2014-05-01 E-Edition

Likely tornado hits Simmons Creek Rd.

A heightened chance of tornadoes Tuesday afternoon and evening prompted area schools, county and local governments and a bank to close early. A heavy storm system blew through the area Monday night and after midnight Tuesday, bringing a lot of rain and lightning and some hail. A likely tornado touched down on Simmons Creek Road south of Grove Hill Monday, […]

Fire at old fast food restaurant

Jackson High’s Thomas wins DYW title

Jackson High School’s Brianna Thomas was named Clarke County’s 2015 Distinguished Young Woman this past Saturday night at Thomasville’s Civic Center. She is the first black to earn the title in the history of DYW and its predecessor, the Junior Miss program, in Clarke County. Thomas won a $2,500 book and tuition scholarship as well as a Presidential Scholarship to […]

CCHS teen is fatality in wreck

A junior at Clarke County High School was killed early Sunday morning in a onevehicle accident in Grove Hill. Cody Allen Hanson, 16, of Grove Hill, was the driver in the accident. At approximately 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, he apparently lost control of a 2003 Ford Explorer on County Road 22 (Asbury Road), left the road and struck a tree, […]

Church member giving another a big gift – a kidney

We sometimes hear stories of unselfishness and love for our fellowman. Here’s a story that’s close to home, right here in our own community. Calvin Wood of the Chilton community has had a kidney aliment for years. He’s on home dialysis and his condition got so bad he had to quit his job at the ThyssenKrupp steel plant in Calvert […]

Old Timers eat well


Local prayer session Thurs. The National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 1. Locally, there will be a gathering of citizens at Grove Hill Town Hall to join with others in praying for the nation and community. Prayer will begin at noon at Grove Hill Town Hall. This year’s 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer’s theme is “One […]


Shelly Jean Todd, age 66, a native of Coffeeville, was born Oct. 20, 1947 to the parentage of Mrs. Helen Rose Todd and the late Mr. William Earl Todd. She departed this life at her home in Pittsburgh, Penn. on April 21, 2014. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts Degree from Penn State University, her Juris Doctor Degree from the […]


Services in loving memory of Ms. Hardenia “Ardenia” T. Jackson, age 68 of Gainestown, will be held Sat. March 3, viewing from 1:30 until the 2:30pm service at Gainestown AOH Church, Gainestown; Overseer Heary Rodgers, pastor and eulogist. Burial in Blackford Cemetery, Jackson. A complete obituary will appear in next week’s paper. Services with sympathetic care and legendary professionalism entrusted […]