May 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

CCHS teen is fatality in wreck

A junior at Clarke County High School was killed early Sunday morning in a onevehicle accident in Grove Hill.  Cody Allen Hanson, 16, of Grove Hill, was the driver in the accident.  More...

Church member giving another a big gift - a kidney

We sometimes hear stories of unselfishness and love for our fellowman. Here’s a story that’s close to home, right here in our own community.  Calvin Wood of the Chilton community has had a kidney aliment for years. More...

Events

Local prayer session Thurs.   The National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 1. More...

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Photos

Grove Hill firefighters used the department’s aerial ladder truck to check the roof of the old Chick-a-dee Monday night. More...

Loss of students in county means cuts in state funding for schools

There was good news and bad news at Tuesday’s meeting of the Clarke County Board of Education.  First the good news: the county system will receive another state 21st Century grant for career tech instruction. More...

Keaheys join Lee B. Williams in law practice

Grove Hill’s longest practicing attorney, Lee B. Williams, has formed a partnership with two attorneys. They aren’t individuals he is unfamiliar with; they are family.  Robert D. “Bobby” Keahey and Robert D. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Alabama 4-H Pig Squeal Project Show and Auction will be Saturday, May 3 from 11 a.m. until the auction at 1 p.m. (tentative) in Fulton at Scotch’s Trailer Yard. At the beginning of Jan. More...

Church News

Church News

Bashan Baptist Church will host decoration and Homecoming services Sunday, May 4. Services will begin in the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. with worship service in the church at 11. Bro. Marcus Long will be the speaker. Lunch will be served at noon. More...

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Better policing our dilapidated buildings

The old Chick-a-dee fast food restaurant caught fire Monday night. It is too bad it didn’t burn to the ground.  We heard that comment from more than one person Tuesday. More...

‘Just like Fairhope’

A few years ago when the big push was on to renovate downtown Grove Hill’s Main Street we heard over and over “We want to be like Fairhope.”  They were speaking, of course, of beautiful Fairhope in Baldwin County where the land More...

Records

Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Residential burglary was reported on April 21 in the 100 block of French Court. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications  Russell J. Dunson, to Shandra Lyvon Wright.   Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 20-29 include:  Earnest Christopher Frowner, 46, domestic violence second degree, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Mark Antonio Chaney, 31, More...

Fire at old fast food restaurant

A fire at the old Chick-a-dee restaurant in Grove Hill Monday evening was quickly extinguished by Grove Hill firefighters with assistance from the Helwestern Fire Department. More...

Jackson High’s Thomas wins DYW title

Jackson High School’s Brianna Thomas was named Clarke County’s 2015 Distinguished Young Woman this past Saturday night at Thomasville’s Civic Center.  She is the first black to earn the title in the history of DYW and its prede More...

Old Timers eat well

The main reason for the annual CCHS Old Timers Reunion is to visit with old classmates but the good food is a big draw too. Just look at that fried chicken! More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Todd

Shelly Jean Todd, age 66, a native of Coffeeville, was born Oct. 20, 1947 to the parentage of Mrs. Helen Rose Todd and the late Mr. William Earl Todd. She departed this life at her home in Pittsburgh, Penn. on April 21, 2014.  More...

Jackson

Services in loving memory of Ms. Hardenia “Ardenia” T. Jackson, age 68 of Gainestown, will be held Sat. More...

Jackson

John Nathan Jackson, a native of Thomaston and resident of Jackson, made a peaceful transition to his heavenly home on Monday, April 21, 2014. Born Jan. 26, 1919 to the late Lula and Alfonzo Jackson, he was 95 years of age. More...

Sports

CPS headed to Lagoon

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators came in as the four seed after dropping two games in a seeding tournament last Thursday in Grove Hill.  CPS opened with a 6-0 loss to Pickens.  Jami Allen had the lone hit.  Megan Brooks took the loss More...

Lady Bulldogs play well at Orange Beach

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs went 4-1 in the Orange Beach tournament this past weekend as pitcher Sally Jordan tossed one no-hitter and added two 1-hit performances.  The Lady Bulldogs beat Leroy 6-0 as Jordan struck out 10 and al More...

Gators advance to semi’s

The Clarke Prep School Gators powered their way to the Class AA semi-finals as they swept Crenshaw Christian 9-0 and 9-2 last Thursday in Grove Hill.  In the opening game Hayden Nichols did not allow a hit and struck out 16 batters to get the wi More...

Lifestyle

Thames-Motes to marry May 17 in Salitpa church

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Thames of Irvington announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Brooke, to Mr. Jonathan Tyler Motes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Motes of Salitpa.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Little Mermaid at Gilbertown theatre

BTAPC & BTAS is presenting the youth production of The Little Mermaid Jr. on May 1-4 (Thursday through Sunday) at the Gilbertown theatre. More...

Weekend weddings are planned around the area

Kania-Skipper   Janine Marie Kania and Cory Scott Skipper will exchange marriage vows in May at the Thomasville Baptist Church.  Miss Kania is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gary Kania of Thomasville.  Mr. Skipper is the son of Mr. More...

Schools

Sports Performance taught to GHES fourth graders

Jennifer Bradford, the Wellness Director from HealthActions in Jackson spoke to the fourth graders at Grove Hill Elementary School. More...

Students learn from area forester

Kevin Crawford from the Alabama Forestry Commission County Office spoke to the third graders at Grove Hill Elementary School. More...

Student Council members clean up for Earth Day

Members of the GHES Student Council picked up trash around campus in honor of Earth Day, April 22. More...