Getting around ban on golf carts

Street legal!

After months of arguing and months of discussion in Grove Hill, it has been concluded that it is illegal to operate golf carts on public sidewalks and streets. A lot of golf cart enthuasists are upset that they can no longer ride their carts around town. Steve and Linda Bumpers have figured a way around the law banning golf carts. […]

Judge DuBose jailed as threat to community

Less than two weeks before suspended Circuit Judge Stuart C. DuBose’s trial for judicial misconduct, his problems became even more complicated as a federal judge ordered him to remain in jail on a firearms violation charge because he is a potential threat to the community. U.S. Magistrate Judge Bert Milling Jr. made the ruling last Friday at the federal courthouse […]

State Court of judiciary trial still set June 4

Judge DuBose is still slated to be tried before the Court of the Judiciary Wednesday, June 4, in Montgomery on charges of violations of judicial ethic canons that govern judges. The court is especially appointed just to hear cases against judges. The Court of the Judiciary has the right to discipline, continue the current suspension or to remove Judge DuBose […]

Two local races on June 3 ballot

Only two local races are on the June 3 ballot- one countywide and one district race. Interest had been lukewarm but appears to have increased in recent weeks. In the countywide race, incumbent Superintendent of Education Gerald Stephens is seeking a fifth term and is being challenged by Woodie Pugh, a longtime Clarke County High School ag teacher who is […]

Longtime county lawman retiring

Buster Hough has retired from the Grove Hill Police Department after nearly 30 years as a law enforcement officer. He began as a Clarke County deputy sheriff Nov. 19, 1979 under Sheriff Ray Sheffield. Prior to that he was a game warden for Scotch. Hough will be honored with a reception at the Grove Hill Town Hall today (Thursday) from […]

Boise and county settle tax dispute

The long-running Boise tax dispute has been settled. Circuit Judge Thomas Baxter issued an order in the suit between Boise and the Clarke County Board of Equalization Tuesday afternoon. Boise has agreed to a $2.2 million tax bill for the 2006 tax year. That was the tax year that was being disputed. In addition, Boise had also protested its 2007 […]


The Community Foundation of South Alabama has awarded the 2008 Mathews Scholarship to Clarke County High School senior Dayton Horton of Grove Hill. Dayton is the daughter of Cheryl and Gary Horton. Valedictorian of the Clarke County High School Class of 2008, Dayton has made straight A’s since her Kindergarten years and ended her high school academic career with a […]

Jackson awarded ‘ACE’ desgination in Birmingham

The City of Jackson has been designated as an “Alabama Community of Excellence” after successfully completing the Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) program, a comprehensive three-phase approach to economic and community development for cities with populations between 2,000 and 12,000. The graduation ceremony took place May 19 during the Alabama League of Municipalities Annual Convention held in Birmingham. During the […]

Coffeeville’s 200th party is Saturday

Coffeeville will celebrate its 200th birthday Saturday with a big celebration on the grounds of the Town Hall. The celebration, starting at 5 p.m., will be like an old timey family reunion. Families with Coffeeville ties are invited to set up displays of photographs and other artifacts. There will be a balloon release for the children. Attachments will describe Coffeeville […]

Former mayor, credit union manager plead guilty in separate federal cases

A former Grove Hill mayor and the former manager of a Jackson credit union pleaded guilty in separate cases in federal court in Mobile last week. Former mayor pleas Willie Welch entered a guilty plea Thursday for violating a federal law that prohibits a convicted felon from possessing a firearm. Firearms were discovered in his vehicle following a shoplifting incident […]