September 4, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lots of available industrial buildings

Clarke County has too many empty business and industrial buildings, everyone who works with economic development in the county would agree.  Called about the buildings Tuesday, county economic developer Debra Mathews readily knew the square foot More...

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Household Tips

 Frugal doesn’t have to mean unfashionable. There are plenty of how-to instructions on the Internet for turning fashion trash into treasure. More...

Activities this month at Grove Hill library

The Grove Hill Public Library is sponsoring two events in September.  The library will introduce books recently donated by the Libri Foundation with a special storytime at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 11. More...

Communication, collaboration key needs, CCDF members learn

The need for county and municipal officials and community leaders to communicate and collaborate was the key message from an Aug. 20 workshop sponsored by the Clarke County Community Development Foundation (CCDF).  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Citizens Against Litter will meet at 9 a.m. on Sept. 4 in the basement meeting room in Emergency Management Agency area of the County Courthouse. The public is invited. More...

Church News

Church News

Wilson Chapel A.M.E. Church of Grove Hill will celebrate its Homecoming Sunday, Sept. 6 at 2:30 p.m. with pastor Richmond Chaney and the St. Union Baptist Church of Leroy will be the special guests. A revival will begin Monday, Sept. More...

Lifestyle

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Eggplant makes good French fries

Sometimes a food becomes so associated with a particular cuisine that it develops an identity problem. More...

Ultra-easy, tasty and healthy cake

How about an ultra-easy (and tasty) cake you can serve for just about any occasion? A piece of this cake should convince everyone that “tasty” and “healthy” can be in the same recipe.   More...

Schools

Artifacts intrigue students

Submitted  Along the banks of the many creek beds of Clarke County, one is likely to see a silver-haired man digging and sifting through the gravel and sand and the clay. “What is he looking for?” one might say.  More...

New teachers welcomed

Submitted  The 2014-2015 school year is off to a great start. Our students are settled in their classes, routines and procedures have been established, and their educational adventure has begun.  More...

GHES volunteers are important

Submitted  The school is eager to get the Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) program started for this school year.  The Grove Hill Elementary School VIPS program has always been a vital part of PTO and the success of our school.  More...

Oh, Baby!

Obstetrics dept. stays busy at local hospital

The baby boom continues at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  The hospital board of directors heard Aug. 28 that there were 301 obstetrics (OB) visits in July. There were 22 deliveries, said Roxanne Smith, clinic office manager. More...

More doctors than you think in 1800s Clarke

It is probably a commonly held belief that doctors were scarce, far and few between in a frontier-like Clarke County of the 1800s. More...

Three hurt in Sunday night wreck on Old Highway 5

A driver and two passengers were injured Sunday night in a one-vehicle wreck on Old Highway 5 north of Grove Hill.  The wreck occurred at approximately 9:05 p.m., according to the Alabama Department of Public Safety.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Osborne - Free Access

Elmaree Coates Osborne, 87, of Coffeeville died Aug. 29, 2014 in Snellville, Ga.  More...

Wilson - Free Access

Michael Scott Wilson, 57, of Bowling Green, Kentucky died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Memorial services will be held in Bowling Green and Grove Hill at dates and times to be announced later.  More...

Gunn - Free Access

James G. "Jimmy" Gunn, 76, of Thomasville passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at his home.   More...

Sports

CPS heads to Marengo

After having last week off, the Clarke Prep School Gator football team is taking to the road this week to face Marengo in a big region game.  CPS had the open date because EMCA cancelled their season.  “The kids are ready to play a ga More...

Tigers get big road win at Demopolis

The Thomasville High School Tigers football won its second key rivalry game of the season on the road with a grueling 18-14 victory at Demopolis High.  The game was a crucial “gut check” in the second game of the season as THS had to More...

Eagles hold on for region win over Lowndes

Despite a late surge from visiting Lowndes Academy, the Jackson Academy football team held strong to take a 28- 20 win to open the season.  The Eagles built a comfortable first half lead and held on tight to move to 1-0 on the season and in regi More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Thirty years have run by fast

My old friend Harvey Jackson said there were three jobs he never wanted: Running a restaurant, a chicken house or publishing a weekly newspaper. More...

Determining legislators pay shouldn’t be so hard

It seemed like a good idea back in 2012: A constitutional amendment that would tie legislators’ salaries to the state’s median family income.  More...

DHR food pantry needs your assistance

The Clarke County Department of Human Resources’ food bank is in need of canned goods and dry goods to restock its depleated pantry.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 25-Sept. More...

Jackson Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   Theft was reported on Aug. 21 in the 2100 block of College Ave.  An arrest was made on Aug. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications  Tavaris Lorenzo Hill, to Erica Janine Davis.  Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages.  Property deeds listed Dated Aug. More...