September 10, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County contributes $200,000 toward GH hospital project

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to appropriate a total of $200,000 for the renovation of the Emergency Room at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  The Clarke County Healthcare Authority, which runs the hospital, plans a $4.5 million renov More...

Search underway for work release inmate who walks off job in Thomasville

A Clarke County Jail inmate working in the work release program at Browder Veneer in Thomasville walked off of the job Wednesday morning. A search was underway around noon and tracking dogs had been called to assist in the hunt.  More...

Special Sections

Community

Cards of Thanks

Thanks to all for the wonderful surprise of my birthday celebration! May each of you receive such a blessing during your lifetime.  Hazel Garrick   More...

Animal shelter director hired; policy, procedures, opening date still to be determined

Shonda Gardner was approved Tuesday by the Clarke County Commission as the director of the new county animal shelter.  More...

ARC clients reside in Grove Hill, council hears

A representative of the ARC of Jackson, formerly known as the CCARC, told Grove Hill town council members Tuesday that about 22% of the agency’s clients reside in Grove Hill.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

A National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Rockville Community Center, 2436 Lady Landing Road in Jackson. Light refreshments will be served. More...

Church News

Church News

All In Christ Holiness Church will celebrate its leader Overseer Andre Creighton’s First Year Appreciation starting Wednesday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. The speakers are Rev. Scottie McBride, Wednesday, Rev. More...

Editorial

Third time at bat for legislators

Editor’s Notes

The Alabama Legislature is back in session for the third time this year. Legislators have just three weeks to pass a General Fund budget before the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.  More...

Gov. Bentley’s Shelby County

Inside the Statehouse

Shelby County, Alabama sits in the geographic center of the state and is the birthplace and childhood home of Gov. Robert Bentley. It is also renowned for being the fastest growing county in Alabama for the past four decades. More...

Auburn had better be ready

Gone South

I seldom write about sports.  There are sports reporters and columnists who can and do comment on teams and coaches and individual players and all that. More...

Better days dining at Dunn’s

It was better days for Robert and Dianne Bentley on Nov. 10, 2010 when they stopped for fried chicken and collards at Dunn’s Exxon (now Dunn’s Shell) in Grove Hill on the way to their beach home in Fort Morgan. More...

As wide as 84 will ever be?

Portions of U.S. Highway 84 between Grove Hill and Coffeeville is being paved and widened about three feet on each side. The new asphalt is welcomed but the few extra feet on each side may be as wide as 84 will ever be along that stretch. More...

T’ville school board has to dip into reserves for new budget

The Thomasville City Board of Education approved Tuesday the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget.  Total revenue projected for the General Fund is $10,540,786.00, and total expenses are $10,893,587.00.  Local government revenue includes: Thomasville Ci More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kiel - Free Access

Nazaree Malone Kiel, 94, of Coffeeville died Aug. 29, 2015.She was born March 18, 1921 in Clarke County, Alabama to the late Rena Malone. She attended public school and lived a meaningful, fulfilling and enjoyable life in Coffeeville. More...

Ott - Free Access

Veronica Lyn Ott, 37, of Centreville, Ala. entered into rest on Sept. 5, 2015. A memorial service will be Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m. at Bassett Creek Baptist Church in Grove Hill with Joseph Ogle to officiate. More...

Ratcliffe - Free Access

Mildred Gibbs Bradford Ratcliffe of Pine Hill, Alabama died Thursday, September 10, 2015 at her home. She was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. D. A. More...

Sports

CCHS falls 15-0 to Neal

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs suffered a 15-0 setback to the Blue Eagles of W.S. More...

CPS Gators can’t corral Longhorns in 28-13 loss

The Clarke Prep School Gators sufferd a tough 28- 13 loss to region foe Marengo Academy last Friday night at Hamilton Field in Grove Hill.  It was the second straight game for the Gators against a top-10 AISA foe.  More...

Lady Bulldogs beat WCHS in vball opener

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs beat the Washington County Lady Bulldogs 9-25, 29-27, 25-18, 22-25 and 15-5 last Tuesday in Grove Hill.  The JV dropped a pair of games 13-25 and 19-25.  More...

Schools

Gators visit UA campus

The CPS Varsity football team recently traveled to Tuscaloosa where they enjoyed a tour of the University of Alabama Athletic Facility. More...

New CPS science lab in use

The CPS middle school department has enjoyed using their new science lab this school year. Parents and grandparents made donations to purchase supplies for the new lab. The students are using STEM based technology in the labs. More...

Students attend Girls, Boys State

Both Girls and Boys State was held at the University of Alabama, and representatives from all over the state learned about local and state government. Holden Smith and Mary Hannah Newsom represented Clarke Prep at the conference. More...