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Vehicle assigned ‘for sole use’ of economic developer

A county-owned GMC Suburban was assigned to the Clarke County Economic Development Office Tuesday, the assignment coming on the now routine 3-2 split that has become common for the government body. More...

Old Line Water to get funds to construct office bldg.

The Old Line Water Authority has received a USDA loan and grant to construct a 2,700 square foot office building that will cost $699,000.  The monies include a grant of $225,000 and a loan of $474,000.  The office will consist of a lobby, o More...

Remembering a good friend

When Nelle Harper Lee passed away last month, America, and especially the South, lost a literary icon. For Transylvania County resident Jerry Brown, the impact was much deeper. He lost a good friend and literary confidant.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

VFW Post 5106 and its Auxiliary will have their regular monthly meeting Monday night, March 28 at 7 p.m. All members are urged to attend their meetings.   More...

Church News

Church News

Holy Week Catholic community includes Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Pastor Wayne Youngman invites all to join the Catholic community in commemorating this most sacred time of year. More...

Editorial

Taking our country back

Editor’s Notes

In this heated political season we hear repeatedly “We’re going to take our country back!” I didn’t know we had been occupied. Take it back from whom? More...

Political Cartoon

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RIP Spring Break?

Gone South

In the past this was the time of year when all along the sandy stretch from Mobile Bay to St. Andrews Bay, beach businesses were gearing up for the weeks of profits that would fill coffers depleted during the lean months of winter. More...

Records

Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 15- 23 include:  Zavier Juan Williams, 19, bond hearing, two counts receiving stolen property second degree, burglary first degree, $45,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sh More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  A medical emergency was reported March 14 in the 2600 block of College Ave .  Deceiving business practices were reported March 14 in the 1000 bl More...

Clarke County Property Tax Sale List

Under the virtue of a degree of the Probate Court in Clarke County, made and rendered on the 14th day of March, 2016, I, the undersigned Revenue Commissioner of Clarke County, on Tuesday, May 03, 2016 will proceed to sell at public outcry t More...

Pendleton - Free Access

Mrs. Earl Dean Pendleton, 81, a native and resident of Grove Hill departed this life Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Mobile.  More...

Two commissioners say they weren’t in on grant talks

Clarke County Commissioners Tuesday approved letting a Baldwin County grant writing company submit applications for paving three county roads. More...

Laying Chief Frazier to rest

Grove Hill Police Chief Woodie Coats (top photo) presents the U.S. flag that covered the casket of former Chief Leo Frazier to his widow, Shirley Frazier, and other family members at the graveside service at Magnolia Lawn Cemetery Sunday afternoon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ott - Free Access

Charlotte Albright Ott, 91, of Jackson passed away March 24, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1924 in Bristol, Penn. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Jackson and the Order of the Eastern Star. More...

Pendleton - Free Access

Mrs. Earl Dean Pendleton, 81, a native and resident of Grove Hill departed this life Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Mobile.  More...

Crow - Free Access

Marion Chaney Crow, 97, of Thomasville died March 26, 2016 at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Feb. 15, 1919 in Thomasville. She was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.  More...

Sports

Bulldogs take double-dipper at Monroe Co.

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs swept a pair of area games from Monroe County Monday evening to keep the hopes of a playoffs spot alive.  “We are swinging the bat better, but we have to get better in other areas,” Head Coach B More...

Lady Gators blast JA

Clarke Prep School downed Jackson Academy 17-1 last week on the road. Sierra Myers and Abbie Pritchett each had three hits. Megan Brooks, Allison Johnson, Katherine Lee Bishop (pictured), Shelby Mendenhall and Colby Wimberly each had two hits. More...

Clarke Prep pounds RCA

The Clarke Prep Gators beat Russell Christian 13-1 Monday afternoon in Grove Hill. Justin Baugh went 3-4 with a double and two RBI. Jordan Collins was 3-4 with a triple and an RBI. Marcus Gray Norton went 2-2 with a double, triple and three RBI. More...

Lifestyle

Scarf-knitting marathoner wins

*It was early 20th-century English schoolmaster and lexicographer Henry Watson Fowler who made the following sage observation: “Display of superior knowledge is as great a vulgarity as display of superior wealth — greater, indeed, inasmuc More...

HOUSEHOLD TIPS

* “Got leftover cake? Freeze it! At my daughter’s birthday party we had a really delicious cake, but almost half of it went uneaten. More...

A bad record deal

Q: I purchased a collection of 1,750 78-rpm recordings from an estate sale. The records are all songs issued on the Tops label and originally belonged to a distributor. They are still in their cardboard mailing cartons from the 1950s. More...

Schools

DECA promoting ‘Relay For Life’

The Clarke County High School DECA Career Technical Student Organization is promoting for “Relay for Life.”  More...

Photo

The SGA/FCCLA sponsored a Valentine's Day "Say it with a Rose" sale during FCCLA Week. Pictured are Callie Fuller, Talia Pate, Ska Keria Horn, and Jatasia Jewell. More...

School counselor Love honored

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), was held Feb. 1–5, 2016.  More...