2012-10-04 E-Edition

Praying at the Pole

GH voters to elect new mayor Tuesday

Grove Hill voters will elect a new mayor this coming Tuesday, Oct. 9.Voters will decide between Levon Hicks, a current council member and mayor pro tem, and Gina Skipper, a Wilson Hall Middle School teacher. Both individuals are active in the community. In the Aug. 28 balloting Skipper received 202 votes, or 48 percent, to Hicks’ 187 votes, or 44 […]

Grove Hill council approves $2 million budget for fiscal ’13

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night the fiscal year 2013 budget. Expected revenue for the General Fund totals $2,009,939.00, and expenses total $1,981,058.00. Town employees will receive a 50 cent-per-hour raise (with the exception of the fire department and judge/prosecutor). Their pay increase is calculated at three percent. There will be wage adjustments for one public works employee […]

Circus performers to join spooks at T’ville’s annual Ghost Walk Oct. 20

The annual Ghost Walk festival will be presented from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 20 in downtown Thomasville. A special feature of this year’s event will be a free performance by the Infinity Circus from Atlanta, Ga. Aerialists and acrobats will fill the streets of downtown Thomasville. There will also be contortionists, stilt walkers, fire twirlers among the circus […]

Democrat and GOP congressional reps hold joint meeting

“Our county has a lot of challenges,” said Jo Bonner, Republican congressman for Alabama’s First District. “Everyone here knows that, and we (in the Congress) don’t have all the answers….The answers aren’t all in Washington, D.C. They are in communities like Jackson, Grove Hill, McIntosh and Chatom.” “The biggest thing I have learned in my first term is the importance […]


Kathryn Davis, 84, of Jackson died Sept. 29, 2012 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Aug. 8, 1928. She was a school teacher with Jackson High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Survivors include one son, Steve Cameron Davis, Wetumpka; one daughter, Susan Davis Kloda, Birmingham; three grandchildren, Richard Cameron Davis, Joel David […]


Joseph Benjamin Knapp, 87, of Tibbie died Sept. 27, 2012. He was born Aug. 13, 1925. He was a member of Tibbie Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II. He was retired as a machinist for Olin Chemical. Survivors include his wife, Lula Mae Knapp, Tibbie; two daughters, Carolyn (Rusty) King, […]


Marvin Edward Taylor, 66, of Calvert died Sept. 29, 2012. He was born July 5, 1947. He was a United States Army Veteran during Vietnam. He was a member of the Chalker Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a retired superintendent with Brown & Root Construction. Survivors include his wife, Marie “Ree Ree” Taylor, Malcolm; one son, James E. (Kim) […]


Gracie Mae Tucker, 91, of Grove Hill died Sept. 30, 2012 at Eight Mile Nursing Home. She was born May 14, 1921. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Donald (Judith) Tucker, Grove Hill, Willie Lee “Billy” (Mary) Tucker, Mobile; two brothers, Thomas Earl Knight, Dixons Mills, Robert A. Knight, Thomasville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. A graveside […]