September 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Pres. Trump's visit doesn’t help Strange; Moore wins easily

Faces Democrat Doug Jones on Dec. 12

Twice-ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore captured the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in a special run-off election Tuesday. Moore polled about 55 percent of the vote statewide to appointed Sen. Luther Strange’s 45 percent. More...

County’s budget ‘down to bone,’ next, ‘boil bone’

The Clarke County Commission adopted a budget of just over $11 million Tuesday.  The budget for fiscal 2017-18 is $11,069,272.  More...

Wilson benefit singing at Sage

A Benefit Singing will be Saturday, Sept. More...

Special Sections

Community

Fire consumes Thomasville church Sunday

A tremendous fire broke out and left a Thomasville church near ruins Sunday afternoon.  Two fire truck units from the Thomasville Volunteer Fire Department responded to the fire at Amazing Grace Deliverance Church on Spinks Road, which is just o More...

Accidental shooting involved county lawman’s daughter, and son of former county sheriff

No charges have been filed in what is being investigated as an accidental shooting, said Sheriff Ray Norris.  Hannah Baggette was hit by a bullet fired from a weapon held by Alvin Moore at Baggette’s residence on Watermelon Road off of Hig More...

Clarke County United Way seeks $100,000 in fall campaign

The Clarke County campaign for the United Way of Southwest Alabama held a kick-off luncheon Sept. 14 at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. Approximately 40 donors, volunteers, community leaders and community partners attended.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County High School of Grove Hill will have its Homecoming Parade Friday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. The CCHS Bulldogs will play Cottage Hill at 7 p.m. that night.   More...

Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church will be hosting its Fifth Saturday night singing Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. The featured guest singers will be Cross Bridge of Hattiesburg, Miss. Bro. William Gibbons invites you to attend. Worship will begin at 8:45 a.m. More...

‘Fire in the Field’ revival crusade in Choctaw County Oct. 15-19

A group of church leaders in Choctaw County is organizing an event that they believe will draw hundreds to what is now an empty field on Highway 10 just west of downtown Butler.  During the week of Sunday, Oct. 15- Thursday, Oct. More...

Lifestyle

Household Tips

* If your hot pad gets wet, do not use it. Wet fabrics transfer heat easily, and you could end up with a nasty steam burn.  More...

Comics

Full Story

Flood Waters and Food Safety

The news has been dominated with reports hurricanes and floods, and disturbing images of the destruction left in their wake. More...

Schools

Two from Clarke County receive degrees from University of Alabama

Susan Nicole Bettis of Jackson received her Master of Science in Nursing degree and Geona Dial of Grove Hill received her B.S. More...

Tenn. church shooting prompts security talk

Local pastors, church members wonder what more they can do

The shooting at a Nashville, Tenn. - area church Sunday that left one person dead and several injured prompted local pastors and church members to comment on security measures within their own churches. More...

ALABAMA KUDZU

Pushed in ’30s, ’40s, it took over!

In the 1930s and ’40s, County Agent O. C. Helms was extolling the virtues of kudzu. Kudzu sprouts were shipped in and thousands were planted by county farmers. More...

Coffeeville Mayor Cox resigns post

Coffeeville Mayor Robert H. Cox tendered his resignation at what was to have been a town council meeting Tuesday night. More...

Dirty water plagues some GH residents

Some residents of Grove Hill apparently have, and have had for a while, problems with cloudy and dirty water coming through the town’s system. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Malone - Free Access

Robert Lewis Malone, 86, of the Ebenezer community of Jackson traded time for eternity on Sept. 28, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family.  More...

Armstead - Free Access

Wesley Armstead, 84, a native and resident of Whatley, answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. Born Jan. 17, 1933 to Dosey and Henrietta Rogers Armstead. More...

Coleman - Free Access

Edna Florence Coleman, 85, of Jackson, departed this life Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at the University of South Alabama Hospital in Mobile.   More...

Sports

Clarke Prep Gators fall to Tuscaloosa

The Clarke Prep Gators ran into Class AAA buzz saw Tuscaloosa Academy last Friday night, losing 59- 13 at Gator Stadium in Grove Hill.  The Knights jumped out to a 21-0 lead before Dylan Thomas hit paydirt for the Gators on a 1-yard run. More...

Untimely turnovers doom Clarke County

It was deja’ vu all over again for the Clarke County High School Bulldogs in their 22-15 region loss at Hillcrest-Evergreen last Friday night.  Much like in the Jackson game, the Hillcrest Jaguars scooped up two fumbles and returned them f More...

Good showing for GH 5K race

The first annual “Can You Dig It 5K and Fun Run” was held this past Saturday at Hudson Park in Grove Hill. The race was held by the Clarke County High School volleyball team. More...

Editorial

How about another Jim Allen?

Inside the Statehouse

As one of America’s most conservative states, we have a history of electing very conservative senators. Jeff Sessions proved to be one of the most arch-conservative members of the U.S. Senate during his 20-year tenure. More...

A cat named Rover

Gone South

I have never been much of a cat-person. More...

Be careful of identity theft

Dollars & Cents

The revelation that Equifax was hacked in July — with the identifications of 143 million Americans stolen — has sent a chill through the nation. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 19-25 include:   Dean Mathew Tucker, 31, theft of property third degree $500-$1,499, theft/deception third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Jackson Police

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:   Tha’ONE Secure Johnson, 23, was arrested Sept. 13 on charges of domestic violence third degree.  Matthew Daniels, 19, was arrested Sept. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Sept. 15-20

Jerry C. Anderson, to Austin Jerry Anderson.  Jerry C. Anderson, to Austin Jerry Anderson.  Allen Andrew Richardson, to Daniel G. More...