May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Bus tour, programs to celebrate late Windham’s 98th birthday

“Alabama’s Storyteller,” the beloved author Kathryn Tucker Windham, will be remembered with a tour of her hometown of Thomasville and other events to celebrate what would have been her 98th birthday.  Windham was born June 2, 1 More...

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Community

School board meeting agenda

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Central Office in Grove Hill. More...

T’ville mayor says financing for new city hospital to close soon

The financing for the proposed Thomasville Regional Medical Center could be closed within a matter of weeks, according to Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day.  Day made the remarks during the May 9 Thomasville City Council meeting.  More...

Pictures from the Past

This is postcard scene of the old Jackson landing showing workers rolling barrels up the gangplank of the Tombigbee River steamboat W. J. Bethea. More...

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Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, May 19 at 11:45 a.m. at David’s Fish House in Thomasville. New officers will be installed at this meeting.   More...

Church News

Church News

Clarkesville AOH Church of God will celebrate it’s pastor, Elder Lucille Henry’s 11th Year Pastor Appreciation Service beginning Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. More...

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Lifestyle

Should Medicare age be raised to 67?

There’s a movement afoot that, if it gains traction and becomes law, could affect many of us. Researchers have once again studied the ramifications of increasing the age of Medicare eligibility to 67. More...

Mickey Gilley to headline Hank Williams Sr. Festival

Country music legend Mickey Gilley and his piano will headline this year's Hank Williams Sr. More...

Country music legend developed his music skills in Georgiana

He’s regarded as one of the most significant American singers and songwriters of the 20th century with some of the best known songs of all times. More...

Schools

Over 100,000 tabs and counting

Members of Ms. Roberts' Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion, Food and Nutrition, Family Studies, and Sports Nutrition classes have exceeded the goal of collecting over 100,000 tabs!! More...

Students help cleanup effort

Several members of CCHS SGA, FCCLA, and Grove Hill LEO Clubs participated in the Grove Hill Cleanup Day on April 16. They did a great job. More...

Fashion students show appreciation

The students in Ms. Roberts' Fashion class spread cheer to faculty and staff members during Teacher Appreciation Week, as well as mothers and others for Mother's Day, by making creative pillows for them. Students also created cards. More...

Hale County jury awards $5.5 million

A Hale County jury has returned a verdict of $5.5 million for two Clarke County siblings for negligence in the death of their father in Tuscaloosa on July 6, 2012.  Michael Singley was working for West Alabama Mechanical of Moundville, operating More...

Old armory conveyed for new career tech center

The Clarke County Commission voted in a special meeting Wednesday to sell the old National Guard Armory in Grove Hill to the Clarke County Board of Education to be developed as a new career technical center to teach skills to high school students.&nb More...

Bagley says schools’ fed funds secure in transgender squabble

“This isn’t going to happen,” said Clarke County Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley of the threat by the Obama administration to pull federal funds from public schools if transgender students are not allowed to use the restroo More...

Found bra and bones leads to speculation but turns out to be deer bones, not human

A logging crew discovered bones with a bra nearby off of Highway 84 East near Francis Powell Enterprises last Friday, prompting speculation that the bones were human.  However, a review of photos of the bones by an expert confirmed that they wer More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Rosenbalm - Free Access

Howard Gale Rosenbalm, 86, a former resident of Grove Hill, passed away May 17, 2016. He was born April 26, 1930 to Baxter Gale Rosenbalm M.D. and Ella M. Hodson. He was a captain in the United States Marine Corps. More...

Walker - Free Access

Harold Lloyd “Dick” Walker, 88, of Jackson passed away May 18, 2016 at North Baldwin Infirmary.  He was born June 27, 1927 in Pleasant Hill. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a maintenance electrician at Boise Cascade. More...

Harrison - Free Access

Bealie James Harrison, 94, of Grove Hill died May 21, 2016 at Fellowship Home in Valdosta, Ga.   More...

Sports

Turkey hunters have mixed feelings, results as 2016 spring concludes

The 2016 spring season may have ended with a bang or with a whimper for Alabama’s turkey hunters. For some, it was the spring of hope. For others, it was the spring of despair. More...

Lady Bulldogs fall one game short of state

Errors in the final three frames spelled doom for the Clarke County High Lady Bulldogs and a return to the state tournament as they lost 7-4 to Montgomery Catholic Saturday afternoon in Gulf Shores.  Playing in the loser’s bracket final ga More...

Bulldogs to host Sweet Water

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs will be hosting Sweet Water this Thursday in a spring game that will bring an end to drills. The game will begin at 6 p.m. at H.G. Prim Stadium. More...

Editorial

Career tech center a plus for county

High school graduation season is here again. Some area schools have already held commencements and others are scheduled this week. Some graduates will be going on to college. Others may be going into the military or the workforce. More...

Flip a coin next year

Speaking of graduation, if you are a relative or friend with graduates at both Grove Hill schools, Clarke County High School and Clarke Prep School, you are going to have to flip a coin or draw straws as to which commencement you will attend.  More...

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 10-17 include:  Tempie Tyrell Robinson, 36, receiving stolen property second degree, $1,500 or more, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Aaron Chase Sikes, 20 More...

County Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated May 2-11

Hubert Finch Jr., to Nakeisha R. Finch. Michelle Parnell, to Christopher Dunnam. Christopher Lee York, to Christopher Lee York. Keith A. Scott, to Monty A. More...

Mid-Central 2016 Annual Water Quality Report

Testing performed January through December 2015
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