October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

August was record revenue month for local hospital

Over $4 million in revenues but expenses, write-offs leave profit just shy of $102,000

The Grove Hill Memorial Hospital earned its largest monthly revenue total ever in August.  Elaine Averett, hospital chief financial officer, reported Sept. 25 August revenue at $4,143,333. More...

Pioneer Day event is Saturday, Oct. 25

The annual Pioneer Day festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 25 on the grounds of the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill.  The event is sponsored by the Clarke County Historical Society. Admission is free.  More...

Special Sections

Community

Jackson council adopts budgets

The Jackson City Council made its 2015 budget official during its Sept. More...

Staph infection discovered in T’ville school

The same week that hepatitis A was diagnosed in a Clarke County High School student, a staph infection was discovered at Thomasville Middle School.  More...

‘Th’ Burning’ in Thomasville this Sunday

“Th’ Burning” is coming to Thomasville Sunday, Oct. 5.  The dramatic performance is based on the events of Mother’s Day 1961 when a mob attacked a Freedom Riders bus as it passed through Anniston.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Friends of the Clarke County Animal Shelter will sponsor an All Crowns Beauty Pageant for ages zero to 18 on Nov. 1 in the Sage Auditorium in Grove Hill. Deadline for entering is Oct. 1. Call 334-636-4270 for more information. More...

Church News

Gospel music and lot more on tap in Fulton Saturday

Annual Fall Gospel Singing starts at 4 p.m. in downtown Fulton

The annual Fulton Fire and Rescue Annual Fall Gospel Singing will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 in downtown Fulton.  This is the major fundraiser for the Volunteer Fulton Fire and Rescue Department.  More...

Church News

Christian Fellowship Baptist Church of Thomasville will end its revival Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. The church is located on the Tallahatta Springs Road in Thomasville. Turn off of Hwy. 43 onto Hwy. 154 at the red light at Hardee’s. More...

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Editor’s Notes

Good hygiene best way to fight diseases

Grove Hill’s doctors and other healthcare professionals are to be commended for their prompt diagnosis of a Hepatitis A case and the subsequent precautions and safeguards implemented.  The situation was a bit of a scare because it involved More...

Gone South

Harvey’s camp stew

My recent commentary on the return of fatty flavoring to the table drew a heartwarming response from a host of lard lovers. More...

Schools

Students enjoy corn snack

Grove Hill Elementary School was pleased to host Dady’s Roasted Corn. Janice Dady roasts corn and educates children about the uses for corn and corn products. More...

State saluted during PTO program

Alabama, the 22nd state in the union, is a place we affectionately call “God’s Country.” The fourth graders at Grove Hill Elementary School took their knowledge and love for their s More...

GHES excited by ‘Be A Champion’

Grove Hill Elementary School is getting their students excited about reading by accepting the AEA (Alabama Education Association) Be a Champion and Read challenge. The goal of the program is to get students and parents excited about reading. More...

GOP believes it can win control of commission

“It has long been a goal of mine to take over the county commission. I think we are going to do that,” Clarke County Republican Party Chairman Edmon McKinley told fellow party members Tuesday looking ahead to the Nov. More...

When will it rain, Alan?

WKRG Chief Meteorologist Alan Sealls agreed the forecast for rain this past weekend missed its mark. Sealls was in Grove Hill Tuesday to speak to local students. More...

Hepatitis A cases found at CCHS

Clarke County High School is taking precautions after a student was diagnosed with hepatitis A last week. More...

Coffeeville officials counter untruths of new sewer system

Officials with the Town of Coffeeville are trying to dispel rumors and incorrect information about the new sewer project.  Property owners participating in the current project will not have to pay any installation costs, said Town Clerk Annie La More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Burrell - Free Access

Lela Mae Burrell, 66, of Jackson died Sept. 29, 2014 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born July 24, 1948 to the late Robert Sr. and Eliza Singleton Bracy. She was a graduate of Harper High School in the Class of 1967. She was a member of Mt. More...

Kennon - Free Access

L.C. Kennon III, 56, of Chatom died Sept. 28, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born Feb. 23, 1958 to the late Nettie Ash Kennon, L.C. Kennon Jr. in Stateline, Miss. He was a member of Lifeline Ministry in Chatom. More...

Rodman - Free Access

Hannah Lucille Rodman, 72, of Jackson died Sept. 25, 2014 at her residence.  More...

Sports

CCHS Bulldogs pound Indians

The Clarke County Bulldogs improved to 3-2 on the season as they beat the Indians of Southern Choctaw High 40-21 last Friday night on the Reservation in Gilbertown.  The Bulldogs used a bruising ground game to take control of the game, pounding More...

Sports Scene

Derk Jeter, the last of the sports heroes

We need heroes.  It’s a fact.  We are all flawed people. And we always are looking to see something bigger or better than we actually are. More...

Gators bounce Russell Chr.

The Clarke Prep School Gators took care of business, locking down a playoff berth, as they beat Russell Christian 30-7 in Meridian, Miss. last Friday night.  ‘They played us hard all night long,” Head Coach Billy Hamilton said. More...

Lifestyle

Community newspapers provide coverage, services that bigger papers don’t

Retired AU professor speaks to Clarke Historical Society

A retired Auburn University journalism professor and a former newspaper reporter and editor reaffirmed his belief in newspapers - especially smaller, community newspapers - along with some funny stories of the business for Clarke County Historical So More...

Girls State delegates

Delegates from Clarke Preparatory School and Clarke County High School recently gave a power point presentation at Grove Hill United Methodist Church about their experiences at Girl’s State thi More...

A spoon is all you need to make these tasty Raisin Spice Bars

You don’t need a mixer to make these toothsome cookies, which are reminiscent of the New England favorite, Hermits.   More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 23-30 include:  Christopher N. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Harassment was reported on Sept. 22 at the boat landing.  Shoplifting was reported on Sept. More...

Clarke Marriage Licenses, Deeds

Marriage license applications   Jeremy Wayne White, to Caitlyn Elizabeth Bonham.  Jacob Clarence Duncan, to Virginia Neely Duke.  Richard Gregory Morrison, to Jennifer Agnes Ruskamp.  Raphael Devon Davis, to Marshae Marie Jackson. More...