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‘Let’s move forward,’ commissioner urges as administrator hired

Former banker Rick Harvey is new administrator

A former banker has been hired to be Clarke County’s new county administrator, commissioners voted Tuesday. Richard “Rick” Harvey Jr. of Grove Hill is the new administrator. More...

Hunting mishap fatal for Chatom man Saturday

A weekend hunting accident has claimed the life of a Chatom man.  According to reports from the Alabama Department of Natural Resources law enforcement officers, Tony C. More...

Monday road complaint prompts Tuesday work on Silver Creek Road

Melissa Dozier who lives on the Silver Creek Road in the Chance area complained about road conditions and asked that it be repaired at Monday’s work session of the Clarke County Commission.  “I know we’ve had lots of rain and t More...

Special Sections

Community

2017 Pig Squeal

Area youth will spend the next 111 days raising two pigs in the annual 4-H Pig Squeal. There were 34 pigs delivered from Whidden Farms in Honoraville, Ala. and they were dispersed among 17 students on Monday, Jan. 16. More...

Funeral home limo filled with mourners struck by pickup in T’ville Saturday

A limousine carrying mourners from Mobile who had attended a local funeral was struck by a south bound truck in front of the Shell gas station on Highway 43 Saturday night.  Five passengers riding in the back of the limousine were injured in the More...

Ramsey new Pinebelt Cable TV Manager

Pine Belt Communications announced that Jeffery Ramsey has recently joined the company as its Manager of Cable TV Operations.   More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Historical Society will meet Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. The speaker will be Dr. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Grove Hill will have a Love Program in honor of Ms. Bernardria Dickinson Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. Please come out and show your love and support for a worthwhile cause. More...

Lifestyle

Collecting

Stemless Daisy sugar shaker rare

Q: I have inherited a sugar shaker that has been identified as a piece of Stemless Daisy. What can you tell me about it? — Betty, Portsmouth, Virginia  More...

$1 billion will go a long way

* It was American linguist, philosopher, historian and social critic Noam Chomsky who made the following sage observation: “Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. More...

Steps to lessen risk of breast cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: You have written about screening for breast cancer, but are there any ways to prevent breast cancer in the first place? — T.C. More...

Schools

Hutchinson on LBW Prez’s List

Dr. Herbert H. J. Riedel, LBW (Lurleen B. Wallace) Community College President, has announced academic honor students for the 2016 Fall Semester. More...

Poarch scholarships available

The Poarch Creek Indian Community Scholarship is now open for applications at The Community Foundation of South Alabama. More...

Grove Hill Elementary honor roll announced

Grove Hill Elemetnary School’s honor roll for the second nine-week period is announced.  All “A” Honor Roll 1st GRADE   More...

Manhunt in the middle of Grove Hill

Early-morning risers and those working in Grove Hill were surprised to find a lot of law enforcement vehicles with blue lights flashing on town streets on a foggy morning, Jan. 19 with barking tracking dogs running along Jackson Street. More...

Clarke dodges bad weather; Choctaw hit hard

“2017 has not been good weather-wise,” Clarke County Emergency Management Agency Director Roy Waite told county commissioners Monday. More...

Courthouse smoking ban may soon expand to grounds as well

Smokers at the Clarke County Courthouse may soon have to walk a bit farther than the front door to take a puff.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Stokes - Free Access

Gary Michael Stokes, 64, of Jackson passed away Jan. 18, 2017 at his residence. He was born Sept. 28, 1952 to Clyde and Aline Stokes. He was an avid sports fan. More...

Alston - Free Access

Willo Dean Moss Alston, 94, of Toddtown traded time for eternity Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile.   More...

Pugh - Free Access

Joan Hawkins Pugh, 73, a native and resident of Grove Hill, answered the Master’s call Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital.  More...

Sports

No CCHS-THS hoops this season

For the first time that anyone can remember, Clarke County and Thomasville will not play basketball.  More...

Clarke Prep to host Regional tourney Thurs.

The Clarke Prep School varsity Gators picked up the number two seed in their area despite falling 62-58 to Escambia last week in Canoe.  Cam Bumpers paced the Gators with 14 points. Hight Finch had 12 points. John Hill Newsom added 11 points. More...

Former Bulldogs, now Eagles

Former Clarke Clarke County High students Shayla Gwin, Shanda Pugh and Amberly Sheffield strike a pose at an Alabama Southern basketball game Monday night. More...

Editorial

Agreed: Let’s move forward, commissioners!

Clarke County has a new administrator, a job that is pretty much the chief financial officer for the county, overseeing a $12 million budget, personnel matters and day-to-day items as well.  More...

Trump’s character flaws move into the White House

The first week of Donald Trump’s presidency has been troubling. No, it isn’t all of his orders and decrees to dismantle the Affordable Health Care Act and to trim or ax other Obama initiatives. More...

Hillary couldn’t break glass ceiling

Inside the Statehouse

Hillary Clinton’s failure to break the proverbial glass ceiling in American politics came up a little short. More than 100 men have been nominated for president by the nation’s political parties over the past 220 years. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. More...

Jackson Incident Reports

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  Five counts of forgery were reported Jan. 17 in the 300 block of Commerce Street.  A request to assist a citizen was reported Jan. More...

Records

Property deeds listed Dated Jan. 12-18 Johnnie Jones-As Trustee, to Deanna J. Overstreet. Johnnie Jones-As Trustee, to Johnnie Jones. Johnnie Jones-As Trustee, to Faye J. Pringle. Johnnie Jones-As Trustee, to Sherry J. Krout. More...