May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

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U.S. Army First Lieut. Andrea Bagley, a 2010 Clarke Prep graduate and West Point Military Academy graduate, was the speaker at the school’s commencement exercises Friday evening. More...

Most businesses, all government offices to close Memorial Day

Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember those in the military who have given their lives for their country. Most businesses will observe the day. Banks and other financial institutions will be closed. More...

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Community

$523 million natural gas deal

Latest makes over $1 billion for Clarke-Mobile Gas supply agencies

The Black Belt Energy Gas District (Black Belt Energy or BBE), the natural gas supply arm of the Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District (CMC), completed the acquisition of a 30 year supply of natural gas at discounted prices for CMC Tuesday in New York. More...

Commission attends to personnel matters at Tuesday’s meeting

The Clarke County Commission attended to personnel matters and other business during Tuesday’s regular meeting. Anthony Pendleton was promoted to Equipment Operator II in the Road and Bridge Department. More...

Saddling up and riding cross country to benefit children

An old proverb states, “The wagon rests in winter, the sleigh in summer, the horse never.” This describes Tye Sturgeon’s mission to raise money for Western Wishes and New Horizon Ranch. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The End of School 5th Annual May Day, Fish Fry Cookout and Fun Day will be Saturday, May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend) from 12 p.m. until at the Old Mackey Branch School Grounds on Highway 84 in Gosport. More...

Church News

Church News

Peniel Baptist Church of Jackson will have a convention style singing Saturday, May 28 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall after the singing. The church is located at 1730 McVay Road. Rev. Carey Howard is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Grow economy by growing population

Our Opinions

Last week we praised the news of a new career technical center for Grove Hill that will teach vocational skills to students that they can use to get jobs. More...

‘No new taxes’ not always best solution

Other Opinions

Building prisons is never high on the list of taxpayers; fixing roads sometimes is depending on how much new tax dollars are needed. Both of these issues died when the Alabama Legislature adjourned its 2016 season. More...

Congrats, graduates: Continue your education for better-paying jobs

Dollars & Cents

Congratulations to the 2016 high school graduates! You have reached a milestone in your life. But let it be a beginning. Continue your education, whether it is a college or university or vocational-technical school. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 17-24 include: Carlos McKenzie Smith, 27, burglary third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Loud music was reported May 9 in the 3500 block of North College Ave. Criminal trespass was reported May 9 in the 400 block of Commerce St. More...

Fulton 2016 Annual Water Quality Report

Testing performed January through December 2015
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Knight running again for Clarke Commission

Rex Knight is making another run for the Clarke County Commission. Knight ran for the District 5 seat four years ago but lost to incumbent Rhondel Rhone. He’s running again as a Republican and will be on the General Election ballot on Nov. 8. More...

Ross Wood announces for GH council seat

“I want to see Grove Hill on a path of protecting our current businesses while trying to attract new businesses” Ross Wood said, announcing his intention to run for the District 1 seat on the Grove Hill Town Council. More...

‘Missue’ turns 100!

Sue Coleman turns 100 years old on May 27. “Sue-Sue” to her family and “Missue” to her former students will be recognized at the annual Whatley family reunion on June 4 at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Faile - Free Access

Wintry York Faile, 91, of Fulton passed away May 23, 2016 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.She was born Nov. 8, 1924 in Salitpa to Edwin T. York and Florence Beck York. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fulton. More...

Crockett

Walter McKenzie Crockett, 28, of Coffeeville departed this life May 17, 2016 at his residence. He was a native of Grove Hill and was born Aug. 23, 1987 to Jacquelyn Crockett and Johnny Earl Grayson Jr. More...

Ambrose

Willie Mae Ambrose, 83, of Grove Hill departed this life May 15, 2016 at her residence. She was born Aug. 12, 1933 in Gosport to the parentage of the late Theophilis Ambrose and the late Sarah Louise Davis Ambrose. More...

Sports

CCHS PREVAILS IN SPRING TILT

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs completed Spring drills last Thursday with a 22-14 win over the Sweet Water Bulldogs in Grove Hill. “I think we played a clean game, we executed really well,” Head Coach Toby Greene said. More...

Work hard 2016 grads

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Another school year has come and gone and another crop of seniors are being set loose on the world. They are hopefully ready to move on to the next great adventure of either college or the work force. More...

Get your tag and go get a big gator!

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will open online registration for the state’s 11th annual regulated alligator hunts June 3 at 8 a.m. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m. July 12. More...

Lifestyle

Loper-Dunagan to marry June 25

The Rev. and Mrs. Larry Sullivan and Mr. Waine Loper, all of Jackson, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Darlene Loper, to Mr. Collin Davis Dunagan. Mr. Dunagan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

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Schools

Clarke school board approves deal for technical career center

The Clarke County Board of Education formally approved May 19 an agreement with the Clarke County Commission to acquire the former National Guard Armory in Grove Hill. More...

Retiring school employees are recognized

Larry Bagley, Clarke County schools superintendent, recognized the following retiring employees during the May 19 school board meeting: from top left — Tammy Dannelly, Charlene Dixon, Brenda Walker and Donna Brown. More...

Grove Hill gives to local schools

As a result of the recent $600 million prepaid gas deal secured by Clarke-Mobile Gas/Black Belt Energy, the Town of Grove Hill received a $300,000 distribution as well as an additional $33,333 that was to be used at the mayor’s discretion. More...