Grove Hillian is Miss ASCC

Ericka Ezell, center, of Grove Hill, was crowned Miss Alabama Southern 2007 on April 12 at Nettles Auditorium on the Monroeville campus of Alabama Southern Community College. At left is Heather Sellers of Thomasville, first runner up and Miss Congeniality. At right is Britney Morgan of Pine Hill, second runner-up. Ericka Ezell is a sophomore at ASCC. After graduating ASCC, […]


Freddie and I would like to Thank You for all your prayers, cards and phone calls while he was sick and in the hospital. Thanks to People’s Corner and People’s Corner Coffee Club and Thanks to our Camping Club for what they have done for us. To Dr. Thompson, thanks again. Love, Freddie and Penny Simpson

Help encourage would-be moms to attend prenatal classes

The Clarke County Health Department is going to start prenatal classes and needs incentive items for moms who participate in these classes. The health department will have drawings of items for moms who participate to encourage their attendance and need your help. All you have to do is drop off the items you purchase at the following locations, Wal-Mart in […]

Clarke commissioner to serve on Alabama Senior Services Board

Clarke County Commissioner Rhondel Rhone of Fulton has been appointed by Governor Bob Riley to serve on the Alabama Department of Senior Services Advisory Board. “Commissioner Rhone brings a strong background in local government and community service to our board,” said Irene Collins, Alabama Department of Senior Services Executive Director. “I am confident that he will give our department valuable […]

Area students awarded scholarships to UWA

Two Clarke County students were recently awarded Trustees Scholarships to attend The University of West Alabama in Livingston. These awards, which are based on academic achievement and proven leadership potential, come from the UWA Office of Admissions. Tabatha D. Taylor of Pine Hill earns a $6,000 academic scholarship. She is a senior at Thomasville High School. Michael L. Thomas of […]

Soil & Water contest winners

The Clarke County Soil & Water Conservation District awarded their 2007 Poster and Essay Winners. Left to right: Susie Kennedy Supervisor for the Clarke County Soil & Water Conservation District, Thomasville Elementary Principal Helen Stephens, second place winner Kenton Brasell, first place winner Forrest Campbell and art teacher Diane Harris. Both students are third graders at Thomasville Elementary. The title […]

Another wreck at bad intersection

Three people were injured in an accident at Highway 43 and Highway 295 ( Jackson Street) last week. James Kevin Moree, 31, of Grove Hill was attempting to cross Highway 43 from Jackson Street to Hebron Road and pulled into the path of Deanna Grace Motes, 20, of Jackson, who was southbound on Highway 43. Moree was driving a 2004 […]

Kelley named NAIA Player of the Week

Montgomery, Ala. – Senior second baseman Junior Kelley of Auburn University Montgomery was named the NAIA National Player of the Week last Wednesday. This award marks the first time in Senator Baseball history that a member of the team has won the weekly national honor. Earlier this week, the Whatley native was also named the Southern States Athletic Conference Player […]

Search at jail finds crack cocaine in tennis shoe

What started out as an arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia only got worse for Quentin Sherial Sloan Monday afternoon. Sloan and his brother Terrence Sloan were stopped by Task Force One Commander Mike Hunt. Terrence Sloan was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear on possession of a controlled substance. Hunt also found a razor blade with what […]

It rained, and rained, and rained…

It rained Saturday…anywhere from 4, 5, 6 or almost 7 inches, depending on the specific rain gauge checked. A storm system with heavy rain and winds blew across central Clarke County. Some trees were downed and roads flooded but damages appeared to be minimal. At top, rain water rushes across the parking lot of the Fasttrack convenience store in Grove […]