July 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

GROVE HILL TOWN COUNCIL RACES

Ambrose seeks District 4 seat

Eugene Lewis Ambrose has announced that he is a candidate for the District 4 seat on the Grove Hill Town Council. Ambrose has been married to Vanesta Beard Ambrose for 35 years and they are the parents of four children. More...

GROVE HILL TOWN COUNCIL RACES

Reid wants to serve District 5

John E. Reid, RPh. has qualified for election on the Grove Hill Town Council in the new District Five seat being vacated by Levon Hicks. More...

Unopposed Jackson City Council members certified to serve

During the July 24 meeting of the Jackson City Council, Paul South, Eldridge Jackson Jr. and Jimmy Atchison were declared duly elected to their respective council seats after they were unopposed for the upcoming Aug. 28 municipal election. More...

Choctaw native one of two killed in Marengo accident

A two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon near Linden claimed the lives of two men. Travis Edgar Lolley, 73, of Faunsdale and David Dwight Ditto Jr., 32, of Semmes in Mobile County died in the accident. The wreck happened about 5 p.m. More...

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Community

Answers from the July 19 issue

Where will Ashton Shepherd play? Gilbertown Sportsplex. What can make everything better? God’s Love. What was the main mode of transportation in tiny Kilgoris, Africa? Motorycles. When does the old Farmer’s Almanac say Dog Days are? More...

New school buses

The Clarke County Board of Education had nine new buses delivered last week for their transportation fleet. The new buses will be part of the group that travels over 744,000 miles each school year. More...

U.S. flag thief identified

When I first heard the news item, I was outraged: Over the course of three days, 75 American flags were stolen from a veterans cemetery. Upon further investigation, I was chuckling ... almost. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Art Classes at Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center Sketching by Beverly Valladores on Saturday, July 28th from 9-11 a.m. with a fee of $30 a person, four student minimum with 12 student maximum. More...

Church News

Church Notices

King’s Glory to Thee Center will continue its summer food service program through Thursday, July 26 at Zion Branch Baptist Church. Breakfast from 9 until 9:30 a.m. and lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. for children ages 4-18 years of age. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

GH hospital’s plan best answer for area’s healthcare

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital is a busy place. Tuesday, the parking lot was filled with cars of people either having tests done, in the hospital, or visiting people in the hospital. There was not a single parking space available. More...

Time to talk about gun control

It is time that this nation has a serious debate on gun control. We aren’t talking about totally outlawing guns but we are talking about some kind of reasonable restrictions on certain kinds of guns and ammunition at least. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 17-24 include: Ladreg Marquette Campbell, 27, two counts court cost, failure to appear, nonchild support, $1,790 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Travis Wayne Kelley, to Morgan Mary Hannah Paul; Ronnie James Andrews, to Jenny Dianne Roberts; Hank Marlin Baswell, to Brandi Kaye Hamlett. More...

Hospital expansion plans told

State approval sought for $14 million - $17 million project

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital is proceeding with plans for a major renovation and expansion of its facilities. More...

Child sex charges filed against four men

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit has been working on several crimes involving sexual abuse against children over the last couple of weeks. More...

GROVE HILL TOWN COUNCIL RACES

Blaylock runs in District 5

Robyn Blaylock is a candidate for the District 5 seat on the Grove Hill Town Council. More...

Simmering tag tax issue prompts comments by commissioners

One of the debates of the political season has been the Clarke County Commission-imposed license plate fee, or tag tax as it is most often referred to. More...

Murderer’s and victim’s families both distraught as 35-year sentence issued

Sons of both the deceased victim and the convicted murderer spoke of their love for their fathers prior to Earnest Charles McReynolds being sentenced at the Clarke County Courthouse Monday to 35 years in the state penitentiary. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kilpatrick - Free Access

Pearl Ann Stacey Kilpatrick, 107, passed away July 28, 2012 in Grove Hill, AL at the home of her daughter. Shortly before her death, she was recognized as Alabama’s oldest living resident. More...

Bradford - Free Access

Maxine Johnson Bradford, 78, of Thomasville died July 24, 2012 at Willow Trace Nursing Home in Butler.She was born April 4, 1934 in Nanafalia. More...

Kimbrough - Free Access

Eric Lamar Kimbrough, 80, of Thomaston died July 26, 2012 at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope.He was born Feb. 9, 1932 in Sardis. He was a member of the Sardis Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Volleyball starts at CPS

state and look to regain their top form this season. Their first match will be in the Elite 8 Tournament in Montgomery at Macon-East. A full rundown of the team will be coming soon. Above, Lake Lolley passes the ball. More...

Football starts in AISA Thursday

Football practice will start this Thursday in the AISA and that means the Clarke Prep School Gators and Jackson Academy Eagles will be hitting the gridiron. More...

WHMS Cheerleaders hold home camp

The WHMS cheerleaders held a home camp on May 30 and 31. During camp Casen Young and Janeah Finney won jump-off, and Jonnah Rager received the Leadership Award. More...

Lifestyle

Green-Bozeman to marry Aug. 25 in Thomasville

Mr. and Mrs. Nolan Joseph Atkins, Jr. of Thomasville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Reagan Green, to Pace Wells Bozeman, III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Pace Wells Bozeman, Jr. of Thomasville. More...

Southern Magnolia Club makes donations

Mary English, Child Advocacy Center; Betsy West, Grove Hill Library; Levon Hicks, Grove Hill Volunteer Fire Department; and Marion Bumpers, Clarke County Museum. They are pictured in front of one of Grove Hill’s fire trucks. More...

Weekend weddings announced

Johnson-Slayton to wed Saturday in local church Lauren Morgan Johnson and Andrew Russell Slayton will exchange wedding vows Saturday, July 28 at 6 p.m. at the Grove Hill Baptist Church. A reception will be held at the H.W. Pearce Assembly House. More...

Schools

JHS to hold registration next week

Registration for incoming students at Jackson High School will be held Tuesday, Aug. 7 for 12th Grade from 8-11 a.m. and 11th Grade from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 for 10th Grade from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. and Ninth Grade from 1-4 p.m. More...

Clarke BOE buys AC for CCHS gymnasium

The Clarke County Board of Education Tuesday approved the low bid of Conrad Watson of Monroeville to install an air conditioning system in the new gymnasium at Clarke County High School. The $88,359 bid was the lowest of four submitted. More...