June 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Federal indictments in theft ring case

U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown came to Grove Hill June 5 to announce the federal indictments of four suspects involved in a large theft ring that hit Clarke County and other areas of Alabama. Brown is the U.S. More...

RC&D outreach

Luis Cruz of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) spoke June 6 at an outreach community event at Mackey Baptist Church No. 1 in the Gosport community. More...

Special Sections

Community

Growing organic

Are you interested in learning how to grow produce for your family using organic methods? Perhaps you are thinking of creating a community garden focused on growing organically? More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

Chronicling the Civil War of 150 years ago from the pages of The Clarke County Journal* of the 1860s.

* Name changed from The Clarke County Democrat during the war. Cannon illustration from the papers of the 1860s. Yanks release captured CSA Grove Hill Guards; deaths of 2 detailed By June 1863 the war was well into its second year. More...

VFW to observe Flag Day Friday in Thomasville

Friday, June 14 is Flag Day. The flag of the United States was adopted that date in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing Flag Day on June 14 in 1916 and in 1949 the U.S. More...

Sports

Leroy’s Ervin signs with Reds

It’s a long and hard journey from Prestwick Road to Cincinnati, Ohio. It involves stops along the way in Jackson Little Leagues to Leroy High and then to Samford University. Throw in summer ball at the Cape Cod leagues as well. More...

GH All-stars start Fri.

All of the Grove Hill softball all-stars and two of the three age groups of baseball all-stars will take to the diamonds on Friday at various places in the area. More...

Jordan, Dunagan, Nichols are all-state

Two pitchers from Grove Hill schools highlight the annual Alabama Sports Writers Association all-state softball and baseball teams released this past weekend. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Editor’s Notes

Here and there, taxes and more

Here and there on a variety of subjects this week. I have a lot of thoughts but none of them are deep enough for a full column! More...

Gone South

Daddy was a poet

He’s a poetAnd he knows itHis feet show itThey’re long fellowsHarvey H, Jackson Jr. Daddy loved poetry. Even wrote some. Like that. More...

Records

Clarke Jail Bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 4-11 include: Jacob Antonio Lazzari, 18, aggravated stalking, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Suicidal person was reported June 4 at 1300 block of McKee Drive. Property dispute was reported June 4 at 400 block of East State St. More...

Deeds & Marriages

Marriage license applications James Elliott Akins, to Amanda Lynn Gunn. Darrell Dewayne Beasley, to Julie Renee Overton. Earnest James Watkins Jr., to Taffey Alicia Cade. More...

County garbage bills up 42 cents

CPI cost increase

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a 3.2 percent CPI (Consumer Price Index) increase in the rate for Allied Waste Services. The company has the solid waste contract for the county, and the price increase is effective July 1. More...

Propeller severely injures local man in ’Bigbee boating mishap

Drew Harrigan and three others were tubing on Tombigbee Saturday

Despite suffering severe injuries a Grove Hill man is fortunate to have not been hurt worse during a boating accident Saturday on the Tombigbee River near Coffeeville. More...

Farmers Market opens

The Grove Hill Farmers Market will open for the 2013 season Thursday, June 13. The growers will have a variety of quality produce each week. Tomatoes, corn, beans and many other popular favorites will be available in the coming weeks. More...

They ask for water but rob, assault instead

They stopped at the residence and asked for a drink of water. The man knew the three and let them in. That’s when the three attacked him and robbed him of his cell phone and $1,000 in cash. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Wilkerson - Free Access

Mary Etta Wilkerson, 41, of Thomasville died June 14, 2013.She was born March 24, 1972 in Thomasville. More...

Hamilton - Free Access

Gerald Hamilton, 60, of Fulton died June 16, 2013 at a Mobile hospital.He was born Sept. 24, 1952. He attended Dickinson Baptist Church. He was a former logger with E.P. Larrimore. More...

Cooke - Free Access

Richard E. Cooke, 67, of Pine Hill died June 9, 2013 at his residence. He was born Feb. 15, 1946 in Union, Miss. He was a member of the County Line Baptist Church. He was a United States Air Force Veteran. He had worked as a truck driver. More...

Business

Cheryl’s Outlet opens

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held June 7 for the grand opening of the Cheryl’s Outlet and Tri-County Flea Market on Highway 84 East in Grove Hill. More...

Scotch-Gulf deal doesn’t include lands, plywood mill

The announced partnership and eventual sale of Scotch Gulf Lumber Co. to a Canadian forest products company, Canfor Corp., told last week, prompted some questions from the public that should be clarified. More...

Brooks begins 10th year

Brooks Chevrolet opened in June 2003; undergoing renovations now

Harry Brooks said he had always dreamed of having his own car dealership. He’s been living that dream for 10 years now, having purchased the Thomasville Chevrolet dealership in June 2003. Opportunity knocked More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Alabama Democratic Conference, Clarke County Chapter, will have a meeting Thursday, June 13 at the Grove Hill City Hall at 6 p.m. Special guest Erica Ezell will be in the area this summer to assist with the vote registration drive. More...

Church News

Fulton Baptist VBS is this week

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Church News

Mt. Gilead Missionary Baptist Church of Purdue Hill will be host to the Annual S.O.N.D. Conference entitled, “It’s Time To Worship,” from June 13 through June 15. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Young readers offer their peers summer reading suggestions

She says that kids, who should be heady from their recent release from school, are instead complaining about being bored. More...

Lifestyle

Howard-Luker to marry June 22 in Tibbie church

Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Howard of Tibbie announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Lyn Howard, to Randall Gage Luker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Luker of Fulton. More...

Staples- Foxall to wed Saturday in Jackson

Mary Kay “Mimi” Staples and Michael Robertson Foxall will exchange marriage vows Saturday, June 15 at 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Jackson. Miss Staples is the daughter of Mitch Staples of Anniston and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Schools

Clarke high school students can benefit from new USA scholarship

Clarke County high school students and their families can get a significant break on the cost of attending the University of South Alabama starting this fall, thanks to a new scholarship program resulting from the largest private gift in Alabama high More...

Johnson on dean’s list at Montevallo

The University of Montevallo recently named 750 students to the honor roll for the spring semester. Ebonie D. Johnson of Jackson made the dean’s list. More...