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Stoudenmire - Free Access

George Davis Stoudenmire, 82, of Jackson passed away June 6, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary.   More...

Local man helped deliver Allmans’ bail money in ’71

It is a small world, indeed. After reading about the 1971 arrest of the Allman Brothers Band in Jackson last week, Harry White, who lives in Grove Hill, shared a most-interesting story. More...

Deputy meets drag racers head-on in Gainestown

While patrolling the Gainestown area Sunday, a Clarke County deputy met two vehicles drag racing on a county highway in the Gainestown area  The deputy got one of the drivers, Ramon Williams, to pull over but the other one fled from the scene.&n More...

GH Council doesn’t act on rezoning request

A rezoning request for property on Forrest Lane Drive died for lack of a motion at the Grove Hill Town Council’s Monday meeting.  Owner Jimmy “Bo” Powell had requested the rezoning in order to put a mobile home on the lot. More...

Criminal jury court term set for next week

A variety of criminal cases are on the dockets for next week’s criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court. The dockets for each of the judges, C. Robert Montgomer and Gaines C. Mc- Corquodale, are listed. More...

Is the Alabama Gulf Coast overdue a hurricane?

It has been 13 years since Hurricane Ivan roared ashore in Gulf Shores in 2004 causing significant destruction. The next year brought Hurricanes Dennis and Katrina with some damages but the worst was to the east and west. More...

Special Sections

Sports

Thomasville native eyes softball title

Sparks, Oklahoma in college world series

Hannah Sparks, above left, a former Thomasville High all-state softball player, is now with the Oklahoma Sooners. She is the only native of Alabama on any of the eight teams that played in the series. More...

June 10 is free fishing day in state

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, Alabamians and visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater. More...

CCHS Cheerleaders go to USM camp

The Clarke County High School Varsity Cheerleaders are Alana Hughes, Morgan Keel, Je'Keysia Owens,Victoria Moore, Janeah Finney, Tyanena Hill, Sha'Myah Evans, Laura Grace Wilson, Jatashia Jewell (co-captain), Kamryn Newsom (co-captain), Jada Page, Ca More...

Editorial

Like the signs say, ‘See Rock City’

Gone South

I’ve seen London,I’ve seen FranceAnd I’ve seen Rock City More...

People are flocking to Texas

Dollars & Cents

Legendary statesman Sam Houston, first and third president of the Republic of Texas, and the only person to become governor of two states, Tennessee and Texas, once observed, “Texas is the finest portion of the globe that has blessed my vision. More...

Bankhead: More than just a tunnel

Inside the Statehouse

Since we are in the midst of an election for a U.S. Senator, let me share the story of one of the most prestigious congressional families in Alabama history. More...

Records

Thomasville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of May 29, 2017 – June 4, 2017, is listed below. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 29-June 5 include:  Reginald Moore, 47, theft by deception first degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Stanley Edward Gladney, 39, interference with dom More...

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  Charles Lee, 61, was booked May 26 on charges of driving under the influence.  Rueben Taylor, 58, was booked May 27 on charges of possession of marijuana and posses More...

Nichols - Free Access

James Philip Nichols, 82, of Thomasville died June 8, 2017 at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.  More...

Rish - Free Access

Jewel Robertson Rish, 90, of Grove Hill, passed away June 9, 2017 at the Woodhaven Manor Nursing Home in Demopolis.She was born Jan. 29, 1927 to Pervy Jackson Robertson and Zadie Dodson Robertson. More...

Gates - Free Access

William Joey Gates, 53, of Coffeeville passed away June 9, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 29, 1964. He was employed as a diesel mechanic.  More...

Fulton sawmill fire contained to debarker

Mill’s operation not hampered by fire

A fire early Sunday morning at Canfor Forest Product’s Fulton sawmill (the old Scotch Lumber Co. mill) was put out by in-house sprinklers and the fast response of the Fulton Fire Department.  More...

Day goes to White House to take part in Trump’s infrastructure discussion

Says he wants to advocate for funds for rural communities

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day is scheduled to be at the White House Thursday, June 8, with other mayors and governors for a discussion of President Trump’s push for new and improved infrastructure nationwide.  More...

NATIONAL CHAMP

Hannah Sparks joined an elite group of one Tuesday night when her Oklahoma Sooners beat Florida 5-4, capturing the NCAA softball national championship. More...

COFFEEVILLE FUN DAY

This young lady offers a big smile as she pauses during children’s activities at the Coffeeville Fun Day celebration Saturday. See more photos from the day on Page 3A.   More...

Community

CARD OF THANKS

— We cannot begin to tell you how much your sympathy meant to us during Oris’ illness and death.  Maybe you sent a card or flowers, made a phone call or a visit, said a prayer or thought of us. More...

CORRECTION: THAT’S ELVA, NOT EVA —

In last week’s account of the Clarke County Historical Society’s meeting at the 1879 Wing-Hundley Home in Jackson, the first name of A. M. More...

Local baker gets an order from London, England

Carolyn Dillon of Carolyn’s Creations received an email recently from London, England.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Thomasville Public Library presents the 2017 summer library program, “Build a Better World,” youth, ages 3-18 are invited to free enrichment programs each Tuesday through Tuesday, June 27 from 2 until 3 p.m. More...

Church News

Nate Ballard is new pastor of Springfield M-P Church

Springfield Methodist Protestant Church, in the Sandflat Community, has called Pastor Nate Ballard to fill the pulpit and lead the congregation.  Ballard is a 1996 graduate of Clarke Prep School. More...

Church News

Union Baptist Church on the Allen-Walker Springs Road of Grove Hill will continue Vacation Bible School Thursday, June 8 through Friday, June 9 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. More...

Whatley-Calhoun kinsmen enjoy 45th annual family reunion in Grove Hill

Starting in 1972, for the 45th time the Whatley-Calhoun, allied families and the Whatley community met for it’s annual reunion June 2, 3, 2017 at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church.  More...

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Eat the WHOLE Watermelon

Sliced or diced, grilled or blended, there are countless ways to prepare watermelon. More...

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