May 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrating hospital week in Grove Hill

This week is National Hospital Week and the Grove Hill Town Council issued a proclamation recognizing Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s contributions to healthcare for the region. More...

Clarke considers more ATRIP funding

Commission wants to take advantage of state program to help with road, bridge projects

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to apply for additional funding through ATRIP (the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program). More...

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Community

Advisory board reverses itself, reinstates fall turkey season

ROGERSVILLE - The Alabama Department of Conservation Advisory Board has reversed its decision to close the fall turkey season. More...

Clarke commissioners vote ‘no’ to reinstating fall turkey season even though matter already decided

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to not approve a resolution in favor of reinstating a fall turkey season. Harris Oppenheimer, an attorney from Mobile, asked the commission for support of the resolution. More...

New equipment being installed at E-911 office in courthouse

The installation of new equipment at the Clarke County Enhanced 911 office began April 30 and will continue through the next few weeks. More...

Sports

Bulldogs split in spring tilt

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs tied Southern Choctaw 7-7 and blanked Millry 20-0 at their spring game Monday night in Millry on Wildcat Hill. More...

Photos

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Wiggins chosen AISA all-star

Clarke Prep School’s Rush Wiggins was chosen to the AISA senior all-star team and will join teammate Drew Larrimore on that squad. His name was accidentally omitted from the list last week. More...

Editorial

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Editor’s Notes

I’m jumping around on a variety of topics this week. **** More...

Gone South

Just a little bitty ol’ tick

I never thought much about ticks when I was growing up. Since my home was hard against a forest in which I was free to ramble, I knew to check myself and my clothes closely when I returned from my outings. More...

Clarke’s solid waste program has 70% participation rate

‘Pretty successful,’ says Kendall Bush

Kendall Bush, environmental officer with the Clarke County Health Department, addressed the County Commission Monday regarding the progress of solid waste collection and enforcement. More...

Young Grove Hill man loved the outdoors

Justin Johnson loved the outdoors. He loved to hunt—hog hunting was a big passion. He was outdoors Sunday when his young, 19- year-old life came to a tragic end. A Polaris Ranger ATV he was driving overturned on him. More...

Clarification on theft arrests

Grove Hill Police Officer Chris Whitfield may have not been given the credit he deserves via one sentence in the write-up last week of the theft ring breakup. More...

Finch graduates UWA

Nicholas Jamal Finch graduated from the University of West Alabama on May 11. The degree awarded to him is a Bachelor of Liberals Arts with a major in Integrated Marketing Communications. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Swanson - Free Access

King Arant Swanson, 97, of St. Bernard’s Village Assisted Living of Jonesboro, Ark., died May 13, 2013 at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. More...

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Rouse

Minister Eunice Thomas- Rouse, affectionately known to many as “Salfie” was born to the parentage of Hannah Louise Lynum Thomas and the late Pat Thomas Sr. on Feb. 15, 1959 in Whatley. More...

Business

Bank continues to improve

United Security Bancshares, Inc. prepares to hold its annual meeting Thursday, May 16 on the heels of a good first quarter report, released last week. More...

Business Briefs

TDS reps available live on-line now Connecting with the Sales and Service team at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS) just got easier for customers, including those in Grove Hill served by TDS. More...

AT&T expands 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage; adds six sites in Clarke

AT&T invested nearly $1.4 billion in its Alabama wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012, with a focus on expanding 4G LTE mobile Internet coverage and enhancing the overall performance of its networks. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirement Association will meet Thursday, May 16 at 11:45 a.m. at David’s Catfish Restaurant in Thomasville. The program will be presented by Clarke Educators’ Federal Credit Union. More...

Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church will host a singing Saturday, May 18 at 5:30 p.m. The featured guest will be Terry Terrell of Foxworth, Miss. Local singers are invited to participate. Rev. William Gibbons is the pastor. Refreshments will be served. More...

Lifestyle

Hudson-Brasher wedding plans told

Mr. and Mrs. George Hudson of Mobile announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cari Ruth Hudson, to Michael Thomas Brasher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brasher of Daphne. More...

Saturday weddings

Brunson-Hill to wed in Vineland Kristen Isabell Brunson and Cody Ethan Hill will exchange wedding vows Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church located on 118 County Road 56 in Vineland. More...

Records

Clarke County: For the Record

Clarke Jail Bookings Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 7-14 include: Lamarcus Demond King, 34, probation violationfelony, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Schools

Students, faculty honored at Awards Night

Awards Night 2013 for Clarke County High School was held May 6 in the school auditorium. A Senior Recognition Award was presented to senior advisor Ann Baugh (right) by Joy Thomas. More...