April 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Alabama social worker cleared in 4-year-old’s Missouri murder

A jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes last Friday before returning a verdict in favor of a former Clarke County social worker whose actions had been blamed for the murder of a 4-year-old child in Missouri. More...

Local man charged with murder in Escambia County

A Clarke County man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of an Escambia County, Ala. man. Jonathan Blake Rager, 49, of Jackson,was charged with murder in the death of Waylon Daryl Mothershed of 5874 Ross Road, Atmore. More...

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Community

Tornado-like winds in T’ville

A storm system with tornado like winds pushed through the area last Thursday evening, March 31. The northern side of Clarke County caught the most of the storm with strong winds in Bashi, the Choctaw Corner area and Thomasville. More...

Grove Hill’s cleanup day is April 16

Grove Hill’s annual spring clean up will be held Saturday, April 16, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Anyone wanting to participate and pick up litter and trash should come to the Chamber of Commerce office and get free trash bags and gloves. More...

51 Years Ago

County officeholders were profiled. Above, Probate Judge W. Cecil Johnson is shown with his two clerks, Mrs. Billie Harrell Webb and Mrs. Martha Harrison Brunson. Mrs. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

James Chapel Baptist Church of St. Stephens will have its Annual Pastor’s Anniversary for Rev. Victor Williams Sunday, April 10 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Henry D. Pouge Sr. of Lilly Grove Baptist Church of Chatom will be the guest speaker. More...

Church News

Church News

St. Paul Baptist Church of the Salitpa community will celebrate its Church Anniversary Sunday, April 10 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Kevin Jackson of the Mt. Olive #1 Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. Pastor Frank Woodyard invites everyone to attend. More...

Editorial

Combating a declining population

Editor’s Notes

What if Jackson, Alabama was to suddenly disappear — all of its residents gone from the face of the map? Or maybe Monroeville? Zap. Gone?  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Gov. Bentley’s love life

Inside the Statehouse

In early 2009, Dr. Robert Bentley came to see me about his race for Governor of Alabama. Bentley was finishing his second term in the Alabama House of Representatives and closing down his very successful dermatology practice in Tuscaloosa.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 29-April 4 include:  Luther Abe Lee, 29, non-child support, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Traketa Michelle Roberts, 32, probation/parole violation, ar More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Harassment was reported March 18 in the 600 block of Forest Ave.  Leaving the scene of an accident was reported March 21 in the 200 block of Vine More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed   Dated March 24-31  Charles W. More...

Car flips on Allen Road

A car ran off the Allen Road south of Grove Hill Monday afternoon and flipped. The driver, Brionnia Hill, was pinned in and Grove Hill firefighters Stephen Gibson and Tommy Phillips used an extraction tool to free her from the wreckage. More...

Impeachment or not, governor’s credibility shot, two legislators say

Opinions differed among state legislators who represent Clarke County on the possibility of Gov. Robert Bentley being impeached and removed from office because of his alleged affair or inappropriate relationship with a member of his staff. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Cumbie - Free Access

Marcus Edward Cumbie, 89, of Grove Hill, passed away April 6, 2016 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born November 5, 1926 near Brooklyn in Conecuh County to Carroll Sanders Cumbie and Nell Robinson Cumbie.   More...

Duke - Free Access

Levert Jackson “Jackie” Duke, 80, of Grove Hill died April 5, 2016 at his residence. He was born Sept. 3, 1935 in Fulton. He was a member of the Grove Hill Baptist Church. More...

Pugh - Free Access

Alice Sylvia Smith Pugh, 66, of Thomasville died April 4, 2016 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 1, 1950 in Pine Hill. She attended Thomasville Assembly of God Church. She was a homemaker.  More...

Sports

Gators have tough time in tournament

The Clarke Prep School Gators had a tough showing at the Southern Academy Tournament last weekend.  The Gators tied North River of Tuscaloosa 3-3 in their final game of the tourney.  Marcus Gray Norton, Bryce Carlisle, Justin Baugh and Trey More...

ASCC Cheerleaders place second in national competition

Alabama Southern Community College’s Cheerleading Squad placed second in the Large Co-Ed Division at the Cheer Ltd. Nationals Cheer Competition held in Myrtle Beach, SC on March 18. More...

Opening Day this Saturday in Grove Hill

Grove Hill Dixie Youth baseball and USSSA softball will kick off the season this Saturday with Opening Day at Hudson Park beginning at 9 a.m.  More...

Lifestyle

Bible Trivia

1. Is the Book of Nahum in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From John 5, who stirred up the water at the pool of Bethesda? Priest, Angel, Wind, Jesus  3. What 8-year-old boy served as King of Jerusalem for 100 days? More...

Tombstones’ original purpose

* In 1819, some Native peoples in the United States got quite a surprise. Fearing trouble from tribes, a group of western river explorers traveled in a steamboat that had been modified to resemble a fire-breathing serpent. More...

Seven places mosquitoes might be hiding in your yard

Spring has sprung, which means that mosquito season is almost here. These tiny insects could be living, flying and breeding right in your yard, and you might not even know it.  More...

Schools

Mary Ray Cross named Outstanding Senior in UA’s Nutrition Sciences

The University of Alabama announces that Mary Ray Cross has been named the Outstanding Senior in Nutrition Sciences for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Cross is the daughter of Bo and Tammy Cross of Grove Hill.  More...

Area sophomores selected for Capstone Leadership Academy at University of Alabama

One hundred outstanding high school sophomores who have shown an interest in leadership through service were selected to participate in the Capstone Leadership Academy at The University of Alabama.  The sophomores participated in recent two-day More...

School releases recent Honor Rolls

Grove Hill Elementary School has released its honor rolls for the third nine-week period of the 2015-2016 school year:  All A’s  Kindergarten   More...