February 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

GH council approves private company to collect town’s sales tax

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Monday night to allow RDS (Revenue Discovery Systems) to collect sales tax and administer town business licenses. It will be a one-year contract with the company. More...

Purple martins in Chance

Pennsylvania has its groundhog but south Alabama has purple martins as the harbinger of spring. When the purple martins arrive, spring can’t be far away, most folks agree. More...

Compromise in dispatching fuss

A compromise has been reached between Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris and the County Commission over dispatching for the Sheriff’s Department. Norris told the Clarke County Commission Jan. More...

ATRIP to help fund more road projects in state, including Clarke

Gov. Robert Bentley announced Monday the approval of 302 additional road and bridge projects, the largest number of projects announced to date under the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP). More...

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Community

Lynn Allday named manager of FUSB’s Grove Hill office

Lynn Allday has recently been promoted to Branch Manager at the Grove Hill Office of First United Security Bank. Allday has been with the bank for 15 plus years, where she most recently served as Personal Banker at the same office. More...

Slaves worth more than anything else in 1863

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

Chronicling the Civil War of 150 years ago from The Clarke County Democrat of the 1860s. More...

Grove Hill hospital board OKs 3 percent raise for employees

The Board of Directors of Grove Hill Memorial Hospital approved Jan. 31 a three percent raise for hourly hospital and clinic employee salaries. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center is hosting a reception in celebration of “Black History Month” Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. with light refreshments. More...

Church News

Church News

Evergreen Baptist Church Men’s Ministry presents “Trophies of Grace” Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. More...

Rev. Lesueur honored

Rev. W.T. Lesueur (center) was honored by the local Civitan Club Monday night during the meeting of the Grove Hill Town Council. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5 include: Tyechia Watkins, 38, domestic violence third degree (harassment), $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Grand jury indictment

Most of the grand jury indictments were published last week. However, not all had been processed. Here is another: Gloria Newton, one charge but three counts of forgery. There may be a few others. More...

County Deeds

Marriage license applications Shawn Reed Minter, to Anna Michelle Phillips. Keith Robert Hood, to Ashleigh Dennis Williams. Gaines Richard Dew, to Stacey Marie Daugherty. More...

Schools

Mrs. Lark Salter is new preschool teacher

Teachers play up lots of special events during Februrary

February is here, and we have many exciting activities taking place in our school. This month holds several important holidays, which lends itself to great learning experiences in the classroom. More...

‘Warm the holidays for others’

“Warm the holidays for others” was the theme for our SCA sponsoring the Salvation Army on Dec. 14. Students were allowed to donate $1 and wear their Favorite Sweatshirt to school. More...

Honor rolls announced at GHES

Grove Hill Elementary School has released its honor rolls for the second nine weeks period. All A’s First Grade More...

Latest tragedy just across the state has local officials again rethinking safety

The kidnapping crisis in Midland City, Ala. ended Monday with the rescue of the five-year-old student and death of the captor. More...

Legislative session gets started

The Alabama Legislature convened Tuesday to start the 2013 session. Legislators who represent Clarke County —all Democrats in the Republican majority body—offered their thoughts on the session in separate interviews last week. More...

Coffeeville to buy old school building

The Coffeeville Town Council is awaiting official confirmation that the Clarke County Park and Recreation Board will provide a grant to pay half the $45,000 to purchase the old Coffeeville High School property. More...

Jackson police charge man with theft of equipment from Boise

An arrest of a Jackson man Feb. 2 resulted from the investigation into the reported theft Jan. 30 of electrical equipment from Boise. Over $7,000 worth of equipment was stolen, said Lem DuBose, spokesman for the Jackson Police Department. More...

Chapman misses Super Bowl to sniff out synthetic marijuana

Three Jackson residents have been arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in the form of synthetic marijuana and possession of marijuana. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Morgan - Free Access

Alton Ray Morgan, 71, of Decatur died Feb. 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Decatur Morgan Beltline. He was born Jan. 6, 1942 in New Prospect to William Franklin Morgan and Flossie Brooks Morgan.The service will be Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. More...

Fendley - Free Access

Alton Ray Morgan, 71, of Decatur died Feb. 9, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Decatur Morgan Beltline. He was born Jan. 6, 1942 in New Prospect to William Franklin Morgan and Flossie Brooks Morgan.The service will be Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. More...

Anderson

Lisa Lynn Anderson, 49, of Mobile died Jan. 28, 2013 at a local hospital. She was a native of Grove Hill. She graduated with honors from Mobile College School of Nursing as an RN. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

Love to DVR the big game

I am certain, without a doubt, that Tivo or DVR is the single greatest invention in the history of television. You see, I despise the NFL and their bloated franchises and players. I don’t see what they do as a sport anymore. More...

Clarke County hoops seniors

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Kelley to be inducted into AUM Hall of Fame

Grove Hill native and Clarke County High School coach Junior Kelley is among a pair of multi-time All-Americans, a member of the women’s basketball 1,000-point club and the first meritorious service inductee that comprise the 2012 class of the More...

Editorial

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Inside the Statehouse

Small town and big city leaders

The 2013 regular legislative session begins this week. There are a myriad of issues that must be dealt with during their four month journey. The most pressing will be resolving the current funding crisis in the state’s general fund budget. More...

Gone South

Women can too fight

Far be it for me to avoid a sensitive subject just because it is sensitive, so I won’t. Women in combat. My opinion is this: If you are gonna have combat, I see no reason to keep women out, even if Newt Gingrich does. More...