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Picking 1,000 pumpkins in Coffeeville

Harvest time came to Coffeeville last weekend for a crop rarely grown in southwest Alabama: Pumpkins! More than 1,000 pumpkins were grown and harvested by David Montgomery. More...

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Community

Congresswoman Sewell to speak in Grove Hill next Tuesday

Congresswoman Terri Sewell, D-Birmingham, will hold a meeting with constituents in the main courtroom of the Clarke County Courthouse Wednesday, Oct. 12 beginning at 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

This will be 18th year for Pioneer Day at Clarke Museum

The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host its 18th Annual Pioneer Days Saturday, October 29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free living history event features costumed re-enactors demonstrating early life in southwest Alabama. More...

Marc Keahey makes ‘10 Best’ list for personal injury attorneys in Alabama

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Alabama’s Personal Injury Attorney George M. “Marc” Keahey as 2016 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Friends of the Clarke County Animal Shelter will be hosting a Yard Sale to benefit the animal shelter, Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7th from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in front of the Clarke County Animal Shelter located on Highway 84 East. More...

Church News

Church News

Vineland Baptist Church located on Highway 55, right off Hwy. 10 in Pine Hill, will have a singing Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. featuring Glory Road. Rev. Jimmy Powell is the pastor. Everyone is invited to attend.   More...

Editorial

Who pays taxes in USA? The middle class mostly

Our Opinions

Back in 2012, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney observed that 47 percent of the people don’t pay taxes and “are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to car More...

McPhillips writes of legal career

Inside the Statehouse

During this election year I have watched all the politics on television. In order to judge the coverage I have perused all the channels. Over the years political observers have bemoaned the fact that certain networks are biased. More...

Newspapers are alive and well, delivering news and information

Editor’s Notes

“Newspapers are dying. When are you going to go out?” That’s the question I get more often than I want to hear. Sometimes, I think, the question coming from some folks is with a sort of hopeful tone. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 27-Oct. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Sept. 22-29   Wendell G. Woodson, to Wendell M. Woodson.  Leland Marion Jordan, to Theresa McConnell.  Tina Peck, to Reginald Robinson.  V. More...

Jackson Police Incidents

Jackson police officers answered the following calls the past week:  An alarm was reported Sept. 26 in the 200 block of West Cleveland Street.  An alarm was reported Sept. More...

Jackson gets full term as GH mayor

First black elected as a Clarke County mayor; election significant in predominantly white town

Few people were present at Grove Hill Town Hall Tuesday night when Cynthia Jackson made town and county history by being the first black to be elected mayor of a county municipality. More...

Big Mike’s steak best in Alabama!

Big Mike’s Steakhouse of Thomasville has been named the winner of the 2016 Alabama’s Best Steak contest. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kinman - Free Access

Robert Gregory Kinman, 74, of Whatley died Oct. 3, 2016 at his residence.He was born July 24, 1942 in Mobile to Quincy Kinman Sr. and Martha Elizabeth Gregory Kinman. He was a maintenance mechanic with Alabama River Pulp. More...

Todd - Free Access

Clyde Prunice Knight Todd, 92, of Thomasville died Oct. 6, 2016 at Country Oaks Assisted Living.  She was born Oct. 31, 1923 to Johnnie Richard and Clyde LeFlora Wilson Knight in Sandflat. More...

McHaney - Free Access

William Jack McHaney Sr., 81, died at his home in Thomasville on Oct. 9, 2016.   More...

Sports

Winners from Fulton’s Stars and Stripes 5K race

The overall winners of the second annual Fulton Stars and Stripes 5K run held Saturday were Brian Thorne, Men; and Stephanie Noble, Women.  The winners in each age group were:  Men under 10: Davin Fuller  Men 10-14: John Michael Ledkin More...

Campbell takes long road to Tville HoF

A six inch growth spurt in his sophomore year changed the course of Eric Campbell’s future, leading him down an unexpected path that would take the Thomasville native to every major city in Europe and the Middle East. More...

THS has rough showing against Andalusia 37-0

The Thomasville High School Tigers varsity football team lost 37-0 Sept. 30 at Andalusia High School.  “We made enough mistakes for an entire season,” said THS head coach Jack Hankins Jr. More...

Lifestyle

Trivia Test

1. MOVIES: What two movies were the highestgrossing films of all time worldwide? 2. LITERATURE: Which one of Shakespeare’s plays features the character of Shylock? 3. ANATOMY: In which part of the human body is the stirrup bone located? 4. More...

Strange BUT TRUE

Big noses get their attention

* Those who study such things say that size does matter — at least to proboscis monkeys. It seems that among these primates, females show a significant preference for males with larger noses. More...

Laugh a Little

There were some backwoods hillbillies living across the river from each other, who feuded constantly. John hated Clarence with a passion and never passed up a chance to throw rocks across the river at Clarence.  More...