Local rep’s stronger beer bill falls short

A local legislator who is also a minister was the sponsor of a failed bill that would have increased the alcohol content of beer in order for imported and gourmet beers to be sold in the state. The Alabama House of Representatives last week rejected the bill sponsored by Rep. Thomas Jackson, D-Thomasville. Rep. Marc Keahey, D-Grove Hill, also supported […]

New probate office taking shape

Repeat offender gets 20 years for sexual assault of 6-year-old

A man charged with sexual abuse of a six-year-old girl decided at the last minute not to let his case go to trial Tuesday and pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in the state penitentiary as a habitual offender. David Thomas was on probation for having committed a similar assault against another six-year-old when the incident occurred. He […]

1935 water tank coming down

A demolition crew moved in Monday- surprising both Grove Hill and county officials on the opening day of criminal jury term for Circuit Court- to start taking down the water tank adjacent to the courthouse. Parking is at a premium during court sessions and the blocking of some spaces for the demolition work only made the situation worse. The tank, […]

Bids advertised for water service to new LP plant

Water appears to be finally on the way to the new Louisiana Pacific plant under construction just south of Thomasville. The Thomasville Water Works and Sewer Board Monday voted to advertise for bids for the new water and sewer extension to serve the oriented strand board (OSB) mill. Thomasville’s hopes for a regional water system have run into one stumbling […]

Wireless Internet coming to Clarke County

Wireless Internet is in the making for Clarke County, the Thomasville City Council learned Monday night. Danny D’Andrea of Alabama Power explained that a wireless committee has been formed to push for wireless connections for the county’s municipalities- Thomasville, Grove Hill, Jackson, Fulton and Coffeeville. Once those are connected, efforts will be made to expand coverage to the rural county. […]

Bulldog hoopsters get awards

Lady Bulldogs awarded

69-year-old knocked in head with tire tool and robbed of $600

A local businessman was knocked out with a tire tool and robbed of $600 Saturday near his home and shop in the Mt. Zion community west of Grove Hill. Walter Jones, 69, was working in his shop near his home Saturday morning and had made several business transactions. He was walking toward his home when he was hit in the […]

Local butcher charged with delivering stolen groceries

Local restaurant owner charged with receiving stolen property

A Grove Hill butcher has been charged with stealing groceries from the store where he was employed and delivering them to a restaurant across the street and the restaurant owner has been charged with receiving stolen property. Paul Anderson, an employee of Andrews Associated Foods, was arrested Friday on charges of theft of property, first degree, by Clarke County Sheriff’s […]