Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce-and the Women’s Business Center, Inc. will host a business and entrepreneur workshop Thursday, (today), March 5 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Helms House located next to the Clarke County Historical Museum on Cobb Street. The workshop will be conducted by Sylvia Browder and is free to anyone who would like […]

Church Announcements

Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God-of St. Stephens will celebrate the 23rd year anniversary of Bishop Theodore Law and Sister Mary Law beginning Wednesday, March 4. The speaker will be Pastor Allen C. Abston and Lewis Grove Baptist Church for Thursday, (tonight), March 5, Pastor Fernell Pendleton and The First Baptist Church of Whatley and Friday, March 6 will be […]

Children’s choir from India to perform

The India Children’s Choir is on a 10-month tour of the United States and is making a stop at Grove Hill Baptist Church on Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend to hear the gospel presented through these children. In a musical drama, Headhunters to Hearthunters, the choir tells the story of the transformation of the […]

Church has men’s, women’s day program

The black history programs ended with Sunday school with past and present students in attendance. The assistant superintendent, Sis. Vetlas Grant was in charge. The Sunday school lesson was entitled: “A Commitment To Change.” Revelation 4, Isaiah 6. From this lesson we learned that making a commitment to God requires a change as it also requires sacrifices, service and surrender. […]

Not the time to spend $1 million on courthouse AC

Our Opinions

The air conditioning system in the Clarke County Courthouse is an antiquated system that has been giving problems for years now. Some parts of the courthouse freeze while others burn up. This happens winter and summer. The county has had to spend lots on the system, especially in recent years. Given all of that, perhaps commissioners are within their right […]

Political Cartoon

Gone South

Seeing the elephant

I’ve just celebrated a birthday and it is a good time for reflection. Which I am doing in the form of a story that was told to me many years ago. I have repeated it often since then, to students, to friends, and once at a literary conference. This is the first time I have put it on paper. Reflect […]

Congress Reports

Let the good times roll!

While many of us “Let the Good Times Roll” as we celebrated Mardi Gras last week, it seems as though President Obama and the Democratic leadership in Congress have taken these words to heart as they continue on a massive spending spree. Less than two weeks ago, a $1 trillion “stimulus” bill was rammed through Congress. Putting this extraordinary amount […]

From Our Files

20 years ago New regulations would likely force the county out of the garbage landfill business, Probate Judge Clarence Watters told county commissioners. Of the requirements, Watters said, “It is going to force rural counties out of the landfill business.” A fire scare at Jackson High’s vocational ag building brought out local volunteer firemen. The fire was contained but there […]

Quotable Quotes

All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband. Michel de Montaigne A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. Franklin D. Roosevelt All change is not growth, as all […]