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AC Fabricated gets work

The idled AC Fabricated Products plant on Highway 43 between Grove Hill and Jackson should soon have a parking lot filled with cars and over 100 people back at work. More...

Press-Register abandons C'ville

The Mobile Press-Register has pulled its home delivery and newsstands in Coffeeville and citizens there are hot. More...

Candidates qualify through July 15

Municipal candidates for mayoral and council positions can qualify for office through Tuesday, July 15 at 5 p.m. Area candidates qualify at their respective city halls or town halls in Grove Hill, Jackson, Thomasville, Coffeeville and Fulton. More...

Region's jobless rate almost doubles May '07 to May '08

The average unemployment rate for Clarke County and the five counties that surround it is just over 8 percent for May. That has almost doubled the 4.88 percent average rating of a year ago. More...

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Community

Jackknife blocks 84

An 18-wheeler jackknifed the afternoon of June 26 on Highway 84 East in the Gosport community. The driver, an employee of Hamrac Trucking of Monroeville, said the accident occurred because a vehicle two cars in front of him suddenly stopped to turn. More...

Surveillance key to halting spread of rabies disease in Clarke County

Frank Boyd of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services led a meeting June 25 to inform area officials of concerns over rabies spread by raccoons. More...

New state commission formed to study litter law enforcement

State representative Marc Keahey spoke June 26 to the monthly meeting of the Clarke County Citizens Against Littering. More...

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Free reading program in July Join "Catch the Reading Bug" this summer at the Grove Hill Public Library and discover the amazing world of insects. The 2008 Summer Reading Program is open to children, Kindergarten - 6th Grade. More...

Church News

Announcements

Mexia AOH pastor anniversary continues Mexia A.O.H. Church of God will celebrate its pastor, Elder Darious Chapman's fifth year anniversary Thursday, July 3 and Friday, July 4, ending Sunday, July 6. The speakers will be Eld. More...

"RED-HOT PROPOSAL"

Read Revelation 3:15-16 To prove his love, Todd Grannis set himself on fire before he dropped to his knees and asked Melissa to marry him. Melissa said, "Yes," but she was angry about the danger. More...

Bible Trivia Questions and Answers

1. Is the book of Deuteronomy in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In which book's 10:30 does it say God keeps numbered the very hairs of your head? Genesis, Exodus, Matthew, Mark. 3. More...

Lifestyle

Knight family welcomes birth of daughter

Mr. and Mrs. Rex Knight (nee Wendy Brown) of Grove Hill announce the arrival of a daughter, Lauren Emma Knight. She was born June 16, 2008, at 8:37 p.m. at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She weighed seven lbs., eight ozs. and measured 20 inches. More...

Make a care package for those who serve

Memories & Recipes

Since the birthday of our independence is coming this week, I want to share this comparison of our lives with the life of a lonely, exhausted, hungry, dirty and yes, dedicated soldier. More...

Students attend National Leadership Forum

Students from Clarke Prep, Clarke County High School, Monroe County High School, Monroe Academy and New Life Christian School attended Harding University's 52nd annual National Leadership Forum in Searcy, Ark., June 8 - 13. More...

High gas 'killing us'

The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Alabama was $3.939, according to AAA as of June 30. The national average was $4.086 a gallon. More...

Hudson seeks a second term as GH mayor

Lamar Hudson is seeking his second term as mayor of Grove Hill in the Aug. 26 municipal election. Early in his administration, community meetings were held where goals were set in regard to projects for the town. More...

Hicks running for second term on GH Council

Levon Hicks has announced his intention to run for reelection to the Grove Hill Town Council. "It has been a pleasure to be a part of the Grove Hill Town Council for the past four years," he said. More...

Man found dead on road in Winn may have been hit by vehicle

Michael Anthony Bumpers, 42, of Jackson, was discovered fatally injured June 26 in what is suspected to have been a vehicle accident three miles North of the Bethlehem Road on County Road 3 in the Winn community, according to the Alabama Department More...

Grove Hill hospital has $10 million budget

The Board of Directors of the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital approved June 26 the fiscal year 2009 budget. Total projected income will be $10,739,623.00, and total projected revenue will be $10,536,549.00. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bumpers

Michael Anthony Bumpers, 42, of the Winn community of Jackson died June 26, 2008 due to injuries from an accident. He was born Jan. 16, 1966. He was a graduate of Coffeeville High School. He was employed with Donnie Anderson Logging. More...

Stafford

Nora "Toby" Stafford, 85, of Jackson died June 27, 2008 at her residence. She was born Dec. 16, 1922. She was a native of Butler. She was a lab technician for Solutia, Inc. More...

Etheredge

Elizabeth Anne Cassady Etheredge, 78, of Leroy died June 25, 2008 at a family home. She was a retired seamstress from Vanity Fair of Jackson. More...

Sports

9 & 10-year-old all-stars still battling in sub-district tourney

The Grove Hill 9 & 10-year-old all-stars eliminated Sweet Water from the sub-district tournament Monday night by an 8-5 score. More...

Grove Hill all-stars beat Thomasville 8-1

The Grove Hill 11 & 12-yearold all-stars battled Wilcox Tuesday night in an elimination game in sub-district tournament in Sweet Water. The winner takes on the winner of the Sweet Water (3-0) and Thomasville (1-1) game Wednesday night. More...

All-stars present trophy

Some of the Grove Hill Dixie Youth 7 & 8 Year Old Coach Pitch Team members and their coach, Chris Newton present Lee Dunn with the District 8 Softball Tournament Championship Trophy and thank Dunn's for the great sponsorship of GHDYB. More...

Editorial

How do we fund an animal shelter?

Our Opinions

A group has been working for several months now on the idea of a countywide animal shelter. More...

Fishing and hunting fines hike excessive

Other Opinions

We are all painfully aware of the negative impact rising gasoline prices are having on the national economy. More...

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Records

Arrests booked into Clarke County Jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail this week include: Randy Murphy, 31, theft of property, third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Thomasville police detail arrests

Thomasville Police Department reported two felony arrests and 15 misdemeanor arrests for the week of June 23-29. Those arrested include: William Chadwick Garrett, unlawful possession of a controlled substance (Lortab), arrested June 27. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Carlos Montez Rankin, to Tamekia Natalia Coleman; Christopher D. Harris, to Tasharro Shekenna Coleman; Joseph Michael Gates, to Candice Obedient Tuberville; Thomas C. Pope Jr., to Kimberly N. Cassebaum. More...