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Back-to-school time!

Clarke County’s 374 public school teachers and support personnel gathered at Clarke County High School’s Sage Auditorium Tuesday for teacher institute.  Clarke students begin classes at the county’s seven public schools Monday, More...

Grove Hill candidates forum set for Aug. 16 at Senior Center

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce will host a municipal candidates forum on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at the Senior Center. A reception and social time begins at 6 p.m. with the forum starting at 6:30. More...

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Community

Thomasville Travelers visit New York City

The Thomasville Travelers have returned home from a trip to the Big Apple, New York City July 20-28. More...

Back-to-school sales tax holiday is Friday-Sunday

Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax-free weekend is the first weekend in August — Friday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 7. More...

Clarke County Teacher Institute

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley (back to camera, left foreground) welcomed the 374 teachers and support personnel to teacher institute Tuesday morning at Clarke County High’s Sage Auditorium. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Human Resources regular board meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. the public is invited. More...

Church News

New Catholic priest knows way around area

The Rev. Travis Burnett’s title and duties might be new, but Clarke County is familiar territory to the Mobile native.  More...

Church News

First Church of God #2 Grove Hill (old IGA building) will be hosting it first annual School Supply Drive, Sat. Aug. 6 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Students will be given a free bag of supplies for the upcoming school year. More...

Lifestyle

‘July Freshet of 1916’

Hurricane was a little-used word then but this ‘tropical cyclone’ was a major rainmaker that wiped out corn and cotton fields

It is hurricane season. But you know that. You live in south Alabama and most of you have all your life. The National Weather Service says hurricane season officially begins June 1. More...

Here’s A Tip!

* “When making a grilled cheese sandwich, use room-temperature cheese. Because it’s not cold, it will melt evenly and more quickly, so you won’t burn the bread. More...

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Schools

Chalkboard-size keyboard display will help JIS students learn

Keyboarding lessons will take on a new and interesting angle when students return to classes at Jackson Intermediate School in August.  More...

Alcohol event at town park nixed

Town council vote was 3-2 to consider allowing alcohol but all had to agree to consider

A proposed amendment to Grove Hill’s alcohol ordinance that would have allowed the sale of alcohol on town property, including at the town park, failed to pass at Monday’s council meeting.  The change was proposed to fulfill a reques More...

Football practice starts

High school football teams around the state opened practices for the 2016 season Monday. Here, players go through drills at Prim Stadium Monday afternoon. Practice started Thursday at Clarke Prep School. More...

Burglary suspect tied to tree dies

The combination of a series of break-ins on and near Spurgeon Road in Leroy and a frustrated homeowner set the stage for an unfortunate chain of events that cost an alleged burglar his life Friday night.  More...

Making biscuits for 30 years

Brenda Horn has been working at Bertile’s in Grove Hill for 30 years — ever since the fast food eatery opened. She was recognized during the anniversary celebration Saturday by local manager Liza Snell. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chapman - Free Access

Maggie Mae Pugh Chapman, 70, Winn traded time for eternity on July 27, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary.  She was born Aug. 18, 1945 to Blan and Stella Pugh. More...

Jones - Free Access

Clarence Oneal Jones, 83, of Fulton, answered the master’s call Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Providence Hospital.  He was born to the parentage of Robert Cammie Stabler Jones on July 4, 1933.   More...

McCorquodale - Free Access

Stella Elizabeth McCorquodale, 94, of Grove Hill died Aug. 4, 2016 at the Jackson Healthcare Facility. She had resided in Grove Hill for most of her life. More...

Sports

Football gets cranked up at area schools

The first Monday in August brought the first day of football practice for the member schools of the Alabama High School Athletic Association.  The Alabama Independent Schools were able to get started last Thursday.  Each association has man More...

CCHS awarded for sportsmanship at recent banquet

Clarke County High School was one of eight schools presented an award at the ninth annual AHSAA Sportsmanship luncheon held recently in Montgomery.  The AHSAA recognized 76 member high schools that completed the 2015-16 school year fine and ejec More...

Lady Gators hit volleyball court to start the season

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators will start the 2016 volleyball season on the road this weekend as they travel to Montgomery to play in the Macon-East Invitational.  This annual tournament usually brings in the top schools from the previous s More...

Editorial

Is Alabama broke enough for lawmakers to go for a lottery?

Our Opinions

If it wasn’t so serious, it might be funny.  The way Republican state lawmakers who have long opposed any kind of state-sanctioned gambling suddenly have seen the light and decided that a lottery might not be such a bad idea after all.&nbs More...

Why I Teach

Editor’s note: With schools starting next week, Kim Hamilton brought this by thinking local teachers might enjoy it. It was written by her late great-grandmother, Della H. McCrary of Scottsboro who taught school for at least 40 years. More...

As the World Turns: Alabama-style

Inside the Statehouse

Now that the national conventions are over and we have had a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming fall presidential contest, let us turn our attention back to our good ole state politics.  More...

Records

Jackson Incident Reports

Jackson police investigated the following incidents the past week:  Discharging a firearm was reported July 29 in the 100 block of Harris Street.  A fight was reported July 29 in the 300 block of Fairview Circle.  An accident with no i More...

Thomasville Arrests reported

Arrests and activities of the Thomasville Police Department as released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of July 25- 31, 2016 is listed below:   More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 26-Aug. More...