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Democrats slow to qualify; GOP just getting started

Clarke County Democrats opened qualifying for county offices Jan. More...

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ filmed at local library last week; ‘mystery celebrity’ has local roots

Grove Hill Public Library patrons were met by a locked door Friday, Jan. 26 and the facility was closed most of the day.  The TLC documentary series, “Who Do You Think You Are?” was in town filming for an upcoming episode. More...

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Community

Crack bust made in Jackson

About 70 crack rocks were taken off the street in what began as a traffic stop Thursday, Jan. More...

Congressman Byrne holds 100th Town Hall meeting in Grove Hill

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) celebrated a milestone in Clarke County last Wednesday. The Mobile resident participated in his 100th Town Hall meeting since his election to the U.S. House of Representatives at a Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

LP to lease space in old AC Fabricating plant

The Clarke County Industrial Development Board voted last week to allow Louisiana-Pacific to lease part of the building and property at the old AC Fabricating site on Highway 43 between Grove Hill and Jackson. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Cattleman’s Association will hold its annual meeting and steak dinner Saturday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Clarke Prep School gym in Grove Hill. All members are urged to attend.   More...

Church News

Church News

Friendship Baptist Church of Vineland will have a yard sale/bake sale in the fellowship hall Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb. 3 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days. The sales will be inside, rain or shine. The church is located on County Road 56. More...

Editorial

Town annexation may not help but it sure can’t hurt

Our Opinions

Grove Hill has made several stabs at trying to enlarge the municipality over the years. More...

Be careful hunting

Deer hunting season is winding down but spring turkey season will soon be cranking up.  We’ve had two hunting deaths in the region the past week and the tragedies are good reasons to remind everyone to be watchful and safe out in the woods More...

Will women win top offices?

Inside the Statehouse

This political year of 2018 may very well be the year of the woman in Alabama politics. In Alabama’s 200 year history, only one woman has been elected governor. Lurleen Wallace won in 1966. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

T’ville Police

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of January 22-28, is listed below.  Felony Arrests Jones, Christine Cowan – Distribution of a Controlled Substance – 1-23-18   More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Jan. 19-24

Janice J. Lyles, to Kay T. Harrell .  Bashi Farms LLC, to Rannie Glenn Bonner.  Donald Ray French Jr., to Jennifer D. Williams.  Charles Burge, to Wesley E. More...

$350,000 grant for road improvements

Clarke County has received a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant to assist with partial paving of three dirt roads. Gov. More...

Mom indicted for manslaughter in infant’s death

A young mother has been indicted for reckless manslaughter in the death of her infant child.  Jalesa Gaines, 23, was indicted by the Washington County Grand Jury during its recent session.  More...

Political Announcements

State Rep. Beech seeks re-election in District 65 State Rep. Elaine Beech, D-Chatom, is seeking her third term representing District 65 in the Alabama House of Representatives. More...

Brooks Motors now Doc’s Chevrolet

Brooks Motors in Thomasville has a new owner. Doc Pasha, a Meridian, Miss. physician, purchased the dealership that sells Chevrolet, Buick and GM vehicles Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Williams - Free Access

Rita Delaine Harrison Williams, 45, died Jan. 30, 2018.  Rita was born May 22, 1972 in Thomasville. She graduated from Clarke County High School in 1990 and Alabama Southern Community College in 1992 with a degree in nursing. More...

Guy - Free Access

Lonnie T. Guy, 75, of Jackson, passed away Feb. 2, 2018 at Jackson Medical Center.  More...

Pressley

Cleo Barnes Pressley, 77, answered the Master’s call while at her McIntosh home, surrounded by her family on Jan. 27, 2018. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs cruise to 23-0

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs have pushed their record to 23- 0 with a 47-29 victory over Bayside Academy last Thursday.  The win also secured the area title for the Lady Bulldogs and the right to host the area tournament next week More...

Hoops season ends for Gators

The Clarke Prep School Gators closed out the season with a tough 56-42 loss to Russell Christian in the area tournament last Thursday in Grove Hill.  More...

CCHS preps for area tournament

The Bulldogs from Clarke County High School stumbled 43-34 to the Admirals of Bayside last Thursday in a key area game.  The loss will mean that the Bulldogs will have to travel for the area tournament next week.  More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

• Though it is unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable, there is a law on the books in Tennessee which prohibits duelists, preachers and atheists from being elected to public office.  More...

Here’s a Tip!

* What’s in season? Get more bang for your produce buck in February by looking for good deals on: Brussels sprouts, grapefruit and other citrus, pears, kale, sweet potatoes, winter squash, bok choy, apples and radicchio. More...

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Schools

Clarke Prep School Beauty Review winners

The Clarke Prep School Miss Gator Pride winners from the high school level are, (l-r) Madeline Robinson, Miss Congeniality; Lily Norris, 3rd runner-up & Audience choice 9 & 10 grade; Mary Ale More...