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April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

HOME BURNS

The home of Eric and Jessica Jordan at 141 Poplar Street in the Pine Acres subdivision burned the evening of April 12. Firefighters battled a totally involved fire at left and pull smoke from the house above. More...

Council discusses possible fireworks for around the 4th

Grove Hill council members talked Monday about some type of Fourth of July celebration for the community.  Town Clerk Priscilla Collinsworth said she checked with vendors who put on fireworks shows and was told that the Fourth is already booked More...

Here & there around the county

A BUSY DAY SET APRIL 29: Two big events are slated, Clarke County High School’s annual Old Timers Reunion and the Grove Hill Fire/Rescue’s first annual “Fun Day” event. See details on the events elsewhere.   More...

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Community

Card of Thanks

I want to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for everyone that made my retirement reception so special.  I would like to give special thanks to my co-workers for their hard work in putting it all together. More...

Grove Hill Fire/Rescue hosting first annual ‘Fun Day’ Sat., April 29

Grove Hill firefighters are planning their first annual “Fun Day” for Saturday, April 29. More...

TRUCK FIRE

A truck fire Tuesday brought Grove Hill firefighters running. The fire, in the engine compartment, set the fiberglass hood on fire. The R & R Rentals & Hotshot, Inc. truck out of Laurel, Miss. More...

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Community Calendar

Grove Hill Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Bradley Byrne will be Thursday, April 20 at 2 p.m. at the Vivian P. Gilmore Senior Center in Grove Hill located at 113 Clark Street.   More...

Church News

SUNRISE SERVICE

About 50 Grove Hill residents of various denominations saw the sun rise over the local cemetery Easter Sunday morning. Dr. More...

Church News

Annual Memorial Service at Henley Cemetery in Fulton will be Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. The public is invited.  St. Luke Baptist Church will honor its pastor, Garry Jackson and Sis. More...

Eberleins came from Germany in 1847

Descendants hold reunion recently in Union Chapel; Submitted

Descendants of John Mathias and Anna Eckstein Eberlein held a family reunion Saturday, April 8 in the Union Chapel community of Clarke County. The reunion was at the Union Grove Baptist Church.  More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Brad’s Drink going strong 119 years later

* Pepsi-Cola was introduced originally in 1898 with the far less appetizing name “Brad’s Drink.”  * Those who study such things say that when a woman’s husband dies, the length of her remaining life does not seem to be af More...

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Joe McCorquodale dies at age of 96; funeral to be Friday

A two-term speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and an unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1982, Joseph Charles McCorquodale Jr. — “Mr. Joe” to many — died at his Jackson home Monday afternoon, April 17. More...

Congressman Byrne’s Grove Hill meeting will be 10th of 11 in 4 days

Congressman Bradley Byrne will be in Grove Hill Thursday afternoon, April 20 for what will be the 10th of 11 town hall meetings in four days across the First Congressional District.  More...

Business owners disappointed with promo billboard’s wording

Some downtown business owners who advertised on a new Grove Hill promotional billboard are not happy, saying it does not accurately direct motorists to the downtown area as they understood it would.  More...

Annual spring cleanup is Saturday

Grove Hill’s annual spring cleanup will be held Saturday, April 22, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Anyone wanting to participate and pick up litter and trash should come to the Chamber of Commerce office and get free trash bags and gloves. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McCorquodale - Free Access

The Passing of Alabama Titan Joe McCorquodale. Joseph Charles “Joe” McCorquodale Jr. passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the age of 96. He was born Dec. 2, 1920. More...

Lynch

Larry Darnell Lynch, 53, a native and resident of Ensley, Ala. departed this life April 11, 2017 at Oakwood Nursing Home, Bay Minette.   More...

McCorquodale

The funeral service for Joseph C. McCorquodale Jr. will be conducted Friday, April 21 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. More...

Sports

CPS beats Southern, playoffs start next week

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat Southern Academy 7-2 last Tuesday in Grove Hill.  Allison Johnson went 2-3 with three RBI. Hannah Averitt went 2-3. Sierra Myers went 2-4. Cassidy Van Winkle had a home run and two RBI. More...

Bulldogs close out season in JHS loss

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs ended the 2017 baseball season with a 14-0 loss to county-foe Jackson Monday in Grove Hill.  Avant Law had two hits. More...

Gators stumble in extra inning defeat

The Clarke Prep School Gators dropped a 10-7 decision to Southern in nine innings last Tuesday in Grove Hill.  The Gators banged out 15 hits, but five errors, including two in the last frame, helped lead to the loss.  The game was tied 5-5 More...

Editorial

Do us proud, Gov. Ivey

Our Opinion

Kay Ivey may have come to become Alabama’s 54th governor by an unusual turn of events but she’s there now and we have confidence that this lady from Wilcox County can do the job. Gov. More...

Political Cartoon

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Some thoughts on girls gone wild

Gone South

Summer is upon us. And down on the coast some folks are asking, will girls go wild this year? More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 11-17 include:  Kenny Jarrell Dubose, 26, theft of property third degree $500-$1499, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Arther Dale Young, 36, receiving st More...

Jackson Police Calls

Vanecia Calhoun, 46, was arrested April 9 on charges of failure to appear.  Criminal mischief was reported April 10 at the Jackson Police Department. More...

Thomasville Police Report

Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey releases the following information for the Thomasville Police Department for the week of April 10-16.  Misdemeanor arrest McCall, Justin Lee – Domestic Violence Third Degree – 4-15-17   More...