April 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Career tech center may be a way to spark growth, jobs

The third in a series of meetings seeking to promote and develop Grove Hill was held April 5. More...

Escaped inmate runs home but caught same day

A Clarke County Jail inmate, on the work release program and working at Browder Veneer in Thomasville, broke and ran as he and others were being picked up to be returned to the jail after 5 p. m. Thursday, April 5. More...

Correction: New mill will cut 250 million board feet

A story last week about Westervelt Lumber looking to locate a new mill in south Alabama misstated the board feet the mill would cut. It is 250,000,000 — as in million — not 250,000 as was listed.  More...

FEATURED PET

Meet Kattey! She's house-trained, good with other dogs, and loves children. She also likes going for rides. Potential adopters can visit Clarke County Animal Shelter to meet Kattey 10-3 Monday-Saturday and 1-3 on Sunday.   More...

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Community

E-911 dispatchers recognized

Clarke County’s Emergency-911 dispatchers were honored at Tuesday’s Clarke County Commission meeting as part of National Public Safety Week.  More...

Commissioners praise firefighters

Clarke County Commissioners praised the action of area firefighters during its work session Monday morning. More...

Historical Society to meet in Jackson

The Clarke County Historical Society will have an outing for its Sunday, April 29 meeting. More...

Calendar

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The Clarke County Alabama Democratic Conference will meet Thursday, April 12 at 5 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall.   More...

April - May Calendar

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Church News

Church News

Lily Baptist Church of Fulton will have Family and Friends Day Sunday, April 15 at 3 p.m. A Spring Revival will begin Monday, April 16 through Wednesday, April 18 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Wiley McMillian is the pastor.   More...

The wounds of mercy

John 20:19-31   More...

Lifestyle

Now here's a tip!

* Don’t throw toads out of your garden! There’s hardly a better pest-control method than these good old-fashioned bug eaters. Toads can eat hundreds of bugs a week, and they don’t cost a dime. They are a gardener’s good luck! More...

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Population decline is a big concern

U.S. Census estimates as of June 2017 were released a few weeks ago. The figures are not surprising. Rural Alabama continues to lose population while some larger and metro areas are growing. More...

Capital murder trial of T’ville businesswoman set next week

Topping the criminal jury docket for next week’s term of Clarke County Circuit Court is a capital murder case that dates to 2012. Jarvis Culpepper was indicted on two counts of capital murder in the Sept. More...

Nearly a year later, C’ville residents still need a grocery store

North Alabama community gets $60,000 grant to help reopen store

It has been nearly a year since the Greer’s grocery store in Coffeeville closed. More...

Tax deadline: You have until April 17 to file this year

The filing deadline to submit 2017 tax returns is Tuesday, April 17, 2018, rather than the traditional April 15 date. In 2018, April 15 falls on a Sunday, and this would usually move the filing deadline to the following Monday – April 16.  More...

Grove Hill burglary suspect identified, sought

A suspect in the Nov. 9, 2017 burglary of the Fast Track (now Grove Hill Gulf ) has been identified and warrants signed for his arrest, said Chief Investigator Ron Baggette of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Conerly - Free Access

O.S. “Moon” Conerly Jr., 98, of Jackson, passed away April 9, 2018 surrounded by family.   More...

Frowner - Free Access

Ka’miya La’Nette Frowner, a resident of Grove Hill, went home to be with the angels early Wednesday, April 4, 2018.  Ka’miya was born May 6, 2015 to Tiesha Lasha Ezell and Connie Mack Frowner. She was 2 years old.  More...

Ezell - Free Access

Shorron LaPearl Ezell, 57, fondly called “Boochie”, passed from this life April 12, 2018 at her Jackson home.   More...

Sports

Clarke Prep sweeps Escambia

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators ran their record to 33-5 on the season as they beat the Lady Senators of Morgan Academy 11-0 Monday in Grove Hill.  Sierra Myers led the attack at the plate with three hits and four RBI. More...

Bulldogs roll over Monroe

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs rolled over the Monroe County Tigers 15-0 Monday afternoon in Grove Hill.  The Bulldogs had nine different players to drive in runs in the win.  More...

CPS Gators win area championship

Clarke Prep School had to battle through all seven innings to bring home a 15-11 win over Marengo last Friday in Linden.  More...

Editorial

Bentley mess begs for upgrades in ethics laws

Our Opinions

As the Alabama Legislature and Gov. More...

Gov. Ivey should agree to debate challengers

Other Opinions

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, who faces four challengers for the governor’s seat in the 2018 GOP primary, is enjoying the position of incumbency. Next week marks a year since then-Lt. Gov.  More...

Our congressional delegation

Inside the Statehouse

There are dramatic differences between our congressional delegation of the 1940s-1960s and our group on the Potomac today.   More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of April 3-9, include the following: Kylen Cortez Daniels, 21, illegal possession of alcohol, unlawful possession of marijuana second degree, drug paraphernalia, use or possession second offense, More...

Court Dockets

Criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court starts Monday, April 16. Here are the cases set for trial. Judge Gaines McCorquodale Jarvis Durrell Culpepper, murder capital-robbery. Larry Demarcus Williams, four counts rape first degree. More...

Jackson Police

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:   Loud music was reported April 2 at Midway and Vine streets.  Harassment was reported April 2 in the 300 block of Bellview Drive.  Discharging a firearm was re More...