March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Highway 43 accident

The driver of a Cobra lost control Monday morning and landed in a ditch off Highway 43, just south of the Antioch community. More...

Arrest made in Fulton break-in

The suspect in the March 12 burglary of the Fulton Grocery was arrested Monday. Woody Clyde Kennedy, 41, a resident of Marengo County, was charged with burglary, third degree. More...

Career tech expo April 3 in Grove Hill

Career tech officials with three public school systems continue preparations for a College and Career Expo April 3 in Grove Hill. More...

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Community

Jackson native to receive USM doctorate degree

Patrice A. Williams, a native of Jackson and resident of Crestview, Fla. will graduate with her Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from The University of Southern Mississippi on May 9. More...

Webb-Hodge to wed Saturday in C’ville church

Ms. Brenda Webb and Mr. and Mrs. William Webb, all of Coffeeville, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rhonda Lee, to Albert Daffin Hodge. Mr. Hodge is the son of Mrs. Elane Hodge of Coffeeville and the late Ray Hodge. More...

White-Schmersahl to marry April 12 in Tannehill Park

Wendell White of Coffeeville and Dennifer Salter of Pine Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace White, to Jason Schmersahl, son of JoAnn and Branat Schmersahl of Northport. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Spring Fling — Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s annual bridge benefit will be Thursday, March 20 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Vivian P. Gilmore Senior Center. Buy a ticket for $25. More...

Church News

Church News

Magnolia Assembly of God will have March Gladness. Pastor Kolb will be the speaker Sunday, March 2-30 at 10:30 a.m. Different speakers will be at the 6 p.m. services Sunday, March 23 and Pastor Robby on March 30. More...

Editorial

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Government entities commended for OK of second traffic light

We want to commend the Grove Hill Town Council, the Clarke County Commission and the Clarke County Board of Education for stepping up and helping with a second needed traffic light at the Cobb Street intersection on Highway 43. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Legislators rarely become governors - Bentley the exception

A while back I wrote a column entitled “The State Legislature Is A Good Training Ground For Governor, But Not A Good Stepping Stone To Governor.” The essence of my hypothesis was being one of the 105 members of the House of Representative More...

Larger building in works for animal shelter

Grove Hill council OKs conveyance of property

The Grove Hill Council approved Monday night an ordinance to transfer a portion of property for use by the proposed county Animal Shelter on Highway 84. More...

Wilbur Downey built roads, more over 62-year engineering career

Funeral held Sunday at Tompkins Baptist

A civil engineer who helped build highways, water systems, sidewalks and other infrastructure in Clarke County and adjacent counties over a 62-year career died at his home Thursday, March 13 after an extended illness. More...

Hollywood comes to Grove Hill

Motorists traveling along the Allen Road likely did a double take last week when they saw big “Hollywood” letters like those in the real Hollywood sprouting out of a field near Jimmy and More...

Senor Max

Rachel Allday’s dog, Max, was named best dressed with a Mexican themed costume at the Voice for the Animals run Saturday. See more on Page 7A. More...

Man arrested on burglary charge based on fingerprint

A fingerprint helped to identify a suspect in a motorcycle theft case, resulting in an arrest. On March 9, Sheriff’s Deputies Anthony Hinson and Faith Osborne were dispatched to a call of a burglary and theft of a motor vehicle on U.S. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Deese - Free Access

Edgar Deese was born in Florida, on Aug. 20, 1930 and died at 83 years of age March 12, 2014.  He was a resident of Leroy and had worked in construction as a welder. He enjoyed life to the fullest. More...

Bryars - Free Access

Mary Christine Strickland Bryars, age 81, was born July 20, 1932, and passed away at her home surrounded by family March 18, 2014. More...

Davis - Free Access

Arthur Lee Davis of Grove Hill was born Jan. 18, 1951 and passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at his residence. He was the son of the late Johnny B. and Annie George Davis. Mr. Davis was a truck driver by trade. More...

Sports

Bulldogs drop DH at Bayside Academy

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs lost both ends of a double header last Friday at Bayside Academy in Daphne. In game one CCHS lost 11-1. Joseph Harris, Matthew Harvey, Dustin Huggins, Zackery Armistead and Hunter Spidle each had a hit. More...

CPS blasts Lady Warriors

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators blasted Sparta Academy 15-5 Monday afternoon in Grove Hill. Natalie Overstreet went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Megan Brooks went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Allison Johnson went 2-for-4 with two RBI. More...

Lady Bulldogs fall to Leroy

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs lost 2-1 to the Lady Bears of Leroy this Saturday in the LHS tournament. Kiana Coates had two hits for CCHS. Megan Davis added a hit. Tanisha Chapman had an RBI. Sally Jordan shouldered the tough loss. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 11-18 include: Randall William Dunagan, 21, assault second degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Simple assault was reported on March 10 at the Walmart parking lot and Highway 43. Domestic assault was reported on March 10 at Algiers St. and Nichols Drive. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage licenseapplicationsMatthew Clayton Sparks,to Katherine MichelleLooney. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, notnecessarily actual marriages. More...

Schools

Students attend DECA conference in B’ham

Clarke County High School students had the opportunity to attend the Alabama DECA State Career Development Conference at the BJCC in Birmingham. More...

BETA students read to GHES students

BETA students from CCHS went to Grove Hill Elementary School to read to the students for Read Across America in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday! More...

HOSA students attend state conference

Members of the newly formed HOSA — Future Health Professionals organization had the opportunity to attend and compete at the HOSA state conference held in Montgomery. More...