May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Branch to close

First US Bank has announced that it will close its branch at the corner of Church and Cobb Street in Grove Hill on June 3. The larger 131 Main Street office, across from the courthouse, will remain open for First US Bank patrons. More...

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Community

Card of Thanks

The family of the late Adell Cox Hytower of Coffeeville would like to offer our sincere appreciation for all acts of kindness shown during her time of illness and our bereavement.  Sincerely, The Hytower family   More...

Community Calendar

Clarke County High School will host a Youth Rally Saturday, May 7 at 1 p.m. in the auditorium. It will feature Sherman Williams, former Alabama and Dallas Cowboy player. More...

Retiring Jackson chief recalls 45-year career

During his more than four decades of service in the Pine City, Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge has seen his fair share of changes. Some have been positive, while others have made the job much tougher. More...

Church News

Walker-Mullins to marry May 14 in Asbury church

Gavens and Charlotte Maynard of Grove Hill and Joseph Walker of Greenwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Priscilla Ann Walker, to Michael Darren Mullins, son of Johnnie and Bobbie Mullins of Grove Hill.  More...

Luncheon fetes group of seniors

A group of young ladies who will soon graduate high school were honored with a luncheon Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hamilton in Grove Hill. More...

Senior citizens to be celebrated at special event in Jackson on May 11

This year the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has dedicated the month of May to raising awareness about issues facing older adults and highlighting the way older Americans are advocating for themselves, peers and communities.  More...

Lifestyle

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of Romans in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Daniel 3, who saw four men walking in the fiery furnace? Solomon, Job, Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar 3. With whom did Lot escape the city of Sodom? More...

50 Years Ago

  Mac McCorquodale. a “star first baseman” for the University of Alabama baseball team, was chosen as a member of the All-Southeastern Baseball Team by SEC coaches. He led his team in batting with an average of .355. More...

Comics

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Schools

Students attend CCHS baseball, softball games

Students at GHES recently visited the nearby Gerald H. Stephens Sports Complex in Grove Hill for Clarke County High School vs. Jackson High School baseball and softball games. More...

Grove Hill fourth graders interact with SW students through video

Mrs. Walker’s fourth grade class recently skyped for a video conference with a fourth grade class from Sweet Water. The students competed against each other in three online competitions and spent some time interacting with each other.   More...

‘Students of the Month’ recognized

“Students of the Month” for April included Jaliyah Dickinson, Aleah Watkins, Kaitlyn Foster, Meygan James and Jeremiah Manuel. More...

Historic crib saved

A cedar tree on the grounds of the Clarke County Museum was struck by lightning during a heavy rainstorm Monday afternoon. More...

Voting machines approved for GH municipal election Aug. 23

The following items were approved Monday night during a brief meeting of the Grove Hill Town Council:   A resolution was approved designating voting machines for the Aug. 23 municipal election. Candidates can qualify on July 5-19.  More...

Casen Young wins DYW

The Clarke County Distinguished Young Woman (DYW) competition was held April 30 in the Thomasville Civic Center and Clarke County High School’s Casen Young was selected DYW. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Taylor

John Antonio Taylor, 49, of Chatom departed this life April 26, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.   He was born June 6, 1966. More...

Tucker

Waudell Tucker Sr., 54, of Jackson departed this life Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center.   He was a native of Whatley. He was born Feb. 1, 1962 to Mary Ruth Tucker Fuller.  More...

Armistead

Darrol Wayne Armistead, 69, of Grove Hill, passed away May 3, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born January 24, 1947. A heavy equipment operator, he retired from the Clarke County Road and Bridge Department. More...

Sports

Spring drills for Bulldogs

The Clarke County High School Bulldog football team took to the practice field this week under new Head Coach Toby Greene. “There is a lot of excitement from the players,” Greene said. More...

CPS plays in state tourney Friday

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators closed out the regular season dropping two games to Patrician in Butler last week.  In the first game they lost 4-2.  Sierra Myers had two hits to lead the team. Maribeth Nelson had a hit and two RBI. More...

Lady Bulldogs host area

The Clarke County HIgh School Lady Bulldogs had a tough battle but beat Sweet Water 4-1 to close out the regular season last week.  Sally Jordan got the win as she struck out eight batters and allowed six hits.  Kiana Barganier had two hits More...

Editorial

Washington, D.C. a beautiful city

Inside the Statehouse

At this time of year Washington, D.C. is a beautiful place to visit. The city is aglow with the blooming of the cherry blossom trees. The cherry blossoms offer a glorious scene as you stroll down the mall and look toward our nation’s capital. More...

New education legislation failing

Education Matters

The middle school principal is concerned about the sickness in his/her school and calls for a doctor and team of nurses to figure out what is going on. After a thorough exam of 300 students, they learn that 40 of them definitely have the flu. More...

Drinking in the Heart of Dixie: II

Gone South

This is the second in a series of columns that trace the history of efforts to regulate the manufacture, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in Alabama.What follows is an updated and expanded version of an article by the author that first app More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 26-May 3 include: Tommie Lowe, 62, probation violation (new charge felony), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   Harassment and simple assault were reported April 25 on Stanley Drive.  Officers responded to a call April 25 for a property dispute in the 1500 block of Colle More...

Records

Property deeds listed  Dated April 21-27   James Gilchrist, to Phillip R. Gilchrist II.  Merchants Bank, to Ivan L. Pezent.  Hali Gunter Newberry, to Christopher J. More...