October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Grove Hill council approves $2 million budget for fiscal ’13

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night the fiscal year 2013 budget. Expected revenue for the General Fund totals $2,009,939.00, and expenses total $1,981,058.00. More...

Democrat and GOP congressional reps hold joint meeting

“Our county has a lot of challenges,” said Jo Bonner, Republican congressman for Alabama’s First District. More...

Chance & Scyrene

Chance native Hattie Kidd celebrates 100th birthday

Happy Birthday! More...

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Community

Flu shots being offered at Clarke Health Dept. Oct. 4

A flu shot clinic will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Clarke County Health Department on Highway 84 East in Grove Hill. There will be a $15 fee unless you have Medicare or Medicaid. Bring your card. More...

Clarke Development Found. annual meeting in T’ville

The Clarke County Development Foundation (CCDF) will be recognizing Clarke County's 200th anniversary by "Celebrating 200 years of Community in Clarke County" at the annual meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Jackson Walmart employee accused of stealing cash

A Walmart employee was charged, Sept. 28, with theft of property, after he was allegedly observed taking cash from one of the registers. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Wilson Hall Middle School Robotics Team will have a bake sale Friday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Church News

Young people turn out for religious service

Following “See You at the Pole” observances at local schools Wednesday morning, Sept. 26, Grove Hill Baptist Church hosted a special community youth worship service that evening. More...

Church Notices

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday, Oct. 7 at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Rev. Jerry Gibson of Jackson. The featured musicians will be Murphy Clarke and Sharon Lankford of Grace Baptist Church of Grove Hill. More...

Indian Ridge church has busy September

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church started the month of September off with the regular order of service with its pastor, Rev. Lynum preaching a powerful sermon to the congregation. Rev. Clayton Davis was the speaker Sunday, Sept. 16. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

The following persons were booked from Sept. 19 to Oct. 3 into the Clarke County Jail: Jarred Mark Coleman, 28, of Vinemont, Ala., was booked for parole violation. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Marriage license applications Christopher Logan Andrews, to Kelly Elizabeth Smith; Geoffrey Ian Smith, to Dylyn Dakota Walker. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Harassment was reported Sept. 25 at 3200 block of College Ave. Domestic incident was reported Sept. 25 at 100 block of Hi-Lo St. More...

Hicks wins Grove Hill mayor's race

Grove Hill Town Councilman Levon Hicks won the mayor's race Tuesday. Hicks polled 264 votes to Wilson Hall Middle School teacher Gina Skipper's 202. More...

GH voters to elect new mayor Tuesday

Grove Hill voters will elect a new mayor this coming Tuesday, Oct. 9.Voters will decide between Levon Hicks, a current council member and mayor pro tem, and Gina Skipper, a Wilson Hall Middle School teacher. More...

Circus performers to join spooks at T’ville’s annual Ghost Walk Oct. 20

The annual Ghost Walk festival will be presented from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 20 in downtown Thomasville. A special feature of this year’s event will be a free performance by the Infinity Circus from Atlanta, Ga. More...

Over 200 letters endorsing hospital expansion sent to Montgomery

All letters in support of the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s Certificate of Need (CON) for a proposed $19 million renovation have been sent to the State Health Planning Agency in Montgomery. More...

Lt. Gov. Ivey touts Clarke’s progress

Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey praised the elected and community leaders and the people of Jackson. From her personal and professional experience, “it’s a city of passion, and love, and vision,” she said. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sims - Free Access

A.L. “Red” Sims, 83, of Thomasville died Oct. 7, 2012 at his residence.He was born July 11, 1929 in Sunny South. He was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. More...

Turner - Free Access

Blonnie Hill Whitlow, 98, of Selmer, Tenn. Died Sept. 27, 2012 in Selmer. More...

Turner - Free Access

Blonnie Hill Whitlow, 98, of Selmer, Tenn. Died Sept. 27, 2012 in Selmer. More...

Sports

Bulldogs fall to Miller

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs let some opportunities slip away as they lost 19-7 to T.R. Miller this past Friday night at H.G. Prim Stadium. "We didn't get it done," Coach Jason Massey said. More...

Sports Scene

Golf match just made me mad

I went to the office late Sunday afternoon and my inner-Patriotic self was not in a good mood at all. You see, every two years the USA takes on Europe in a golf match called the Ryder Cup. More...

Gators take region title

For one half of football it was a slugfest between two squads before the Clarke Prep School Gators put the Wilcox Academy Wildcats away in the second half to win 43-21 last Friday night, clinching the region title. More...

Editorial

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Don’t be a no-show Tuesday...go vote!

Tuesday is runoff election day in Grove Hill. Voters will elect a new mayor for the next four years. With all the grumbling we hear in this town, you would expect voter turnout to be 100 percent, or nearly so at least. More...

Downtown traffic flow makes no sense

After our initial complaint, we had convinced ourselves that the downtown Grove Hill renovation was a good thing after all; it is attractive and much-improved over the old streetscape. More...

Schools

GHES Education

Fourth graders salute America

Americans surpassed old records and set new ones at the Summer Olympics. In fact, American athletes came home with the most medals of all the countries represented. The red, white, and blue is on every TV channel and every webpage. More...

‘Pledge Pals’ show good character

Like most schools, Grove Hill Elementary School begins each school day with morning announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. At GHES they have a daily Pledge Pal. More...

Principal’s Address

It is hard to believe that we are about to end the first nine weeks of school. Fall is in the air and we are hopeful that cooler days are fast approaching. More...