April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

No Percy, no show, no refund

A promoter worked Clarke County in 2012, visiting local businesses and community leaders promoting a big concert at the Grove Hill Airport featuring big name artists including Percy Sledge. More...

Signups good for new C’ville sewer system

The number of residents in Coffeeville who have signed up for the new estimated $3.9 million sewer system has increased to the point where town officials are confident the project will be a success. More...

Attempted murders, sex, drug cases set for jury trials

Attempted murders, sex cases, drugs and thefts are among the criminal cases on the jury dockets in Clarke County Circuit Court next week at the Clarke County Courthouse in Grove Hill. Court starts Monday at 9 a.m. More...

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Community

New traffic signal up on Highway 43

The new traffic signal is up at Grove Hill’s Highway 43 and Hebron Road/Highway 295 intersection. More...

Benefit ride for burned teen at Dunn’s Shell Saturday

Leroy teen Cordell Ferrell continues to recover from injuries sustained after being burned at a bonfire on Feb. 28. Ferrell continues to receive treatments at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. More...

Spring cleanups this month

The Clarke County Citizens Against Litter agency reminds residents in the county that various clean-up efforts will be underway during April. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The TCC (Thomasville- Clarke-Choctaw) Expo will be held April 3 in the Clarke County Community Center in Grove Hill . More...

Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church will host a Women’s Bible Study Saturday, April 5 at 5 p.m. Sunday School will begin at 8:45 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Evening services will be at 5 p.m., Wednesday, youth and prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Rev. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

What could Alabama be without corruption?

A state legislator pleaded guilty Tuesday to using his office for personal gain and agreed to cooperate with an investigation looking at possible wrongdoings at the Alabama State House. More...

Gone South

Spring break for the young folks

Wanna feel old fast? Agree to be "house-daddy" for eight college men on spring break. Yes, that is what I did. My son, the scion of the family, the one on whom I depend to carry on the family name and defend its honor, is a junior at Auburn. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 24- April 1 include: Denicia Rashaune Carter, 27, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, contempt of court, $30,130 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: An arrest was made during a traffic stop on March 24 at Depot Road and Front St. for possession of marijuana. An arrest was made on March 24 at C Ave. More...

Clarke County Deeds and Marriages

Marriage license applicationsPaul Kenneth Steele III, to JeniferAmanda Pugh.Ralph Wendell Sowell, to Cynthia AnnGreen.Earl Stanley Gardner, to Shelia AmetteMorrissette.Jacob Coleman Brown, to Adie ElissaBolen.Bryan Keith Wilson, to Hope ShaniquePritc More...

A record: 30 babies born at hospital in March

Mothers come from all over region to deliver at Grove Hill hospital

Thirty babies were delivered in March at the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. The most ever, said administrator Emily Steadham. Officials believe the highest number before last month was a total of 25 deliveries. More...

Charged with having sex with teen boys

Former CPS teacher

A substitute teacher arrested in Mobile for having sex with teenage male students from a Mobile County middle school is said to have taught previously at Clarke Preparatory School in Grove Hill. More...

Post office workers go get mail when truck breaks down

Say newspaper photo unfairly cast them in bad light

Grove Hill postal workers went to Perdue Hill Monday morning where the mail truck had broken down and picked up the Grove Hill mail. Postmaster Sharon Ault said that is just one of the steps local postal workers take to serve postal patrons. More...

Jurors side with apartment complex in burning case

A Clarke County civil jury ruled last week that an apartment company was not to blame for one of its resident’s being burned by a pan of hot grease in 2007. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mott - Free Access

Aletha A. Mott, 68, of Leroy died April 2, 2014 at her residence. She was born Sept. 8, 1945. She was a native of Philadelphia, Miss. She was a retired secretary/bookkeeper in the paint, glass and building supply business. More...

Vernon - Free Access

Gaythel Dean “CY” Vernon, 82, of Grove Hill died April 2, 2014 at his residence.He was born Jan. 22, 1932. He was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army as a Cpl. during the Korean Conflict. More...

Dickinson

Larry Charles Dickinson, a native Montgomery and a resident of Grove Hill, was born July 5, 1957 to the parentage of Clara Mae Daniels Dickinson and the late Charles Dickinson. He was 56. He passed away March 26, 2014. More...

Sports

Dixie Youth’s Opening Day is Saturday

Grove Hill’s Dixie Youth league’s Opening Day will be this Saturday with opening ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m. on the softball side. The teams with players and coaches will be introduced. More...

Big area slate for schools

Area baseball and softball teams have important games and series this week, coming off a week of Spring Break. Clarke County High School’s baseball and softball teams squared off against UMS in key area games. More...

Sports Scene

It’s prom season

I don’t know what I was thinking about. Only the quick thinking and intervention from The Carson prevented me from missing out on a very important season that comes during the spring. Forget baseball and softball….they are hasbeens. More...

Lifestyle

Weekend weddings are planned

Barnes-Allen Amanda Marie Barnes and Billy Richard Allen will exchange marriage vows Saturday, April 5 at 2 p.m. at Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile. Miss Barnes is the daughter of Robert and Sherry Barnes of Grove Hill. Mr. More...

Pope-Parnell to wed May 3 in Vineland

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Pope of Vineland announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mallory Blaine, to Bradley Jay Parnell, son of Melissa Dozier and Mack Parnell of Thomasville. More...

37th Fiddler’s Convention set in Frankville

The 37th Annual Old Time Fiddler’s Convention will be held at the Old School Building in Frankville Saturday, April 19. The “House Music” will start at 5 p.m. followed by the show competition at 6:30 p.m. More...