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August 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

It was a stolen Scotch Plywood truck in wild chase that ended fatally

A man who stole a Scotch plywood truck from the Beatrice mill site led lawmen on a wild chase down Highway 21 across four counties before stopping atop the Interstate 65 bridge over the Mobile River and jumping to his death.  The man was identif More...

BACK TO SCHOOL!

Students descend from a bus at Grove Hill Elementary School Monday, the first day of the 2018-19 school year. Clarke public schools were among several area systems to start back Monday. More...

CELEBRATING 200 YEARS

Alabama is in the middle of celebrating its 200th birthday. The Alabama Territory was created in 1817 and became a state in 2019. More...

Special Sections

Community

Pictures From The Past

Keener Woodham’s “Jot ‘um Down Store’” was on the southeast corner of Highway 84 and 69 south in Coffeeville. More...

Grove Hill Airport leased for private use

The closed Grove Hill Airport is being leased on a month-by-month basis to a private corporation. The Grove Hill Town Council agreed at its Monday meeting to lease the facility to Fisher Creek Corp., a company of which Gil Gilmore is a principal. More...

Jackson police officers assist in Lower Peach Tree drug bust

Two Jackson police officers recently assisted the state Narcotics Task Force in a drug bust in Lower Peach Tree.  Investigators Kevin Wright and Brent Dukes helped seize approximately $3,000 in drugs and cash from a residence.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Human Resources will hold their Regular Meeting Thursday, Aug. 9 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. The Clarke County DHR is located at 22609 Highway 84 in Grove Hill. Frankie B. Woodyard is the Finance Officer. More...

Aug. - Sept. Calendar

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Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church will continue its Revival Thursday, Aug. 9 and end Friday, Aug. 10. Pastor Warren Huggins will be preaching the revival nightly. Bro. William Gibbons invites everyone to attend. The music will be led by Bro. More...

The seed of life

Pastor’s Sermon

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 13:18-23   Inherent in a seed is life. This life appears hidden from the human eye until the seed is sown in an appropriate soil. More...

Lifestyle

Peppers can jazz up your next pork chop cookout

Here’s a different take on the usual grilled pork chop. Try it the next time you cook out!  Sausage-Style Pork Chops   More...

Comics

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Puzzles

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Newspaper’s hospital article prods lively Facebook discussion

An article in The Clarke County Democrat last week contrasted the hospital situations in Clarke County: Construction has started on a new $36 million to $40 million hospital in Thomasville while in Jackson, the hospital there is seeking a third party More...

Police Chief Woodie Coates retires after 32-year career

Sgt. Mike Fleming also retiring; both will be honored Friday

After over 32 years in law enforcement, Grove Hill Police Chief Woodie Coates is taking off his badge. He is retiring.  Grove Hill Police Sergeant Michael P. More...

HUMMERS FUELING UP

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are busy at area flowers and feeders fueling up for their soon-to-come migration back to Central America for the winter. Local photographer Lisa Downey shares a story and some beautiful photos of the birds on Page 1B. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Eberlein - Free Access

Annie Mae Wilson Eberlein, 100, passed away Aug. More...

Bettis - Free Access

Dorothy Jean Nobles Bettis, 62, a native of Grove Hill and resident of Whatley departed this life Aug. 7, 2018 at her residence.  She was born June 17, 1956 to the parentage of Willie Nobles and Lola Bell Calhoun Nobles.   More...

Eberlein - Free Access

Annie Mae Wilson Eberlein, 100, passed away Aug. More...

Sports

Watching the Tide prep for the upcoming season

Grove Hill photographer Gary Horton made the drive to Tuscaloosa this past weekend to watch one of the University of Alabama football team’s open practices. More...

CCHS Bulldogs ranked in 4A top-10 poll

CCHS Bulldogs and Clarke Prep Gators practice this week.

The annual Alabama Sports Writer’s Association pre-season football poll was released Sunday and several area schools were picked either in the top 10 or just outside in their respective classes.  More...

Recharge the sports batteries

Sports Scene

Being a creature of habit I have a sort of ritual that takes place as the high school football season gets ready to get started. Practice officially started all over the state Monday when the AHSAA joined the AISA in taking to the gridiron. More...

Editorial

Congrats, Congresswoman for not taking the bait

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,  I read with interest your lead opinion piece of Aug. 2 entitled “Congresswoman Swell knew what she smelled.” Thank you for covering the matter at hand in some detail.  More...

Big Jim’s surprise visit on Christmas Eve

Editor’s Notes

I understand I had another goof last week but this was an honest mistake and not a case of a mind-poot (I’m trying to be nice) as I was typing. More...

Big Dog still walks the halls

Inside the Statehouse

Now that the dust has settled on the primaries, allow me to share with you some thoughts on the Alabama political stage. There is an old saying that says the more things change, the more they stay the same. This old adage is true in Alabama politics. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of July 31-Aug. 6 include the following:  Tameka Shanta Williams, 35, identity theft, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Thomasville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of July 30, 2018 – August 5, 2018, is listed below. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated July 26-Aug. 1

Nell C. Smith, to Richard G. Morrison.  William S. More...