2013-08-22 E-Edition


firemen arrived. The lightning threw dirt and mud against a big window and under the eaves of the house. Maxine McMillan said it scared her pretty badly and she got in her car and drove to nearby Town Hall for help. Circuit Clerk Summer Scruggs is McMillan’s granddaughter and said she visits every day at lunch and sits in a […]

New state gun law confusing; hard to enforce

The new state gun law went into effect Aug. 1. Many elected officials and law enforcement officers are still unclear about the new rules. Perhaps the biggest change in the law is that now a person can “open carry”—that is wear a gun in a visible holster on his or her body—without a permit. Gun permits are now essentially for […]

Cell phone fees for E-911 going from 70¢ to $1.60

The Clarke County E-911 Board approved a resolution/ notice Aug. 12 concerning an increase in the flat, statewide fee on all devices, which can access 911. Cell phone fees will increase. A 13-member statewide board worked with Auburn University in Montgomery to produce estimates of the revenue needed statewide, the total devices that can access 911 in Alabama, and a […]

Another wreck at Cobb & 43

Want to serve on utilities board? Now members can get a paycheck

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night a resolution providing salaries for the chairman and members of the utilities board, effective Oct. 1. The members were formally volunteers with no pay. The chairman will receive $600 per meeting-attended each month, and board members will receive $400 per meeting each month. The chairman and board members will only be paid […]

Citizen of Year nominees sought

The Grove Hill Civitan Club is accepting nominations for Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year. Nominations should include a resume and must be accompanied by a letter explaining in detail the nominee’s activities and how these activities make a difference in the community. The person or group submitting the nominations must identify themselves in the letter. The nominee must have […]

Clarke BOE meeting Thursday

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet Thursday, Aug. 22 at 4 p.m. at the central office in Grove Hill. Agenda items include a report from Supt. Larry Bagley, the first budget hearing for the coming fiscal year, a contract for a promotion coach as provided for in a grant through the state, personnel items, the payment of bills […]


Linda Faye Sullivan Hyde Atchison, 66, of Wagarville died Aug. 11, 2013. She was born April 23, 1947. She had worked as a home health care professional. Survivors include three sons, Billy Wayne Hyde, Bobby Shane Hyde and Chad Everett Hyde; one daughter, Lissa Sebert; two brothers, Riley C. Sullivan, Elton L. (Etta) Sullivan. She was preceded in death by […]


Laura Croom Rivers Finlay, 80, a resident of Gainestown, Clarke County, died Aug. 13, 2013. She was born April 19, 1933 at Montgomery, the daughter of Dr. Thurston Donnell Rivers and Laura Croom Hill Rivers She attended Hollins College, Hollins, Virginia for two years and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Mississippi. Survivors include her husband […]