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District 22 state senate runoff lacks spark and voter interest

What had been expected and anticipated to be a heated dogfight for the Republican nomination for the District 22 State Senate seat has turned out to be anything but that. More...

New ordinance to set GH speed limits

The Grove Hill Town Council at its Monday meeting had a first reading for a resolution and ordinance formally declaring the speed limits on town roads, including portions of Highways 84, 43 and 295 ( Jackson St.).  More...

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Community

Man steals gas by signing tickets

A man has been arrested for stealing $1,800 in gasoline by charging the gas to a former employer’s account.  Recently, Dunn’s Shell reported to the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department that they were contacted by a customer, Jord More...

Commissioners hear from resident concerned about needed maintenance on Atkeison Road

James Curry, a resident on Atkeison Road north of Thomasville, complained to the Clarke County Commission Monday about two stop signs missing at both Westman Circle and Bentwood Drive.  More...

Hunting! Fishing! Great Timber!

Some of the best hardwood in South Ala!

The Campbell Tract - 540+/- acres for sale in north Clarke County, Alabama  It’s rare to find a tract this size and of this quality for sale in Clarke County. More...

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Community Calendar

Clarke County School District will administer the Alabama High School Graduation Exam at CCHS. Any former students who would like to take the exam should report to the school by 7:45 a.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church of Grove Hill will end “Youths on the Move, Thursday, July 10. The concert will be Friday, July 11. Minister Jessica Harmon and Jeremy Rembert will be the musicians/directors for the week. Fee is $10. Rev. William E. More...

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Will 3% of electorate decide officeholders?

What if they held an election and nobody came? That is the worry of Alabama election officials for this coming Tuesday’s Republican runoff in which only a 5% turnout is predicted.  More...

Gone South

My people, my people

In my father’s papers I found two cancelled checks. Both were made out to W. A. Edwards and signed by Mrs. H. H. Jackson. Mrs. Jackson was Edwards’ sister. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 1-8 include:  Rashad Deanre James, 24, no insurance, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept.  Fabian Law, 47, no drivers license, no insurance, $502.80 bond, arre More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson  The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  A traffic accident without injuries was reported on June 30 in the 400 block of Commerce St.  A traffic hazard was reported on June 30 at Highway More...

Will 1,000 voters bother to go to the polls Tuesday?

A Republican primary runoff set for Tuesday, July 15 isn’t expected to generate much turnout statewide. More...

Commissioners say logging law never considered; judge not so sure

The Clarke County Commission never considered passing a law to regulate logging and timber trucking, the commission chairman said Monday. More...

Fulton residents voice support for keeping post office open

Residents of the Town of Fulton came out in support of their post office Monday night.  A public meeting was held by the United States Postal Service (USPS) to discuss the possible reduction of hours at the local postal facility.  More...

Mistakenly dialed 911 calls a problem for dispatchers

‘Pocket dials’ of cell phones in pockets, purses some of the worst

Becky Neugent, Clarke County 911 coordinator, reported to the county 911 board Monday that calls in error continued to be a problem for dispatchers.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Boykin - Free Access

Shelby Jean Boykin, 74, of Jackson died July 9, 2014 in Jackson. She was born Aug. 25, 1939. She was a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair.  More...

Jackson - Free Access

Lucinda Sims Jackson, 76, a native of Washington County and resident of Sunflower, passed away July 6, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital. She was a member of the Sunflower Baptist Church No. 3.  More...

Drinkard - Free Access

Eunice M. Drinkard, 97, of Thomasville died July 7, 2014 at Country Oaks Assisted Living. She was born March 29, 1917 in Clarke County. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. She was a retired seamstress from Vanity Fair Corporation.  More...

Sports

7-on-7 passing action

Jackson High School hosted a 7-on-7 football exhibition Tuesday afternoon at Legion Field. More...

GH softball team in state tourney

The Grove Hill 9 & 10-yearold softball all-stars will take on East Montgomery at 9 a.m. Saturday in Enterprise. It is the first game of the state tournament. More...

Sports Scene

Kids work hard on and off the field

In case you haven’t noticed, two teams from Grove Hill will be playing in Dixie Youth state tournaments very soon.  More...

Lifestyle

Williams-Harbuck to wed Friday

Jamie Elizabeth Williams and Samuel Gallas Harbuck will exchange marriage vows Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at the Clarke County Courthouse in Grove Hill. Family members will be in attendance.  Miss Williams is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Dove-Morgan to marry July 19

Mr. and Mrs. More...

Tremlett brothers graduate

Matthew Tremlett graduated May 22 from Enterprise High School with honors. More...