January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

HIPPY Director Sellers to receive award for work to help children

Jane Andrews Sellers has lived her entire adult life in service to children in one capacity or another.  She is the recipient of the 2017 Eddie Slayton Memorial Award, issued by the Regional Child Advocacy Center. More...

Special Sections

Community

Georgia woman charged with marijuana trafficking in T’ville

A Georgia woman is being held on drug trafficking charges following an early Saturday morning arrest by the Thomasville Police Department.  More...

‘Bone’s' and ‘Wing-It’ eating establishments close in Grove Hill

Grove Hill has lost two eating establishments. Bone’s closed at the end of the business day on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The business had opened in Grove Hill in the spring of 2014. More...

Coastal Alabama

Consolidation of three community colleges com-

Bay Minette – After 13 months of preparation, the consolidation efforts to combine Alabama Southern Community College, Faulkner State Community College and Jefferson Davis Community College have now come to fruition.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Historical Society will meet Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. The speaker will be Dr. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join.   More...

Esham-Monahan to marry Saturday in Kentucky church

Emily Faith Esham and Dr. Christopher John Monahan will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Ky.  Miss Esham is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. More...

Editorial

President Trump upends precedents of history

The United States of America embarks on a bold experiment starting Friday. More...

A good man and true public servant

Inside the Statehouse

The passing of Governor Albert Brewer on January 2nd at 88 years old, marks the passing of an era in Alabama politics. Albert P. Brewer was a good man and a true public servant. More...

Pickles, Go-Cups, Moon Pies, etc.

Gone South

On New Year’s Eve I went to bed shortly after 9 p.m. Just like I always do, unless the game I am watching is a close one. Then I might stay up. It wasn’t. So I didn’t. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 10-16 include:  Tommy Earl Roper Jr., 29, motion to revoke, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Jackson Police Calls

Jackson police officers answered the following calls the past week:   An accident with no injuries was reported Jan. 9 at North College Avenue and Industrial Road.  A request to assist a motorist was reported Jan. More...

County Records

Property deeds listed  Dated Jan. 5-11  Theodore Law, to Theodore Law.  Anthony W. Knox, to Jimmy Earl Jones.  Ladonna James, to Darrell Linder.  Winston D. Horton, to John Wesley Arnold.  Selina A. Smith, to Selina A. More...

Grand jury issues 117 indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury last week issued 117 indictments out of 153 cases presented. The criminal indictments included 98 felonies and 20 misdemeanors. More...

Dog fight broken up with 23 arrested in Washington County

A dog fighting ring busted on the Alabama- Mississippi state line resulted in 23 arrests Saturday and will likely result in several more according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. The raid, which took place on U.S. More...

New book on Alabama courthouses includes Grove Hill’s early structures

Courthouses are not only practical and functional centers of government but also symbols of civilization and stability. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

White - Free Access

Mary Alice White, 76, of Grove Hill passed away Jan. 17, 2017 at the University Alabama Birmingham (UAB) in Birmingham. More...

Harrell - Free Access

Cecile Florine Payne Harrell, 98, of Grove Hill died Jan. 16, 2017 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born Nov. 10, 1918 in Jackson to Dennis Franklin and Cora Lynn Payne. More...

Roberts

Johnny Floyd Roberts, 68, of Grove Hill died Jan. 12, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary.  He was born April 21, 1948 in Fulton to Floyd Lee and Gladie Roberts. He was a member of the Bassett Creek Baptist Church. He was a Vietnam War Veteran.  More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs pound Jackson Lady Aggies

The Clarke County High Lady Bulldogs cruised past Jackson’s Lady Aggies 58-31 last Saturday night in Grove Hill.  Ashley Daffin led all scorers with 25 points. Tonae Gates had 14 points and 14 rebounds. More...

Gators beat Wilcox

The Clarke Prep School Gators fell 65-50 to the Patrician Saints in Butler on Jan. 11.  Trey Wade led the team with 12 points. William Averitt added 11 points. More...

CCHS slips past JHS, area games loom ahead

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs held off a feisty Jackson team 53-50 last Saturday night in Grove Hill.  Clifton Darrington led the team with 19 points. Jeffery Roberts added 11 points. More...

Lifestyle

Now here's a tip!

* "For troublesome-to-open jars -- pickles and such -- use a pair of standard dishwashing gloves. It's a great gripper, especially if your hands are the least bit moist." -- D.L. More...

Strange BUT TRUE

From 1 pound to 2,000

* It was American philosopher George Santayana who made the following sage observation: “Language is like money, without which specific relative values may well exist and be felt, but cannot be reduced to a common denominator.”   More...

Collecting

Husband wrong about Hopalong Cassidy camera

Q: At a recent garage sale, I paid $50 for a Hopalong Cassidy box camera. My husband thinks I overpaid. What do you think? — Dorothy, North Canton, Ohio  More...

Schools

Chancellor’s List at Troy University

Troy University announces students who have been named to the Chancellor’s List for the Fall Semester and Term 2 of the 2016-2017 academic year.  Local residents who made the list include: Brett Skelton and Megan Brunson, both of Thomasvil More...

GHES Honor Roll students

Second Nine-weeks A Honor Roll - 1st Grade Banks, D’untrae Bolden, Braelen Crosby, Jeremy Hinson, Lakyn Jackson, Sarah Lockart, Nattilie Lucy, Steven McMillian, Aaliyah Peters, Baileigh Pug More...