May 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Wear a poppy for the vets

Christa Rice, Girls State delegate from Clarke Preparatory School and Faith Vick, Girls State delegate from Clarke County High School, pin poppies on Dorell Owens, a U.S. More...

Taking a bite

The moon edges across the sun in this photo of Sunday’s eclipse that was partially visible in southwest Alabama. Photographer Johnny Autrey shot this photo. More...

Memorial Day

Old Glory flies over the renovated Main Street project along with the Alabama and Grove Hill flags. Monday is Memorial Day and government offices, banks and many businesses will be closed. More...

Wrecks keep lawmen busy

Local lawmen had a busy Tuesday afternoon. First, a pickup ran off of Highway 84 near County Route 21 between Grove Hill and Coffeeville. More...

USDA to survey land use in state

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will spend the first two weeks of June surveying approximately 2000 farmers across Alabama to get a clear indication of the production and supply of major commodities for 2012. More...

Russell graduates Concordia College

Marilyn S. Russell was awarded an Associate of Arts Degree with emphasis in Early Childhood Development at Concordia College Alabama on Saturday, May 12. More...

Playground equipment for Silver Creek Park approved

The Clarke County Commission approved a low bid for playground equipment for the U.S. Corps of Engineers’ Silver Creek Park Tuesday. Giffen Recreation of Pelham was the low bidder at $21,769.10. More...

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Community

Dr. Dewey Chalk retiring after 34 years in practice

The Chalk Clinic of Chiropractic has been a fixture on Grove Hill’s Clarke Street for 34 years but this week Dr. Dewey Chalk is busy cleaning out the office. He has turned 65 and is retiring. Of course, he says he won’t fully retire. More...

U.S. veterans share stories with students

Clarke Prep students of Rodger Robison’s conducted interviews with family members and friends

Gary McKinley Interview by: Trey McKinley My name is Gary McKinley. At the age of eighteen, I was drafted into the United States Army where I served for two years. This was during the time of the Vietnam War, and I was an infantry soldier. More...

Clarke County’s HIPPY celebrates 5th anniversary

On May 10, 2012, over 300 HIPPY parents, children, relatives, friends, returning families and supporters gathered at Grove Hill Elementary School for graduation and a celebration of HIPPY’s first five years. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Coffeeville Arts presents Murder on the Tombigbee (an interactive murder mystery) Saturday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall (aka the Nutrition Center). Tickets are $10. Refreshments will be served. More...

Church News

Living Your Destiny

Stand up and hold your head up

I had grown tired of losing, being made to believe that I would break out of the cycle of not measuring up. I was no longer going to buy in to the enemies lies about my life. More...

Lifestyle

Card of Thanks

Many special thanks to all of you. I can never express how kind, considerate and thoughtful you are. Perhaps you called, visited, sent a card, gave money, sent flowers, food or just stopped by and spoke the kindest words. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 15-22 include: John O. Westbrook, 44, two counts non child support, court cost, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Art? Someone for everyone in Grove Hill

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center has scheduled more Arts Classes: Acrylic Painting Class by Beverly Valladares, Saturday, May 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m., with $50 a person fee, no supplies provided, supply list at Art Center. More...

Records

Marriage license applications Jason Clark Hawk, to Joanne Dailey; Vincent Wright, to Bearil S. King; Quention McCampbell, to Ashley Milton; Jimmy Chancey, to Sandra M. More...

DEBT FREE!

Grove Hill pays off long-term debt

Debt free. A lot of individuals, businesses and governments would like to be debt free. Grove Hill is, or will be. The town council voted Monday night to pay off all of its long-term debt obligations, $191,526.14. More...

Clarke Deputy Tarleton added to D.C. memorial

Clarke County Sheriff’s Department deputies Bennie L. Tarleton and Douglas “Red” Morgan had to fight and subdue a subject and carry him to jail on Sept. 17, 1967. More...

Students losing days off to accommodate new school calendar

Clarke County public school students and teachers alike will find themselves with about five fewer off days because of a new law passed by the Alabama Legislature mandating beginning and ending dates for the school year. More...

Stifflemire announces for mayor

Terry Stifflemire has announced that he will be a candidate for mayor in the August municipal election. Stifflemire is a former member of the town council and was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor in 2008. More...

Keahey stalls Senate on redistricting plan

Despite reading full bill for 2 days, Senate OKs plan

State Sen. Marc Keahey threw a monkey wrench into what the Republican legislative leadership had planned to be an easy and routine adoption of its redistricting plan in a special session this week. More...

Lula Mae Williams Scholarship Gala to be at T’ville Civic Center

Walk the Red Carpet at the Lula Mae Williams Scholarship Gala on Saturday, May 26 at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Jobless rate better but 1,061 Clarke citizens still looking for work

Alabama’s joblessness rate continues to drop but while the rate has improved statewide, southwest Alabama’s rates remain high, in the double digits. Alabama’s rate decreased from 7.4% in March to 7.2% in April. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Morrison

Frank Morrison Sr., 96, of Eufaula died May 21, 2012 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. More...

Harris

Kenneth Glenn Harris, 75, of Montevallo died May 23, 2012 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. He was born Jan. 28, 1927 in Arlington. He was a former crane operator. He was a member of the County Line Baptist Church. More...

Baswell

Betty Ann Huggins Baswell, 53, of Thomasville died May 24, 2012 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born July 9, 1958 in Fulton. She was a member of Elam Baptist Church. More...

Sports

JHS hammers Vigor, THS falls

The Jackson Aggies concluded spring practice with a 28-12 victory over Vigor Thursday night at Legion Field in Jackson in the spring jamboree. More...

Three homers in one game

Dillon Smith hammered out three home runs in one game last week for the Reds in the Grove Hill Dixie Youth Leagues. More...

Football camp in Leroy June 8-9

Former Leroy Bear player and coach as well as NFL star Emanuel King, along with former NFL player Etric Pruitt will be putting on a football camp at Leroy High School on June 8-9. The camp will run from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. More...

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Inside the Statehouse

‘Is it bribery or just politics?’

The two prominent political trials in Alabama in the past few years have boiled down to one paramount issue, “Is it bribery or is it politics?” In the most recent bingo gambling trial the pivotal issue revolved around whether a campaign c More...

Gone South

Little-known turning point in history

Now, most of you probably believe the rose-tinted reflections the nostalgia industry has generated about college life in the 1950s. More...

Schools

CCHS Graduates

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CPS Graduates

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ASCC scholarships total over $2.1 million

Dr. Reginald Sykes, President of Alabama Southern Community College, recently announced the recipients of scholarships for 2012. More...