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Can 6 snakes stop forestry practices on 39,000 acres?

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Overturns and spills load

A wood truck overturned April 29 and spilled its load at the south end of Jackson Street across from Dunn’s Shell in Grove Hill. The driver had only minor injuries. More...

C’ville council accepts grant for police dept.

The CoffeevilleTown Council formally approved Tuesday night a $15,000 Community Facilities grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture RuralDevelopment for new police equipment.  More...

Prayer service is Thursday in local park

Thursday is a National Day of Prayer and the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce will host a prayer service at 12 noon in the Laurie Carleton Park across from the Clarke County Courthouse.   Community residents will lead the service. More...

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Ballet and Theatre Arts Performing Companies and Ballet and Theatre Arts School will be presenting the youth production of “Shrek the Musical Jr.” on Thursday, May 7, Friday, May 8, Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10. More...

Church News

Church News

New Home Baptist Church near Monroeville will feature the legendary Dixie Echoes Quartet along with the Elliott Trio Friday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. There will be no charge for admission but a love offering will be received. Revs. More...

Editorial

A lot of young Old McDonalds

The perception is that all kids want to do today is watchTV and play on their phones or the computer. But local young would-be farmers are proving that perception wrong. They proved me wrong but, hey, that isn’t a hard thing to do!  More...

Political Cartoon

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Requiem for Spring Break - Part I

“ Spring Break as we know it is over.”  Mike Thomas, Bay County, Fla. Commissioner   Many of you have fond memories of Spring Break at Panama City Beach.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 28-May 5 include:  Randy Joe Overstreet, 55, two counts manufacturing a controlled substance, two counts endangering welfare of a child, $70,000 bond, arrested by Clarke Coun More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed  Dated April 23-30  John Brian Matherson, to Shannon Swinehart.  Bellsouth Telecommunications LLC, to Robert J. Kennedy.  Timothy W. Bates, to Karl S. Wright.  Garrett B. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Shoplifting was reported on April 21 at Walmart. The store reported 97 items stolen, and there are four suspects. More...

This little piggy ...

Jessie McDonald (above) hurries to keep up with his fast-paced pig at the Pig Squeal Show and Auction in Fulton Saturday. Twenty-two area youth participated in the second 4-H-sponsored competition. More...

Slow progress in dealing with dilapidated GH properties

June 2 will mark a year since the Town of Grove Hill adopted an Unsafe Structures and Dangerous Buildings ordinance.  Letters were sent out dated Sept. 9, 2014 to the owners of 10 properties. More...

Man found dead in SUV parked at Fulton Junction

Aman found dead in a vehicle had apparently been deceased and in the parked vehicle since the previous night.  The body of Jeffrey Stancell Latham, 32, was discovered in the floorboard of the parked SUV vehicle at Fulton Junction, at the interse More...

Walking to beat cancer

A crowd of cancer survivors, family and friends gathered on Main Street in Grove Hill Friday evening, May 1 for the annual Relay For Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clay

Lawrence “Son” Clay Jr., 77, of Deer Park died April 26, 2015 at his residence.  He was born February 9, 1938 in Meridian, Miss. to the parentage of the late Lawrence Clay Sr. More...

Dortch

Strother Dortch, 78, of Vredenburgh died May 1, 2015. He was a member of the Chapel at Black Bluff A.M.E. Church of Coy. He enjoyed fishing and gardening.  More...

Law

Roscoe Law Jr., 71, of Grove Hill departed this life May 1, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born Nov. 19, 1943 to Roscoe Woodrow and Adella Malone Law. He was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Coffeeville. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs are area softball champions

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs softball team won the Class 4A, Area 3 tournament April 30 with an 8-3 victory over the Thomasville High Lady Tigers in Grove Hill.  Sally Jordan was the winning pitcher. More...

T-Ball’s the best ball!

Forget the major leagues, the best action is at Hudson Park in Grove Hill as these photos by local photographer Gary Horton prove.   More...

Batter up at Hudson Park

Through an ongoing partnership between the Grove Hill Dixie Youth League and the Town of Grove Hill, improvements continue to be made at S.P. Hudson Park. More...

Lifestyle

The Gashouse Gang

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Bad breath may not be bad at all

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could the cause of chronic bad breath be due to having a tortuous esophagus? I’ve always had a horrible taste in my mouth 10 to 20 minutes after eating — sometimes worse than others, depending on what I’ve eaten. More...

Over 4,000 fruit jars, variations!

Q: I recently purchased about a dozen older fruit jars at a farm auction. Is there a price guide for them? I have several that are obviously old and might be rare. More...

Schools

Megan Brunson awarded Mathews Scholarship

The Community Foundation of South Alabama awarded Megan Brunson of Thomasville the 2015 Mathews Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students in Clarke County with plans to pursue education. More...

Future Channel 5 weatherman?

Robert Pickard, a student at Clarke County High School, learned the tricks of the TV weathermen’s trade during a recent visit to WKRG Channel 5’s studios in Mobile. More...

Conner honored with CCHS band room dedication

A special ceremony was held April 30 at Clarke County High School to honor the late band director John Conner. A plaque was unveiled naming the band room in his honor (top right). More...