June 25, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Strange But True

• It was Clay Ewing, president of a community bank in Indiana, who recently made the following sage observation: "Banking should not be exciting. If banking is exciting, there is something wrong with it. More...

Ted Dunagan recently awarded Georgia Author of Year award

Ted Dunagan recently won the Georgia Writers Association's Author of the Year award for Young Adult Fiction for A Yellow Watermelon. A Yellow Watermelon has been well received and is on a lot of schools' approved reading lists for young readers. More...

Fulton firefighters and all others deserve a thank you from all

If you ever want to see a real precision force in operation, just follow the Fulton Fire Department to a fire. Every member knows their job and performs it with the utmost speed and perfection. More...

Clarke Prep's Elmore enjoys Boys State

The 72nd Annual American Legion Alabama Boys State of Montgomery recognized Ethan Elmore. He learned about the different roles of law enforcement. He is the son of Glen and Roxanne Elmore. He attends Clarke Prep. More...

Clarke County Deeds and Marriage Applications

Marriage license applications Johnny L. White, to Marie Shamburger; Richard Rydell Sisney Jr., to Kathryn Sage Galligan; Keith Allan Hudson, to Lisa Ann Duke; Jarvis Kendall Hunt, to Victoria Lynn Garnes; Frank James Bell, to Edna Vance. More...

Final Wedding Plans

Jackson-Pugh Genesis Cyntay Jackson and Devin M. Pugh will exchange wedding vows Saturday, June 27 at 4 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Grove Hill. Miss Jackson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Jackson of Grove Hill. More...

Grove Hill firefighters at state meet

The Alabama Legislature, the Alabama Sports Festival and the Governor's Commission, along with the Town of Grove, saluted all Alabama Firefighters who have served for 10 years or more on June 19th at the Birmingham- Jefferson Convention Complex Are More...

Hot temperatures call for extreme caution

Temperatures have soared into the upper 90s this week with the heat index reaching 110 and more some days. More...

Why A Music Festival?

Scenes from last year's festival!

The Coffeeville Music Festival on July 4, 2009, will be fulfilling its mission of providing scholarships and community enrichment through music, which will encourage a sense of pride and cohesiveness in the community. More...

Fourth of July events scheduled around Alabama

Freedom on the River in Demopolis, Decatur's Spirit of America Festival, the Fireworks Extravaganza in Gulf Shores and the 4th of July Blast in Alexander City are some of the Independence Day celebrations across Alabama. More...

First United Security Bank announces recent promotions

First United Security Bank and United Security Bancshares, Inc. (USBI) Board of Directors made decisions regarding officer promotions at a recent meeting. More...

We'll just have to close down' courthouse if cooling tower goes out before Aug. 10 bid date

Bids were postponed until Aug. 10 for a new cooling tower for the Clarke County Courthouse's air conditioning system. The county has been having problems with the AC system and the tower was deemed to be the problem. More...

Photo

At left are photographs of District 3 Clarke County Commissioners. More...

Two plants named 'Angel's Trumpet'

There are two plants that we call "Angel's Trumpet", which reinforces the necessity for scientific names if we want to be accurate. More...

Moffatt-Wiggins wed in Meridian

Heather Marie Wiggins of Meridian, Miss. and James Stephen Moffatt II of Rosemark, TN were united in marriage Saturday, April 4, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Meridian with Rev. Dr. Raymon Leake officiating. Parents of the couple are Mr. More...

Study Club members hear interesting programs

The spring programs of the Community Study Club were both informative and entertaining. At one meeting Terry Norris and Gina Skipper gave an overview of the Grove Hill Arts Council programs. More...

Hospital Auxiliary fundraisers are successful

The Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary (GHMHA) members were pleased with the results of the fundraisers planned for the end of the club year. The Mother's Day Basket raised more than $700. More...

COOL SALADS FOR A HOT SUMMER DAY

Creamy Cucumber- Dill Salad 8 large (about 5 pounds) cucumbers 1 teaspoon salt 6 large radishes 1 container (8 ounces) plain low-fat yogurt 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1/2 cup fresh dill, loosely packed, More...

Birth Announcement

Mr. and Mrs. Brad Larrimore Jr. (nee Elizabeth Kinman) of Eufaula announce the birth of their son, Owen Bradford, June 8, 2009 at 8:40 p.m., Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ga. He weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz. and was 20 inches in length. More...

Gloria's Pour House Cafe to close Friday

A restaurant that has been a fixture on Grove Hill's main thoroughfare will close Friday, its owner said Tuesday. Gloria Newton said she will close Gloria's Pour House Café sometime Friday. More...

Commissioner Elma Averett finishes course

The Center for Governmental Services at Auburn University announced that Clarke County Commissioner, Elma Averett, has met all the requirements to be designated a graduate of the Alabama Local Government Training Institute at Auburn University. More...

Getting a grip

Kyle Dumas of Grove Hill appeared to have a good grip in the steer wrestling competition at the Pine City Rodeo this past weekend. A good crowd turned out for the traditional rodeo events. The rodeo is a fundraiser for Jackson Academy. More...

Anti-litter awareness awards presented

Robbie Cross, left photo, a student at Gillmore Elementary School, Jackson, was the first place winner of the anti-litter poster contest sponsored by the Clarke County Citizens Against Litter Committee. More...

ASCC scholarship recipients are announced

Dr. John A. Johnson, President of Alabama Southern Community College, recently announced the recipients of scholarships for 2009. More...