Alabama Southern has a $21 million impact on area

ASCC leader addresses Jackson City Council

Dr. Reginald Sykes, president of Alabama Southern Community College (ASCC), which operates campuses in Monroe, Clarke, Choctaw,Morengo and Wilcox counties, addressed the Jackson City Council during its Nov. 23 meeting. Sykes, who took over as the college’s president five months ago, discussed the impact of ASCC on the communities it serves. He pointed out that in the five counties where […]

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Christmas Parade and Celebration will be Thursday, Dec. 2. Parade time will be at 4 p.m. with line-up starting at 3 p.m. The theme for the parade this year is Christmas Gifts. To register for the parade or for more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 251-275-4188 or grovehillcoc@ tds.net. The Grove Hill Public Library will […]

Area Church Directory

ASSEMBLY OF GOD FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD 2410 Coffeeville Rd., Jackson, 246-4736 FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD Hwy. 43 S., Thomasville, 636-9536 GRACE CHAPEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1 mi. E. of Coffeeville, 846-2027 MAGNOLIA ASSEMBLY OF GOD 2166 Allen Rd., 275-3630 WHATLEY ASSEMBLY OF GOD 98 Desoto Dr., 275-8489 BAPTIST AMITY BAPTIST Old Line Rd., Whatley ANTIOCH BAPTIST Hwy. 43 N., […]

Area Church Events

Grace Baptist Church will celebrate the Christmas season Saturday, Dec. 4 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the church with a live nativity. Other presentations will be on Saturday, Dec. 11 and 18 from 6 until 8 p.m. nightly. The church is located at 115 Jackson Street in downtown Grove Hill. New Home Church near Monroeville will have a special […]

Step Sing held at Jax church

Preparing for Advent season: Sleeping while the wind blows

Advent is a time of expectation: The expectation of the arrival of a Savior. Although our Savior was born over 2,000 years ago, we reminisce and celebrate this miraculous birth every year. Advent is about expectations filled with and fueled by hope-not despair. There is something in our human nature to resist the call of urgency of action. The spiritual […]

Believers must set example by practicing what they preach

It was my joy to lead the singing for a very great pastor. Hearing him preach was a treat. He was eloquent. One day I asked, “What’s your secret?” “I always practice what I preach,” he answered. Not everyone does. If you give good advice, you build with one hand. If you give good advice and a good example, you […]

Clarke County anti-litter group receives numerous PALS awards

The Clarke County Citizens Against Litter and others from Clarke County received numerous recognitions during the People Against A Littered State (PALS) Governor’s Awards, Nov. 10, in Prattville. The program was conducted at the Marriott at Capitol Hill, during which awards in 14 categories were presented. Clarke Countians brought home four of those awards: •The Coffeeville Beautification Committee, represented at […]

Fulton Christmas Parade

Fulton held its Christmas parade Saturday,Nov. 27. It was, and usually is, the first parade of the season in Clarke County. Grove Hill’s parade is Thursday with others following over the next few days and weeks.

Clarke dodges tornadoes and bad weather Tuesday

Clarke County missed the bad weather early Tuesday but the storm apparently raged just over the tree tops. Tornado warnings were issued before daylight Tuesday and a strong system was tracked through Clarke County on a line through Winn, Zimco, Chilton and Rural— the county’s “tornado alley.” Fortunately, a tornado did not touch down. It rained hard though and there […]