A crossed bridge

The people of Grove Hill spoke loud and clear Tuesday in favor of legalized alcoholic beverages sales in the county seat. A 62 percent win backed by a 58 percent turnout is about as loud and clear as it gets. If the mayor and town council had been listening closer, maybe they would be further along with putting together a […]

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 […]

Rain doesn’t dampen Pioneer Day


Grove Hill voters OK legalized alcohol sales by 62% majority

Grove Hill citizens voted Tuesday to become the third municipality in dry Clarke County to permit legalized alcohol sales. Voters agreed to legalized sales with 346 “Yes” votes to 214 “No” votes. That is a 62 percent majority. Not only was the victory margin significant, the voter turnout was probably the highest ever in a municipal election in Grove Hill. […]

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‘Heart of Clarke’ promoted wildlife

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 […]


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