2010-01-14

Despite Facebook, Grove Hill recovering



Grove Hill’s water situation continued to slowly improve Tuesday while Thomasville’s continued to deteriorate. The two municipalities and adjoining rural systems had been struggling to maintain water services since the prolonged cold spell started. Tuesday, Grove Hill water board chairman Kossie Powell said the Grove Hill system is slowly regaining reserves, thanks to water that is being provided from Jackson’s […]

Train fire injures two



Three train engines caught fire, Tuesday, Jan. 12, around 10 p.m., while stopped on a bridge crossing Simmons Creek near Walker Springs, resulting in the severe injuries of two Norfolk Southern Railroad employees. According to Clarke County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Roy Waite, as a result of the incident, an engineer and conductor on the train suffered what appeared […]

Caught Reading



Grove Hill Mayor Jerry Newton was caught reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer recently. The book is Alabama’s Big Read for 2010. Local programs are being planned to promote the program.

ASCC closes T’ville campus



Alabama Southern Community College has canceled classes at its Thomasville campus until Tuesday, Jan. 19 due to the water shortage. Also canceled was a planned visit to the Thomasville campus by author Kathryn Tucker Windham this Friday. Please disregard the ad that is on Page 2B regarding the affair. Registration is in process now and students can either register on […]

Martin Luther King observances in Jackson, T’ville



Jackson and Thomasville are planning special observances for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18. Jackson The line-up for the Free Mission District Association Youth Department’s Seventh Annual Martin Luther King Day Motorcade and Memorial Service will at 9:15 a.m. at Gillmore Elementary School. The motorcade will begin at 9:45 a.m. and will end at Mt. Olive No. 2 […]

Two die in accident



Two Clarke Countians were killed in a wreck on Highway 84 near Perdue Hill in Monroe County about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. Killed were Demarquis Lydell Besteda, 21, of Jackson and Rayaundra Evania Tiara Howard, 21, of Grove Hill. Besteda was driving a westbound 2003 Honda and Howard was a passenger. Heather Nicole Presley, 28, was driving an eastbound […]

First beer



The temperature was only about 30 degrees Saturday when the Miller Beer truck rolled into Grove Hill. It might have been cold for beer but it was a historical day nevertheless as the first legal alcohol was stocked and sold at the Fast Track convenience store. Voters overwhelmingly approved sales in a November referendum and the town council approved the […]

2010 a big election year



From the State House and the Governor’s Mansion to local county offices, 2010 is an election year with lots of offices on the ballot. Party primaries will be June 2 with any necessary run-offs on July 13. The general election will be Nov. 3. Clarke County races will include the sheriff, the Districts 1 and 3 seats on the Clarke […]

Lambert-Curtis to marry Jan. 23 in Sandflat church



Rev. and Mrs. Mark Lambert of Thomasville are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Charity Ann to Samuel Guthrie Curtis, son of Rev. and Mrs. David Curtis Sr. of Grove Hill. The bride elect is the granddaughter of Linda Rivet of Thomasville and the late Lonnie Henry of Manilla, Ark., Mr. and Mrs. Carl Young […]

New Arrival

Couple announce son’s birth

Shameca Bettis and Christopher Cope, both of Montgomery, announce the arrival of a son, Bra’Lon Christopher Cope, born at 6:30 a.m., December 24, 2009, at Baptist East Medical Center in Montgomery. He weighed 4 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 17 inches long. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Authurine Bettis of Fulton, Edd Welch of Fulton, James Raybon […]