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Over $1.1 million allocated for storm victims in region

Although the bulk of April’s tornado damage was in central and north Alabama, there was damage in southwest Alabama too where a mother and two sons died in Washington County and an elderly man was killed in Marengo County. A neighborhood near Gainestown was hit hard by an April 15 tornado destroying some mobile home residences. Fortunately, there were no […]

Grove Hill Council votes to buy property

The Grove Hill Town Council adopted an ordinance Monday to buy property adjacent to Town Hall on Church Street for $225,000. The property, known as the Louis Stringer home and property, belongs to Pat Williams. It includes a vacant lot next to the TDS telephone office and extends eastward the length of the adjacent town property to Crawford Street. “I […]

James Walker kept the courthouse straight in more ways than one

Elected officials have come and gone over the years at the Clarke County Courthouse. James Walker witnessed the comings and goings as well as many other county activities over nearly 40 years from a unique vantage point. Walker was courthouse custodian and superintendent of buildings from 1971 until 2010. He died Friday. He suffered from cancer and had been in […]

State Democratic chairman vows to fight GOP for control of county courthouses

It was a mixture of political rally and tent revival as Clarke County Democrats convened last week and vowed to regroup and reenergize to reclaim state offices lost to Republicans and to fight off Republican challenges to Democratic officeholders in the county. The new state Democratic Party chairman, retired Judge Mark Kennedy, was on hand and said he was impressed […]


Clarke County Emergency Management Agency and Volunteer Clarke County are teaming up with the American Red Cross to hold a blood drive Thursday, May 19 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church located at 104 DuBose Avenue in Grove Hill. To donate contact the American Red Cross to schedule an appointment at 1-800-REDCROSS or […]


Rosha Chilon Powell, 19, died May 4, 2011. She was born Feb. 12, 1992 in Jackson to Nellie Powell and the late Shawn Norwood. She was a member of the Leroy High School graduating Class of 2011. She leaves to cherish her memory, her mother, Nellie Powell of Jackson; two brothers, Laurence Powell of Jackson and Tyrell Mitchell of St. […]


Rubye Nell Davis Robinson, 61, died May 11, 2011 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born in Leroy July 6, 1949. She was a member of the St. Union Missionary Baptist Church where she served in many capacities. Survivors include her devoted husband of 41 years, Charles Edward Robinson; loving and devoted mother, Nellrie Davis; three loving children, Rodney ( […]


James Howard Walker, 68, of Grove Hill, died May 13, 2011. He was a member of the Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Grove Hill. He was the building superintendent for the Clarke County Courthouse for more than 40 years before retiring in 2010. Survivors include three sons, Victor (Rose) Morrissette, Gosport, Bruce Malone, Thomasville, Martin (Shelia) Walker, Marrietta, Ga.; […]


Glover James Morgan, 91, of Coffeeville died May 13, 2011 in a Mobile hospital. He was born Sept. 28, 1919. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church north of Coffeeville. He was a member of the Coffeeville Masonic Lodge. He served honorably in World War II as a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy. He was a […]