February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

U.S. Sen. Shelby going all out to combat four primary challengers

Richard Shelby is seeking his sixth term in the U.S. Senate. He’s one of Alabama’s most powerful elected officials, regularly steering millions of dollars back to his home state. More...

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Community

Fulton mayor and council will get a raise in new term

The Fulton Town Council voted Feb. More...

Travis McIntyre passes away unexpectedly Monday evening

Travis McIntyre died unexpectedly at his Grove Hill home Monday evening, Feb. 15.  The cause is believed to have been a heart attack. He reportedly called 911 and said he believed he was having a heart attack. More...

Community Calendar

The Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. is holding its 10th annual “Honor Thy Children” Dinner & Auction fundraiser, Saturday, Feb. 20 at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson. More...

Calendar

School board meets Thursday afternoon

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet Thursday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. at the Central Office in Grove Hill.  There will be a teacher of the year recognition and a career tech update from Superintendent Larry Bagley.  More...

Church News

Fulton First Baptist chili, cake winners

The third annual chili cook-off was held Sunday at First Baptist Church in Fulton. Approximately 13 contestants participated. Mayor Mike Norris won first place, and Greg Phillips won second place. More...

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor.   More...

Newton - Harvell to wed April 30 in Grove Hill

Tracy and Amanda Newton announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Michelle Newton, to Thomas Matthew Harvell, son of Greg and Deborah Harvell, all of Grove Hill.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lois Newton and the late Royce Newt More...

Lifestyle

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of 2 Samuel in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Daniel 4, who dreamed of a tree that reached into Heaven? Obadiah, Joshua, Nebuchadnezzar, Matthew  3. More...

Here’s a source for replacement china

Q: I have a partial set of Sakura china in the Laredo pattern. It was discontinued at least 20 years ago. Can you help me? I love this pattern and would like to at least have a complete set for six. — Betty, Conway, Arkansas More...

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Schools

FCA travels to Senior Bowl rally

On Jan. 27, 35 Fellowship of Christian Athlete members from Clarke County High School attended the annual Senior Bowl Rally. More...

CCHS Biology students exploring world of cells

There are many exciting things happening in the Science department at CCHS.  Students in Ms. Butts’ Honors Biology class have been exploring the wonderful world of cells. More...

Students study Environmental Science

Students in Environmental Science have been exploring the complex interactions that occur in ecosystems. Students recently dissected owl pellets (a ball of undigested hair and bones that is regurgitated after the owl eats). More...

Old GH armory promoted for new career tech center

A new career technical center could be in the making for Clarke County schools if the State of Alabama selects the old National Guard Armory in Grove Hill as a site, said Clarke County School Superintendent Larry Bagley.  More...

Clarke Sheriff’s Dept. now working traffic accidents

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has started working traffic accidents on state and county highways, Sheriff Ray Norris said this week.  Alabama state troopers have traditionally worked traffic accidents.  More...

GH mayor, council pay will remain the same

The salaries for Grove Hill’s mayor and town council will remain the same when the new four-year term begins later this year.  More...

Research group puts 43, 84 four-laning on list of needed state highway projects

Alabama’s roads grade a D+, according to a civil engineering group. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hutto - Free Access

Marjorie Roberts Hutto, 93, of Fulton passed away Feb. 18, 2016 at the Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born Nov. 30, 1922. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Bassett Creek Baptist Church.  More...

Faile - Free Access

Lillian Clarke Faile, 90, of Fulton died Feb. 15, 2016 at Jackson Healthcare Facility.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church. More...

O'Neal - Free Access

Sudie Mae Smith O’Neal, 86, passed away Feb. 17, 2016 at Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham after a brief illness.    More...

Sports

May doesn’t let health issues stop her

Avery May is your typical fifth grader that likes to hunt and fish and enjoy the outdoors, but she does all of this despite having multiple sclerosis and a pseudo cerebral tumor.  She doesn’t let those health problems keep her from being o More...

GH may lose city leagues

Sports Scene

I can remember a time when there were just five city baseball teams: Tigers, Yankees, Red Sox, White Sox and Fulton.  That was it. You got drafted by one of these teams and you stayed on that team until you finished out. More...

Lady Bulldogs advance to Dothan

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs punched their ticket for the South Regional tournament with a convincing 73-32 win over Satsuma Tuesday in Grove Hill.  This marks the 6th consecutive year that the Lady Bulldogs have advanced to the r More...

Editorial

A world beyond our rivers

Editor’s Notes

I’ve always been one who thinks you can’t learn too much or have too much exposure to ideas and other ways of doing things and seeing things. More...

Remembering mill villages

Gone South

There was the headline.  You couldn’t miss it.  Right there in the Jacksonville News.  “Mill village residents want no mobile homes.”  Ah, the irony — lintheads uniting to keep out the riffraft.  More...

Trump’s antics very southern

Inside the Statehouse

The presidential primary parade has been colorful and fun to watch this year. It has been even more amusing because of the pervasive presence of one Donald Trump and the fact that those of us in the Heart of Dixie have a front row seat to the show. More...

Records

CLARKE COUNTY ARRESTS

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. More...

POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Criminal mischief was reported Feb. 4 in the 4900 block of Highway 43.  Officers responded to a call Feb. More...

CLARKE DEED RECORDS

Property deeds listed Dated Feb. 3-8

Stan Walker, to Murphy Clarke.  Steven E. Williams, to Steven Nicholas Williams.  Jimmy R. Knight, to Daniel C. Fendley.  Patricia A. Knight- Other, to Patricia A. Knight.  Michael D. Shannon, to Graylin Jones.  Royal C. More...