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MLK march, program set

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association will sponsor a S.W.A.I.A. Sponsor March/Program in memory of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. More...

Remembering Those We Lost In 2015

January Frances Elizabeth Agee Jan. 22, 1936-Jan. 18, 2015 Robert Bell July 31, 1939-Jan. 25, 2015 Mary Louise Bolen Feb. 25, 1922-Jan. 9, 2015 Orren P. Bradley April 11, 1928-Jan. More...

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Community

Wreck at Kantuchee Creek

A loaded pulpwood truck ran off Highway 69 at the Kantuchee Creek bridge in Salitpa Monday afternoon around 4 o’clock when it wrecked with a 2001 Pontiac driven by Nonie Griffin of Grove Hill. More...

Cross-carrying ministry caters to ‘Baby Boomers’

Steve Epp said he was called to walk across the United States carrying a cross to promote the Gospel and Jesus Christ.  Tuesday he passed through Grove Hill on Highway 84 headed west.  He started his walk in Wilmington, N.C. More...

JHS student wins Brooks Motors’ Christmas contest

Four artists were awarded for their efforts in the second annual Brooks Motors, Thomasville, Christmas art contest.  Carmen Jones, a junior from Jackson High School, won the $1,000 first place scholarship award from the contest’s sponsor, More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association will have its annual meeting Saturday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Clarke Preparatory School in Grove Hill.  The Community Study Club will host a concert featuring Gene Clark Tuesday, Jan. More...

Church News

Area Church Announcements

Chilton Baptist Church will host a Ladies Bible Study Saturday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. All ladies are invited to attend. On Sunday, Jan. 10 at 6:30 a.m. the Brotherhood Breakfast will begin. Bro. William Gibbons invites everyone to attend. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 29-Jan. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Dec. 23-29  Sarah Thomas, to Angela Thomas Seals.  Sarah Thomas, to Angela Thomas Seals.  Mike Mendoza, to Larry J. Thornton.  T. Watrous Garrett Jr., to John M. More...

Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   A domestic incident was reported Dec. 23 in the 100 block of Stanley Drive.  An arrest was made Dec. More...

Schools

‘Students of the Month’ honored

Grove Hill Elementary School is making an effort to recognize selected students at each grade level who are considered exemplary students. More...

Fun Day features crafts, games

GHES students who met their Accelerated Reader goal were treated to a Fun Day of Christmas crafts and games, including ornament coloring art.  Submitted photo   More...

Horton leads a sing-a-long

Second graders (below) got into the Christmas spirit with a sing-a-long with Gary Horton (right).  Submitted Photos   More...

LP adding sheathing line to local plant

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation broke ground Wednesday on a project that will add a Flame- Block® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing line at its Clarke County, Ala., oriented strand board (OSB) mill.  Elected officials and others joined LP officials in cele More...

Accident fatal for two people

An early morning accident Monday was fatal for two individuals, according to the Grove Hill Police Department.  Killed were Kiondre Lynum, 22 of Whatley and Jennifer Etheridge, 38, of Leroy. More...

Legendary Clemson coach from Barlow Bend

Much has been made of Dabo Swinney’s Alabama roots as his Clemson Tigers prepare to take on Alabama in the national title game Monday night.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dortch - Free Access

  Alberta Dortch, 97, traded time for eternity Jan. 2, 2016 at her home in Vredenburgh.  A homemaker, she loved fishing, gardening and working in her flowers. She was a member of Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church in Hybart.  More...

Garner - Free Access

Mary Frances Ludgood Garner, 81, of Sunflower passed away peacefully Jan. 4, 2016 at Providence Hospital. More...

Taylor - Free Access

Broderick “Brock” Taylor, 38, of Stone Mountain, Ga. departed this life Dec. 30, 2015 at a Georgia hospital.   More...

Sports

Pay attention to what life teaches you

Sports Scene

If you don’t think life trains you for life, then you are not paying attention. I’m not sure if that is considered a profound statement, but it is a fact of life. A few years ago Daddy passed away after being on a ventilator for a week. More...

CCHS downs JHS

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs downed the Lady Aggies of Jackson High 57-35 last Saturday night in Grove Hill.  Shanda Pugh had 13 points, five rebounds, four steals, three assists and four blocked shots. More...

Bulldogs down county rival Jackson 62-60

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs overcame missed free throws to beat county rival Jackson 62-60 last Saturday in Grove Hill.  More...

Editorial

Getting mileage out of 67 counties

Editor’s Notes

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby shelled out $6 million for a TV ad campaign that started New Year’s Eve during the Alabama Michigan State football game. More...

Who ate Blitzen?

Gone South

Those of you who follow this column know that I am a dog lover.  And you know that the dogs I love most (at the present) are Libby-the-Lab, Willow-the- Lab, and Bo-the-Lab.  Libby, at six, is the senior Lab. She is the family dog.  More...

Prez candidates coming to Alabama

Inside the Statehouse

Folks, we are in the midst of a presidential race. It has been ongoing for well over a year. We will select a new president in November. Barack Obama has served his eight year limit. More...