June 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Coach Bob Bumpers worked at 3 county schools

Longtime county coach and teacher Bob Bumpers passed away early Sunday morning after a battle with cancer.  The popular coach came to this area from the Wiregrass to take a job at the three year old Grove Hill Academy in 1973. More...

New Grove Hill arts center director enthusiastic about plans for future

Center showcases local artists’ works; provides classes for students and adults

Kay Wilson laughs, saying she doesn’t want her picture made but she really does want to talk about the arts center. More...

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Community

MEMORIAL DAY IN JACKSON

Local VFW members (above) prepare to raise a large flag on the 80-foot pole on Highway 177 near Highway 43 during a program Monday morning. More...

Jackson High graduate awarded Dr. Charles E., Patricia May Scholarship

The Community Foundation of South Alabama recently announced that Emily Stewart is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Charles E. and Patricia H. May Scholarship.  More...

Sandflat couple riding with local motorcycle club seriously injured in Chattanooga accident

A Memorial Day weekend outing for a group of Clarke County motorcycle enthusiasts turned tragic in Chattanooga Friday afternoon when an accident severely injured two riders.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Coffeeville Day, a family affair for all ages, fun, food and fellowship will be Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. until at the Town Hall. There will be a cook-off, dunk tank, bounce house, games, prizes and vendors. More...

Church News

Church News

Elam Baptist Church of Thomasville will be having Homecoming and Decoration Day Sunday, June 4 beginning with Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and lunch at the noon hour. Everyone is invited to attend. Rev. Fred Odom is the pastor.   More...

Editorial

Buster, Doll and hurricane season

Gone South

That time of year again  “Squalls out on the gulf stream Big storm's comin' soon"  Jimmy Buffett “Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season”   More...

Unstable government programs

Dollars & Cents

We continue to face mounting fiscal challenges. A continuing resolution passed earlier this year ensures the federal government will be able to operate for the rest of the fiscal year. But the budget deficit and the national debt continue to expand. More...

Talking to the other side

Center for Effective Government

I’ve had a number of conversations recently that convince me our country is divided into two political camps separated by a deep and uncomfortably wide gap. More...

TRUCK BURNS UP

A Francis Powell Enterprise truck was totally destroyed by fire early Thursday morning, May 25. The truck was on the company’s yard on Highway 84 East, loaded with plywood for delivery. More...

CPS relocating football stadium to campus

The Clarke Prep Gators, before the final day of school last week, began the monumental task of constructing a new football field on school grounds.  The old Rebel Stadium, home to Hamilton Field, saw its farewell from the school on May 19 when t More...

LAST CIVITAN FLAG DISPLAY

The Grove Hill Civitan   More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Morris

Gravel Lee Coates Morris, 82, of the Suggsville community of Grove Hill departed this life May 24, 2017 at UAB Hospital. She was a native of the Ebenezer Community of Coffeeville. More...

Ezell

Gloria Jean Robinson Ezell, 68, of Jackson, better known as “Flay Willa,” answered the Master’s call May 24, 2017 while at Providence Hospital in Mobile.   More...

Bumpers

Robert C. “Bob” Bumpers Jr., 70, of Jackson passed away May 28, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Sports

GH baseball all-stars teams named

The Grove Hill Class A 5- & 6-year-old all-stars are (not in order): Ayden Robinson, Colt Garrick, Austin Etheridge, Lane Browder, Cooper Kelley, Marcus Gates, Kamden Phillips, Brady Francia, More...

Bump was one of a kind

Sports Scene

The thing that probably catches you and pulls you in is that infectious smile and laugh. More...

Bumpers coached at GHA, CCHS, JHS

Former GHA Head Coach Bob Bumpers accepts the 1976 APSA state championship trophy as players look on, top photo. Above left, Bumpers during his days at CCHS. Above right during his days coaching softball at JHS. More...

Lifestyle

TRIVIA TEST

1. MOVIES: Which 1974 movie featured a character named Jake Gittes?  2. LANGUAGE: What are three letters of the Greek alphabet that begin with the letter “p”?  3. More...

Household Tips

* Picnic cooler 101: Frozen juice cartons make awesome slushies once they start thawing. You’ll also want to pack your cooler with water and lots of healthy snacks like cheese sticks, apples, sliced oranges and grapes. More...

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 23-29 include:  Joshuey Lidel Cowan, 24, permit to carry pistol in vehicle or concealed – license required, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept.  Kyle Kimbrough, 29, More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated May 17-24  William G. Robinson, to William G. Robinson.  Clay Venson Armstrong, to Clay Venson Armstrong.  Daniel V. Lee, to Wesley Arnold.  Ruby Qualls, to William A. Hughes.  Linda J. More...