2014-03-13 E-Edition

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Voters must have photo ID for June races

Registrars will offer voter photo card to those who need one

Voter registrars in the Clarke County office are in the process of training to make photo ID cards that will be available to voters who request them. A new law passed in 2011 requires all voters to have some kind of photo identification when they go to vote in the June 3 primaries. Most voters likely have a photo ID. […]

Fire victim home; Was it accidental or deliberately set?

Clarke County lawmen believe the severe burning of a Leroy teenager Feb. 28 was an accident but have filed a complaint against the likely assailant. Cordell Ferrell, 16, came home from the hospital Monday. He was with a group of friends at an outdoor gathering in the Winn area when the fire occurred. The group had a bonfire going and […]

‘A Yellow Watermelon’ comes home

Local bank employee arrested

An employee of First United Security Bank was arrested Monday and charged with the theft or embezzlement of bank funds. Jennifer Nelson Robertson, 39, who works at the bank’s Courthouse Square office in Grove Hill, was charged with theft of property, first degree, a Class B felony. The thefts were said to be at different times over an extended period […]

Woman killed in car-train collision at Walker Springs crossing Monday

Betty JoAnn Hannon Arient, 61, of the Walker Springs community, was killed Monday night when her 2005 Buick was hit by a train at the railroad crossing in Walker Springs. The accident occurred at approximately 10:05 p.m., according to Robyn Litchfield of the Alabama Department of Public Safety. The call came into the Clarke County E-911 dispatch center at 10:15 […]

County helps fund Cobb St. light

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to provide $10,000 toward the installation of the traffic light at the intersection of Highway 43 and Cobb St. in Grove Hill. The overall cost of the light is $125,000. The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will provide half the cost. The Town of Grove Hill committed to pay the other half, however, the […]

Arbor Day tree planting


Mary Lee Bush, age 68, crossed over into eternity at her Columbus, Miss. residence, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Born on Dec. 3, 1945, the Jackson native was the daughter of the late Robert and Angeline Witherspoon Jenkins. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church No. 2 in Jackson before relocating to Columbus, where she affiliated with the […]


Carlos Cox, a native of Toddtown, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at his Malcolm residence surrounded by his family. Services are incomplete at this time. Contact Jackson Memorial Funeral Home at (251) 246-3168, (251) 246- 7103 or visit web @ www.jacksonmemorialfh.com.