Rain doesn’t dampen Pioneer Day

Jackson’s Fall Festival this Saturday

The 27th Annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, will be Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. in Jackson, with something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the newest features of the festival will include the third annual Chili Cook-off and a Market in the Street area for business owners. Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District […]

Fair continues until Saturday in Jackson

The annual Clarke-Washington Counties Fair, sponsored by the Jackson Rotary Club, opened Tuesday and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Cecil McMullan Fairgrounds, located on Stanley Drive in Jackson. There will be plenty of food vendors and rides sure to please all ages. Children’s Day at the Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, noon-5 p.m. Children will […]

Emily Steadham to be honored as GH’s Citizen

Grove Hill’s 2009 Citizen of the Year Emily A. Steadham will be honored with a banquet and program Thursday evening, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The event will be at the Grove Hill Nutrition Center. A number of individuals will participate in the program honoring Steadham, administrative assistant at the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital and an active worker in the […]

Morvin man electrocuted putting up TV antenna

A Morvin man was electrocuted Friday when a television antenna he was erecting fell into some power lines. Alvin Cowan was apparently killed instantly in what Steve Carlisle of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department called a “freak accident.” Carlisle said the wind was blowing and it looked like it may have pushed the antenna toward the lines. Family members were […]

Washington County gives Beech votes needed to win House

Elaine Beech’s home county of Washington gave the Democrat a big vote in Tuesday’s special election, enough for her to win the Alabama House of Representatives District 65 seat. Republican challenger Jerry Reed carried the Clarke County and Choctaw County boxes in the district in what turned out to be a closer than anticipated contest. Beech received 3,262 votes districtwide […]

School system has to dip into reserves to end year in black

The Clarke County Board of Education ended the fiscal year with a $1.9 million balance but had to dip into its reserves for about $1 million to fund operations because of state proration cuts. “I was not expecting to have $1.9 million left this year,” Custodian of Funds Carmen Rotch told school board members last Thursday. While the system is […]

‘Heart of Clarke’ promoted wildlife


aQ: I have a small table that features carved angels as its legs and a top that is made from two types of wood. I think it was made during the 1920s, and I would like to know its value. — Vilma, Sun City West, Ariz. A: To determine the value of your table, you need to hire the services […]

Lions Club holds vision screenings

The Grove Hill Lions Club held its child vision screening in Grove Hill and Coffeeville, Oct. 19 and 20. Shown are Lions Eddie Slayton, J.W. Reeves, Levon Hicks, Lamar Hudson, Robert Fore and Alton Guest. Also shown are Beta Club students that assisted with the testing, Bethany Mozingo, Dustin Huggins, Andrea Bagley, Allie Dunagan, Courtney Dunagan, Conner Dungan, and McKenzie […]