April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Traveling country via covered wagon

Randy Boehner, of Arizona, has been on the road for quite some time, as he rides his covered wagon across country. Behind his mules Frank, Jesse, Dick and Jack, Boehner has no set destination, but is riding to spread the word of God. More...

Pat's appropriation

Ann Baugh of Clarke County High School accepts a check for $25,000 from State Rep. Marc Keahey, D-Grove Hill. Keahey presented the check on behalf of the late State Sen. More...

Clarke, other counties seek federal disaster assistance

Governor Bob Riley on Friday asked President Obama to declare a major disaster area for 20 counties in Alabama that received damage from wind, rain and flooding recently. More...

Congressman Bonner says nation must keep priorities straight in tough economy

U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner presented a legislative briefing, Thursday, April 9, at Jackson City Hall. The briefing was hosted by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Gulf Lumber Company. More...

Commissioners pick $20,000 chiller repair over $1 million new courthouse AC system

Rather than pay nearly $1 million for a fancy new air conditioning system for the old portion of the Clarke County Courthouse, the maintenance superintendent for the Clarke County school system told county commissioners Monday that spending $19,000 More...

County sales taxes holding steady

Despite the slowed economy, sales taxes are holding up well in Clarke County's three largest municipalities. Healthy and stable sales tax revenues indicate a health and stable economy. More...

It's Been A Long, Long Road

( And Wilbur Downey built a lot of it! )

A lot of the roads and bridges in Clarke and Choctaw counties and elsewhere in southwest Alabama are there because of the work of Wilbur G. Downey. 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...

McCoy family reunion a big hit

Chance & Scyrene

The McCoy Family Reunion was held this past weekend in Picayune, Miss. About 80 people gathered for the event. This reunion was planned quickly so the turnout was good for such short notice. More...

Lawmen determine murder weapon was stolen in burglary

In addition to murder charges in the shooting death of Willie Brown on April 3, Tyrell Rogers also faces a receiving stolen property charge. Sgt. More...

Jackson police busy

Jackson Police are investigating a string of local thefts that have occurred during the past few weeks. More...

Criminal jury docket contains a variety of 81 cases

From attempted murders to solicitation to murder, incest, drug case, cruelty to animals and DUI appeals, there is just about every kind of case on next week's dockets for the criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court. More...

Grove Hill plans spring litter cleanup effort April 25

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce along with Alabama PALS (People Against A Littered State) and the Clarke County Citizens Against Litter Committee will be conducting a spring clean up campaign during the month of April. More...

Grove Hill woman indicted for filing false income tax returns

Sharon Jemison of Grove Hill was arraigned in the United States District Court in Mobile on April 8 on a five (5) count indictment charging her with procuring and aiding in the filing of false federal income tax returns. More...

GHUMC holds Easter Egg hunt

Grove Hill Methodist Church held its annual Easter Egg hunt at the home of Cindy and Gil Gilmore this past Saturday. A big crowd of area children attended. There were refreshments for all of the particpants. Photo by Suzanne Cox More...