March 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Medicaid economy pinching hospitals

Changes in Alabama'a Medicare/Medicaid reimbursements along with the worsening economy are causing some state hospital administrators to worry. More...

Public parking spaces tagged for private businesses

"Customer Parking Only" signs have been erected in front of public parking spaces on Grove Hill's Courthouse Square to benefit two local businesses. The signs are in front of the Courthouse Deli and the Lyons, Pipe and Cook law office. More...

Special Sections

Community

GH library gives to HIPPY

The Grove Hill Town Council Monday made a $1,500 appropriation to the HIPPY program and agreed to give $2,000 annually to the Grove Hill Library to help with its utility expenses. More...

State arts council rep visits Grove Hill

The Grove Hill Arts Council recently arranged a meeting for the community to share its interest in the arts with Randy Shoults of the Alabama State Council on the Arts. More...

License commission office goes green Tuesday

They may not all look Irish but on St. Patrick's Day everybody is! License Commissioner Linda Goodman and the staff dressed for the day Tuesday with St. Paddy's tee-shirts, beads and hats. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County High School's FFA Green House Plant Sale will be held Thursday, (today), March 19 until all plants are sold. Weekday hours will be from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Grace Chapel of Coffeevillewill have a singing Saturday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Congregational type singing will be featured. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Church sign warns of jams

Motorists traveling the Allen- Walker Road through Helwestern can get a chuckle when they pass the Union Baptist Church. The sign out front proclaims, "Forbidden fruit creates many jams." The Union Baptist Church dates to 1902. More...

Lifestyle

Nutrition on a Budget

Trimming the grocery budget doesn't require cutting back on healthy foods. It just takes a little plan ning and nutrition know-how. Fresh produce is a key ingredient in eating well. More...

Memories & Recipes

Snacks helped the day baby born

My daughter, Cristi, lives in Virginia, just outside of D.C. She had a birthday March 15. My children's birthdays always make me think back to the actual birth day. More...

Gardening With Dora

Gardening myths to watch out for

Gardening has its share of myths and I, of course, have opinions about all of them. The belief that some people have a green thumb is widely held. More...

Grove Hill sewerage plant near capacity

More growth and development could push it over its limits

If things weren't already bad enough with the economy and other woes, now Grove Hillians have something else to worry about. More...

County's jobless rate doubles in year's time

And will likely be higher as other cuts and closures occur

Unemployment is up everywhere— locally, statewide and nationwide as the economy continues to flounder and layoffs continue. Southwest Alabama counties are all in the double digits as area wood products mills have closed in recent months. More...

Wild chase down 43 to Mobile

Lawmen chased an 18-wheeler driven by a Jackson man for about 50 miles down Highway 43 Sunday afternoon, from about Wagarville to his place of employment where he surrendered without incident. More...

Clarke County Events

GH Baptist hosts business luncheon The Grove Hill Baptist Church will hold its second annual business and professional luncheon Thursday, March 19. This is a special event to recognize the local business community. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hunt

Uvonne Narcarole Hunt, 22, of Gainestown died March 15, 2009 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Nov. 30, 1986. She was a native of Dallas, Texas. She was a member of Antioch AME Church. More...

Washington

Neal Edward Washington, 61, of Grove Hill died March 14, 2009 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born June 22, 1947. He was a member of Pine Chapel No. 1 Baptist Church of Grove Hill. He was a self-employed mechanic. More...

Cravey

William Cue Cravey, 92, of Jackson died March 15, 2009 at a local hospital. He was born May 13, 1916. He was a native of Winn. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. More...

Sports

CCHS' Love strikes out 16

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs swept both games of a split double-header Saturday at Gerald Stephens Sports Complex. In the first game CCHS beat Sweet Water 7-0 behind the strong pitching of sophomore Dre Love. More...

Lady Bulldogs split games in tourney

The Clarke County High School went 2-2 during their trip to Brewton in the T.R. Miller Invitational Tournament this past weekend. In the first game of the tourney CCHS beat J.U. Blacksher 6- 0 on Friday afternoon. More...

Lady Gators get region win

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators improved to 8-4 on the season as they beat Kingwood Christian 6-3 last Friday in Birmingham. Kiley Dunagan got the win as she allowed three hits, walked three and struck out 10. More...

Editorial

Editor's Notes

An 'e' and other aggravations

Clarke County, Alabama is named after Gen. John Clarke of Georgia. More...

Congress Reports

Feds' spending spree continues

The reality of today's tough economy has struck Americans throughout the country. From big cities to small towns, no area of the country has been immune to the downward spiral our economy has taken. More...

Political Cartoon

This week is "Sunshine Week," a time to promote open government, open meetings and open records. Sunshine laws protect the public. More...

Records

Clarke County Jail report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 10-17 include: Ashley Nicole Ezell, 24, possession of controlled substance, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Schools

Principal's Address:

The Third Nine Weeks grading period has just ended and we are rapidly approaching the end of another school year. With only nine weeks left, we are beginning to realize how much we have to do and the amount of time in which to do it. More...

4th Grade field trip connects with past

Dressed in 1800s attire each 4th grade class was greeted by an "interpreter" who portrayed a school teacher in the one room school house. Immediately, the children noticed a difference in their teacher and those of their ancestors. More...

School breakfast week was a success

Grove Hill Elementary School students celebrated National School Breakfast Week March 2-6, 2009. More...