January 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Planning commission’s membership questioned

Mayor and town clerk appointed to vacancies on the board

Two positions on the Grove Hill Planning Commission were approved Tuesday night by the Town Council.  Mayor Cynthia Jackson and Town Clerk/Finance Director Priscilla Collinsworth will fill seats on the commission, which is expected to meet Jan. More...

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Community

Sen. Sessions on the issues

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions attended the groundbreaking for an addition to the Clarke County Louisiana Pacific plant a couple of weeks ago. The Republican senator offered his views on some of the issues. More...

First US Bank gives building for new Thomasville library

First US Bank has donated a building and property in Thomasville to the city that will be renovated for a new Thomasville Public Library. More...

Jackson celebrates 200th birthday this year

Jackson will be celebrating its bicentennial later this year? A local committee is planning activities and events to recognize the milestone. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Jan. 21 at 11:45 a.m. at Gaston’s Grill in Thomasville. All members are urged to attend. VFW Post 5106 and its VFW Auxiliary’s monthly meeting will be Monday, Jan. More...

Church News

Church News

All In Christ Holiness Church of Grove Hill will continue its Second Annual Holy Convocation Thursday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Speakers are as follows: Apostle Ryan Leggett of Jackson, Wednesday, Jan. 20. More...

God’s existence

Seeds from the Sower

The Bible does not present any proof for the existence of God. It simply declares that God exists and that only a fool denies that fact. More...

Editorial

‘Why did we pass that ethics law?’

Inside the Statehouse

A good many of the news stories that were the most noteworthy events of 2015 will continue into this new year of 2016 and may repeat as the major headlines of this year.  More...

Political Cartoon

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2015: The year that was

Gone South

2015. Will it be remembered as the year that gave us the “Man Bun” - a male fashion statement in the tradition of the Ducktail and the Mullet.? More...

Temporary ER in place at GH hospital

  A mobile modular emergency room is in place to the rear and adjacent to Grove Hill Memorial Hospital as the hospital begins preparations to locate the ER facilities in it so that the existing ER can be torn down and a new $4.5 million facilit More...

Career tech efforts to be featured at annual meet

Clarke Development Foundation’s annual meeting in T’ville

Career Technical Education (CTE) Month will be celebrated throughout the month of February in Clarke County. County residents will get a jump on the celebration Jan. More...

Jackson council tackling eyesores around the city

The Jackson city council is taking steps toward eliminating dilapidated buildings in the municipality.  During last week’s council meeting, Mayor Richard Long said the city will consider demolishing the old Greers building on Kimbell Avenu More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Howze - Free Access

David Lee Howze, 50, of Grove Hill traded time for eternity Jan. 12, 2016 at his residence. He was born Aug. 23, 1965 to Willena Howze and John Lee Robinson in Grove Hill. He was a member of the Word of Truth Fellowship Church in Jackson. More...

Peavy - Free Access

Gracie Lee Peavy, 96, of Jackson Health Care Facility peacefully passed away Jan. 13, 2016.   She was a native of Salitpa. More...

Boyette - Free Access

Linda Gail Boyette, 60, of Thomasville died Jan. 17, 2016 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 27, 1955 in Thomasville. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. More...

Business

Bank promotes Bradford to VP

Laura Bradford has recently been promoted to Vice President/Assistant HR Director for First US Bank according to Executive Vice President/ HR Director David Saylors. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs knock off UMS in MLK Classic

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs traveled to Montgomery Monday and beat rival UMS-Wright 47-41 in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Classic. The game featuring two top-10 4A school was played at Faulkner. More...

CCHS drops to 3A

AHSAA releases school classification

The Alabama High School Athletic Association Central Board approved the new classifications Wednesday morning. There were not many changes for area schools, with most staying where they were the previous two years. More...

Clarke County falls to Lee-Montgomery

The Clarke County Bulldogs had a tough time in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Classic Monday, falling 65-35 to 7A powerhouse Robert E. Lee of Montgomery. The game was played on the campus of AUM. Laterrence Taylor led the team with nine points. More...

Lifestyle

A good dish for a cold day

One of the easiest ways to socialize is over a great meal. Try this crowd-pleasing recipe for Chili With Winter Vegetables. Make it a potluck and invite family and friends over for dinner and game night. More...

Records

Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 12-19 include: Dion Jerel Russell, 22, probation revocation, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

DEEDS

Property deeds listed Dated Dec. 29 -Jan. 14 Carolyn B. Keel, to Carolyn B. Keel. David Webb, to Christopher E. Harris. Jan P. Pearlman-Other, to Betty Jo G. Haynie. Estate of Helen Dale McLendon, to Faye M. McCallister. More...