July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke schools resume Aug. 7

It seems like the summers get shorter and shorter for both students and teachers. At the July 13 meeting of the Clarke County Board of Education, Superintendent Larry Bagley outlined the upcoming opening dates for county schools. More...

Beware satellite TV scammers

A new scam has victimized a Jackson family, this time with the suspects posing as DirecTV representatives.  The family was recently contacted by scammers claiming they were eligible for a major upgrade that would cost $120.  A check was se More...

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Community

HOUSE MOVE A BUST

The house that had been the office for the old Stephens pallet mill is being moved to make way for the Purple Cow convenience store that will locate on the property. The house was cut in half, with the newer part that had been added moved first. More...

Back-to-School sales tax holiday July 21-23

With schools opening earlier and earlier, the annual statewide Back-to- School Sales Tax Holiday has been moved up as well.  This week the tax-free sale for school supplies will be Friday, July 21 through Sunday, July 23.  More...

DUI issued to local man on golf cart

A midnight golf cart ride ended in a DUI ticket for Jason Huckabee this past Saturday night/Sunday morning.  Grove Hill Police officer Robbie Tillman spotted Huckabee, along with some other adults and juveniles on the golf cart.  After Till More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Community Action Agency of South Alabama will have a food distribution Thursday, July 27 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. Registration ends July 21. More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Baptist Church of Grove Hill will have Homecoming Sunday, July 23 at 11 a.m. Please bring a covered dish. Rev. Jimmy Simpkins is the pastor.   More...

Editorial

Candidates for God and Trump

Editor’s Notes

The Republican candidates for the upcoming special U.S. More...

Coexistence at the beach

Gone South

Yeah, but now I’m getting’ old, don’t wear underwear I don’t go to church and I don’t cut my hair Jimmy Buffet“Pencil Thin Mustache” More...

Strange a caretaker like Shelby

Inside the Statehouse

As the horse race for our open U.S. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 11-17 include:  Adriene Bryant, 28, theft by deception first degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Tramaine Darnell Holloway, 31, probation revocation More...

T’ville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of  July 10, 2017 – July 16, 2017, is listed below.  Felony arrest Juvenile – Arson First Degree – 7-15-17   More...

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  A medical emergency was reported July 10 in the 300 block of High Acres.  A requested escort was reported July 10 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue.  T More...

Brother murdered in Fulton

The two brothers lived together at 755 Church Road “up the hill” from Fulton. But they often argued. Their arguing escalated into a deadly confrontation early Tuesday morning, July 18. More...

Juvenile-set fire at T’ville Walmart is costly arson

The Walmart Supercenter in Thomasville suffered extensive smoke damage after a Marengo County youth purposefully set off a small fire in the store’s pets department Saturday night. More...

GH council hears fire chief’s wish list

Grove Hill Fire Chief Terry Stifflemire presented the town council with a list of needs for the department — some of them essential to maintaining the town’s 5.5 ISO insurance rating.  Stifflemire talked to council members at the wor More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Blanton - Free Access

July 21, 2017 Jesus came for James Larry Blanton, 80, to take him to his mansion Jesus had prepared for him.  More...

Gahlinger - Free Access

Betty J. Gahlinger, 77, of Jackson, passed away July 20, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born April 20, 1940 to Hubert and Mary Ann Miller. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson, Eastern Star and the Jackson Women’s Club. More...

Nelson - Free Access

Lorena Rutledge Nelson, 95, passed away July 22, 2017 at Canon Hospice in Gulfport, Miss.The daughter of John Simeon “Sim” and Martha Magdalene “Mattie” Rutledge, Lorena was born May 24, 1922 in Nettlesboro. More...

Sports

Summer work-outs lead up

On the field preparations have taken on a whole new meaning for Clarke Prep this summer as several players have worked to get the new stadium ready as well as working to get better as a team. More...

Clarke County continues working towards start of football season

Clarke County High School hosted Sweet Water in a team work camp last Thursday with teams working on offense and defense with the use of the linemen. More...

Pee Wee football, cheer sign-ups set

The Grove Hill Pee Wee Football League will be having sign-ups for players and cheerleaders Saturday, July 22 from 10-2 p.m and Monday, July 31 from 5-8 p.m. at Hudson Park. The cost for football is $60, due at signup. More...

Lifestyle

Trivia test

1. LANGUAGE: What is a kerfuffle?  2. MEDICAL: What are you suffering from if you have a condition called veisalgia?  3. More...

Strange BUT TRUE

There really was a Little Miss Muffet

* It was 20th-century American author and journalist Emily Kimbrough who made the following sage observation: “Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.” More...

Collecting

World War I letter’s real value is as a family heirloom

Q: I have an original typewritten letter from 1918 about military actions of the AEF. It is a very detailed letter documenting the travel and actions of the 47th Infantry, 7th Brigade and 4th Division of the 3rd Army of Occupation in Germany. More...