2013-05-15 E-Edition

Grove Hill’s ALDOT division office to merge with division in Mobile

But no loss of personnel expected for Grove Hill office, says ALDOT official

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) is planning to merge the Eighth Division, headquartered in Grove Hill, with the Ninth Division office in Mobile. However, no reduction in staff is expected with the move, said ALDOT spokesman Tony Harris. Current Eighth Division engineer Steve Graben will fill a vacancy at the Sixth Division in Montgomery. ALDOT will begin a twoyear […]

Clarke’s solid waste program has 70% participation rate

‘Pretty successful,’ says Kendall Bush

Kendall Bush, environmental officer with the Clarke County Health Department, addressed the County Commission Monday regarding the progress of solid waste collection and enforcement. “Our program is pretty successful,” he said. “It’s the longest running program in the state that I’m aware of. Without support of the sheriff, the district attorney, the circuit clerk and our judge, it wouldn’t work.” […]

Young Grove Hill man loved the outdoors

Justin Johnson loved the outdoors. He loved to hunt—hog hunting was a big passion. He was outdoors Sunday when his young, 19- year-old life came to a tragic end. A Polaris Ranger ATV he was driving overturned on him. Two friends, Ed Bennett and Dax Dozier, sophomores at Clarke County High School, were passengers and survived the accident. The accident […]

Celebrating hospital week in Grove Hill

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirement Association will meet Thursday, May 16 at 11:45 a.m. at David’s Catfish Restaurant in Thomasville. The program will be presented by Clarke Educators’ Federal Credit Union. This will be the last meeting for the 2012-2013 year. The next meeting of the CCERA will be Sept. 19. All members, potential members and associate members are asked […]


Minister Eunice Thomas- Rouse, affectionately known to many as “Salfie” was born to the parentage of Hannah Louise Lynum Thomas and the late Pat Thomas Sr. on Feb. 15, 1959 in Whatley. She was a life-long member of Morning Star Baptist Church of Whatley. Minister Rouse accepted her call into the ministry of Jesus Christ and preached her initial sermon […]


Jimmie White was born May 26, 1946 to the parentage of the late Shelly White and the late Odessa Bryant White in Searight. He accepted Christ at an early age and united with Jordan Grove Baptist Church of Searight. While in school, he moved to Washington, DC and attended McKinley High School. He also attended the Washington High School ROTC […]


Justin Dwight Johnson, 19, of Grove Hill died May 12, 2013. He was born March 8, 1994. He was a 2012 graduate of Clarke Preparatory School. He was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. He was a salesman with G&D Outdoors. Survivors include his parents, Jimmie Dwight and Jennifer Barnes Johnson, Grove Hill; grandparents, Jimmy and Phyllis Barnes, Dicky and […]


Marie Megginson Carlson, 93, of Fairhope died May 9, 2013 at her residence. She was born Aug. 10, 1919 in Thomasville. She was a former accountant at MacMillan Bloedel Inc. Survivors include her husband, Carl W. Carlson Jr., Fairhope; one son, George C. Carlson, Fairhope; one brother, Harold Megginson, Thomasville; one sister, Betty Megginson Lenoir, Thomasville; four grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren. […]