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Alabama’s smallest county seat towns

Grove Hill not the smallest ... but close!

People sometimes remark about how small Grove Hill is and then they express amazement again when they learn that it is the seat of government for Clarke County.  Grove Hill is among the smallest county seats in Alabama — not the smallest ( More...

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Community

Chief Burge retires

Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge (right) was all smiles last Thursday as a huge crowd turned out for a retirement reception in his honor. Mayor Richard Long was among many to congratulate him and thank him for his service. More...

Hurricane time is here; experts say it should be ‘near-normal’ season

A “near-normal” hurricane season is predicted this year, whatever near normal may mean. The 2016 hurricane season started June 1 and continues through Nov. 30. More...

How to amputate an arm in 10 minutes

Civil War re-enactor Bert Blackmon who portrays a battlefield surgeon spoke to the Clarke County Historical Society Sunday. More...

Church News

Church News

Union Baptist Church on the Allen-Walker Road of Grove Hill will have Vacation Bible School beginning Friday, June 3 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 from 8:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

$1 billion-plus gas deals will be good for municipalities   Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District is fast becoming a major player in the natural gas business, distributing gas to other gas companies, municipalities and industries in a footprint th More...

What Others Say

‘It is our own fault’

On Monday [May 23], the New York Times published a 1,300 word epistle summing up the current state of Alabama’s corrupt government: a governor embattled by an embarrassing sex scandal and impeachment attempts and under investigation for misuse More...

No ‘A’ for legislative session

Inside the Statehouse

Sometimes the best thing that the legislature can do in a session is to pass very little legislation. That can be said of this year’s regular legislative session, which ended several weeks ago. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 24-31 include:  Shauntay Latoya White, 34, drug court-failure to pay, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  William Solomon Tarleton, 39, child support – More...

JACKSON POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   A domestic call was reported May 23 in the 800 block of Depot Road.  An escort was requested May 23 in the 4200 block of North College Ave.  Harassment wa More...

CLARKE DEEDS

Property deeds listed  Dated May 19-25   Bradley R. Goodman, to Dale Goodman.  Jerry A. More...

One-man observance for Memorial Day

When Rev. Jack Wright learned that there would be no public Memorial Day service in Grove Hill he took it upon himself to mark the day personally. More...

Aimee Moore running for District 5 council seat

“I am passionate about Grove Hill’s future and, as a result, I announce my intention to run for District 5 of Grove Hill’s Town Council” Aimee Moore said in announcing her candidacy. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McReynolds - Free Access

Vonshae Earl McReynolds, 39, of Jackson departed this life May 27, 2016 in Gainestown.  He was born Sept. 11, 1976 to the parentage of the late James Thomas McReynolds Sr., and the late Barbara Jean Ezell McReynolds.   More...

Reid - Free Access

William Judson Reid, 26, of Jackson died May 31, 2016 at USA Medical Center. He was born May 5, 1990 in Mobile. He was employed with Safety Extinguishers.  More...

Rutledge - Free Access

Alyce Sheffield Rutledge, 74, of Dickinson died May 29, 2016 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born Feb. 3, 1942 in Fulton. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.  More...

Sports

GH softball, baseball all-stars announced

  USSSA 8Under Softball All-stars The members of the Grove Hill 8Under USSSA softball all-stars are, Front row (L to r): Senia Roper, Payton Smith, Jayla Horn, Katie Fendley, Ashari Pugh and Kelsen-Ann Davis. More...

CPS female sports award winners

Clarke Prep School recognized the female athletes at their annual all-sports banquet a few weeks ago. More...

CPS male sports award winners

Clarke Prep School recognized the male athletes at their annual all-sports banquet a few weeks ago. More...

Lifestyle

Vitamin B-12 can help slow brain aging

The results of a long-term Swedish study suggest that help for our aging brains might be as close as the vitamin aisle in the drugstore. Vitamin B-12 was shown to slow the rate of brain aging ... probably. More...

Weekend weddings announced

Gates-Law   Jasmine Nicole Gates and Antwan D’Andre’ Law will exchange marriage vows Saturday, June 4 at 6 p.m. at the home of the bride’s parents. A reception will follow. More...

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Schools

UWA students are named to Presidents, Dean’s Lists

The University of West Alabama has announced more than 400 outstanding undergraduate students named to the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the Spring 2016 academic semester. More...

Troy students make honor rolls recently

Troy University announces students who have been named to the Chancellor’s List and Provost’s List for the spring semester and Term 4 of the 2015- 2016 academic year. More...

CCHS Senior Honors 2016

The Top 10 of the Clarke County High School Class of 2016 (not in order of ranking) includes Alexandria Moore, Tamia Fluker, valedictorian Sally Jordan, salutatorian Emily Huckabee, Megan Davis, Emor More...