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Fort Sinquefield event fulfills ‘Mr. Dave’s’ dream

Dr. David Mathews said his late grandfather and namesake, David C. Mathews, always had a dream that the Fort Sinquefield site be turned into a park and used as a teaching tool for Clarke County history. More...

Two charged with possession, making meth in Coffeeville

Two construction workers staying in Coffeeville have been arrested for the possession of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacture of methaphetamine. They are Christopher Don Ledbetter, 50, of Melbourne, Fla. More...

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Community

Saggy pants law may be coming to Grove Hill

The Grove Hill Town Council held the first reading Monday night for an ordinance to prohibit wearing pants below the waist. More...

Guest speakers featured at historical society events

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Through The Past

Walking up the hill from the the spring brought it all alive

During the first three days of September, in 1813, the settlers, in the newly formed Clarke County, experienced horrific events of bloodshed in their struggle to survive attacks by the Creek Indians. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Pee Wee signups will be Saturday, July 6 and Saturday, July 20. For any more information call coach Randy Eatmon at 334-357-2128 or Keith Rush at 334-830-8181. More...

Church News

Church News

Bethel Baptist Church will have a revival beginning Sunday, July 7 through Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. nightly. Bro. Stan Weatherford will be the speaker. Homecoming will be Sunday, July 14 at 11 a.m. Lunch will follow. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 25- July 2 include: Jermaine Smith, 21, attempting to elude, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Authorities respond to man with a gun in southern Clarke

County law enforcement searched for an hour Tuesday morning for a Grove Hill man who had threatened residents with a gun in the Lim Rock Road area. More...

Local teen vying for Dirt Cheap jingle scholarship

Autumn Williams is one of 18 contestants in the Dirt Cheap Jingle Scholarship contest. The Grove Hill teen is seeking votes and support as she vies for the $2,500 scholarship to assist her in attending the University of Alabama this fall. More...

Fatal accident on Hwy. 69

The driver of a 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix lost her life Monday afternoon in the collision of her vehicle with a 2003 Toyota Tundra pickup on Highway 69 just south of Coffeeville. The two people in the pickup were severely injured. More...

$7.5M verdict reversed

Jury had held paving contractor responsible in fatal wreck case

A $7.5 million judgment rendered by a Clarke County jury in 2010 against a paving contractor in an accident that killed three people has been overturned by the Alabama Supreme Court. More...

Brother shoots brother

A Clarke County man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his brother. Clarke County authorities charged Donald Gilmore Sr. with the shooting injury of his brother Travis, June 26 on the Old Lock One Road in Salitpa. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnson - Free Access

Henry Johnson, 70, of Gosport died June 30, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary.He was born June 29, 1943. He served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent at Little Rock Baptist Church in Gosport. He was a member of Keep Time Lodge No. More...

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Rosie Lee Montgomery, 70, of Gainestown died June 28, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary.She was born March 8, 1943 to the late King David Sr. and Charity Bell Jackson. More...

Moss - Free Access

Johnathan Wade Moss, 43, of Toddtown died June 24, 2013. He was born Aug. 12, 1970 to the late John Edward Moss and Georgia Nash Moss. He was a member of Pine Chapel No. 2 Baptist Church in Toddtown. More...

Business

High school grave digger still in the funeral business 5o years later

Wayne Lathan honored by state association with 50 year pin

Wayne Lathan of Jackson was honored by the Alabama Funeral Directors Association at the annual convention June 18 in Point Clear. More...

Opening of Family Dollar delayed

The new Family Dollar store on Jackson Street in Grove Hill is finished but is waiting on store fixtures and merchandise. An opening date of July 13 has been pushed back until Aug. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Inside the Statehouse

Most conservative state

A recent survey rated Alabama as the most conservative state in the Union. More than half of our residents describe themselves as politically conservative. The poll was done by the vaunted Princeton, New Jersey Gallup polling firm. More...

Gone South

Carefree on the coast

In October of 1994, I published an article in the “Dixie Living” section of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. More...