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Novel based on real events from 1930s

Jodie Cain was a 16-yearold student at McGill- Toolen High School in Mobile back in the 1990s when she went to see her grandmother to do what she expected would be a routine assignment on someone who had lived through the Great Depression. More...

License fees rollback won’t help trooper shortage

A bill was passed in the Alabama State Senate to roll back the recent increase on driver’s license fees.  Officials with the State Troopers and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) say the refund will reduce necessary revenue, which f More...

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Community

Both drivers injured in wreck

Two drivers were injured the morning of April 1 on Highway 43 in Grove Hill at one of the entrances to Dunn’s Shell Station. Police arrived on the scene at approximately 9:28 a.m.  More...

GH Community Study Club’s meeting detailed

In March Sherry Hamilton and Joy Welch hosted a real fish fry for the Community Study Club in the Hamilton guest house courtyard. When outside activities ended, the group moved inside for the planned meeting.  More...

Jewelry sale at GH hospital

The $5 Masquerade Jewelry Sale returns April 30 and May 1 to Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, just in time for Mother’s Day and graduation shopping.  Sponsored by the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, everyone is invited to come to thi More...

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Community Calendar

Grove Hill Public Library located at 108 Dubose Avenue will hold genealogy classes every Wednesday in April from 2 until 4 p.m. For more information call the library at 251-275-8157.   More...

Church News

Church News

Tompkins Baptist Church will feature Voices of Mobile in concert directed by Dr. Roger Breland Wednesday, April 8 at 6 p.m. There is no admission but a love offering will be taken. Everyone is invited.   More...

Bradford-Larrimore clan to gather for reunion May 9 at Fulton church

The Bradford-Larrimore Family Reunion will be Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. at the Fulton Baptist Church Activity Center on Route 178. More...

Lifestyle

Weaver-Meeks to marry May 16 in Jackson church

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Weaver of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Felicia Kay, to Mr. Vincent Peter Meeks, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

HANDY TIPS TO USE IN YOUR HOME

Childproofing Blinds   —-  Q: A friend told me that the cords on my apartment blinds weren’t safe, and that kids or my cat could get tangled up in them. More...

You can build a disaster-resilient house

The icy winds from last year’s Polar Vortex are back on our minds again as we head towards winter. More...

Schools

Elementary students bury time capsule for 2025

The elementary classes at CPS buried a time capsule on April 1, 2015. More...

Senior athletes recognized

The senior softball and baseball players were recognized at the last home ballgame on April 2. More...

Students earn district art honors

CPS students showed off their artistic skills at the district art fair on April 1. More...

‘Widowmaker’ cause of tree cutter’s death

A tree cutter was killed in a woods accident near Campbell Monday afternoon.  More...

Treasures in the basement

Court records bound in old brown covers date back to the 1820s. More...

New batting cage OK’d; land bought for park

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Monday to spend $3,335.88 for a new batting cage at S.P. Hudson Park.  More...

Annual county cleanup events slated April 18

The annual Spring Clean Up will be held April 18-25 in cities and communities throughout Clarke County.   On April 18 in Grove Hill, free trash bags, water and refreshments will be available for participants.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Holloway - Free Access

Alice Gibbs Holloway, 102, died April 5, 2015. She was born May 10, 1912 in Vinegar Bend, Ala.   More...

Henderson - Free Access

Kavell Demontrey "Trey" Henderson, 22, of Deer Park, Ala. died April 2, 2015. He was born Feb. 5, 1993. He was a member of New Light Missionary Baptist Church. More...

Smith - Free Access

John Leo Smith, 90, of Grove Hill passed from this life Monday, April 6, 2015, at William F. Greene Veteran’s Facility in Bay Minette.   More...

Sports

Bulldogs 4-0 in area play

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs dropped a 10-4 decision to the Jackson Aggies at Spec Mc- Cants Field in Jackson on Saturday.  Anthony Taylor went 2- for-3 with a double. Jacorey Snell and Latavian Washington each had a hit and an RBI. More...

Gators on a 6-game winning streak

The Clarke Prep School Gators have reeled off six straight wins to improve to 13-10 on the season with an impressive showing this past weekend.  The Gators blanked Bessemer Academy 3-0 in the last game of the Southern Tournament in Greensboro.&n More...

Opening Day is Saturday

The Grove Hill Dixie Youth baseball and softball leagues will have opening day on Saturday with ceremonies set to start at 10 a.m. More...

Editorial

Reporter’s work will be missed

Alabama’s senior and premier political reporter, Phil Rawls, has retired. Phil spent 35 years reporting on Alabama politics for the Associated Press. He was simply the best. He was fair and accurate. More...

Congress, President need to consult

Congress and the President Need to Consult - and Not Just on Iran (353 words)_ By Lee H. Hamilton  More...

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Records

Jackson and Thomasville Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Two counts of counterfeit checks were reported on March 26 at Pic and Save.  An arrest was made on March 26 for shoplifting at Walmart.  More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 31-April 7 include:  Joshua Lee Murrill, 32, sex offender act, probation revocation, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed  Dated March 19-26  Property deeds listed  Dated March 26-April 1  J and Z Farms LLC, to Benton J. Oliver.  Carolyn B. Williamson, to Michael W. More...