October 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mike Williamson’s 60-plus years of good citizenship and contributions recognized

Named 2016 Grove Hill Citizen of Year

Good citizenship — active and involved service citizenship— is the foundation of any community.  “Here in Grove Hill, I can think of no individual who exemplifies such a constant effort to provide service to the community in th More...

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Community

Jackson Mayor Long feted as he prepares to retire after 28 years of service to city

In his 28 years of service to the city of Jackson, Mayor Richard Long has formed strong relationships with local leaders and citizens alike.  Tuesday afternoon, several had an opportunity to express their gratitude during a special ceremony at t More...

Jackson High coach charged with sexual contact with student

A Jackson High School assistant coach who had been placed on administrative leave earlier in October was taken into custody by the Jackson Police Department Monday.  According to reports from the JPD, Landon Hilt, 52, of Jackson, was arrested an More...

Anglican minister John Cheeseman preaching at Cornerstone, other churches

The Cornerstone Baptist Church, Grove Hill is co-hosting with First Baptist Church, Monroeville and First Baptist, Frisco City the return to the states of Anglican minister, John Cheeseman, for a series of area wide meetings. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Alabama School of Math and Science Informational meeting to be held in Thomasville Thursday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at Alabama Southern Community College, Library Building 3000, Room 107 at 30755 Highway 43 South.  More...

Church News

Church Notices

Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 144th Anniversary Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Franklin Robinson, pastor of Spencer Chapel A.M.E. Church of Fulton will be the guest speaker. Rev. Walter Sanders is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Boiling frogs in Clarke County

Editor’s Notes

Is apathy and a lack of interest from citizens slowly strangling Clarke County, just as sure as the lack of business and industry contributes to our stagnation — and to our decline? More...

Squatlow clears it for Bill Baxley

Inside the Statehouse

Ole Bill Baxley has been in the news a lot this year. He was the lead defense counsel for former Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ethics conviction trial over in Opelika. More...

Send in the clowns

Gone South

If you have been following the news as you should, then you are aware of the rash of “creepy clown” reports coming in from as far north as Philadelphia to as far south as Pensacola, with a cluster of clowns here in Alabama. More...

Records

Thomasville Police Report

Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey released the following report for the week of Oct. More...

Jackson Police Reports

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls the past week:  An arrest was made Oct. 10 for public intoxication at Forest Avenue and Cleveland Street.  A domestic situation was reported Oct. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 11-18 include:  Michelle Lee Rivers, 34, obstruction-governmental operations, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

GH Police Dept. needs talked

The bulk of the work and discussion from the Grove Hill Town Council’s meeting came during the work session where council requests were heard from the police department concerning personnel as well as equipment for the 2016- 17 budget. More...

Congresswoman wishes for better work, more productivity in D. C.

The U.S. Congress needs to work together for the good of the country, Congresswoman Terri Sewell told a group of constituents in Grove Hill last Wednesday, Oct. More...

Amendment 2 would make sure state parks funded

The threatened and real closure of Alabama state parks can be partly credited with a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 ballot to ensure that there will always be monies allocated for the parks.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dannelly - Free Access

James Larson “Buddy” Dannelly, 88, of Thomasville died Oct. 22, 2016 at South Baldwin Medical Center.  He was born Feb. 25, 1928 in Century, Fla. to James C. and Manilla Larson Dannelly. He was retired from Alabama Power Company. More...

Smith - Free Access

Leonard A. “L.A.” Smith Jr., 79, of Fulton died Oct. 22, 2016 at the Jackson Health Care Facility. He was born July 14, 1937 in Jones County, Miss. to Leonard A. Smith Jr. and Ruth Mirtle Smith. More...

Adams

Mrs. Rosie Marie Griffin Adams, age 73, a native of Calvert and a resident of McIntosh was born November 12, 1942 to the parentage of the late Rev. Willie Griffin Sr. and the late Mrs. Odessa Smith Griffin. More...

Sports

CPS falls to Autauga 49-0

The Clarke Prep School Gators suffered a tough 49- 0 loss to top-ranked Autauga Academy last Friday night on the road.  “Despite the score we moved the ball against them,” Head Coach Billy Hamilton said. More...

Bulldogs drop region game to MC

The Clarke County High Bulldogs lost 36-21 to Mobile Christian last Friday night in Mobile. It was a big region game for the Bulldogs. “They just lined up and beat us,” Head Coach Chris Young said. “Sometimes that happens. More...

Jackson’s upset bid comes up short

For almost 47 minutes, the Jackson High School football team held the momentum against sixth-ranked, Class 7A Davidson High School. Unfortunately for the Aggies, the Warriors exploded for 13 points in a 49-second span to pull out the late 50-49 win. More...

Lifestyle

Laugh a Little

Sam called his wife and said to her in a weak voice, "Hey baby, I was driving to a coffee shop to meet Mary when all of a sudden, a stray dog came in the way. More...

Sweet Shortcuts

No matter the season or the reason, no party is complete without dessert. More...

Now here's a tip!

• “I am a senior on a budget, but I love to get presents for people. Throughout the year, I have a small weekly amount I set aside for ‘fun shopping,’ and I hit the clearance sections of department stores. More...