JHS grad gets Naval Academy appointment

Congress Reports

One of my greatest privileges as a member of Congress is to nominate qualified young men and women from Alabama’s First District to our United States Service Academies. So far this year, 13 have received an appointment to one of the service academies. They include Jordan Englert of Jackson High School to the U.S. Naval Academy. The education students receive […]

Reeves-Alday plan July 19 ceremony

Chuck and Jenny Reeves of Leroy announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Nicole, to Wayne Edward Alday, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Oswalt of Andalusia. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Bettye Reeves of Leroy and the late Mr. Charles Reeves and the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Huggins of Grove Hill. Miss Reeves is a 2002 […]

Crawfish boils are not the same without Dad

Memories & Recipes

This Sunday is Father’s Day. I didn’t think growing up as a child that I would miss the dad that made me work when the other kids were outside playing ball. I didn’t think I would miss the times we were digging ditches (literally) when I moved to the Central area as a teenager. We lived on the main highway […]

Larrimore-Milstead marry in Fulton’s First Baptist

Chelsea Kaitlyn Milstead of Jackson and Leo Benjamin Larrimore of Dickinson were united in marriage Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fulton. Dr. John Copeland and the Rev. Michael Bedsole officiated at the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Milstead of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Brad Larrimore Sr. […]

Letter to the Editor

Recognizing good works Dear Editor, Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission, the Alabama Rural Action Commission Community Development Committee, and the Clarke County Commission to bring to Clarke County a customer service award. The “Excellence in Customer Service Award” will be given out quarterly in each of the ten counties serviced by […]

Deja vu all over again

Inside the Statehouse

The famous and beloved New York Yankee, Yogi Berra, who was renowned as a dugout philosopher is credited with the saying, “It’s like deja vu all over again.” That yogism is an accurate assessment of both this year’s and last year’s legislative sessions. They are deja vu all over again. However, this year could be worse. Unlike last year, the […]

Distinct choices

Our Opinions

The final race to November 4 and the White House has begun even though the certain nominees, Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain won’t be anointed until their parties’ August conventions. But both have captured more than enough primary delegates to assure their nominations. John McCain did so months ago and has had the luxury of taking it slow […]

Community Calendar

ATRCAA issues free farmers coupon booklets The Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging in conjunction with the State of Alabama Farmer’s Market Authority, will issue free Farmers Market Coupon Booklets valued at $28 in Clarke County. This program is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs for older […]

Religion Announcements

Stave Creek continues VBS Stave Creek Baptist Church Children’s Ministry will continue Vacation Bible School Power Lab “Discovering Jesus Miraculous Power” Thursday (tonight), June 12 and end Friday, June 13 from 5:45 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Tompkins continues VBS Tompkins Baptist Church of Grove Hill will continue Vacation Bible School Thursday (tonight), June 12 and end Friday, June 13 from […]

Downeys to celebrate 60th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur G. Downey of Grove Hill will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married June 14, 1948. The couple has two children, Peggy (Don) Wright and Dianne Day, both of Grove Hill. Their grandchildren are Heather (Chad) Davis of Tuscaloosa, Candice (Matt) Rouse of Jackson, Patrick (Julie) Wright, Danielle (John) Baggett, Leanne Wright and Joseph […]