April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Pugh Reunion here May 4-5

Elijah Pugh was a soldier of the Revolutionary War and one of the earliest settlers of Clarke County, locating just west of present-day Grove Hill in 1812. More...

Goodwyn, Mills, Cawood firm hired to look into local hospital expansion

Many in the area know the Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood firm for their work on roads, sewerage and water projects but the company also does a lot more, including architectural work. More...

Working to help children

Promoting National Child Abuse Prevention Month are Regional Child Advocacy Center and Multidisciplinary Team members, board members and local officials. More...

Special Sections

Community

National Library Week activities are planned at Grove Hill Library

The Grove Hill Public Library will be celebrating National Library Week during the week of Sunday, April 8- Saturday, April 14. Activities planned include a Children’s Story Time for first and second graders. More...

Higginbotham-Fields to say vows June 23 in Jackson church

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Higginbotham of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Katie Michelle, to Daniel Harrison Fields. Parents of the groom-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Fields of Millport. More...

Robertson-Hill to marry May 19 in Tuscaloosa

Kevin and Carolyn Robertson of Fulton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Nicole Robertson, to Brandon Reed Hill, son of Eddie and Debbie Hill of Dixons Mills. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

First United Security Bank’s Main Street Branch will have a fundraiser for Grove Hill Relay For Life. The drawing for the Easter basket giveaway will be held Thursday, April 5. More...

Church News

Church Events

Holy Week Services will continue at St. James AME Church of Choctaw Bluff Thursday, April 5 and end Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Elder Robert Smith, pastor of the Church of Living God of Coffeeville. More...

Pushing through

There are going to be days when everything you have planned for your life seems to be falling apart. When everyone around you seems like are going against you. What do we do on those days? More...

Seeds from the Sower

Wearing our Easter garments

Constantine the Great is credited with being the originator of the Easter Parade. It began on the first Easter Sunday following his conversion. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Franklin William McIntyre, to Felicia Danielle Rotton; Albert Bruce Spillers Jr., to Faye Murphy Dreading; John Christopher Armstrong, to April Letitia Harris; Abiodun Ayodeji Ajayi, to Taiye Oluwaseun Adekunle; D Vincen More...

CLARKE COUNTY ARRESTS

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 27-April 3 include: Ira Lashun Todd III, 38, domestic violence third degree, $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Schools

Promise Alliance promotes high school graduation

Clarke County has been named a “Grad Nation Community” by America’s Promise Alliance (America’s Promise), the nation’s largest partnership network working to improve the lives of young people. More...

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Copper thieves disable cell phone towers in Clarke, other counties

If your cell phone doesn’t work it might not be the fault of your cell phone company. They might be the victims of copper thieves. In Clarke County, towers have been hit at Fulton, near Grove Hill and Jackson. More...

Son pleas to manslaughter in dad’s death; gets 15 years

Dexter Quatez Jackson pleaded guilty recently to a reduced charge of manslaughter in the shooting death of his father in 2008 and was sentenced to 15 years. The plea came during a recent settlement term of Clarke County Circuit Court. More...

Easter Services

The Grove Hill Community Easter Sunrise Service will be at 6 a.m. in the Grove Hill Cemetery. Breakfast will follow in the Grove Hill Baptist Church’s fellowship hall. More...

Wagarville couple indicted for sexual abuse of 3 children

A Washington County grand jury Friday indicted a Wagarville couple on a total of 37 counts that included sexual child abuse charges, obscene materials and drug charges. More...

New black and white color scheme for T’ville’s patrol cars

You may have noticed a different look for some of the police cars around town lately. That’s one sign of a new look for the Thomasville Police Department. Along with a new chief, the department will soon be sporting a new look. More...

Counterfeit bills passed at Jackson businesses

According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, two counterfeit bills were passed at a local business March 30 and those believed responsible were captured on video surveillance. More...

Regional Child Advocacy Center recognizes April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, set aside to call attention to child abuse and efforts to fight the crimes. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Milstead

Will Gillis Milstead, 85, of Jackson died April 5, 2012 at his residence. More...

Etheridge

Hazel Nell Haskew Etheridge, 72, of Grove Hill died April 7, 2012. She was born April 20, 1939. She was a member of the Grove Hill Baptist Church and Southern Magnolia Study Club. More...

Finch

Mr. Oneal Clifford Finch, age, 81, a native and resident of the Manila Community of Jackson was born April 7, 1930 to the parentage of the late Clephus Finch and Elizabeth Finch. More...

Business

Scotch-Gulf Lumber investing $6 million in improvements at Jackson sawmill

Scotch-Gulf Lumber has announced that a $6,000,000 modernization project is underway at its Jackson mill. The state of the art equipment being installed will improve production efficiency and output. More...

Sports

Gators on a roll!

The Clarke Prep School Gators edged Wilcox Academy 4-3 Monday afternoon in Camden. Jacob Allen went 1-for-3. Daniel Coleman was 1- for-3. Drew Larrimore went 2-for-3. Caleb Tucker was 1-for-3 with two RBI. Ty Ackerman went 1-for-3 with an RBI. More...

Sports Scene

It just makes me sick!

Everything goes viral these days. If it happens, then someone is recording it and then it hits Youtube and then we talk about it like its one of the best or worst things ever. Throw in Twitter and Facebook and its twice as bad or good. More...

CCHS sweeps Excel in area tilt

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs evened their area record 2-2 as they swept Excel last Thursday and Friday in the 3A series. On Friday the Bulldogs won game two 14-2 in Excel. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Get the trucks through

We have tried for six years to be supportive of renovating Main Street in downtown Grove Hill. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Roy Moore’s stunning comeback

In the days leading up to our March 13th Republican Primary it began to appear more and more like we were going to have a spectacular horse race in our presidential preference vote. More...