County works to get out of water system business

Systems would merge with others

The Clarke County Commission will likely vote at its next meeting, Nov. 12, to stop operating water systems. County attorney Bruce Wilson spoke on the issue at Monday’s administrative meeting. The county owns and operates the following systems: Asbury (50 customers), Chilton (62 customers), Clarkesville (196 customers), Winn (103), Old Lock One (three customers), Silver Creek (14 customers) and Ebenezer […]

‘A long life, little girl’

Bond issue for new Gillmore Elem. gets early approval

The Clarke County Board of Education approved Oct. 17 an introductory resolution to finance the construction of a new Gillmore Elementary School building in Jackson. The construction project is estimated to cost $7.1 million. Bob Young of Frazier Lanier gave details of the new bond issue to the school board. The resolution allows Frazier Lanier to go into the market […]

Way on up there!

Arts Council formally separates from town government

The Grove Hill Town Council formally approved Monday night the independent status for the local Arts Council. The Arts Council was originally established as a department in the municipal government. With the blessing and financial assistance of the town, the arts council has now formed as a separate, non-profit corporation, Grove Hill Arts Council Inc., and is in the process […]

T’ville hospital deal still not done

The closed Thomasville hospital, Southwest Alabama Medical Center, remains unsold despite owner Anne Thompson’s assurances that she has a buyer. Several closing deadlines have passed, the latest being Oct. 1 with no sale being completed. The hospital is in bankruptcy and any sale will have to be approved by a bankruptcy court. The city of Thomasville applied for and received […]

Pioneer Day this Saturday

The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host its 14th Annual Pioneer Day and Antique Tractor Show Saturday, October 26, 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. More than 25 demonstrations are scheduled simultaneously throughout the day including blacksmithing and forging, hand-made bows and arrows, candle making, straw brooms, flint knapping, basket weaving, butter churning, wool spinning, knitting, Indian pottery, […]

Development Foundation meet in C’ville

The Clarke County Development Foundation will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 24 in the old Coffeeville High School from 6 until 9 p.m. A “Low Country Boil” will be the dinner menu. Tickets are $30 singles and $50 for couples. Call 251-246- 3000 for tickets or more information.


Eva Mae Harris Elliott, 84, of Center Point died Oct. 5, 2013 at Saint Vincent’s East Hospital in Birmingham after complications from a heart attack. She was a native of Coffeeville and a former longtime resident of Birmingham. Survivors include her children, Artie Childs and Barbara Childs; two sisters, Irene Reeves and Mildred Bradley; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, […]


Carl Wilhelm Carlson Jr., 96, of Fairhope died Oct. 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born Oct. 30, 1916 in Fulton. He was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. He was a United States Army veteran. He was a retired diesel mechanic with McMillan Bloedel Corp. He was a long time resident of Thomasville. Survivors include his son, […]