2013-04-17 E-Edition

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GH readies for 5K run with Boston in prayers

As Grove Hill runners prepare for the town’s annual “Run the Hill” 5K race Saturday. April 27, their thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the prestigious 26.2-mile marathon, including an eight-year-old who ran out into the street to greet […]

Clean up litter this Saturday!

Litter cleanups are slated in Grove Hill and other parts of the county Saturday. Anyone wanting to participate in the Grove Hill effort should come to the Chamber of Commerce office and get free trash bags and gloves. The day starts at 8:30. Water and refreshments will be provided to participants. All volunteers who pick up trash are asked to […]

Circuit clerk election contest hearing set for Tuesday

Summer Scruggs has been on the job as Clarke County’s circuit clerk since early January. She was elected in a tight race in November. But she’s held office under a cloud, a cloud that could be cleared this coming Tuesday or one that could turn into a rain storm. Her eligibility to hold office was challenged by Marcus Stallworth, the […]

Lawmen think rash of thefts part of larger operation

The investigation into the theft of pickups, trailers, riding lawn mowers and other big items continues and as it does the size of the theft ring appears to be growing too. The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department, Grove Hill and Thomasville police departments initially investigated the theft of vehicles, trailers and items from Lewis Environmental Services in Thomasville and Grove Hill […]

Regional airport by 2020?

A consultant with the Clarke County Airport Authority said Tuesday that the proposed $24 million Southwest Alabama Regional Airport could be built by 2020. “I would really like to beat that (date),” said Ryan Reed, project manager with GarverUSA of Huntsville. Only two members of the authority, Chip Harrigan and Rick Harvey, attended the April 9 meeting, and there was […]

Future of Jax VFW Post topic for meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post Post 5355 Jackson will have a special called meeting Thursday, April 25 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Post in Jackson. All Post members are urged to attend this important meeting to remove the post from trusteeship back to normal operations.


Jared David Strong, 25, of Tuscaloosa died April 12, 2013. He was born May 28, 1987 in Mobile to his parents, Earl Strong and Karen Pierson Clanton. He attended Jackson High School and graduated in 2005. He attended community college in Auburn and most recently attended Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa. He was a member of the First Baptist […]


Matthew Hunter Callahan, 17, of Sweet Water died April 9, 2013 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. He was born June 13, 1995 in Tuscaloosa. He was a member of the Sweet Water Baptist Church. He was a student at Shelton State Community College. Survivors include his parents, Bobby and Lisa Hammond Callahan, Sweet Water; one sister, Ashley Callahan, […]