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Gates - Free Access

Nedra Gates, 82, of Thomasville died Nov. 11, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was a housewife and had worked at H.A. Satin in Grove Hill and Bill’s Dollar Store from which she retired. More...

Dungan - Free Access

Troy Simpson Dungan, 81, of Coffeeville died Nov. 12, 2010 at a Mobile health care facility. He was born Aug. 17, 1929. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. More...

Law - Free Access

Josie Lucille Peavy Law, 102, of Salitpa died Nov. 6, 2010 at the Jackson Health Care Facility. More...

Crayton - Free Access

Sarah Elizabeth Crayton, 61, died Nov. 1, 2010 at the Jackson Health Care Facility. More...

Commissioners take oaths for new terms

Business was routine and uneventful for the first meeting of the Clarke County Commission Wednesday, Nov. 10 after the Nov. 2 general election. More...

Property tax bills in mail

Clarke County property tax notices went out this week. Taxes were due Oct. 1 and are delinquent after Dec. 31. This year, Revenue Commissioner Terry L. More...

Special Sections

Community

FSA county committee election underway

Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Daniel Robinson announced recently that the 2010 FSA county committee elections are underway. Eligible ballots were mailed to eligible voters beginning Nov. 5, 2010. More...

Clarke-Washington Fair Queen chosen

Above, Haley Robinson (Center), a senior at Jackson High School, was chosen 2010 Fair Queen, Wednesday, Nov. More...

Grove Hill Lions Club offers eye tests

The Grove Hill Lions Club offered free eye tests at the Fall Festival in Jackson Saturday. A lot of people lined up for the test. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Coffeeville area will be on Saturday, Nov. 13. Senior citizens, sick and shut-ins within the area will be treated to a delicious mid-day meal. These lunches are planned and supervised by Mrs. Alice Taylor. More...

Church News

Clarke Baptist Association working on Christmas drive

Clarke Baptist Association located at 16183 Hwy. 43, Grove Hill will once again host the local site for organizations and churches to drop off their Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts the week of November 15-21. More...

Sis. Ruby Mitchell’s birthday celebrated by Indian Ridge church

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its regular order of service Oct. 17 with our pastor preaching a powerful sermon entitled "Do What My Son Says Do," John 2-1:10. More...

Church Announcements

Church of Christ on Highway 84 in Coffeeville will end its gospel meeting Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

Lots turn out for fair and festival

Three young girls held on tight (above) as they were spun about in the “Scrambler” ride at the Clarke- Washington Counties Fair Saturday. The week-long fair concluded Saturday. More...

Help available for Medicare, prescriptions and legal issues

People who are eligible for Medicare can receive free help in choosing among Medicare medical and prescription drug plans for 2011 at enrollment events on Monday, Nov. 29, in Thomasville, and on Wednesday, Dec. 8, in Grove Hill. More...

PROSPER promotes families

Is there a scientificallyproven way to make families stronger and keep young people from taking dangerous risks? More...

Schools

Jackson council awards $240,000 to local schools

During the Tuesday, Nov. 9 meeting of the Jackson City Council checks totaling $240,000 were presented to the public schools located within the city limits. The city allocates funds annually to present to the schools. This year, Joe M. More...

Mrs. Sullivan named Teacher of the Year

Grove Hill Elementary School

Each year Grove Hill Elemenary School chooses a Teacher of the Year. Andrea Carpenter, the current Teacher of the Year, announced Taraethia Rocker Sullivan as the GHES Teacher of the Year during our Academic Assembly on Oct. 29. More...

Academic recognitions at assembly

Academic Recognition Assembly took place on Oct. 29 at Grove Hill Elementary School. More...

Roberts - Free Access

Aron Johnson Roberts, 73, died Nov. 12, 2010 at the veterans home in Bay Minette. He was born April 27, 1937. He was a native of Cunningham. More...

Osborne - Free Access

Doris Dean Osborne, 78, of Grove Hill died Nov. 13, 2010 at a Mobile hospital. She was born April 15, 1932. She was a member of the Grove Hill Baptist Church. She was a member of the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. More...

Drinkard - Free Access

Clyce Kilby Drinkard, 88, of Thomasville died Nov. 9 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Nov. 2, 1922 in Clarke County. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He was a World War II United States Army veteran. More...

Hoffman - Free Access

James Otis Hoffman, 84, of Chatom died Nov. 11, 2010 at a Mobile hospital. More...

Presnall - Free Access

Patricia "Pat" Lawlis Presnall, 71, of Grove Hill died Nov. 9, 2010 at her residence. She was born Nov. 2, 1939. She was a native and resident of the Hebron community. She was a member of Union United Methodist. More...

Sheffield ends up with 666 write-in votes

Lots of write-ins in different races Nov. 2

M. E. Sheffield ended up with 666 write-in votes for the District 1 seat on the Clarke County Commission. The totals from the Nov. More...

ALDOT footing bill for preliminary work for new airport

The Southwest Alabama Airport Authority heard Tuesday that the state will pay nearly $140,000 to do the initial environmental study and other work associated with a new regional airport proposed between Grove Hill and Thomasville. More...

Citizen of the Year

Phyllis Bradford Barnes, center, was honored Nov. 4 as Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Law - Free Access

Anna Mae Roper Lanier Law, 90, died Nov. 4, 2010 at Jackson Health Care Center in Jackson. More...

Coates - Free Access

Willie Earl Coates, 51, of Jackson, died Nov. 2, 2010. More...

Harmon - Free Access

Joseph James Harmon, 63, of Salitpa died Nov. 8, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. He was a native of Washington County. He was a member of the Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Salitpa. More...

Sports

Carpenter hammers Cougars

The Jackson Academy varsity football team knew if they made the playoffs anything was possible. They proved that last Friday night when they traveled to Luverne to take on undefeated Crenshaw Academy in the opening round of the AISA 1A playoffs. More...

Hare-bow scores twice for JHS

The Jackson Aggies made quick work of the Yellow Jackets of Ashford, 42-22, in a game not nearly as close as the score indicated. More...

Demons shock Brantley 23-20

The McIntosh Demons went on the road to one of the toughest stadiums in the state this past Friday night and came away with a 23-20 win over the Brantley Bulldogs in the first round of the Class 1A state playoffs. More...

Editorial

Correction

Two contractors are being investigated for questionable work that they did at an elderly Clarke County woman’s home but they have not been charged with any criminal wrongdoing. More...

Editor’s Notes

Political parties are often vehicles of opportunity

Ol’ Judge Jack R. Wilson must be laughing somewhere. Stop by his grave in the older section of the Grove Hill Cemetery and you may hear a chuckle. More...

Gone South

So far so good on the Plains

It promised to be a good weekend. Bright and sunny and cool - autumn in the Deep South. The season to get out and do something. And I was going to. Let me explain. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 2-9 include: Jerry Anthony Wood, 38, driving under the influence, (alcohol), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Stephen C. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Wendell Curtis Cheeseboro, to Cherlanda Latoria Hope; Michael I. Jones, to Kathy A. Patrick. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Health ratings are told

Clarke County Weekly Food/Lodging Establishment Ratings. Bertile's, Grove Hill, 90. Casa Grande, Jackson, 95. Coffeeville Dairy Bar, 89. Coffeeville Nutrition Center, 91. College Avenue Shell, Jackson, 83. Deaver's Motel, Grove Hill, 92. More...