April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

SCOTCH SAWMILL SILENT

Scotch Plywood adds shift

Scotch Lumber Company's Fulton sawmill operating is gearing down for closing by the end of the week even as a companion but separate Fulton operation, Scotch Plywood, adds a shift to increase production. More...

Clarke County Events

School board meets at WHMS Thursday The Clarke County Board of Education will hold its April meeting at Wilson Hall Middle School Thursday, April 16 at 4 p.m. More...

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Community

Storm damage

Bassetts Creek was still high mid-morning Monday after the big storm and heavy rainfall the night before. Downtown Fulton flooded from the heavy rain. More...

Mark Sheffield's wrecked truck

Mark Sheffield sustained serious injuries in a predawn accident on Highway 154 in Chilton April 8. More...

Fiber optic cable cut causes problems

A fiber optic cable was cut along Highway 43 at Antioch last Thursday that disabled 911 calls throughout Clarke County as well as long distance calls to and from Grove Hill and Internet service. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

THE CLARKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet Thursday (today), April 16 at 4 p.m. at Wilson Hall Middle School. PAINTINGS OF BARNS ARE NEEDED for exhibit in the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center. More...

Church News

Indian Ridge Church host lots of Easter visitors

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church program was a great success. There was a lot of Easter bunnies all decked out in their baskets. At the end of our Easter program the youth department presented Sis. More...

Church Announcements

Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Walker Springs will continue its annual Youth Revival beginning Thursday, (tonight) April 16 through Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m. nightly. More...

Church to start year-long 200th anniversary celebration

At the annual homecoming service at Bassett Creek Baptist Church in May of this year, this historic church will begin a year long celebration of their 200th anniversary. More...

Lifestyle

Native azaleas come out of the woods

Gardening With Dora

The native azalea very graciously has moved out from the deep woods into our yards. More...

Reynolds-Peebles to say vows Aug. 1

Ms. Sharon Reynolds of Grove Hill announces the engagement of her daughter, Anna Adelle Reynolds to John Robert Peebles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Peebles of Baytown, Texas. She is also the daughter of the late Frankie Reynolds. More...

Washington- Portis plan wedding of April 18

Raymond Dale Pugh of Grove Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hunt of Gainestown announce the engagement of their daughter, Lakeisha Washington, to Daimon Portis, son of Jamie L. Portis of Toddtown and the late Rosie M. Portis. More...

Slide takes out Old 5

Heavy rains flood Fulton

A slide area on Old Highway 5 north of Grove Hill was patched after heavy rains caused a slide in March. Sunday night's and Monday morning's rains washed it more, undermining the entire road. More...

FATAL WRECK

LaDarius LaKawn McClain, 23, of Jackson was killed in a one vehicle accident on County Road 29 11 miles south of Jackson around 11:05 Tuesday night, Alabama State Troopers report. More...

Railroad crossing sign moved in midst of trial

An already intense civil trial over who was at fault when a log truck and freight train collided at the Walker Springs crossing on Valentine's Day 2005 became even hotter last week when plaintiff attorneys learned that a traffic sign at the crossin More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pritchett

Arthur James "A. J." Pritchett, 90, died April 13, 2009. He was born Oct. 31, 1918 to the union of James M. Pritchett and Sarah Rebecca Williams in Surginer. More...

Jackson

Dortha Gamble Jackson of Jackson died April 9, 2009 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born March 24, 1944. She was a member of Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church in Jackson. She was a retired cafeteria worker at Jackson High School. More...

DuBose

Mary DuBose, 80, of Jackson died April 7, 2009 at a local hospital. She was born Oct. 30, 1928. She was a native of Washington County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. She was homemaker. More...

Sports

Bulldogs win area race

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs swept the Andalusia Bulldogs last Thursday and Friday to claim the 4A Area 3 baseball crown. Clarke County was able to sew up the title on Friday with a 14-7 win. More...

Lady Gators beat Monroe, Patrician

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators improved to 18-6 on the season as they beat the Lady Saints of Patrician 4-1 last Thursday in Butler. Courtney Dunagan earned the win as they held the PA bats at bay over seven innings of work. More...

Dixie Leagues opening day is Sat.

Once again the Grove Hill Dixie Youth baseball and softball leagues will have their annual Opening Day ceremonies this Saturday at S.P. Hudson Park. More...

Editorial

History again repeats itself

Gone South

There was the headline. Right there in USA Today (where else?). "Psychic business senses fortune." And just below that: "Uncertain economic times have more looking to different sources for guidance." Well, I'm not surprised. More...

The bell cow bows out

Inside the Statehouse

The bombshell announcement by Jim Folsom, Jr. that he will opt to run for reelection as Lt. Governor, rather than make the plunge into the Governor's race, reveals a pivotal piece of the 2010 election puzzle. More...

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Records

Arrests detailed

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 7-14 include: Earnest Lee Crawford, 32, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Kenneth Ray Roemen Jr., to Jennifer Connie Phillips; Robert Shane Hubbert, to Stacy Ann Smith; Mark Wayne Bush, to Carolyn Michelle Wallace; Phillip Barrett James, to Erica Michelle Anderson; Daimon Portis, to Lakeish More...

Schools

Federation distributes books to GHES

Grove Hill Elementary Students have access to a fun and informative book about agriculture thanks to sales of the Farming Feeds Alabama vehicle license plate and a project by the Alabama Farmers Federation, which honors state legislators. More...

Principal's Address

We are in the middle of yet another busy month. We have about five weeks of school left and lots of work to do. More...

Four year old kindergarten has openings for 2009-2010

We are excited to once again offer Four Year Old Kindergarten for our community. More...