Special state senate election Tuesday

District 22 State Senate voters will go to the polls Tuesday to fill the vacant seat. The longtime incumbent, Pat Lindsey, died suddenly in January necessitating the special election. District 65 State Rep. Marc Keahey of Grove Hill is the Democratic candidate. Greg Albritton of Range, in Conecuh County, is the Republican candidate. He served one term in the Alabama […]

Clarke County EVENTS

Job fair in Jackson The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ob fair Thursday, May 28 at the Alabama Career Center located at 3090 Highway 43 in Jackson. Several companies and employers will participate. The fair is free, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Lock One marker dedication Sunday The Clarke County Historical Society will meet at Old […]

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School board seeks to resolve cheerleader fuss

Following the re-emergence of the Jackson High School cheerleader controversy during the May 21 Clarke County School Board meeting, a final conclusion of the matter will come today at a specially called meeting. Parent Rory Robinson addressed the school board on behalf of a group of parents whose daughters were not chosen for the squad. The group has questioned whether […]

Federal stimulus money going to new bridges across Bassetts Creek

Clarke County Commissioners voted Tuesday to apply all of its federal stimulus transportation dollars to replacing bridges across Bassetts Creek on County Route 15 in Jackson. County Engineer Danny Overton recommended spending the money on the bridges. He said he had met with Boise representatives on the project. Boise’s Jackson paper mill complex is very near the bridges. The bridges […]


The World War I monument in front of the courthouse looked forlorn and forgotten Monday, Memorial Day, against a darkened sky. Monday was a national holiday to remember those who have given their lives for their country but there were few observances in Clarke County. As usual in recent years, no observance was held in Grove Hill. No flowers decorated […]

Area players headed to Birmingham for all-star finale

Four players from Southwest Alabama have been chosen to play in the East-West All-star classic in Birmingham this weekend. Clarke County High School’s Justin Robinson and Tyler Walker, along with Leroy High School’s Clifton Covington and Phillip Ervin were selected this past weekend to advance from the Brewton site. The weather did not allow the games to be played in […]

State’s dog deer hunters get reprieve

Alabama’s dog deer hunters gained a shaky reprieve from a county-by-county ban on the practice when the Alabama Conservation Advisory Board voted last weekend to approve a permit system in those problem areas where dog deer hunting is currently open before any additional areas can be closed. According to Board Member Grant Lynch of Talladega, who helped broker the compromise […]

Memorial Day heroes remembered

I am not sure everyone has a firm grasp of why we have Memorial Day. There are several who feel that is just a Monday off to give everyone an extended weekend. Originally it was observed to honor Union soldiers in the Civil War and then was later expanded after World War I to honor those killed in service in […]

Clarke receives FEMA funds for food, shelter

Clarke County has been awarded Federal funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) for the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board program. Clarke County has been chosen to receive $9,173 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area. These funds have been made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). […]