November 7, 2018 RSS feed / Community

ANOTHER WRECK AT FULTON JUNCTION

A two-vehicle wreck at Fulton Junction around noon Monday severely damaged the two vehicles. Terry James was the driver of a Chrysler van (right) that turned in front of a Chevrolet SUV driven by Buddy Wilson. More...

A great day for the Fall Festival

Jackson’s annual Fall Festival this past Saturday drew one of the largest crowds ever. It was a beautiful day for the kids to play (top), visit arts and crafts vendors (this photo), eat great food or watch the Lumberjack competitions (below). More...

Smith inducted into honor society at the University of South Alabama

Keandra Smith of Grove Hill was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Smith was initiated at the University of South Alabama.  More...

WORLD WAR I EXHIBIT

An exhibit, “Clarke County and the Great War, 100 Years, 1917-2017, is on display at the Clarke County Museum. At right, Stuart Lawrence of Foley, a military historian, was at the display on Pioneer Day, dressed in a World War I uniform. More...

Tommie Smith saw duty along China’s Yangtze River in WWII

Tommie Smith Jr. grew up in Sweet Water and now lives in Coffeeville.  A World War II veteran, he served four years in the U.S. More...

Jimmie D. Williamson saw duty in Panama Canal Zone

William H. Williamson’s son, Jimmie D. Williamson grew up in Mobile and now lives in Baton Rouge, La. He was in the U.S. Army for two years as an E-4.  He was stationed in the Panama Canal Zone with a Military Police unit. More...

Mikey Wiggins was on atomic bomb testing crew in Nevada

Mikey Wiggins spent 14 years of active service in the U.S. Army. He achieved the rank of Staff Sgt. More...

Jim Herod worked on atomic project in New Mexico in 1960s

James “Jim” Herod grew up in Orville. He was living at Chapel Hill, N.C. before going into active duty with the U.S. Army. He had already earned a PhD.  More...

Band Director Clarke played in Maxwell Air Force Band

John Eugene (Gene) Clarke, originally from Thomasville, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 through 1974. More...

CANDY FEST AT GROVE HILL BAPTIST

It was a big night, Halloween, at Grove Hill Baptist Church’s Candy Fest. Kids and adults alike both had a fun evening with lots of games, food and — of course — Halloween candy. More...

Chronic Wasting Disease found in second deer in Mississippi

The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has received confirmation from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) that a white-tailed deer from Pontotoc County, Mississippi, tested positive for Chronic More...

Woodie Coates passes away

Retired Grove Hill Police Chief Woodie Coates died Tuesday morning after an extended illness.  Coates had only retired in August due to health reasons after a 32-year career in law enforcement.  Funeral arrangements have not been announced More...

Roofers must have a license starting Jan. 1

Effective Jan. More...

Plans being finalized to staff new Thomasville hospital

The head of the Thomasville Regional Medical Center ownership group, Curtis James, said after a forum with students from the University of Alabama visiting Thomasville recently, that the partners are finalizing a plan to staff the $36 million hospita More...

Celebrating 100th anniversary of Veterans Day

Sunday, Nov. More...

William Williamson, 100, served in Australia, New Guinea in WWII

William H. Williamson grew up in Grove Hill. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force for two years during World War II. He achieved the rank of corporal.  He was stationed in Australia and New Guinea. More...

Fred Hoven saw duty in Japan, Hong Kong, Philippines, California

Fred Hoven grew up in Jackson and now lives in Grove Hill. He served four years and seven months in the U.S. Navy, from Jan. 15, 1957 until Aug. More...

Davis trained as combat engineer, saw duty in Italy and Germany

Walter Davis, a U.S. Army veteran lives in the Bolentown Community near Jackson. He enlisted in the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas National Guard at Brownwood, TX in 1956 at the age of 16, serving 15 months.  More...

Gibbons served in U.S. Army, Ala. National Guard for 11 years

William S. Gibbons, a Thomasville native, served for 11 years in the U.S. Army and Alabama National Guard.  He served in Operation Desert Shield/Storm in the Middle East with the 1st Infantry Division. More...

Henry Weaver fought in WWII, came home to graduate CCHS

Henry C. Weaver grew up in Whatley and lives in Marion, Ala. today. He served in the U.S. Army with the rank of T5 for two years. He was stationed in the Philippines during World War II.  More...

Matt Ross has been a member of U.S. Marines for 14 years

Clarence Matthew Ross of Grove Hill has been in the U.S. Marine Corps for 14 years.  He was recently promoted to Gunnery Sergeant, and is currently stationed at MCAS (Marine Corps Air Station) Cherry Point North Carolina.  More...

Funeral for first Clarke soldier killed in WWI was held in 1922

With the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day that marked the end of World War I coming up Sunday, Nov. 11, we thought it a good time to recap the funeral of the first Clarke County soldier killed in that conflict.  John R. More...