Light turnout for GOP primary?

Three vie for chance to face Democrat Marc Keahey

A light turnout Tuesday could determine either the Republican nominee for a local state senate seat or the top two contenders for a run-off. Republican candidates vying in the special District 22 election to fill the vacancy created by the death of longtime State Sen. Pat Lindsey include Greg Albritton of Range, Judy Belk of Citronelle and Danny Joyner of […]

Lady Bulldogs beat Hillcrest

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs picked a big area win as they beat Hillcrest Evergreen 14-3 Friday afternoon at Gerald Stephens Sports Complex in Grove Hill. CCHS needed just five innings to get the win as they improve to 7-5 on the season. Cassandra Denson went 2-for- 2 with two RBI and two runs scored. Jamie Stabler was […]

Clarke County Events

Grove Hill sets sunrise service A community Easter sunrise service will be held in the Grove Hill Cemetery Sunday at 6:30. Dave Rhodes of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church will deliver the message. David Moore of the Magnolia Assembly of God will lead in prayer and musical leadership will be provided by the Grove Hill Baptist Church. Everyone is […]

Roller rink customer skates to jail

Dominque Martey Lee of Lisman, in Choctaw County, was arrested late Saturday afternoon at the Twin Rivers Roller Rink in Grove Hill, charged with stealing cash from a money bag belonging to the business. Several lawmen responded to the call from owner George Jones. Lee apparently got behind the counter and got the money while roller rink personnel were waiting […]

Community organizations tell Grove Hill council about projects

Grove Hill town council members heard from representatives of four community organizations about a variety of projects at Monday’s meeting. Donice Wood spoke for the Clarke County Development Foundation. Accompanying her were Chester Vrocher and Gina Skipper. Wood asked for a $5,000 donation for the foundation. This would be in addition to the town’s membership dues, Town Clerk Cheryl Hicks […]

Six shots in back are fatal

Six shots in the back killed a man east of Grove Hill Friday evening, lawmen say, and the alleged shooter a short time later gave himself up and was jailed on murder charges. Clarke County Sheriff ‘s Department Investigator Ron Baggette said Willie Brown, 28, and Tyrell Rogers, 29, had on-going differences that led to an argument at a gathering […]


Child Advocacy Center works with law enforcement to protect youth

Blue pinwheels are spinning merrily in the cool breezes in front of the Child Advocacy Center on Cobb Street in Grove Hill. The “Pinwheels for Prevention” are to promote April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Alabama. The local center serves Clarke, Choctaw and Washington counties and works hard to prevent child abuse. The following statistics were provided by director […]


Dianne C. Lanier, 56, died March 23, 2009 in Mobile. Survivors include two sons, Maurice Creer, Ft. Wayne, IN, William Creer, Huntsville; one daughter, Raven McRae, Daytona, Fla.; her father, Craft Creer; two brothers, Arthur Creer, Moss Point, Miss., Charles Creer, Gulfport, Miss.; three sisters, Helen Sullivan, Ft. Wayne, IN, Mary Robertson, Birmingham, Dorothy Phelon, Prichard; six grandchildren and a […]


Glenn W. Drinkard, 48, of Bay Minette died April 1, 2009. He was a native of Monroeville. Survivors include one daughter, Nicki Gates, Excel; two grandsons, J.B. Gates, Wyatt Gates, both of Excel; father and stepmother, Donald and Helen Drinkard; one brother, Scott (Sharmon) Drinkard, niece Elana Drinkard, all of Thomasville. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margie […]


Margueline O. Greer died March 19, 2009 in Frisco, Texas. Her husband of 54 years, Thomas G. Greer; parents, Elizabeth and Haywood O’Gwynn; brother Curtis O’Gwynn; and sister, Mabel Gilchrist, preceded her in death. Survivors include three children, Pamela McCauley, Timothy Greer and Ann Sandefer; one grandchild, Quinlin Sanderfer; her honorary daughter, Becki Denetz; one sister, Clara O’Gwynn DuBose and […]