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GH council starts process to enact new sales tax

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday the first reading of an ordinance to raise the town’s general use and sales tax rate from four to five percent.  More...

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Parker Street turns off Highway 43 in Jackson and is one of the few remaining indicators of the old Parkertown community on the north side of town. More...

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Children enjoy Grove Hill After School Summer Program

The Grove Hill After School Summer Program was a fun filled educational time during the month of June.  More...

Multi-use track proposed behind old C’ville school

The Coffeeville Town Council voted Tuesday night to approve a resolution to apply for grant funding for a new multi-use track, including walking, bicycle and equine, built behind the former Coffeeville High School.  More...

Williams named new T’ville MS principal

Sandra Williams was approved Tuesday as the new principal at Thomasville Middle School at a brief special called meeting of the Board of Education.  She previously served as the assistant principal at Thomasville Elementary School and replaces V More...

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Community Calendar

Music and Arts Camp will continue Thursday, July 9 and end Friday, July 10 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jackson. The event will be sponsored by the church and the ARC of Clarke County. More...

Church News

GH Methodists welcome new pastor

Rev. Mike Pearson is the new pastor of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Lisa, recently moved into the parsonage and he preached his first sermon Sunday.  More...

Church News

New Home Baptist Church will have a concert Saturday, July 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. “Emmaus Road Quartet” of Dalton, Ga., along with “The Gospel Melodies” will be in concert. More...

Abston-Pugh to exchange vows July 11 in Grove Hill

Mrs. Sally Martin of Toddtown, Ala. announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Marlynda Abston, to Wendell Pugh, son of Mrs. Pearlie Rankins of Grove Hill and the late Marvin Burroughs of Detroit, Mich.  More...

Lifestyle

A different tomato sandwich

Great for any picnic — plain or fancy. For easier serving, cut sandwiches into portions before wrapping and packing.  Double Tomato and Brie Sandwiches   More...

HANDY TIPS TO USE IN YOUR HOME

Water-Damaged Carpet Needs Quick Attention   Q: My apartment’s window air-conditioning unit dripped water from the front left corner for several days before I realized it, and the carpet underneath is soaking wet. More...

Window art for the home

What if the framed feature painting in your living room got less attention from visitors than your decorative glass windows? More...

T’ville man charged with capital murder

A Thomasville man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a Fulton woman who had been living in Mobile.  Sheria McFadden, 34, died of a gunshot wound to the neck sometime Sunday afternoon, said Chief Investigator Ron Baggette More...

Chase up 43 at 100 mph and more ends with a bump in Grove Hill

A Pine Hill man is in custody after leading authorities from three departments on a high-speed chase from Leroy to Grove Hill.  Robert Dunn, 29, of Pine Hill, was booked on July 2 for attempting to elude, reckless endangerment and driving under More...

Lightning fire in Hebron

Lightning apparently sparked a fire early Friday evening, July 3 that destroyed a shed at Delmas and Judy Knight’s property in Hebron. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hill - Free Access

Jasper Donald Hill “Sonny”, 79, passed away May 26, 2015 at his home in Thomasville.  He was born June 12, 1935 in Marengo County. He was a retired employee for the City of Thomasville Water Department, working with them for 43 years. More...

Goodman - Free Access

Elizabeth Slade Goodman, 80, of Pennington died July 9, 2015 at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation in York. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.  More...

Jackson - Free Access

Mary Agnes Jackson, 91, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 following a lengthy bout with dementia. A Leap Year Baby, she was born Feb. More...

Sports

Third GH all-star team punches state ticket

Grove Hill’s 9 & 10-yearold all-star team became the last to punch a ticket for the state tournament after they beat Monroeville last Wednesday night in Grove Hill.  A power issue of some kind forced a 2-hour long delay in the game, bu More...

Brandon Pugh doing good in summer league

For the first time ever, the MINK League’s top players will come together for a midseason classic.  Grove Hill’s Brandon Pugh is among those named to the first ever all-star team.  The Clarke County alumni is playing summer leag More...

Federal duck stamp: Where does the money go?

The 2015-2016 federal duck stamp is now on sale and features a pair of ruddy ducks. The stamp’s price increase from $15 to $25 this year is the first increase since 1991. More...

Editorial

An Alabama timberman’s story

It seems like every pinetreed county in south Alabama had a sawmill town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many still do today.  More...

Don’t steal from schoolchildren

As the legislative session was winding down, it was obvious no solution was going to be found for the beleaguered General Fund Budget. The Governor’s $541 million tax increase proposal had been ignored.  More...

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Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 30-July 7 include:  Chrissy Stewart Wheless, 50, probation revocation, $1,913.50 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Domestic menacing was reported on June 20 in the 1300 block of McKee Drive.  Harassing communication was reported on June 25 in the 100 block of More...

Records

Property deeds listed  Dated June 25-July 1  RBM Enterprises LLC, to Minnie P. Sheffield.  James S. Stoker Jr., to Daniel A. Bowman.  Charles J. Davis, to Peyton Baugh.  Ronald L. Chancey, to Bradley J. More...