Fireworks on the 4th

Light turnout expected for GOP run-off

A run-off election will be held in Clarke County July 15 but the turnout is expected to be extremely light. That’s because it is a Republican run-off and there are only two statewide offices on the ballot. Beth Kellum and Lucie McLemore are competing to be the Republican nominee for the Place 1 seat on the Alabama Court of Criminal […]

Municipal candidates have until Tuesday to qualify for offices

Candidates continue to qualify for the Aug. 26 municipal elections. Here is at list of candidates qualified as of mid-afternoon Tuesday as well as other candidates and incumbents. “I” denotes incumbent. Qualifying continues through Tuesday, July 15. Coffeeville Mayor: Robert Cox. District One, Place One: Sammy Shields (I) and Kendra Walker. Incumbent Mayor Faye Cotten has indicated that she will […]

Local bank stock rallies; increased dividend noticed by Internet rating service

United Security Banschares’ stock rallied Monday and Tuesday from disastrous losses the past week as an Internet stock rating service recognized the stock for its high dividends. United Security is the Thomasville-based holding company that operates First United Security Banks in Clarke County and elsewhere. The bank is the only locally-owned financial institution with stock selling on the open market. […]

Area lawmen search for car thief suspect

An unnamed suspected car thief is still on the loose after a Sunday chase by officers from the Clarke County and Monroe County Sheriff’s Departments. Clarke County Deputy Robert Barron was responding to a BOLO (be on the lookout) for a stolen vehicle (a Dodge Charger) out of Monroeville. He then noticed the vehicle on Highway 84 West in the […]

Grove Hill Town Council candidates

Cynthia Jackson seeks re-election Cynthia Jackson is seeking a second term rep resenting District Two on the Grove Hill Town Council in the Aug. 26 municipal election. “The last four years have been a great experience,” she said. “A lot of plans have been put into action, and I would like to have a part in seeing those plans (completed).” […]

New sidewalks for downtown Jackson

Council supports state-bound softball teams

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday a donation of $1,500 to the local Dixie Youth league. The funding will be used for lodging and transportation for the seven and eight-year-old and the nine and 10-year-old softball teams who are going to compete at the state tournament July 18-21 at Lagoon Park in Montgomery. “Grove Hill should be proud of […]

Grove Hill couple celebrates 60th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Everette Stephens of Grove Hill celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary Tuesday, July 1. Mr. Everette was employed by Burge’s, Inc. and later Piggly Wiggly for 54 years. Miss Faye taught many of Grove Hill’s children over the years in her school, Miss Faye’s Kindergarten. They have been members of the Grove Hill Baptist Church for over 50 […]

Clarke Commission adds seats to Industrial Development Board

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a change to the number of board members for the county Industrial Development Board. The membership will increase to 10. The increase had been discussed by commissioners at an earlier meeting, and the change was recommended by the IDB board. The increase will allow a representative from all five commission districts and all five […]