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Ronnie Keahey practiced law 47 years, passes away on Christmas Day at 75

Grove Hill attorney Ronnie E. Keahey, 75, died in the early morning hours of Christmas Day at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.  He had practiced law in Grove Hill for 47 years.  More...

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Community

Deadline to pay taxes soon

Clarke County Revenue Commissioner Terry Norris reminds county citizens that property taxes are due by Dec. More...

Fatal accidents on Dec. 23 in Choctaw, Washington

Separate accidents in Choctaw and Washington counties claimed the lives of two men last Friday.  Alabama State Troopers are requesting assistance locating a vehicle in connection with a fatality crash that occurred at 11:39 p.m. More...

GROVE HILL FIRE

The Alphonso Portis home on Court Street in Grove Hill burned Friday evening, Dec. 22. Grove Hill firefighters responded but the home was a total loss. No one was at home although Portis did arrive while firefighters were on the scene. More...

Church News

BIBLE SURVIVES FIRE

These photos ran June 8, 2016 but they are worthy of rerunning as the old year ticks away. More...

Church News

Coffeeville First Baptist’s 5th Sunday singing will be Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. until. New Beginnings of Butler will be featured along with other local talent. Please bring your favorite finger foods. Rev. Brent Fuller is the pastor.   More...

Lifestyle

A little something different for black-eyed peas for New Year’s

This speedy side dish will quickly become a weeknight favorite — and a special part of the table on New Year’s Day. Black-eyed peas are a popular tradition in the South, where they’re said to bring luck in the new year. More...

For the New Year: Add DASH to your diet!

With the New Year comes new promises to eat better, lose weight, exercise and improve our health and wellbeing. More...

Puzzles

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 19-25 include:  More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Dec. 14-21

Robert Rowe Stewart, to L.M. Stewart.  Phyllis Doretha Wilcox, to Walter Ralph Henderson.  Robert L. Dunagan, to John M. Finlater.  Marc Prescott, to Teresa Driskell.  The DuBose Family Farms LLC, to Melton DuBose.  Wendy H. More...

Governor, legislators, lots of county offices up for election in 2018

Can Doug Jones’ Senate win embolden local Democrats to try to recapture lost offices?

Alabama has just concluded a hard-fought U.S. Senate election. Voters will barely have time to catch their breaths before it will all start over again. More...

T’ville library gets $1.26 M grant for career readiness ctr.

The Thomasville Public Library drew on its work to assist people with career and job opportunities to successfully seek a grant that will expand that service and at the same time help the library relocate to new and larger quarters.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gillis - Free Access

Ruth Etta Gillis, 85, of Grove Hill died Dec. 26, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 13, 1932 in California to James Richard and Ruth Leota Keepers. More...

Skipworth - Free Access

Charles E. Skipworth, 80, of Saraland, passed away Dec. 25, 2017.  More...

Mott - Free Access

Fred G. Mott Jr., 55, of Foley original of Grove Hill died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 after a brief illness. Fred had worked at Vulcan Signs in Foley for 32 years. He enjoyed golf, hunting and Auburn football. More...

Sports

CCHS places five, CPS two on all-state team

As in years past, success breeds success from the gridiron to the post-season accolades in Southwest Alabama.  More...

Clarke County High Christmas Invitational Tourney - Boys

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Clarke County High Christmas Invitational Tourney - Girls

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Editorial

Looking back as a new year nears

Editor’s Notes

“The past is never dead. It's not even past.” William Faulkner, from Requiem for a Nun   It was a simple cobweb-covered casement window. A single pane of the old-fashioned style that you turned a handle to crank it out.  More...

Remembering those we lost

Inside the Statehouse

At the close of each year, my tradition is to acknowledge the passing away of significant political leaders from the political stage in our beloved state. We lost some icons this year. More...

Tax reform long overdue

Dollars & Cents

The long wait is over. A key campaign promise of President Trump for tax reform is a done deal! But what will it mean for the economy and for each of us?  Let’s look at some of the highlights. More...