2012-09-27 E-Edition

$40,000 for animal shelter

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to include $40,000 of restricted capital funds for the establishment of a county animal services shelter on Highway 84 in Grove Hill. The county Animal Services Task Force recommended creating the shelter to deal with stray, dangerous and abandoned dogs. All the municipalities in the county have committed funds to renovate the old county […]

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Clarke County Commission approves $12.1 million budget

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to pass the $12,183,283.00 fiscal year 2013 budget. The balanced budget will feature a $6,859,203.00 General Fund, which includes $1,187,449.00 for debt service; $305,684.00 to subsidize other funds; $2,291,499.00 for law enforcement; $142,493.00 for appropriations; and $2,932,078.00 as the remaining balance. Besides the general fund, the FY 2013 budget is made up of money […]

Development Foundation meet to honor county’s 200th birthday

The Clarke County Development Foundation (CCDF) will be recognizing Clarke County’s 200th anniversary by “Celebrating 200 years of Community in Clarke County” at the annual meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Thomasville Civic Center. The program will focus on the spirit of community in Clarke County, past and present. Written memories and items depicting the personality […]

Annual Pioneer Day scheduled Oct. 29 at Clarke Museum

The annual Pioneer Days festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27 on the grounds of the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill. The event is sponsored by the Clarke County Historical Society. The goals of the festival include; educate the public on how the early settlers of the area lived on a daily basis […]

Truck fire on Hwy. 43

Area Events

Bonner, Sewell to hold joint town meeting Congressman Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, will hold a joint Congressional Town Meeting with Congresswoman Terri Sewell, DBirmingham, on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. at City Hall in Jackson. Clarke County is represented by both Congressman Bonner and Congresswoman Sewell. History group to meet on Tombigbee The Clarke County Historical Society will […]


Alice Lorena Armistead, 84, of Grove Hill died Sept. 20, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Sept. 20, 1928. She was a member of Union Baptist Church. She was self-employed. Survivors include two sons, Vic Dungan, Vineland, Donnie Dungan, Mobile; six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney A. “Rip” […]


Pauline Bedwell, 74, of Gulf Shores died Sept. 19, 2012 in Gulf Shores. She was born April 4, 1938. She was a native and resident of Coffeeville until her recent move to Gulf Shores. She was a member of the Jones Chapel Church of Christ. She was a retired Inspector with Vanity Fair. Survivors include one daughter, Ganelle Campbell, Gulf […]