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Report cites airport deficiencies; Dec. 15 deadline for corrections

A visit by a state Department of Aviation representative confirmed past deficiencies of the Grove Hill Airport and more were stated in a new annual inspection report. If the citations are not fixed by Dec. More...

VETERANS DAY CLOSINGS

Veterans Day is Saturday, Nov. 11. Governmental offices — federal, state, county and municipalities— will close Friday. In Jackson, a Veterans Day Parade will be held Saturday. See details on Page 7A. More...

Special Sections

Community

Roy Moore to speak at WS Baptist Church

Just days before the Republican primary runoff, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore spoke at the Grove Hill Baptist Church. The event was billed as non-political despite the upcoming runoff.  More...

Commercial Paddlefish season proposed for 2018

Qualified holders of an Alabama Commercial Freshwater Fishing License for fiscal year 2016-17 are eligible to participate in a drawing for an Alabama River Paddlefish Management Area Commercial Paddlefish Harvester Permit for the 2018 paddlefish harv More...

Alabama coloring book features all 67 counties

Available at Clarke County Museum bookstore

“Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Our 67 Counties” is a delightful, one-of-a-kind coloring book whose publication coincides with two significant bicentennial celebrations: the 2017 anniversary of Alabama becoming a territo More...

Sports

Clarke Prep football season ends in Cecil

Clarke Prep School’s run through the AISA Class AA playoffs came to an end with a 38-34 first round loss at Macon-East in Cecil Friday night.  “Overall, I thought that we played a really good game,” Head Coach Billy Hamilton sa More...

Bulldogs take 103rd Backyard Brawl 30-15

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs created turnovers and capitalized on them as they beat the Thomasville Tigers 30-15 in the 103rd Backyard Brawl last Thursday night at D.F. Anderson Field. More...

Dozier ‘Hoggware’ wins best overall dish at AWF cook-off

This past Thursday, the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Clarke County Wild Game Cook-Off was on fire; with 12 cook teams, and 375 members and guests in attendance.  More...

Editorial

Make it easier: Motorize flag pulleys

Editor’s Notes

Here’s a suggestion: Why don’t we put little motors on all flag rope pulleys so they can be more easily lowered to half-mast? It would save a lot of elbow work. More...

Searching for sleaze

Gone South

“It ain’t easy being sleazy” Blues Club Motto Every once in a while I need a dose of sleaze. Not a big dose. More...

Senate race may be tightening

Inside the Statehouse

We still have the culmination of the race for the U.S. Senate seat of Jeff Sessions set to be determined in less than five weeks on December 12. Roy Moore, as the Republican nominee, is the favorite. More...

Records

Circuit Court Docket

The regular fall criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court will be held next week, beginning Monday, Nov. 13.  A shorter jury term was held just a couple of weeks ago. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 31-Nov. More...

T’ville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of October 30, 2017 – November 5, 2017, is listed below.   More...

Salitpa couple sent five sons to service in World War II

A story of family duty for Veterans Day

The bungalow-styled house with a wrap-around porch sits near the public road between Coffeeville and Jackson, a few miles south of Salitpa at a crossroads known by the name of the family who for years occupied it — May’s Crossroads. More...

Pugh is new mayor in Coffeeville

Dwight Pugh, a Coffeeville councilman and mayor pro tem, was named the town’s new mayor by the town council Tuesday night.  Pugh succeeds Mayor Robert Cox who resigned in late September.  Pugh is also chief of Coffeeville’s volu More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Moore - Free Access

John “Bert” Bertram Moore, 55, of Orange Beach passed away Nov. 1, 2017.  More...

Daniels - Free Access

Henry Morgan Daniels, 77, of Jackson passed away Nov. 11, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center.   More...

Morgan

James Harding Morgan Sr., 73, of Jackson died Nov. 5, 2017 at Jackson Medical Center .  More...

Business

Tennessee-based SmartFinancial acquires Capstone Bancshares

Capstone Bank is now a part of the SmartFinancial banking group out of Tennessee.  The merger of the two was announced in May and recently completed.  SmartFinancial’s banks operate under the name of SmartBank. More...

First US Bancshares’ third quarter earnings said strongest this year

First US Bancshares, Inc. reported a net income of $635,000 for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2017. For the first nine months of the calendar year, through Sept. More...

Last Kmart in Alabama closing in January 2018

Kmart was once a strong retailer in Alabama.  But last week, officials with Sears Holding announced that 45 Kmart locations around the country will be closing in January 2018, including the last of the chain’s stores in Alabama — the More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Human Resources will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. Frankie B. Woodyard is the finance officer at the Clarke County Director of Human Resources in Grove Hill. The public is invited to attend.   More...

Church News

Church News

A celebration to honor the 25th Year in the Ministry of Dr. Darin J. Rogers Sr. will be Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Fellowship Hall where Rev. Mulvoy Taylor Jr. is the pastor and speaker. More...

Indian Ridge Baptist hosts Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church had great services during the months of September and October, 2017. The pastor brought great sermons. More...

CROSS DEDICATED

A special All Saints Sunday celebration at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery recognized church members who have died since All Saints Day 2016. Among the 73 were David Christenberry who died Dec., 19, 2016 at the age of 61. More...

Lifestyle

TRIVIA TEST

1. MEDICAL: What is a more common name for hypobaropathy?  2. MYTHOLOGY: What area of life did the Greek goddess Hygeia preside over?  3. U.S. PRESIDENTS: Who was president when Vice President Alben Barkley was in office?  4. More...

SENIOR NEWS LINE

Are you dreading the holidays?

Are you already dreading the holidays? If you are, you’re not alone. Many seniors feel the pressures of lack of money at this time of year, or the even bigger burden of loneliness because family has moved away and friends have passed away. More...

It is cranberry season again!

Cranberries are part of many fall holiday feasts, but their nutritious tastiness is worth having at any time. Like many fruits, cranberries are high in fiber and vitamin C and low in calories and fat. More...