta members inducted

On Thursday, April 9, the Wilson Hall Middle School Junior Beta Club inducted 35 new members. More...

Jail escapee gets four life sentences

An inmate who overpowered a deputy at the county jail and escaped in a patrol car only to be recaptured three hours later was rewarded for his actions Tuesday. More...

Over 150 still haven’t paid property taxes and tax sale is May 5

The Clarke County Revenue Commission Office reports there are over 150 unpaid ad valorem property tax accounts for tax year 2014. More...

Bladon Springs, Roland Cooper and other park closings delayed

State parks slated for closing May 1 got a reprieve Wednesday when Greg Lein, state parks director, announced that the closings have been delayed. More...

No lack of work for new ‘litter patrol’

Bill Hearn has been hired by Clarke County to supervise cleanup of county roads by inmates from the county jail. Hearn (left) is shown Tuesday morning with inmate Roderick Pernell on Hebron Road. More...

‘Run the Hill’ is Saturday morning

The Run The Hill For Your Art and Sole in Grove Hill will be held Saturday, April 25 in downtown Grove Hill. There will be a DJ, pre and post refreshments, and lots of fun. More...

Walking good for your health

This and more on healthcare in special tabloid More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas - Free Access

Margaret “Peggy” Thomas, 94, of Jackson died April 22, 2015. More...

Aultman - Free Access

Jimmie  Aultman, 82, departed this life Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Jackson Medical Center.He was born Dec. 25, 1932 in McComb, Miss., to Rebekah and Charlie Aultman. He moved from Mississippi in the early 1980s and joined the Mt. More...

Fox - Free Access

Karen Yevette Dixon Fox of Jackson, 44, traded time for eternity April 16, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Sept. 10, 1970 to Sadie Louise Jones and Jimmy Lee Dixon. Mrs. Fox was a member of the Jackson A.O.H. More...

Sports

Lady Gators see season end at Russell Chr.

The season came to an end for the Lady Gators of Clarke Prep School on Monday as they were swept by Russell Christian 11-1 and 4-1. Megan Brooks went 2 for 3 in game two to lead the team. More...

CCHS season ends battling at St. James

The 2015 season came to a close for the Clarke County High School Bulldogs as they were swept in the first round of the Class 4A state baseball playoffs Monday in Montgomery. More...

Sports prove that time waits for no one

It’s a rare occasion in life when you get to witness the passing of a torch. Minutes dwindle for the basketball and hockey stars. The fabled quarterback gets handed a clipboard, and the slugger is told to get a first baseman’s mitt. More...

Editorial

Who will run for governor in 2018?

On a picture perfect sunny January day Gov. Robert Bentley was sworn in for his second term as governor, along with all of the other constitutional state officeholders. Taking their oath of office on the same day were Lt. Gov. More...

Political Cartoon

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Getting Jesus’ commandments right

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, A letter in your February 26 issue, reacting to your February 12 editorial referring to a hymn about accepting each other. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 14-21 include: Derrica Lasha Johnson, 26, possession of a controlled substance , $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

No trials but pleas and sentences in several cases

Clarke County Circuit Court

Jurors were released without having to hear any trials during the criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court this week. Several cases were settled and several more were continued. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Domestic harassment was reported on April 13 in the 100 block of Forest Ave. Officers responded to a call on April 13 for reckless driving on Highway 43. More...