August 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Moore’s visit said not political but made 10 days before primary

“We’ve forgotten God,” the speaker related, matter-of-factly, suggesting that many of the “awful calamities” befalling the U.S. More...

New Demopolis sawmill plans September opening

A multi-million dollar sawmill under construction in Demopolis is on or ahead of schedule for a September opening.  Two Rivers Lumber Co. More...

Special Sections

Community

Community Calendar

Clarke County Farmers Federation will have its annual meeting in the Alfa Building in Grove Hill on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. There will be fellowship and door prizes awarded. All members are encouraged to attend.   More...

Birthday wishes pour in for retired teacher

Recently, Jackson resident Kathleen Dunagan wrote a letter to the editor asking for 100 cards for her Aug. 3 birthday. More...

Grove Hill councilman questions trees, airport

Grove Hill Councilman Ross Wood had several comments and observations on issues at Monday’s meeting, including possibly cutting trees on Church Street and turning the airport into a marketable industrial site. More...

Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church’s Revival will continue Thursday, Aug. 10 and end Friday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. nightly. Bro. William Gibbons will preach.   More...

APPROPRIATE MESSAGE

This “mini-sermon” on Ulcanush Baptist Church’s sign is appropriate, giving the recent temperatures in the 90s with heat indexes over 100: “If you think this summer is hot wait till you die without Jesus!” It is food for More...

Records

Thomasville Police

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of  July 31 – August 6, 2017, is listed below.   More...

Clarke Arrests

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

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  A medical emergency was reported July 31 in the 600 block of Forest Avenue.  An alarm was reported July 31 in the 300 block of Commerce Street.  An abandoned v More...

Wilcox County hospital announces it will close

Hospitals everywhere are having a tough go of it and rural hospitals especially so. More...

Commissioners hope second application will win CDBG funds to pave 3 roads

Clarke County commissioners will apply for Community Development Block Grant funds to pave sections of three county roads and hope they will have better luck than they did last year. More...

Special U.S. Senate primaries Tuesday

Nine Republicans are seeking their party’s nomination to be Alabama’s next U. S. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Allen - Free Access

Mrs. Janette Allen, 87, of Chelsea passed away on August 11, 2017. She was a homemaker to her loving family and was a devoted member of Mt. Signal Baptist Church.   More...

Harrell - Free Access

Ray B. Harrell, 83, of Grove Hill, passed away Aug. 16, 2017 at his residence. More...

Bettis - Free Access

Lorena Brown Bettis, 91, of Jackson answered the Master’s call Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 at River Chase Nursing Home in Gautier, Miss.  More...

Sports

Proposed AHSAA, AISA merger unlikely

In the past month officials from schools in the Alabama Independent School Association have heard a proposal from the Alabama High School Athletic Association concerning the former joining with the large public school group.  More...

Looking for running room!

Clarke Prep’s offense works towards the season opening game at Pike Liberal on Aug. 25 as Gavin Cain runs towards the huge hole opened by his offensive line. Cain is coming off back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons for the Gators.   More...

New officers elected

Robby Kolb was elected as president for the Grove Hill Baseball and Softball Association at their recent meeting. Dustin Rice was elected as the vice-president. Sylvia Fuller will again be the treasurer and possibly the secretary. More...

Editorial

Mixing politics and religion

Editor’s Notes

Roy Moore might as well had put a political sign at the front door and wore a lapel pin saying, “Vote for me.” More...

Disappearing Southerners?

Gone South

I recently read that a bunch of surveys conducted by the University of North Carolina's Center for the Study of the American South revealed that during the last decade of the 20th Century the number of folks living down here who actually considered t More...

Sessions may regret this race the most

Inside the Statehouse

Folks we are getting down to the proverbial lick log in the much-anticipated vote for the open U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. After 20 years in the U.S. Senate as our junior U.S. More...

Schools

GETTING STARTED —

These Clarke Prep kindergarten students are going to have a fun year and learn things, too, said their teacher, Mrs. Amy Davis on the first day of school Wednesday. More...