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Who will succeed Congressman Bonner?

Congressman’s announced resignation has many rumored for seat—even Grove Hill’s Marc Keahey

U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner had hardly announced his intentions to resign his congressional seat last week before the candidates started lining up for the special election to fill the vacancy. More...

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Community

Circuit clerk’s office moving

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday morning for the new home of the Clarke County Circuit Clerk’s Office in the courthouse annex. More...

Greasepit Grammar

Another question about ‘laid’

Karl Hein of Yonkers, N. Y., read about a recluse who ran afoul of the law and whose “bail was hiked to $250,000 as more burglary charges were laid.” More...

“Little Dresses for Africa’ project

Members of the Grove Hill After School 4-H Club recently completed a service project called “Little Dresses for Africa.” Girls in the fourth through eighth grades sewed dresses to send to More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Board of Directors of the Alpha Women’s Resource Center will host an Open House and Dedication Sunday, June 2 from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the new location at 6481 Highway 43 North in Jackson. More...

Church News

Sacred Heart holds confirmation service

Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi visited Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill on Sunday, May 19, to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation. More...

Church News

Wayman Chapel AME Church of Suggsville, “Sons of Allen” Men’s Ministry will be hosting its First Annual Men’s Conference “MAN UP.” (Overcoming Life’s Obstacles) Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. Rev. More...

Lifestyle

Saturday weddings planned

Cumlander-Braswell to wed in Mobile Katelyn Elizabeth Cumlander and Stephen Jonathan Braswell will exchange marriage vows Saturday, June 1 at 3 p.m. at Life Church on the campus of Faith Academy. Miss Cumlander is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Records

Clarke County: For the Record

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Domestic incident was reported May 18 at 300 block of Gilmore Lane. Lost property was reported May 20 at the Murphy Oil station. A cell phone was lost. More...

Clarke County: For the Record

Deeds and Marriages

Marriage license applications Ronald Lee Redmond, to Brenda Elaine Smith. Michael Wayne Dozier, to Hannah Elizabeth Parden. Kevin Edward Ray, to Jessica Rone Rester. Tamaris Ladell Davis, to Sharranda Latrice Coleman. Dannie G. Leonard, to Mary E. More...

Clarke County: For the Record

Clarke Jail Bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 21-28 include: Dennis Elmo Haskew, 32, driving under the influence, $1,000 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Courts rule for hunting leaseholder over landowner in easement dispute

Property owner’s attorney says Ala. Supreme Court should reconsider

In a case that could likely be of great interest to property owners and hunting club lessees alike, the Alabama Supreme Court recently upheld the 2011 judgment in Clarke County Circuit Court that a lessee and his hunting club members have easement ri More...

New interim administrator knows her way around hospital

Emily Steadham, a long time administrative assistant at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital (GHMH), was named this week by the hospital board as the facility’s new interim administrator. She will take over day-to-day operations June 1. More...

Man said baby needed milk; steals utility poles’ copper wire

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and charged with stealing copper ground wire from utility poles of Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corp. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jones - Free Access

Jimmy Lewis Jones, 81, of Mobile died June 2, 2013 at Little Sisters of the Poor.He was born Nov. 8, 1931. Hew as a member of Wesley Chapel Methodist Church and the Azalea Masonic Lodge #898 F&AM where he was a Master Mason. More...

Etheridge - Free Access

Walter Henri Etheridge, 89, of Sweet Water died May 28, 2013 at his residence.He was born Oct. 20, 1923 in Sweet Water. He was a member of the Beaver Creek Baptist Church. He was a World War II United States Army Veteran. More...

White - Free Access

Arthur White, 73, of Sweet Water died May 28, 2013 at his residence.He was born Nov. 15, 1939 in Sweet Water. He was a member of the Aimwell Baptist Church. He was retired from Dozier Hardware Company. More...

Business

Developing China friendships

They logged 23,000 miles in eight days visiting seven Chinese cities and participating in 34 meetings. The whirlwind trip marked the beginning of a new bridge between the American South and China, as four U.S. More...

International Paper’s first quarter earnings total over $318 million

Forestry products company declares 30- cent dividend

International Paper’s net earnings for the first quarter of 2013 were up over 2012 quarters. In addition, IP declared dividends on its common and preferred stock. More...

Business Briefs

Regions Bank income up

Regions Bank recently issued its 2013 first quarter earnings. Net income totaled $327 million, more than double a year ago and up 25 percent from the prior quarter. More...

Editorial

One of our own

The decision at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital to elevate longtime assistant administrator Emily Steadham to interim administrator didn’t come as a complete surprise. More...

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Editor’s Notes

Congressman coming home

I’ve known Jo Bonner since his days of being press secretary and then chief of staff to Congressman Sonny Callahan. Jo is a good man and while he has worked in Washington, D.C. More...

Schools

Thomasville school board names new elementary school principal

Dawn Gillis, who previously served three years as assistant principal at Thomasville High School, was approved May 20 as the new principal at Thomasville Elementary School. Her hiring is effective July 1. More...

Public input sought

The Thomasville City Schools System seeks input from parents and the public, said Dr. Vic Adkison, school superintendent. More...

New graduation requirements to be discussed

The Thomasville City Schools System will hold two separate parent-teacher meetings concerning newly proposed graduation requirements at 6 p.m. on May 30 and June 4 at Thomasville High School. Parents are invited to ask questions and give input. More...