Plenty to do in Grove Hill Saturday!

Are you a runner or a walker? Come to Grove Hill Saturday for the “Run the Hill 5K” and the 2- mile Health Walk. Do you enjoy arts and crafts, music and good food? Come to Grove Hill for the Grove Hill Arts Council’s ArtFest. Are you a photographer or do you enjoy looking at good pictures? Come to Grove […]

School zones: Coffeeville split down middle between Grove Hill and Jackson

School board approves new attendance zones for kids

School age children living within the town limits of Coffeeville as well as in the surrounding community will be divided between Grove Hill and Jackson schools, according to a school zone map approved by the Clarke County Board of Education at its April 21 meeting. The dividing line runs right through the middle of town with students living on one […]

Big send-off for Eddie Slayton

State troopers and law enforcement officers from the area and the state turned out Tuesday for the funeral of one of their own—retired Trooper Eddie Slayton. But also just as evident were many friends. Some, like Fairley Morton and his brother George Morton who drove up from Mobile, knew Slayton from his childhood. “Eddie and his sister, Janice, would come […]

Motorcycle wreck is fatal

A Dixons Mills man died when he wrecked his motorcyle on the Old Line Road north of Scyrene Saturday night, Alabama State Troopers reported. Taylor Cannon Jr., 47, was the driver of the motorcycle. The wreck happened around 7:30 p.m. on Clarke County Route 35, also known as the Old Line Road, about three miles north of the Scyrene community. […]

Working on burglaries

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has solved or is close to solving several area burglaries, including two that happened last week just outside of Grove Hill. The Kim Kelley residence on Orange Hill Road, just outside of Grove Hill but in the police jurisdiction, was burglarized April 14. Sheriff’s Dept. Chief Investigator Ron Baggette said Kevin Barnett, who lives not […]

A tree for Fulton

Community Calendar

ArtFest will be Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the Courthouse Square in Grove Hill, Arts and Crafts, train rides, children’s art area, musical entertainment, lots of tasty treats including funnel cakes and fried candy bars. New this year: Bikers’ Fun Ride and Show. Opening exhibit of “Doors” at Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center. Photography Contest […]

First Judicial Circuit’s court offices not cutting back—at least for now

Despite authorization from Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb to close court offices to the public on Fridays effective May 6, the offices in Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties will remain open for now, said Circuit Judge Gaines McCorquodale, presiding judge for the First Judicial Circuit. Cobb had authorized the closings in an effort to combat a manpower shortage in the […]


Mabel M. Bumpers, 96, of Jackson died April 22, 2011. She was born Sept. 28, 1914. She was a native of Coffeeville. She was a member of Coffeeville Baptist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star and was senior volunteer at the Coffeeville Nutrition Center. She was the owner of the Coffeeville Dry Cleaners. Survivors include one son, […]


Bonnie Rhee Bumpers Griffin Heim died April 22, 2011 in Hurley MS. She was a native of Jackson and was a longtime resident of Mobile. Survivors include her husband, George T. Heim, Mobile; one son, Thomas Quinton (Dianne) Griffin, Semmes; one sister, Myrtle Delong; granddaughters, Shawnda Waite, Heather (William) Rainwater, Amber (Brad) Latham all of Semmes; great-grandchildren, Tyler Rainwater, Zackery […]