October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

HONORING CCHS GRAND ALUMNAE

Marion “Bumpy” Bumpers, Class of 1943, and Ida May Burge Bell, Class of 1938, are likely the oldest Clarke County High School graduates living in Grove Hill. More...

Events

Fulton gospel sing reset for Saturday   Fulton Fire and Rescue held its 5K Run, Arts and Crafts and kid’s activities Saturday but canceled the afternoon Military Honor Walk and Gospel Singing because of Hurricane Nate.  The latter eve More...

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Community

SURVIVING NATE

Hurricane Nate blew through Saturday night and before daylight Sunday morning. Trees were downed here and there including a split Bradford Pear tree in front of Grove Hill Memorial Hospital (pictured at right). More...

‘Fire in the Field’ revival in Butler is 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...

Blue Cross/Blue Shield phone scam targeting Alabama customers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is reminding their customers and Alabamians to be aware of a current telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Mott/Brown Family Reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Chilton. Bring your covered dishes, lawn chairs and photos for a day of reminiscing.   More...

Church News

Church News

Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Walker Springs will end its Fall Revival services Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Clayton Davis Jr. More...

McCaskey comes home for a visit

Chance & Scyrene

Recently Chance native DeWayne McCaskey visited family and friends in Chance and surrounding communities after being in California for over three years. A CCHS graduate, De- Wayne is in the United States Marines. More...

Editorial

When is enough enough?

Editor’s Notes

The old axiom in the weekly newspaper business preaches, “local, local, local.” You run local news and local people, local names.  More...

Remembering ‘Cousin Kathryn’

Gone South

I was saddened when I learned that Kathryn Tucker Windham had died at home in her beloved Selma. More...

A stinking mess in Jefferson

Inside the Statehouse

Jefferson County is transitioning from a Republican to a Democratic county. In the process, they are having an interesting array of intriguing political happenings. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

SHERIFF’S REPORT 10-12-17 Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 3-9 include: Latoya White, 32, probation violation (new charge-felony), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Jackson Police

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  An alarm was reported Oct. 2 in the 6400 block of Highway 43.  Criminal trespass was reported Oct. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Sept. 28-Oct. 5  Wendy H. McClure, to Jack Suddreth.  Lenoise Richey Jr., to Darrell Linder.  Ruth Mary Law, to Arnold Realty LLC.  Cliff D. Parker, to Jimmy Sheppard II.  Clifford D. More...

RED HOT FIRE

Grove Hill volunteer firemen arrived quickly but found Gerald Clark’s late model Ford Expedition fully engulfed last Thursday, Oct. 5. The fire was at Pecan Grove Apartments near Grove Hill Elementary. It was uncertain how the fire started. More...

County considers tax abatement modifications for existing industries

Clarke County commissioners heard some tax abatement guideline proposals for existing businesses and industries at Tuesday’s meeting. The proposals were simply for discussion and consideration and no action was taken. More...

HOMECOMING COURT

The Clarke County High School Homecoming Court was presented during the football game with Cottage Hill Friday evening. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Osborne - Free Access

Robert Lyle Osborne, 59, of Grove Hill passed away Oct. 12, 2017 at his residence.  More...

Davis

Elaine Presnall Davis, 53, a native and resident of Grove Hill was born Aug. 11, 1964 to the parentage of the late Allen Presnall and the late Eleanor Martin Presnall. She departed this life Oct. 5, 2017 at her home.  More...

Malone

Janice Marie Robinson Malone, 57, a native of Grove Hill and a resident of Jackson was born July 20, 1960 to the parentage of the late Willie R. Robinson and the late Jo Alice Chapman Robinson. More...

Sports

CCHS Homecoming 2017

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Gators battle Escambia Ac.

The Clarke Prep School Gators battled the second-ranked Escambia Academy Cougars before falling 38-8 in Canoe last Friday night in a key region contest. The Cougars jumped out to a 38-0 as they used big plays and took advantage of a turnover. More...

CCHS downs Warriors

The Clarke County defense put the clamps on the Cottage Hill Warriors while the offense put the game out of reach in a 48-21 region win last Friday night.  More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Going to extremes to get into a role

• Sarah Bernhardt, the French star of stage and early film, who was often referred to as “the most famous actress the world has ever known” and “the divine Sarah,” often slept in a coffin. More...

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Schools

A NEW WAY OF LEARNING

In partnership with Auburn University and the David Mathews Center for Civic Engagement, the Clarke County Museum conducted deliberative forums on the Creek War at local schools last week.  More...

Three county students attend Alabama School of Math, Science

The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science is currently seeking applications for the 2018-19 school year. More...