April 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Missing elderly man report leads to nephew’s arrest for burglary, theft, card misuse

A weird series of events involving a supposed missing elderly man, a missing car and misuse of credit/debit cards all combined to land the elderly man’s nephew in jail.  More...

Stolen dirt bike found propped against a tree

Chief Investigator Ron Baggette of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating a series of motorcycle thefts in the Helwestern community and along Allen-Walker Road. More...

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Community

Commissioners clash over attending national convention in Nashville

Clarke County Commissioners voiced disagreements over travel to a national conference for county officials in Nashville and a required payment for the county’s newspapers to publish voter lists as per state law.  More...

EMA director gives update on recent flooding

The town of Fulton and the surrounding areas of Clarke County suffered substantial damage in the April 14 flash flood of Bassett’s Creek. More...

FIRE DEPARTMENTS RECEIVE FUNDS

State Sen. Greg Albritton was at the Alabama Forestry Commission office in Grove Hill April 19 to pass out AFC appropriation checks to representatives of Clarke County’s 14 fire departments. Also present was Scott Rouse, AFC attorney. More...

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Aseracare Hospice of Jackson at 4115 College Ave. will have a Grief Support Meeting Thursday, April 26 at 2 p.m. The focus: Coping with grief and how to help others. Please bring someone with you. For additional information call 251-246-4113.   More...

April - May Calendar

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Church News

Church Service

Amazing Grace Deliverance Church of 1314 Tallahatta Springs Road in Thomasville will hold a Fellowship Love Program Sunday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m.  Elder Robert Bonner, pastor of the Higher Heights Pentecost Church of Monroeville will be the gues More...

Church News

Midway Baptist Church of Dickinson will celebrate Youth Day Sunday, April 29 at 11 a.m. The guest minister will be Rev. Johnny Robinson, associate minister of Pine Chapel No. 1 Baptist Church of Grove Hill. Rev. William Sharp Jr. is the pastor. More...

Not just bread, but bread of life

Pastor’s Sermon

SCRIPTURE: John 6:35-40 Palestinian Jews have a variety of dishes. However, bread in particular has a special place in their dietary items. It is considered a staple food and as such essential for daily sustenance. More...

Lifestyle

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Artist paints on canvass, china, even oyster shells!

Libby Heritage Grove Hill Cultural Art Center’s featured artist for May

Libby Heritage says that when she walks down the hall toward her studio, she smells paint and becomes eager to put color on a canvas. Even when she was a small child, she always wanted to have the big box of crayons in her hands. More...

Schools

WHMS Junior Betas attend convention

Thirty-four Wilson Hall Middle School Junior Betas along with three sponsors and several chaperones attended the Alabama Junior Beta Convention in Birmingham on March 21 through March 23. More...

Junior Beta Club inducts new members

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018 the Wilson Hall Middle School Junior Beta Club inducted twenty-one new members. More...

WHMS Scholar's Bowl team busy with tourneys

The Wilson Hall Middle School Scholar's Bowl Team has had a busy 2018. On January 27, the team travelled to Alma Bryant High School to compete in district competition for the Alabama Scholastic Competition Association. More...

Lots to do this Saturday!

Grove Hill Fire/Rescue Fun Day, Pig Squeal, CCHS Old Timers Day and DYW will make a busy day

It will be a busy day Saturday with a several events and activities on tap.   Grove Hill Fire/Rescue’s second annual “Fun Day” will be at the Fire Station adjacent to Town Hall on Church Street from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  More...

MIGHTY CLOSE

The big rain of April 14 caused big washes in the gully behind the courthouse in Grove Hill, leaving one small storage building real close to sliding down the embankment.   More...

Career tech center work starts in June

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley told school board members at their meeting on April 19 that with recent funding for the career tech/workforce development center, the project is starting to move. More...

FEATURED PET

The Clarke County Animal Shelter has more than 20 kittens in its care that will be available for adoption in the next few weeks. For more information please call 251-275-1055 or visit the Clarke County Animal Shelter in Grove Hill. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ferrell - Free Access

Eric Octto Ferrell, 59, of McIntosh, departed this present life April 18, 2018. He was born Dec. 21, 1958 to the union of the late Herman and Myrtle Owen Ferrell of McIntosh. More...

Lang - Free Access

Michael Jerome Lang, 43, departed this life on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Chatom.   More...

Scott - Free Access

Ruthie Louise Nicholson Scott, 77, answered her Master's call on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 while at her earthly residence.   More...

Business

Small Business Workshop May 4

Are you starting or expanding a small business? If so, this workshop is for you!  More...

Sports

Local football teams help with clean-up

Members of the Clarke County High School (top) and Clarke Prep School (bottom) football teams traveled to Fulton last week to help with the clean-up efforts following that devastating flood two weeks ago. More...

Undefeated Cuba boxer training at Coffeeville gym

Undefeated professional boxer Robert Alfonso of Cuba is training at the Skyy South Gym (the former Coffeeville High School Gym) this week in preparation for an upcoming bout. More...

CPS scores late to beat Patrician

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators came from behind to beat Patrician 3-1 last Tuesday in Butler to close out the regular season.  More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

2018 governor’s race: Contrast in perspectives

The Alabama race for governor may turn into a contest not just between candidates of different ages but between new ideas and a look to the future and an attachment to old ways. Gov. More...

Chief justice race one to watch

Inside the Statehouse

Among the plethora of races on the ballot this year are the important seats on the Alabama Supreme Court. We have an unprecedented five out of nine seats up for election. More...

Can you pass this financial literacy test?

Dollars & Cents

Today’s column concludes Financial Literacy Month. It is now time to test your financial knowledge. More...

Records

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week: Forgery was reported April 16 at the Jackson Police Department. The victim reported the incident at the station. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of April 17-23, include the following:  Sylvia Lasha McKenzie, 36, assault third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Altonia Jamel Glenn, 33, criminal trespass thir More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated April 12-18

John M. Gunn Jr., to John Larry Nicholson.  Arthur Kiel Jr., to Al Kiel Natural Resources Preservation LLC.  Iris Smart, to John Gabriel Tipton.  Stephen M. Bradley, to Jacqualyn S. Bradley.  Burma B. More...