March 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

GH attorney arrested on marijauna charge in Wilcox County

A Grove Hill attorney has been arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana and other charges. Frederick “Ric” Gilmore, 41, was arrested following a traffic stop in Wilcox County Monday by State Trooper Kevin Bell. More...

Hummer to be refurbished as GH Fire Dept. brush truck

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Monday to pay half the cost of transforming a Hummer into a brush truck for the Volunteer Fire Department. Mayor Levon Hicks presided at the meeting. More...

Clarke Commission sends bond issue to the market

The Clarke County Commission voted Monday to refinance and restructure the 2006 bond issue during a special called meeting. The county is working with Gardnyr Michael Capital, Inc. of Mobile in the sale of the bonds. More...

Hits 43 concrete divider

A Toyota 4Runner was damaged when it struck the center divider March 13 in the southbound lane of Highway 43 just north of Highway 84 in Grove Hill. The driver was not injured. More...

On the job

Grove Hill Mayor Levon Hicks (center) returned to his first council meeting Monday night after being out several weeks following heart bypass surgery and recovery. More...

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Community

Hummingbirds are here

Jean Glover of Grove Hill reports that she had a hummingbird at her feeder all day Tuesday. She just put the feeder out Monday. Hummingbirds, like purple martins, are a sign of spring. Spring officially arrived Wednesday. More...

Correction

Tiffany Walters phone number was incorrectly listed last week by Alabama-Tombigbee Area Agency on Aging from Camden. It should have been 334-682-5206 or the toll free number, 888-617-0500. Neither number was listed in the story. More...

Animal shelter group still working on proposed shelter

The Clarke County Animal Services Task Force will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 in the county courthouse annex. Updates are expected on the progress of a proposed county animal shelter. The meeting is open to the public. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, March 21 at 11:45 a.m. at the Fish House in Jackson. The program title is Crime Protection. Hostesses for the meeting will be Mrs. Betty Lambert, Mrs. Johnnie Mitchell and Mrs. More...

Church News

Church News

Pineview Baptist Church will have a women’s group meeting (men are invited too) Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rosalie Hall Hunt. More...

What color was Jesus’ cloak?

1. Is the book of Iscariot in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. When Mary Magdalene and “the other Mary” came upon the risen Jesus, whom did He ask them to inform? Priests, Disciples, No One, Villagers 3. More...

Records

Jackson Incident Report

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Menacing was reported March 11 at 200 block of East Front St. Assault was reported March 11 at 100 block of Evan Lane. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 12-19 include: Timothy Marshall Johnson, 23, probation violation-felony, no drivers license, speeding, $1,784 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Thomasville Police Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Thomasville Police Department: Domestic violence, third degree, was reported March 4. Case involved the victim’s residential phone. More...

McKinley - Free Access

Cecil Alvin McKinley, 86, of Thomasville died March 20, 2013 at Thomasville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.He was born March 18, 1927 in Clarke County. He was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church. He was a World War II Veteran. More...

Ervin - Free Access

Rev. Albert James Ervin of Leroy died March 16, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary.  He was born to the late Sophie Mae Donald Ervin and Albert Ervin. More...

FAKE MONEY PASSED

Hard to tell the difference

Several counterfeit bills have been passed at area businesses. Some of the bogus money, surprisingly, has reportedly been in denominations as small as $1 and $5 bills. More...

GH sales tax, alcohol tax revenues are up so far this fiscal year

Despite what many say is a continuing sluggish economy, you can’t tell it by Grove Hill’s sales tax and alcohol tax collections for the first months of the fiscal year 2013. More...

Whatley vehicle overturns, lands on church’s steps

Two Whatley women were injured in a one-vehicle wreckThursday evening, March 7, when their vehicle left the roadway, began flipping and ultimately came to rest on its roof on the steps of Mt. Rose Baptist Church. The wreck occurred at 5:30 p.m. More...

Unemployment up in Clarke and many other counties in January

Unemployment increased significantly in Clarke County and other southwest Alabama counties in January. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Nettles - Free Access

Daniel Nettles, 82, of Mobile died March 18, 2013 at the Montrose Bay Health and Rehabilitation Center in Montrose.He was a native of Carlton. More...

McManus - Free Access

Margaret Elva McManus, 92, of Surginer died March 22, 2013 at her residence.She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

White - Free Access

Joan Worthington White, 75, of Eight Mile died March 24, 2013 in Mobile.She was born July 19, 1937. She was a native of Brewton. She was the co-owner of Azalea Paving Company in Eight Mile. More...

Sports

CPS Gators roll over Sparta

Clarke Prep, the fifth ranked team in the AISA land, smashed Sparta 15-4 Monday afternoon in Evergreen. More...

Dunagan notches 1,000 K’s

Clarke Prep senior pitcher Kiley Dunagan earned her 1,000 career strikeout last week in the Lady Gators 9-0 win over South Choctaw in Grove Hill. For the game she fanned 16 Lady Rebels and scattered three hits. More...

Lady Bulldogs do well in tourney

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs lost 5- 2 to eighth ranked 5A Citronelle in their last game of the Tombigbee Classic Tournament this past Saturday in Jackson. Calley Davis went 2-for-3 with two RBI. More...

Editorial

A look at the real ‘tough guy’ Lee Marvin

“Lee Marvin: Point Blank” by Dwayne Epstein, afterword by Christopher Marvin (Schaffner Press, $27.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox More...

Broiler gives this cake a great glaze

After a thorough drenching in pecan-coconut butter sauce, this moist vanilla cake spends a couple of minutes under the broiler to achieve a brown, bubbly glaze. More...

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Schools

CCHS implements safety plan

Because it is a priority to provide a safe learning and work environment for students and staff, Clarke County High School has developed a comprehensive school safety plan that meets the regulations and requirements set forth by the State of Alabama. More...

CCHS pageant winners recognized

The following winners were presented in the recent CCHS pageant: (standing) James Ezell, 2nd Runner Up (Mr. CCHS); Johnathon Beavers, Mr. More...

New program, ‘Winning Ways’ a help for CCHS at-risk students

A new program, “Winning Ways,” is being implemented at Clarke County High School. More...