November 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke’s jobless rate twice as high as state’s average

Alabama’s unemployment rate is at a historic low. Even so, Clarke County continues to have one of the highest unemployment rates in the state — ranked second only behind Wilcox County which has the highest.  More...

TOOMER’S CORNER OF GROVE HILL?

The celebrating at Toomer’s Corner in Auburn extended all the way to Grove Hill after the Tigers’ big 26-14- win over No. 1-ranked Alabama Saturday. Some fans decorated the tree in front of The Medicine Chest. More...

Events

Coffeeville’s parade Saturday, others to follow   Christmas parades are on tap over the next several days.  Coffeeville’s parade will be Saturday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. More...

Special Sections

Community

Thomasville Lions Club celebrates 50 years

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United Way CEO Clifford Grimes stepping down

Charles Hyland, director of Mobile Area Water and Sewer System and the current chair of the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) Board of Trustees, recently announced that Clifford Grimes, UWSWA President and CEO, will be stepping down.  More...

VETERANS POST

More free legal help for veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hooking up with other groups to provide pro bono (free) legal services to veterans. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

First Saturday Grove Hill will continue Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Grove Hill businesses will be open with special holiday shopping for everyone on your shopping list. Shop Grove Hill and keep your taxes local.   More...

Church News

Church News

Indian Ridge Baptist Church of Whatley will host The Voices In Harmony Reunion Concert Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Rev. Johnny Lynum is the pastor. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Editorial

Vote for Alabama’s good name

Editor’s Notes

The Dec. 12 special U.S. Senate election isn’t just about Roy Moore or Doug Jones or the Republican or Democratic parties. More...

My people, my people

Gone South

I’m not real sure where this is going, but I know where it has been.  More...

Remembering Jim Martin

Inside the Statehouse

Jim Martin passed away recently in Gadsden at 99 years old. His beloved wife of 70 years, Pat, was by his side. He was a true Christian gentleman. Jim was one of the fathers of the modern Republican Party in the South.  More...

Grove Hill’s long term debt only $123,214

Grove Hill is relatively debt free. The municipality will pay out only $124,214 this fiscal year to service two long-term debt obligations.  One of those debts is for four new police vehicles, a total of $39,214 for the year. More...

THANKSGIVING DAY FIRE CALLS

Firemen don’t get the day off just because it is a holiday. Thanksgiving morning, Grove Hill firemen responded to a fire call at the Jr. Mart where a fan over the chicken fryer apparently flared with fire. More...

Absentees could be critical in hotly-contested election

With the special U.S. Senate election getting stranger — and hotter — every day, every vote will likely be important on Election Day, Dec. 12.  The deadline to submit an application for an absentee ballot is Thursday, Dec. 7.  More...

POLE TRUCK ROLLS

An 18- wheeler hauling poles rolled over and scattered its load on Highway 84 about midday Monday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Woodson - Free Access

Jane S. Woodson, 87, of Jackson died Nov. 29, 2017 at her residence. More...

Stokes - Free Access

Phillip  Brian Stokes, 61, of Mobile passed away Nov. 28, 2017 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Jan. 28, 1956 to Clyde “C.E.” and Aline Stokes. Survivors include his mother and brother, James E. More...

Kelley - Free Access

Hubbert Donald Kelley, 78, of Thomasville died Dec. 1, 2017 at his residence. He was born May 30, 1939 in Grove Hill to Hubbert and Ada Mae Kelley. He was a member of Springfield Methodist Protestant Church. More...

Sports

Go Bulldogs!!

2017 Clarke County High Bulldogs

Class 3A - Semi-final  Clarke County (11-2) at Hillcrest-Evergreen  Fri., Dec. 1 - 7 p.m. - Jaguar Stadium   More...

Bulldogs prep for first semi-finals ever

CCHS downs Mobile Christian 21-16

If you are doing the math, it’s been 36,567 days or 100 years, one month and 11 days that Clarke County High School has been playing football.  In that time span, the Bulldogs will be taking their first step into the semi-finals of the sta More...

Tough losses for CCHS hoops

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs dropped the second game of the Catfish Heaven Thanksgiving tournament 49-42 to host team Brookwood last Tuesday.  Cadarius Patrick paced the Bulldogs with 10 points. Jeff Roberts added seven points. More...

Lifestyle

Simple, easy Shortbread Bites for the Christmas holidays

Shortbread Bites 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup cold butter (1 stick), cut up (no substitutions) 1 tablespoon red and green nonpareils or sprinkles, or 1/2 cup mini baking bits 1. Heat oven to 325 F. More...

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Records

Clarke Jail Report

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

Jackson Police

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  Loud music was reported Nov. 20 on Alpine Road.  Harassment was reported Nov. 20 in the 100 block of Grove Drive.  A requested escort was reported Nov. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Nov. 16-22

Sharon Pugh, to Robert Mitchell.  Estate of Betty Swain, to Eugene Guyton.  Christine Bradford Blair, to Christine Bradford Blair.  C. B. Gillmore Testamentary Trust, to David C. Adams-As Trustee.  Wynona Belle G. More...