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Walking in a dementia patient’s shoes is a maddening experience

A jumble of static noises and people talking reverberated through the earphones and a special pair of glasses turned everything into a blur. More...

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Community

Historical marker for Barlow Bend’s Union Chapel Cemetery to be dedicated Saturday, July 2

The Union Chapel Cemetery located at 256 Pops Road in Barlow Bend was added to the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register in August, 2015. It was the eighth cemetery in Clarke County for this recognition. More...

County picks up reading coaches state cut

Unexpected state cuts in funding for reading coaches forced the Clarke County Schools District to find positions for those employees.  In an official “Reduction in Force” resolution, approved by the county Board of Education on June More...

Community Calendar

The Wilson Hall High School Alumni Reunion Committee will meet Friday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at Wilson Hall Middle School in Grove Hill. Past Chairman, Mose Chapman will meet with the group. More...

Church News

Church News

St. James A.M.E. Church of Choctaw Bluff will celebrate their Men and Women’s Day Sunday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Daryl Perryman, pastor of Little Rock Baptist Church of Camden will be the guest speaker. Rev. Ivory James is the pastor.   More...

‘God is’ — end of discussion

Seeds from the Sower

The Bible does not present any proof for the existence of God. It simply declares that God exists and that only a fool denies that fact.  More...

Summer reading program at library

Pictured are children who attended the Summer Reading Program sponsored by the Grove Hill Public Library. The children enjoyed activities planned by Renae Wood. These activities included story time, crafts, outside games and snacks. More...

Lifestyle

Mickey Mouse clock valuable

Q: In 1965, my mom bought me a Mickey Mouse alarm clock for my birthday. I still have it, and I am curious about how much it might be worth 50 years later. More...

A Smokin' Celebration

If the surge in barbecue and smoking competitions across the country is any indication, grilling has become an art form. More...

Comics

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ALABAMA POLITICS

Columnist Steve Flowers says next guv could be an unknown

Alabama’s best-known political columnist and the author of a book on Alabama politics, “Of Goats and Governors,” spoke to a group in Grove Hill Tuesday evening and told them the next governor would come from such a group. More...

Grant funds sought for road projects

Fireworks when first brought up; application request passes without issue

The Clarke County Commission issued a resolution Tuesday authorizing the application for $355,000 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), for paving of parts of two dirt roads; 1.83 miles of the Pineywoods Road, beginning on the Allen Road side More...

New Marengo County judge

Vince Deas, an assistant district attorney for the 17th Circuit, was appointed Marengo County district judge last week by Gov. Robert Bentley after longtime incumbent Wesley W. Drinkard retired. He was sworn in Monday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hough - Free Access

Barbara Ann Webb Hough, 73, of Grove Hill died June 15, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Linden. She was born May 15, 1943 in Coffeeville. She was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Grove Hill. She was a retired high school teacher.  More...

Finney - Free Access

Rev. Ray Finney, 73, of St. Stephens passed from this life June 18, 2016 at his residence. He was born Sept. 23, 1942 in Grove Hill to Albert and Minnie Lou Finney. More...

Walker - Free Access

E.P. Walker, 91, of Valley Grande, died June 18, 2016 at his daughter’s home.  He was born Nov. 28, 1924 in Grove Hill. He was a member of the Bassett Creek Baptist Church. He was a former lumber grader with Scotch Lumber Company.  More...

Sports

Jordan, Brooks, Baugh first team all-state

Clarke County High School’s Sally Jordan capped a brilliant career by being named to the Alabama Sports Writer’s Association All-state softball team for the fourth straight year.  Her 1,200-plus career strikeouts along with over 110 More...

All-stars still going strong for GH teams

Grove Hill will be hosting the AAA (9 & 10-year-old) all-stars sub-district beginning June 16 and running through June 20.  Grove Hill will play Monroeville at 5:30. More...

Swimming lessons offered

Timberlane Pool in Grove Hill will be offering swimming lessons June 27 through July 1.  The lessons will start at 4 p.m.   The cost is $50 for nonmembers and $40 for members.  For more information call 251-769-9774.   More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 7-14 include: Keith Dural Washington, 32, possession of alcohol on school campus, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

CLARKE COUNTY DEEDS

Property deeds listed  Dated June 2-9  Huey R. Kidd, to Kidd Real Estate LLC.  Huey R. Kidd, to Kidd Land LLC.  Daphane Pugh Jr., to Sheldon Maurice Washington.  Fannie Mae-Other, to Dorothy D. More...