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Ulcanush Cemetery to put crosses on veterans’ graves

Ulcanush Baptist Church of Coffeeville is working on a project of getting white weather-proof crosses made to be placed on each veteran’s grave in the Ulcanush Cemetery.  More...

HURRICANE RELIEF

Jamie Hill, left, and Hattie Thomas of Coffeeville are shown with Commissioner Rhondel Rhone at the old Grove Hill armory Friday, a drop-off point for donations for the Hurricane Harvey relief effort. More...

NOT THAT LONG AGO

Grove Hill’s gas prices fell to under $2 a gallon in July, the cheapest in the county. Prices have been edging up since then but last week, after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, shutting down coastal refineries, prices jumped to $2.45 a gallon. More...

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T’ville men charged with attempted murder

A Thomasville man was shot in both legs Sunday night after confronting two men over some stolen items in a shooting near Gates Drive.  Thomasville Police Chief Mitch Stuckey said that Jeremy Allen, 30, of the Choctaw Corner area, drove himself t More...

Grove Hill council to hold annexation work session set

The Grove Hill Town Council met for just over 15 minutes Tuesday. That time included the opening Pledge of Allegiance, prayer and approval of the last meeting’s minutes and approval of accounts payable.  More...

Mary Lee Bettis has seen a lot in 100 years

When you ask Jackson resident Mary Lee Bettis her age, her face lights up and she quickly replies, “two big Os and a one.”  Bettis, who turned 100 years old Thursday, Aug. More...

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Community Calendar

All former employees of Thomasville Mental Health and Rehabilitation Center are invited to attend a Dutch lunch Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. at Gaston’s Grill. More...

Editorial

Gov. Ivey’s in the catbird seat

Inside the Statehouse

Labor Day is the traditional kickoff to an election year. Folks, our quadrennial gubernatorial election year is going to be a doozy. We are in for one heck of a political year next year. More...

Mr. Dave and the barber shop

Gone South

Some of you might recall a while back when Alabama set out to join all the other states in this Union of ours and regulate its barbers and barber shops. Though usually leery of state oversight, I am not all together opposed to this. More...

Good citizens must step up

Center for Effective Government

An interesting thing keeps happening to me. Every few days, someone — an acquaintance, a colleague, even a stranger on the street — approaches me. More...

Records

T’ville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of August 28, 2017 – September 3, 2017, is listed below.   More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 29-Sept. More...

Indictments

Here are more indictments as issued by a recent Clarke County Grand Jury.  Ratrez Jeremarcus Bennett, attempted murder, discharging gun into occupied building.  Shambria Lakecia Collins, assault second degree, reckless endangerment, theft o More...

What it's really all about

Clarke Prep hosted its inaugural game in its new stadium on campus last Friday night. The Gators lost the close game to South Choctaw Academy, 32-27. More...

Looking ahead to who will be running in ’18

Will Democrats try to make a comeback after losses of county offices to GOP in recent elections?

All the attention right now is on the Sept. 26 special runoff between Roy Moore and Luther Strange for a U.S. Senate seat. Whoever wins that race to be the Republican nominee will face Democrat Doug Jones in a Dec. 12 general election. More...

Jackson duo ‘Travis & Bob’s’ ‘Tell Him No’ was big hit in ’59

They soared to the top of the charts in 1959 with the single, “Tell Him No.” They had a few other songs that garnered attention but then they fell almost as fast as they rose. More...

Antique tractor and car show in M’ville

Monroeville will host its Fourth Annual Olde Tymer’s Antique Tractor and Classic Car Show Saturday, Sept. 9 on the Square in the Downtown Business District. More...

New Clarke County Animal Shelter director excited about her job

Erica Putnam laughed that she had been picking up and tending to dogs and cats before and after her old 8 to 5 job. Now, that is her job and she says it’s great.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chancey - Free Access

Ruby Lee Chancey, 82, a native of Coffeeville and longtime resident of Satsuma, passed away Sept. 9, 2017 at Mobile Nursing & Rehab Center.She was born Oct. 26, 1934 to Richard and Lena Bell Dunagan. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. More...

Neal - Free Access

LATHAN 9-14-17CHURCH FOLDERWITH PIX ChanceyRuby Lee Chancey, 82, a native of Coffeeville and longtime resident of Satsuma, passed away Sept. 9, 2017 at Mobile Nursing & Rehab Center. More...

Neal - Free Access

  Ralph Dewey Neal Jr., M.D., age 79, a long-time resident and native of Grove Hill, passed away at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. More...

Sports

Turnovers doom Bulldogs bid to beat Aggies

The tale of two halves of football brought the Jackson Aggies a 40-28 win over Clarke County in the 102nd meeting between the two schools last Friday night at H.G. Prim Stadium in Grove Hill.  More...

SCA Rebels spoil Clarke Prep’s housewarming

Game has 30 min. pause for injured SCA player

Hoping to bring home a win in the unveiling of their new stadium, the Clarke Prep Gators came up just short as they lost 32-27 to the Rebels of South Choctaw Academy last Friday night.  More...

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Lifestyle

Household Tips

* If you haven’t already, plant your spring flowering bulbs now before the first frosts!  More...

Spice Up School Days

Busy school days demand meals that can match the pace of life. A Mexican-themed meal is a sure way to keep things festive and lively around the family dinner table. More...

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Schools

Bradley represents WHMS at Junior Beta convention

Cynthia Bradley, as Alabama Junior Beta’s first place speech winner, travelled to Orlando, Florida, in June to compete at the National Junior Beta Convention.  Representing her club, school, town, county, and state, Cynthia placed sixth o More...

New teachers at WHMS for the 2017-18 school year

We have five wonderful new teachers at Wilson Hall Middle School this year! We are enjoying the opportunity to get to know them and they are fitting in beautifully.   More...

Robinson hired as new girls hoops coach

Our newly-hired Girls Basketball Coach, Ashley Robinson, is 31 years old and is originally from Grove Hill.  She began her basketball career playing at Wilson Hall Middle School in the 7th and 8th grade. More...