August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Rotation policy set for towing companies

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night a new policy for towing companies.  In case of an accident, if the driver does not give a preference for a particular towing company, a company on an established rotation will be selected. More...

Battle of Mobile Bay 150 years later

These Confederate soldier reenactors from Clarke and Washington counties were among hundreds at the 150th commenoration of the Battle of Mobile Bay at Fort Morgan this past weekend. More...

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Community

Improvements needed for GH municipal airport

Grove Hill Mayor Levon Hicks reported Monday night that the local airport needs critical improvements.  A report was sent to the town from the aeronautics bureau of the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) citing problems. More...

Trip to Walmart turns sour as feds bust fugitive

Walmart shoppers in Jackson faced an unusual scene in the store’s parking lot on Thursday, when U.S. Marshals and members of the Jackson Police Department made an arrest on warrants from Michigan.  More...

Area AU incoming freshmen feted

The Clarke-Washington Auburn Club hosted a sendoff reception for 14 incoming Auburn freshmen from Clarke and Washington Counties last Thursday evening at the Jackson Golf House.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The members of the Clarke County High School Class of 1974 are invited to a reunion meeting Saturday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m., at Gary’s Steakhouse in Jackson. All class members are invited to participate.   More...

Church News

Church News

Pine Chapel #1 Baptist Church of Grove Hill will continue revival Thursday, Aug. 7 and end Friday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. James Parrish, pastor of the Nazaree Baptist Church of Mobile will be the evangelist. Rev. Eligha Scott is the pastor. More...

Editorial

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Annexation rejection throws the baby out with bath water

It is a shame that an effort by a small group of property owners to annex their properties into Grove Hill failed because of the nay vote of one of the owners.  The Clarke County Baptist Association gave a thumbs down to the efforts of a group o More...

A nightmare becomes reality

Sometimes when we see a family member, or members, off for a trip we give them an extra hug and the thought, however fleeting, may run through our heads of the fear of some tragedy happening to them while they are gone. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 29-Aug. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Simple assault was reported on July 25 in the 3000 block of Highway 43.  Theft of an article from an automobile was reported on July 25 in the 10 More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications  Kyle Edward Nettles, to Shelia Renae Finch.  Clarence Lamar Pugh, to Teneshia Lashay Allen.  Zachary Drake Baswell, to Randi Kayla Black.  James Robert Spain, to Cynthia Marie James.  Spencer Ja More...

Congressman Byrne hears concerns of local hospital

U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne included Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Monday on a tour of area hospitals. He also toured the Jackson Medical Center and the Washington County Hospital in Chatom later that day.  More...

Bake sale to benefit local library

The Grove Hill Public Library will have a bake sale Friday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The money raised will be used to purchase new books for the reference section.  More...

Here’s why no water Monday

A six-inch water main on the Chilton Road burst Monday. The massive breach drained some parts of Grove Hill but repairs were made in quick order and water service was restored. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chapman - Free Access

Leland “L.T.” Tom Chapman, age 75, of Winn died July 31, 2014 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Thomasville.  A celebration of life for Mr. Chapman will be Saturday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. at Berry’s Chapel A.M.E. More...

King - Free Access

Martha Louise King, 67, of Jackson, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at Jackson Medical Center in Jackson.  She was a faithful member of the Jackson AOH Church of God in Jackson.    More...

Mott - Free Access

Mary Ruth Mott, 78, of Coffeeville died Aug. 10, 2014 at her residence.She was born Nov. 10, 1935 in Tallahatta Springs. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Football begins in the state

CCHS Bulldogs take to the gridiron

Clarke County High School used the morning session Monday to weight train, but in the afternoon the Bulldogs were on the practice field. More...

Gators prepping for season opener

The Clarke Prep School Gators were in their fourth day of drills and in the middle of their annual football camp Monday afternoon. More...

Sports Scene

Social media can be fun or stupid

Social media. You either love it or you hate it or you have no idea what it is.  But make no mistake, the kids; grade school, middle school, high school and college, all know exactly what social media means.  More...

Lifestyle

The Best Hometown Peanut Butter Recipes In America

Regional dishes featuring delicious peanut butter

In kitchens, cafeterias and restaurants nationwide, our local food preferences may be unique, and our culinary traditions may be diverse, but we all share a common bond: a love for peanut butter.  More...

Colemans say wedding vows in Tompkins Baptist Church

Kayla Michelle Coleman and Christopher Golden Coleman, both of Jackson, were wed May 24, 2014 at six o’clock in the evening, at Tompkins Baptist Church in Grove Hill. The Rev. Don Newton officiated the marriage ceremony.  More...

Group sees Mary Poppins play

The Grove Hill United Methodist Church Upper Youth gather in front of the Alabama Shakespeare Theatre in Montgomery, Thursday, July 31. More...

Schools

T’ville teachers encouraged as new year starts

“We know the song ‘Jesus loves the little children of the world,’” said Dr. Vic Adkison, superintendent of the Thomasville City Schools System.  More...

Men Making A Difference provides school supplies

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Cornbread & Buttermilk

Why Eisenhower gave us the interstate system

I thought I would tell you about the trip that convinced Dwight D. Eisenhower that what this country needed was a transcontinental system of Interstate highways.  More...