July 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

New hospital still in question but Hampton Inn said coming to south end of Thomasville

While there is little new news on the proposed Thomasville hospital project, city officials are moving forward with other projects on the south side of town near where a groundbreaking was held over a year ago for the new hospital. More...

State’s forestry industry posts $900 million in investments

In 2015 the forest industry continued to grow with almost $900 million in capital investment in new and expanding industry in Alabama.  More...

Special Sections

Community

Hospital’s new ER should be finished by mid-August

“To bring everyone up to date on the hospital situation, we are well over 60 percent completed with the remodeled ER at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital and area shooting for a completion date of Aug. More...

McAnally is new Thomasville Middle School principal

Gerald McAnally was approved Tuesday night as the new principal of Thomasville Middle School.  He begins work July 5, replacing Sandra Williams, who will become the new principal of Thomasville Elementary School. More...

Survey seeks information on area veterans’ needs

If you are a veteran or the family member of a veteran, please consider participating in this first phase of our Veterans Initiative.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

Do you hunt in Alabama? Mandatory Game Check will start with the 2016- 2017 hunting season. Game Check Seminar Series will be conducted. More...

Church News

Church News

New Union Missionary Baptist Church of Coffeeville will end its Revival Thursday, July 7 at 7 p.m. The evangelist will be Rev. Lenoise Richey of the Jackson Street Baptist Church. The church is located on Highway 69. Rev. Donald Reed is the pastor. More...

Weekend weddings scheduled in area

Criswell-Williams to wed in Thomasville   Sabrina Victoria Criswell and Frank Tanner Williams will exchange wedding vows Saturday, July 9 at 2 p.m. at Thomasville Baptist Church.  Miss Criswell is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Glass-Hill to marry Aug. 6 in T’ville church

Mrs. Suzanne Garrick Glass of Grove Hill and Charlie Glass of Gallion announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Summer Glass, to Logan Hill, son of Karen C. More...

Lifestyle

Pinecones and pineapples

* It was once against the law in some places — England, for example — for a man to marry his brother’s widow. More...

A $4 Hallmark ornament now worth about $45

Q: I have a Hallmark Christmas ornament that I received as a gift in 1989. It is “Stocking Mouse” and is in its original box. How much is it worth? — Willow, Jackson, Mississippi More...

Household Tips

* “If you have delicate items to wash, put them inside a pillowcase before you run them through the delicate cycle on your washing machine. More...

Schools

ASCC tells honor roll for spring semester

A number of students have been named to honors lists for Spring Semester at Alabama Southern Community College. More...

Harrell makes dean’s list at University of Southern Miss.

Marlee Ashton Harrell of Grove Hill made the Dean’s list at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg for the spring semester.  Dean’s List scholars are students with at least a 3.5 grade point average, but less than a 4. More...

Historic Barlow Bend cemetery recognized

Union Chapel Baptist Church in Barlow Bend is rich in history. Saturday, it officially gained recognition for its deep roots through the dedication of a historic marker in its cemetery. More...

Powell seeks District 5 council seat

Kossie Powell has announced that he will be a candidate for the District 5 seat on the Grove Hill Town Council in the Aug. 23 municipal election. More...

Municipal candidates announcements will be published free through July 28

Qualifying has opened for municipal offices in Grove Hill, Jackson, Thomasville, Coffeeville and Fulton.  Candidates have through July 19 to qualify in their respective municipalities. Elections will be Aug. 23 in each of the municipalities. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Barnes - Free Access

William Reginald Barnes, 74, of Scyrene, died July 4, 2016 at his residence. He was born May 10, 1942 in Chance. He was a retired woodyard operator with Weyerhaeuser.  More...

Tarleton - Free Access

Bettye Reynolds Tarleton, 78, of Jackson, passed away July 7, 2016.  She was born Feb. 19, 1938 to Paul Franklin Reynolds Sr. and Alice Josephine Moncrief Reynolds. She had been employed at Ginger Tree Dress Shop in Jackson.  More...

Allday

Billy James Allday, 80, of Jackson died June 29, 2016 at his residence. He was born Dec. 22, 1935 to Leslie and Addie Ray Allday. More...

Sports

One group bids to reopen Roland Cooper

Golf course not part of bid, area could be .repurposed'

The Alabama State Parks Division, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will soon begin negotiations to reopen Roland Cooper State Park near Camden, Ala. More...

GH Pee Wee football sign-ups July 23, 30

The Grove Hill Pee Wee football season is upon us and sign-ups are being held during the month of July.  The first was held July 5 and the other two dates are July 23 and 30. Those are on Saturday and will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Ozone all-stars to Enterprise

The Grove Hill Ozone 11-12-year-old all-stars will be heading to Enterprise this week to play in the sub-state tournament. More...

Editorial

Kicking Grove Hill out of the doldrums

Our Opinions

Qualifying for municipal offices in Clarke County’s five incorporated municipalities opened this week. Elections are slated for Aug. 23. More...

Eighteen years have run by far too fast

Editor’s Notes

A little more than 18 years ago Suzanne and I were racing down Highway 43 headed to Providence Hospital. We had a special delivery package to pick up at the hospital and I thought I needed to get there posthaste. More...

A crisis in leadership in the House

Inside the Statehouse

The conviction and downfall of Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard is the political story of the year. It has not been the most profound conviction of an Alabama public official in my lifetime. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 28- July 4 include:  Jamarcus Dantreal Taylor, 21, unlawful possession of marijuana second degree, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept.  Stephen Hoven, 37, probation viol More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated June 23-29  Eloise O. Perkins, to Ethan J. Parden.  Bobby D. Christian, to Bobby D. Christian.  William Pratt Patton Jr., to Mickey K. Patton.  Mildred W. More...