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Grove Hill to host fireworks show over Hudson Park June 30

Grove Hill will have a fireworks show to celebrate the Fourth of July. The event will be Friday evening, June 30 at Hudson Park. J&M Displays, a fireworks company, will put on the show for $10,000, the council agreed at its Monday meeting. More...

Jackson High’s Meg Davis named Clarke’s DYW

Jackson High School’s Meg Davis won $3,750 in scholarships, $750 in cash, and the crown as Clarke County’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2018. More...

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Community

WINNERS

Michelle Alford won the Pelican cooler given away by the Grove Hill Fire and Rescue at Saturday’s Fun Day. She is shown above with Deputy Chief Tommy Phillips and Chief Terry Stifflemire. More...

COLLECTING DRUGS

The Clarke County Underage Drinking Coalition was set up in front of City Drugs in Grove Hill Saturday to collect old prescription drugs. No questions were asked and it was a good way to dispose of old medicines. More...

CONFIRMATION SERVICE AT SACRED HEART

Pastor Travis Burnett welcomed Archbishop Thomas J. Rodi for the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation at Sacred Heart Church in Grove Hill Sunday, April 23. More...

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The HIPPY Clarke County Graduation and 10 Year Celebration will be Thursday, May 4 at the Grove Hill Elementary School. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the graduation celebration at 6:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Messer-Higginbotham wed in Jackson church

Jessica Ann Higginbotham and Micah James Messer exchanged marriage vows before friends and family Dec. 17, 2016, at 5 p.m., at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. The Rev. Dr. Ben Stubblefield officiated the late afternoon ceremony. More...

Church News

Union Missionary Baptist District Association Women’s Department Annual Tea and Fellowship March Program will be held at the Union Community Center in Choctaw Bluff Saturday, May 6 from 4 until 6 p.m. More...

National Day of Prayer observance to be at Grove Hill Town Hall May 4

The National Day of Prayer will be observed locally Thursday, May 4 at noon at Grove Hill Town Hall. The event had been announced previously for a different location but it looks like rain Thursday. More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

New Zealand’s Judder bars will rattle you

* It was Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra — widely regarded as the best writer in the Spanish language and one of the best novelists in any language — who made the following sage observation: “No fathers or mothers think their own child More...

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How accurate are state’s high school graduation scores?

State education supe issues, then pulls, grad stats

High school graduation season is here but it is anyone’s guess as to what percentage of Alabama seniors are actually earning a diploma.  That’s not because information hasn’t been put out but because the information that has be More...

Rep. Beech considering U.S. Senate run

U.S. Senator Elaine Beech.  How does that sound?  More...

CCHS OLD TIMERS

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Here & there around the county

IT WAS A BIG DAY IN GROVE HILL THIS PAST SATURDAY. Hundreds of people attended the Grove Hill Fire/Rescue’s first annual Fun Day adjacent to the fire and police stations. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Willis

Glenda Carol Willis, 62, of Jackson passed away April 29, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Mobile.   She was born Sept. 13, 1954 to Minnie Jean and A.G. Beck. She was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. More...

Harrison

Willie Mae Harrison, 90, of Grove Hill died April 27, 2017 at Fellowship Home in Valdosta, Ga.  She was born Sept. 20, 1926 in the Chilton community to Ellis and Nellie White and raised by her grandparents, Charlie and Vicy White.  More...

Pugh

George Curtis Pugh, 91, of Thomasville died April 27, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  He was born April 12, 1926 in Morvin to Howard and Lela Pugh. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church. More...

Business

First US Bancshares directors recognized on their retirements

Two retiring members of the board of directors of First US Bancshares, Inc., Gerald P. Corgill and Dr. A. J. (Lonnie) Strickland III, were recognized at the annual meeting in Thomasville April 26. More...

Sports

Gators to face Kingwood in semi’s

Trey McConnell came through with a clutch hit in the seventh inning of game one to propel Clarke Prep to a 5-4 win over Lowndes Academy in the quarter-finals of the AISA Class AA baseball playoffs last Thursday. More...

Working on making blocks

The Clarke County High football team is working towards their May 18 Spring game at Bibb County in Centreville. More...

Clarke Prep headed to state tourney

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators will head into the AISA Class AA state softball tournament as a 2-seed, following their 2-0 loss to Pickens last Thursday in Grove Hill.  Colby Wimberley and Katherine Lee Bishop had the two CPS hits.  Ann More...

Editorial

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Bless his heart, it rained on Bentley

Inside the Statehouse

Well, folks, let’s put the final coup de grace to the Robert Bentley six-year governor’s reign and move on. More...

Another lost opportunity

Gone South

I don’t know why I’m even bringing it up. We had a chance and we missed it. No use crying over spilled milk and all that. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 25- May 1 include:  Jason Lamar Jackson, 19, domestic violence-strangulation or suffocation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Breundia Jarniece Carstarph More...

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  Suspicious circumstances was reported April 24 on Highway 43.  A missing person was reported April 24. More...

Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated April 20-27  Travis Robert James, to Robert Klein Bridges.  Zachary C. Hare, to Zachary C. Hare.  Joshua L. Abell, to Samuel T. Chapman.  William C. Brady III, to Richard M. Davis.  Donna F. More...