June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

GH couple charged with stealing from vehicles

Grove Hill Police Department Officer Chris Whitfield responded to a break in of a vehicle on Clay Street on Monday, June 10. Whitfield discovered that someone had entered a white GMC truck and stolen a Springfield 40 calilber handgun and a wallet. More...

Who else is running...so far at least

In addition to Fincher, here’s the other candidates who have announced: Quin Hillyer of Mobile, a conservative columnist and former editorial writer for the Mobile Press-Register. State Rep. Randy Davis, R-Daphne. More...

Special Sections

Community

WHHS reunion is July 27-28

The Wilson Hall High School Alumni Reunion will be in Grove Hill Friday, July 26, Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. More...

Summer reading at the library

Julie Wright reads to kindergarten and first grade students during the Summer Reading Program June 12 at the Grove Hill Public Library. There will be two more sessions of the summer program, 9 a.m. More...

Thomasville’s ‘Hometown Celebration’ is June 29

Fireworks to cap off big day of activities

The Hometown Celebration will be held Saturday June 29 in downtown Thomasville.  Activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a Kid’s Parade, sponsored by Family Security Credit Union. More...

Sports

CCHS hires hoops, v’ball coaches

Clarke County High School filled two of their empty vacancies as a new boys basketball coach was brought in and the volleyball coach was rehired. Eberne Myrthil was selected as the new coach for the Bulldogs’ boys hoops program. More...

Sub-District Champs

The Grove Hill 9 & 10-year-old softball all-stars eliminated Gilbertown 15-5 on Saturday. Anna Elmore pitched.They beat Butler 7-3 in the championship game. More...

Howard’s Rock vandalized, namesake from Barlow Bend

An iconic piece of college football culture, named for a Clarke County native, was recently vandalized. Howard’s Rock, mounted where the players touch it before running on the field at Clemson University was vandalized last week. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Inside the Statehouse

Internet sales tax only fair

Alabama’s beleaguered budgets could receive some relief if congress passes legislation to allow states to collect the online sales taxes due them. More...

Gone South

I win the lottery

Wanna know the difference between $15 million and $6,183? One number. If I had that number I would be a rich man today. Let me explain. When I am in a Lottery state I always buy a ticket. More...

Records

Honor Rolls

Clarke Prep

Clarke Prep has released the honor rolls for the fourth nine-week period of the 2012-2013 school year. More...

Wilson Hall Middle

Wilson Hall Middle School has released its honor rolls for the fourth nine-week period of the 2012-2013 school year. A Honor Roll Fifth Grade: Bryanna Shanise Bolden, Anthony Lane Hoven and Jasmine Simone Snell. More...

Clarke Jail bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 11-18 include: Charles Edward Gates, 59, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana first degree, $15,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

New diplomas and dual enrollment options OK’d

The Clarke County Schools System will offer high school students new diploma and dual enrollment options beginning in August. More...

State board approves GH hospital plans

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s multi-million dollar improvement project was approved by a state agency Wednesday in Montgomery, paving the way for the first major upgrade at the facility in over 40 years. More...

Grove Hill Arts Council seeks continued support from town

The Grove Hill Arts Council and the Town of Grove Hill are seeking to clarify their relationship. Almost a dozen people came to Monday’s council meeting in support of the local arts council. More...

State Rep. Fincher running for Congress

State Rep. Chad Fincher (R-Semmes) announced his candidacy Monday for South Alabama’s Congressional District One seat. Incument Congressman Jo Bonner is resigning Aug. 15 to take a job with the University of Alabama system. More...

Clarke schools dodge failing schools list

There are no Clarke County schools on the list of failing schools released Tuesday morning by the Alabama State Board of Education. The list was mandated by the recently passed Alabama Accountability Act of 2013. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gaddy - Free Access

David Jackson Gaddy, 79, of Thomasville died June 22, 2013 at his residence. He was born Feb. 17, 1934 in Sunny South. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church. He was a retired lineman with Alabama Power Company. More...

Lassiter - Free Access

Herman Allen Lassiter, 68, of Duncanville died June 17, 2013 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He was born Sept. 1, 1944 in Thomasville. He was a retired sewing machine mechanic. More...

Lewis - Free Access

Lowell Burleson Lewis, 96, of Sweet Water died June 22, 2013 at Specialty Hospital of Meridian, Miss.He was born Aug. 7, 1916 in Exmore, AL. He was a member of the Sweet Water Baptist Church. He was a retired postal carrier. More...

Business

Pills, presents, and hay too over the years at City Druys

Longtime employee retires

She learned to wrap Christmas presents at the age of nine and by the time she was a teenager she was driving a pickup in the hay field. “You do a lot of things when you work at City Drugs,” laughed Daphne Brantley Middleton. More...

Dollars & Cents

The amazing career of Addie Lee Farish

A significant eventone considered improbable at that time and place-occurred in 1940. Addie Lee Farish became the first female superintendent of Alabama banks, retaining the position until 1947. More...

Recognizing state’s small businesses

Governor Robert Bentley has designated June 16-22, 2013 as Small Business week in Alabama. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Violin Lessons are being offered by Jonathan Williams for students 6 years of age to adults in Studio 122. Lessons begin Thursdays, June 20, 27 and Monday, July 1, Thursday, 11, 18, and 25. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Pineview Baptist Church of Thomasville’s Vacation Bible School, “Colossal Coaster World,” will end Thursday, June 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Grove Hill Baptist Church will host a gospel singing Saturday, June 22 from 6 until 10 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

Combating elderly abuse

Submitted Thousands of elderly and disabled adults are abused, neglected, and exploited in Alabama each year. More...

National Geographic website features Southwest Alabama

Boating, camping, history highlighted along Tombigbee

Southwest Alabama received worldwide publicity recently on National Geographic’s website in an article entitled, “Tombigbee River-Scenic Fossil Hunting, Wildlife Watching in Alabama’s Black Belt”. More...

Magician promotes reading in T’ville

Magician Russell Davis performed June 11 during the Thomasville Public Library Summer Reading Program at the Thomasville Civic Center. Davis used magic and humor to show kids the “magic” of books and reading. More...

Schools

Afterschool archers

The Grove Hill Afterschool Summer Program began the first week in June at Grove Hill Elementary School. One of the summer activities that students participate in is archery. More...

County school board to sell more property in Coffeeville

Bids will be sought by the Clarke County Schools System to sell a two-acre property off Highway 69 south in Coffeeville. More...