October 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

GH council upholds mayor’s firing of clerk

The Grove Hill Town Council formally terminated Monday night the Town Clerk Cheryl Hicks.  She had served in the position since 2007.  More...

Judges honor court reporter on retirement

Steve Bradley, fourth from left, was honored at a retirement reception Friday. He worked 38 years as a court reporter. Former judges he worked for included, from left, Lee McPhearson, Tom Baxter, Rich Pearson and current Judge Gaines McCorquodale. More...

Special Sections

Community

Cards of Thanks

Words are hard to express our appreciation for the love and kindness shown to our family in the passing of our beloved one Hybard Paul.  More...

Indian Ridge enjoys community reunion

The weekend of July 31- Aug. 2 was a fun-filled weekend for the Indian Ridge community. A community reunion on the grounds of the churchyard was held Friday night and a meet and greet night at the church. More...

Fighting litter

Grove Hill winners have been announced for the coloring contest, sponsored by the Clarke County Citizens Against Litter. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Mott/Brown Family Reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 10 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Chilton. Bring you covered dishes, lawn chairs and photos for a day of reminiscing.  Coffeeville Trade Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. More...

Church News

Church News

St. Peter Baptist Church of the Allen community will continue its revival Thursday, Oct. 8 and end Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. Tommie L. Chapman, pastor of the Pine Chapel No. 1 Baptist Church of Grove Hill. More...

Editorial

Our power is in serving you

Editor’s Notes

Every week seems to be a week for something and each of the 12 months is designated for a variety of things.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Like, cool, Maynard

Gone South

The other day I listened to a lively verbal exchange between my daughter and some of her friends.  In roughly five minutes of uninterrupted teenage chitchat it struck me that one word was spoken more than any other.  Not “you” o More...

Schools

‘See You at the Pole’

CPS students, faculty and parents met on September 23 for the annual gathering of "See you at the pole". Participants in the morning meeting had devotion and took the opportunity to pray for the school, community and our nation. More...

Alumni cheerleaders join the fun

Clarke Prep School/Grove Hill Academy celebrated homecoming during the week of September 21-25. Students enjoyed the festivities and the pep rally was a huge success with the participation of alumni cheerleaders who cheered for both CPS and GHA. More...

Students attend Opportunity event

The Clarke Prep School 8th grade attended the Worlds of Opportunity career fair in Mobile on September 24. More...

Tax bills total little over $10 million

Clarke County property owners received postcard-size bills printed in green ink in recent days. The cards were likely anticipated if not welcomed. They are ad valorem tax notices for real and personal property taxes owed the county. More...

Snake deemed a threatened species by feds

The black pinesnake, which can grow to six feet in length and is now only found in parts of Alabama and Mississippi, will be protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). More...

Not one but three to be honored as GH Citizens

Contributions of Herods and Ohme recognized

A vibrant arts community and a Main Street center to showcase local works, two book clubs reading and discussing literature, a group encouraging amateur writers are just a few of the amenities being offered in a rural county seat town that frequently More...

CWEMC annual meeting is Tuesday in Chatom

The Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corp’s annual meeting will be Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Jordan-Wilcox Stadium in Chatom.  Registration and entertainment is from 5-7 with reports starting at 7 p.m.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Williams - Free Access

Frances D. Williams, 63, died Oct. 4, 2015 in Kansas City, Kansas. Survivors include one son, Avery (Michele) Williams, Putnam; two daughters, April and Angel Williams, Detroit, Mich.; six grandchildren. The service was Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. More...

Wood - Free Access

Glen Thomas Wood, 60, of Grove Hill died Oct. 8, 2015 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born March 15, 1955 in Columbus, Georgia. He was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. He was the manager of Wiggins Furniture Company.  More...

Horne

Johnny Horne, 64, departed this life Oct. 5, 2015 at his residence.  More...

Sports

Bulldogs fall 30-27 to Satsuma in OT

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs suffered a heart-breaking 30-27 overtime loss to Satsuma last Friday night in a big region contest on the road.  “We moved the ball and had some big plays,” Head Coach Junior Kelley said. More...

Gators defense dominates Wilcox

The Clarke Prep School Gators made quick work of the Wilcox Academy Wildcats last Friday with a 47-6 region win in Camden.  “I thought we came out and played really well early on,” Head Coach Billy Hamilton said. More...

Jackson Aggies pass the test again

For the second time this season, the Jackson High School football team faced the daunting task of maintaining its focus after a win against a top 10 opponent. More...

Records

Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 6 include:  Emily Lasha Gilmore, 25, probation revocation, assault second degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Domestic harassment was reported on Sept. 28 in the 400 block of East Cleveland St.  Officers responded to a call on Sept. More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed  Dated Sept. 24-30  David D. Harvey, to Ronald Dale Hannah Sr.  Deborah A. Davis, to Chief Capital (O&G) LLC.  Bessie Christine Blair, to Bessie Christine Blair.  Shirrel E. More...