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Coroner lone Democrat to prevail Tues.

The surprising race Tuesday was that of county coroner where Democrat incumbent Mitchell Finney edged a close 50.42% win over Republican challenger Tyler Norris.  He was the only Democrat to prevail out of four county races Tuesday.  Finne More...

Citizen of Year to be honored Thursday night

Grove Hill Citizen of the Year Kate Jordan will be honored at a banquet Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m.  Tickets have already been sold for the event which is a project of the Grove Hill Civitan Club. More...

C’ville recognizing DuBose’s commission tenure

The Coffeeville Town Council will honor retired Clarke County Commissioner Patricia DuBose Monday, Nov. 10.  A recognition and reception will follow a short council meeting that begins at 6 p.m. More...

Newly annexed properties gain business zoning declaration from board

The Grove Hill Planning Commission gave preliminary approval Oct. 30 to zoning of properties recently annexed into the town.  New annexed property on Highway 43 South will be zoned B-1 (Business). More...

Special Sections

Community

T’ville Mayor Day says groundbreaking for new hospital by year’s end

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day predicted at a recent city council meeting that the city could be able to break ground on a new hospital by the end of the year and that construction should take 14-18 months. More...

Corrections

In Jared Daniels’ obituary in the Oct. 30 edition, an officiating minister, Rev. Keith Johnson, was misidentified due to information incorrectly submitted to the newspaper.  ****  More...

Golden Dragon Copper union vote is Friday

The employees of Golden Dragon Copper will vote Friday to decide whether or not they will join the United Steel Workers and form a union at the plant.  On Monday, United Steel Workers members from other manufacturing plants in the area held an & More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke-Washington Counties Fair will continue Thursday, Nov. 6 through Saturday, Nov. 8. For more information contact Steven James or any Rotary Club member.   The Grove Hill Citizen of the Year Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Church News

LOTS OF HALLOWEEN FUN!

Grove Hill Baptist holds Candy Fest for area youth

The Grove HillBaptist Church sponsored a special Candy Fest Halloween carnival Oct. 30 in the church parking lot. The event was filled with candy, inflatable slides, a bounce house and a variety of games for local youth.   More...

Church News

Springfield Methodist Protestant Church Youth Rally will be Saturday, Nov. 8 from 6 until 8 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jeavon Back of Flushing, Michigan. He has a strong background in youth ministry. More...

Lifestyle

Household Tips

 “I used double-faced tape to stick a couple of clothespins inside the cabinet under my sink. That way, I can hang my gloves under the sink when I’m finished with the dishes.” — T.C. More...

A grateful feast, then and now

In 1621, a small group of pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts, gathered with the native Wampanoag people to celebrate a successful harvest. They could not have imagined the legacy they were creating for Americans who came after them.  More...

Barnes-Middleton to wed Saturday

Hannah Elizabeth Barnes and Steven Allen Middleton will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. at Jimmy and Jean Butt’s farm.  Miss Barnes is the daughter of Elizabeth Claxton of Jackson and Donnie Barnes of Fulton.  Mr. More...

Schools

Homecoming court presented at recent events

Submitted Photo; Photo by Barry H. Hendrix

This year was the first time that Grove Hill Elementary School participated during homecoming week by having a Homecoming Court. More...

Fire Department visits GHES

During Fire Prevention Week, GHES enjoyed a visit from the Grove Hill Fire Department. They talked to the students about fire safety and gave a tour of a fire truck. More...

Students enjoy ghost stories

Mrs. Walker’s fourth grade class was excited when four high school students showed up at their door to read a ghost story and make ghosts. Mrs. More...

REPUBLICANS TAKE COMMISSION

Republican newcomers win commission seats to give party 3-2 edge

Clarke County Republicans swept all but one local office on the ballot Tuesday and captured a majority of the County Commission for the first time since possibly Reconstruction.  Elected were Stan Hutto in District 1 and Bill Taylor in District More...

Sheriff Norris credits staff for win

Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris was re-elected to a second term with a 59.21% majority over two opponents Tuesday.  Norris was one of the first countywide Republican officeholders elected in 2010. More...

Fulton store owner and grandchild die in wreck

A well-known Fulton businessman and his granddaughter were killed in a two-vehicle accident in Hale County Sunday night, Nov. 2. A Hale County teenager was also killed.  More...

A not-so-nice Halloween trick

Grove Hill firefighters could only watch helplessly as a fallen power line sparked a fire that virtually destroyed a pickup in front of Clarke County High School Friday evening, Oct. 31. More...

Hospital properties being consolidated into one ownership

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night an ordinance to consolidate the ownership of properties related to the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  The legal entity for the hospital is actually the Clarke County Healthcare Authority, which i More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Teal - Free Access

Norman Louis Teal Sr., 71, of Gosport died Oct. 27, 2014. He was a native of Loxley and owner of Norman Teal Roofing.  More...

Sadler - Free Access

Elizabeth W. Sadler, 92, of Gulf Breeze, Fla. died Nov. 7, 2014 at her residence in The Villas.  More...

Dumas - Free Access

George H. “Benny” Dumas, 83, of Jackson died Nov. 7, 2014 at Jackson Medical Center.   More...

Sports

Eagles close out season, falling to MA

After taking their lumps against what could be the best team in the Alabama Independent School Association, the Jackson Academy Eagles are looking forward.  The Eagles fell 49-0 in a brutal road trip to Marengo Academy, but the sting of the loss More...

Thomasville to visit West Blocton in 4A

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team (5-5, 3-3 in Class 4A, Region 1) will travel Nov. More...

AHSAA, AISA first round playoff pairings

Nineteen unbeaten teams and all six defending state champions of 2013 are in the 208-team first-round field as the Alabama High School Athletic Association 2014 state football playoffs get underway Friday, Nov. 7. More...

Editorial

We’ve spent $3.67 billion on midterms but are we better off?

Here’s something that ought to make you sick at your stomach:  The midterm races for the U.S. House and Senate that were decided Tuesday cost $3.67 billion. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

You are what you eat

My recent columns on camp stew and eating “eatin’ dirt” drew a number of interesting responses.  My Georgia buddy and former student Jo wrote to suggest that I look up Julia Sugarbaker’s reaction to the accusation that So More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 28-Nov. More...

Jackson, T’ville Police Incident Reports

Jackson  The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  An arrest was made for one count of failure to appear on Oct. 15 by the Coffeeville Police Department. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications  Russell Scott Harvell, to Sarah Jeanne Lankford.  William Drew Wilkerson, to Melinda Lynn Goodman.  James Edward Deshler III, to Lauren Alexia Kiracofe.  Steven Allen Middleton, to Hannah Elizabeth B More...