Wilson-Taite to say vows Oct. 13 in Monroeville

Pastoria Wilson and Dario Taite announce their engagement. Ms. Wilson is the daughter of Viola Smith of Monroeville and the late Burl Lee Smith. Mr. Taite is the son of Juanita Taite of Grove Hill. The bride-elect is a 1976 graduate of Monroe County High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business education at Alabama A & […]


Myrtle Marie Jensen Henley, 89, of Greer, S.C. died Oct. 7, 2007 at her daughter’s residence in Greer, S.C. She was born June 30, 1918. She was a native of Penn Station, Miss. and a long time resident of Jackson. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. She was a lifetime member of the O.E.S. and […]


Virginia Hayes Hall, 80, of Citronelle died Oct. 7, 2007 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. She was born May 25, 1927. She was a native of Choctaw County. She was a retired housemother for the Wilmer Hall Health Care Facility in Citronelle. Survivors include three sons, Lawrence Hayes, Lucedale, Miss., Leon Hayes, Citronelle, Roger Hayes, Fruitdale; two daughters, Diane […]


Lola Pugh Brown, 89, of Montgomery died Oct. 3, 2007. She was born June 24, 1918 in Coffeeville. She had been a member of New Prospect Baptist Church since she was 15 years old. Survivors include a sister-inlaw, Letha Pugh; beloved nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Lenson Brown; her parents, Elias and Mary […]

County Records

Marriage license applications Jerome Jackson Jr., to Loretta Raymore Handy; James Nettles, to Brenda Lucille Hardy; Kendric Deward Smith, to Shelby Lyn Knight; Mikel Floyd Landrum, to Sara Elizabeth Driver. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Sept. 27-Oct. 4 William C. Hammond Jr., to Agnes S. Hammond. Robert Lee Dean, […]

Forestry group gives book to local library

The Grove Hill Public Library is the recipient of the book, “Owning and Managing Forests” by Thom J. McEvoy. “Owning and Managing Forests” was donated by the Alabama Forest Owners’ Association Educational Fund through a grant from the Alabama Forests Forever Foundation in an attempt to provide sound forest management information to current and future landowners in Clarke County. “Owning […]

Birth Announcement

Blackledge Mr. and Mrs. Brian Blackledge (nee April Wiggins) of Sunflower announce the arrival of a son, Kyler Price Blackledge, born Sept. 28, 2007 at 9:13 a.m. at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. He weighed seven lbs. and measured 19.25 inches. Grandparents are Roy and Brenda Schell of Sunflower, Johnny and Phyllis Wiggins of Jackson, Bobby and Kitty Blackledge of […]

Colemans celebrate 50th anniversary

Tommy and Carole (Garrett) Coleman recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Europe, during which they toured France, Italy, Switzerland, and England. They were married October 11, 1957 at First United Methodist Church in Jackson, AL, by Rev. John Vickers. They have 2 children, Tom (Lynne) Coleman and Amy Coleman, and two grandchildren, Rachel and Jonathan Ladner.

Calhouns to observe 45th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Collins Calhoun (Helen Delores Bumpers) will celebrate 45 years of marriage on Saturday, October 13, 2007. The couple was married on Saturday, October 13, 1962 by Reverend Frank Patterson, Sr. at his home in Grove Hill. The couple have two children: Janice (Walter) Tucker of Grove Hill and EuLadia (Gerald) Howze of Jackson. They have one grandchild, […]

Patton-Garrick to marry Nov. 10 in Fulton church

Kyle and Diane Patton announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaylan Laramie Patton, to Kevin Lee Garrick, son of Manuel and Anne Garrick, all of Dickinson. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Pratt and Roselyn Patton of Dickinson, Joyce Wilson of Fulton and the late Donald Wilson and the late Claudette Jackson. The prospective groom is the grandson of Louise […]